Food & Drink

The 8 Best Dog-Friendly Bars and Restaurants in Milwaukee

Published On 08/18/2015 Published On 08/18/2015
LACEY MUSZYNSKI/THRILLIST
Lacey Muszynski/Thrillist
Lacey Muszynski/Thrillist
 
Lacey Muszynski/Thrillist
Lacey Muszynski/Thrillist
Lacey Muszynski/Thrillist
Lacey Muszynski/Thrillist
Lacey Muszynski/Thrillist
Courtesy of the Iron Horse Hotel
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1. Club Charlies 320 E Menomonee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (Third Ward)

This little bar and restaurant often flies under the radar, but it's got a loyal following. In addition to its tasty mix with lots of horseradish, it infuses its vodka with veggies and spices for extra oomph. Garnishes are simple to let the drink shine, and include a piece of beef stick, pepper jack cheese, a pickle, and blue cheese-stuffed olives.

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2. The Backyard 2155 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207 (Bay View)

This bar is in on the whole "B.Y.O" thing, except for them its "B.Y.O-meat," and they provide the grill. Their menu include fine dining specialties like mozzarella sticks, beef jerky, and snickers, so maybe consider the B.Y.O option. Other than that, this is literally a huge yard covered in games, screens for movies, chairs, and umbrellas -- and everyone is welcome.

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3. Camp Bar 4044 N Oakland Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211 (Shorewood)

There’s no reason to drive seven hours when a real life Northwoods tavern just happens to be on the near North side of Milwaukee. Camp's appropriate hunting lodge setup includes an abundance of woodwork, a fair amount of taxidermy, and the occasional light fixture made out of antlers. The Old Fashioned is the drink of choice here and during the football season it’s hard to find a better place in town to watch the Packers. Ya der hey.

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4. Colectivo Lakefront 1701 N Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202

The undisputed reigning champ of the Milwaukee craft coffee scene, this been around the block since the 90s' (and every cafe wanted to be Central Perk from Friends) kind of spot has outposts all over the city, but their Lakefront locale is the crown jewel. On sunny days, it's the perfect place to cozy up in one of the colorful patio seats and enjoy blended espresso drinks, smoothies, and light cafe fare. Bonus: it's dog-friendly.

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5. Art*Bar 722 E Burleigh St, Milwaukee, WI 53212 (Riverwest)

This eclectic, kitschy spot supports local artists, has plenty of beer choices to choose from, and is known for its dog-friendliness.

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6. Cafe Hollander 7677 W State St, Wauwatosa, WI 53213 (Wauwatosa)

This Tosa Village spot has an idyllic patio on a bridge over the Menomonee River, great beer, and is dog friendly!

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7. The Roman Coin 1004 E Brady St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

This casual local joint has Miller High Life specials and is super-dog friendly.

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8. The Yard 500 W Florida St, Milwaukee, WI 53204 (Milwaukee)

Located at the Iron Horse Hotel, this outdoor spot is decked out with comfy couches, fire pits and a fancy cocktail menu. Look out for live bands playing eclectic mixes in nice weather.