East 6th, North Lamar
Both iterations of Revelry -- the original east side version and the newer North Lamar spot -- have a deep love for dogs. In fact, these places are so dog-friendly they even maintain a completely separate Instagram called Pups of Revelry (which you should totally follow). They participated in the Dog Restaurant Week, but apart from some house-made treats Revelry caters mostly to humans with elevated pub grub like smoked salmon carpaccio, honey-sriracha glazed crispy wings, and burgers with an akaushi beef patty. There are also lunch combos every day that are total steals.
Take Rover on a rove all over the South Congress Hotel complex. Duck into Mañana for a coffee or juice, and enjoy it out on the patio or inside the comfortably air conditioned lounge. Stay for lunch or brunch at Café No Sé, where there are treats and water bowls on the patio for your pup (and you can also get 25% off bottles of rosé from sun-up to sundown). If none of that sounds like a plan, opt for a simple happy hour at the Lobby Bar where you can enjoy half-off everything (including wine, beer, cocktails, and snacks) from 5-7pm on weekdays.
El Mercado South has an abundance of attractions… the backstage has live music almost daily, the $4.50 margaritas make for a great boozy happy hour, and the food menu is some serious OG Austin tex-mex. It’s a total bonus, then, that El Mercado South also has two dog-friendly patios and a playscape -- there’s even a “Yappy Hour” with free treats for dogs, and an extra menu (available by request) from which you can order for your hungry hound. Every El Mercado has a different set of specials and parameters, so make sure to call before you go.