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Dog Friendly Glasgow

King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, GlasgowA noticeboard inside King Tut's Wah Wah Hut with some polaroid pictures of previous dog visitors.

With Glasgow’s many green spaces and dog-friendly venues, the city is a great place to visit with your four-legged friend. Here are just some of the places to check out.

Dog Friendly Cafes in Glasgow

Mollie's Kitchen

New to Giffnock is Mollie's Kitchen, a dog-friendly cafe serving breakfast, brunch and lunch. Oh, and not to mention the doggy-friendly puppucinos! Take a look at the menu on Mollie's Kitchen Instagram page

Mayze Coffee and Food

Based in the ever-trendy Finnieston, Mayze Coffee and Food offers speciality coffee, alongside a fully vegetarian menu and vegan bakery. So it's no surprise that this animal cruelty-free cafe is super dog friendly too. Visit the Mayze website to find out more. 

Singl-end Cafe and Bakehouse

Baked treats, homemade bread and brunch dishes are specialities of Singl-end Cafe and Bakehouse. You and your pooch can choose from two city centre venues - both are equally delicious. Visit the Singl-end website to take a look at the menus.

Cafe Strange Brew

Get your camera at the ready for amazingly Instagrammable plates at Cafe Strange Brew. Situated in the southside, this dog-friendly cafe serves tasty food seven days a week. It's very popular, especially on weekends, so get there early to beat the queues! Check out Cafe Strange Brew on Facebook.

Dog Friendly Bars and Restaurants in Glasgow

Saint Luke's

The Winged Ox Bar & Kitchen at Saint Luke’s was named ‘Dog Friendly Pub of the Year’ at the Scottish Bar & Pub Awards in 2017. If you’re lucky enough, your pooch could be featured on the Saint Luke's website as the coveted 'dog of the week.'

Van Winkle

Van Winkle is a Bourbon BBQ Grill with a venue in the east end and west end to choose from. They are very accommodating for dogs with a special nutritious menu developed by BBC Scotland’s resident vet. Find out more on the Van Winkle website

Brel

This gem on Ashton Lane has one of the best beer gardens in Glasgow, making Brel a brilliant dog-friendly option if you're looking for outdoor space. And come evening, the twinkly fairy lights and a heated patio area will be sure to keep you cosy. Visit the Brel website to book.

Ubiquitous Chip

One of the city’s most famous establishments, the Ubiquitous Chip, is also dog-friendly. Your dog will probably feel most comfortable in The Brasserie area where they can enjoy a bowl of water whilst you can enjoy some tasty grub - check out the menu

 

BrewDog

Glasgow has not only one but two dog-friendly BrewDog bars to choose from. The first BrewDog is situated directly across from Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, making it a perfect pit stop after a walk in Kelvingrove Park. And the other is in Merchant City, aptly named the DogHouse. Check out the BrewDog Glasgow Instagram page. 

The Finnieston

The Finnieston is a gastropub that serves some of the finest Scottish seafood and has an amazing gin selection too! Head to thefinniestonbar.com to check out the menu. The venue’s sister restaurant, Porter & Rye, is also dog-friendly.

The outdoor seating area on a sunny day at Barras Art and Design.The outdoor seating area on a sunny day at Barras Art and Design. © Barras Art and Design.

Barras Art and Design (BAaD)

A dog-friendly bar and restaurant in the east end with spacious indoor and outdoor seating areas to choose from, Barras Art and Design serves up a selection of pizzas and small plates, alongside an extensive drinks menu. Visit baadglasgow.com for more info.  

The Bungo Bar & Kitchen

In the heart of trendy Strathbungo, The Bungo is famous for its tasty food and laid-back atmosphere. Pop down for brunch, lunch or dinner with your four-legged friend. Head to bungo.co.uk to book a table. 

Shopping with Your Dog in Glasgow

It’s always good to get a second opinion when you are out shopping and if your human companions aren’t available then why not take your furry sidekick along with you? The Apple Store, Lush, Tiso, IOLLA and the Good Spirits Co all welcome four-legged friends.

And if you’re looking for an extra special gift for your pooch, local illustrator Claire Barclay Draws creates hand-drawn custom pet portraits.

Doggy Days Out

Parks and Gardens

With over 90 parks and gardens to explore, Glasgow’s green spaces make great places to explore with your dog. Here are just some of our favourites.

Kelvingrove Park in the west end offers riverside walks and panoramic city views with plenty of eateries. With its wide-open spaces, Glasgow Green is great for a long walk and ball games. Be sure to make a pit stop at West Brewery or Drygate Brewery – both are dog-friendly and have tasty craft beers to try. Bellahouston Park offers huge open spaces and wooded walks.

Street Food

Glasgow’s indoor street food markets make for a great casual dining experience. The Big Feed, Dockyard Social and Platform are all dog-friendly. 

The Craft Pottery

An independent pottery and craft studio, The Craft Pottery offers fun for all ages and dogs can join in too. Simply choose your piece of pottery and get creative with the decoration. A portrait of your furry friend on your new favourite mug perhaps? We’ll leave that up to you! Visit the Craft Pottery website for more info. 

Loch Lomond

Hop in the car and you could be at the shores of Loch Lomond within 40 minutes from Glasgow city centre. Loch Lomond Leisure also allows owners to take their dogs on speedboat tours and to take part in paddle sport activities including kayaking and stand up paddle boarding – visit their website to find out more.

 

 

 Pet Friendly Hotels in Glasgow

A bedroom at The Moxy Hotel, Merchant City in GlasgowA bedroom at The Moxy Hotel, Merchant City in Glasgow. © Moxy Hotel.

If you're a visitor to the city and are looking for lodgings with your four-legged friend, these hotels are pet friendly too, just make sure to let them know in advance! A full list of pet friendly hotels in Glasgow can be found on TripAdvisor

Moxy Hotel

With a complimentary cocktail on arrival and a football table in the lobby, the Moxy Hotel offers a fun overnight option. Within walking distance of three neighbourhoods (the city centre, Merchant City and east end) - the Moxy Hotel makes a great base to explore the city from too. Check out the Moxy Hotel website. 

Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens

If you’re both looking for something a little more luxurious with perks like Egyptian linen and roll-top baths, try Hotel du Vin in the West. This beautiful Victorian terrace hotel is only a 10 minute walk from Glasgow Botanic Gardens, making it perfect for a morning stroll after a leisurely breakfast. Visit hotelduvin.com for more info. 

 

For a list of more dog-friendly venues in Glasgow, visit dugswelcome.com or explore our Glasgow Now section for more ideas of things to do in the city.

 

Article last updated: July 2021