A day out with the dog doesn’t need to be limited to the countryside. With many of Glasgow’s beautiful green spaces just a bone’s throw from the city, you and your pooch can enjoy a run around in the park then head to one of the city’s dog friendly venues for a refreshing drink and some tasty treats. Here are just some of the pawsible places to check out:
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Butterfly & The Pig, 153 Bath St, G2 4SQ
The Butterfly and Pig’s shabby chic interior with its mismatched furniture and vintage wallpaper is a relaxed, welcoming place for you and your four-legged friend.
Saint Lukes, 17 Bain St, Glasgow G40 2JZ
The Winged Ox bar & kitchen at Saint Luke’s serves an eclectic range of food for the soul. If you’re lucky enough, your pooch could win the coveted title of ‘Dug of the Week’.
Brutti Ma Buoni, 106-108 Brunswick St, G1 1TF
The Brunswick Hotel’s bar has a relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious food. You can even enjoy al fresco beers in the sunshine. The hotel also welcomes dogs if you arrange in advance.
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The Finnieston, 1125 Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8ND
The Finnieston is a gastro-fish pub serving some of the finest Scottish seafood (they also have an amazing gin selection too!). The venue’s sister restaurant, Porter & Rye, is also dog friendly.
Ubiquitous Chip, 12 Ashton Lane, G12 8SJ
One of the city’s most famous establishments is also dog friendly – who knew?! Your dog will probably feel most comfortable in The Brasserie area where they can enjoy a bowl of water and you can enjoy some tasty grub.
SoHo on Miller St, 84 Miller St, Glasgow G1 1DT
Enjoy a pizza with all the family, including your dog, at SoHo on Miller Street or sister restaurant Little SoHo Jordanhill. Your dog will be provided with a complimentary bowl of water and if they are feeling hungry can order from the special dog menu too!
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Inn Deep, 445 Great Western Road, Kelvinbridge, G12 8HH
You'll always receive a warm welcome at Inn Deep with plenty to keep them occupied! Free biscuits, fresh water, and dog-loving staff are on hand to keep the hounds happy while you relax with a beer.
The Belle, 617 Great Western Rd, G12 8HX
This West End pub is a popular doggy hang out. Relax with a pint by the cosy fire, or if the weather allows, in the mini beer garden.
Singl-end Cafe and Bakehouse, 265 Renfrew St, G3 6TT
Baked treats, cakes and homemade breads are a speciality of Singl-end and dogs are welcome too. So if you're looking to bring your dog along for breakfast, lunch or coffee and a cake it's the place for you.
Mayze Coffee & Food, 974 Argyle Street, G3 8LU
Based in the ever trendy Finnieston, Mayze offers speciality coffee, alongside a fully vegetarian menu, with all dishes adaptable to being vegan. So it's no surprise that this animal cruelty-free cafe is super dog friendly.
BrewDog, 1397-1403 Argyle St, G3 8AN
Situated directly across from Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, BrewDog is a perfect pit stop after a walk in Kelvingrove Park, especially on a Wednesday between 5 - 10pm (Yappy Hour) where your pooch can have a complimentary dog beer. Don't worry, it's only natural beef stock. BrewDog's most recent addition to the city is DogHouse Merchant City, which is also dog friendly, majoring in good old-time barbecue food and smoked meat as well as their signature craft beer, this is a tasty treat for both you and your dog.
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The Rum Shack, 657-659 Pollokshaws Rd, G41 2AB
In the Southside with man's best friend? Visit The Rum Shack for tasty Caribbean grub and, you guessed it - rum!
The Bungo Bar & Kitchen, 17-21 Nithsdale Rd, G41 2AL
In the heart of trendy Strathbungo, The Bungo - as it's locally known - is famous for it's tasty food and laid-back atmosphere. Pop down for brunch, lunch or dinner with your four-legged friend.
The Crafty Pig, 508 Great Western Rd, G12 8EL
With a menu full of comfort food - burgers, nachos and um, hot dogs - you're sure to not only find something that'll tickle your fancy at The Crafty Pig, but to have a mooching pooch at your feet too!
And that's not all! Other great recommendations we've had from locals include The 13th Note, The Duchess of Duke Street, Lebowskis, St Louis Café Bar, Dandelion Café, Stravaigin, Munro’s, Six Degrees North, Kelvingrove Café, Hyde Bar & Dining, Brel, The Rio Cafe, Firebird and The Ivory Hotel.
Just 5 minutes from Byres Road, Kelvingrove Park offers meandering riverside walks and stunning panoramic city views with plenty of places close by for a well-deserved refreshment.
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With its generous 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 offer a great menu and tasty craft beers.
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Bellahouston Park offers huge open spaces and wooded walks. It even has a dedicated dog exercise area which is fully enclosed and it's a great place to let your dog run free.
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, Cath Kidston and Jigsaw in Glasgow city centre are all ‘dog friendly’ stores. Just make sure your furry pal knows not to eat any of the merchandise!
If you are looking for an extra special treat for your dog, check out The Diamond Studio’s ‘Diamond Dogs’ personalised accessories – including beautiful collar tags. Well, if it’s good enough for George Clooney’s dog Millie…
If you're a visitor to the city and are looking for lodgings, these hotels will let your pet stay too, just be kind enough to let them know in advance: Blythswood Hotel, Novotel, Ibis Glasgow City Centre, Holiday Inn Express Glasgow Riverside, Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens, Dakota Deluxe, GoGlasgow Urban Hotel, Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor, Hallmark Hotel and Campanile Glasgow. A full list of Pet Friendly Hotels in Glasgow can be found on TripAdvisor.
Enjoy this? Then why not find out what VisitScotland's Ambassadog George got up to on a jam-packed weekend visiting Glasgow and Loch Lomond. For a comprehensive list of all the dog friendly venues in Glasgow, check out dugswelcome.com.