Manchester is known for its great nightlife but what’s a night out without taking your best friend along too? Luckily, the city has become much more pro-pup over the last few years, with dog-friendly drinking holes popping up all over the Northern Quarter and beyond. Thanks to many Mancunion votes in the DogBuddy Dog-Friendly Pub Awards, we’ve found the pubs that welcome dogs with open paws. So next time you’re parched with your pup, don’t take them home. Grab their lead and don your best ‘bone-tie’ and head to one of the top dog-friendly spots below.
1. The Nip and Tipple
All of the coolest canines in Chorlton know that The Nip and Tipple bar and restaurant is the place to be. Sitting at the end of the little stretch of bars and shops in Whalley Range, this trendy venue is a firm favourite with furballs and their owners. This could be due to the warm welcome, with doggy treats, water bowls and hugs from dog loving staff and customers. Let your dog hop up onto one of the comfy benches in the bar for a nice doggie nap whilst you enjoy all their menu has to offer. There’s every drink a dog-owner could wish for, from eclectic gin shorts to ales, beers and cocktails as well as a stone-baked pizza to fill up hungry stomachs. Alexandra Park is within walking-distance or head out into the pub’s spacious beer garden to stretch your dog’s legs. The Nip and Tipple even hold regular charity buffets in aid of charities such as the Animal Sanctuary and their open-mic nights are a real treat.
2. Mary & Archie
Dogs are welcome at indie corner cafe-bar Mary & Archie in Chorlton. After a long walk at Ivy Green, head over to this independent café bar on Burton Road for craft beers, real ales, cocktails and of course a doggy treat or too. Not only do they do a great dog’s-dinner but they are also semi-finalists of Manchester’s best breakfast 2017 which makes this a top dog spot for early risers. Staff here welcome dogs with a smile, a belly rub and if you’re lucky, resident pub pup Otis might make an appearance, too. Dog treats and water bowls are available on request for thirsty pups.
Within barking distance of Beech Road Park and the luscious Ivy Green is dog-friendly freehouse The Parlour. Treats for dog owners include gastropub classics such as handmade beef burgers and battered haddock, as well as smoked chicken salads for those looking to sniff out something lighter. For the well-behaved hound expect the all important high-paw greeting, a dedicated water bowl and free reign of the pub’s cosy interior. There is often a pup or too propping up the bar so this is the perfect spot for making furry friends. Despite being set on a busy road the pub is privy to a great outdoor area where pups can enjoy more space in the sun. Super chic decor, a juke box for choosing your own tunes and to die for Sunday dinners (with plenty of scope for scraps) make this a top paw-friendly pick.
4. Solomon’s Cafe Bar
Bringing a slice of the Northern Quarter to South Manchester is dog-friendly pub Solomon’s Cafe Bar. Pampered pets can enjoy a dog treat on arrival and a water bowl. For owners, there’s a café-casual menu of bagels, wraps and waffles as well as signature cocktails, pizzas and beers. Favourite sunday afternoon spots include the squishy sofas where there’s plenty of passers-by for a pat on the head and a belly rub. Despite being located on Withington’s bustling high street, Solomons is surrounded by a circle of great parks. Whether you’re wet and windswept from a walk at nearby Fog Lane Park, a walk at Hough End Fields, Platt Park Fields or even Kenworthy Woods, you’re always welcome. We’re not sure who’s most excited about their events, especially when it comes to free cheese sunday! Solomon’s is a perfect pitstop for pups and their owners.
Dogs are an essential part of the social circle in Manchester and the city’s top pubs and café bars are certainly sweeping up the hound pound. Have you visited any of the top doggy spots listed above? We’d love to hear about your experience – leave us a comment below.