Planning a cute day out with your pooch? Whether it’s a barking mad bar crawl you’re after or a romantic date with your fur child – Manchester isn’t short of spots to spend some quality time with man’s best friend. Check out our guide to the best dog-friendly places in Manchester featuring bars, restaurants and cafes which welcome doggos with open arms.
1. Alberts Schloss
Most of us know Schloss as being one of the last stops on a seriously fun night out on the town, but the venue is also a brilliant all-day bar and restaurant – providing refuge to our four-legged friends, too. Well behaved dogs are allowed to stop by with their owners to kick back and relax on one of Schloss’ designated dog tables, you’ll just need to book ahead before visiting. Albert’s Schloss, 27 Peter St, M2 5QR.
It’s only fitting given that Rudy’s is literally named after the founder’s dog that the popular Manchester pizzeria is dog-friendly. The casual dining spot is more than welcoming of your pooch pals, but it’s probably best not to feed them their tasty pizzas (as much as we’d like them to experience the yumminess!). Tables can currently be booked in advance to help with social distancing, however, walk-ins are also permitted. Rudy’s, 9 Cotton St, Ancoats, M4 5BF | Petersfield House, Peter St, M2 5QJ.
3. Seven Bro7hers
Nothing beats a casual Sunday, sat back with a tasty pint with your best friend. And by best friend, we obviously mean the dog. It’s not a rare sight to see pups strolling about the bar at Seven Bro7hers, each as friendly as the next and hoping for a few cuddles. The bar operates on a walk-in basis, so no need to give them a heads up if your pupper’s tagging along. Seven Bro7hers, 39 Blossom St, Ancoats, M4 5AF.
One of the many reasons that we love Trof so much here at Secret Manchester is the ability to dog-spot while tucking into a hearty meal. A Sunday roast with a side of puppy cuddles? Sounds like the perfect day if you ask me. Trof is currently taking table bookings to help with social distancing, so if you want to secure your doggy date, it’s best to book ahead. Trof, 8 Thomas St, M4 1EU.
5. The Counter House
Ancoats’ go-to spot for Sunday dining is often bustling with people catching up, enjoying beautiful food and petting their canine companions – but it’s not just Sundays that dogs are allowed in. Head over any day of the week to enjoy their ever-extensive and diverse menu, and your furry little friend will be welcomed with open arms and a cosy spot to chill out. The Counter House, 35 Blossom St, Ancoats, M4 6AJ.
6. House of Esk
The pinnacle of doggy entertainment (particularly during the summer), House of Esk is Ancoats’ uber-sweet dessert spot – with puddings for pups and humans alike. Situated on the lovely marina, it’s the perfect spot to soak up the sun and cool off with a tasty pot of doggy ice cream. House of Esk, 6 New Union St, M4 6FQ.
7. The Anthologist
Somewhere a little boujier for our four-legged babies to enjoy, your pups can enjoy the finer things in life at The Anthologist – including pawsecco and a few doggy treats for the good bois. Enjoy a cocktail and a bit of grub with the knowledge that your furry friend feels just as pampered as you do, with relaxed but luxurious décor making your doggy date feel extra special.
8. Mackie Mayor
Food hall market Mackie Mayor allows for all doggys (well behaved, that is) on the premises, considering the furry little dudes as family members. There’s plenty of space for them to get cosy, too, with communal-style seating dotted all over the venue and a couple of little nooks for them to get cosy in, including Reserve Wines and an outdoor dining area. Mackie Mayor, 1 Eagle St, M4 5BU.
Cottonopolis is among the many Northern Quarter spots happily opening up their doors for dogs to toddle inside. The Japanese-inspired restaurant has long been welcoming of pooches, providing a chilled and happy atmosphere that’s enjoyable for both dogs and their owners. Plus, the staff are always so happy to see their lovely little faces, even providing them bowls of water to rehydrate, and maybe even treats if you’re lucky. Cottonopolis, 16 Newton St, M1 2AE.
10. The Whiskey Jar
The Whiskey Jar is more than happy to see your beloved pets, and we have a feeling your pet will be happy there, too. With a secret stash of doggy treats behind the bar, you’ll want your four-legged friend on its best behaviour for a tasty reward while you sup on delicious cocktails. The Whiskey Jar, 14 Tariff St, M1 2FF.
Another spot on the New Islington marina, Cask is a great place to drink by the waterside – and your barking buddies are welcome, too. There are tons of different beers to try during your visit, with views of the marina and outdoor seating available for the warmer months, too. Cask, Cottonfield Wharf, 2 New Union Street New Islington Marina, Ancoats, M4 6FQ.
12. Ducie Street Warehouse
This Northern Quarter warehouse just a stone’s throw away from Piccadilly station (a perfect spot for respite after a train journey) has created a space with both dogs and humans in mind. Once you’ve filled up on whatever takes your fancy, Ducie Street Warehouse also houses its very own dog-friendly ‘Mini Cini’, where you can catch a classic screening in front of the big screen, with popcorn and drinks available to enjoy. Ducie Street Warehouse, Ducie St, M1 2TP.
Tucked away under Mancunian Way, Hatch Manchester is an absolute hotspot for street food and the bonus being that it’s dog-friendly too. Home to many independent traders, Hatch doesn’t just house restaurants, but also mini bars and rotating shops selling items such as clothes, plants and even hairstyling services. So you and your pooch can have a good browse and bite to eat! Hatch even hosts dog-friendly events including a Howl’oween one. Hatch, 103 Oxford Rd, M1 7ED.
Located just off Deansgate, YOTEL offers a delightful, dog-friendly stay right in the heart of the city so you and your doggo can explore Manchester at ease. Whether you’re a guest or looking for a light refreshment, pop down to the eclectic-designed bar Motley for a cocktail or coffee, which features a beautiful outdoor terrace for you to sit back with your pooch watching the world go by. Motley, YOTEL, 2 John Dalton Street, M3 2NW
15. Ramona and The Firehouse
Ancoat’s newest haunts, Ramona and The Firehouse, offer cosy spaces, both al fresco or indoors to suit you and your pooch’s needs. Whether it’s a bottomless brunch fuelled by marvellous margaritas and Detroit-style pizza at Ramona or a comforting Sunday roast or chargrilled delights at The Firehouse, these dog-friendly spots in Manchester serve sumptious food and drink with plenty of atmosphere and entertainment. Ramona and The Firehouse, 40 Swan Street, M4 5JG.