Curious about the best spots in the Southbay to spend a yappy hour with your four-legged friend? These dog-friendly bars and restaurants in SoCal are great options when you want to kick back, enjoy the sunset, and sip on a frosty draft beer with your trusty sidekick.
Pacific Beach, San Diego
Belmont Shores, Long Beach
The Duck Dive prides itself as Pacific Beach’s “OG Neighborhood Bar,” and for good reason. Both locals and visitors flock to the ocean-inspired hotspot for oysters on the half shell, the famous Duck Fat Fries and an ice-cold brew. (4560 Mission Boulevard, theduckdive.com)
Just steps from the beach, Mavericks Beach Club pays homage to California’s largest surf break with an all-ages beach party vibe. Guests can enjoy Baja-inspired bites and beers while roaming the massive 15,000-square-foot property. With spots to chill both indoors and outdoors, Mavericks also offers a dog-friendly patio to savor the experience with your best bud. (860 Garnet Avenue, maverickssd.com)
A Pacific Beach classic right on the sand, Lahaina Beach House has served a thirsty San Diego for 40 years. Roll on to the huge deck with your pup and order tacos, burgers and draft beer as you watch the sun set on another satisfying California day. (710 Oliver Court)
If the name doesn’t give it away, Dogz Bar and Grill rolls out the welcome mat for four-legged patrons. The dog-friendly patio is open year-round to enjoy daily happy hour, a 12-ounce draft beer and one of their signature Dogz, like the King Kraut (brown mustard and sauerkraut) or the Pepperz Party (chili and all kinds of tasty peppers). (5300 2nd Street, dogzbarandgrill.com)
A modern American sports bar, Legends boasts an expansive patio that puts you and your furry companion right on 2nd Street. You’ll get all the menu favorites here, including Legendary Wings, Loaded Tots, mac & cheese and—of course—a full bar and beers on tap. (5236 2nd Street, legendssportsbar.com).
Restaurants come and go in Hermosa, but Hennessey’s Tavern has stood the test of 45 years and is still going. Right in the heart of the Hermosa Pier, this lively watering hole serves guests on two floors, with the top deck a perfect spot for ocean views. In this Irish bar with a Californian sensibility, you’ll find both Irish Nachos and fresh salads, plus plenty of beers on tap. (8 Pier Avenue, hennesseystavern.com)
Pull up a barstool at Barnacles Bar and Grill for another authentic local experience. A full bar serves up all your favorites, including ice-cold beer, but their food menu goes above and beyond the typical bar fare with delicious Vietnamese pho, salads and wraps. Plus, the dog-friendly patio means your buddy can join in the festivities. (837 Hermosa Avenue, barnaclesbarandgrill.com)
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