Pups and pints in Port Phillip
A casual drink or meal at your local pub is great, but having your dog alongside you makes it even better. Unfortunately not all pubs and bars welcome our four-legged companions, but fret not, because we’ve found some of the best dog-friendly drinking spots across the City of Port Phillip.
The Palace Hotel, South Melbourne
One of the premier pup-friendly venues in the City of Port Phillip, The Palace Hotel has an authentic community atmosphere perfect for you and your furry friend.
With a shaded beer garden, a rotating craft beer selection, supremely executed pub classic food options and multiple screens for the footy – this is the perfect spot for a pint with your pup.
Proudly displaying their pet-friendly stance and offering plenty of doggy treats, and with Billy the Staffy roaming the pub, the Palace Hotel is worth checking out.
The Palace Hotel:
505 City Road, South Melbourne
Sunday to Thursday 12 pm to 11 pm
Friday to Saturday 12 pm to 1 am
Republica, St Kilda
One of the City of Port Phillip highlight venues, the iconic Republica sits right on the St Kilda boardwalk. This location makes for the perfect place to relax with a drink after walking your dog, or taking them for a swim at the beach. Enjoy the bargain happy hour from 5 pm to 6 pm for $8 pints and $5 glasses of wine, all while kicking back with a burger and your fluffy other half.
St Kilda Sea Baths, 10–18 Jack Boulevard, St Kilda
Monday to Friday 11.30 am to late
Saturday to Sunday 9 am to late
The Cricketers, South Melbourne
Good boys and girls go hand-in-hand with gin right? Well at The Cricketers in South Melbourne, you and your furriest friend can enjoy a drink in their gorgeous Gin Garden. With a fully retractable roof and plenty of gas heaters, this bar will keep you both warm in winter.
With great weekly food specials and an even a weekend bottomless brunch, The Cricketers is a great choice to relax with your pup over a drink.
69 Cruikshank Street, South Melbourne
Monday 4 pm to late
Tuesday to Friday 12 pm to late
Saturday to Sunday 11 am to late
If you’re wanting to check out even more pup-friendly venues, and maybe want to see some other dogs join your group, join the Puppy Pub Crawl. They run dog-friendly pub crawls in the City of Port Phillip area that spoil owners with a variety of drinking spots, but also have special treats for pups like dog beers and dog pizzas.
If you’re wanting to bring along your dog to a Puppy Pub Crawl, the next event in South/Port Melbourne is on Sunday 4 August. Spots are limited, so book now.
If you’re wanting to find more venues that in the Port Phillip area that are fantastic spots for a drink, continue exploring now.