Dog-friendly Places: Louisville

From dog parks, to local shops and restaurants - Louisville welcomes dogs to join you o the many places you go! There are too many to make a Top 10 or Top 20 list! So we're just going to put them all here for you stew over!

Of course, there are pet-friendly parks and dog parks:

  1. E.P. "Tom Sawyer State Park
  2. Cochran Hill Dog Run
  3. Louisville Waterfron Park
  4. Garvin Brown Preserve and Dog Excersice Area 
  5. Louisville Riverwalk
  6. Champions Dog Run
  7. Vettiner Dog Run
  8. The Barklands at Bekcly Creek Park
  9. Iroquios Park
  10. Waverly Dog Run
  11. Old Louisville Dog Run

Local Shops & Businesses

  1. Dirty Tease
  2. Mahonia
  3. Middletown Cycling
  4. Water+Oak Outdoor Company
  5. Louisville's Rounding the Bases Scavenger Hunt Tour
  6. Blue Moon Canoe & Kayak

Restaurants & Bars

Downtown/Old Louisville

  1. Amici Cafe
  2. The Levee Bar and Grill
  3. Dizzy Whiizz
  4. Down One Bourbon Bar
  5. Bristol Bar and Grille- Downtown
  6. Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
  7. The Cafe


  1. Garage Bar
  2. Grind Burger Kitchen
  3. Nouvelle Bar & Bottle
  4. Royals Hot Chicken


  1. Hilltop Tavern
  2. The Silver Dollar
  3. Apocalupse Brew Works
  4. Patrick's Bar
  5. The Fishery
  6. Ramiro's Cantina
  7. Hooked on Frankfort
  8. The Hub


  1. Vine and Canines
  2. The Eagle
  3. The Hideaway Saloon
  4. Molly Malone's Irish Pub and Restaurant
  5. Highlands Tap Room
  6. Flanagan's Ale House 
  7. Barret Bar
  8. Shenanigan's Irish Grille
  9. The Joy Luck
  10. Great Flood Brewing Co
  11. Wick's Original Highlands
  12. ZA's Pizza Pub
  13. Mark's Feed Store Highlands
  14. Dundee Tavern
  15. O'Shea's Irish Pub
  16. Nowhere Bar


  1. Nachbar
  2. Couvillion
  3. Check's Cafe
  4. Dairy Kastle
  5. Dairy Del
  6. Kaiju
  7. Monnik Beer Co
  8. The Post
  10. Butchertown Social
  11. 21st Amendment Tavern


  1. Momma's Mustard, Pickles and BBQ
  2. Village Anchor
  3. Saint's Pizza and Pub
  4. Roosters Wings Shelbyville
  5. Rumors Restaurant
  6. Shady Lane Cafe
  7. The Bristol East
  8. Blaze Pizza
  9. Saints Pizza
  10. Molly Malone's Irish Pub and Restaurant
  11. 3rd Turn  Brewing
  12. Johnny Brusco's
  13. Double Dogs
  14. Holsopple Brewing
  15. Blind Squirrel

Not to mention, South 4th Street Business District is dog-friendly. This area of Louisville contains six whole blocks of dog-friendly shops and restaurants. Leashed pups are welcome to join their owners inside many of the shops, although it's worth checking first. Most of the galleries, boutiques, music venues, and parks can be enjoyed with your pooch. The shopping precinct is open every day of the week from 10am to 7pm, although some of the restaurants and bars are open until midnight.

If we're missing any great spots, leave them here in the comments below! Enjoy all Louisville has to offer and get outdoors with your fur friends in tow.

*Sourced from and

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