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The Top Dog-Friendly Patios in Calgary

The Top Dog-Friendly Patios in Calgary (All canine-approved!)

Imagine taking your dog for a nice walk. Suddenly, you hear your stomach rumble, and as fate would have it, you spot a nice restaurant or cafe ready to welcome you with open arms!

However, you’re suddenly struck with a troublesome dilemma: they don’t extend the same warmth to your dog (yes, even on their patios!). 

This problem, which we personally experienced more than we can count, inspired us to compile a list of top dog-friendly patios in Calgary. No more struggling to find a place you can hang out with your pup! These places prove you can enjoy your fill of delicious cuisine and the company of your four-legged friend – all at the same time.

1. The Dog & Duck Public House and Restaurant


Address: 5340 2 St SW, Calgary, AB T2H 0G7, Canada

Contact details: +1 403-253-2489

Operating hours:

  • Monday – 12 PM to 8 PM 
  • Tuesday to Thursday – 12 PM to 9 Pm 
  • Friday – 12 PM to 11 PM 
  • Saturday – 12 PM to 10 PM 
  • Sunday – closed 

The Dog & Duck is a homey establishment, tucked away in a more remote path in the city. They have a spacious patio with plenty of shade, making it an ideal hangout spot for you and your dog even on sweltering days. 

We find that the best way to enjoy the picturesque patio is to visit in April, when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. 

2. Bottlescrew Bill’s Pub


Address: 140 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0A3, Canada

Contact details: +1 403-263-7900

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 11:30 AM to 2 AM 

Bottlescrew Bill’s Pub is located in the vibrant pulse of Calgary, just within walking distance of the famous attraction, the Calgary Tower. It’s actually a popular bar to hit when people are going to the tower.

Their patio is extremely spacious with a pleasant atmosphere. In fact, it’s so spacious that they even host their events there during summer. 

3. Prairie Dog Brewing


Address: 105D 58 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2H 0N8, Canada 

Contact details: +1 403-407-2448

Operating hours:

  • Sunday to Thursday – 11 AM to 10:30 PM 
  • Friday & Saturday – 11 AM to 1 AM 

Prairie Dog Brewing provides a vibrant and lively atmosphere even in the afternoon. The patio and even the indoor seating is an ideal location for parties in large groups. 

Dogs love their patio for a simple reason: it has artificial grass laid out. Because of that, the ground is never too hot for precious paws. 

The staff at Prairie also provides dogs with water bowls, ensuring that not only the human customers are attended to, but also the fur babies in tow. Do note that their broad patio is only open during the summer, though. 

4. Container Bar


Address: 1129 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB T2N 3P4, Canada

Contact details: +1 587-319-6776

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Thursday – closed
  • Friday – 4 PM to 11 PM
  • Saturday – 3 PM to 11 PM
  • Sunday – 4 PM to 8 PM 

Though a bit on the smaller scale, Container Bar’s lovely patio provides a hip and cozy atmosphere for all its guests. There are also comfortable additions of furnishings like an upholstered couch for elevated comfort. 

The ground is covered with wooden planks, so your dogs can relax even during summer. We suggest going after dark, though. At night, this spot looks enchanting because of the fairy lights surrounding the outdoor seating, making it perfect for intimate gatherings. 

5. Murdoch’s Bar & Grill


Address: 1935 37 Street SW Unit 60, Calgary, AB T3E 3A4, Canada

Contact details: +1 403-242-7474

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 11 AM to 2 AM 

Murdoch’s is an exciting location for sports watching, with a lovely patio that mimics a picnic setting. Under towering oak trees, patrons are provided with plenty of shade as they sit on picnic tables with their fur babies. 

It has an extremely homey and friendly atmosphere, as if you’re just dining at a friend’s backyard. Strongly recommend this one if you like super-casual settings!



Address: 730 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B7, Canada

Contact details: +1 587-391-8500

Operating hours:

  • Sunday to Wednesday – 11 AM to 11 PM
  • Thursday – 11 AM to 12 AM
  • Friday & Saturday – 11 AM to 1 AM 

PORCH is a unique establishment that seamlessly combines the allure of patio seating and the comfort of indoor dining, all while providing a bright and airy atmosphere. 

What we love most about this establishment is that dogs are also allowed to sit on the couches, which is pretty uncommon. So, if you plan on swinging by, you and your dog are surely in for a treat. And by swinging by, we mean it literally, because they’ve also installed swings as seats by the bar!

7. Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey


Address: 1136 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB T2N 3P3, Canada

Contact details: +1 403-283-3021

Operating hours:

  • Sunday to Thursday – 11 AM to 1 AM
  • Friday & Saturday – 11 AM to 2 AM 

Though not exactly ideal for larger groups, Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey has a gorgeous pet-friendly patio that becomes more and more stunning as the night goes on. 

As the sun starts to set, the fairy lights make an appearance, adding to the intimate vibe. The patio stands on wooden planks, making the ground more comfortable and safer for dogs to walk on during sunny days. 

8. Side Street Pub & Grill 


Address: 1167 Kensington Crescent NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1X7, Canada

Contact details: +1 403-270-3880

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 11 AM to 2 AM 

Side Street Pub & Grill is a lively sports bar that attracts people for their abundance of meal and drinks choices. It’s located in a unique Calgary restaurant called Kensington

Anyway, though a bit on the smaller scale, their lovely patio is ideal for customers in small to medium-sized groups. With that in mind, it might feel a bit cramped if you have a big dog with you. 

9. Cold Garden Beverage Company


Address: 1100 11 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4T3, Canada

Contact details: +1 403-764-2653

Operating hours:

  • Sunday to Thursday – 11 AM to 12 AM
  • Friday & Saturday – 11 AM to 1 AM

Located in charming Inglewood is a lovely addition to the area called the Cold Garden Beverage Company. It’s perfect for dog owners looking for a joint to explore local and international brews. 

Their patio is quirky and spacious, making it an ideal place for anyone in search of something more unique. Big dogs are welcome, obviously. 

By the way, dogs are also allowed inside! Surprisingly, their interior is even more unique looking. Embellished with mismatched furniture pieces and eccentric design touches, it’s definitely a must to have a look around while you’re here. 

10. Flower and Wolf 


Address: 255 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary, AB T2P 5C2, Canada

Contact details: +1 403-517-6666

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Friday – 6:30 AM to 11 PM 
  • Saturday & Sunday – 7 AM to 11 PM 

Flower and Wolf will draw you in with its well-shaded, picturesque patio area. Located inside pet-friendly hotel Sheraton Suites in Eau Claire, it promises a well-rounded experience with stellar, high-end vibes and delicious offerings. 

Needless to say, our visit here was definitely a feast for the senses… and our doggos. 

11. Dairy Lane Cafe


Address: 319 19 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 2J2, Canada

Contact details: +1 403-283-2497

Operating hours:

  • Sunday & Monday – 8 AM to 3 PM 
  • Tuesday to Saturday – 8 AM to 9 PM 

Dairy Lane Cafe offers a homey retreat from the dynamic streets of Calgary with farm-to-table dishes and a stylish patio, ideal for people watching. 

Our curious dogs seemed to enjoy the sight of people passing by, as if hoping someone would give them a good belly rub! Worry not, dear readers, we gave them a good one not long after!

It’s also well-shaded, so even if the ground is just asphalt, it shouldn’t be too hot for your pups during the summer. However, we still like checking the temperature to be safe! 

12. Pig & Duke Neighbourhood Pub


Address: 1312 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 3P8, Canada

Contact details: +1 403-245-8487

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Thursday – 11 AM to 1 AM
  • Friday – 11 AM to 2 AM
  • Saturday – 10 AM to 2 AM
  • Sunday – 10 AM to 1 AM 

Pig & Duke Neighbourhood Pub has a small yet lovely dog-friendly patio, delightfully adorned with charming and styling furnishings. Though it’s outdoor seating, it’s perfectly weather-proof because there’s a roof to cover the whole area. 

Note that Pig & Duke also hosts exciting events, switching it up every day. For example, they have football Mondays, taco Tuesdays, wing-it Wednesdays, and more!

13. Kensington Pub


Address: 207 10A St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1W7, Canada

Contact details: +1 403-270-4505

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Thursday – 11 AM to 12 AM
  • Friday – 11 AM to 1 AM
  • Saturday – 10:30 AM to 1 AM
  • Sunday – 10:30 AM to 12 AM 

Kensington Pub is a down-to-earth pub that has a lively and friendly atmosphere. Come here a few times and you’ll be able to spot the loyal patrons. Actually, come say hi when you see us!

Anyway, the charming atmosphere extends to their lovely patio, making it a great place to relax, sip on some ice cold beer, and hang out with your friends (or dogs!). 

14. The Dandy Brewing Company and Dandy Pizza


Address: 2003 11 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 3G6, Canada

Contact details:  +1 587-956-8836

Operating hours:

  • Monday – closed
  • Tuesday to Thursday – 4 PM to 10 PM
  • Friday & Saturday – 12 PM to 11 PM
  • Sunday – 12 PM to 8 PM 

Feel like taking a load off? Enjoy a tasty beer at The Dandy Brewing Company and Dandy Pizza, along with a mouthwatering slice of the garlic clove pizza.  

It’s best enjoyed on their airy, roofless patio, making it a great location to soak up some sun. That said, some people might not like their outdoor seating because of the lack of shade. 

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