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Dog-friendly businesses guide for Lexington

Explore these dog-friendly businesses in Lexington that span from places to eat, drink, shop, exercise, swim, and stay the night.

A little doodle puppy in front of a red and yellow mural

Ziggy thinks the mural at The Burl makes the perfect backdrop for selfies. | Photo by LEXtoday

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Round of a-paws, please. From an indoor enrichment and canine wellness center like Yappy Place to spoiling your pup with royal treatments at Rainbow Pet Salon, it only makes sense that Lexington is filled with a plethora of places eager to welcome you and your furry friend.

Whether you’re in need of a drinking paw-tner at a local brewery, hitting the night market, or just dining out, well bone appétit. Get ready to dig into this guide for dog-friendly businesses around the 859.

Pro tip: You can use BringFido to find more dog-friendly restaurants, pet-friendly hotels, and events, too.

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Be sure to try bartender Alex’s beer of choice, the “Orange You Glad It’s Berry Sour.” | Photo courtesy of VisitLex

🐾 Breweries + Bars

Mirror Twin Brewing, 723 National Ave. | With plenty of outdoor seating, you and your furry friend can kick back with a fun + funky pint or cocktail.

The Service Station, 3092 Leestown Rd. | There’s plenty of patio space at this neighborhood bar — plus, it’s the perfect post-Masterson Station Dog Park pit stop.

Rock House Brewing, 119 Luigart Ave. | From trivia nights to local market shopping pop-ups, there’s no shortage of fun things to do (or beers to drink) at Rock House.

Burl Brew, 375 Thompson Rd. | Bring your pup to the Burl Campus for a variety of spots to hang including the lawn, the arcade, and brewery.

West Sixth, 501 W. Sixth St. | Cool off with a cold beer in the open-air spaces at the brewery including the Beer Garden and patio.

The Void Sake Company, 819 National Ave., Ste 190 | Try out a flight of sake while browsing local art with your pup.

🐾 Wineries + Cideries

Pivot Brewing, 1400 Delaware Ave. | Sip on delicious cider in the spacious taproom or get some fresh air under the tent or in the greenspace.

Wise Bird Cider, 1170 Manchester St. | Sit and stay a while at this Distillery District cidery and grab some bites from its food truck, Little Fork.

Harkness Edwards Vineyard, 5199 Combs Ferry Rd., Winchester | We can’t think of a better weekend outing than sipping wine next to our canine friends — just keep the pups away from the grapes.

Evans Orchard, 1783 Newtown Pike, Georgetown | There’s nothing cuter than a family photo opp with your pup at the pumpkin patch.

A black and white dog licking a beer glass.

We love boops and brews. | Photo by @cairotheblkbasenji

🐾 Restaurants

The Sage Rabbit, 438 S. Ashland Ave. | Fur friends are encouraged + just might make the “Dogs on the Patio” section of the restaurant’s website.

Boonedogs, 5902 Old Richmond Rd. | This hot dog joint’s outdoor seating is like a giant, welcoming backyard.

Kentucky Native Cafe, 417 E. Maxwell St. | Enjoy a soft pretzel + beer cheese with your best fur friend while taking in the ambiance of this hidden garden oasis.

Local Taco, 315 S. Limestone | A Southern-fried chicken taco alongside your four-legged friend — name a better duo.

County Club, 555 Jefferson St. | Hide your plate, because your pooch will definitely want a paw on this Northside fan-favorite’s smoked meats.

Rolling Oven Taproom, 140 Court St., Versailles | Pizza and pups are our favorite combo.

Double Dogs, 1916 Justice Dr. | The name and slogan say it all — you and your canine crew are invited to sit, stay, and eat on the patio.

A French bulldog, wearing a winter hat and colorful shirt, sitting at a table with a latte in a white mug.

Canines + caffeine? That’s our favorite combo. | Photo by @emmacrawfbry

🐾 Coffee Shops

A Cup of Common Wealth, 105 Eastern Ave. | Not only is this coffee shop right across the street from Thoroughbred Park, but the staff will also happily greet your furbaby with a pup cup.

High on Art & Coffee, 523 E. High St. | This spot is so pet-friendly that a portion of tips go to 4 Paws for Ability, a student-led service dog organization.

Kenwick Table, 201 Owsley Ave. | Whether you’re outside on the patios or plugged in indoors, pups will love the inviting atmosphere of this neighborhood shop.

A tan dog wearing a purple harness smiling while running through a park.

Lexington Parks & Recreation hosts a Yappy Hour on Wednesdays from March to September. | Photo by @lexkyparks

🐾 Parks

Jacobson Park Dog Park, 4001 Athens Boonesboro Rd. | Check out the newest renovations at Lexington’s first dog park featuring eight acres divided into two paddocks.

Masterson Station Dog Park, 3051 Leestown Rd. | Romp around on fifteen acres of fun divided with horse-farm style fencing to keep your pal safe.

Wellington Dog Park, 565 Wellington Way | Right in the Clays Mill Road area, this park features seven acres located just outside New Circle Road.

Coldstream Dog Park, 1850 Piscano Dr. | Located off Newtown Pike right behind Embassy Suites, it’s Lexington’s only dog park with a separate paddock devoted to small dogs.

Veteran’s Dog Park, 650 Southpoint Dr. | Your pup will enjoy exploring four acres of Lexington’s newest dog park.

Pro tip: Want a cheat sheet to find all four parks? Check out this map that contains directions to these canine oases.

🐾 Shopping + Other Businesses

The Summit at Fritz Farm, 120 Summit at the Fritz Farm | Let your furry friend pick out their own treat at Hollywood Feed, hang out in the green space near CRU, or take them in to get some pets from the team at lululemon.

Battle Axes, 164 Turner Commons Way | Don’t leave Fido behind when there’s fun to be had at this entertainment venue featuring zip-lining, axe-throwing, and more.

Southern Barker, 1890 Star Shoot Pkwy. | Check out this boutique, curated with your pup in mind.

Scout Antique & Modern, 935 Liberty Rd. | This vintage hotspot is also named after the owners’ beloved pup.

Mulberry & Lime, 216 N. Limestone | A family-run home decor store that welcomes family members with four paws

Pet Wants Lexington, 321 S. Ashland Ave. | Real-ingredient dog food delivered to your door + adorable toys, and free samples

The Artists’ Studios, 594 E. Third St., Ste. 200 | Take a stroll through the colorful, pet-friendly working art studios.

J&H Outdoors, 189 Moore Dr. | Your pooch will love this store when planning your next outdoor adventure.

A golden retriever and mini golden doodle sitting on a hotel bed

The Manchester gives pups the royal treatment they deserve. | Photo by Victor Sizemore

🐾 Hotels

The Manchester, 941 Manchester St.
This boutique hotel loves dogs so much that they stay for free + guests will get to use a doggie door tag, bowls, treats, and a cozy pup bed.

Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, 1800 Newtown Pike | Sniff around and sleep in the luxurious suites named after famous racehorses.

21c Lexington, 167 W. Main St. | Staycation in the heart of downtown in one of the pet-friendly rooms at this boutique hotel that doubles as an art museum.

Original Hotel Lexington, 4174 Rowan | Enjoy being smack dab in the middle of the Summit at Fritz Farm, where you and your pup can romp around for a day of fun.

🐾 Outfit your dog

Now that you know where you’re taking your furry friend, don’t forget to shop the best dog accessories and supplies to make your adventure a success.

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