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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 Pawlished Pets Salon & Spa, 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.

The Burl, 375 Thompson Rd. | Hang out on the lawn or in the arcade with your pup + enjoy eats from Kismet.

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, 949 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.

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.

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.

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.

Cafe Emporio by Busalacchi, 808 N. Limestone | Stop by the NoLi market for groceries, goodies, and gourmet sandwiches.

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

🐾 Parks

Jacobson Park Dog Park, 4001 Athens Boonesboro Rd. | Check out the newest renovations at Lexington’s first dog park.

Masterson Station Dog Park, 3051 Leestown Rd. | Fifteen acres of fun divided into two sections with horse-farm style fencing to keep your pal safe.

Wellington Dog Park, 565 Wellington Way | 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

Base249, 249 E. Main St. Ste. 150 | Co-work with your canine? Sign us up.

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.

🐾 Hotels

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.

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