Dog owners tend to face a common canine conundrum — where can you go + also bring your dog along? Not all establishments were created with paws in the plan. That’s why we sniffed out a list of dog-friendly spots in and around Lexington.
Places to eat + drink🐶
The Sage Rabbit, 438 S. Ashland Ave. | Fur friends are encouraged + just might make the “Dogs on the Patio” section of their website
Boonedogs, 5902 Old Richmond Rd. | This hot dog joint’s outdoor seating is like a giant, welcoming backyard.
The Garage, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Dog 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.
Other businesses 🏢
The Burl, 375 Thompson Rd. | Hang out on the lawn or in the arcade with your pup + enjoy eats from Kismet.
Southern Barker, 1890 Star Shoot Pkwy | Check out its new downtown location complete with salon + doggy daycare
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
Bluegrass Barkery, 152 W. Tiverton Way + 162 Old Todds Rd. | A business dedicated to creating healthy food for our canine companions
Pet Wants Lexington, 321 S. Ashland Ave. | Real-ingredient dog food delivered to your door + adorable toys
Pro tip: Want a cheat sheet to find all four parks? Check out this map that contains directions to these canine oases.