Sometimes all you want to do is go out for a tasty bite to eat, but feel bad leaving your furry friend at home. Why deny your pup the chance to watch passersby and enjoy the fresh air, as you enjoy a burger and beer? Finding dog friendly restaurants and bars can sometimes be a little difficult, but don’t worry because we’ve rounded up dog friendly restaurants in Brevard that let you bring Fido to their outdoor tables and patios.
The Pig & Whistle British Pub and Restaurant
Head over to The Pig & Whistle British Pub and Restaurant, in Cocoa Beach, for a relaxing atmosphere and authentic British food. Oh yeah, did we mention you can bring your four-legged friend with you? The Pig & Whistle has a covered patio with awesome views of downtown Cocoa Beach that locals and their dogs love coming to. While you’re there you have to try the shepherd’s pie or sausage and chips. For more info on the Pig & Whistle, please call (321) 799-0724.
Voted one of the best restaurants in Brevard, Heidelberg Restaurant welcomes you and your furry friend to dine on their cozy, covered outdoor patio. Featuring fine dining with continental and German cuisine, this restaurant is definitely unlike any other in the area. Attached to the restaurant is Heidi’s Jazz Club, which is the one of the most popular hangout spots for jazz lovers and musicians on the Space Coast. For more info, please call (321) 783-4559.
One of the most popular beach bars and hangout spots in Cocoa Beach is Hunkerdown Hideaway. Every Sunday Hunkerdown Hideaway has a Bloody Mary and mimosa bar 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Other specials include $2.50 margaritas all day and night on Mondays and $2.50 wells on Wednesdays. While you’re enjoying these awesome specials, the bartenders have plenty of treats and water for your dog. For more on Hunkerdown Hideaway, please call (321) 613-3803.
Ryan’s Pizza & Pub
We’re not lying when we say Ryan’s Pizza & Pub has some of the best pizza and views in Cocoa Village. This family owned and operated restaurant rests in the heart of Cocoa Village and the outdoor patio overlooks the water. Since opening in 2006, Ryan’s has quickly become one of Brevard’s most loved pizza joints and hangout spots. Grab your pup and head over to Ryan’s Pizza & Pub’s outdoor patio for a slice of pizza the size of your head and a cold beer. You won’t be disappointed. For more info on Ryan’s, please call (321) 634-5555.
Village Idiot Pub
Village Idiot Pub, in Cocoa Village, is known for their eclectic décor, awesome beer selection and friendly staff. Throughout the week Village Idiot hosts weekly specials and events like trivia nights, themed parties and more. Another great thing about this pub? They love dogs! Bring your dog and invite some of your friends over to Village Idiot Pub, and play some board games and enjoy some beers at their outside patio. For more, please call (321) 301-4487.
Dog N’ Bone British Pub
While you enjoy 2-for-1 drinks during happy hour, Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Dog N’ Bone British Pub, your pup can enjoy treats and water! The Dog N’ Bone British Pub, in Cocoa Village, is a big fan of dogs (you probably guessed that from their name). This pub has been providing the city with an authentic British pub atmosphere for more than 10 years. The Pub hosts karaoke, trivia nights, live music and other events. Come over with Fido, grab a drink and check out the daily specials. For more, call (321) 636-9006.
Most sushi spots in Brevard don’t let you bring your dog with you, but Wabi Sabi, in Merritt Island, welcomes all well-behaved pups! Not to mention, they have some out-of-this-world sushi and pho. Take a seat on the covered patio with your pup, and enjoy some hot tea or sake. Ladies receive a complimentary glass of wine every Wednesday 4 p.m. till close. Score! While you’re there try some of the local favorites including the Sea of Love Roll, Monkey Brain appetizer or the Zombie Roll. For more, call (321) 452-0507.
Bugnutty Brewing Company
Tucked away off of Courtenay, in Merritt Island, Bugnutty Brewing Company is serving up one-of-a-kind craft brews that are sure to please any beer lover. You’ll find 15 to 20 beers on tap at any time, including IPAs, pale ales, porters, wheat beers and more. Bugnutty hosts brew pairing dinners for special events like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day and more. Order a Zues Will Smite Thee IPA (7.25 ABV) or Red Wheat and Blue (4.31 ABV), while your dog enjoys a homemade doggie treat made from grain, enriched flour and peanut butter. Treats for everyone, yay! For more, call (321) 452-4460.
Coasters Pub & Biergarten
Ah, the fresh air, a cold beer and your four-legged friend by your side. What’s better than that? At Coaster’s Pub & Biergarten, in Melbourne, you can relax on the lush covered patio with your pup and order a Reuben sandwich or one of their signature burgers. If you’re feeling creative, build your own burger! You can chose from any cheese and premium toppings like a fried egg or Hudson Valley Foie Gras. For more call (321) 779-BREW.
El Chico Mexican Restaurant
El Chico Mexican Restaurant, in Melbourne, definitely loves dogs. In fact, they love them so much that every dog that visits the patio on Wednesdays, El Chico will donate $1 to local pet rescues. Cheers to that! While you and your pup are hanging out on the patio, order some enchiladas, burritos, tacos or tamales. You won’t be disappointed. El Chico Mexican Restaurant is known for serving up delicious Mexican food, while being a welcoming host to your dogs. For more, please call (321) 722-4622.
Intracoastal Brewing Company
You know who loves dogs and beer? Intracoastal Brewing Company. Located in Melbourne, this microbrewery is bringing a constant-rotating cycle of quality beers to Brevard. Their outdoor patio has multiple picnic tables and plenty of space for your dogs to hangout. Intracoastal Hosts weekly events including Beer Yoga (yes, that’s a thing), trivia night and a run club. Recently tapped at Intracoastal Brewing is Great White IPA with grapefruit and the Red Dragon Point IPA. For more about Intracoastal Brewing Company and their pet-friendly atmosphere, please call (321) 872-7395.
Playalinda Brewing Company
Located in an old hardware store in downtown Titusville, Playalinda Brewing Company has quickly become one of the most popular breweries on the Space Coast. Their craft beer pleases everyone from beer aficionados to new beer drinkers. If you’re hungry they have an appetizing snack menu, serving dishes like buffalo chicken dip. Playalinda Brewing Co. has a tasting room and outdoor seating with a laid back atmosphere. Whenever you’re in the mood for highly crafted beer, head over to Playalinda Brewing Company and enjoy the fresh air. For more, please call (321) 225-8978.
By Alyssa Brady, Staff Writer