Hungry? Want to go out to dinner with your dog? It’s totally do-able in this city.  According to, a huge online dog travel database, there are more than 48 restaurants in Charlotte that allow dogs.

This list is based off the highest-rated restaurants and bars in Charlotte based on the tastiness of the food, the fun atmosphere and the overall awesome time your dog will have!

1.      The Wine Vault | 9009 J M Keynes Dr

In the University area? This wine and beer bar is nestled in the Shoppes at University Place. With multiple restaurants nearby, it’s a great place to take your dog, eat and hangout by the lake. BringFido reviewers say it’s a “wonderful patio” and very dog friendly—sometimes dozens of other poochies hang out there.

2.      River’s Edge Bar and Grille | 5000 Whitewater Parkway 

For great exercise and a day of fun, take your dog to the Whitewater Center! The River’s Edge Bar and Grille is a pet-friendly restaurant in the heart of it all—enjoy listening to live music, checking out the festivals and eating delicious, healthy foods. 

3.       VBGB Beer Hall and Garden | Parkway 920 Hamilton St.

As an award-winning bar, the VBGB Beer Hall and Garden boasts the largest patio in Charlotte—and it’s dog friendly. Their website calendar lets you plan for family-friendly events, guest DJs, game days, and food and drink specials. They even have a dog bath set up for those hot summer days! Reviewers rave that it’s a fun, exciting and clean environment for dogs.

4.      The Dog Bar in NoDa | 3307 Davidson St.

While the Dog Bar doesn’t serve food, it’s known as THE place to bring your dog when you’re craving a drink (plus they provide take-out menus for all the local restaurants). Well-behaved dogs are welcome indoors and out OFF LEASH, and you can even reserve space for a dog party. Upon your first visit, you can get a membership for a fee of $10 per dog (just be sure to bring your vaccinations records with you). BringFido reviewers rave about the unique atmosphere that dog lovers will surely enjoy. *Must be at least 18 years old to enter.*

Deanna Morono