While there have been a few dog friendly articles that have popped up in the last few years, we want to give a massive kudos to Lucy Revill from the Residents who first wrote about her favourite dog friendly spots to take Timmy the Terrier here In October 2018 we posted some pictures on our social media about our favourite dog friendly spots to take our pooch so we thought we would compile this to one super easy list you can find on the go! Now, we probably don't need to say this but please do not abuse this awesome privilege. When your dog is out and about with you at any of these spots inside or outside, make sure to ask yourself a few important questions;
1. Does my dog enjoy being taken to these places? If yes - have you got something to keep them occupied? If no - would they be happier at home?
2. Is my dog ok being petted by strangers? If no - it is ok to tell people not to pet them.
3. Do you have poop bags!?
4. Are you sure?
5. Is the footpath ok for them to walk on/ is there shade for them if it's hot?
6. Can anyone trip over my dog where I have chosen to sit?
7. Can people who don't like dogs get around me?
8. Will my dog be ok if there are other dogs there? If no - maybe leave them at home! Please do not flood your dog with things that they are afraid or unsure of.
9. If attending these places with a dog - ALWAYS ASK if you're allowed to pet their dog. You're not allowed to pet all humans without consent, let the doggos and their owners have a choice too.
Passed them all? Good, let's go! The below are listed in no particular order, if you want to check with them feel free to ring and check! We have listed their contact numbers, opening hours (subject to public holidays) addresses and Instagram's handles for you to check their vibe! We have also specified where you can take them inside vs outside/what their rules are! Photos are from personal use unless otherwise credited and tagged. Enjoy + tag us on instagram @thebarkinglotnz. If you spot any typos or errors - flick us a message too ;) Our Favourite Dog Friendly Cafe's:
Spruce Goose @Sprucegoosewellington
A - Cnr Moa Point Rd & Cochrane St, Lyall Bay P - 04 387 2277 (no phone bookings) Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 7am - 12midnight Fri - Sat: 7am - 2am D - Dogs allowed outside only C - Coffee Supreme
Queen Sally's Diamond Deli @queensallysdiamondeli A - 200 Queens Drive, Lyall Bay P - 04 3872829 Opening hours: Tues – Fri 7:00am – 4:00pm Sat – Sun 8:00am – 4:00pm D - Dogs allowed outside only C - Havana Coffee
P - 801 7717 Opening hours: Mon - Sun 8:00am - late D - Dogs allowed in sheltered outdoor area + regular outdoor area. They have a K9 Menu too!! Doggacino's (water & frothy milk sprinkled with beef stock, cold), a changing selection of gourmet dog biscuits, meat platters & deluxe mince for your dog's chops. C - Peoples Coffee
A - 21 Majoribanks St, Mount Victoria P - 021 088 43884 Opening hours: Tues - Fri 8:00am - 2:00pm Sat: 8:30am - 2:00pm D - Dogs allowed inside, no outdoor seating available but post outside if you need to attach their leash to it. C - Laffare
Photo credit: Richie Mcpaw instagram page
A - 1/31 Dixon Street, Te Aro P - 64 22 611 0756 Opening hours: Thurs + Fri 11:00am - 10:00pm (Late night Brownies!? heck yeah!) Sat 11:00am - 6:00pm Sun 11:00am - 4:00pm D: Dogs allowed inside, access upstairs only. They sell homemade dog treats too (human friendly if you are that way inclined) Make use of their BYOC and mug library! C - Havana Afro Cuban
Sixes & Sevens @sixes.and.sevens.deli
A - 51 Taranaki St, Te Aro P - 04 381 2822 Opening hours: Mon - Fri 7:00am - 4:00pm Sat + Sun 9:00am - 2:00 + At the Sunday Harbourside markets too D - Well behaved small dogs welcome if there is space, outdoor space too. C - Skunkwork Coffeeworks - they make it themselves
Customs by Coffee Supreme @customsbrews
A - 39 Ghuznee St, Wellington
P - 04-385 2129
Opening hours: Mon - Fri 7:30am - 4:00pm, Sat - Sun 8:30am - 4:00pm
D - Use your judgement on this one, it's a very small inside area so small dogs probably ok inside but outside tables available if you're unsure.
C - Coffee Supreme
Milk Crate @_milkcrate
A - 35 Ghuznee St, Te Aro
P - 04 802 5960
Opening hours Mon - Fri 7:30am - 4:00pm, Sat - Sun 8:30 - 4:00pm
D - Use your judgement on this one, it's a very small inside area so small dogs probably ok inside but outside tables available if you're unsure. There are always doggos at their outdoor tables.
C - Rich Coffee Roasters
Amsterdam Coffee/ Cosmic @amsterdamcoffeeshopnz
A - 97 Cuba St, Wellington
P - 04-385 3847
Opening hours Mon + Tues 7:30am - 6:00pm, Weds 7:30am - 7:00pm, Thurs + Fri 7:30am - 8:00pm, Sat 8:30am - 8:00pm, Sun 9:30am - 6:00pm
D - Takeaway only but they love doggos, we've been able to pop into Cosmic before with doggo too!
Pour & Twist@pourandtwist
A - 13 Garrett Street, Te Aro
E - email@example.com Opening hours: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:30pm Sat - Sun 8:30am - 5:00pm Closed Tuesdays D - Use your judgement on this one, it's a very small inside area so small dogs probably ok inside but outside seating available if you're unsure.
C - They use lots of different types of coffees! Rocket Coffee, Flight Coffee, Rich Coffee, Coffee Supreme, Peoples etc.
Pour & Twist are New Zealand's First and only manual coffee bar! Great place if you love a filter coffee or want to try something new! Their Co-Coffee is our favourite - Coffee over coconut water and ice uhhh-mazing.
Prefab Eatery @prefabeatery
A - 14 Jessie St, Te Aro
P - 04 385 2263 Opening hours: Mon - Fri 7:00am - 3:30 Sat - 8:00am - 3:30am Closed Sundays D - Outdoor seating available - ask a member of staff / Bridget if you want to check before assuming you can sit inside too. C - Acme & Co Coffee
Southern Cross @thecrosswellington
A - 39 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro P - 04 384 9085 Opening hours Mon - Fri 8:00am - Late Sat + Sun 9:00am - late D - Dogs are only allowed in the outside garden bar - check with their duty manager on the day to check. C - Havana Coffee
A - 15 Marion Street, Te Aro Opening hours: Tues - Fri 7:00am - 4:00pm Sat - Sun 9:00am - 4:00pm D - Dogs allowed inside, they have a resident dog called Peaches there daily C - Good Fortune Coffee
Pickle & Pie @pickleandpie_deli
Picture credit: Richie McPaw "richiemcpaw: For my birthday, the hoomans with the ca$$h money took me out for brunch.I got my own side pastrami from @pickleandpie_deli pastrami, couldn’t eat the peppercorns. 9/10. Would return again for the pastrami"
A - 2 Lombard St, Te Aro P - 04 979 6284 Opening hours: Mon - Fri 7:00am - 8:30pm Sat 8:00am - 8.30pm Sun 8:00 - 4:00pm D - Dogs allowed in outdoor seating, no bookings - walk ins only C - Coffee Supreme
Mojo Poneke @mojo_poneke
A - 1 Clyde Quay Wharf Te Aro P - 04 979 9283 Opening hours: Mon: 7:00am - 6:00pm Tues- Fri: 7:00am - 9:00pm Sat: 8:00am - 9:00pm Sun: 8:00am - 6:00pm Public Holidays: 8:00am - 4:00pm D - Dogs allowed in outdoor seating, no bookings - walk ins only C - Mojo Coffee
Raglan Roast @raglanroast
Photo credit: Raglan Roast Facebook page A - 40 Abel Smith st, Te Aro P - 04 801 6558 Opening hours: Sat + Sun 8:00am - 5:00pmMon - Fri 6:30am - 5:00pm Takeaway coffee only with doggo Holland St A - 12 Holland st, Te Aro, P - 04 282 1350 Opening hours: 7:00am - TBC close time C - Raglan Roast Brown Lightning Chaffers Dock A - 22 Herd St, Te Aro P - 04 384 9030 Opening hours Mon - Fri 7:00am - tbc close time Sat + Sun - 8:00am - tbc close time C - Raglan Roast Brown Lightning They have three/four/ five? stores in Wellington - these are great to go to if you're out walking and want a good coffee while you're walking. While not technically dog friendly we wanted to include this is a good one to go to if you're on the run/walk. They keep it simple. $2.50 black coffee, $3 for white coffee + 50c for takeaway/ BYOC and no extra takeaway charge. $20 for 7 coffees in their honesty book.
Other cafes we hear are dog friendly and you should try out... Karaka Cafe - outside only Picnic Cafe - outside only Cafe Mode - their website isn't working for us to link it? Lola Stays - Inside & outside ok The Larder - Miramar, outside only Park Kitchen - Miramar, outside only Cafe Polo - Miramar, outside only
Our pal, Richie McPaw writes some excellent reviews - go have a look at his page. Always a good laugh!
Our Favourite Doggo Friendly Bars: Garage Project 91 Aro @garageproject91aro
Picture credit: @Garageproject91aro P.S we miss you Olga! A - 91 Aro Street, Te Aro P - Ph: 802-5324 Opening hours: Mon: Closed Tues - Thurs 3:00pm - 10:00pm Fri - Sun12:00pm - 10:00pm D - Dogs welcome inside
Garage Project Cellar Door - Off Licence, not a bar but you can still buy beer + wine here @garageproject
A - 68 Aro Street, Te Aro P - 04 8311891 Opening Hours: Sun - Mon 12:00pm - 7:30pm Tues 12:00 pm - 8:00pm Weds + Thurs 12:00pm - 8:00pm Fri + Sat 10:00am - 9:00pm D - Dogs allowed inside, the staff will lose their sh*t if you let them pat your dog :)
Goldings Freedive Bar @goldingsfd
A - 14 Leeds Street P - 04-381 3616 Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 12:00pm - 12:00pm - last drinks no later than 11:15pm D - Dogs allowed inside, outdoor seating also available the staff will lose their sh*t if you let them pat your dog :) Smoke free bar!! You can order pizza from Pizza Pomodoro every night from 5-9.30pm and lunchtime Wednesday to Saturday.
Parrot Dog @parrotdogbar A - 60/66 Kingsford Smith St, Lyall Bay P - 04-384 8077 Opening Hours: Wednesday 3-10pm Thursday 3-10pm Friday 11am-LATE Saturday 11am-LATE Sunday 11am-10pm D - Dogs allowed inside, outdoor seating also available
Heyday Beer Co @heydaybeerco
A - 264 Cuba St. Te Aro. Wellington. P - 020 4 HEYDAY (439329) Opening hours: Monday - Tues: 11:00am - 11:00pm Weds - Thurs: 11:00am - 12:00am Fri - Sat: 11:00am - 1:00am Sun: 11:00am - 12:00am D: Dogs allowed inside, outdoor seating also available
Rogue & Vagabond
A - 18 Garrett St, Te Aro P - 04-381 2321 Opening hours: Monday - Weds: 11:00am - 12:00am Thurs - Sat: 11:00am - 02:00am Sunday: 11:00am - 12:00am D - Dogs allowed inside and outside seating also available
Photo credit: Basque Wellington A - 8 Courtenay Place P - 04 802 5585 Opening hours: Mon - Thur: 3:30pm 'til late Fri - Sun 12:00pm 'til late D- Dogs allowed inside + on their rooftop bar
Little Beer Quarter @LBQwelly
A - 6 Edward Street
P - 04 803 3304 Opening hours: Mon - 3:30pm - 02:00am Tues - Sat 12:00pm - 02:00am Sun - 3:00pm - 02:00am D - Dogs allowed inside + outdoor seating available, it's a pretty small venue so probably better to leave the big doggos at home.
HUSK Bar & Eatery (also open as Cafe + Off Licence) @Huskbar
A - 62 Ghuznee Street, Te Aro P - 04 282 0583 Opening hours: Mon - Fri - 8:00am - late Sat + Sun 9:00am - late D - Dogs allowed inside the top area in front of bar + outside courtyard/allyway C - Karamu Coffee Also an off licence, take your flagon and fill her up!
Fortune Favours @fortunefavoursnz
A - 7 Leeds Street, Te Aro P - 04 595 4092 Opening hours: Sun - Thurs 11:00 am till 11:00pm Fri & Sat 11:00am till 12:00am D - Dogs allowed inside - staff have a "wall of fame" for Fortune Favour doggos! Also an off licence, take your flagon and fill her up! They have dog treats from their spent mash and Fix & Fogg Peanut Butter too!
Blackdog Brewery @blackdogbrewco
A - 216 Cuba Street, Te Aro P - 04 801 8491 Opening hours: Mon: Closed Tues - Thurs 3:00pm - late Fri 2:00pm - late Sat + Sun 12:00pm - late D - Dogs allowed inside
Waitoa Social Club @waitoasocialclub A - 32 Waitoa Road, Hataitai P - 022 466 2759 Opening hours: Mon - Thurs 4:00pm–10:00pm Fri 4:00pm – late Sat 12:00pm–late Sun 12pm–10pm D - Dogs allowed inside
Third Eye - Tuatara
A - 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro P - 04 803 3948 Opening hours: Sun- Weds12:00pm - 8:00pm Thurs 12:00pm - 9.30pm Fri + Sat 12:00pm - 'Til late D - Dogs allowed inside + outside
Boneface Brewery @boneface_brewing_co A - 27 Blenheim Street, Upper Hutt P - 04-529 7042 Opening hours: Weds - Sun 11:00am - 9:00pm D - Dogs allowed inside
Panhead Brewery @panheadcustomales
A - Unit 21 South Pacific Industrial Park, 27 Blenheim Street, Upper Hutt P - 0800 726 432 (Ext. 1) Opening hours: Weds 1:00pm - late Thurs - Sun 11:00am - late D - Dogs allowed inside
The Bresolin @thebresolin
Photo credit: Richie McPaw
A - 278 Willis Street, Te Aro P - 04 801 5152 Opening hours: Mon - Fri 7:30am - late Sat + Sun 9:00am - late D - Dogs allowed in their outdoor courtyard C - Gentlemen's Beans
St Johns Bar & Restaurant @stjohnsbarwgtn
A - 5 Cable Street, Te Aro P - 04 801 8017 Opening hours: Mon - Fri 11:00am - late Sat + Sun 10:00 am - late D - Dogs allowed in their outdoor area C - Revive Coffee
Whistling Sisters @whistlingsisters
A - Cnr Ghuznee Street t + Taranaki St P - 04 381 3208 Opening hours: Mon - Thurs 3:00pm 12:00pm Fri 11:30am - 01:00am Sat 10:00am - 01:00am Sun 10:00 am - 12:00am D - Dogs allowed in the outside area C - Their own roast of beans
Other bars we hear are dog friendly and you should try out...
Other noteworthy dog-friendly places: Smack Bang Store @smackbangstore "Home is where the dog is" Not a cafe or bar but a store that sells beautiful homewares for you and for your pet! A - 17 Tory Street, Te Aro P - 04-385 4138 W - https://smackbang.co.nz/ D - Dogs allowed inside!! Well behaved
Other places we hear are dog friendly and you should try out... Bunnings Mitre 10 Palmers - plants and pooches!? We are in!
The Big Picture @thebigpicwgtn
Picture credit: @peyjbel
For all your printing needs! A - 16 Fifeshire Avenue,Te Aro, P - 04 384 2126 W - https://thebigpic.co.nz/services/ Opening hours Mon - Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm D - Dogs are allowed inside, our boy Samurai's mum works there and can confirm the staff all go nuts if a pupper or doggo comes in.
Have we missed any? Is your dog friendly place not listed and you want to be included? Email us firstname.lastname@example.org or slide into our DM's on Instagram or Facebook.