Round of a-paws, please. From bars just for dogs like Unleashed Dog Bar to spoiling your pup with royal treatments at The Nobel Dog Hotel, it makes sense that GVL was named on Livability’s list as the most dog-friendly city in SC.
Whether you’re in need of a drinking paw-tner at a local brewery, hitting the shops on Main Street, or just dining out, well bone appétit. Get ready to dig into this guide for dog-friendly businesses around the 864.
Pro tip: You can use BringFido to find more dog-friendly restaurants, pet-friendly hotels and events, too. DYK it was founded right here in Greenville?
🐾 Breweries + taprooms
Birds Fly South Ale Project, 1320 Hampton Ave. | Friends and furiends alike can enjoy the wide open space of the large lawn in Hampton Station.
Brewery 85, 6 Whitlee Ct. | Enjoy craft beer in the taproom or on the patio with your pup.
Carolina Bauernhaus, 556 Perry Ave. | Choose from 15+ beers and snacks inside or under the covered, open air patio. Reader Sally B. says it’s “very dog friendly!”
The Community Tap, 217 Wade Hampton Blvd. | Indulge in 20+ beers on tap, food trucks, + a pet-friendly atmosphere.
The Dapper Dog, 201 Murray Dr. | Let your pup run free at this off-leash dog bar while you enjoy a drink.
Double Stamp Brewery, 819 Laurens Rd. | Celebrate Pup Tuesday each week at Double Stamp by bringing in your pup + enjoying a $5 pint.
Eighth State Brewing Co., 400 Augusta St. | Find a seat outside and order from this brewery’s menu of food and in house + locally brewed beers.
Fireforge Crafted Beer, 311 E. Washington St. | Enjoy a sunny day at a table outside, snag the couch in the Garage, or take a seat at one of the high top tables inside.
Growler Haus, 12 Lois Ave. | Dogs are welcome on the outside patio to take in the views of the Village of West Greenville.
Hoppin’, 118 N. Markley St., Ste. 102 | Self-pour your own drink before picking your favorite spot — dogs are welcome all over Hoppin.
Liability Brewing Company, 109 W. Stone Ave., Ste. D | Sip on a beer with your pup at a table outside, + if you’re hungry you can pick up a bite next door at Moe’s Original BBQ or World Piece.
Pangaea Brewing Co., 115 Welborn St. | People (and dog) watch with a Valhalla IPA in hand on the trailside patio space.
Southernside Brewing Co., 25 Delano Dr. | Reward yourself and your pup with a post-trail-run drink and snack on the outdoor patio or lawn.
Swamp Rabbit Brewery & Taproom, 26 S. Main St., Travelers Rest | The best spot is outside on the back porch or across the parking lot under the covered patio, with plenty of water bowls (and beer) to go around.
Tetrad Brewing Co., 603 E. Stone Ave. | Bring your pup any day of the week, but don’t miss its weekly event Pawdicures and Pints every other Saturday.
Thomas Creek Brewery, 2054 Piedmont Hwy. | Enjoy happy hour everyday from 4-6 p.m., trivia on Thursdays, and rotating food trucks with your best friend by your side.
Traveler’s Taproom, 2624 Poinsett Hwy. | Reader Priscilla F. says, “It has a large indoor area for those rainy days you want your pooch with you but don’t want to be outdoors.”
The Unleashed Dog Bar, 69 Rocky Slope Rd. | Sip beer + wine while letting your dog roam off-leash in the dog park — or lounge inside, leash-on.
YeeHaw Brewing Co., 307 E. McBee Ave., Ste. C | Catch football this season on the turf-covered outdoor space under the big screen.
🐾 Wineries + cideries
City Scape Winery, 589 Dunklin Bridge Rd., Pelzer | Wine not bring your pup along for a tasting? Enjoy views from the upper deck or find space to sprawl downstairs and out back.
Distinct Cider Room, 46 Lois Ave., Unit H | This Village of West Greenville says, ”your fur babies are welcome to join you” on its outside alley and courtyard.
Elevation 966 Winery, 301 Airport Rd. H | Pups are welcome inside and out this local winery and tasting room.
Kennington Family Winery, 507 Beaver Dam Rd, Marietta | There’s plenty of green space for you and your pup — snag an adirondack chair and a glass of wine by the firepit.
Wellborn Winery, 245 Mush Creek Rd., Travelers Rest | Enjoy a wine tasting on the patio with your pup by your side.
🐾 Coffee shops
Cohesive Coffee, 301 Airport Rd., Unit I | Sip outside on the patio while you work remote or enjoy the day off.
Crossroads Vintage, Warehouse at Vaughns, 109 W. Trade St. | Bring you pup for a morning coffee in The Container Courtyard.
Grateful Brew, 501 S. Pleasantburg Dr. | Enjoy the great outdoors at a picnic table or cozy indoors at Grateful Brew’s bar with your good boy or girl by your side.
Methodical Coffee, multiple locations | Coffee and dog lovers alike are welcome to enjoy a cuppa with their pup at the seating areas outside.
Mountain Goat Coffee, 120 Shaw St. | After grabbing an iced latte and weekday waffle, grab your pup from the car and sit on the covered porch.
Scandi Tiny Coffee, 301 Simply Less Cir., Greer | Cozy up next to the fire pit or lounge in the lawn — we have a feeling your dog will be happy with either.
The Village Grind, 1258 Pendleton St. | The covered patio is the perfect spot for your and your pup to enjoy a coffee break.
Bonus: The Roaming Ritual, locations vary | Bring your pup to this Airstream trailer-turned mobile coffee shop where it’s popping up around town — check pet policies for locations listed in its weekly schedule online.
The Bohemian, 2 W. Stone Ave. | This North Main eater has plenty of outdoor seating for you and your four-legged friend.
Coastal Crust, 1254 Pendleton St. | Post up on the dog-freindly outdoor patio before you dig into your pie
Double Dogs, 110 Milestone Way | As if the name wasn’t enough, this sports bar welcomes dogs on its patio + even has featured dogs of the month.
HabiTap, 1325 Miller Rd. | HabiTap boasts a dog-friendly covered patio along with a spacious outdoor area for playing with leashed pets.
Gather GVL, 126 Augusta St. | This destination of shipping containers-turned-food trucks is dog friendly on the weekdays (but not weekends).
Hometeam BBQ, 815 Laurens Rd. | While dogs can’t sit inside the main restaurant, they will be greeted with fresh water and maybe a scrap or two on the screened-in porch.
Lewis Barbecue, 214 Rutherford St. | Stroll up with your pup to the outdoor window to order brisket and all the fixin’s before taking a seat on the covered patio.
Mac’s Speed Shop, 930 S. Main St. | Enjoy views of the game, wings, and 100+ beers from the covered outdoor patio.
Moe’s Original Barbecue, 109 W. Stone Ave. Ste. B | Cozy up to the firepit with Fido, plus grab a pre-or post meal beer at Liability Brewing Co. right next door.
Nose Dive, 116 S. Main St. | Pups and people alike are welcome to dine at an outdoor table overlooking Main Street.
Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack, 420 Laurens Rd. | Rocky’s heated patio is the perfect lunch spot with furiends.
Sidewall Pizza Company, 99 Cleveland St. and other locations | We won’t say anything if you slip a bite of breadstick or two under the picnic tables on Sidewall’s outdoor patio.
Smoke on the Water, 1 Augusta St., #202 | Take a seat underneath the West Greenville mural on the patio for an iconic photo backdrop for you + your dog.
Soby’s, 207 S. Main St. | Sit inside the tent during the colder months and among the trees in the warmers month’s with your dog on Soby’s patio.
Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery, 205 Cedar Lane Rd. | Swing in for a turkey pesto sandwich and some organic dog treats after a jaunt down the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail.
Tipsy Taco, 15 Conestee Ave. and other locations | Find a bowl of water on the covered porch for your good boy or girl and a margarita for yourself.
Todaro Pizza GVL, 116 N. Markley St. | Choose a picnic table on the turf lawn before digging into a buffalo chicken pizza.
Universal Joint, 300 E. Stone Ave. | Grab a bite on the large patio, which has plenty of room for pups and bowls of water.
White Duck Taco Shop, Multiple locations | Find a spot on the lawn at the Hampton Station location or snag an outdoor picnic table at the Airport Road location.
Willy Taco Feed & Seed, 217 Laurens Rd. | The indoor-outdoor bar and spread of patio seating makes this spot a perfect date night for you and your dog.
🐾 Hotels and rentals
Aloft Greenville Downtown, 5 N. Laurens St. | Dogs weighing up to ~40 lbs are welcome. Pro tip: If you’re looking to add another pup to your family, don’t miss the pet adoption area by the check-in desk.
The Westin Poinsett, 120 S. Main St. | Stay in the heart of downtown with your best bud — dogs up to 40 lbs max incurs a $75 per room per night fee and signed waiver at check-in.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Downtown Greenville, 950 S. Main St. | According to BringFido, this downtown hotel welcomes two pets of any size for an additional fee of $75 for stays of one to four nights and $125 for longer stays.
Historic condo, Downtown | 2BR, 1BA | You and up to two dogs of any size can stay within walking distance of Main Street’s pet-friendly shops and restaurants.
Beautiful Bungalow, North Main | 2BR, 2BA | Sleep in late with your pups before hitting McPherson Park across the street.
Bee’s Knees, West End | 3BR, 2BA | Up to two pets less than 50 lbs and their humans will be just a short distance form Gather GVL and the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail.
Bonus: Noble Dog Hotel, | Treat your pup to a night at this luxury pet resort, complete with TV and a bedtime story — sorry humans, pups only.
Anthropologie, 1 N. Main St. | We have a feeling your pup will love the smells of Volcano candles and TOCCA perfume as much as you will.
Mast General Store, 111 N. Main St. | Pups are welcome on all three levels of this downtown shop — don’t miss the dog toys, collars, and treats section on the main floor by the stairs.
O.P. Taylors, 117 N. Main St. | This toy shop is fit for kids (young and old) and dogs year-round.
Orvis, 1 N. Main St. | Bring your pup into this store to pick out the perfect collar or dog bed.
Paw Paws USA , 400 Birnie St., Ste. F | Just just outside of downtown to shop locally made gifts for your dog and all its four-legged friends.
Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming, 7 W. North St. | Refuel from a walk up and down Main Street with baked treats of all kinds.
The Barkery Bistro, 2123 Augusta St. | Take it from Teddy, one of GVL’s most social media famous dogs — you’ll want a treat or two from this local bakery.
🐾 Parks and trails
Cleveland Park, 150 Cleveland Park Dr. | Roam 100+ acres of this historic Greenville park along the Reedy River with your pup on-leash — don’t miss the dog bag station at The Stables at Cleveland Park for picking up after your pup.
Fernwood Nature Trail, Cleveland Park | After exploring the park, jump across the street to this .5-mile nature trail featuring native trees and creatures your pup is sure to love.
Conestee Nature Preserve, 840 Mauldin Rd. | Cross boardwalks, walk paved trails, and explore wooded paths in this expansive preserve — check trailhead signs for where your pup can and can’t go.
Conestee Dog Park, 840 Mauldin Rd. | There are two large, off-leash dog parks — one for small dogs and one for large — right next to Conestee Nature Preserve.
Falls Park, 601 S. Main St. | Hit the Prisma Health Swamp rabbit Trail to explore this downtown park and take advantage of a photo op on the Liberty Bridge.
Legacy Park, 336 Rocky Slope Rd. | Enjoy a coffee from Chestnut Cofee House + Market and bring the kids and pups for a stroll through this family and dog-friendly park.
McPherson Park, 120 E. Park Ave. | Explore Greenville’s oldest park with your dog on its walking trail with bridges that cross a small creek.
Paris Mountain State Park, 2401 State Park Rd. | Dogs on leash (6 ft long or less) can hit any of the 17 miles of trails within this park — City Editor Kyle + her pup, Pinto recommend the Brissy Ridge Trail to the Pipsissewa Trail to North Lake and up Kanuga for a round trip day hike.
Pelham Mill Dog Park, 2790 E. Phillips Rd., Greer | Take in a little bit of history at this National Register of Historic Places-recognized spot, with views of the Enoree River + the remains of an old mill.