Our Dog-Friendly Hotel in New Orleans and More
The hardest part about traveling isn’t going through airport security checks or adjusting to different time zones. It’s having to leave your precious pup behind. (Even if you bring a phone full of photos and hire the best dog sitter, saying goodbye to a beloved furball is never easy.) Fortunately, New Orleans is a city that loves dogs—which is evident by the pet-welcoming policies in place at many local businesses. Including ours!
Lafayette Hotel (600 St. Charles Ave.)
Yep, we are one of the few pet-friendly hotels in New Orleans! Your fur babies are more than welcome here (40 pounds max, a limit of two pets), and we’re even located right by Lafayette Square Park, which has dog-friendly areas. Just be sure to bring some baggies to clean up after your pooch.
Erin Rose (811 Conti St.)
This quintessential Irish pub is for the dogs—and it’s also a fantastic place to get a Harp or Guinness on tap, an eye-opening Irish coffee, or a hefty po-boy, made in the rear by pop-up Killer Po-Boys.
WINO (610 Tchoupitoulas St.)
More than 100 wines are available by the ounce at this high-tech, self-service wine bar, where appetizers like hummus and baked brie are on the menu. It’s a great place to refine your palate while spending quality time with your doggo.
Tahyo Tavern (1140 Decatur St.)
Owned by the Torres family, who stars in Animal Planet’s Pitbull and Parolees, this bar isn’t just dog-friendly–it’s completely dog-centric. Proceeds at the tavern, which takes the Cajun word for “big, hungry dog” as its name, benefit Villalobos Rescue Center in the upper 9th Ward. Each drink you buy feeds a rescue dog for a day, and there are even nonalcoholic, vitamin-laced beers that your pooch can drink alongside you.
Three Legged Dog Bar & Grill (400 Burgundy St.)
This late-night dive serves its drinks strong and its boiled crawfish spicy–and dogs are more than welcome to join in on the fun.
A walk on the Mississippi River
Scenic, breezy and teeming with activity, a walk along the Mississippi River might be almost as good as riding in a car with the windows rolled down, from Fido’s perspective. The 3.59-mile promenade features street performers, parks and beautiful river views. There’s also a dog run tucked away further downriver, in Crescent Park. To get there, just stroll east along the Moonwalk until it ends, then walk along North Peter until it intersects with Marigny Street. There, you’ll see a staircase and elevator that will grant you and your pup access to the 1.4 mile linear riverfront park. The dog run is at the opposite end from the entrance, so your pet will have plenty of ground to sniff and explore.
Café Amelie (912 Royal St.)
This French Quarter restaurant boasts a charming 150-year-old courtyard, where dogs are welcome. Shrimp and grits, chicken and andouille gumbo and blackened catfish are menu standouts, and if you ask nicely, the kitchen might just fry up some bacon just for your pup.
The Jimani (141 Chartres St.)
Since 1971, this casual sports pub has welcome football fans, tourists, ghosts (according to the bar’s website) and yes, even dogs to its premises. Grab a Chicago-style hot dog and a bacon bloody Mary and prepare to yell “Who Dat!”
Trenasse (444 St Charles Ave., Ste 100, Intercontinental Hotel)
At first glance, this modern, sleek Creole eatery may appear too sophisticated for canine dinners, but don’t worry: there’s covered outdoor seating where dogs are welcome. Frankly, raw oysters on the half shell taste better when consumed al fresco, anyway.
Carmo (527 Julia St.)
Vegan-friendly Caribbean fare in a quirky, art-hung space on bustling Julia Street? It’s the perfect spot to wind down after a night of gallery hopping…and Rover is welcome, too.
The Bulldog (3636 Magazine St., 5135 Canal St.)
As its name suggests, The Bulldog is canine-friendly. Dogs are allowed on the shady patios at both locations, as long as they are leashed. More than 60 draft beers and more than 100 canned brews are available at the casual pub, making it a great place to unwind with a burger, a draft beer and your best friend.