Round of a-paws, please. From spending a beach day with your pup to playing fetch at the county park, it makes sense that Charleston is filled with a plethora of places eager to welcome you and your furry friend.
Whether you’re in need of a drinking paw-tner at a local brewery or just dining out, bone appétit. Get ready to dig into this guide for dog-friendly spots around the 843.
Pro tip: You can use BringFido to find more dog-friendly restaurants, pet-friendly hotels, and events, too.
- Hobcaw Brewing Company | Dogs are welcome outside and in the warehouse space at this brewery in Mount Pleasant — be sure to have your furry friend on a leash.
- Estuary Beans & Barley | Bring your well-behaved pup on a leash and enjoy food, coffee, beer, and wine plus fun events every week at this Johns Island spot.
- Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co. | You and your furry friend can hang out in the outdoor seating areas of this downtown brewery while you sip on flights, pints, and pitchers.
Frothy Beard Brewing Company | With 30+ rotating taps and weekly events, Frothy is a great place to bring your four-legged friend to chill out on the patio.
- Poogan’s Porch | Named after a neighborhood pup who loved this local spot, Poogan’s welcomes dogs to dine with their owners on the porch.
- Lost Dog Cafe | Chill on the patio with your dog at this breakfast and lunch spot on Folly Beach. The cafe’s name was inspired by a dog named Hocus who liked to go on adventures.
- Chico Feo | Eat tacos, drink cocktails, listen to live music, and sit at a picnic table with your four-legged friend at this eatery by the beach.
- Taco Boy | Your dog is sure to make a few friends on the pet-friendly outdoor patio while you enjoy a margarita — don’t forget to have your pup on a leash.
- Brown Dog Deli | Relax at an outdoor table with your dog while you dig into sandwiches and wraps and enjoy local cold brew.
- Morris Island | Accessible only by boat, this island allows off-leash pups to play. If you don’t have a boat, Adventure Harbor Tours offers a dog-friendly island tour.
- Isle of Palms Beach | Dogs can be off-leash April 1-September 14 from 5-9 a.m. and September 15-March 31 before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. Pups must be leashed at all other times.
- Kiawah Beachwalker Park | Dogs must be leashed at all times at this park on the west end of Kiawah Island featuring beach access, a boardwalk, and a river view.
- The Charleston Place | Dogs of all sizes are welcome at this downtown hotel and pet sitters are available through the concierge — tell the reservations team if you’d like to bring your four-legged friend.
- John Rutledge House Inn | Book accommodations for you and your furry friend for an additional daily fee by contacting the concierge directly to reserve a dog-friendly room.
- Wentworth Mansion | Spoil your pup with the two-night Wentworth Mansion Dog Package including accommodations, welcome treats, a $40 gift card to 60 Bull Cafe, and a $30 gift card to Woof Gang Bakery.
- The Dog Park at James Island County Park | The off-leash dog park at this county park features separate fenced-in sections for large and small dogs, dog washing areas, and a lake.
- The Dog Park at Palmetto Islands County Park | Let your pup run around this off-leash dog park at Palmetto Islands County Park and then cool off in the shaded area.
- The Dog Park at Wannamaker County Park | Your dog can get some exercise off-leash in the fenced-in area and then splash around at the spray fountain.
- The Dog Park at Johns Island County Park | This off-leash dog park features a dog washing area, water fountains, and an off-leash area for your pups to exercise and socialize.
- Hampton Park Dog Run | Head to Hampton Park Dog Run with your four-legged friend to play in a fenced-in area and enjoy a mix of sun and shade.
- West Ashley Greenway | The West Ashley Greenway is an out-and-back rail trail with water views that’s great for walking your dog.
- Laurel Hill County Park Trail | Follow a five-mile dirt path with your furry friend on a leash through Laurel Hill County Park.
- Charles Towne Nature Trail | This one-mile trail at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site offers scenic views of the Ashley River.
- Pitt Street Bridge | Enjoy waterfront scenery and the sunset on this bridge with your four-legged friend.
- Stono River County Park | Stroll 1.5 miles with your dog on a leash and be treated to river views at this county park.