The dog days of summer may be coming to an end, but there is still plenty of time to get out with your best friend… and we're talking "Man's Best Friend" here. With the temperatures cooling soon, there is no better time to bring the pup out and about.
Did you know that Departed Soles actually allows dogs inside their brewery? Since they don't serve any food, dogs are always welcome to tag along. Your furry friend is welcome during all hours of operation, as long as they are on a leash. Yet another reason to love the local brewery. Departed Soles is open Wednesday through Sunday. 150 Bay St. #2A
Milk Sugar Love
Okay, so you can't chill out with your dog in the ice cream shop, but they do serve a special batch of ice cream just for K9s. Their dog-friendly ice cream is only available at the Hamilton Park location. Have a night day with your dog and enjoy your confections in the park across the street. 19 McWilliams Pl.
This biergarten is super dog-friendly—how could they not be with all that outdoor area? Plenty of water bowls on sight and space for dogs of all shapes, sizes, and breeds. They are even hosting a puppy party on Thursday, August 29th, sponsored by the Liberty Humane Society and Tito's Handmade Vodka. Of course, you are encouraged to bring the pup—surprises are in-store from 4-9pm. Dog-friendly indeed! 3 2nd St.
Zeppelin Hall is another place with a plethora of outdoor space. Enjoy the rotating selection of both U.S. craft and European imported beer with over 100 to choose from. Lounge out on one of 30-foot picnic tables on the back patio. There is room for all sorts of friends, including your dog. Dogs are only permitted in the outdoor space and unfortunately, pitbulls are not allowed. 88 Liberty View Dr.
Rooftop at Exchange Place
Since this rooftop bar is in a pet-friendly hotel, dogs are, in fact, allowed on the rooftop. How cute would a photo of your pooch and that view be for the gram? Dogs are only allowed during daytime hours. 1 Exchange Pl.
Wonder Bagels Downtown
Their Downtown Jersey City location has a rather large patio space for a bagel shop. It's the perfect place to grab breakfast on the morning walk. They even have a resident cat, so your dog might make a new friend. A win-win and a woof-woof. 517 Jersey Ave.
This hot American eatery has ample patio space for your favorite member of the family. Located in the beautiful Paulus Hook neighborhood, a walk after your meal is highly recommended. They serve lunch and dinner daily and brunch on the weekends. 187 Warren St.
Light Horse Tavern
Light Horse Tavern is another great American eatery with a whole lot of patio space. Customers on Yelp rave about how dog-friendly this place is. No side-eye glances from the staff here. You and Fido are both welcome. 199 Washington St.
This vegetarian/vegan-friendly brunch and lunch spot has an adorable back patio… and they allow doggies! It is BYOB if you're looking to get boozy. Let's be honest, it makes playing fetch afterward a little more entertaining. Riverview and Washington Park are both nearby. 38 Congress St.
Ed & Mary's
This chill spot has dog-friendly outdoor seating. They'll even cook food for your dog at the cost of a side. A nice and dog-friendly gesture! 174 Coles St.
Written by Kaitlyn De Leonardis
Jersey City born, Kait loves how the city has flourished since her childhood, and the fact that she can now enjoy it as an adult. She can often be found running by the waterfront, in the local vintage shops or killing it on the foosball table at South House. Her hobbies include brunch, shopping, and Instagram. What like those aren't hobbies? Follow her outfits and antics @outfittedand_about!