Your guide to dog-friendly businesses in Columbia, SC

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Ringo + a specialty dog beer from Craft and Draft | Photo via @ringoretriever_

If you’re anything like us, you’re always looking for ways that your dog can wag along in your daily outings. Many local businesses not only welcome, but encourage you to bring along your furry friends. We created this guide so you can find the paw-fect place next time you’re trying to sniff out dog-friendly businesses around town. 🐶

Here is where to eat, drink, shop, sit + stay with your pet:  

Five Points

Randall enjoying a cold beverage at Jake’s | Photo via @adventures.of.randall

Drip Coffee, 729 Saluda Ave. | Pets allowed inside too.

Fit Columbia, 2121 College St. | We have aerial yoga with dogs AND yoga with dogs…” — @FIT29205

The Gourmet Shop, 724 Saluda Ave.

Home Team BBQ, 700 Harden St.

Jake’s on Devine, 2112 Devine St. | “We are always dog friendly on our back deck until 10 pm! Tuesdays + Thursdays are #YappyHour w/ drink specials and extra measures in place for our furiends! 🐶🐾” — @jakesondevine

Pawley’s Front Porch, 827 Harden St. | Both you and your pup can stay hydrated with water bowls + local brews. 

Publico, 2013 Greene St. | Check out their puppy menu. 100% of their puppy plate sales are donated to SQ Rescue.

The Vista

Cooper checking out the menu at Hickory Tavern | Photo via @coopercruiser

Columbia Craft Brewing, 520 Greene St. | While you’re there, we recommend the Columbia Craft Hazy IPA that features 5 different hop varieties and has aromas of white peach, mango, pineapple + orange gummies. 

Cupcake DownSouth, 1213 Lincoln St. | “Cupcake DownSouth has pupcakes for sale & for order! Also a table out front where people and their pups are welcome to sit (Unfortunately no dogs inside the bakery though)” — Courtney R.

Gervais & Vine, 620 Gervais St. | “Gervais and vine has a dog friendly porch! Roberta, the owner, loves pups!” — Ally C.

Grill Marks, 711 Gervais St. | Order a bag of “Grill Barks” or a treat served on a frisbee.

Hickory Tavern, 907 Senate St. | “Hickory Tavern. Both upstairs and downstairs patios.” — Barbara M.

smallSUGAR, 709 Gervais St. | Get your sweet fix in while your pup catches some rays on the patio. 

Thirsty Fellow, 621 Gadsden St.

Main Street

Maverick eyeing up a sweet treat from Sweet Cream Co. | Photo via @mav_the_sav__

Cantina 76, 301 Main St. | “Cantina on main, they bring your dog a water bowl and offer a shredded chicken taco with a plate for your pup. Great experience for our 🐕” — @lisawstephenson

Drip Coffee, 1441 Main St.

Hampton Street Vineyard, 1201 Hampton St. | “Hampton Street Vineyard outside patio!” — Leigh T.

Main Course, 1624 Main St. 

Market on Main, 1320 Main St. #150 | “Bring them furbabies to Market! We host many adoption events Friday afternoons as well!!!” — @marketonmaincolasc

Mast General Store, 1601 Main St. | “Mast General Store – they have actual events for dogs!” — Susan A.

The Grand, 1621 Main St.

Sweet Cream Co., 1627 Main St. | “@sweetcreamco for a scoop of “The Scout” 😎— @chloerodgers

Devine St.

Ringo + a specialty dog beer from Craft and Draft | Photo via @ringoretriever_

Arabesque, 2930 Devine St.

Craft and Draft, 2706 Devine St. | Heading out on a hot day? Don’t sweat it— dogs are welcome inside, too. 

Henry’s Restaurant and Bar, 2865 Devine St. | While your dog is chilling on the patio, you can’t go wrong with trying the Carolina Cheesesteak (pimento cheese is always a good idea.) 

Publick House, 2307 Devine St.

Silver Spoon Bake Shop, 2507 Devine St.

Za’s on Devine, 2930 Devine St.

Rosewood 

Dexter enjoying the scenery at Hunter Gatherer | Photo via @dougnsc

Dano’s, 3008 Rosewood Dr. | Enjoy a slice of New York while you and your pup get some fresh air on the patio.

Hunter Gatherer, 1402 Jim Hamilton Blvd. | For those with high-energy pups, Hunter Gatherer has lots of space for them to explore (and it’s right next to Owens Field park).

Forest Acres

The Pizza Joint, 3246 Forest Dr.

Tombo Grille, 4517 Forest Dr. | Enjoy a delicious dinner outside with your dog by your side.

Garner’s Ferry-area

Bottles Beverage Superstore, 4410 Fort Jackson Blvd. | “Bottles Beverage Superstore is cool with dogs chaperone their humans. Still can’t buy anything unless they’re 21. 😉 -Bottles Beverage

Midwood Smokehouse, 702 Cross Hill Rd.

Hickory Tavern, 141 Pelham Dr.

Cottontown/BullStreet/Millwood

Remy hanging out at Curiosity Coffee Bar | Photo via @remy.acolapup

Curiosity Coffee Bar, 2327 Main St. | Curiosity encourages you to bring along your furry friends + features them on their Instagram with #CuriousDogs. 

War Mouth, 1209 Franklin St.

Mad Platter Columbia, 3101 Millwood Ave | Have your furry friend’s imprints forever.

Williams-Brice Stadium area

Flint modeling his spots at River Rat | Photo via @the.spot.life

J’s Corner, 1015 Rosewood Dr. | “J’s Corner has dog bowls and an outside sink to fill them up.” — @allio84.

River Rat Brewery, 1231 Shop Rd. | River Rat is very popular among the pups, so try to head there a little earlier if your dog tends to be a little shy. 

Swamp Cabbage Brewing, 921 Brookwood Dr. | @swampcabbagebc even lets pups indoors (AC)” — @last.lauren

West Columbia/Cayce

Cafe Strudel, 300 State St., West Columbia

Savage Craft Ale Works, 430 Center St., West Columbia | Dogs are allowed in the biergarten, but not on the rooftop or in the taproom. 

Steel Hands Brewing, 2350 Foreman St., Cayce | Enjoy your Sunday Funday with brunch from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

The Palmetto Experience, 300 Candi Ln. | The Palmetto Experience! Have a riverside event and bring your pups.” — Sierra H.

Did we miss your favorite spot in Cola to let the pups tag along? Leave a comment below and let us know, so we can update our guide.

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