Pet-friendly Atlanta - Centennial Olympic Park

@IndytheGoldendoodle & @LunatheWonderBeagle at Centennial Olympic Park

Atlanta: A Pet-Friendly Guide

Your complete guide to places to stay, where to eat and things to do with your dog in the city.

With a variety of pet-friendly accommodations, an array of activities and plenty of places to eat, Atlanta is the perfect city for you and your pups to enjoy. Here is a complete list of everything to do and see while you’re visiting. While you're there, use #exploregeorgiapup to share your photos with us!

For more adventures, follow @IndytheGoldendoodle & @stellalunacompany on Instagram.

Brewhouse Cafe in Little Five Points

Brewhouse Café – Little Five Points

The English-style pub Brewhouse Cafe offers such favorites as bangers and mash along with a variety of beers. Come by to watch your favorite soccer, rugby or cricket team, and be sure to bring your pup along.

Bucket Shop Cafe near Lenox Mall in Buckhead

Bucket Shop Café – Buckhead

Located right across from Lenox Mall, the Bucket Shop is the best sports bar in Buckhead to catch the big game or meet up for a happy hour. Their newly renovated patio is the perfect spot for you and your pets to enjoy a bite to eat and drink. You must be 21+ to enter, and they are open daily until 3 a.m., so grab a late-night snack or cocktails here.

Cafe Intermezzo in Atlanta

Café Intermezzo – Midtown

A European-style coffeehouse, Café Intermezzo offers more than 800 beverages and 70 pastries, plus crêpes, burgers and more. The patio is perfect for you and your pup!

Bloody Mary at City Winery in Atlanta

City Winery - Old Fourth Ward

If you have a passion for wine, culinary arts and music, then this is your place! Head to brunch on Saturday or Sunday where they have a brunch menu just for your pup! They can feast on “Hot Diggty Dog” (a cut-up hot dog), “Pooched Egg” (two scrambled eggs) or “Bone Appetit” (three strips of bacon).

Check out the “Canine Cuisine” menu and standard brunch menu.

Grindhouse Killer Burgers in Midtown Atlanta

Grindhouse Killer Burgers - Midtown

If you love burgers, add Grindhouse Killer Burgers to your list. From Hillbilly to Yankee-style, Grindhouse has a burger for everyone. Bring Fido and enjoy your burger on the patio.

Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward neighborhood

Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall - Old Fourth Ward

The spacious and outdoor-centric Ladybird is located right on the Atlanta BeltLine. With beer garden-style tables and games like shuffleboard and pingpong, you, your friends and your pup will want to spend all day here!

Burger at Lucky's Burger & Brew

Lucky’s Burger & Brew – Brookhaven, Emory Village

Lucky is a real dog, a Golden Retriever, who lives with the owners of Lucky’s Burger & Brew. This beer and burger restaurant also offers wings, salads and much more. There are two dog-friendly locations with great patios located inside the perimeter.

View from Park Tavern in Atlanta

Park Tavern – Midtown

Once you and your pup have played hard at the Piedmont Dog Park, head on over to the Park Tavern patio for a refreshing beverage and some appetizers or sushi.

Treehouse Pub in Atlanta

Treehouse Pub – Buckhead

Surrounded by beautiful old trees and a cozy deck accented by plants, you may actually feel like you are high up in the trees at Treehouse Pub! Peachtree Hills’ hidden gem blends delicious food and a casual atmosphere.

Home2Suites by Hilton Downtown Atlanta

Home2Suites by Hilton – Downtown

Home2 Suites by Hilton Atlanta Downtown is a modern hotel with historic charm. Near Centennial Olympic Park, the hotel is steps away from the World of Coca-Cola, the CNN Center and Georgia Aquarium. Pro sports fans will love the location near the Georgia Dome for Falcons football and Philips Arena for Hawks basketball. Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL) is just 10 miles away.

Pet-friendly Loews Atlanta Hotel in Midtown

Loews Atlanta Hotel – Midtown

Loews Atlanta Hotel is situated right in the heart of Midtown, near Piedmont Park, with easy access to all the city has to offer. The hotel restaurant, Saltwood, and spa, exhale Spa, give you two great reasons to spend more time in the hotel than you had originally planned.

Pet Guidelines: Any size, up to two dogs per room; Additional fee of $75 per stay.

Artmore Hotel in Midtown Atlanta

Artmore Hotel - Midtown

Set in a renovated 1924 building, this Midtown boutique hotel with a Spanish-inspired façade has great character. All rooms at the Artmore Hotel are dog-friendly.

Pet Guidelines: Maximum weight – 50 pounds per dog, up to two dogs per room; Additional fee of $75 per night.

Crowne Plaza Atlanta – Midtown

Perfectly situated between Downtown and Buckhead, the newly renovated Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown is the ideal location for those in town for business and pleasure. A wonderful compliment to the Atlanta city vibe, the updated features bring the excitement of the street right into the lobby of the hotel.

Bonus: Doggie treats and waste bags

Pup Guidelines: Maximum weight – 50 pounds; $75 non-refundable fee added to stay.

Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta

Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta - Midtown

Located in the heart of Atlanta’s Midtown district, Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta offers a great view of the city skyline and award-winning cuisine. When it’s time to relax, enjoy one of the hotel’s many spa treatment packages.

Pet Guidelines: Up to three dogs of any size; no additional fees.

Grand Hyatt Atlanta

Grand Hyatt Atlanta – Buckhead

Located on Peachtree Street in the heart of Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood, Grand Hyatt Atlanta was recently named one of USA Today's 10 Best Atlanta hotels. The hotel is within walking distance to shopping, dining and entertainment.

Bonus: The Grand Hyatt Atlanta offers hypoallergenic pet beds, pet bowls, welcome treats and an in-room dining doggie menu.

Pup Guidelines: Maximum weight – 50 pounds or two dogs under combined weight of 75 pounds

Hotel Indigo Atlanta Midtown

Hotel Indigo Atlanta Midtown – Midtown

This pet-friendly hotel even has its own live-in furry resident, Indie. With vibrant, colorful hues, elegant furnishings and an inspiring, artistic flair, the Hotel Indigo Atlanta Midtown hotel is no ordinary hotel. It is also located within walking distance of most Midtown gems. Pup Guidelines: All well-behaved pets welcome with a $100 nonrefundable fee per stay, per room, not per pet and not per day. There is an 80-pound weight limit.

Hotel Indigo Atlanta Downtown

Hotel Indigo Atlanta Downtown – Downtown

From the curved, glass-and-steel staircase that greets you in the lobby to the sleek guest rooms, nods to John Portman’s midcentury design merge seamlessly with the latest technology and amenities at the Hotel Indigo Atlanta Downtown.

Pup Guidelines: $75 fee charged per stay. Dogs must be 40 pounds or less. Does not apply to service dogs.

Hilton Atlanta

Hilton Atlanta – Downtown

Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the Hilton Atlanta provides easy access to local attractions and restaurants. The Hilton offers extensive meeting space, comfortable guestrooms and three unique dining options.

Pup Guidelines: Maximum weight: 75 pounds, $75 nonrefundable deposit

Sheraton Atlanta Hotel

Sheraton Atlanta Hotel – Downtown

Perfect for business or leisure travelers, the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel offers guests the perfect downtown Atlanta location. While you are there, enjoy the unique garden courtyard pool underneath a retractable glass rooftop.

Pup Guidelines: Maximum weight – 40 pounds; $100 pet deposit with $65 refundable ($35 nonrefundable pet cleaning fee) The following breeds are not permitted: Doberman, Pit Bull, Miniature Pinscher, Staffordshire Terrier, Rottweiler, Giant Schnauzer, Chow Chow, Old English Sheepdog.

W Hotel Buckhead

W Atlanta – Buckhead, Midtown, Downtown

Located in Buckhead, Midtown and Downtown, the W Atlanta Hotels have a P.A.W. (Pets Are Welcome) Program, and happily welcome your four-legged friend. They also enhance your pup’s stay with the following amenities: custom pet bed, pet toy, turndown treat, dog-walking service, and food and water bowls with floor mat.

Pup Guidelines: Additional $25 fee above the room charge plus a nonrefundable $100 cleaning fee.

Become One with Nature on the Murphey Candler Trail

Murphey Candler Trail located in Murphey Candler Park is a 2-mile loop that circles Murphey Candler Lake. The trail includes a variety of scenery, including woods, bridges and wetlands.

Centennial Olympic Park

Enjoy the Views in Centennial Olympic Park

This 21-acre park serves as Georgia’s lasting legacy of the Centennial Olympic Games. Centennial Olympic Park also offers great views of the city and plenty of greenspace.


Find All of the #TinyDoorsATL

#TinyDoorsATL is an art project that brings big wonder to tiny spaces. The constantly evolving installation pieces are an interactive part of Atlanta’s communities. With the installation of a door, what was once a wall or the column of a bridge becomes an entrance to collective creativity and an invitation to whimsy. #TinyDoorsATL’s goal is to inspire curiosity and exploration by highlighting neighborhoods and landmarks that make Atlanta unique.

Atlanta BeltLine

Go For a Walk Along the Atlanta BeltLine

A former railway corridor around the core of Atlanta, the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail is perfect for walking, running or biking with Fido. Along the way, you will see an abundance of public art and beautiful views of the city.

Piedmont Park

Make New Friends at the Piedmont Dog Park

Piedmont Park’s nearly 3-acre dog run area is a hit with pups and their owners. There are separate enclosures for large and small dogs along with benches and restrooms.

Pet-friendly Atlanta landmarks

Photograph Atlanta’s Coolest Local Landmarks

The Krog Street Tunnel is a tunnel in Atlanta known for its crazy and amazing street art. All of the individual pieces come together to create one giant work of art. The tunnel links the Cabbagetown and Inman Park neighborhoods. The Jackson Street Bridge is the place to go to get the very best view of the downtown skyline. Snap a selfie with your pup at either of these spots to document your trip to Atlanta!

Sweetwater Brewery

Sample Local Craft Beer at Sweetwater Brewery

Sweetwater Brewery has been a staple in the Atlanta area for almost 20 years. They offer tours and tastings each week, and your pooch is welcome to relax on the patio with you as you sample all the wonderful beer on tap. Several other Georgia breweries welcome dogs, too. See a full list of pet-friendly Georgia breweries.

King of Pops

Snack on a King of Pops

Nothing is more refreshing that a hand-crafted, all natural King of Pop! Click here to find a cart near you or check out their shop in Ponce City Market! Indy and Luna love the rasberry popsicle.

Shops Buckhead Atlanta

Stroll The Shops Buckhead Atlanta

Window shop with your pup at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. Many of the stores will also allow your pup inside as you shop.

Luna at City Dog Market in Atlanta

Shop at City Dog Market

City Dog Market is Atlanta's best source for all natural pet provisions! With treats, toys and a very helpful staff, you can find everything you need and more for your pup here!

Atlanta Braves Bark in the Park

Take in a Braves Game during Bark in the Park

Take your pup out to the ballgame and Chop On! at the Atlanta Braves Bark in the Park games throughout the season.

Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta

Wander Through the Beautiful Historic Oakland Cemetery

One of the largest green spaces in Atlanta, Oakland Cemetery is a beautiful hidden treasure in the city. Dogs are welcome to visit with their owners as long as they remain leashed and are cleaned up after.

Adopt a New Member to Your Furry Family

Why not add one more pup (or kitten) to your family while on vacation? Adopt, volunteer or support the Atlanta Humane Society and Paws Atlanta during your stay!


Indy and Luna bio
Published: June 2019
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