The city of Boston is best known for being “The Hub” of greater education, culture, and history. When wandering the storied streets of Boston, you’ll find yourself passing by historical landmarks like the Paul Revere House, where Revere’s legendary ride began, or the Bunker Hill Monument, which was erected to commemorate the first major conflict in the Revolutionary War. Boston also boasts a rich sports culture, eclectic music scene, and amazing seafood.
After a busy day touring Boston’s historical sites, wind down with your pup at one of our favorite dog-friendly bars.
Brendan Behan Pub
378 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Boston’s only indoor dog-friendly bar is always crammed with Jamaica Plain locals and their pooches. Brendan Behan Pub, known as “The Behan” by locals, can allow dogs indoors because they don’t serve their own food. Instead, customers can bring over a pizza from Captain Nemo’s across the street, come back inside, and enjoy one of the 31 craft beers on tap with their pup by their side.
To add to the Irish pub feel, “The Behan” features a live Irish band every Saturday.
2 Center Plz, Boston, MA 02108
This understated Irish pub Downtown near the Government Center attracts people from all walks of life, from businessmen to college students to soccer fans. Their large TVs are the perfect spot to catch the latest British “football” game. The interior design that incorporates rustic touches and a number of Celtic knot designs contribute to the lively atmosphere and keep the place festive and inviting.
On their outdoor patio, you and your pup can meet up with friends over beers. We guarantee you’ll be coming back with your dog for the steak tip salad and sweet potato fries.
215 Charles Street, Boston MA 02114
Tucked away in the trendy Liberty Hill hotel located on the West End at the end of historic Beacon Hill is The Yard. The Yard has all the secluded ambiance of a secret garden and is perfect for meeting an old friend for a drink. On warm summer afternoons, the courtyard is filled with trendy clientele and their dogs.
You can sip on one of their classic cocktails while your dog socializes off-leash in the fenced-off area adjacent to the courtyard. Or, if you and your pup are feeling adventurous, you can head to the dog-friendly catwalk area of the bar inside and do some people watching from above.
Cambridge Brewing Company
1 Kendall Sq, Building 100, Cambridge, MA 02139
What was once an abandoned mill has been transformed into the spot that Cambridge locals frequent. The updated space features high ceilings, painted murals, and stained glass windows that depict beer pints.
The Cambridge Brewing Company, known as the CBC, features handcrafted, original beers with fun names like “Tripel Threat” and “Tall Tale Pale Ale”. Grab a flight of beer and hang out with your dog on their outdoor patio.
Taberna de Haro
999 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446
Located in the heart of Brookline, you will probably smell Taberna de Haro before you see it. If you love authentic Spanish food, you’ve come to the right place. Mouth-watering tapas like papas bravas, seafood paella, and tortilla espanola are just a few of their specialties.
Come with a group of friends so you can order a bunch of tapas and try almost everything on the menu. Taberna de Haro also has an extensive wine list and a red sangria to die for. Their outdoor patio is best for enjoying the sunset with your pup by your side and a drink in your hand.
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