Patio season is paws-itively the best in Albany! From restaurants, to craft beverage producers, to an ice cream parlor, to bars, to coffee shops, your pooch is welcome at several dog-friendly patios in Albany County. Bone Appetit!

Nine Pin Cider

Nine Pin Cider's patio is the "ulti-mutt" spot to bring your pup and relax in the heart of the Warehouse District. The tasting room's menu serves up a rotating selection of small batch hard ciders, gourmet sourdough personal pizzas and small plates. The patio is surrounded by Insta-worthy murals, so don't forget to pose with your pooch for a selfie! 

Emack & Bolio's

Here's the scoop, Emack & Bolio's garden patio is dog-friendly. Complete with twinkle lights, paper lanterns and bright red umbrellas, the charming ice cream parlor's patio is the perfect spot to indulge in a sweet treat with your furry friend. The menu even features a doggie sundae, so pick up sweet treats inside for both you and your pup to enjoy out on the patio.

Wolff's Biergarten 

Wolff's Biergarten is a dog-friendly authentic German Biergarten all about beer, peanuts and soccer. The Warehouse District staple was even voted the second best soccer bar in America! While you enjoy a pint of beer out on the patio, ask your bartender for a water bowl for your four-legged friend. Cheers!


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McGeary's Irish Pub

McGeary's Irish Pub, a popular downtown Albany bar, welcomes canine companions on the spacious front patio. The pub shakes up a wide variety of thirst-quenching cocktails and offers an extensive beer list on tap, bottles and cans. During the summer months it is a go-to spot in downtown Albany to meet up with friends on the dog-friendly patio. 

Lost & Found Bar & Kitchen

Nestled in Albany's Warehouse District, Lost & Found Bar & Kitchen is a friendly craft beverage bar that welcomes pups on the patio. Patio-goers are greeted by a smaller version of the Warehouse District icon, Nipper, perched above the outdoor bar. Beneath the glow of twinkle lights, enjoy an extensive selection of craft beer and delicious bites off of the savory menu. This pet-friendly patio will quickly turn into a go-to hangout spot for you and your friends!  

Stacks Espresso Bar

Two-paws up for Stacks! No need to leave your pup at home while popping into the coffee shop for your morning perk-up. Pups are welcome both outside and inside at the Lark Street and Broadway locations of Stacks Espresso Bar.  Check out the hashtag #PreciousPupsOfStacks on Instagram for some seriously cute photos of puppies.

Fort Orange Brewing

During patio season, bring your pooch to Fort Orange Brewing. Housed in a former warehouse, Albany's largest taproom has a huge patio often bustling with cornhole, food trucks and plenty of seating. Grab a beer off of the microbrewery's rotating tap list, or sample a variety with a flight, and lounge on the patio with your pup. 

Olde English Pub

Olde English Pub's garden bar is a pawsome place to dine al fresco with your pup. Not only is it dog-friendly, but between the lush greenery and twinkle lights, it is incredibly Instagrammable. Sip on handcrafted cocktails and dine on upscale pub fare with your furry friend at your side. 

Iron Gate Cafe

Brunch around with your doggo! Family-owned and operated Iron Gate Cafe serves up some of the best breakfast, brunch and lunch in the Capital Region. Tucked in Albany's Center Square neighborhood, the picturesque garden patio is dog-friendly. Dive into mouthwatering brunch fare with your four-legged best friend at your side.  

Albany Ale & Oyster

Dogs are welcome at Albany Ale & Oyster's patio! Located in Albany's walkable New Scotland Avenue neighborhood, the establishment is a tasting room, bottle shop and eatery. The kitchen serves up a multitude of offerings from "Albany's Best Reuben," to salads, to oysters. The drink menu is stacked with bubbly cocktails, wine and draft beers. 

Tipsy Moose Tap & Tavern

Local favorite Tipsy Moose Tap & Tavern in Latham has a small dog-friendly patio. Savor delicious comfort food in the patio's rustic atmosphere with your pooch. The friendly eatery has over 20 beers on tap and is a great spot to catch up with both two and four-legged friends!