10 Dog-Friendly Patios to Take Your Date In Ottawa

What could make a patio date even better? Puppies, of course!
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What could make a patio date even better? Bringing your dog along of course! If you and your date are looking for dog-friendly patios around the city to enjoy the weather here in Ottawa, these local spots are going to be your faves.

These range from your classic restaurant patios, to bar and pub patios, and more! 

1. The King Eddy

The King Eddy is a bright and airy classic diner that serves burgers, fried chicken, shakes, and all-day breakfast, along with craft beer and wine. They have a spacious patio at the front of the restaurant where you can bring your doggo along to soak up the sun.  

Location: 47 Clarence St, Ottawa

A photo of a cute dog admiring The Eddy Foot Long with fries on The King Eddy's patio.
Photo Credit: @the_kingeddy

2. Tavern On The Falls

Bring your pup along for an afternoon of admiring the Rideau Falls. Tavern On The Falls is the perfect summer date idea for enjoying shareable plates, burgers, hot dogs, and drinks. They also have live music on Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays (weather-permitting). 

Location: 1 John St, Ottawa

3. The Merry Dairy

This neighbourhood ice cream shop is the perfect place to grab a sweet treat with your furry friend. Enjoy an array of classic and creative ice creams and desserts on their picturesque outdoor patio or visit one of their food trucks around the city (you can find out where their trucks will be here).

They offer Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, and No Added Sugar flavours so there’s something for everyone! 

Location: 102 Fairmont Ave, Ottawa

4. NCC Bistros

If you want to treat your pup to a scenic patio at one of Ottawa’s popular urban parks and shorelines, you need to check out the NCC Bistros ASAP. The NCC has partnered with local restaurant entrepreneurs to enhance the experience of four beautiful spots around the city with a modern patio design and an exciting assortment of food and beverages. 

Location: Bistro on Wellington (90 Wellington St), Remic Rapids Park Bistro (Kichi Zībī Mīkan), Patterson Creek Park (Liden Terrace), Confederation Park (Elgin St and Laurier Ave)

5. Heart & Crown ByWard Market

Next time you and your furry friend are strolling around the ByWard Market, be sure to stop by Heart & Crown. All dogs are welcome on the patio while you enjoy some delicious food and drinks.

Location: 67 Clarence St, Ottawa

Tavern At The Gallery is a hidden courtyard garden located inside the beautiful National Gallery of Canada. This dog-friendly patio offers cocktails, beer, wine, and tasty eats including handmade pizza, Poke bowls, charcuterie boards, and gelato.

Location: 380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa

7. Banditos Ottawa

This lively pub has a dog-friendly patio where you can eat delicious Southern California-inspired street food while your furry friend lounges by your side. All of their food is made in-house by scratch including their delicious tacos! 

Location: 683 Bank St, Ottawa

8. Beyond the Pale Brewing Company

This dog-friendly brewery lets you indulge in a wide selection of craft beer and BBQ eats while your pup soaks up the sun on the patio. They offer 9 year-round beers on tap along with rotating and seasonal taps – perfect for a date with the beer lover in your life! 

Location: 250 City Centre Ave, Unit 108, Ottawa

9. Braumeister Bierhalle

Enjoy delicious beer and drool-worthy menu items including a Schnitzel Sandwich at this Bavarian-inspired craft brewery, taproom, and garden. Braumeister is the perfect dog-friendly patio to hit up in the Hintonburg this summer/fall! 

Location: 175 Carruthers Ave, Ottawa

10. HeadQuarters

This trendy salon/restaurant not only serves up scrumptious brunch but also has a patio where your dog can enjoy the beautiful outdoors. While you enjoy breaky, your pup can chill by your side and relax.

Location: 113-115 Clarence St, Ottawa

Know more dog-friendly patios we should add (or check out?) Send us a DM at @datenightcapital and let us know! Check out even more Ottawa date ideas here.

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