The Dog Days of Summer: Places to Take Your Pup In + Around Detroit

It’s summertime here in Michigan, and there is no shortage of fun activities to enjoy! Oftentimes though, our furry friends are left behind as families head out in the sunshine. Well guess what? As we head into this hottest stretch of summer, nicknamed after our canine cohorts, many Detroit-area establishments are encouraging you to bring your dogs along!

From dog parks and outdoor green spaces, to retail and even restaurants, our community is recognizing that dogs are integral to daily life and welcoming them with open arms. That said, be sure to follow these tips if you choose to bring your dog along:

  • First, don’t assume that Fido is allowed – check beforehand. Most places will post on social media or their website if they are pet-friendly, but, if in doubt, call! If you are headed to a pet-friendly restaurant in particular, know that you will need to sit in the outdoor patio area.
  • Also, be prepared! Bring along a “go bag” with water, treats, waste bags, and anything else your pet may need. And always, keep your dog on a leash.

Check Out These Favorite Dog-Friendly Establishments:

two dogs at dog friendly market
Checking out the merch at Rust Belt Market


​Jolly Pumpkin

Detroit & Royal Oak locations

Location :: 441 W Canfield St #9, Detroit & 419 S Main St, Royal Oak

Date/Time :: Daily, 11:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.


Detroit Shipping Company

Location :: 474 Peterboro St, Detroit

Date/Time :: Sun-Thurs 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Fri-Sat 11:00 a.m.-midnight


​​Traffic Jam & Snug

Location :: 511 W Canfield, Detroit

Date/Time :: Mon-Thurs 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Fri-Sat 11:00 a.m.-midnight, Sun 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.


Atwater Brewery

Location :: 237 Jos Campau, Detroit

Date/Time :: Daily, 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.


Batch Brewing Company

Location :: 1400 Porter St, Detroit

Date/Time :: Mon-Thurs 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Fri-Sat 11:00 a.m.-midnight, Sun 10 a.m.-8:00 p.m.


​The Skip

Location :: The Belt, Detroit

Date/Time :: Tues-Thurs 4:00 p.m.-midnight, Fri-Sat 4:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m., Sun 4 p.m.-midnight


​McShane’s Irish Pub

Location :: 1460 Michigan Ave, Detroit

Date/Time :: Sun 11:00 a.m.-midnight, Mon-Sat 11:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m.


PJ’s Lager House

Location :: 1254 Michigan Ave, Detroit

Date/Time :: Mon-Tues  1:00 p.m.-midnight, Wed-Fri 11:00 a.m.-midnight, Sat-Sun 10:30 a.m.-midnight


​Mercury Burger Bar

Location :: 2163 Michigan Ave, Detroit

Date/Time :: Sun-Thurs 11:00 a.m.-midnight, Fri-Sat 11:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m.


Motor City Wine

Location :: 1949 Michigan Ave, Detroit

Date/Time :: Mon-Tues 4:00 p.m.-midnight, Wed-Thurs 2:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m., Fri-Sat 2:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m., Sun 4:00 p.m.-midnight


Woodbridge Pub

Location :: 5169 Trumbull, Detroit

Date/Time :: Mon/Fri/Sat 11:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m., Tues/Wed/Thurs 11:00 a.m.-midnight, Sun 11:00 a.m.-midnight


​Great Lakes Coffee – Midtown

Location :: 3965 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Date/Time :: Mon-Thurs 7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m., Fri 7:00 a.m.-midnight, Sat 9:00 a.m.-midnight, Sun 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.


​Detroit Fleat

Location :: 1820 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale

Date/Time :: Tues-Thurs 11:00 a.m.-midnight, Fri-Sat 11:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m., Sun 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.


​Rosie O’Grady’s

Location :: 279 W Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale

Date/Time :: Mon-Sat 11:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m., Sun 12:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.


​The Emory

Location :: 22770 Woodward Ave, Ferndale

Date/Time :: Mon-Fri 11:00 a.m.- midnight, Sat-Sun 10:00 a.m.- midnight



Location :: 23839 John R. Rd, Hazel Park

Date/Time :: Tues-Fri 4:00 p.m.-midnight, Sat 3:00 p.m.- midnight, Sun 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.


​Clawson Grill

Location :: 41 Main St, Clawson

Date/Time :: Mon-Fri 7:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Sat 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Sun 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


Aurelio’s Italian Grill

Location :: 43080 Garfield Rd, Clinton Twp

Date/Time :: Mon-Thurs 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Fri 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m., Sat 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m., Sun 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.


​Witch’s Hat Brewing Company

Location :: 601 S Lafayette, South Lyon

Date/Time :: Mon/Wed 2:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Tues/Thurs noon-11:00 p.m., Fri/Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-10:00 p.m.


Farmington Brewing Company

Location :: 33336 Grand River Ave, Farmington

Date/Time :: Tues-Thurs 4:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m., Fri 4:00 p.m.-midnight, Sat 2:00 p.m.-midnight, Sun 2:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.


​O’Connor’s Public House

Location :: 324 Main St, Rochester

Date/Time :: Sun-Tues 11:00 a.m.- midnight, Wed-Thurs 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 a.m., Fri-Sat 11:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m.


​Avery’s Tavern

Location :: 2086 Crooks Rd, Rochester Hills

Date/Time :: Mon-Wed 11:00 a.m.- 11:00 p.m., Thurs-Fri 11:00 a.m.-midnight, Sat 10:00 a.m.- midnight, Sun 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.



Dogs are welcome at the mega coffee retailer’s outdoor patios across Michigan.

detroit family on a dog-friendly shopping trip
Shopping together!


Urbanum Detroit

Location :: 6545 Woodward Ave, Detroit

Date/Time :: Tues-Sat 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Sun noon-5:00 p.m.


​Ferne Detroit

Location :: 6529 Woodward Ave, Ste. B, Detroit

Date/Time :: Tues-Fri 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Sat 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sun noon-5:00 p.m.


​City Bark

Location :: 1222 Griswold St, Detroit

Date/Time :: Mon-Fri 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Sat 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Sun 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.



Location :: 2714 Riopelle, Eastern Market, Detroit

Date/Time :: Tues/Thurs/Fri/Sun 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Sat 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


​Rust Belt Market

Location :: 22801 Woodward Ave, Ferndale

Date/Time :: Fri noon-7:00 p.m., Sat 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Sun 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.


​Rail & Anchor

Location :: 502 S Washington, Royal Oak

Date/Time :: Mon-Sat 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Sun 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.


Specialty Dog Parks/Outdoor Events

​Capitol Park

Location :: 1265 Griswold St, Detroit

Date/Time :: Daily, 6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

In addition to the dog park area, there is dog yoga every other Tuesday in the summer 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m, beginning June 11. Bring your leashed dog, water, and yoga mat.


​Grand Circus Dog Park

Location :: 40 Adams St, Detroit

Date/Time :: Daily, 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.


​​Detroit Dog Park

Location :: 17th St & Rose St, Corktown, Detroit

Date/Time :: Daily, 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.


​Midtown Dog Park

Location :: Canfield & Cass Ave, Detroit

Date/Time :: Daily, 7:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m.


​Balduck Park

Location :: 5271 Canyon St, Detroit

Date/Time :: Daily, 6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.



Location :: 3.5 miles of east riverfront, from Joe Louis Arena to Gabriel Richard Park

Date/Time :: Daily, 6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m


​Belle Isle Park

Location :: 99 Pleasure Dr, Detroit

Date/Time :: Daily, 5:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.


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