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7 excuses to let dog be your copilot

Scope these pooch-friendly spots

Acg Brook Run Park Magnum
Photo credit: Courtesy of Brook Run Park

Treat both your furry best friend and yourself with a handful of Atlanta area adventures. Explore spots outside the played-out dog park repertoire with this list that includes bars and hikes alike. Get those crucial oxytocin while taking in new sights (and sips).


Park

Dunwoody's largest park is comprised of more than 100 acres, featuring a dog park, skate park, community garden, children's playground, walking trails, and picnic areas. | more...

Park

Formerly called the Wildwood Forest, it's a 31-acre woodland plot that was saved after citizens fought to protect the rare and pristine oasis in the city. The nearly mile-long trail is a pleasant trek for hikers and cyclists — and the suspension bridge spanning the South Fork of Peachtree Creek is w... | more...

Deli/Sandwiches

Though Noni's is a respectable place for Italian food during the week, it transforms into Edgewood Avenue's de facto dance party on the weekends. Come prepared to shake your ass and sweat it up. This place gets packed. | more...

Cafe or Coffee Shop

This neighborhood coffee shop has an actual dog park, so you can let your pet play while you enjoy your meal and the free Wi-Fi inside. Admission into the off-leash, fully fenced-in park is $1 per dog. | more...

Bar or Pub

This East Atlanta pub serves great bar food without jumping on the gastropub bandwagon. During the warmer months, grab a seat on the massive patio. A neighborhood staple and local favorite. | more...

Bar or Pub

This Poncey-Highland institution next to the Plaza Theatre oozes comfortable hole-in-the-wall atmosphere. Its small outdoor patio, satisfying bar-food menu and killer old-school jukebox make it a quintessential hangout, although quiet conversation can be hard to come by. There's also a cozy, semi-pr... | more...

Bar or Pub

This neighborhood gastropub built in a refurbished filling station formerly known as Young Augustine's is a neighborhood favorite for its vast beer selection, laid-back atmosphere, and oh-so-sweet menu offerings, including the short rib grilled cheese and pimento cheese BLT sandwiches. | more...


The list above first appeared in the 2015 CL Cityguide and was updated by CL Staff recently.