The Rittenhouse Square neighborhood in Philadelphia is super dog friendly – from restaurants to Rittenhouse Square park, there’s plenty to do. Many restaurants, bars, and cafes offer outside patios that are perfect for dining with your dog. Here’s a run down of some of our favorites:
Rittenhouse Square Park
One of the original squares planned by city founder William Penn, you can always find plenty of dog owners walking their pups in the square. With plenty of grass and trees for shade, it’s the perfect location for a picnic with your favorite companion (your dog, of course). Don’t forget to bring extra poop bags and a bowl of water.
In need of retail therapy?
There’s no need to tie your dog up to a tree when you bring your dog along. Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters are just two of the many dog friendly stores along Walnut Street in the Rittenhouse neighborhood. While it is ultimately up to the store manager, Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters generally give pups a warm welcome. Just make sure your dog is on a leash and friendly. And don’t forget – if he pees on it, you buy it!
Now even your dog can enjoy lazy weekend brunches. Square 1682 has a dog friendly patio and a special Bring Your Own Dog brunch menu. Even better – one dollar of each BYOD menu item sold is donated to the Pennsylvania SPCA. All donations will be matched by Tito’s handmade vodka.
Get a bite to eat.
Several restaurants in Rittenhouse Square allow dogs on their outside patio area. One of our favorite dog friendly restaurants is Parc, located on South 18th Street directly from the Square. Not only is the food amazing, your dog can have his own water bowl!
Enjoy an adult beverage.
After strolling around Rittenhouse Square Park, why not enjoy a cocktail on one of the nearby dog friendly bar and restaurant patios? Sit along 18th street at Parc, Rouge or Devon Seafood Grill and you have a direct view into Rittenhouse Square Park. Craving a margarita or Puerto Rican Punch? Nearby Bar Bombon is exceptionally dog friendly and even offers vegan cuisine. Rest assured you won’t be drinking alone – most bar/restaurants even provide a water bowl for your dog while you imbibe.
Grab a cup of joe to go.
Grab a cup of coffee and find a shady park bench to chill with your pup and people watch. There’s no reason to tie your dog up outside while you get coffee, though. Besides being incredibly unsafe, there are a few coffee shops that allow you to bring your dog inside while you order. Grab a biscuit treat from Metropolitan Bakery with your coffee. Or, make a quick stop at Good Karma Cafe and then head over to the Schuylkill River Dog Run!
What’s your favorite dog friendly spot in Rittenhouse Square?