By now, it’s no secret that in Savannah we love our fun, we love our dogs, and most of all, we love having fun with our dogs. Whether it’s picking up treats for them at Woofgang Bakery, or taking them for a romp in one of Savannah’s dog parks, we want our dogs to enjoy themselves in Savannah as much as we do. But sometimes, we want to be able to take our four-legged friends with us while we enjoy a little bit of a good time ourselves. As the temperature outdoors becomes milder and more tolerable, you’ll find yourself looking for more and more places where you can relax with your dog. The easiest thing to do is look for outside tables, but we’ve saved you some searching with a quick guide to our top five places for dog-lovers in Downtown Savannah.
Treylor Park is located on Bay Street, and while there are no tables out front, if you walk around back and down the lane, you’ll find the back patio, which has several tables as well as a full bar. The bar serves an assortment of beer, wine and cocktails. The menu is available for lunch, dinner and brunch.
The Collins Quarter, which is at the corner of Bull Street and Oglethorpe Avenue, is open for “brekkie” (aka breakfast), lunch and brunch. The bar features a wide selection of coffee drinks, as well as craft beer and wine. The menu features fare such as smashed avocado on toast, shrimp salad, fritters, scallops, and the local catch. While the restaurant does stop serving food at 3pm, beverages are available until later into the night.
Kayak Kafe’ is located on Broughton Street and is open for lunch and dinner. This cafe’ serves sandwiches, salads, quesadillas and tacos and has vegetarian options available as well. Diners can also choose from several craft beers and wines to accompany their meal, as well as several non-alcoholic alternatives such as Izze sodas, coconut water, and San Pellegrino canned drinks.
The Public Kitchen, located on the corner of Bull and Liberty Streets, allows diners with dogs to sit on the front side of the restaurant. The restaurant is open for lunch, dinner and brunch; the atmosphere is casual yet polished. The bar features wine, beer and cocktails, and happy hour specials are available for both drinks and snacks from 4pm to 7pm.
Congress Street Social Club, located on — you guessed it — Congress Street, is a laid-back bar with a large outdoor patio and several TVs, which makes it a popular spot for dog lovers, especially those who want to watch their favorite team while hanging out with their favorite four-legged friend. “Social,” as it’s called by locals, prides itself on its extensive selection of bourbon, as well as the variety of beer available in cans, bottles and on draft.
Finally, if you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up, The Coffee Fox not only serves excellent coffee and housemade pastries, but they are kind enough to allow those who are picking up coffee to-go to come in with their dogs to get their order. However, in the interest of courtesy, we recommend that you not abuse this privilege, because it is definitely that — a privilege.
Even if a place is dog-friendly, remember to be courteous of others, and of your dog. Most of the places we have mentioned will provide water for pooches without even asking, but if your dog is under the table, then your server may not be able to see him or her, so speak up and ask for water for your pup — most servers will be more than happy to help make sure your dog stays hydrated. Some places will even provide dog biscuits and/or treats for dogs. The important thing is to be aware of your dog’s comfort while not impeding on the comfort of other patrons; this way, everyone can have a great time.