Manchester is certainly a city of dogs at the moment.
But it still surprises me how many people don’t know about the amount of dog-friendly places there are in the city and surrounding areas. So I thought I’d try and enlighten you all with an up-to-date list:
The Counter House
The newbie in what has just been coined the 13th coolest neighbourhood in the world serves up everything from delicious juices to cocktails, small dishes to amazing Sunday roasts. With it being in Ancoats, you’ve just got to expect some furry friends trotting around. And that you do. Pluppers are more than welcome here, as long as you let them take a quick snapshot of them enjoying their trip to The Counter House.
The Counter House, 35 Blossom Street, Manchester M46AJ
I’ll start off here as since it’s opened there are not many weeks gone by when we haven’t been. It’s a proper dog-friendly place, the staff are always pleased to see our little lad and they always make a fuss of him and us when we go in. There’s usually somewhere decent to sit and not feel like your lead will end up tripping up one of their many punters. Dog bowls are always on hand for the dogs and the food and drink are always top notch as a treat for you.
Albert’s Schloss, 27 Peter St, Manchester M2 5QR08
One of the finest bars in the NQ. It’s a regular place for a Friday Night Pint with the lads after a long week of work without your dog. It’s also a great place to take your best four-legged mate to the boozer. They’ll look great sat on one of their high stools or tucked away in a booth too. The food is brilliant and the beer is top notch.
Cottonopolis Food & Liquor, 16 Newton St, Manchester M1 2AE
Foundation Coffee House
Right in the middle of the Northern Quarter, on Lever Street, Foundation is a top addition to the coffee places in town and has really great food on top of coffee and some great teas. The atmosphere is chilled and doggos are ALWAYS welcome and staff will always be popping over to say hello.
Foundation Coffee House, Sevendale House, Lever St, Manchester M1 1JB
The Bay Horse Tavern
Our favourite local, is perfect for a quiet pint or a few G&Ts in the late evening. Being a good old pub, it’s perfect for your 4 legged friends. There’s always cracking tunes, darts, plenty of booze related offers and proper, proper good pub grub. Sit bag and relax in front of a crackling fire and let your dog explore the tiles and the little outside area.
The Bay Horse Tavern, 35-37 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1NA
Refuge burst on to the scenes with amazing food and even more amazing club nights not that long ago. It’s an all-rounder with something for everyone. Everyone, that is, including puppers. The stunning setting might just be one of the best places to do an Instagram photoshoot with your dog. Great for a lazy day, fuelled by delicious cocktails.
The Refuge by Volta, Oxford St, Manchester M60 7HA
Okay so it might not be the best idea to take your little doggo to Pedro’s at 3am in the morning, but most other times are perfectly acceptable, especially down at the Bridge Street location which benefits from a brilliant outdoor terrace. You can sneak your buddy a few scraps of pepperoni off the pizza when nobody is looking – just try to make sure you don’t get too drunk on mezcal and leave the dog there!
55-57 Bridge St, Manchester M3 3BQ
Short St, Manchester M1 1JG
With The Refuge in mind, their older sister in the suburbs, Volta is proudly welcoming of canines in all their forms. Sit outside with your good boy, sip on a few cocktails and nibble on small plates. There’s also a whopping and delicious Sunday roast for when you’re out celebrating and relaxing on the last day of the week. I’m sure your plupper will want a little bit too.
Volta, 167 Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2LN
I’m pretty sure that if you do not have a baby or a sausage dog you have not reached peak millennial and subsequently, are not allowed into Mackie Mayor. I might have made that up, but the point is dogs are everywhere at this trendy indoor food market so you and your four-legged friend will fit in just fine.
Mackie Mayor, Eagle St, Manchester M4
A massive favourite of mine is the Wharf. Being a Castlefield resident it’s our local and we try to get down as much as possible. I’ve never really seen the place without a dog in it. It’s great, all dogs big and small are welcomed in here with open arms and a dish of cold council pop. The food is good hearty meals and there is an amazing selection beers, gin’s and whiskeys to get drunk on and embarrass your pet. It’s a proper country pub in the heart of the city.
The Wharf, 6 Slate Wharf, Manchester M15 4ST
0161 507 4240