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Dog-friendly businesses + places guide for San Jose

Explore these dog-friendly businesses and places in San Jose that span from places to eat, drink, shop, exercise, and stay the night.

A white dog with black markings sits happily on a sunny patch of grass near a trail, tongue out.

Sun’s out, tongue’s out at these pup-friendly spots in San Jose.

Photo by SJtoday staff

Round of a-paws, please. From welcoming watering holes like San Pedro Square Market to spoiling your pup with royal treatments at The Westin, it makes sense that San Jose ranks in Redfin’s 20 most dog-friendly cities list.

Whether you’re in need of a drinking paw-tner at a local brewery, hitting the night market, or just dining out, well bone appétit. Get ready to dig into this guide for dog-friendly spots around the great 408.

Pro tip: You can use BringFido to find more dog-friendly restaurants, pet-friendly hotels and events, too.

A golden retriever wearing a blue and yellow scarf eyes a long flight of yellow colored beers on a wooden countertop.

Your dog will hop with joy at going on a San Jose adventure.

Photo courtesy @bixby_thegoldenboy

🐾 Breweries

  • Camino Brewing Company, 718 S. First St. | Grab a pint and enjoy the spacious covered patio with your pooch.
  • Clandestine Brewing, 980 S. First St., Ste. B | No need to keep this one a secret… Known for their frequently rotating taps + nearby food trucks, Clandestine always has a brew for you, and some water for your pup.
  • Hapa’s Brewing Company, 460 Lincoln Ave., Ste. 90 | Crack open a cold one with your dog outside in Hapa’s open-air patio.
  • Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, 1875 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 700 | Hang out on the patio with a draught and check out its massive menu of delicious bites — just make sure your pooch doesn’t get a whiff.
  • Strike Brewing Co. & Warehouse Taproom, 2099 S. 10th St., Ste. 30 | Sip on the award-winning Triple Play IPA with your leashed pup.
A small brown and white dachshund sits on a wooden table near a bright red beer.

Winnie the Dachshund joins her human companion for a pint.

Photo courtesy Andy Smyth

🐾 Restaurants

  • Bill’s Cafe, locations vary | Your friendly dog is welcome to join you for breakfast at any of these local favorites’ patios.
  • Falafel’s Drive In, 2301 Stevens Creek Blvd. | Your dog won’t save your space in line, but they can join you at this legendary spot’s outdoor dining area.
  • The Funny Farm, 4898-150 San Felipe Rd. | The decor may be hilarious, but the food is delicious. Plus, your four-legged friend can join you on the patio.
  • Hannah Coffee, 754 The Alameda, Ste. 80 | From hot lattes to warm buttered croissants, enjoy the cityscape with fido by your side.
  • Naglee Park Dining Garage, 505 E. San Carlos St. | Grab a pint and relax at the pet-friendly patio while you take on the ginormous Garage Burger.
  • Park Station Hashery, 1701 Park Ave. | Enjoy the beers on tap, along with live music + weekly events.
  • Siena Bistro, 1359 Lincoln Ave. | Table for two, patio please.
  • The Table, 1110 Willow St. | Nosh on seasonal, locally sourced fare at this upscale American eatery.
  • Toast Cafe & Grill, 1411 Bird Ave. | Toast it up with a mimosa flight + a classic brunch with your best fuzzy friend — and your best human friends, too.
A white dog with black markings lounges luxuriously on a grey and white patterned comforter with a pillow in his paws.

Many unique accommodations around San Jose also allow pets.

Photo by SJtoday staff

🐾 Hotels

  • Hotel De Anza, 233 W. Santa Clara St. | From the penthouse to the lobby, you and your dog can step back into San Jose’s jazz-era with high tech amenities mere steps from downtown’s San Pedro Square.
  • The Hayes Mansion, 200 Edenvale Ave. | This pet-friendly mansion’s opulence highlights San Jose’s heritage with modern accommodations.
  • Signia by Hilton San Jose, 170 S. Market St. | Stay steps away from Plaza de Cesar Chavez and strut the town with your dog.
  • The Westin, 302 S. Market St. | This upscale, historic downtown hotel is another perfect spot for out-of-town pooches to put their paws to the pavement near San Jose’s SoFA district.
A small blonde terrier stands next to a black and brown blue heeler near San Jose's city hall.

The sights and sounds of downtown will surely give your pooch some paws.

Photo courtesy @itsbenjitheshorkie

🐾 Shopping Centers

  • Eastridge Shopping Center, 2200 Eastridge Center | With annual events like Howl-o-ween, Pride with Pups, and Pupchella, Eastridge is one of the most pet-friendly shopping spots in the South Bay. Snap a photo of your pup near one of the mall’s many murals.
  • The Pruneyard Shopping Center, 1875 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell | Lots of nose-pleasing outdoor dining spots like Luna Mexican Kitchen + Mendocino Farms abound in this South Bay spot.
  • San Pedro Square Market, 87 N. San Pedro St. | Your friendly, leashed dog can snag a puppuccino at Voyager Craft Coffee while you cheer on the Sharks or Quakes at any of the outdoor lounge areas.
  • Santana Row, 377 Santana Row | From outdoor restaurants like Left Bank Brasserie and Yard House to pet-friendly accommodations at The Row, this San Jose hotspot hosts a variety of activities and events to keep your pooch happy.
A young brown German Shepherd mix happily hops in a grassy park.

Grassy parks are perfect for Zelda’s puppy paws.

Photo by SJtoday staff

🐾 Parks

  • Butcher Dog Park, 1782 Lancaster Dr. | If you want to keep your dog off the grass, head to this fenced-in park with astroturf and mulch areas.
  • Hellyer County Park, 985 Hellyer Ave. | This large area is loaded with all the necessities you and your pup need for an outdoor adventure in the city.
  • Miyuki Dog Park, Miyuki Drive + Autotech Way | While this small, well-shaded dirt area has received a facelift with improved security fencing, it does not offer a water fountain so guests are encouraged to bring their own water.
  • Saratoga Creek Dog Park, 5399 Graves Ave. | Open from dusk to dawn, this artificial turf space offers shaded areas, benches, and a water fountain.
  • Selma Olinder Dog Park, 848 William St. | Made to accommodate up to 30 dogs at once, this fenced-in, double-gated area has wood chip + decomposed granite instead of grass in both its large dog and small dog sections.
A beautiful brown and white pitty type dog sits expectantly on a stone wall surrounded by trees.

For more pet-friendly trails around the South Bay, check out our hiking guide.

Photo courtesy Stephanie Haney

🐾 Outfit your dog

Now that you know where you’re taking your furry friend, don’t forget to shop the best dog accessories and supplies to make your adventure a success.

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