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21 New York Spots You (and Your Dog) Will Love

Whether you’re looking for a place to share a meal, go for a hike, or watch a movie, this list of destinations across the state are perfect for both you and your dog.

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Close your eyes and picture yourself during your ideal day off. Are you hiking a mountain? Perhaps you’re eating at your favorite restaurant with friends? Maybe even sprawled out on a blanket, in a park, under the sun? Ok, now picture your pet’s ideal day. We all know dogs are people’s best friends, so why should they miss out on all the fun of a day off? They’re the CEOs of loving treats, belly rubs, and playing fetch, and they deserve some well-earned PTO. Their dream-day activities might differ slightly from yours (you wanting to read in the park, them wanting to chase their tails in the park), but there’s no reason the day can’t be spent together.

And let’s face it, we’ve finally made it through the often hardest part of the year: deep winter. That December-to-late-March stint leaves many of us feeling burnt out, wrapped deep under our duvets, staring longingly out the window as we attempt to remember the feeling of warm sun on our faces. (A bit dramatic? Yes, maybe, but we’ve all felt it.) So, it’s time to celebrate. The tulips are slowly pushing their way out of the soil, ice cream truck jingles can be heard in the distance, and our four-legged friends are desperate to get back to chasing squirrels and sniffing out new friends. This curated list of pet-friendly restaurants, shops, hotels, and outdoor activities has something for everyone and their best (furry) friend (and will surely get the paw-stamp of approval). Your love for your pet doesn’t have to end with your day out, either. Animal lovers from across the state can now find tribute to their loved ones (and try their luck at winning big) via the New York Lottery’s new $1,000,000 Lucky Dog Scratch-Off Game Series. From Greenpoint to Lake George, here are the best ways to spend a day off with your dog and some nearby New York Lottery retailers ready to sell you your chance to win big with $1,000,000 Lucky Dog.

The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here and the state’s progress on combating COVID-19 is here. Dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers, please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.

Please play responsibly. You must be 18 years or older to purchase a lottery ticket.

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1. Buffalo Barkery

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47 Allen St
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 984-1060
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This barkery is half pet store, half bakery. Owned by a pair of animal-obsessed sisters-in-law, the store sells homemade biscuits, cupcakes, and cakes for any dog to enjoy. 

Where you could try your luck at winning big: Bill’s Food Mart (32 Allen Street, Buffalo, NY 14202) and Allentown Food Shop (76 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14201).

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2. Equal Grounds

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750 South Ave
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 256-2362
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The Rochester coffee shop and cafe is ideal for a morning or midday pick-me-up. On a sunny day, order a coffee (and perhaps ask for some whipped cream for your four-legged friend) along with a breakfast sandwich, wrap, salad, or pastry, and grab a seat at one of the pet-friendly outdoor tables. 

Where you could try your luck at winning big: The Old Stone Tavern (758 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14260) and Fast Mart Inc (931 South Clinton Street, Rochester, NY 14620).

3. Storybook Wags N' Whiskers

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8587 Bayview Dr
Cicero, NY 13039
(315) 427-5792
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Want a cake for your dog’s next birthday? This family-owned pet shop offers more than just your standard accessories, toys, and food. They also make and sell custom dog cakes and treats.

Where you could try your luck at winning big: Coopers To Go (6972 Lakeshore Road, Cicero, NY 13039) and Fisher Bay Restaurant (303 Barrett Lane, Bridgeport, NY 13030).

4. Emerald Glen Getaway

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217 Pegg Rd
Morris, NY 13808

Known as the “ultimate dog-friendly vacation,” The Getaway is an opportunity for you and your dog to unwind from the daily stressors of life. Emerald Glen Farm is located in the countryside upstate and is home to wooded trails, open meadows, and swimmable creeks any four-legged friend will revel in. With an array of lodging options and the space for your pup to run free, it’s an ideal dog-friendly weekend getaway.  

Where you could try your luck at winning big: The Roadhouse (23, 2957 NY-23, West Oneata, NY 13861) and Mandy’s Bar & Grill (2015 NY-205, Mount Vision, NY 13810).

5. The Cottage at Mirror Lake Inn

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77 Mirror Lake Dr
Lake Placid, NY 12946
(518) 302-3045
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If you want a weekend getaway that’s a little less remote, head to Mirror Lake Inn. The resort and spa’s shore-side restaurant and cafe, The Cottage, serves up New American classics like maple BBQ pulled pork, flatbread pizzas, and roast beef in a dog-friendly setting.  

Where you could try your luck at winning big: Newman’s News (2523 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946) and Bowlwinkles (2750 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946).

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6. The Sagamore Resort

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110 Sagamore Rd
Bolton Landing, NY 12814
(518) 644-9400
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If you’re wanting an island getaway without leaving the state, look no further than this Lake George waterfront resort. The 70-acre island dates back to the 1880s and is home to a landmark hotel, lakeside accommodations, award-winning dining, and an 18-hole golf course. Dogs 30 pounds and under are welcome at the resort for $75 per night, per dog. Upon their arrival, your pup will receive a gift bag (including waste bags and dental treats), a plush dog mat, and food and water bowls to ensure they have a comfortable stay.

Where you could try your luck at winning big: Fredericks Restaurant (4970 Lake Shore Drive, Bolton Landing, NY 12814) and Tops Markets #702 (4976 Lake Shore Drive, Bolton Landing, NY 12814).

7. Dog Beach

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Beach Rd
Lake George, NY 12845

If you’re near Lake George and want to take your dog for a swim, head to this pet-friendly beach where dogs are welcome to swim and sunbathe as they please. It’s the pup-approved spot for a day of fetch, treats, and summer fun. 

Where you could try your luck at winning big: SJ Garcia’s Restaurant (192 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845) and The Lagoon Lake (204 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845).

8. Bella & Lindy’s Pet Boutique

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454 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

This shop is a place to stock up on treats for both you and your pet. From “dog-mom” sweatshirts and similarly themed tote bags to treat boxes and puffer jackets that’ll keep your four-legged friend warm, the boutique has a curated collection of apparel, bags, accessories, and treats for everyone.  

Where you could try your luck at winning big: The Little Market at Five Points (42 Park Pl, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866) and Saratoga Casino & Raceway (342 Jefferson Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866) to test your luck.

9. Henry Loves Betty

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16 1st St
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 350-7387
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Finding pet care you trust can sometimes feel like a daunting task. This Troy boutique doubles as a pet-care company, offering doggy daycare, dog walking, and pet sitting in the Albany area.

Where you could try your luck at winning big: Nite Owl (400 Fulton Street, Troy, NY 12180) and Troy Mini Market LLC (71 Congress Street, Troy, NY 12180).

10. BEACON BARKERY

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190 Main St
Beacon, NY 12508
(845) 440-7652
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This shop in the heart of Beacon is a must-visit for dog owners looking for an array of high-quality, natural, pet food and treats their pup will surely love. Once you’ve finished shopping, swing by The Friends of Beacon dog park for an afternoon of fun.

Where you could try your luck at winning big: Main Street Mini Mart Inc (220 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508) and Beacon Wine & Liquors (335 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508).

11. Warwick Drive-In Movie Theater

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Warwick Turnpike
Warwick, NY

If you’d consider your pup to be a cinephile (or a fan of sneaking the occasional popcorn kernel) this cozy drive-in theater is a must-visit. Originally built in 1950, the old-school theater provides ample space to park, sync up your radio, and watch a film under the stars. Pets are allowed in the car or, if on a leash, outside — they only ask to please quiet any barks. The theater is open seven days a week and showtimes can be found here

Where you could win big: Yesterday’s (29 Main Street, Warwick, NY 10990) and Edenville General Store (240 Pine Island Turnpike, Warwick, NY 10990). 

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12. Tails of the Adirondacks

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770 State Rte 3 # 1
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
(518) 324-5311
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If you’re up in the Adirondacks, pop into this one-stop-shop for pet food, supplies, treats, and more. Open since 2006, the locally owned and operated store specializes in both dog and cat needs with an emphasis on matching your pets with the proper food for their specific age, breed, behavior, and more. 

Where you could try your luck at winning big: Dino’s Pizza (795 NY-3, Plattsburgh, NY 12901) and Bobby’s Lounge (5028 South Catherine Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901).

13. Barking Dog

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1678 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10128
(212) 831-1800
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There are countless dog-friendly restaurants in New York City, but very few are dog themed. This dog-obsessed restaurant has locations in Hell’s Kitchen and on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and serves American brunch and dinner staples — think a savory breakfast sandwich or wild-mushroom omelet for brunch and a crispy buttermilk battered chicken or braised short ribs for dinner. They even have watering fountains outside to keep the pups hydrated. 

Where you could try your luck at winning big: S.M. News & Grocery Inc (1421 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128) and Happy 3rd Ave Grocery (1628 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10128).

14. Château le Woof

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3101 Vernon Blvd
Queens, NY 11106
(718) 626-9663
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This cafe and pet shop in the heart of Astoria is the place for dogs to enjoy an off-leash play area, treats, and sniffing out new friends while their humans enjoy lunch, brunch, or a coffee break. 

Where you could try your luck at winning big: Maxi Mini Mart (30-96 12th Street, Astoria, NY 11102) and Lantigua Deli Corp. (30-74 14th Street, Astoria, NY 11102).

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15. The Wilson NYC

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132 W 27th St
New York, NY 10001
(212) 529-2671
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If you’re looking to take dog-friendly dining a step further, head to The Wilson in Chelsea for Northeastern coastal cuisine for both you and your pup. Alongside a menu of savory dishes like crab benedict, chicken and waffles, fisherman’s stew, double patty burger, spicy tuna tacos, and charred octopus, is a menu just for your dog. Your furry friend can choose from a grilled steak, chicken breast, or a burger (all served with steamed baby vegetables) or light snacks such as a pupsicle, housemade dog treats, or sliced apples and cucumbers.  

Where you could try your luck at winning big: Guru’s Deli & Grocery (155 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001) and Dhiraj News LLC (171 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001).

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16. Boris & Horton

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195 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
(212) 510-8986
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The first dog-friendly cafe to open in New York City, Boris & Horton is more than just a coffee shop in the East Village. Along with serving a variety of drinks and light foods (pastries, toasts, and grilled cheeses), the cafe is also a community space and allows for dogs to be off-leash, as long as they can follow these simple house rules.   

Where you could try your luck at winning big: Adam’s Deli and Convenience Inc (418 E 14th Street, New York, NY 10009) and Brothers Candy & Grocery Store (542 East 14th Street, New York, NY 10009).

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17. Bar Primi

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325 Bowery
New York, NY 10003
(212) 220-9100
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A prime people-watching spot is East Village’s Bar Primi. Nestled on the corner of Bowery and E 2nd Street, the indoor and outdoor seating is often filled with locals, in-the-know tourists, and celebrities looking for ricotta crostinis and a classic rigatoni carbonara. Dogs are allowed in the outdoor dining area.     

Where you could try your luck at winning big: Park Punjab Deli & Grocery (50 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003) and East Village Farm & Grocery (69 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003).

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18. Prospect Park Dog Beach

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95 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 965-8951
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If you have a water-lover in your midst, head to Prospect Park’s dog beach so they can take a dip and practice their doggy paddle in the refreshing water. The beach also offers off-leash hours from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., daily. These off-leash hours also extend to the park’s Long Meadow (aside from the ballfields), Nethermead, and Peninsula Meadow and dog’s can enjoy the Kensington Dog Run in the park’s parade ground area.

Where you could try your luck at winning big: Park Slope Deli Farm (294 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215) and Avenue Cafe & Deli (307 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215).

19. New York Dog Nanny

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If your pup is one for being pampered or is in need of some peace and tranquility, book them an appointment with Reiki master Cynthia Okimoto. She has 16 years of experience in Reiki and the treatments she offers can help with physical and emotional ailments in adult dogs, as well as puppies, kitties, and seniors.

Where you could try your luck at winning big: Metro Lobby Newsstand (1585 Broadway, New York, NY 10019) and Andy’s Deli (270 W 47th Street, New York, NY 10036).

20. Five Leaves

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18 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(718) 383-5345
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This Greenpoint bistro is a neighborhood staple known for its ricotta pancakes, daily market oysters, pineapple-topped burger, and robust drink menu. Located on the small but busy corner of Bedford and Lorimer, it’s another prime people-watching spot. Dogs are allowed in the outdoor seating area that lines the sidewalk. 

Where you could try your luck at winning big: Greenpoint Wine & Liquors (89 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222) and Eurochemist (669 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222).

21. Ollie’s Ice Cream + Stuff

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158 Irving Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237
(718) 208-6825
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If you and your pet both have a sweet tooth, head to Bushwick’s ice cream parlor known for its pup-cups (whipped cream portioned perfectly for a four-legged friend), snacks, and seasonal ice cream flavors (many of which are vegan and dog-friendly). 

Where you could try your luck at winning big: Mr. Grocery Corp (250 Stanhope Street, Brooklyn, NY 11237) and Mi Pueblo Deli Mini Market (260 Stanhope Street, Brooklyn, NY 11237).

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1. Buffalo Barkery

47 Allen St, Buffalo, NY 14202
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This barkery is half pet store, half bakery. Owned by a pair of animal-obsessed sisters-in-law, the store sells homemade biscuits, cupcakes, and cakes for any dog to enjoy. 

Where you could try your luck at winning big: Bill’s Food Mart (32 Allen Street, Buffalo, NY 14202) and Allentown Food Shop (76 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14201).

47 Allen St
Buffalo, NY 14202

2. Equal Grounds

750 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620

The Rochester coffee shop and cafe is ideal for a morning or midday pick-me-up. On a sunny day, order a coffee (and perhaps ask for some whipped cream for your four-legged friend) along with a breakfast sandwich, wrap, salad, or pastry, and grab a seat at one of the pet-friendly outdoor tables. 

Where you could try your luck at winning big: The Old Stone Tavern (758 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14260) and Fast Mart Inc (931 South Clinton Street, Rochester, NY 14620).

750 South Ave
Rochester, NY 14620

3. Storybook Wags N' Whiskers

8587 Bayview Dr, Cicero, NY 13039

Want a cake for your dog’s next birthday? This family-owned pet shop offers more than just your standard accessories, toys, and food. They also make and sell custom dog cakes and treats.

Where you could try your luck at winning big: Coopers To Go (6972 Lakeshore Road, Cicero, NY 13039) and Fisher Bay Restaurant (303 Barrett Lane, Bridgeport, NY 13030).

8587 Bayview Dr
Cicero, NY 13039

4. Emerald Glen Getaway

217 Pegg Rd, Morris, NY 13808

Known as the “ultimate dog-friendly vacation,” The Getaway is an opportunity for you and your dog to unwind from the daily stressors of life. Emerald Glen Farm is located in the countryside upstate and is home to wooded trails, open meadows, and swimmable creeks any four-legged friend will revel in. With an array of lodging options and the space for your pup to run free, it’s an ideal dog-friendly weekend getaway.  

Where you could try your luck at winning big: The Roadhouse (23, 2957 NY-23, West Oneata, NY 13861) and Mandy’s Bar & Grill (2015 NY-205, Mount Vision, NY 13810).

217 Pegg Rd
Morris, NY 13808

5. The Cottage at Mirror Lake Inn

77 Mirror Lake Dr, Lake Placid, NY 12946
A waitress wearing a purple shirt stands besides a table of four diners, out on an outdoor dining patio with umbrellas. It is dusk, and behind the diners are views of Lake Placid and the panorama behind it. Courtesy of the Cottage at Mirror Lake Inn

If you want a weekend getaway that’s a little less remote, head to Mirror Lake Inn. The resort and spa’s shore-side restaurant and cafe, The Cottage, serves up New American classics like maple BBQ pulled pork, flatbread pizzas, and roast beef in a dog-friendly setting.  

Where you could try your luck at winning big: Newman’s News (2523 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946) and Bowlwinkles (2750 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946).

77 Mirror Lake Dr
Lake Placid, NY 12946

6. The Sagamore Resort

110 Sagamore Rd, Bolton Landing, NY 12814

If you’re wanting an island getaway without leaving the state, look no further than this Lake George waterfront resort. The 70-acre island dates back to the 1880s and is home to a landmark hotel, lakeside accommodations, award-winning dining, and an 18-hole golf course. Dogs 30 pounds and under are welcome at the resort for $75 per night, per dog. Upon their arrival, your pup will receive a gift bag (including waste bags and dental treats), a plush dog mat, and food and water bowls to ensure they have a comfortable stay.

Where you could try your luck at winning big: Fredericks Restaurant (4970 Lake Shore Drive, Bolton Landing, NY 12814) and Tops Markets #702 (4976 Lake Shore Drive, Bolton Landing, NY 12814).

110 Sagamore Rd
Bolton Landing, NY 12814

7. Dog Beach

Beach Rd, Lake George, NY 12845

If you’re near Lake George and want to take your dog for a swim, head to this pet-friendly beach where dogs are welcome to swim and sunbathe as they please. It’s the pup-approved spot for a day of fetch, treats, and summer fun. 

Where you could try your luck at winning big: SJ Garcia’s Restaurant (192 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845) and The Lagoon Lake (204 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845).

Beach Rd
Lake George, NY 12845

8. Bella & Lindy’s Pet Boutique

454 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

This shop is a place to stock up on treats for both you and your pet. From “dog-mom” sweatshirts and similarly themed tote bags to treat boxes and puffer jackets that’ll keep your four-legged friend warm, the boutique has a curated collection of apparel, bags, accessories, and treats for everyone.  

Where you could try your luck at winning big: The Little Market at Five Points (42 Park Pl, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866) and Saratoga Casino & Raceway (342 Jefferson Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866) to test your luck.

454 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

9. Henry Loves Betty

16 1st St, Troy, NY 12180

Finding pet care you trust can sometimes feel like a daunting task. This Troy boutique doubles as a pet-care company, offering doggy daycare, dog walking, and pet sitting in the Albany area.

Where you could try your luck at winning big: Nite Owl (400 Fulton Street, Troy, NY 12180) and Troy Mini Market LLC (71 Congress Street, Troy, NY 12180).

16 1st St
Troy, NY 12180

10. BEACON BARKERY

190 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508

This shop in the heart of Beacon is a must-visit for dog owners looking for an array of high-quality, natural, pet food and treats their pup will surely love. Once you’ve finished shopping, swing by The Friends of Beacon dog park for an afternoon of fun.

Where you could try your luck at winning big: Main Street Mini Mart Inc (220 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508) and Beacon Wine & Liquors (335 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508).

190 Main St
Beacon, NY 12508

11. Warwick Drive-In Movie Theater

Warwick Turnpike, Warwick, NY
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If you’d consider your pup to be a cinephile (or a fan of sneaking the occasional popcorn kernel) this cozy drive-in theater is a must-visit. Originally built in 1950, the old-school theater provides ample space to park, sync up your radio, and watch a film under the stars. Pets are allowed in the car or, if on a leash, outside — they only ask to please quiet any barks. The theater is open seven days a week and showtimes can be found here

Where you could win big: Yesterday’s (29 Main Street, Warwick, NY 10990) and Edenville General Store (240 Pine Island Turnpike, Warwick, NY 10990). 

Warwick Turnpike
Warwick, NY

12. Tails of the Adirondacks

770 State Rte 3 # 1, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

If you’re up in the Adirondacks, pop into this one-stop-shop for pet food, supplies, treats, and more. Open since 2006, the locally owned and operated store specializes in both dog and cat needs with an emphasis on matching your pets with the proper food for their specific age, breed, behavior, and more. 

Where you could try your luck at winning big: Dino’s Pizza (795 NY-3, Plattsburgh, NY 12901) and Bobby’s Lounge (5028 South Catherine Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901).

770 State Rte 3 # 1
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

13. Barking Dog

1678 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10128

There are countless dog-friendly restaurants in New York City, but very few are dog themed. This dog-obsessed restaurant has locations in Hell’s Kitchen and on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and serves American brunch and dinner staples — think a savory breakfast sandwich or wild-mushroom omelet for brunch and a crispy buttermilk battered chicken or braised short ribs for dinner. They even have watering fountains outside to keep the pups hydrated. 

Where you could try your luck at winning big: S.M. News & Grocery Inc (1421 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128) and Happy 3rd Ave Grocery (1628 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10128).

1678 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10128

14. Château le Woof

3101 Vernon Blvd, Queens, NY 11106
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This cafe and pet shop in the heart of Astoria is the place for dogs to enjoy an off-leash play area, treats, and sniffing out new friends while their humans enjoy lunch, brunch, or a coffee break. 

Where you could try your luck at winning big: Maxi Mini Mart (30-96 12th Street, Astoria, NY 11102) and Lantigua Deli Corp. (30-74 14th Street, Astoria, NY 11102).

3101 Vernon Blvd
Queens, NY 11106

15. The Wilson NYC

132 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001
A brown leather couch sits inside a restaurant with a short wall of plants; behind it is a seating area with bottles of wine up the wall and pendant lights from the ceiling. Above a doorway reads a sign that says “the Wilson.” Courtesy of The Wilson

If you’re looking to take dog-friendly dining a step further, head to The Wilson in Chelsea for Northeastern coastal cuisine for both you and your pup. Alongside a menu of savory dishes like crab benedict, chicken and waffles, fisherman’s stew, double patty burger, spicy tuna tacos, and charred octopus, is a menu just for your dog. Your furry friend can choose from a grilled steak, chicken breast, or a burger (all served with steamed baby vegetables) or light snacks such as a pupsicle, housemade dog treats, or sliced apples and cucumbers.  

Where you could try your luck at winning big: Guru’s Deli & Grocery (155 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001) and Dhiraj News LLC (171 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001).

132 W 27th St
New York, NY 10001

16. Boris & Horton

195 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009
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The first dog-friendly cafe to open in New York City, Boris & Horton is more than just a coffee shop in the East Village. Along with serving a variety of drinks and light foods (pastries, toasts, and grilled cheeses), the cafe is also a community space and allows for dogs to be off-leash, as long as they can follow these simple house rules.   

Where you could try your luck at winning big: Adam’s Deli and Convenience Inc (418 E 14th Street, New York, NY 10009) and Brothers Candy & Grocery Store (542 East 14th Street, New York, NY 10009).

195 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009

17. Bar Primi

325 Bowery, New York, NY 10003
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A prime people-watching spot is East Village’s Bar Primi. Nestled on the corner of Bowery and E 2nd Street, the indoor and outdoor seating is often filled with locals, in-the-know tourists, and celebrities looking for ricotta crostinis and a classic rigatoni carbonara. Dogs are allowed in the outdoor dining area.     

Where you could try your luck at winning big: Park Punjab Deli & Grocery (50 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003) and East Village Farm & Grocery (69 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003).

325 Bowery
New York, NY 10003

18. Prospect Park Dog Beach

95 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215

If you have a water-lover in your midst, head to Prospect Park’s dog beach so they can take a dip and practice their doggy paddle in the refreshing water. The beach also offers off-leash hours from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., daily. These off-leash hours also extend to the park’s Long Meadow (aside from the ballfields), Nethermead, and Peninsula Meadow and dog’s can enjoy the Kensington Dog Run in the park’s parade ground area.

Where you could try your luck at winning big: Park Slope Deli Farm (294 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215) and Avenue Cafe & Deli (307 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215).

95 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215

19. New York Dog Nanny

New York, NY

If your pup is one for being pampered or is in need of some peace and tranquility, book them an appointment with Reiki master Cynthia Okimoto. She has 16 years of experience in Reiki and the treatments she offers can help with physical and emotional ailments in adult dogs, as well as puppies, kitties, and seniors.

Where you could try your luck at winning big: Metro Lobby Newsstand (1585 Broadway, New York, NY 10019) and Andy’s Deli (270 W 47th Street, New York, NY 10036).

20. Five Leaves

18 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

This Greenpoint bistro is a neighborhood staple known for its ricotta pancakes, daily market oysters, pineapple-topped burger, and robust drink menu. Located on the small but busy corner of Bedford and Lorimer, it’s another prime people-watching spot. Dogs are allowed in the outdoor seating area that lines the sidewalk. 

Where you could try your luck at winning big: Greenpoint Wine & Liquors (89 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222) and Eurochemist (669 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222).

18 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222

21. Ollie’s Ice Cream + Stuff

158 Irving Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237
A dog jumps up on to the counter inside of the ice cream shop. Courtesy of Ollie’s Ice Cream + Stuff

If you and your pet both have a sweet tooth, head to Bushwick’s ice cream parlor known for its pup-cups (whipped cream portioned perfectly for a four-legged friend), snacks, and seasonal ice cream flavors (many of which are vegan and dog-friendly). 

Where you could try your luck at winning big: Mr. Grocery Corp (250 Stanhope Street, Brooklyn, NY 11237) and Mi Pueblo Deli Mini Market (260 Stanhope Street, Brooklyn, NY 11237).

158 Irving Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237