See our round-up of Belfast’s most dog friendly venues. Whether you’re visiting the city or are a living local, there are plenty of places to visit with your pup!
Pubs, Cafés and Markets
Enjoy a drink or bite to eat with your pooch in these popular spots in Belfast, many with outdoor seating.
The Reporter is a dog-friendly pub in Belfast that offers indoor and covered outdoor seating for you and your furry best friend. Situated on Union Street, neighbouring the Irish News offices and the old Belfast Telegraph building, the intimate bar’s warm and welcoming interior is clad with artefacts and memorabilia, illustrating the city’s colourful history through the eyes of the press. Don’t miss out on their Sunday offer where your pooch can get a free treat, as well as 20% off for hospitality staff from 6pm.
Bullhouse East is Belfast’s very first permanent taproom, serving 20 taps of the freshest craft beer and woodfired pizza Belfast has to offer. Bullhouse East love well behaved four legged friends and will have treats and water bowls available inside and out. They just ask that your dogs are well behaved and have some rules in place.
The Crafty Vintner Tasting Room
The Crafty Vintner’s pup-friendly Terrace welcomes all good boys and girls, all the time. Be sure to grab your pups and join them for wine & cheese tasting. From brunch and coffee by day to cheese and wine by night, The Crafty Vintner has something for every mood and occasion.
The Dirty Onion is an authentic Irish pub with a twist, housed in one of Belfast’s oldest buildings. Sit indoors and enjoy trad music, or make the most of the large heated beer garden. The pub’s line-up of events includes regular doggy get-togethers, including Pooch Socials and Hot Dawg BBQs.
This 1900s-style public house at Titanic Belfast holds on to the historic feel of the shipyard with traditional music, heritage décor and locally produced food. Now a dog-friendly venue, you can enjoy a pint, nibbles and music with your furry friend before taking going for walkies along the dockside.
This quirky Irish venue is loved for its tasty pub grub, live sports, music and comedy, with themed nights during the week including Taco Tuesday and Wednesday quiz nights. Dogs are welcome inside the pub and water bowls are available in the outdoor seating area.
The Bone Yard
Find this quirky outdoor venue in the heart of Belfast, close to Pug Uglys bar. The Bone Yard offers a wide range of craft beers, ciders, cocktails and wines, served with mouth-watering food from the on-site food trucks. While this an outdoor pub, most seating is covered and cosy VIP booths can be booked in advance, and there’s live music, comedy and sports screenings too! Furry friends are welcome throughout.
The Lamppost Café is a Narnia-themed family run coffee shop in east Belfast. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or sweet treats in this quaint venue complete with ragtime music and vintage crockery. Bring your pooch along too, then head to the nearby CS Lewis Square for walkies.
Having been a pub for over 100 years, Henrys is full of history. The dog friendly venue was refurbished in 2018 and is a popular venue in the historic Joy’s Entry. Call in midweek for hearty traditional food or come for live sports, whiskey tasting and music at the weekend.
Located in a building dating back over 100 years, The Jailhouse offers pub food, local drinks and great live music, all under the original beams and barred windows. Dogs are welcome and there’s heated outdoor seating in the quaint surroundings of Joy’s Entry.
St George's Market
Your canine friends are welcome in the market. St George’s Market is one of Belfast’s oldest attractions and one of the best markets in the UK and Ireland. Enjoy some of the finest fresh produce with your furry friend. Dog bowls with water are available at the May Street entrance and exit. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times.
Parks and Walkies
From chasing sticks to meeting locals, your dog will love exploring Belfast’s parks, gardens and walkies trails. Just remember to keep them on a lead, and pick up dog waste and put it in the bin.
Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park
Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park in south Belfast is one of the city’s most popular parks. With more than 128 acres of rolling meadows, woodland and gardens it contains a number of walks and trails popular with doggies and owners alike.
Cave Hill Country Park
Cave Hill offers incredible views across Belfast from vantage points on the hillside. Access the park from Belfast Castle or Belfast Zoo car parks, then take a hike to the top. Dogs should be kept on a lead but they’ll love exploring the wide open space.
Drumglass Park is located between the Lisburn and Malone Roads in south Belfast. It is also known locally as Cranmore or Marlborough Park. This gorgeous park offers six lovely acres for you and your dog to get some fresh air together.
Take a stroll through Botanic Gardens; a beautiful park dating back to 1828 which today is a popular for concerts, festivals and other events. Then make your way to the Lagan Towpath, a dog-friendly path along the River Lagan that stretches from south Belfast to Lisburn.
Stormont Estate is the ideal spot to walk your dog. Featuring a variety of walks, including two woodland trails, there is also a dedicated dog park, where dogs can go without their lead and let loose.
There’s no need for your pooch to stay home alone. Belfast has a range of pet friendly accommodation providers designed to suit all tastes and budgets.
For the ultimate doggy retreat, check in to the Salty Dog hotel in Bangor. This pet friendly accommodation allows two large/medium dogs or three small dogs per room. Four-legged guests are treated to complementary treats and a doggy toothbrush.
Hilton Belfast offers pet friendly rooms which are suitable for small dogs. Charges and terms may apply, so check with Hilton directly for details. Located at Waterfront Hall, Hilton Belfast is in a great location for you to get out and explore the city together.
Galgorm is the perfect place to make new memories with your furry friend! Galgorm Resort is situated only 30 minutes from Belfast and with 163 acres of lush parkland with the spectacular River Maine flowing through the estate. Guests are permitted a maximum of 2 large dogs or 3 small dogs. A charge of £15 per dog, per night, applies.
Fitzwilliam Hotel believe dogs are part of the family, so don’t leave yours at home! They love dogs so much that they have a selected number of dog-friendly bedrooms. Find five-star fabulousness in the very heart of Belfast city, for you and your pooch! Find more about bringing your furry friend to Fitzwilliam Hotel.
AC Hotel Belfast
The AC Hotel Belfast located at City Quays is the first Marriott hotel in Northern Ireland. Pets are welcome, with a maximum limit of two pets per room and a £10 charge per pet per night. The hotel’s riverside location offers the perfect place for night time walkies before bed.
The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat
Holiday plans that your pooch can be part of! The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat are delighted to welcome your lovely dogs to stay, they’re sure to love it. They even have their very own furry friend, Florence the Hotel Dog, who can’t wait to make new friends when you visit. Find out more about your dog’s stay below.
Holiday Inn Express
The Holiday Inn Express, is a modern 3-star hotel, situated within the University Quarter of Central Belfast. Stylish and welcoming, the Holiday Inn Express offers competitive rates and is the obvious choice for both the business and leisure guest. All bookings include free breakfast and car parking.
Ibis Queen's Quarter
Ibis Belfast Queens Quarter offers pet friendly rooms minutes from the city. This affordable hotel provides an on-site restaurant for daytime snacks and an evening a la carte, a welcoming 24hr lobby bar and a hearty breakfast. Everything for you and your four-legged friend to enjoy.
Cordia Serviced Apartments
Cordia Serviced Apartments are pet friendly, situated in the leafy South Belfast area just a 5-minute drive from the city centre. With ample space, free on-site car parking and balconies in many apartments we are the ideal location for bringing your pet on your next staycation break.
Bullitt Hotel’s doggo friendly rooms come with a comfy dog bed and treats for your pooch, as well a king sized bed for owners. There are a limited number of dog dens available and make sure to read the pooch policy before booking. Bullitt’s downstairs café and bar is dog friendly, too.
Quarter by the Warren Collection
Located in an unrivalled central location, The Quarter by Warren Collection is superb accommodation in Belfast. Quarter by the Warren Collection are pet friendly – advance notice must be given. Pets will be charged at £25. Each of their rooms are tastefully designed, with a comfortable bed, study desk and chair, and large built-in wardrobes. The accommodation offers all the facilities under one roof which is something travellers new to the city will look forward to. The accommodation has a fully-fitted communal kitchen.