Dogs, they're not called "man's best friend" for the heck of it.  These four-legged, furry pals are loyal guardians, fun buddies, and, frankly, the best pet you can have (we might be a little biased here).  For this, there's no wonder why people want to bring their beloved pups everywhere they go.  Relaxing with a drink in hand, chatting with some friends with Fido chilling at your feet, it doesn't get much better than that.  So where can you do this in the 813area?  Lucky for us, we have several choices for great, dog friendly bars in Tampa! National Dog Day 2017 is Saturday, August 26th.

Where to Hangout in Tampa when Drinking with Man's Best Friend | Dog-Friendly Bars 

Franklin Manor

Franklin Manor is situated in downtown Tampa, the hub of the Bay area’s hip spots to take your pooch for a walk. Enjoy the outdoor patio, music, drink specials and excellent service at Franklin Manor.

Pour House

Head to Pour House in the Channelside District for a pint of craft beer, a glass of fine wine or unique coffee from Ginger Beards. Located in the center of the Channel District in downtown Tampa, this comfortable space is a perfect dog-friendly bar in Tampa offering playtime with your pup as you sip stellar beers. Dogs must be leashed at all times. All breeds are served!

Mermaid Tavern

The Mermaid Tavern might just be North Tampa's best-kept secret when it comes to dog friendly bars in Tampa where you can drink with man's best friend!. Head in for a vast selection of craft beers, wines, and a laid back environment that's truly one of a kind in Seminole Heights.

Gaspar's Grotto

Gaspar's Grotto is another outdoor patio-centric watering hole in Ybor City perfect for you and the pooch.  Big, small, it doesn't matter, Gaspars encourages you to bring the dog along.  While you're there enjoy drinks from this dog friendly bar in Tampa or delectable menu items including ribs, wood-fired pizza, sandwiches, and more.

Gaspar's Patio Bar & Grille

Family owned and operated Gaspar's in Temple Terrace is like three bars in one.  The Buffett themed outdoor patio is perfect for your pooch! Come, enjoy a cold one, catch the game and hangout with your two-legged and four-legged friends! Who knows who you might meet!

Tampa Bay Brewing Company

Relax on the outdoor patio at Tampa Bay Brewing Company with a tall pint for you and complimentary water bowl for the pup.  Enjoy one of their award-winning brews like the Old Elephant Foot IPA, Redeye Ale, Iron Rat Stout, and much more.  A full food menu is also available and boasts an assortment of burgers, salads, sandwiches, and other bar fare. TBBC has two locations in Tampa.

The Sail Pavilion

The Sail Pavilion might just be the best dog friendly bar in Tampa. They feature complimentary, stainless steel water bowls, a cleanup station, and free treats for Fido as you relax with a drink or enjoy something from the menu.  Live music on many nights of the week makes it a great place to kick back and relax in Downtown Tampa.

On Swann

You find contemporary American cuisine at this dog friendly bar and restaurant in Tampa serving a thoughtfully sourced seasonal menu with local twists. Bring your best friend for an evening on the open patio in the South Tampa, Hyde Park Village hot spot where you never know WHO you might meet! (sorry Emeril, you've been thrown to the dogs!)

Molly Malone's Irish Pub

Owner John Nolan's dream was to own a pub where people out walking their dog could stop in for a cold pint anytime! One of our favorite dog friendly bars in Tampa has a covered patio perfect for your pooch. Open from 7 am to 3 am they serve breakfast, lunch and authentic Irish dinners. Read more about Molly Malone's Irish Pub on historic Davis Islands. 

Fly Bar and Restaurant

Bring your (leashed) dog to Fly Bar and enjoy the company as you sip on one of their signature cocktails and some tapas from their eclectic menu.  Enjoy a variety of beers and wines as well as signature cocktails including the 1202 with Ketel One Citron, pineapple, and lemongrass or the Fly Sangria with brandy, apples, and oranges. If you're attached at the hip with man's best friend, you owe it to yourself to check out these dog-friendly bars in Tampa.

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Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Located in South Tampa, a block from iconic Bayshore Boulevard, Mad, Dogs and Englishman have been serving up 5-star food and drink for years in this quaint neighborhood bar locals like to keep secret! Outside the restaurant is a covered patio where you can put a bowl down for your best friend. Let them stay by your side at this English pub landing on our list of dog friendly bars in Tampa for it's ambiance and 4-star menu.  

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Yeoman's Cask & Lion Pub

A Tampa favorite, Yeoman's is an English Restaurant and Pub serving lunch & dinner w/ two full liquor bars, craft beers and two excellent cask ales in Downtown Tampa.  They have an open patio bar that allows your furry friend to relax in the shade, read, and do what he or she does best, love you!

Cheap

An indoor - outdoor bar in the SoHo district of South Tampa, you can pull up a barstool or grab a seat on the outdoor patio while enjoying a cold brew and excellent tapas with your pooch at Cheap. 
They miss you when you are gone!  So why not bring them along and let them enjoy the fun while being at the only place they want to be, by your side! 

We hope you will check-in to a few of the places on our list of dog friendly bars in Tampa next time you are heading out to meet friends, relax and have a drink with your very best friend by your side. Please let us know what you think in comments below and share any places we failed to mention! Cartoon by Rupert Fawcett from Off the Leash check out his site for cartoons and more!