7 Dog-Friendly Businesses

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Emilie Stooksbury

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7 Dog-Friendly Businesses

It’s fun to grab a drink after work with your pals. It’s more fun to grab a drink after work with your pals and your pups! Not only are dogs the best, but they also act as incredible buffers if you’re in a new place. Want to meet some strangers? Life hack: Get a dog. Thankfully, Knoxville is a super dog-friendly town and most bars and restaurants are more than happy to host your pupper on their patio. The problem arises when it’s rainy, or blazing hot, or, you know, frigid. We’re here to help! Next time you want to bring your pup with you on a fun night out, check out some of these indoor dog-friendly businesses in Knoxville.

1.) SouthSide Garage

This food truck park in South Knoxville (Old Sevier to be specific) has a big beautiful backyard we adore – but the reason they’re able to be open year round is their convenient indoor bar. The good news for you? Your dog is welcome in both spaces!

2.) Mast General Store

If you’re strolling downtown, a great place to pop in with your pup is Mast General Store! Not only are they pet friendly, but they also sell a whole bunch of toys, treats, and goodies for your dog. Treat yoself and then treat yo pup by heading over to the downtown dog park located down a couple blocks and around the corner.

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3.) Alliance Brewing Co

When you’re done hanging out at Ijams or Suttrees Landing in South Knoxville, head over to Alliance. They’re all about that active beer culture, and active beer culture is all about that dog-lovin’ life. Whether you’re hanging out on Alliance’s patio or cozying up inside, feel free to bring your four-legged friend!

4.) Monkey's Bar

Over in the Old City, this bar isn’t just dog-friendly… this bar is DOG-OWNED. That’s right, Monkey is a golden retriever. His human, Elle, helps out sometimes but Monkey’s the real brains behind the operation 😉 You can read more about their story right here!

5.) Hi-Wire Brewing Co

Can you sense a theme in South Knoxville? 😂 This is clearly a ✨very✨ dog-friendly neighborhood and Hi-Wire is no exception! In fact, if you’re lookin’ to bar[k] hop, you can stroll from Hi-Wire to SouthSide Garage to Alliance Brewing without ever even having to turn. Finding your car at the end of the night has never been easier.

6.) K Brew Coffee

If you’d prefer brews of the caffeinated variety, you are still in luck! While dogs aren’t allowed to hang inside the literal four walls of K Brew on N. Broadway, there is an open-air garage situation with aaaall the bells and whistles. We’re talkin’ hammocks, Wi-Fi, plugs, fans, heaters – everything you could need inside, except for out here your furry BFF can join in the fun 😉 They can also get a pup cup & a nice big dish o’ water, and what’s better than that?

7.) Crafty Bastard Brewery

This one may just take the cake, y’all. And by cake, we mean literal cake. One Sunday, we walked into Crafty Bastard Brewery only to find ourselves in the midst of a full-on birthday bash for a dog. We’re talkin’ live music, cake, decorations. It. Was. Fabulous. Nine times out of ten, if you hang out at Crafty Bastard, you’ll have a chance to pet a dog. We wouldn’t have it any other way 💛


We cleeearly love our Scruffy City & our Scruffy City cleeearly loves dogs 😂 So there are plenty more where this list came from! We’d say it’s high time you and your pup just get out & explore. Just make sure to come back long enough to let us know your favorite place in Knoxville to hang out with your four-legged friends!

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