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Six pet-friendly spots in San Antonio

Michelle Segura

Pet parents, are you looking for somewhere to take your loyal companions? These are the top six places around San Antonio to take your furry friends. Unless otherwise stated, all pets will have to remain on leash at these establishments, and it is expected for all pets to wear a collar, be up to date on vaccinations and that owners clean up after them.

  1. Pups and Pals Bar & Grill

Pups and Pals is a bar, restaurant and dog park all at 13838 Jones Maltsberger Rd. Their menu includes options for humans and dogs of all ages. They have areas available for dogs to be on or off leash between their patio and two dog parks with agility equipment. They open at 3 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. on weekends. Sundays through Thursdays they close at 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays they close at midnight.

  1. Pinkerton’s Barbeque

Located at 107 W. Houston Street, Pinkerton’s Barbeque is right next to Legacy Park and has outdoor seating available. Pinkerton’s has been featured in Texas Monthly’s Top 50 BBQ joints list, Travel Channel, Food Network and Cooking Channel with gleaming reviews.

  1. Roadmap Brewing Co.

For readers who are over 21, Roadmap is a beer brewery open to having dogs indoors. Mondays through Wednesdays, they have weekly events each starting at 7 p.m. with two dollars off pints for participants in the run club, cycle club and free yoga. On Thursdays, at 7:30 p.m., they have free trivia with prizes for the top three teams and there is a food truck on the patio. Roadmap Brewing is located at 723 North Alamo St.

  1. La Cantera

The public spaces and common areas of La Cantera are open to well-behaved pets. On their website there is a large selection of approximately 90 pet-friendly stores and a list of restaurants with patios that allow pets.

  1. Historic Pearl

The Pearl downtown is a popular place to visit with or without a pet. There is plenty of outdoor space to settle down or explore, including the River Walk. The weekend markets are open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays. The Saturday markets have booths from local farmers and ranchers, and the Sunday markets are centered around local artisans.

  1. The Block

This is the closest option to the UTSA campus, located at 14530 Roadrunner Way. They have over five food trucks and a patio bar available. Hours of operation vary but include every day of the week except Mondays.

These are some great places around town to bring your pet along with you. Visit several in one day and make an adventure out of it. Going out to the spots mentioned is a sure way to have fun with your dog, and to meet some other pet parents.

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Bela (she/her) is a first-year psychology major and CAP student from San Antonio. Outside of school and writing or creating graphics for The Paisano, she enjoys playing guitar, watching movies and embroidering. This is her second semester at The Paisano.

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