Dining with man’s best friend

By Michelle Talsma Everson, August 2019 Issue.
photos courtesy of the venues

Eating out is a social activity — one that you want to share with your family and friends. But, what if one of your best friends happens to have four legs? We rounded up some of the Valley’s most welcoming patios for pups. While this isn’t an exhaustive list (you’d be surprised how many places you can bring your furry friend!), we hope it inspires you to not leave Fido at home next time you go for a meal out. Bone appétit!

Taco Guild

46 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix


At Taco Guild, the Old

and New World culinary traditions are celebrated. Traditional Mexican

techniques are utilized to offer the best of classic and modern flavors. Taco

Guild is housed in a beautiful historic church circa 1893 that showcases

original stained glass windows, a wooden beamed ceiling, floor and other

original mementos. Taco Guild serves lunch and dinner during the week with

daily happy hour specials. Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.

to 2 p.m. Taco Guild offers a dog-friendly patio with complimentary water


The Lola AZ

6770 N. Sunrise Blvd., Glendale


The Lola AZ is a

cocktail lab and eatery located at Westgate. Locally-owned and operated, The

Lola takes its name from the mantra “Living Out Life’s Adventures” and serves

up fresh, scratch-made menu items and inventive craft cocktails. The Lola

offers happy hour Monday-Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and brunch Tuesday-Sunday. It

has a dog-friendly, shaded and turfed patio. Water is provided for your furry

friend and, beginning in September, The Lola will have “Pawppy Hour,” which

will include complimentary organic dog treats.

Salty Sow

4801 E. Cactus Road, Scottsdale


Cool pooches living their best lives at Pedal Haus.

With the tagline

“Swine + Wine + Beer,” Salty Sow is described as “an American Gastropub that

serves contemporary farmhouse fare.” The chef-driven menu features handcrafted

cocktails and entrees with locally sourced ingredients. The menu is full of

clean, farm-to-table eats and the setting is rustic but contemporary. Salty Sow

is pet-friendly on their patio and offers dogs a bowl of water during their


Pedal Haus

730 S. Mill Ave., #102, Tempe


Photos Captured by Peter Speyer | Speyer Photography

Pedal Haus boasts a

6,000 square-foot, dog-friendly patio and beer garden with outdoor games like

ping pong and corn hole. The locally owned brewpub is home to made-on-site

craft brews and bites in the heart of Downtown Tempe with one of the largest

patios in Arizona. Since its establishment in 2015, Pedal Haus Brewery’s craft

beers have been highly distinguished year after year and won multiple craft

beer awards at the Great American Beer Festival, North American Beer Awards and

Los Angeles International Beer Competition.

Farm & Craft

4302 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale


Brunch buddies at Farm and Craft.

Farm & Craft in

Scottsdale not only offers healthy sustainable food for humans, it also offers

it for dogs. Their menu features a Dog Bowl with all natural grilled chicken

and healthy grains. They also make sure the dogs are hydrated with refreshing

ice water and free refills. The patio also features misters to keep your furry

friends cool in the warmer months.

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho

6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale


Whether you’re

stopping by for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, the mid-century modern

patio at ZuZu is open to all dogs, and each pup will receive a water bowl to

stay hydrated during their visit. Just a few of the popular brunch menu items

to enjoy include Green Chile Pork Arrepas with a sunny up egg, pickled onion

and cherry tomato relish, grilled jalapeño, cotija cheese and cilantro or, if

you have a sweet tooth, the Cereal Milk Stuffed French Toast includes pastry

cream, fruit loop milk-crumb, maple syrup, and whipped cream.

The Farm at South Mountain

6106 S. 32nd St., Phoenix


Lounging at the Farm at South Mountain.

The Farm at South

Mountain has two dog-friendly patios: Morning Glory Café and The Farm Kitchen.

A signature Arizona breakfast spot, Morning Glory Café serves house baked

muffins and pastries, locally made sausages, seasonal omelets and more. It’s

bike and pet friendly. The Farm Kitchen is the original restaurant at The Farm

property. With their walk-up counter, you can choose from an assortment of

delicious sandwiches, fresh soups, seasonal salads and made-from-scratch baked

goods. Don’t forget to ask about a variety of lawn games available at The Farm

Kitchen pick-up window for customers to enjoy.

Red’s Bar & Grill at

The Wigwam

415 N. Old Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park


The Wigwam resort has its very own on-property furry friend, Archie Von

Wigwam, and welcomes pets to join Archie on the new pet-friendly patio and Bark

Bites menu at Red’s Bar & Grill, which offers a delicious breakfast, lunch,

and dinner destination overlooking the elegant, arched palms and rolling greens

of the historic Gold and Blue golf courses.

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