Dog-friendly dining in Darwin

Do you ever want to hit the cafes, restaurants & bars of our beautiful tropical city, but feel guilty for leaving your four-legged friend at home? You need a guide to dog-friendly dining in Darwin!

Here’s our list of the top dog-friendly venues where your friends, your date, AND your doggo are welcome!

The Beachfront Hotel, Nightcliff

With a nice big outdoor seating area right at the front, it’s the perfect place to take your pet for a beer! As long as the dogs are socialised – they’re allowed to enjoy the atmosphere until sunset, any day of the week!!

The Precinct, Darwin City

And while we’re on the theme of beers with your good boys – If you’re down at The Waterfront, The Precinct also has a great outdoor deck & lawn that’s perfect for your paw pals!

Wharf One, Darwin City

Looking for a nice restaurant experience in Darwin City with the pooch included? As long as your dog is on a leash and in the outdoor seating area – Wharf One is one of Darwin’s great dog-friendly dining options!

Rays Café & Patisserie, City

Your furry friends will love the outdoor area of Ray’s Cafe & Patisserie – there’s a dog bowl for them while you have a drink of your own!

The Boatshed, Cullen Bay

The beautiful cafe on the Marina in Cullen Bay welcomes good dogs on a leash at any time – how good!

Laneway, Parap

Welcome to the Bark-ery… a set menu for your dogs who want to come to the cool little corner cafe in Parap! Plenty of outside seating, and they bring out dog bowls!

Eva’s Café, George Brown Garden Botanic Gardens

What a setting for both humans and pups alike – Eva’s are big advocates for bringing the dogs along, and they have the dog bowls ready to go after a run around the gardens!

And the best bit? Tag Eva’s in pics of your furry friends on Instagram for your chance to win their Pup of the Month – like these cuties did below!

The Darwin Ski Club, Fannie Bay

There aren’t many better things than a beachside sunset at the Ski Club… except maybe sunset at the Ski Club with your Dog!

The Darwin Trailer Boat Club, Fannie Bay

Or coffee looking over the ocean perhaps? Dog-friendly dining time is only until 5 pm – so make sure you schedule your outing to the Trailer Boat Club for the daytime!

The Cool Spot, Fannie Bay

The outdoor patio of the Cool Spot is the perfect place to chill for a coffee post-walk with the dog!

The Foreshore Restaurant & Café, Nightcliff

As is the Foreshore Cafe – there’s not many better ways to spend a weekend morning with your dog than heading out for a walk by the ocean, then pulling up a seat on the grass for a drink!

De La Plage, Casuarina Coastal Reserve

Picture this: a WHOLE beach where you can run the dog/s at your leisure, then relax into a comfy beach chair with a coffee/smoothie, while your pet pal relaxes on the grass looking over the ocean!

Cafe Central, Rapid Creek

We might go here JUST to find this puppy!!!!

Are there any favourites we’ve missed? Let us know your favourite venue for Dog-friendly dining in Darwin at

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