8 Dog-Friendly Pubs in Sydney’s Inner West

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There are plenty of dog-friendly pubs in the Inner West for you to enjoy happy hour after work or laze around on a Sunday afternoon. From leafy outdoor courtyards to fun nights of entertainment, you’ll never feel the need to head out to the city for a drink again.

1. Marrickville Hotel


There’s something for everyone at The Marrickville Hotel. With six beers on tap and specialty cocktails, delicious Vietnamese food and snacks in the form of antipasto dishes and sandwiches served all night long; you’ll easily be able to spend your evening here with your pup. If it gets cold outside, don’t fret; your furry friend can join you indoors!

Address: 244 Marrickville Road, Marrickville NSW 2204

Opening hours: 
Mon-Thurs: 4 pm – 12 am
Fri: 3 pm – 1 am
Sat: 12 pm – 1 am
Sun: 12 pm – 10 pm

2. Grifter Brewing Co

Dog at a dog-friendly pub in the Inner West

Level up your pub game by heading to Grifter Brewing Co – a brewery and tasting bar in the heart of Marrickville. Both two-legged and four-legged children are welcome, so you’ve got no excuses to visit and taste their thirst-quenching beers on tap. You can grab a taco (or three) from Rico’s Taco’s food truck on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Address: 1/391-397 Enmore Road, Marrickville NSW 2204

Opening hours: 
Mon & Tues: Closed
Wed-Fri: 4 pm – 10 pm
Sat & Sun: 12 pm – 10 pm

If you’re looking for more fun things to do this weekend, check out these dog-friendly activities in Sydney!

3. East Village Hotel Balmain


East Village Hotel is a paw-some dog-friendly pub in the Inner West to enjoy a meal and drinks with friends and family. With different specials every day of the week, you can experience Sangria Nights, Trivia, live music, their famous Sunday Roasts, and more! Forgot to feed your pup? Order a ‘Dog’s Dinner’ (brown rice, beef, peas and spinach) and this might just be Fido’s new favourite place.

Address: 82 Darling Street, Balmain East NSW 2041

Opening hours: 
Mon: Closed
Tues-Sun: 12 pm – 11 pm

4. The Cottage Balmain


The Cottage is a local gem that’s paw-fect for any occasion whether you’re catching up with old friends, celebrating a birthday or enjoying a lazy afternoon. With a big leafy courtyard, your pup will love getting pats from diners and even make a few furry friends! If you’re after somewhere romantic for a date, book in for an evening here and dine under the twinkling fairy lights.

Address: 342 Darling Street, Balmain NSW 2041

Opening hours: 
Mon-Wed: 12 pm – 10 pm
Thurs-Sat: 12 pm – 11 pm
Sun: 12 pm – 10 pm

5. The Vic on the Park


If you’re a Sydneysider, then you’re probably familiar with Merivale and their highly rated venues dotted across the city. The Vic on the Park is a dog-friendly pub in the Inner West that has everything you’d expect from Merivale – elevated pub dishes, late night menu, an extensive beverage list and a packed event schedule. 

There’s even a big screen that streams live sports for those looking for a place to catch up with friends while keeping up with the scores. Or, if you’re up for a real game, head out to the basketball court to see who comes out on top!

Address: 2 Addison Road, Marrickville NSW 2204

Opening hours: 
Mon & Tues: 10 am – 1 am
Wed-Sat: 10 am – 3 am
Sun: 11 am – 10 pm

6. The Welcome Hotel


With Winston, an English fox hound as their mascot, it’s no surprise that The Welcome Hotel opens its arms to both human and furry friends. There are more than 10 craft beers on tap and a seasonal menu that’s created with the best produce, so you’ll have to get in quick or you might miss out.

Address: 91 Evans Street, Rozelle NSW 2039

Opening hours: 
Mon-Sat: 12 pm – 12 am
Sun: 12 pm – 10 pm

7. The Erko Hotel


Another paw-some dog-friendly pub in the Inner West is The Erko Hotel. With a dedicated section just for dogs on their website, your pup is guaranteed to be welcome here. Fido can order the Raw Beef Tartare, Nana Treat or Nut Bone from the dog menu while you enjoy a classic pub feed. 

Think you can handle the spice? Book yourself into the Hot Wing Challenge – finish all your flamin’ hot wings and get your photo on The Erko’s Wall of Flame. If spicy isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other fun events that are on throughout the week. 

Address: 102 Erskineville Road, Erksineville NSW 2043

Opening hours: 
Mon-Sun: 10 am – 12 am

8. Courthouse Hotel


The Courthouse Hotel, known fondly as The Courty, is where Young Henry’s ‘Newtowner’ was first poured. Bring your dog, friends and family for food, drink and some games. On Wednesdays, you can try your luck at the Wheel of Pourtune, where you’ll partake in three rounds of epic games for the chance to win beers, merch and food vouchers. 

Your pup can dig into some fancy doggy beef or lamb tartare while you order The Courty’s famous Courty Can O’ Nachos – made-to-share style nachos in a big can full of finger-lickin’ goodness.

Address: 202 Australia Street, Newtown NSW 2042

Opening hours: 
Mon-Thurs: 12 pm – 12 am
Fri: 11 am – 12 am
Sat: 12 pm – 12 am
Sun: 12 pm – 10 pm

Not in the Inner West area? Here are 5 other must-visit dog-friendly pubs in Sydney.