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What’s Around: Dog-Friendly Places in Columbus

When you’re living in a downtown Columbus apartment with a dog, finding fun places to take them for some fresh air and social interaction is a must for making them happier and healthier.

Fortunately, there are tons of great dog-friendly parks and patios for you and your furry friend to explore and enjoy. Who knows? You might even end up making some new friends along the way!

In our latest installment of What’s Around – a series from Columbus Downtown Apartments that gives residents a look at the various shopping, culture and entertainment options available in their backyard – we explore some of the best dog-friendly places in Columbus

1.Hofbräuhaus in Grandview Yard

What’s Around: Dog-Friendly Places in Columbus


When the sun is out and Columbus’ patios are calling your name, you and your furry friend can both relax in Hofbräuhaus’ Biergarten! This popular patio is dog-friendly and offers spacious outdoor seating. Check out the Hofbrauhounds614 page on Instagram – which is dedicated to sharing adorable dogspottings at the Grandview Yard location!


2. Columbus Downtown Dog Park

Columbus Downtown Dog Park is a fenced-in, off-leash park that offers lots of space for dogs to stretch their legs and play. Conveniently located next to the Arena District, on the corner of Spring and Fourth, this is the park of choice for many dog-owning residents of downtown Columbus apartments.


3. Goodwood Columbus

What’s Around: Dog-Friendly Places in Columbus

At Goodwood Brewing, bringing your four-legged companion along to chill with you on their patio is A-OK! Located in the heart of the Arena District, this lively bar prides themselves on having a large, conveniently located dog-friendly patio. Enjoy their delicious food and drink specials, without feeling guilty that your pup is missing you at home.


4. Habaneros Fresh Mexican Grill

What’s Around: Dog-Friendly Places in Columbus

Take your dog on a dinner date!  Habaneros Grandview Yard location has a dog-friendly patio that is sure to make your furry friend’s tag wag. Treat yourself to their authentic Mexican street tacos, mezcal or delicious appetizers while enjoying the company of your dog.


5. Tail Wags Playground

A frequently asked question of dog-owning apartment residents new to Columbus is: where do I walk my dog in the winter? Enter Tail Wags Playground: Columbus’ first indoor dog park! This unique dog park features more than 5,000 square feet of space for your dog to roam free, a lounge with free Wi-Fi and coffee and fun, dog-friendly events. It should be noted, however, that Tail Wags is a member-based dog park with specific requirements for joining.


Have any other favorite dog-friendly hot spots in Columbus? Share your recommendations in the comments below!