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Dog Friendly Downtown
Worry no more about leaving your pooch behind and bring them out to play in Downtown's growing urban landscape! We've created this handy list of dog-friendly spots inside the inner loop for you to keep in your back pocket.

Four-Paw Accommodations

JW Marriot | 806 Main
Next time you're thinking about booking a Downtown staycation, consider bringing your pooch along! Upon arrival at the JW Marriott, your canine companion will be greeted by Sir Griffin, the hotel’s official Pet Director, who will happily share all of his favorite Downtown hangouts.

Four Seasons | 1300 Lamar
Life can be ruff for dogs. Throw yours a bone by booking four-paw accommodations at the Four Seasons Hotel. After a good night’s sleep, walk a few blocks over to Discovery Green and fit in a nice big stretch or a quick game of fetch before heading out for a doggone-good dinner.

Dog-Friendly Dining

Barnaby's Café at Market Square | 800 Congress
Inspired by a big sheepdog and the owner's favorite childhood pal, Barnaby's is a canine-friendly concept located in Historic Market Square. The restaurant is known for its hearty portions- so on the way out be sure to as for a doggie bag for your leftovers and a tasty treat for your friend on a leash.

Local Foods | 420 Main

Grab a seat on Local Foods' vibrant patio and dine alongside your favorite pooch. While you're taking in the fresh air and munching on favorites like the crispy chicken sandwich, salmon poke salad or the chicken posole, your pup will be in heaven greeting all the passers-by!

Niko Niko's at Market Square Park | 301 Milam
Take a break from playtime and enjoy some of the city's best Greek cuisine in the middle of Market Square Park. Surprise your "good dog" with a complimentary treat while waiting in line. 

The Moonshiners Southern Table + Bar | 1000 Prairie
There's no shortage of southern hospitality at Moonshiners which extends to all pups. Indulge in comfort dishes like the grilled cheese brisket sandwich or popular chicken and waffles while enjoying the company of your canine on their shady patio.

The Lake House | 1500 McKinney
After your game of fetch, enjoy a bite to eat with a side of waterside views at The Lakehouse located inside Discovery Green park.


At the top of every dog parent's list should be Market Square Park. The vibrant green space nestled in the Historic District boasts two pawsome dog runs- one for small pooches and one for the bigger fellas. Dogs of all sizes are welcome to roam freely, play catch, and splash around by the accessible canine drinking fountains. The park hosts various events throughout the year including movies, concerts and Blanket Bingo,- all of which your four-legged friend is welcome to attend. Especially noteworthy, Puppies for Breakfast, Houston's largest outdoor festival which happens every spring! 

Discovery Green makes a day at the park seem like a dream come true for the two-feet and furry-four pawed variety. While you need to keep your canine close as you stroll through the park, there's plenty of room for rumbling and tumbling in both their large and small dog run. Like Market Square Park, dogs are always welcome at concerts, movie screenings, festivals and most other events at Discovery Green.

Buffalo Bayou Park is a pup's paradise, where they can roll around in the fresh grass, sink their claws into the dirt and discover all the natural beauty the park offers along the bayou. Let your dog frolic with other furbabies at the new and improved Johnny Steele Dog Park when it re-opens in late summer. 

We love all four-legged friends! If you're venturing through Downtown with your furry pal, share your adventure with us by using the hashtag #DTHTXDogs.
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