Where – and What – to Drink on National Dog Day in Miami

Miamians are happy for any occasion to go out and celebrate, including National Dog Day, August 26.  Of course, they need welcoming places to bring along their precious pups. Luckily, there are great hotspots all around Miami where dog owners can socialize with their beloved furry babies.

Here are our recommendations on the best pet-friendly, drinking destinations for you and your well-behaved pooch on National Dog Day –or any other day, and, what to drink.

Veza Sur  – Wynwood Art District

At Veza Sur Brewing Co. everyone is invited to join the pachanga! The spacious indoor and outdoor brewery, open Tuesday – Sunday, encourages guests to bring their friends, families and dog pals for fun bonding over beers, food and games. Located in Miami’s Wynwood Art District, Veza Sur Brewing Co makes for the perfect outing destination for you and your four-legged bestie!

Mango Ño

Veza Sur’s Arroz Con Mango Ale, fresh Florida Citrus, house-made Ancho Pepper Reduction, Mango, and Rosemary for garnish.

55 NW 25th Street, Miami; @vezasurbrewingco

American Social – Downtown Miami

American Social Brickell welcomes all – fur children included! The waterfront restaurant and elevated sports bar features an expansive, 3,000-square-foot waterfront patio, perfect for enjoying time out with friends and your doggy during happy hour, lunch, brunch or dinner.

The Flower Patch

Sipsmith Gin, Agave Nectar, Rose, Fresh Lemon Juice, Raspberry and topped with Sparkling Wine.

690 SW 1st Court, Miami; @AmericanSocialBrickell

ADDiKT – Downtown Miami

In honor of National Dog Day, Brickell’s favorite dog-friendly restaurant, ADDiKT at W Miami, is offering a special puppy special. On August 26th, guests who dine with their pooch on the terrace of ADDiKT, will receive one complimentary signature cocktail as well as complimentary dog treats.

Concrete Jungle

Malibu Rum, Bacardi Rum, Agave Syrup, Lemon Juice, Pineapple Juice, Basil and Toasted Coconut for garnish.

485 Brickell Avenue (at W Miami), Miami; @Addikt

Il Giardino –  Coconut Grove

Il Giardino, at Mr. C Coconut Grove boutique hotel, offers outdoor European style garden dining experience, with an all-new daily Happy Hour with various cocktail specials. But on Monday, August 26, Il Giardino is taking the “happy” in Happy Hour to the next level by featuring a night-long Puppy Party from 6pm to 9pm. Puppy parents will get to order for their furry plus ones from the special Furry Friends menu — which includes doggie delicacies like “Polpettine K9” for $19 or a full 14 ounce Rib-Eye for $40 — while enjoying a cocktail or two or some lite Italian bites.

Mr. C Cocktail

Vodka, Prosecco, Sweet Mandarin Purée and a squeeze of Tart Lemon Juice.

2988 McFarlane Road (at Mr. C Coconut Grove), South Miami; mrccoconutgrove.com/dining

Habitat – Miami Beach

Habitat at 1 Hotel South Beach has an outdoor patio area that is perfect for man’s best friend. At Habitat, guests don’t have to worry about leaving their pet behind when grabbing a bite to eat. Dine al fresco alongside your pup, while enjoying a fresh and artistically prepared meal!

D Wade

Brockman’s Gin, French Grapefruit Liqueur, Cucumber, Basil, Hibiscus, and Fever Tree Ginger Beer.

2341 Collins Avenue (at 1 Hotel South Beach), Miami Beach; @HabitatMiamiBeach

The Lincoln Eatery – Miami Beach

At Miami Beach’s first food hall, The Lincoln Eatery, choose from 13 global culinary concepts, including barbecue, sushi, vegan popsicles, nitro-ice cream and much more. Dine on the patio with your pooch and howl the night away on Sunday during the eatery’s live piano show from 8-10 p.m. 


This fruit-forward version of a  ́Cosmo ́ blends Vodka, Cointreau, Mango, and Lemon.

723 Lincoln Lane N, Miami Beach; thelincolneatery.com

Havana 1957

Havana 1957 ́s Lincoln Road location features traditional Cuban cuisine with vintage interiors and Cuban music to transport patrons to Havana in the 1950s. The outdoor patio is located conveniently on the pedestrian-friendly Lincoln Road, where dog owners can stop in for a meal and a couple of mojitos while catching the beach breeze.

Mangojito or Guava Mojito or the Ultimate Mojito -made with Bacardi Añejo, Abuelo 7, and Don Q Añejo Rums.

819 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach;  havana1957.com

La Cerveceria de Barrio – Miami Beach

La Cerveceria de Barrio on Miami ́s famed Lincoln Road, the Mexican restaurant brand’s first location in the U. S., offers an outdoor patio between the lush and palm trees as the perfect spot for you to enjoy a couple of Margaritas, tacos and the great weather with your lucky dog. 

Watermelon Margarita 

A refreshing blend of Jimador Silver Tequila, Cointreau, fresh Lime Juice, smashed fresh Watermelon and Organic Agave Nectar.

Miami Beach: 836 Lincoln Road Mall and 1412 Ocean Drive; lacerveceriadebarrio.com

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