Calling all dog parents! Brisbane is brimming with dog parks, some of which are temptingly close to pubs that allow pets on-site. Go from dog date at the park to dog date at the pub (or vice versa) with these spots around the city. Just make sure you bring some treats for your pup. He/she won’t be too impressed if you’re digging into a burger and a beer while they’re sitting patiently.
1. Powerhouse Park to Mary Mae’s, New Farm
If you own a dog and live in New Farm, odds are you’ve taken him/her to Powerhouse Park. It’s one of the more popular off-leash dog parks in Brisbane, and a perfect spot for your furry friend to meet other doggos.
After your dog date, book a table on Mary Mae’s dog-friendly terrace for a feed and a drink on the riverfront.
2. GJ Walter Park to Grand View Hotel, Cleveland
Head to the coast for some seaside breeze with your best friend. On the tip of Cleveland, you’ll find GJ Walter Park, a secluded off-leash arena for dogs to play and swim.
Head to Grand View Hotel afterwards, which bills itself as being the oldest licensed pub in Queensland. Here, you can enjoy waterfront views as well as a delicious feed and bev.
3. Victoria Park to ‘Welcome to Bowen Hills’
Victoria Park is perfect for puppy play dates, complete with an agility course as well as a fenced area for smaller dogs. As for the other crazies, the off-leash area is ready for all the furry fun.
Just a fifteen-minute walk from Victoria Park, head into the dog-friendly laneway of ‘Welcome to Bowen Hills’ for a succulent meal from Southern Smoke & Co who are serving up smoked meats, tacos, burgers, wings, and more.
4. Waterfront Park to Newstead Brewing Co, Newstead
What’s better than a workout at Newstead Waterfront Park? Working out at the park with your doggo of course! Get all sweaty, run your furry friend around, and then hit up Newstead Brewing Co for a bite and a beer after you’re done.
5. Riverside Dog Park to The Boundary Hotel, South Brisbane
West End isn’t just home to a wonderful array of vintage shops, it’s also got a scenic riverside dog park, perfect for and doggo to get in your steps for the day.
Then take a ten-minute walk to The Boundary Hotel, which is right in the heart of town. The historic hotel’s garden bar and beer garden are perfect to kick back in and enjoy a pub feed, one of which will be met with puppy dog eyes asking for a little bit of whatever you’re eating.
6. Woolloongabba Rotary Park to Easy Times Brewing Co
Open 24hrs as an off-leash dog playground, Woollongabba Rotary Park is super spacious, meaning your furry friend can run around and tire themselves out.
Just a ten minute walk from the park is Easy Times Brewing Co, which is a choice spot for a locally brewed beer, as well as a range of tasty bites such as tacos, nachos, street food and more. It’ll surely have your doggo licking their lips.
7. Paddington Dog Park to The Paddo
The ball is life at Paddington Dog Park. This gated dog park is not only perfect for a game of fetch though, it’s perfect for puppers renowned for sneaking off. They won’t get very far here, nor will they want to with the various plantings, providing them with all the sniffing opportunities. There are even poo bag dispensers so you don’t have to bring your own.
Nearby is the city-famous Paddo pub, so you and your bestie can head to the beer garden after your tail-wagging play at the park.
8. Fortitude Valley Dog Park to The Osbourne Hotel
If you’re a beer drinker, then you’ll be spoilt for choice at The Osbourne Hotel, the historical pub boasting over 94 taps of craft beer from around the world (including local varieties).
Take your dog to the Fortitude Valley Dog Park, followed by a trip to the beer garden.
9. Crosby Park to Granddad Jack’s, Albion
Let your dog be a distillery dog for a day at Granddad Jack’s Craft Distillery in Albion. After a run around Crosby Park, you can head into the tasting room to try some award-winning local spirits including gin, vodka, and liqueur. None for the pooch, obviously, but they’ll be happy with treats.
10. Bulimba Riverside Dog Park to Revel Brewing Co.
11. Downfall Creek Reserve to Fitz + Potts, Nundah
This one’s for the summer, when it’s hot enough to swim and pup can enjoy time cooling off in the creek. Downfall Creek Reserve is one of Brisbane’s largest off-leash dog parks, with 4-hectares for them to run around in.
You can then drive ten minutes to Fitz + Potts, which has a pet-friendly rooftop terrace you can chill out on with a drink and a view.