This one's for the dogs (and their humans)! 

Fall trips and the holidays usually revolve around family, and for many of us, our four-legged members share a seat at the table, so to speak. Lucky for you, Chattanooga is super pet-friendly. We know it’s hard to leave your pups at home, so we make it easy for you to bring them with you. We even have some places especially for them like Play Wash Pint.

While pets can’t dine inside, Chattanooga’s fall weather and fireside patios are perfect for dining with your doggos. Take it from these paw-some experts.




Photo Creds: Kaila Cameron | @kailadotsoncamera


Basecamp’s menu features items that the Southern owners grew up eating and continue to crave. From homemade mac ‘n’ cheese to loaded baked potatoes, they’ve created a selection that locals, visitors, and pups alike will love — all enjoyed on a patio in the North Shore overlooking Coolidge Park and the Tennessee River.

The Daily Ration

The Daily Ration

Photo Creds: Wilder | @wilderthedog 

Like Universal Joint, the Daily Ration is in a really cool old gas station and has a huge patio for friends, family, and your dogs. The locally owned and operated restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and brunch, featuring everything from scratch-made biscuits to hot chicken and heirloom avocado toast.

Play Wash Pint 

Play Wash Pint features an 11,000 sq. ft. play area covered with dog-specific synthetic grass. Self-service wash stations are stocked with shampoos, towels, a professional K-9 dryer, and grooming tools. But don’t forget about the pints! Choose from local and rotating beers on draft, canned options, and doggie beer.

Universal Joint 

universal joint

Photo Creds: Denali | @sugarfootdenali

Universal Joint is located in an old Farrow’s Service Station, making the large patio the perfect place for pups to participate in a day out. Humans can enjoy a variety of lunch and dinner dishes, including sandwiches, burgers, salads, tacos and bar snacks, while they play a game of corn hole or catch a game on one of the TVs. 

Oddstory Brewing

Pair a snack, smash burger, sando, or some noodles with Oddstory's crafted brews on their expansive outdoor dining space--and don't forget to bring your pup! Oddstory opened up their Central Avenue location in 2022 with a huge patio offering plenty of shady umbrellas and green turf that's easy on the paws.

Hello Monty

The down-to-earth neighborhood vibes + fire-roasted meals are sure to win you over. Whether you visit Hello Monty for brunch or dinner, do not sleep on the cast iron beer cheese. It's a crowd-pleaser.

The original version of this article first appeared in a previous edition of our Magazine.