Dog-friendly places in downtown Asheville, NC

AVLtoday multimedia journalist, Audra's pup Luna

We know Asheville loves it’s four legged friends because we constantly get asked one question: Where can I bring my dog to eat/drink/shop?? 

And, we hear you with you. Personally, I bring my best friend Luna 🐶everywhere I can.

So, we set out to round up a slew of pup-friendly locations so you can plan your days out-and-about without leaving your companion at home.

Here is a roundup of 30+ dog-friendly places in downtown, including restaurants, breweries + shops.

Don’t wander downtown much? No worries, pawsome guides to the rest of WNC is coming soon.

Did we miss a favorite downtown dog-friendly spot? Let us know. And remember, it is always important to ask if your dog is allowed.


🐾Asheville Brewing Co. | 77 Coxe Ave. *Dogphrendly’s pick 

🐾Bhramari Brewing Co. | 101 S Lexington Ave.

🐾Burial Beer Co. | 40 Collier Ave.

🐾Catawba Brewing Co. | 32 Banks Ave.

🐾Green Man Brewery | 27 Buxton Ave.

🐾Habitat Tavern + Commons | 174 Broadway St.

🐾Hi-Wire Brewing | 197 Hilliard Ave.

🐾Lexington Avenue Brewery | 39 North Lexington Ave.

🐾Thirsty Monk | 92 Patton Ave.

🐾Twin Leaf Brewery | 144 Coxe Ave.

🐾Wicked Weed Brewing | 91 Biltmore Ave.

Patio Spots

🐾Battery Park Book Exchange | 1 Page Ave. #101 *Dogphrendly’s pick 

🐾67 Biltmore | 67 Biltmore Ave.

🐾Aux Bar | 68 N Lexington Ave.

🐾Bartaco | 121 Biltmore Ave.

🐾High Five Coffee | 190 Broadway St.

🐾Mayfel’s | 22 College St.

🐾Mellow Mushroom | 50 Broadway St.

🐾Mojo Kitchen + Lounge | 55 College St.

🐾Old Europe | 13 Broadway St.

🐾Roman’s Deli + Catering | 75 Haywood St.

🐾White Duck Taco Shop | 12 Biltmore Ave


🐾Asheville Emporium | 35 Wall St.

🐾Duncan and York | 33 N Lexington Ave.

🐾Malaprop’s Bookstore + Cafe | 55 Haywood St.

🐾Mast General Store | 15 Biltmore Ave.

🐾Patton Avenue Pet Company | 109 Patton Ave.

🐾Ten Thousand Villages | 10 College St.  Bonus: Wesley the golden retriever is a part-time doggie volunteer

🐾Three Dog Bakery | 21 Battery Park Ave.

🐾Tops for Shoes | 27 N Lexington Ave.*Dogphrendly’s pick  

🐾Union His + Her Boutique | 18 Haywood St.

🐾Indo Apparel + Gifts | 9 Biltmore Ave.

🐾Spiritex | 14 Haywood St.

*A special thanks to Jeff for providing Dogphrendly’s (the recent acquired pet-tech startup that is now part of top picks.

It amazes me how dog-friendly Asheville is. That “My dog digs Asheville” sticker? Yeah, I proudly rep that.

Now that warmer weather is here, I am excited to bring Luna around downtown – I know she is excited as well. Brewery hopping + patio bites here we come. 🙌

Have a favorite dog-friendly spot not on this list?? Let me know!! (Or the best place for a doggie play date??) Know of a great dog spot on a different side of AVL?? Tell me that as well – another list is soon to come.

Here’s to a great week, Asheville!!