Feel guilty for leaving beloved Max and Buddy home alone on a gorgeous day no longer. Long Island has plenty of dog-friendly spots that allow both man and his best friend to savor summer together. From restaurants to vineyards to beaches and shopping, all the best of what the Island has to offer includes your furry-friend tagging along.
Dog and Dine
Well-mannered dogs on a leash are welcome in the outdoor dining space at Grimaldi’s Restaurant in Garden City, The Living Room in East Hampton and most other eateries with outside eating. It’s polite to call first to ask, some restaurants may still have restrictions.
Brews With Buddy
What’s better than two of your favorite things in one spot? Sand City Brewing Co. in Northport is famous for their dog-loving environment–water bowls and dozens of dogs take up both the indoor and outdoor space all warm-weather long. There’s also plenty of dogs in the nearby park and outdoor patios to keep your buddy company while you sip on crafts with your two-legged friends.
Blue Point Brewery in Patchogue and Montauk Brewing Company are also known for having pups on premise. Blue Point will even snap a good old-fashioned Polaroid pic of your little guy for their wall of fame.
The Tanger Outlets in Riverhead, Polo Ralph Lauren in East Hampton, Bloomingdale’s in Huntington Station and Saks Fifth Avenue in Southampton are among many stores that understand retail therapy isn’t complete without our other form of therapy (dog kisses). To find out if your favorite shopping destination is dog-friendly, call the specific location to double check first. Some places will require you to keep your dog in a shopping cart or on a leash at all times.
Wine and Walk (Your Dog)
Many Long Island vineyards allow dogs on the property, in tasting rooms and on the outdoor patios. Some, like Martha Clara Vineyards, even have dog walks, “dog days” and special tours for wine lovers and their four-legged companions. Check the Long Island Wine Country website for vineyard and winery listings and information.
Bark and Breakfast
Bring your pup with you out East for the weekend and one of these pup-friendly overnight mainstays: Gansett Green Manor in Amagansett, The Maidstone in East Hampton, The Bassett House Inn in East Hampton, The Mill House Inn in East Hampton and more. Spend your days chilling by the pristine pools or walking the quaint streets with your best friend as you take a much-needed break from life further West. Call your favorite hotel to see if they have dog suites or any pet restrictions.
Tell us: what are your favorite dog-friendly spots on Long Island?