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Dog's Guide to Chicago

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Dog's Guide to Chicago


The Windy City is a great place for dogs to explore.  With fun neighborhoods to wander through, the outstanding trail along Lake Michigan, and plenty of parks and green spaces, your furry friend will love getting to know Chicago.  The guide below will help you find off-leash dog parks, dog-friendly beaches, and restaurants where you and your pup can sit outside and enjoy a meal together.

Dog-Friendly Parks and Beaches
Grant Park - Congress and Columbus
The Lakefront Trail - Lake Shore Drive
Belmont Harbor Dog Beach - Belmont Ave off Lake Shore Dr
Montrose Harbor Dog Beach - Lake Shore Drive

Off-Leash Dog Parks
Challenger Playlot Park - 1100 W. Irving Park Rd
Churchill Field Park Dog Park - 1825 N. Damen Ave.
Coliseum Park Dog Park - 1466 S. Wabash Ave.
Grant Park Bark Park - 9th and Columbus
Hamlin Park Dog Park - 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.
Margate Park Dog Park - 4921 N. Marine Drive
Noethling (Grace) Park Dog Park - 2645 N. Sheffield Ave.
River Park Dog Park - 5100 N. Francisco Ave
Walsh Park Dog Park - 1722 N. Ashland Ave.
Wicker Park Dog Park - 1425 N. Damen Ave.

Dog-Friendly Outdoor Restaurants
Amarit - 1 E Delaware Pl
Bistrot Margot - 1437 N Wells Street
Bordo's Eatery and Sauce - 2476 N Lincoln Ave
Brasserie Jo - 59 West Hubbard St.
Brasserie Ruhlmann - 500 West Superior Street
Cafe Nosh - 2665 N Clark St
Charmers - 1500 W Jarvis Avenue
Chicago Flat Sammies - 811 North Michigan Avenue
Cody's Public House - 1658 W Barry Ave
Costello Sandwich and Sides - 4647 North Lincoln
Crust - 2056 W. Division Street
Cucina Bella Osteria and Wine Bar - 1612 N. Sedgwick
Cyrano's Bistro and Wine Bar - 546 North Wells St.
Dunlay's on Clark - 2600 North Clark Street
For Dog's Sake - 2257 W North Ave
Four Farthings Tavern and Grill - 2060 N Cleveland Ave
Four Moon Tavern - 1847 W Roscoe Street
Gallery Cafe - 1760 W North Ave
Half and Half - 1560 N Damen Ave
Ina's -1235 West Randolph Street
Jake Melnicks Corner Tap - 41 E Superior St
Kitsch'n on Roscoe - 2005 W. Roscoe Street
Morgan Street Cafe - 111 S Morgan
O'Donavan's Restaurant - 2100 West Irving Park Road
Parline's - 1754 W Balmoral Ave
Phil and Lou's - 1124 W Madison
Pontiac Cafe and Bar - 1531 N Damen Ave
Sauce - 1750 North Clark St.
Scoozi - 410 W Huron Street
Swim Cafe  -1357 W. Chicago Ave
The Beachstro at Oak Street Beach - Oak Street Beach
Via Veneto Ristorante - 6340 N Lincoln Ave
Wishbone - 1001 W Washington Blvd

Public Transportation

Take your dog with you when you ride aboard the Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) city buses.
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