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9 Dog Friendly Places In Broward County To Explore With Your Pup

by Skye Sherman Aug 28, 2018 03:41 PM

Want to go out on the town but don’t want to part with your pooch? Head to these dog-friendly spots in Broward County for a fun time alongside your furry friend. 

CIRC Hotel

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CIRC Hotel is the first hotel to open in downtown Hollywood in 39 years, and with it comes an open-pawed, pet-friendly approach welcoming locals and travelers alike. Located on Young Circle, the art-filled boutique hotel invites dogs to accompany their owners on their visits. Upon check-in, they’ll be greeted with a welcome basket filled with treats, toys and a voucher to visit the hotel’s Presto Coffee House for a “pup-chino.” Not planning an overnight stay? Dogs are also welcome upstairs at MUSE, the 12th-floor rooftop bar (Hollywood’s first rooftop lounge). Let Fido come along as you sip hand-crafted cocktails and watch the sun go down.

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1780 Polk St., Hollywood; 954.500.1780; circhotel.com

The Nauti Dawg Marina Cafe

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With a name like Nauti Dawg, it’s no wonder this waterfront spot welcomes pups with paws wide open. Bring your four-legged friend to yappy hour, where each item on the dog menu—think bacon strips, chicken breast, hamburgers, eggs and mahimahi—is grilled without spices, cut into bite-sized pieces and served tableside in a dog bowl. Human companions can select from a menu of their own and enjoy live entertainment with a serene marina view. 

2841 Marina Circle, Lighthouse Point; 954.941.0246; nautidawg.com

Yellow Green Farmers Market 

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Do your produce shopping at the Yellow Green Farmers Market and bring your friendly pup along. Housed in a 100,000 square-foot facility, this farmers market is the largest in South Florida and is a popular weekend attraction full of locally sourced foods and crafts made by local artisans. It is open year-round on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dogs are welcome in the market as long as they are leashed. 

1940 N. 30th Road, Hollywood; 954.513.3990; ygfarmersmarket.com

Shooters Waterfront

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Shooters Waterfront is a popular waterfront restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, and the fact that it’s dog-friendly only increases its appeal. Situated directly on the Intracoastal, Shooters Waterfront offers patrons a beautiful view and a doggy menu, which consists of savory, veterinary-approved meals. The menu was crafted by Dishes for Dogs, a pet nutrition company based in Wynwood, and uses only USDA-certified ingredients following AAFCO standards. Doggy menu items are priced between $6 and $12.

3033 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954.566.2855; shooterswaterfront.com

The Atlantic Hotel & Spa

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The Atlantic Hotel & Spa is perhaps one of the most dog-friendly spots in all of Broward County. The hotel’s Very Important Dog program includes perks like a designated check-in area in the lobby, a welcome bag with all kinds of doggy-approved goodies, in-room amenities such as a dog bowl and mat (with accessories like a pet bed or ramp/stairs available for rent), a dedicated relief area and more. In addition, the hotel partnered with BarkBistro Whole Food Pet Kitchen to provide all-natural, fully cooked dog food on the doggy dining menu, which is available for purchase at Coastal, the hotel’s signature oceanfront restaurant, or via in-room dining.

601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.567.8020; atlantichotelfl.com

Sloan’s Ice Cream

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Fancy a cup of ice cream? If you have your pup in tow, there’s no better place to stop than Sloan’s, a now-international chain of over-the-top sweets stores with roots in South Florida. You may even get the chance to meet founder and CEO Sloan Kamenstein’s dog Archie, who accompanies him to the stores on a regular basis—so often, in fact, that the stores began to bake dog treats on a daily basis. Now, Insta-famous dogs (and wannabes) know that Sloan’s is the place for canines to see and be seen. 

112 Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale-By-The-Sea; 954.368.8546; sloansicecream.com

VIP Pet Suite at W Fort Lauderdale

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Take a staycation at W Fort Lauderdale and bring your furry best friend along for the adventure. Book the VIP Pet Suite and treat your pup to a gourmet dog food menu (containing delicacies like salmon and egg white omelets), a plush in-room dog bed, food and water bowls, a Bark Box, waived pet and daily clean-up fees and more. Dogs can also strut around in style wearing their limited-edition W Fort Lauderdale dog bandana.

401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.414.8200; wfortlauderdalehotel.com 

Legends Tavern & Grille

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Legends Tavern and Grille’s dog-friendly patio includes a dedicated Doggie Bar with a station of water bowls to keep cool, plus hooks above each water bowl so that your pet can be leashed safely. In addition, there is a pathway with dog waste receptacles to the side of the restaurant. Why not bring your dog along for the traditional sports bar experience or the big game? The restaurant has nightly specials, bar bites, craft beers and more, so humans and canines alike are sure to find something to love. Legends Tavern and Grille has locations in Deerfield Beach, Lighthouse Point and Sunrise. 

1391 S. Military Trail, Deerfield Beach; 754.212.2655; legendstavernandgrille.com

10079 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise; 954.742.7115; legendstavernandgrille.com

3128 N. Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point; 754.220.8932; legendstavernandgrille.com

Portico Beer & Wine Garden

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Portico Beer & Wine Garden at The Diplomat Beach Resort is easily accessible for furry friends. This waterfront spot features great views coupled with light Italian fare and plenty of space for pups to roam. The sprawling Diplomat Landing area takes full advantage of the waterfront and provides plenty of space to sniff around, play outdoor games, enjoy the view and indulge in $5 happy hour specials from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

3460 S. Ocean Dr., Hollywood; 954.602.8761; porticohollywood.com 

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