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Pet Friendly P’cola

Sure, you and your pet might get turned away from Gallery Night and those pesky “no pets allowed” signs are still posted all around Palafox Market on Saturdays. But Pensacola is making strides in the pet friendly city department. When we started doing The Pet Issue three years ago, we rarely saw dogs downtown, but now it’s an everyday occurrence—especially around lunch time and happy hour. And because our staff is almost entirely made up of dog lovers, we couldn’t be happier about this trend.

Here are some of our favorite pet friendly dining establishments—most of which not only welcome pups, but offer them a bowl of water:

Al Fresco (501 S. Palafox, eatalfresco.com)
Cactus Flower Cafe (3425 N. 12th Ave., cactusflowercafe.net)
City Grocery (2050 N. 12th Ave.)
Dolce (221 E. Zaragoza St., dolcepensacola.com)
The East Hill Yard (1010 N. 12th Ave. Suite 111, easthillyard.com)
End of the Line Cafe (outdoor seating in back) (610 E. Wright St., eotlcafe.com)
Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen and Taproom (10 S. Palafox, hopjacks.com)
Hub Stacey’s Downtown (12 E. Government St., hubstaceys.com)
Jaco’s Bayfront Bar & Grille (997 S. Palafox, jacosbayfrontbarandgrille.com)
The Magnolia (2907 E. Cervantes St., magnoliapensacola.com)
Sluggo’s Vegetarian Restaurant (101 S. Jefferson St.)
Thai 54 Cuisine (47 Gulf Breeze Pkwy.,thai54cuisine.com)
The Tin Cow (102 S. Palafox, thetincow.com)

And because we go out drinking almost as much as we go out to eat, here are some of our favorite downtown watering holes that are also totally cool with dogs:

Old Hickory Whiskey Bar (123 S. Palafox, oldhickorywhiskeybar.com)
Pensacola Bay Brewery (225 E. Zaragoza St., pbbrew.com)
World of Beer (200 S. Palafox, wobusa.com/Locations/Palafox)