What places in Fayetteville are pet-friendly and dog-friendly?

Jessie, Matt and their dog Teddy have drinks on the patio at Bright Light Brewing Co. in July 2019.

If you’re a pet parent and a Fayetteville resident, there are plenty of things to do with your pooch including dining out, shopping and outdoor activities. 

Here are some dog-friendly hangouts, breweries, restaurants, coffee shops, stores and parks, according to online review sites and Fayetteville doggie influencer Instagram accounts. 


Fayetteville boasts more than 40 dog-friendly restaurants and taverns, according to BringFido.com. Leashed and well-behaved dogs are welcome in outdoor dining areas.

Downtown Fayetteville

Huske Hardware: 405 Hay St., 910-437-5650. Veteran-owned gathering spot featuring food, craft beer, wine, a weekend night club and pet-friendly bricked-in patio. 

Huske Hardware House has received a rating of 4.6 out of five bones by 10 canine critics on BringFido.

“We called ahead to be sure there would be a patio table available for our Mini Schnauzer and us,” RF wrote Oct. 3. “We were greeted with a bowl of water for Maizie.”

• Blue Moon Cafe: 310 Hay St., 910-860-4700. Casual dining with outdoor seating and specialty dishes, craft beers, wine and cocktails. 

Blue Moon Cafe has received a rating of 4.4 out of five bones by five canine critics on BringFido

“I chose Blue Moon Cafe for our stop after our trail walk at Cape Fear River Trail,” Buck “the dog” wrote more than a year ago. “The sweet waitress brought me a shiny bowl of water.

Blue Moon's outdoor dining space  allows dog owners to bring their pooches along for the experience.

Circa 1800: 108 Person St., 910-568-4725. Traditional Southern dishes, local spirits and craft beers, casual dining with outdoor seating.

Pierro’s Italian Bistro: 217 Hay St., 910-678-8885. Family-owned Italian cuisine and specialty dishes with outdoor seating. 

• The Sweet Palette: 101 Person St., 910-489-7342. Family-owned cupcake and custom cake bakery with pet-friendly outdoor tables. 

The Coffee Cup: 108 Hay St., 910-433-1119. Locally owned coffee and baked goods shop with outdoor seating.

Rude Awakening: 227 Hay St., 910-223-7833. Locally owned coffee bar with pet-friendly seating at sidewalk tables and on back deck.

A man walks his dog down an empty Hay Street on March 26.

• Bright Light Brewing Co.: 444 W. Russell St., 910-339-0646. Craft beer and wine nano-brewery with food trucks on site.

Archway Burgers: 113 Person St., 910-758-9449. Casual dining restaurant with certified angus burgers, hotdogs and craft beer. 

Around Fayetteville

Mac’s Speed Shop: 482 N. McPherson Church Road, 910-354-2590. Live music, craft beer, barbecue and pub food and outdoor patio.