Denton makes traveling with your best friend a breeze with so many pet-friendly things to do, places to eat, and parks to visit.

Whether you're planning a weekend getaway or just a day on the town, Denton makes it easy with these dog-friendly spots.
 

Begin the Day Downtown

What could be a better start to the weekend than a trip to the Denton Community Market, a producer-only art and farmer's market in the heart of downtown Denton? Grab your leash and visit local vendors offering produce, prepared foods, jewelry, home goods, and more. You'll even find the perfect treat for your four-legged friend at Susie's Snack Shop.

Whether you are new to the area or not, the Discover Denton Visitor Center located in downtown Denton at 111 W. Hickory St. should be early in your itinerary. Not only will you find friendly people ready to answer your questions regarding everything Denton has to offer, but you'll also find Denton-centric and locally made merchandise. Grab a snack for your pup while you both take a look around.


Dog Parks

Wiggly Field Dog Park is a 63-acre home to nature trails, a lake, two off-leash areas, and a training area. Picnic tables and benches provide the perfect opportunity to nibble on those snacks that made it out of the Community Market with you.

The newest of Denton's parks focused on our four-legged friends is the North Lakes Dog Park, located at North Lakes Park, near the Linda McNatt Animal Care and Adoption Center. Completed in December of 2019, this .65-acre dog park features four separate play areas.


Lakes & Trails

Looking for a little more adventure? Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center features miles of hiking trails for you and your pet that takes you through hardwood forest, upland prairie, marshlands, and more.

The Greenbelt Corridor is a 20-mile multi-use trail that runs from below the Lake Ray Roberts Dam to the headwaters of Lake Lewisville. Dogs are welcome on any of these trails as long as they are leashed.


 

Pet-friendly Patios

Relax and unwind with friends at any of these pet-friendly bars & restaurants.

Cool Beans Bar & Grill

Cool Beans is one of Denton's finest dive bars, serving delicious burgers, drink specials, and a Sunday Dive Brunch you won't want to miss.

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Denton County Brewing Company

DCBC is a locally owned, independent craft brewery. We serve beer born and brewed in Denton, Texas, alongside guest taps, wines, ciders, sake, and plenty of positive vibes....

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Jack's Tavern

Denton's Newest Sports Bar and Night Spot with a Country Flare. Jack's Tavern offers great drink specials, signature drinks and ice cold draft beer. Watch your favorite...

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Eastside Denton

Rustic bar focused on beer, scotch & whiskey with food trucks, darts, foosball, cornhole & a patio.

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Harvest House

No matter what you’re looking for, we have something for everyone. Our beer garden teems with plant life and natural features to inspire a relaxing environment. Enjoy a cold...

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Oak St. Drafthouse & Cocktail Parlor

Oak Street Drafthouse serves many craft beers & cocktails in a historic house with a large, dog-friendly back patio & ping pong.

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Riprocks Bar & Grill

Riprock's Bar and Grill is located newr UNT campus and features a large patio, pool, shuffleboard, darts, bags, heated front patio with tables and bar sitting. Food and drink...

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Horny Toad Cafe & Bar

Enjoy scratch cooking using fresh local ingredients with a contemporary twist. We proudly feature local Texas spirits in our crafted cocktails and serve a variety of Texas...

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Killer's Tacos

Killer's Tacos offers a unique spin on tacos with a space for live music and a large outdoor dining area.

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Red's Yard

Red's Yard is a place to drink and chill. We’ve got a big ol’ yard chock full of games, picnic tables, comfy chairs, and plenty of shade. 20 beers are on tap and we’re serving...

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Rusty Taco

Stop by the Rusty Taco, located in the heart of downtown, just one block off the Historic Downtown Denton Square. Our margaritas are famous in Denton and we have Loco Hour...

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Torchy's Tacos

Torchy's Tacos is a restaurant offering a spin on traditional tacos. The Denton location offers a full bar and outside dining.

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Sweetwater Grill & Tavern

A commitment to good food and community efforts has made Sweetwater a draw to Dentonites since 1996. Around here, people of all walks of life sit at the same bar to enjoy...

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The Chestnut Tree Teahouse and Bistro

Quaint, family-run teahouse & bistro serving brunch & lunch classics plus homemade baked goods.

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The Dive

Comfy, cool, casual restaurant and bar serving classic Texas dishes on a lake setting

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Pet-Friendly Hotels

At the end of the day, nothing is more important than a cozy place to lay your head with your fur-baby. Choose from any of these hotels for a night of rest.

Embassy Suites

Attached to the new 70,000 sq ft convention center, the AAA Four Diamond, LEED Gold Certified Embassy Suites offers spacious two-room suites, onsite dining, complimentary...

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Homewood Suites

Homewood Suites by Hilton® Denton, TX hotel is idyllically set on Unicorn Lake. Enjoy easy access to Denton’s shopping, restaurant and entertainment scene. Major Denton...

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Staybridge Suites

Staybridge Suites Denton is an upscale extended-stay hotel perfect for all business travelers, families and groups. We are just minutes away from major Denton businesses,...

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Best Western Premier Crown Chase Inn & Suites

Experience it all - culture, music, nightlife, college sports and a productive work trip - when staying at this modern and luxurious Denton hotel. With a big town feel...

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La Quinta Inn & Suites

We are conveniently located within 30 minutes of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Denton Airport. We are home to two major universities: Texas Woman's...

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Residence Inn

Experience an effortless extended stay at Residence Inn Denton. Our hotel positions you in the heart of Denton, just minutes from various attractions. Visit the University of...

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Red Roof Inn

Conveniently located off Interstate 35, Howard Johnson Express Inn - Denton hotel is the perfect place to stay during your Texas-sized adventure. Book a room at our Denton,...

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Comfort Inn

Just off Interstate 35, the 100 percent non-smoking Comfort Inn® hotel is less than two miles from the University of North Texas. This Denton, TX hotel is also close to Texas...

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