In this BLOG we call out some of the best dog friendly places to eat at (or even just have a drink) in Blackpool town centre.
It can be an effort in a town you’re not that familiar with, or if you’re a new dog owner, to know where to go with your furry four legged friend, a lot of places simply refuse to entertain dogs however, there are some which welcome them with open arms (and maybe even a biscuit and pat on the head!), so we wanted to call out a few, even if you just need some in your back pocket if you get stuck for somewhere whilst out and about the town centre.
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Address: 84-94 Church Street, Blackpool, FY1 1HP
Contact: 01253 295 772
Website: Vintro Lounge
A pretty new addition to the Blackpool restaurant scene, Vintro Lounge offers a warm welcome to people with dog. The venue itself is set in the old Pizza Express premises (or Next for those that remember that far back), opposite the main entrance to the Winter Gardens at St Johns Square.
Its a little more expensive than the others we list however, is more a restaurant than a bar (unlike most of the others) and offers a wide menu of Tapas, burgers, salads and its breakfasts come particularly highly rated!
The venue has some fab decor, all fun themed and echos the towns past and present, you may find yourself having a walk round just to see some of the displays they have on show.
Little Black Pug Bar.
Address: 13 Talbot Rd, Blackpool FY1 1LB
As the name would suggest, The Little Black Pug bar is happy for you to be accompanied by your chosen furry friend whilst to take a pit stop for a bite to eat or some refreshments as you go about your business around town.
The venue, located slap bang in the centre of town, just a short hop from the North Pier, Tower and Talbot square is again, a relatively new venue, set in a former catholic school dating back to 1888, the venue has been given a modern makeover while retaining its historic character and charm.
The venue hosts regular live music and gets very busy at times (especially when Northern Soul is being payed we’ve found!).
The website suggests they offer ‘a menu featuring homemade pub classics all made with locally sourced produce’ however, dig a little deeper and it appears currently they are only offering freshly made pizzas and only at the weekend The menu outside the premises seems to only have pizzas on too) so believe there may be a reduced menu whilst they recover from the impact of Covid.
Viva Vegas Diner (Bar area only).
Address: 60-64 The Promenade, Blackpool, FY1 4QU
Contact: 01253 297 297 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: Viva Vegas
Viva vegas is becoming one of the most popular restaurants for families in Blackpool with its American themed menu offering loads of Western delights such as burger, ribs, chilli and steaks.
Located on the prom, just a stones throw away from the tower (in what was the old Harry Ramsdens premises), its an excellent spot to people watch during the day or during the illuminations, take in all the sights and sounds.
The main restaurant doesn’t allow dogs but the attached bar and beer garden, do offer the full menu and offer a wide range of drinks along with showing sport on the big screens. The restaurant also does take away if you wanted to head back home or to your apartment / hotel with some grub.
If you have kids in tow, theres a excellent kids menu and the milkshakes are to die for!!
Definitely one to consider even if just for a short pit stop on your wanders or to catch the latest match on tele.
Address: 139 Church St, Blackpool FY1 3NU
Contact: 01253 319165
Website: Brewroom Facebook
Hosting an on site brewery, the Brewroom (used to be known as Blueroom and Stanley Arms) the Brewroom is a must for any real ale drinkers who like to drink accompanied by their best friend!
Owned by a local family who also own ‘West Coast Rock Cafe’ and the ‘Rose and Crown‘ this pub was pulled back into business and reinvented as brewery and specialist real ale vendor.
Located in the centre, just up Church Street from the Winter Gardens, the pub has a welcoming, non-clique atmosphere where you can relax instantly. It also offers games and a real fire to snuggle up close to as the winter draws in.
Food wise the choice is limited to nachos and some incredible hot dogs however, you are welcome to get food delivered from ‘West Coast Rock Cafe‘ (two minute walk around the corner) which hosts an extensive menu of steaks, burger, chicken, salads etc (also featured in another of our BLOGS – Best Family restaurants).
Last time we visited they also had on tap some of your more ‘main stream’ larger (such as carling) for those who aren’t as keen on sampling more adventurous beers (which we can fault anyone for tbh – each to their own – Wonkey Donkey is good though, a 5% IPA brewed on site)
The Counting House.
Address: 10 Talbot Square, Blackpool. FY1 1NG
Contact: 01253 319165
Website: Counting House
Located slap bang in the middle of town opposite the town hall on Talbot Square is the Counting House. As the name suggests, this is an ex-bank turned into a pub and boasts some lovely internal and external architecture if thats your thing.
The pub is owned and operated by Greene King, a brewery chain many of you will be aware of, and offers the standard menu you’d expect of burgers, chicken, steaks and so on which changes regularly to add new dishes and keep the menu fresh.
Last time we visited we found the food to be hot, fresh and arrived quickly, couldn’t fault it especially for the price.
The pub does get busy at times, especially at weekends and evening but given its location, efficient service and large menu, definitely one to keep in mind when you’re out and about with the fur baby.
The pub offers sport on big screens and a deceptively large beer garden which is great to sit out in and people watch (weather permitting of course…. located by the prom, it can get battered by wind and rain!).
Whats your ‘go to’ place when out with your barking fur baby? We hope the few we’ve mentioned helps you if you get stuck looking for somewhere when you’re out and about Blackpool town centre.
If you’re looking for bars and restaurants without the dogs, read some of our suggested places via our BLOGs – Restaurants – Bars. We have a few on the topic so head back to our BLOG page and see if theres one for you …. and if not, drop us a note and request that we do one …… especially for you 🙂
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