Charlottesville - Pet-Friendly Places


Azalea Dog Park

304 Old Lynchburg Road,
Charlottesville, VA 22902
This off leash park is part of the larger Azalea Park, which runs along Moore’s Creek, and is just 10 minutes from UVa. Free poop bags are provided. Open daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Beer Run

156 Carlton Rd. ,
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Pet Friendly Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA
A craft beer bottle & wine shop/restaurant where you can enjoy your choice of at least a dozen craft beers on tap, plus an insane selection in cans and bottles. They also offer wine by the glass and will let you buy a bottle from the retail section and sip it in the restaurant for a $7 corkage fee. Beer Run serves up breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, with a focus on local, organic ingredients. We love the Balsamic Grilled Chicken and Mashers, Durango Bison Burger with Jalapeno Remoulade, and Salmon Banh Mi. Enjoy it all with your best friend at one of the tables on their pet-friendly outdoor patio. Open Monday & Tuesday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Wednesday & Thursday to 11 p.m., and Friday & Saturday to midnight; Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Chris Green Lake Dog Park

4748 Chris Green Lake Road,
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Pet Friendly Chris Green Lake Dog Park in Charlottesville, VA
A one-acre off leash park with a dedicated swimming area just for dogs! The dog park is located close to the main parking area for the beach. Look for the Dog Park sign on your right as you enter the top part of the parking lot, and follow the trail. Open daily from 7 a.m. to sunset.

Darden Towe Park

1445 Darden Towe Park Road,
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Pet Friendly Darden Towe Park in Charlottesville, VA
A grassy fenced-in one-acre park where your canine can cavort off leash to her heart’s content. The dog park is just past the picnic shelter. Open daily 7 a.m. to sunset.

Kardinal Hall

722 Preston Avenue,
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Pet Friendly Kardinal Hall in Charlottesville, VA
Beer, Bocce, Food & Fun. That kind of says it all at this modern take on a beer hall and garden. Located in a repurposed and renovated former Coca-Cola warehouse and bottling plant, Kardinal Hall features two crushed oyster shell bocce courts and an enormous outdoor patio with a bar and grill, where you and your pooch are always welcome. Choose from any of the 24 beers, 2 wines (and more are available by the glass), 1 hard cider, and 1 kombucha they have on tap, or opt for one of their cocktails; we like Wheat in the Knees, with gin, lemon, and honey syrup, topped off with Weihenstephaner. There’s also a great food menu, with inspiration coming from all directions: from Dachshund Double Dogs topped with goulash-style chili to Poutine to BBQ Smoked Butternut Squash. Oh, and Belgian Fries which you can have with your choice of 14 different dipping sauces. Open daily at 11 a.m., close whenever.

Miller's Downtown

109 West Main Street,
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Pub style food with a Southern flare--love that they have raw oysters, as well as your choice of oyster, shrimp, or ham and cheese po-boys, burgers made from dry-aged beef (try their Mac 'n' Cheese Burger!), and Hand-Dipped Corn Dogs. There is pet friendly outdoor seating available for you and your pooch. Open daily 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.


931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway,
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Thomas Jefferson's home Monticello in Virginia has tours for pet owners. You can not take the bus with your pet so you have to allow time to walk from the visitor's center to Monticello.

Public Fish & Oyster

513 West Main Street,
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Pet Friendly Public Fish & Oyster in Charlottesville, VA
If you are dying for a seafood fix, this is your place. Oysters five different ways; Scallops & Lobster with Cherrywood Smoked Bacon and Oyster Mushrooms; the Low Country-style Steampot with Alaskan snow crab legs, Carolina shrimp, Virginia clams, crawfish, house-made chorizo, and corn on the cob; or a pan roast of oysters, clams, mussels, and shrimp in a lobster veloute. Eat yourself into blissful oblivion with your pooch by your side on their pet-friendly patio. Open Sunday & Monday 4 to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday 4 to 9:30 p.m., Friday & Saturday 4 to 10 p.m.

Sal's Caffe Italia

221 E. Main St.,
Charlottesville, VA 22902
A wonderful place for lunch or dinner, offering delicious New York style pizzas, pastas, and classic Italian main courses like Chicken Marsala. Take is all in with your best friend on their pet friendly deck. Open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Clifton Inn

1296 Clifton Inn Drive,
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Located in the midst of Virginia wine country, The Clifton offers a remarkable dining experience. You and your pooch are always welcome on their beautiful outdoor patio. Enjoy Chesapeake Bay Crab and Avocado Salad, Braised Short Ribs with Creamy Grits and Pork Belly Collards, Au Poivre Pacific Tuna with Caramelized Fennel and Wild Chive Yogurt, and so much more. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch.

The Pigeon Hole

11 Elliewood Ave.,
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Pet Friendly The Pigeon Hole in Charlottesville, VA
The place to go for breakfast, brunch, or lunch. Love their Home Again, home fries drizzled with red-eye gravy and topped with two eggs over easy and cheddar cheese. Or try one of their three different Benedicts--The California, Shrimp Florentine, The Country. Lots of vegan options as well. Start your day right with your pooch on their pet-friendly patio. Open Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., weekends 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Whiskey Jar

227 W Main St.,
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Pet Friendly The Whiskey Jar in Charlottesville, VA
Such a great menu, with emphasis on locally grown ingredients. BBQ Nachos made with hickory smoked pork Hush Puppies & Sweet Potato Biscuits with Sorghum & Apple Butters, Wild Rice & Sausage Stuffed Quail, Fried Whole Trout. Oh my. Your pooch is welcome at one of the tables on their pet friendly sidewalk patio. Open lunch Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., midday menu Wednesday through Saturday 2:30 to 5 p.m., dinner Monday through Saturday 5 to 10 p.m.

Timberwood Grill

3311 Worth Crossing,
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Big eclectic menu with Southern/Italian/Tex-Mex bistro offerings like Stoplight Enchiladas, Wild Mushroom Ravioli, and Chicken Carbonara. They have a beautiful outdoor seating area that is pet friendly. Open Monday through Wednesday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. to midnight, Sunday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Trinity Irish Pub

1505 University Ave.,
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Located directly across the street from UVa, Trinity serves up classic Irish pub fare--Guinness Beef Stew, Fish and Chips, and Corned Beef--as well as such tasty offerings as their Fried Chicken Sandwich, Chopped Salad, and Pound of Wings with your choice of dipping sauce. Your pooch is welcome on their pet friendly patio. Open daily 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.