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Dog-friendly businesses guide for Winston-Salem

Explore these dog-friendly places in Winston-Salem — from places to eat, drink, play, and stay the night with your four-legged friends.

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Tucker, left, was the inspiration behind Tucker’s Tap Yard and now enjoys playing with little sister Millie.

Photo by Desi Lu Pet Portraits via Tucker’s Tap Yard

Round of a-paws, please. Whether you’re in need of a drinking paw-tner at a local brewery, looking to stay in the lap of luxury, or hitting the trails, we’re throwing you a bone. Get ready to dig into this guide for dog-friendly spots around the City of Arts and Innovation.

Pro tip: You can use BringFido to find more dog-friendly restaurants, pet-friendly hotels and events, too.

🐾 Breweries

Tucker’s Tap Yard, 1010 N. Liberty St. | Winston-Salem’s only indoor-outdoor dog yard also has plenty of fun for pet parents, including a bar + activities like music bingo. Registration is required before bringing Fido to play.

Incendiary Brewing Company, 486 N. Patterson Ave., Ste. 105 + 5495 Williams Rd., Lewisville | The concrete downtown space is known for having small children, so make sure your dog plays well with the whole family. The Lewisville location has plenty of grass but dogs must remain leashed. Dogs wearing Incendiary bandanas at both locations might get extra treats.

Brown dog with orange collar laying down on concrete. A black puppy is sitting up. A picnic table with two beers in glasses on top is behind them.

Enjoy your brews while your pups enjoy the views.

Wise Man Brewing, 826 Angelo Bros. Ave. | The outdoor space leaves plenty of room for leashed pups to accompany their owners to the brewery. If you get puppy dog eyes for a bite of food from daily food trucks, don’t look at us.

Joymongers Barrel Hall, 480 W. End Blvd. | Dogs can hang out at your table inside or outside, just make sure they’re leashed and play well with others.

🐾 Parks

Washington Park, 1490 S. Broad St. | Let your dog run around off-leash in separate fenced-in spaces designated for small and large dogs. Bring your lunch and watch them play. A doggie water fountain and pet waste station are also on site.

Tanglewoof Dog Park at Tanglewood Park, 291 Northtrail Rd., Clemmons | The grassy area for large dogs spans 1.75 acres. Small dogs under 25 pounds have their 0.60 acres of turf. The popular spot can get crowded at times so make sure your pooch likes lots of activity and plays well with others.

Green grass with black fencing. There are two blue signs stating dog park rules and regulations.

It’s up to humans to read and enforce the rules during playtime.

Photo via Forsyth County Government

Jamison Park, 285 Meadowlark Dr. | There’s a dedicated dog park and walking trails, so whether your pup is more comfortable walking on a leash or running with other furry friends, you have options.

Vivian F. Bennett Memorial Dog Park, 702 W. Mountain St., Kernersville | Located inside Fourth of July Park, this off-leash area gives dogs a space to exercise and play. It also offers plenty of shade to cool off after lots of activity. The space is located ~20 minutes from downtown Winston-Salem.

Happy Hounds Dog Park at Horizons Park, 2835 Memorial Industrial School Rd., Rural Hall | Let the big dogs run. The off-leash park has 2.25 acres for dogs 25 pounds and heavier. Small dogs can roam over 0.40 fenced-in acres. This park is ~25 minutes from downtown Winston-Salem.

🐾 Trails

Reynolda Gardens, 100 Reynolda Village Way | Dogs are welcome to roam the paved pathways, woodlands, and meadows everywhere except in the formal gardens. Make sure they’re leashed and ready to cover some ground — trails total over two miles.

Salem Lake, 815 Salem Lake Rd. | Enjoy the beautiful scenery around Salem Lake with man’s best friend. Some portions of the seven-mile trail are paved but it’s mostly a dirt path.

White golden retriever with a blue leash sitting on the sidewalk in front of bushes.

Ford the golden retriever enjoys training from @coastalelitek9 in Innovation Quarter.

Muddy Creek Greenway, 285 Meadowlark Dr. (various entry points) | You and your pup can hop on this nearly three-mile paved path at connectors in five neighborhoods. The whole trail is paved so make sure your pet’s paws are up for the challenge.

Long Branch Trail, 401 4th St. E. | This trail is best for dogs who enjoy the hustle and bustle of downtown life. The 1.7-mile paved greenway through Innovation Quarter is surrounded by landscaping and has benches when you and your pup need to take a break.

🐾 Hotels

Hotel Indigo, 104 W. 4th St. | The hotel welcomes up to two pets (dogs and cats) — a $25 pet fee will be added to your stay. The space is perfect if you plan to show your canine companion around the heart of the city.

Kimpton Cardinal Hotel, 51 E. 4th St. | Four-legged guests stay for free on pet-friendly dedicated floors. If you’re really trying to pamper your pooch, booking a pet getaway ensures your dog has a bowl and a bed waiting on them. You can also bring them with you to enjoy a meal at The Katharine — the patio welcomes pets.

Two dogs in a bathtub.

Take bath time up a notch.

Photo by @navycorgi via Kimpton Cardinal Hotel

Graylyn Estate Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 Reynolda Rd. | If you’re looking for plenty of green space as soon as you wake up, this former family estate is the perfect pooch paradise. You can bring up to two dogs for a $100 fee. Pet-friendly rooms are limited so you’ll want to book well in advance.

🐾 Outfit your dog

Now that you know where you’re taking your furry friend, don’t forget to shop the best dog accessories and supplies to make your adventure a success.

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