August Dog Days: Dog Friendly Restaurants and Communities in Columbus

There are a lot of great options for hanging out with your best friend on a Saturday afternoon in Columbus, Ohio. But if your best friend has a collar and a wagging tail, there are some restaurants that have some special accommodations for your furry friends.


Let’s start with Gahanna, a quaint suburb on the northeast side of town. We love The Wine Bistro, which has delicious food in addition to a great selection of wines and craft beers. We recommend enjoying the patio with your courteous canine during Gahanna’s Paws in the Plaza, a monthly celebration of all things “puptastic.” After dinner, take a “walkies” down the tree-lined boardwalk at their lovely Creekside Park.


Next up, there’s Worthington. After a brisk romp at the Dog Park at Godown Road, a seven-acre fenced in area complete with dog washing stations, stop for a burger and beer at The Old Bag of Nails Pub. Located in downtown Worthington, this restaurant has an outdoor seating area that welcomes your leashed canine friend. We love the traditional basket of fish and chips – and your favorite Fido will too.


If you’re checking out the arts scene in the Short North, take your family, including the pooches, to Bodega. The Short North is very dog friendly, and you’ll likely pass a few water bowls outside the doors of many of the local businesses on your way to the Bodega patio. Make sure you check out $1 grilled cheese Mondays – and remember, dogs love cheese, too.


Historic German Village features Gresso’s. What elevates this bar beyond the typical burger and fry pub is their emphasis on fun events like their “Pups on the Patio.” Every single Tuesday night Gresso’s invites dog owners to come party on the patio with their furry kids. You can’t get more dog friendly than that!


In addition to featuring canine supportive eateries, the communities we’ve shared all rank as highly desirable locations for the home seeking family or single house hunter. For example, Gahanna has great schools and low crime. Buying a home in Worthington consistently yields one of the highest market returns on your investment. The Short North has some of the coolest renovated architectural gems in the city, with a plethora of activities within a short walk. Finally, the brick lined streets of German Village offer gorgeous historic homes in close proximity to downtown.


The Grover Group can help you find the most pet welcoming communities in the city (and that includes everything from cats to chickens). We believe the concept of family includes our companion animals. If you’re considering selling your home, we can help you with tips on how to make your home show to its best advantage, no matter how many pets you have. If you’re seeking a fresh start, we have homes available in all these pet friendly communities, as well as across Central Ohio. Call us today for a free consultation and advice on taking the next big step in your life adventure.

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