In recent years, Albuquerque has received a lot of recognition for being a top pet-friendly city. In 2022, Albuquerque was named the No. 1 Most Pet-Friendly Cities in the U.S. by TravelAwaits. And if you're anything like me, you want to take your pets with you everywhere you go! With close to three hundred days of sun a year, exploring Albuquerque with your furry friend is a must. If you need a break from all that exploring, check out one of these pet-friendly restaurants: 

The Grove

An Albuquerque favorite for local and visitors alike, The Grove is a quaint little restaurant located off of Central Avenue in East Downtown (EDo). With organic and locally grown ingredients used in their breakfast, lunch and brunch dishes, this is the ideal Sunday morning stop to get a hot cup of coffee and something delicious to eat. The Grove supports local farms, sustainable agriculture and bringing your pet to dine! 

Nexus Brewery & Restaurant

Nexus Restaurant & Brewery, Albuquerque New Mexico

Nexus Brewery & Restaurant is located just off of Pan American Freeway and prides themselves on being "Albuquerque's Craft Beer & Soul Food Connection". With dishes ranging from chicken and waffles to New Mexico Soul Burgers, Nexus is an ideal spot for patio dining. 

Marble Brewery

If you're looking for a place with a comfortable environment and an excellent beer to quench your thirst, Marble Brewery is the place for you. With several locations around the city, you won't have to look too far. It's worth noting that Marble Brewery was named the Great American Beer Festival's Small Brewery of the Year in 2014!

The Salt Yard

a black dog sits in front of a sign that says the salt yard

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Dogs are welcome at The Salt Yard - East and The Salt Yard - West. Hang out with your pup on the patio while you enjoy games like cornhole and pingpong. Dine on some delicious food and a refreshing drink amidst all the fun.

Tractor Brewing Company

Pet-Friendly Restaurants, Tractor Brewing Co., Albuquerque New Mexico

Located in the heart of Nob Hill, Tractor Brewing Company has a "year-round dog-friendly patio". Nothing sounds more appealing than enjoying a cold one in the company of your favorite friends and pooches. Cheers to man's best friend!

Slate Street Café

Whether you're looking for a place for breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner or a delectable wine, Slate Street Café definitely has it all and being that it is pet-friendly, of course it's on our list. Make sure you try the smoked salmon frittata, and don't forget to ask your server for a water bowl! 

Flying Star Café

Pet Friendly Restaurants, Flying Star Cafe in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Flying Star Café is locally owned and has numerous locations around Albuquerque. Flying Star Café offers a range of foods from freshly-baked desserts, hand-crafted salads, delicious burgers and so much more. A pet-friendly café that is perfect for studying for school, meeting with friends, family or just somewhere to grab some good food, it's obvious why it's such a popular place to be.