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You know that feeling: the moment when you get ready to head out of your apartment and your fur baby looks at you with that sad, lonely face?

When living in Atlanta, those guilty moments are few and far between! With dog parks to pet-friendly shopping, bars to city-life hubs, there are plenty of places in Atlanta that you can enjoy with your pet by your side.

Hit up these top destinations and find your and your pet falling in love all over again!

Ponce City Market, Atlanta’s City-life Hub

675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Ponce City Market, or PCM as the locals refer to it, has become one of the hippest locations in Atlanta in recent years. This renovated Sears, Roebuck & Co. building houses high-end shopping, quirky restaurants, rooftop fun, and plenty of Instagram-worthy views. But what makes #PCM really special is the numerous ways that you can enjoy this hub with your pet.

With many of the outdoor shops welcoming both you and your furry friend, and sometimes even offering free dog treats and water, shopping just got way more exciting. With your leashed-dog by your side, enjoy browsing in unique stores such as Anthropologie, Alex and Ani, Candlefish, Archer Paper Goods, Lululemon, Lily Rain, and Posman Books.

Don’t know what to do with Fido when you enter the Food Hall at PCM? Visit the Barking Hound Village Dog Valet, located near The Barn. After a quick check-in process, your dog can enjoy either a communal doggy area or a private kennel while you spend time with friends inside PCM. Make sure to pick out a dog bone from the assortment available at Barking Hound so that your pooch can get some self-care and relaxation in during his stay.

Hot outside? King of Pops, Atlanta’s famous popsicle company, is one of the highlights of any visit to PCM, and they have created King of Pups – a doggy popsicle – that will keep your pet cool and happy in the summer. Grab those pops and enjoy the view together from the outdoor sitting area at PCM, called The Barn.

As you wrap up your visit to PCM, enjoy direct access to Atlanta’s Beltline, an urban paved-path that features an outdoor gallery of art sculptures and murals. Stroll along and share the romantic skyline views with your pet by your side. Hoping to run instead of walk? Learn how to become a runner with these tips!

Twitter: @PonceCityMarket

Atlanta’s Top Pet-friendly Bars

Park Tavern at Piedmont Park, 500 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Park Tavern has a stunning indoor patio area (think “warm and cozy”, y’all) that residents, both with dogs and without, absolutely love. With additions of a fire pit and ice-skating rink in winter, this tavern will have you oohing and aahing over its beer selection and drinks, as well as its atmosphere.

Twitter: @ParkTavern

Taproom Coffee, 1963 Hosea L Williams Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30317

Taproom Coffee offers more than just coffee and beer – it offers a haven in the quiet neighborhood of Kirkwood. The patio out front is a great place to enjoy a drink and the fresh air and meet other locals from all parts of Atlanta.

Twitter: @TaproomCoffee

5 Seasons Brewing, The Prado, 5600 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30342

Giant local beer selection and a large covered patio = your new favorite place. Atlanta is home to many brewing companies, and 5 Seasons is the place to try them all. Circle up with your dog and a few friends and enjoy that beer!

Twitter: @5SeasonsBrewing

Space to Roam: Piedmont Dog Park

Situated in the center of stunning Piedmont Park, the Piedmont Dog Park features two separate spaces for large and small dogs to run and frolic. When you are done with the dog park, enjoy miles of paved and unpaved trails through the forest of Piedmont Park, and keep an eye out for the breathtaking skyline views through the trees.

Twitter: @piedmontpark

Pet-friendly Festivals

One of the best parts of Atlanta is the festivals. From arts to music, and even pet-focused events, the festivals are a great way to see various sides of Atlanta and meet new people. These festivals allow pets, and some are even all about the pets!

Chastain Park Arts Festival

DogFest Walk ‘n Roll


Piedmont Park Arts Festival

Because of Atlanta’s pet-friendly culture, you won’t have to choose between your fur baby and your friends. Make them all happy! Whether you are gathering at Ponce City Market for some hipster shopping and eats, or listening to great music at one of the famous festivals Atlanta has to offer, your life will be more satisfying because you have your pet by your side.

Moving to a new apartment this year? Check out tips for transitioning your pet to a new home in the safest and happiest way.

About :

Kaelin loves the city of Atlanta, where she was born and raised. However, it hasn’t kept her from globe-trotting to 12 other countries and exploring world cultures, food, and language. Kaelin loves to write about city life and nomadic adventures at thefaithfulnomad.wordpress.com.

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