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Dog-Friendly Restaurants + Bars in Asbury Park

by Jessica Norton
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Asbury Park is an incredibly dog-friendly destination at the Jersey Shore. Dog owners and their furry companions can find tons of cool canine-friendly spots around the city, whether they want to frolic off-leash on the beach or accompany their owner while they enjoy an espresso martini. Many restaurants and bars in AP have designated outdoor seating areas as well as specialty menus just for dogs. Keep reading to find out which Asbury Park restaurants + bars are dog-friendly.

Amici Gelato + Caffe | 630 Mattison Avenue

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If you’re craving an Italian dessert, coffee, gelato, or a sorbet while you have your dog in tow, traipsing through Asbury Park — you are in luck! Amici Gelato + Caffe on Mattison Avenue has outdoor tables on the sidewalk that are dog-friendly. Your pup might even get a special surprise treat while visiting.

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The Asbury | 210 5th Avenue

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The Asbury Hotel is awesome for so many reasons. First, the hotel lobby is pet-friendly. Second, the lobby has The Counter Café (open 24/7) and the Soundbooth lobby bar, which operate all year long and have great grab-and-go options as well as delicious cocktails. Third, free wifi is available if you’re coming to the lobby to work remotely. So whether meeting friends for a drink or hopping on a Zoom call, your pup can enjoy the hotel scene alongside you. Dogs are not allowed to swim in the pool or go up to The Asbury’s rooftop spaces: the Baronet or Salvation.

All-size dogs are allowed to stay overnight at The Asbury in a dog-friendly room but there is a one-time fee of $100. This fee covers two dogs for the length of stay and half of the cost is donated to Rescue Ridge, a last-chance animal shelter in Howell, New Jersey. The Asbury collaborates with Rescue Ridge on events throughout the year, such as an adorable holiday-themed party where pups can get a photo with Santa.

Asbury Ale House | 531 Cookman Avenue


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Asbury Ale House encourages patrons to bring their dogs — just check out the canine-filled Instagram feed. It even accommodates a doggy diet with its dedicated Doggie Menu. Meals for pups include beef and rice, chicken and rice, chicken and penne, beef and penne, and veggies with rice. Ale House’s outdoor patio area is dog-friendly as long as they are leashed. This centrally-located, downtown establishment has a huge selection of delicious and Instagrammable food and drink options.

Asbury Oyster Bar | 1300 Ocean Avenue (inside of Convention Hall on the Boardwalk)


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Inside of Asbury Park’s iconic Convention Hall visitors will find the Asbury Park Oyster Bar, a seafood restaurant with a stacked menu featuring a raw bar, tapas, sandwiches, salads, and main dishes. Dogs are allowed at the tables outside of the Asbury Oyster Bar, which is a prime location for people (and pups) to watch those walking through Convention Hall.

Asbury Park Distilling Co. | 527 Lake Avenue

Asbury Park Distilling Co.’s outdoor seating options are dog-friendly. The patio seating lies right below the Asbury Festhalle + Biergarten and overlooks Wesley Lake into Ocean Grove. Asbury Park Distilling Co. is Asbury Park’s first and only distillery. It has an incredibly creative cocktail menu and all of the craft spirits are manufactured on-site.

Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel | 1401 Ocean Avenue

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Furry friends are welcomed at The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel. Whether staying overnight or just popping in for a drink, dogs are allowed inside the hotel bar. All pets visiting the Berkeley Hotel must be leashed in public spaces. The hotel is conveniently located right between Asbury Park Dog Beach and The Wonder Bar, which has a dog-friendly patio and hosts the iconic “Yappy Hour” event on a weekly basis.

Betty’s Ice Box | 1300 Ocean Avenue (inside of Convention Hall on the Boardwalk)

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While walking through Convention Hall on the boardwalk, be sure to treat your fur baby to a pup cup.  Betty’s has dog-friendly ice cream as well as a variety of Hawaiian shaved ice, ice pops, vegan ice cream, candy, and chocolates, for humans. Convention Hall is a great place to get a reprieve from the blazing sun seek shelter from the rain and grab a frozen dessert with your dog.

The Black Swan | 601 Mattison Avenue


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The Black Swan is a European gastropub headed by Chef James Avery that serves British and Irish fare. Leashed dogs are allowed at the outdoor seating area, which is located right at the center of downtown Asbury Park, a prime shopping location. Not only is it an ideal spot to people-watch and meet other pups walking by, but you also get to sit among their gorgeous, pink outdoor floral display (and take a cute pic of your dog with it!)

Cookman Creamery | 711 Cookman Avenue

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Cookman Creamery is known for its delectable traditional and vegan ice cream menu. But did you know your dog can get something too? A vegan vanilla doggie scoop is available for canine friends. Outdoor seating outside of the shop on Cookman Avenue is limited but dog-friendly.

Cross + Orange | 508 Cookman Avenue


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Cross and Orange — the casual, American eatery on Cookman Avenue — is dog-friendly and even has special doggie dishes. The dog menu includes an option of steak or chicken, carrots, sweet potatoes, and rice with complimentary water bowl refills, of course. Cross and Orange’s outdoor seating is dog-friendly and available on both Cookman Avenue and along the side of Kennedy Park, which is a great option if your pup needs a little less stimulation from the pedestrian-heavy downtown area.

Crust + Crumble | 633 Lake Avenue

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Crust + Crumble Pizzeria + Bakery has some of the best vegan and gluten-free options in Asbury Park and provides outdoor, dog-friendly seating. The outdoor patio faces Wesley Lake and Ocean Grove and is just a few steps away from Pet Paws Boutique inside the Shoppes at The Arcade. You can even grab your dog some Crust + Crumble swag, like this adorable C+C bandana, while you’re there.

Confections of a Rockstar Bakery | 550 Cookman Avenue


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If you need to satisfy your sweet tooth but are schlepping around Asbury with your pup — have no fear.  Dogs are allowed inside of Confections of a Rockstar Bakery and it even has a dog-friendly cupcake called “Hounddog.” The human menu contains an insane amount of mini cupcakes, cosmic brownies, cheesecake, cookies, and cakes — with gluten-free and dairy-free options, as well.

Playa Bowls | 701 Cookman Avenue

For frequent Playa Bowls customers and dog owners, this will be a game-changer. dogs are allowed inside and can order a “pup bowl” with coconut or banana bases and peanut butter. Now you and your pup can each enjoy a refreshing bowl or smoothie.

Kim Marie’s Eat n’ Drink Away | 1411 Kingsley Street

After a trip to the dog beach — where hopefully your pup pranced in delight along the ocean among furry friends — there is no better place to refuel than Kim Marie’s. The dog-friendly establishment has outdoor seating and dog meals on the menu. Doggy meal options include the “Doggy Burger” with a burger patty, mashed potatoes, and fresh mixed vegetables or a “Doggy Chicken” with a chicken breast, mashed potatoes, and fresh mixed vegetables.

Purple Glaze | 516 Summerfield Avenue

Purple Glaze is a dog-loving doughnut and coffee shop located in downtown Asbury Park. Stop by for one of the unique traditional, vegan, or gluten-free donuts. The outdoor, sidewalk table is dog-friendly and there is a plain donut option for pups.

Wild Air Beerworks | 801 2nd Avenue


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Wild Air Beerworks welcomes families with furry friends. Leashed dogs are allowed inside the tasting room and the outdoor seating area. Guests can also bring in their own food to enjoy with the  Wild Air ales and lagers. Be sure to snap a cute photo of your pup in the Volkswagen seating area.

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The Wonder Bar | 1213 Ocean Avenue

The Wonder Bar hosts local, national, and canine talent on a weekly basis. The spacious and lively outdoor area turns into “Yappy Hour” for all-sized dogs to run around off-leash while owners grab drinks from the tiki bar and socialize. Dogs must be fixed and up to date on vaccinations with current tags to enter Yappy Hour. The outdoor patio has small swimming pools for pups to cool off and an agility area in case the zoomies set in. Be sure to check the Yappy Hour Facebook page for schedule and weather updates.

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