Your dog is part of the family. In Chandler, you don’t have to leave your pup behind when you want to go for a desert walk or grab a bite out. Many of the city’s best casual eateries have dog-friendly patios, and some go even further with special menus and treats for your canine companion.
SanTan Brewing Company
The large, wrap-around patio at SanTan Brewing Company in Downtown Chandler welcomes well-behaved pooches with fresh water and treats. Your pooch can watch people stroll by on the sidewalk or kids play in nearby Dr. A.J. Chandler Park while you munch on pub-style pizzas, sandwiches, tacos and gourmet burgers like the Chipotle Bacon Cheeseburger.
Wash your meal down with a SanTan Lager, a light blond, Arizona-style lager with a fruity aroma, or the ever-popular Hopshock IPA. Planning to spend a Saturday or Sunday hanging with your fur buddy? SanTan serves brunch, including mimosas and beermosas, on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Map: 8 S. San Marcos Place, Chandler AZ 85225 or (480) 917-8700
Enjoy a relaxed meal on the dog-friendly patio at this healthy Chandler restaurant known for its extensive, delicious options for health-focused dining. The menu at Tryst Café features organic meals that accommodate vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free diets. From the Pork Adobo Tacos to the Chicken & Goat Cheese Salad or the Jackfruit Bowl, all the dishes are next-level. Complement your dish with a cocktail from the full bar.
Map: 4205 S. Gilbert Rd., Chandler AZ 85249 or (480) 656-1011
BKD’s Backyard Joint
On those summer days when it’s too hot to hang with your best canine bud on most restaurant patios, head to BKD’s Backyard Joint. The locally-owned sports bar has a covered, climate-controlled patio with picnic tables, oversized yard games and pool tables. Catch a game on one of the high-definition TVs, positioned so every seat has a good view, and sip a cold brew from one of 24 taps.
The menu features tasty pub grub, including wings, nachos, burgers, build-your-own pizza and sandwiches like the Hatch Grilled Cheese, made with Hatch green chiles, and the brisket dip served on a warm hoagie roll. On the weekend, find a great brunch menu including the Chef's handcrafted items including the Spicy Chicken and Waffles with Bourbon Syrup or Corned Beef Hash.
Map: 980 E. Pecos Road, Chandler AZ 85225 or (480) 935-2537
Open every day, BLD Chandler (Breakfast Lunch Dinner) has a large, dog-friendly patio, perfect for kicking back with your four-legged friend at any time, day or night. In the morning, sip on a smoothie, protein shake or cup of coffee while your pet drinks water provided by the staff. Or, opt for something heartier like omelets, pancakes and hash.
For lunch, order a farm-fresh salad, sandwich or tacos, and at dinnertime, choose from entrées like made-from-scratch meatloaf, fried chicken and BBQ with a housemade sauce. BLD also offers weekly specials.
Map: 1920 W. Germann Road, Chandler AZ 85286 or (480) 779-8646
Take your pup to brunch at Hash Kitchen. Open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, the popular brunch spot has a large patio with misting system and oversized umbrellas to keep both you and your pooch comfortable even during the summer.
If you have someone to watch your pet, step inside and create your own version of the Bloody Mary from more than 50 toppings. Or sample a cereal shooter flight featuring four shots made with cereal-infused coconut milk. Hash Kitchen is also known for its cannoli donuts, egg dishes and, of course, its hash.
Map: 2855 W. Ray Road #4, Chandler AZ 85224 or (480) 909-4270
Good Time Charli’s Neighborhood Craft Pub
You and your dog will have a rocking great time at Good Time Charli’s Neighborhood Craft Pub. The dog-friendly patio hosts live music, including country and classic rock on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and early evenings.
While you listen to live music or root for your favorite team—Good Time Charli’s is an official watch location for Ohio State football—dine on fresh, made-from-scratch pizza, burgers and sandwiches. Or take advantage of the weekend football food and drink specials, including a pizza and wing deal and a 64-ounce pitcher of domestic draft beer for $8, minimum two people.
Map: 6045 W. Chandler Blvd #7, Chandler AZ 85226 or (480) 556-1420
The Sleepy Whale
This Downtown Chandler staple is where four-legged companions aren’t just welcome—they’re celebrated! Enjoy your favorite brews—20-plus at any given time—on the spacious patio, where your canine companion can make new friends, both furry and non-furry.
If you don’t have a dog, The Sleepy Whale has hosted pet-friendly gatherings, including a Halloween dog costume contest and adoption event with Desert Tails Shelter. They’ve also collected donations for sheltered pets, such as treats, toys, food and cleaning supplies.
Map: 290 S. Arizona Ave, Chandler AZ 85225 or (480) 758-7949
Crust Simply Italian
The generously-sized, dog-friendly patio is the perfect spot to bask in the beautiful Chandler weather while feasting on classic and modern dishes. Start your meal with the restaurant’s famous spicy garlic knots or bruschetta, followed by such house specialties as chicken parmesan, lobster ravioli, or meat lasagna. There’s also a wide selection of hand-made pizzas and pastas, including Grandma’s Pasta made with meatballs, sausage, ricotta and a rich marinara sauce.
Map: 10 N. San Marcos Place, Chandler AZ 85225 or (480) 917-4903
Known for its live country music performances, mason jar cocktails, and spicy Nashville chicken, The Stillery is a gastropub with a down-home feel. You and your pooch will feel right at home on the expansive, open-air patio with great views of the outdoor lawn sporting cornhole boards and other yard games.
When you’re ready for some grub, choose from American favorites such as deviled eggs, mac ‘n cheese, and, of course, the hot chicken sandwich made with fried crispy chicken, spicy sauce, fried pickles, lettuce, tomato and blue cheese spread.
Map: 130 S. Arizona Ave, Chandler AZ 85225 or (480) 590-1409
Pedal Haus Brewery
With a large, wraparound patio, dogs are more than welcome at this Downtown Chandler brewery, known for its award-winning beers. Standouts include the Day Drinker Light Lager made with 100% pilsner malt, and the Biere Blanch Belgian Witbier, a traditional Belgian wheat beer brewed with Moroccan orange peel, coriander and yeast from Westmalle.
Bring your pooch for happy—or should we say “yappy”—hour, Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. Enjoy $4 select beers, $5 well drinks, $6 margaritas and wine, and $7 steins. Menu items include specially-priced bratwurst corn dogs, loaded fries, boneless chicken nuggets, and burgers.
Map: 95 W. Boston St, Chandler AZ 85225 or (480) 656-1639