Sometimes, the simplest things in life bring us the most joy, such as enjoying a good meal or a crisp glass of rosé on the patio in the warmth of late August. The only way to enhance this scenario is if your pup comes with you! Corpus Christi offers several dog-friendly patios, and these are nine of our go-to options.
Treat your dog to a superior patio experience at BUS. Sip on a refreshing cocktail while your pup enjoys the “mini dog bar” filled with water for all four-legged friends to enjoy. Now offering a tasty food menu as well, BUS is ideal for enjoying the weather while savoring good food and drinks with your best friend. 702 N. Chaparral St.
Enjoy a relaxing meal by the water with your fur baby at Harrison’s Landing, a charming seafood restaurant in the marina. This outdoor restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy an amazing dinner with your pup and some of the best views in town. 108 Peoples St.
Executive Surf Club
After a long walk through Downtown Corpus Christi, good eats, drinks and live music await at the Executive Surf Club! With a spacious outdoor patio and plenty of water bowls to go around, there’s always room at Executive Surf Club for you and your dog. 309 N. Water St.
Pier 99 Restaurant
What more could a dog ask for than beautiful views and their very own doggy menu served with a side of ice-cold water? Pier 99’s kind and accommodating staff welcomes pups of all kinds, making it a good option for a doggy day out! (Parental supervision is required, but of course.) 2822 N Shoreline Blvd
Hester’s Cafe Lamar Park
Enjoy a cup of coffee with your four-legged friend at Hester’s Cafe Lamar Park while sitting in its gorgeous patio area filled with lush greenery. Serving a variety of delicious breakfast and lunch options, take a neighborhood walk in Lamar Park and then stroll over to the cafe for a local morning out with the dog. 3812 S Alameda St.
Island Joe’s Coffee and Gallery
Island Joe’s Coffee and Gallery, comprised of colorful shipping containers, certainly has dog-friendly service. With a cute and comfy patio and whipped cream samples for the doggos, Island Joe’s sure knows how to make your pup feel welcome. 14829 S Padre Island Dr.
A popular coffee shop in the downtown area, Lucy’s Snackbar’s parklet is ideal for basking in the sun with your pup. Enjoy a delicious coffee or glass of wine and an array of small-bite options, and don’t forget to ask one of the baristas for a water bowl so your dog can quench their thirst, too! 312 N Chaparral St. Ste. A
Nueces Brewing and Barbecuing
Nueces Brewing and Barbecuing is a dog-friendly brewery and barbecue restaurant serving good beer and delicious food. Help yourself to a half pound of marbled brisket after a long day at the beach or some mouthwatering sausage links on their patio deck (something tells us your dog won’t mind finishing any of your leftovers). 401 S Water St.
Angry Marlin Restaurant & Cool Water Bar
You and your four-legged friend are welcome to dine at Angry Marlin Restaurant & Cool Water Bar on their tropical outdoor patio, which includes plenty of space, gorgeous views and even a turtle pond! This casual joint serves everything from hamburgers to fish and chips and often has live music outside. 15605 S Padre Island Dr.
Editor’s Note: This story was updated from its original version, written by Jessie Chrobocinski and published on August 20, 2020, to reflect updated information.