Pet Friendly Louisville, KY – A City Guide

Known for the Kentucky Derby, bourbon, and baseball bats, Louisville extends its charm far beyond the racetrack and distilleries. This city is a playground for pets and their parents, offering a delightful blend of urban excitement and laid-back southern hospitality. The vibrant downtown is a hive of pet-friendly establishments, with many restaurants and bars rolling out the welcome mat for your furry friend. Accommodations are just as inviting, with numerous pet-friendly hotels ready to pamper both you and your pup. Venture towards the Ohio River, and you’ll find an array of riverfront trails and parks, providing the perfect backdrop for a leisurely stroll or an energetic romp. The city’s historical architecture adds a touch of elegance to your explorations, while the lively social scene ensures there’s always a new furry friend to meet or a new adventure to embark upon. With its warm ambiance and myriad of pet-centric amenities, Louisville is more than just a city of spirited competitions and spirited beverages—it’s a destination where memories are made with a leash in hand and a four-legged companion by your side.

Pet Friendly Hotels in Louisville, KY

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Hotel Genevieve

Louisville, KY

Parisian-inspired boutique hotel in the heart of the trendy NuLu area with a pawsome rooftop bar.

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The Myriad Hotel

Louisville, KY

Once a disco ball factory, this hip hotel in the heart of the Highlands district is a furbulous option for your four-legged friend’s Louisville stay.

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Hotel Distil, Autograph Collection

Louisville, KY

Situated at the nexus of the Urban Bourbon Trail, this elegant hotel transforms a former bourbon-aging warehouse into a luxurious retreat for both humans and pets

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The Grady Hotel

Louisville, KY

Housed in a former medicinal bourbon apothecary from 1883, this luxury boutique hotel serves a curated cocktail of style, history and Southern hospitality

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21c Museum Hotel Louisville

Louisville, KY

Contemporary art and historical architecture come together in this hip art museum hotel in the heart of downtown Louisville

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Moxy Louisville Downtown

Louisville, KY

Hip and festive hotel in the heart of Whiskey Row with a pawsome dog friendly lobby

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AC Hotel Louisville Downtown

Louisville, KY

Chic hotel in the vibrant heart of NuLu steps from many of the best pet friendly eats and drinks in the city

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Aloft Louisville Downtown

Louisville, KY

Discover a blend of modern chic and four-legged fun at the Aloft, nestled in the heart of historic Whiskey Row

Best Pet Friendly Restaurants in Louisville, KY

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PG&J's Dog Park Bar

Louisville, KY

Pure pupster joy at this indoor/outdoor off-leash dog bar where pet parents and their furry friends can sip and socialize

Cocktail Bar, Food Trucks
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Nouvelle Bar & Bottle

Louisville, KY

A furbulous wine selection and a great pup friendly patio make this one of our favorite wine bars in Louisville

Wine Bar
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Pizza Lupo

Louisville, KY

Wood-fired, Neopolitan style, and hands down one of the best pies in Louisville

Italian, Pizza
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Vines Wine Bar & Spirit Shop

Louisville, KY

It doesn't get more dog friendly than this wine bar and bottle shop where pups are welcome inside and out

Wine Bar
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Louisville, KY

Elevated Mediterranean cuisine in the trendy new Myriad hotel

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Mayan Café

Louisville, KY

Popular farm-to-table Latin American spot in the heart of NuLu

Latin American, Mexican
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West Sixth NuLu

Louisville, KY

Friendly, airy brewery in the NuLu Marketplace known for their IPA's

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Good Bounce Bar & Pickleball Yard

Louisville, KY

This festive family-friendly space offers dog friendly fun both inside and out

Food Trucks
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Ten20 Craft Brewery

Louisville, KY

Modern craft brewery in the Butchertown neighborhood with a spacious dog friendly patio

American, Brewery, Pizza
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The Local Seltzery NuLu

Louisville, KY

A seltzer specialist in the heart of NuLu with ample dog friendly seating inside and out


Dog Friendly Places & Activities in Louisville, KY

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Bernheim Forest

Louisville, KY

Furbulous forest close to Louisville with 40 miles of hiking trails

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The Dog Shop

Louisville, KY

A super-cool emporium of carefully curated products for both dogs and the humans who love them

Categories: Dog Friendly Stores, Pet Stores
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Waterfront Park

Louisville, KY

Louisville’s downtown park fronting the scenic Ohio River

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Cherokee Park

Louisville, KY

Pastoral, dog friendly park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in the heart of Louisville

Categories: Dog Friendly Trails, National, State and Local Parks

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