Join us as we explore the best dog-friendly cafés, restaurants, shops and parks our cool little capital has to offer. Got a dog-friendly spot you want us to visit? Leave a comment below! Check out our other Dog-Friendly blog posts here.
Who: Parrotdog Bar
What: Bar & Craft Beer Brewery
Where: 60-66 Kingsford Smith Street, Lyall Bay, Wellington
When: Wednesday 3pm-10pm, Thursday 11am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 11am-late, Sunday 11am-10pm
Perfect For: Good times and good beer
Dogs Allowed: Always! They just ask that they be leashed to a human or a table/chair, and aren't being too noisy (or drinking too many beersies)
Images: Parrotdog Bar
With water bowls and treats for your pup (with proceeds heading to the good folks at HUHA), and exclusive beers and good eats for you, this delightfully retro brewery and bar should be at the top of your "to do" list this weekend.
Screaming 70's pub vibes with wood paneling, floral wallpaper, hanging ferns, and fringed umbrellas, we're all about this #aesthetic. What's better, there's a dedicated Polaroid wall for the dogs of Parrotdog, supporting Newtown analogue photoshop Splendid Film.
Grab one of their exclusive pilot brews from the L.B. Beer Series (also available to take home with Nice. Takeaway next door) and tuck into one of their New York style deli sandwiches. With a strong focus on meats and seasonal veges, there's something for everyone - currently drooling over the thought of a Cheesesteak Sandwich right now.
Image: Parrotdog Facebook
Be sure to swing by for this year's Wellington On A Plate Burger Wellington (17th-31st August) - Tempura smoked eel burger with pickled vegetables, ginger, wasabi pearl and dashi mayo on a squid ink bun with lotus root crisps.
If indoor bowls is your thing, head down on September 8th for their knock-out tournament Bowls up at the Brewery. This place always has a bunch of events on the go (like Bar Bingo and movie nights), so be sure to Like their Facebook page for to stay in the loop!
Image: Visa WOAP
Don't miss the opportunity to upload some snaps to Instagram! Tag @parrotdogbar and @smackbangstore, and use the hashtags #splendiddogsofparrotdog and #dogfriendlywellington for the chance to be featured.
P.S. Please be responsible dog parent! If your dog can’t handle loud noises, busy crowds or other dogs, please refrain from bringing them with you, or test them out during a quiet period to see how they go. When taking your dog out remember to be wary of the conditions - make sure they have enough water and shade, check that the footpaths aren’t too hot for them to walk on (if it’s too hot for you it’s too hot for them!), and never leave them in a hot car.