Picture this: the sun is out, it’s a Friday afternoon, your friend asks if you want to go for a drink – of course you do! But then you remember you’ve got the dog to look after.

Lucky for the us, the Ex-PAW neighbourhood is full to the brim with doggy-friendly beer gardens. Here’s a quick round up of 5 of our all-time favourites to enjoy with your little furballs.


Marble Arch

The Marble Arch is an iconic Manchester pub in the MeadowSide neighbourhood with a lot of history. This listed building was built in 1888 and became the birthplace of The Marble Brewery in 1997. The brewery has since expanded, but the pub remains their flagship venue.

This stunning listed pub is the place to drink the freshest Marble beers accompanied by the best in seasonal modern British food along with their namesake Marble Brewery beers and some fantastic guest beers too.

Since Lockdown, the Marble Arch has reopened with a new seasonal modern British menu and a new set up for their outdoor space. Working with Define Architects, the beer garden has been transformed, with modern wooden individual pods.

They are, of course, doggy-friendly; a great spot to take your furry friends within 30 seconds walk of MeadowSide!

The Angel Pub

Situated on the edge of the Northern Quarter, The Angel is a well-established favourite in the local community. A casual establishment with a relaxed beer garden, it’s the perfect spot to drop in for a spontaneous drink in the sun.

With handpicked wines and beers from independent breweries and locally sourced seasonal food, there’s something for everyone. And yes, that includes dogs too – The Angel is fully dog-friendly, so this is a great option for you and your paw-fect pooches.


Runaway Brewery

Independent microbrewery Runaway are independently owned and hand-make their small batch beers right round the corner from MeadowSide in Manchester’s Green Quarter. While you can visit their bottleshop almost all week long, for just two days a week they open their taproom doors to serve freshly poured beers in a lovely fairy-light-lit beer garden that is welcome to dogs and humans alike!

You and your canine friends can also enjoy regularly rotating Manchester foodie treasures, like Honest Crust Sourdough Pizza and Great North Pie Co, while you sip on your pint in the sun.

The taproom and beer garden are open Friday night (5pm – 9pm) and Saturday (12pm – 8pm).


Open Wednesday through Sunday at The  Red Bank Project, GRUB is one of of the coolest street food collectives in Manchester.

With a constantly rotating line up of fantastic street food vendors and regular themed foodie events, including their weekly Plant Powered Sundays with full vegan menu, this trendy spot in Manchester’s Green Quarter will have you coming back every week to try something new!

Their outdoor space is fun, colourful, and dog-friendly – the perfect backdrop for an Instagrammable snap of your furry friend!

Terrace NQ

Terrace is renowned for it’s gorgeous roof-top garden, making it the official sun-trap of the Northern Quarter! When the popular roof-top spot is full up, you’re not to worry as there is loads of extra seating in their side garden, as well as on the newly pedestrianised Edge Street and Thomas Street.

They are of course dog friendly, and they regularly partner up with other local NQ businesses to provide food to any hungry pet-owners and their pooches, like pizza from Noi Quattro and chicken and chips from Yard and Coop.

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