Saturday, September 15, 2018
Now more than ever, pets are part of our families. We go on walks together, we play together, we take selfies together, we call them our “furbabies,” and we even share our beds with them. So when it comes time to plan a getaway, you want to be sure you’re not going to have to leave your little fuzzy, four-pawed, tail-wagging family member behind.
If you’re planning a trip and wondering if Spartanburg is a pet-friendly option, we totally are. We even asked our followers on social media for their favorite restaurants, shops, hotels, parks, events, etc. to enjoy with their pets so you’d know all the must-visit spots, and here’s what they said:
Enjoy a little pick-me-up with your pup at Bella Latte! Grab your favorite authentic Italian espresso drink, iced coffee, or pour-over and a little treat to satisfy your sweet tooth, then hang out and unwind with your BFF (best furry friend) for a while. With three locations in the area, there’s always Bella Latte nearby. (Suggested by Instagram user @akmccrack17)
Between their selection of hot dogs and their dog-friendly atmosphere, FR8yard is one of the best doggone places to visit with your four legged friend. Watch the big game with a Carolina Style Yard Dog in one hand, an ice-cold brew in the other, and Fido by your side at this pet-friendly outdoor biergarten and social hub. (Suggested by Instagram user @hubcitytopknot)
Does your pup get super sad when you leave home without them? Well they won’t have anything to growl about when you bring them along with you to Growler Haus Spartanburg! You’ll love their great selection of beers on tap, delicious bites to eat, and weekly events like trivia nights and live music. (Suggested by Instagram user @hubcitytopknot)
Caffeinate with your canine at the Little River Coffee Bar. Their fresh, farm-to-table coffees are roasted to perfection, and we hear their “Puppaccinos” are to-die-for. The Little River Roasting Co. even has their own hashtag for all the furbabies that come by; check out #PupsOfLittleRiver! (Suggested by Instagram user @lrrcoffeebar)
If you’re in town and looking for a place to celebrate Taco Tuesday with man’s best friend, look no further than Nacho Taco. Snack on chips and salsa, create your own taco combinations, and wash it all down with a salt-rimmed margarita as your dog happily sits alongside you watching passersby. (Suggested by Instagram user @hubcitytopknot)
Life does not get much better than pizza and puppies. Enjoy your favorite pie with your favorite pup at Pi-Squared, an authentic, Detroit-style pizza shop serving up both round and square pizzas as well as wings, salads, calzones, and subs. At the end of your meal even treat your little tail-wagger to a sample of their creamy frozen custard! (Suggested by Instagram user @akmccrack17)
When a place has a couple dogs “on staff,” you already know they’ll welcome your furry friend with open arms, too. RJ Rockers offers tours, tastings, and a daily “Hoppy Hour” Tuesday-Saturday. Try their famous Son of a Peach brew and tap your foot along with the live band. (Suggested by Instagram user @ailauten)
The Upstairs Bar combines so many of the great things we’ve already mentioned in this list: fantastic food, thrilling sports, and live-music all on a pet-friendly patio. Come have some good times with your good boys and girls. (Suggested by Instagram user @ailauten)
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