8 Awesome Pet Friendly Spots in Tampa, Florida

I feel so lucky to be living in Tampa, Florida with all the pet-friendly locations in this city. Kuma, my sassy corgi, is my best friend and I like to take her everywhere with me if I can. Thankfully, Tampa has numerous pet-friendly spots and these are my favorite places I like to take her with me:

1 | Hyde Park Village

Almost every retail store and restaurant at Hyde Park Village is pet friendly. It's so fun shopping with Kuma at West Elm or Lululemon. Kuma also loves all the attention and treats she gets from the shoppers and shop owners.

LOCATION: 744 South Village Circle, Tampa, FL

Having the best time shopping with my best friend, Kuma, at Hyde Park Village

Having the best time shopping with my best friend, Kuma, at Hyde Park Village

2 | Ella's Cafe

Ella's has a great outdoor patio seating area for their customers and pets. They even have a hook at each booth to hold your dog's leash while you enjoy eating their delicious Southern comfort food. Kuma also loves the leftovers we give her.

LOCATION: 5119 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL

Wonderful outdoor seating area at Ella's Cafe

Wonderful outdoor seating area at Ella's Cafe

Kuma helping me choose what to eat off the menu at Ella's Cafe

Kuma helping me choose what to eat off the menu at Ella's Cafe

Kuma gets lots of attention at Ella's Cafe

Kuma gets lots of attention at Ella's Cafe

3 | Revolution Ice Cream

This place has the most amazing homemade ice cream and they have fun flavors like Eurotrash, Matt's Fatty Rolls and Grandma's Oreo. Kuma loves to get our share of the ice cream too, of course.

LOCATION: 6701 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL

Lots of fun flavors at Revolution Ice Cream

Lots of fun flavors at Revolution Ice Cream

Gimme Gimme Gimme

Gimme Gimme Gimme

Sure Kuma, you can have some of my ice cream

Sure Kuma, you can have some of my ice cream

4 | Ginger Beard Coffee

This coffee shop is very welcoming when it comes to your furry friends. Every time we visit, we see many owners happily enjoying their time with their dogs at the pet-friendly coffee shop. Ginger Beard Coffee has a great vibe and offers nitrogen-infused cold coffee brews on tap with interesting flavors.

LOCATION: 1208 E Kennedy Blvd, Ste 112, Tampa, FL

Delicius nitrogen coffee at Ginger Beard Coffee

Delicius nitrogen coffee at Ginger Beard Coffee

Kuma sitting comfortably at Ginger Beard Coffee

Kuma sitting comfortably at Ginger Beard Coffee

Plenty of seating at Ginger Beard Coffee

Plenty of seating at Ginger Beard Coffee

5 | Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and the Riverwalk

If you love to take long walks with your pup, Curtis Hixon Park is the perfect place. You can walk along Hillsborough River on  the Riverwalk with gorgeous views of the Tampa skyline. There's also a dog park with fun little obstacles and you can enjoy brunch outdoors at Sono Cafe, part of Tampa Museum of Art.

LOCATION: 600 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL

Kuma loves long walks at Curtis Hixon Park

Kuma loves long walks at Curtis Hixon Park

Relaxing in the nice grassy area of Curtis Hixon Park

Relaxing in the nice grassy area of Curtis Hixon Park

6 | Tampa Bay Brewing Company

If you love to enjoy beer while hanging out with your pup, Tampa Bay Brewing Company is an excellent location in Ybor City. They have a nice outdoor bar and open-air patio seating. Your dog can people watch the streets of Ybor while you enjoy your handcrafted beer.

LOCATION: 1600 E 9th Ave, Tampa, FL

Perfect outdoor area at Tampa Bay Brewing Company in Ybor City

Perfect outdoor area at Tampa Bay Brewing Company in Ybor City

Ready for Candy to drop some food

Ready for Candy to drop some food

People watching the streets of Ybor

People watching the streets of Ybor

7 | Sail Pavilion

Located in downtown Tampa, Sail Pavilion is Tampa's only 360 degree waterfront bar.  You'll see locals and tourists frequent this place as it is the perfect place to watch the sunset as you sip on your cocktail. The friendly servers bring a water bowl for your pup and you can have a great time with fellow dog owners and their pups. 

LOCATION: 333 S Franklin St, Tampa, FL

They provide dog bowls, but Kuma prefers cups at The Sail Pavilion

They provide dog bowls, but Kuma prefers cups at The Sail Pavilion

Kuma always looks so much happier with her auntie than her mommy

Kuma always looks so much happier with her auntie than her mommy

8 | Bo's Ice Cream

Bo's Ice Cream has been a Tampa favorite for over 60 years. Kuma especially loves Bo's because they make a cup of ice cream just for dogs with cute little mini bones. The humans can try the popular upside down banana split with vanilla & chocolate ice cream, strawberries, pineapples, bananas, nuts, whipped cream and cherry... and I think that's it. You can order through their drive-thru or enjoy the ice cream outdoors at their tables.

LOCATION: 7101 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL

Special ice cream treat just for your pups at Bo's Ice Cream

Special ice cream treat just for your pups at Bo's Ice Cream

Kuma dug right into the ice cream

Kuma dug right into the ice cream

Someone really enjoyed Bo's  ice cream

Someone really enjoyed Bo's  ice cream

PET-FRIENDLY TAMPA HOTELS

Le Meridien Tampa - check out our review HERE
601 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL

Aloft Tampa Downtown - check out our review HERE
100 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL

Hope you have a wonderful time with your furry friend at these awesome locations!

XO, Crystal

Camera equipment used: Canon 5D Mark III, Sony a7S II, Canon EF 50mm f/1.4Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4, GoPro HERO5 Black