If you’re visiting Los Angeles, West Hollywood is the place to go. This neighborhood is super trendy with a fun nightlife, especially on Santa Monica Blvd, known as “Boys Town.” You can find LGBTQ-friendly bars, clubs and lively shops.
Don’t forget the infamous Sunset Strip with live music venues like Whiskey a Go Go, comedy clubs (Comedy Store + The Laugh Factory) and the Sunset Plaza — a shopping area with restaurants lining the sidewalk. Stroll down Sunset Plaza with your pup and grab a coffee at The Butcher, The Baker, The Cappuccino Maker with a side of people-watching.
Get ready to explore these dog-friendly spots in West Hollywood!
West Hollywood Dog Park: a well-maintained, manicured dog park with separate gated areas for small dogs and large dogs. Tip: park in the library parking structure (2 minute walk) for free one hour parking. 647 N San Vicente Blvd.
Paul Smith store: I know, I know. The iconic bubblegum pink wall is overplayed on Instagram and with bloggers but if you’re already on Melrose Ave, you can’t miss it. Take a photo with your pup against the infamous pink wall — just do it. 😉
The Henry. Beautiful dining room includes huge outdoor patio with chic vibes. New American classics like truffle fries, shrimp cocktail and braised short rib. 120 N Robertson Blvd.
Zinque. Airy, outdoor patio with a slick Parisian vibe — definitely a popular spot in Weho. They serve a nice Happy Hour menu (4 – 6:30pm) with dishes like prawn tacos, flat breads (get the mushroom gruyere) and average price for a glass of wine is about $9. The dishes we tried were decadently savory and herb-y. Just how I like it! 8684 Melrose Ave.
Gracias Madre serves vegan Mexican dishes and even if you’re not a vegetarian, this is the spot to try! Lively outdoor patio with meatless dishes that are just delicious and of course, lots of mezcals and tequilas. 8905 Melrose Ave.
Strings of Life. Right down the street, you’ll find this super cute cafe tucked away (look for their bright yellow sign!). Founded by Australians, the menu offers a hearty breakfast burrito, brekkie sandwich, fresh salads, burgers + more. 609 N W Knoll Dr.
Shake Shack. This location is one of the best — large outdoor patio and right across from Healthy Spot, if you need to stock up on poo bags! Don’t forget to order the Pooch-ini (vanilla custard and dog biscuits) for your pup. 8520 Santa Monica Blvd.
Connie & Ted’s. One of my fave restaurants. New England seafood classics like fish of the day, fish + chips, raw seafood bar and the best Manhattan chowder in town. Lots of room for your pup(s) with its huge grass-covered patio (converted from their parking lot). 8171 Santa Monica Blvd.
Mauro’s Cafe at Ron Herman. Delicious Italian food served in a huge outdoor area (you can choose the shaded patio or the “garden” — their parking lot with cute tables and umbrellas) for lunch and shopping next door. My favorite dish is the spaghetti marinara and ask them to mix in some broccoli, spinach and peas — a delicious way to get your greens! 🙂 8112 Melrose Ave.
Bacari on 3rd. Walk through a small, cave-like entrance and find yourself at this hidden gem. Feels like a cozy Italian backyard with delicious share plates. 8030 W 3rd St #3/4.
Conservatory. Head to the trendy little cafe for a latte and fresh dishes like salads, breakfast burritos + fish tacos or the restaurant for dinner in the beautiful dog-friendly outdoor patio. 8289 Santa Monica Blvd.
Eveleigh features farm-to-table comfort food and an enchanting outdoor patio. The pups felt right at home on their beautiful covered patio. 8752 Sunset Blvd.
GBK Shop at La Peer Hotel: check out this unique concept store at the Kimpton La Peer hotel (which is dog-friendly, of course — no additional fee for pets). GBK specialize in gifting suites for the Oscars + other prominent awards shows, so you’ll find the hottest must-have products in this store, including a pet goods section!
Vanderpump Dogs: opened by Lisa Vanderpump and her family, this elegant dog boutique offers grooming, trendy dog toys + dog clothes and adoptable puppies! Feel good knowing that all profits support dog rescue efforts. 8134 W 3rd St.
Healthy Spot. Clean facility on Santa Monica Blvd offering retail, grooming, day care, obedience classes + more! 8525 Santa Monica Blvd.
Urban Pet. Shop this zen-like space with all grain-free foods and a huge selection of toys (the largest collection of cat toys in the city). 7515 Beverly Blvd.
Tailwaggers. “Holistic. Healthy. Happy.” is their motto! 801 N Fairfax Ave. (1 of 3 locations!)
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Ron Herman. California lifestyle boutique offers exclusive women’s + men’s clothing, shoes, accessories and chic home goods. I’ve even spotted dog accessories here! 8100 Melrose Ave.
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1 Hotel. Located on the Sunset Strip, 1 Hotel is a luxury hotel all about organic, earthy interior and eco-friendly features. Walk down the striking staircase to an equally stunning lobby. I love coming here for lunch at 1 Kitchen and soak up all the interior inspo. Up to two pets allowed with no additional fee!
Mondrian. Newly renovated, the Mondrian is chic, glam and a staple on the Sunset Strip. Perfect spot for socializing. Check out the infamous Skybar and pool. One pet up t0 20 lbs for $100 per stay.
Kimpton La Peer. Although it’s a Kimpton hotel, La Peer Hotel definitely has it’s own chic boutique-like feel. Located right off Melrose Ave in the Design District, you’ll find beautiful decor, lots of art and a very “if you know, you know” vibe here. No additional fee for pets!
Edition. Designed by Ian Schrager, expect nothing less but luxe contemporary digs and sexy, design-forward rooms. All rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, Le Labo toiletries and plush, white bedding. Up to two dogs 100 lbs or less for an additional fee of $150 per stay.
The Pendry. Sophisticated glamour on the Sunset Strip with beautiful views of the city and a chic rooftop pool. There’s even a bowling alley! Up to two dogs for an additional fee of $150 per stay.