Is there anywhere to take your dog in downtown Los Angeles?
It may not feel like the most dog-friendly with its high-rise buildings and hustle bustle, but as DTLA is growing, it’s becoming a vivacious city with tons of things to do with your pup.
I find the hip Arts District area to be more dog-friendly, as the vibe is more chill and there is way more space. Ready to explore downtown LA with your dog?
Manuela. Walk into the beautiful Hauser & Wirth (an art gallery featuring contemporary works) and find yourself inside an open-air courtyard and restaurant/bar that is Manuela — a gem in downtown Los Angeles. 907 E 3rd St.
Wurstküche. A staple in Los Angeles serving Belgian fries and unique sausages — flavors like rattlesnake + rabbit, duck + bacon and mango jalapeno. Don’t worry, you can count on classics like bratwurst, hot Italian and chicken apple sausage. I always order the vegetarian Mexican chipotle — so satisfying, spicy and delish. Plenty of outdoor seating. 800 E 3rd St.
De La Nonna. Ambience. Decor. Pizza. Drinks. That’s all we really need, don’t we? De La Nonna means “from the Grandmother”, and you’ll feel like you’ve been whisked away to Sicily with their scrumptious square pizzas! Crispy on the bottom + edges and completely doughy + fluffy inside (like focaccia). One of my favorite pizzas ever. 710 E 4th Pl.
Bavel. One of the best upscale Middle-Eastern restaurants you can find in America with a chic outdoor patio. Make sure to reserve a table beforehand — it’s been known to be booked a month in advance! 500 Mateo St.
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La Cha Cha Cha. Delicious, modern and stylish dishes from Mexico City! Enjoy a meal with your pup on the rooftop terrace overlooking the city. 812 E 3rd St.
Check out my post: 8 Dog Friendly Restaurants in DTLA
Arts District Brewing Company: award-winning brewery with an on-site 15-barrel brewhouse! The space is expansive and plenty of room for your pup on the outdoor patio. 828 Traction Ave.
Weston met a Frenchie friend!
Arts District Dog Park. If you’re in the area and your dog needs a little socializing, check out this spot. It’s not the biggest (or prettiest) but it’s a much-needed spot for the neighborhood. Formed by LARABA and funded by donations, bring your pup on by! You do need to scan the QR code at the gate and sign up with your email (free) to get the door code. 1004 East 4th St.
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Grand Park. Los Angeles dog owners looking for a clean dog park in downtown, look no further. This gated off-leash dog park across from City Hall provides benches, a water pump and is also well-lit at night. 233-299 N Spring St.
Dog Drop is a modern and clean doggie daycare with their own line of products. They offer daycare, training and even have pop-ups for dog parents! 905 E 2nd St #110.
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Pali Wine Co: Independent family owned + operated winery with 5 tasting rooms in Southern California, including Santa Barbara, Lompoc, San Diego, Anaheim, and the newest, in the Arts District! Perfect for a glass of Pinot Noir with your pup. 811 Traction Ave Unit 1A.
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Fig at 7th: outdoor shopping center located at Figueroa + 7th St. You’ll find stores like Zara, Sephora + Victoria’s Secret. All shops are dog-friendly except Target. You’ll also find restaurants and quick food options, like Mendocino Farms), with plenty of outdoor seating. 735 S Figueroa St.
Arts District is very walkable! Weston and I walked from the Arts District Dog Park to Dog Drop and the brewery mentioned before. Along Traction Ave and on 3rd St, you’ll find Le Labo, Salt + Straw ice cream, a couple boutiques and more.
Bone Sweet Bone offers doggie daycare, grooming and is conveniently located down the street from the Arts District Dog Park. They also have dedicated parking spots and this super cool mural. 435 Molino St.
ROW DTLA is an urban enclave of creative, forward-thinking retailers, restaurants and boutiques. Think super cool Japanese pottery shops, Korean-owned brands (fashion + market goods) , pop-up shops and adorable food spots. You’ll definitely feel like an LA native! 777 S Alameda St.
Proper. Designed by internationally renowned designer Kelly Wearstler, the Proper hotel is a proper feast for the eyes. Filled with art from local artists, this is my top pick in DTLA. $50 pet fee per pet/per stay and 10% of pet fee is donated to the Best Friends Animal Society. 1100 S Broadway.
Hoxton. Right next to the Proper hotel, the Hoxton is brand new and super stylish. Creatives flock here for its rooftop pool, bustling lobby and views. Another perk? Pets stay free! 1060 S. Broadway.
Nomad. Another beautifully designed hotel in downtown! 1920s building with a sumptuous, grand lobby and gorgeous mezzanine level. Walking distance to restaurants, bars and Whole Foods. Two dogs of any size are welcome for no fee! 649 S Olive St.
Ace Hotel. Boutique hotel with an industrial, gritty touch. Albeit the small rooms + bathrooms, this is the hotel you want to be at for entertainment. The rooftop bar is always packed and they have a venue with performances and comedy shows, etc. Walking distance to the Orpheum Theatre. $25 per pet/per night. 929 S Broadway.
Hannah Zulueta says
Now I want to book a staycation in LA!! Love this article Nikki!