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A Tail-Waggin' Good Time: Best Pet-Friendly Restaurants & Bars In SoFlo

April 11, 2024

Today is National Pet Day (April 11th) - a day dedicated to our companions and to truly show them the attention they deserve. Our daily lives can be quite hectic and sometimes our pets might not get the extra time together they deserve. A good way to spend time together is to just include them in something you might already be doing, like going out to dinner. Not all restaurants allow dogs but here are a few that are dog friendly and can offer a tail-waggin’ good time for you and your furry friend.

Ocean Social by Chef Tristen Epps
It’s time to experience a tail-waggin’ good time at Ocean Social by Chef Tristen Epps, the signature restaurant at the iconic Eden Roc Miami Beach. Perfectly perched where the sea meets the sky, Ocean Social delivers soulful yet elevated coastal cuisine in an unparalleled oceanfront setting for you and your four-legged friends to enjoy. Two-legged guests can feast on the seafood-forward menu that features the freshest locally sourced ingredients and incorporates the flavors of Miami while embracing diverse Caribbean and global influences, a trademark of Chef Epps’ award-winning cuisine. The menu riffs playfully on the idea of “surf and turf” with innovative dishes that are beautiful to behold and even better to eat. For a comfortable yet upscale dinner, oceanfront lunch, and sunset cocktails, Ocean Social by Tristen Epps delivers unrivaled human and pet-friendly experiences. Ocean Social by Chef Tristen Epps is located at 4525 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida 33140 at the Eden Roc Miami Beach.

For more information, visit: Telephone: (786) 961-6043.

Magic 13 Brewing Co.
Magic 13 Brewing Co. warmly welcomes everybody including kids, adults and pets as Miami's go-to spot to enjoy sports games, craft beer, live entertainment, delectable eats and spirits made in-house. Magic 13 is a sprawling 10,000-square-foot space, brewery and entertainment hub, founded by Ricardo Romano, Richard Fayad, and brewmaster Jean Gabriel Taboada, offering a unique experience within a 350-capacity indoor-outdoor setting. Boasting a Key West-inspired patio, the venue hosts live music events, Salsa lessons, and more. Partnering with Meat n Bone Kitchen, Magic 13 serves up shareable appetizers, Buns & Buns selections, and grill specialties. With a stocked bar of Spirits and a lineup of 13 Beers, including core profiles like Islander Lager and Hazy IPA, Magic 13 Brewing Co. caters to Beer enthusiasts, foodies, and entertainment seekers alike, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all. Magic 13 Brewing Co. is located in the Little River neighborhood of Miami at 340 Northeast 61st Street, Miami, Florida 33137.

Follow all of M13’s goings-ons on Social Media at: @magic13brewing. Private event inquiries can be sent via:

Lona Cocina & Tequileria
Located on the stunning A1A strip of Fort Lauderdale Beach, Lona Cocina & Tequileria is the ultimate destination for dining and having a beverage with your four-legged friend. Situated oceanside at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, Lona’s expansive oceanside terrace and newly constructed Tequila Terrace offer two open-air, pet-friendly dining locations with pet perks including water bowls and treats. Lona is located at 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304.

For more information, visit: Telephone: (954) 245-3069. Follow on Instagram at: @lonarestaurantfll

R House Wynwood
Situated in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District, one of Miami’s most culturally dense neighborhoods, R House is a contemporary restaurant & bar heralded for its soulful dinner offerings, as well as its bustling weekend brunch and evening programming that welcome all dogs and their owners. The indoor/outdoor Wynwood destination is known best for its modern Latin American plates, extravagant drag performances, and lively atmosphere inspired by the vivacious flavors of Miami. Chef Rocco Carulli’s menu is nothing short of a love letter to Miami – mixing the flavors of the Magic City’s Latin flair, his classic culinary training, and deep experience with global cuisine. R House, located at 2727 Northwest 2nd Avenue, Miami, Florida 33127, located in Wynwood. Telephone: (305) 576-0201;

La Fuga
La Fuga, the Kimpton Shorebreak Fort Lauderdale Beach Resorts signature restaurant on the lobby level, showcases coastal Italian cuisine from Executive Chef Michael Mayer. The restaurant welcomes guests with comfortable booths and a buzzy central bar complimented perfectly by live Jazz entertainment Thursday through Saturday evenings. The menu offers a bevy of Italian favorites including salads, pastas, and entrees including plenty of seafood options. Highlights include Polpette di Vitello, Risotto Cacio e Pepe all’Osso Buco, Pesce Spada alla Siciliana and Lasagne al Forno. La Fuga also has a stellar bar program featuring classic and Innovative Cocktails, Exquisite Wine Selections, and Beer. For those who want to get an early start to their day, La Fuga offers breakfast daily as well from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Happy Hour is available daily at La Fuga from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with specially priced bites and drinks. La Fuga is located at 2900 Riomar Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304. For more information, visit: Telephone: (954) 908-7301.

Escape Rooftop Bar
Located at the Kimpton Shorebreak Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, Escape Rooftop Bar offers one of the best Intracoastal Views in the entire city. Serving sunsets daily, the west-facing rooftop is an imbibers paradise and the ideal location for stellar libations while watching the sunset. Guests can enjoy the creative new slate of craft cocktails, Rosé by the glass and bottle and local Craft Beer, and Canned Cocktails. Lunch options include: Prosciutto Bruschetta; Mussels Escabeche and Croquettes, as well as fresh salads such as a classic Caesar, Greek Quinoa, and Shrimp & Avocado. Handhelds include Falafel, Fennel Crusted Ahi Tuna, Porchetta Panini, and an Escape Burger among others. Later on the menu shifts to just tapas, perfect for a pre-dinner snack. Among Escape’s food offerings are Specialty Signature Cocktails named for their flavor profile that offer a relaxed, balanced taste of the tropics. Happy Hour is available daily at Escape Rooftop Bar from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with specially priced bites and drinks. Sunset Hour is available daily with select additional items on offer, a Special Sunset Hour Signature Cocktail as well as Rosé by the glass and bottle for the 30 minutes prior to and after sunset. Escape Rooftop Bar is located at 2900 Riomar Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304. For more information, visit: Telephone: (954) 908-7301.

Baoshi Food Hall + Bar
Baoshi, the innovative Asian food hall, bar, and market officially opened its doors to the public in late December 2023. Located in the heart of Pembroke Pines, right off bustling Pines Boulevard, Baoshi brings together a curated local Asian market with exotic snacks, candies, and sodas; five distinct food vendors including Temple Street Eatery, Gangnam Chikn, Poke OG, Gold Marquess, and Boba Street Cafe; and a Stylish Cocktail Bar and Lounge that offers an extensive list of Craft Cocktails, Japanese Whiskeys, Sakes, Draft Beers, and more – all under one roof. From the sizzling street food of Bangkok and the savory creations of Shanghai to the delicate flavors of Kyoto, the food hall is a celebration for the taste buds. Baoshi is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. The Bar is open until 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 2:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Baoshi is located at 8525 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024.

For more information, please visit: Follow along on Social Media on Instagram at: @BaoshiFoodHall.

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