Who doesn’t love hanging out with their pup? When you choose to call Cielo home, you won’t have to worry about leaving your furry friend behind while you enjoy a night out on the town. For our residents at our apartments in South Charlotte, there are so many places to dine, drink, and play with your four-legged friend. Beers, great food, and gorgeous nature-scapes can all be enjoyed with your dog when you live at Cielo. Here’s a closer look at just some of the pet-friendly activities, restaurants, and bars nearby.
Restaurants and Bars
Lucky Dog Bark & Brew – 15-minute drive
Grab the leash, hop in the car, and drive north to Lucky Dog Bark & Brew. If there was ever heaven on earth, it’s here. Lucky Dog offers an indoor and outdoor dog park with a sports bar – so, everyone gets to play! In addition to the parks, they also offer doggy daycare, boarding, and grooming as well. Start an account, make table reservations, book dog services, and more on their website.
Canine Cafe – 10-minute drive
Only ten minutes north of our Park Road apartments in Canine Cafe – another slice of doggy heaven. This is the perfect place to take your pup when you really want to spoil them. They have dog supplies, toys, food, and accessories as well as a DIY dog spa. The real icing on the cake, however, is their on-site dog bakery where you can treat your pooch to healthy (and adorable!) treats and cakes. Visit their website for hours and more information.
Angry Ale’s – 4-minute drive or 11-minute walk
Lunch, dinner, happy hour, and trivia – all with your dog. You can make this happy at Angry Ale’s. Not only are they host of Charlotte’s longest-running trivia night, but they also show all the games you want to see (specifically Appalachian State, Tennessee Volunteers, Green Bay Packers, and (of course) Panthers football). It’s by far the coolest go-to spot in the neighborhood where you can hang with your best friends – even ones with fur. Head to their website for all the details.
Brazwells Pub – 4-minute drive or 13-minute walk
“Serving great food and good times since 1969,” is what Brazwells Pub boasts on their website. Their chef-driven menu features wings, burgers, wraps, salads, and more. Enjoy some great food on the patio with your dog while you also take advantage of their daily drink specials like $2 mimosas, $3.50 drafts, and half-priced cocktails. They also host trivia every Wednesday night. Check out their website for the full menu and the daily list of specials.
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery – 8-minute drive
If you’re a beer garden fan, The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery is the perfect spot to enjoy a brew with your fur baby. Featuring the area’s largest beer garden (dog-friendly!), you and your friends can enjoy award-winning beers in a beautiful park-like setting. Not only that, but you can dine on some German favorites like pretzels, sausage, and schnitzel or opt for something else like a burger, brisket sandwich, or pizza. Head to the website to see the full menu, learn more about the beer, and make reservations.
Park Road Park – 4-minute drive or 20-minute walk
For residents of our South Charlotte apartments, accessing nature with your dog doesn’t get more convenient than Park Road Park. The 72-acre park features walking trails and an 11-acre lake with a pier. Be sure to keep your pup on a leash.
US National Whitewater Center – 25-minute drive
The US National Whitewater Center is a sanctuary for all nature lovers – especially if they happen to be a dog owner. With over 1,300-acres, the facility is designed as an outdoor center offering over 30 recreational activities. With over 50 miles of trails, you and your dog can spend hours exploring the property and getting some fresh air. If you happen to visit without your dog, other activities include ziplining, rafting, mountain biking, a ropes course, and more. Visit their website for admission prices, hours, and more information.
Crowders Mountain State Park – 35-minute drive
Crowders Mountain State Park is the perfect place to spend the day (or the weekend) with your favorite people and your furry companion. Visitors can experience challenging hikes, towering cliffs, and 25-mile views. You’ll find 11 trails in total ranging in difficulty from easy to strenuous as well as in length. If you feel like staying the night, prepare that backpack and feel free to camp. Learn more about fees, trails, camping, and more at the park’s website.
McDowell Nature Center and Preserve – 20-minute drive
With over 7 miles of trails, the McDowell Nature Preserve is a great getaway to explore a variety of terrain with scenic views of Lake Wylie, forests, streams, and a piedmont prairie restoration area. Keep your eye out for the 119 species of birds, 21 species of mammals, 21 species of reptiles, and 14 species of amphibians. Just be sure to keep your dog on a 6-foot or shorter leash. Visit the website for more details.
The best places to hangout with your pup near out Cielo apartments
There’s always something to do in Charlotte and so many places are pet-friendly. Thankfully, many of those are within a short distance of Cielo. Stop by our South Charlotte apartments with your pup today and see why it’s the perfect place to call home.