Eat, explore, & play with your pup at these dog-friendly places near our Uptown Dallas apartments

At our Uptown Dallas apartments, we love all of our four-legged residents. And thankfully, so do so many other businesses and places around the neighborhood! Feeling like drinking a beer or eating out with your pup? You can do that. How about getting some fresh air pumping in those lungs? That’s nearby too. And if you feel like spoiling and pampering your dog? We know a place that would happily spruce them up.

If you’re a dog owner at L2 Uptown, you’ll be happy to know that there are so many places to go to and activities to do that are all pet-friendly and located just a short drive or walk away. Here’s just a few of them.

Restaurants and Bars

Mutts Canine Cantina – Literally steps from our apartments in Uptown Dallas is a haven for both you and your pooch – Mutts Canine Cantina. Mutts is both an off-leash dog park and a cantina, what more could you really ask for? Let your dog run wild and free while you kick back and enjoy a beer and burger with your friends. View hours, membership pricing, and more on their website.

The Rustic – Sip on a cold, local craft beer while enjoying a sprawling backyard patio at The Rustic. Not to mention, everything on their menu is locally-sourced, from the seafood to the meat and the dairy to the produce. It’s the perfect place to end a long day with the incredible company of your furry best friend. Visit their website for live music schedules, menus, and more.

Uptown Pub Dallas – Ten draft beers on tap, the best burgers in Dallas, and a giant outdoor patio are what you’ll find when you visit Uptown Pub Dallas. And, of course, their patio is very pet-friendly. Their elevated pub menu features items like Southwestern egg rolls, gourmet grilled cheese, cheeseburgers, and a lot more. Visit their website for all the details.

Katy Trail Ice House – Located in the heart of Uptown, just one mile away from our Uptown Dallas apartments is the Katy Trail Ice House. The Austin-style beer garden and restaurant has been awarded the best patio in Dallas for good reason. Stop by and enjoy an icy cold brew while sampling their BBQ dishes, burgers, or taco plate. View all of their menus on their website.

Get Outside

Katy Trail – Once an abandoned railroad line, the popular Katy Trail brings in over one million visitors a year. You and your pup will love exploring the well-maintained paths and beautiful scenery of the city. The linear 3.5-mile long trail can be accessed less than a mile away from L2 Uptown. Visit the website for more trail info.

Turtle Creek Park – Previously called Oak Lawn Park, Turtle Creek Park is the perfect destination for a casual stroll with your dog. Walk the Turtle Creek Trail or simply explore the beautiful grounds and gardens of the 20-acre park. Learn more about Turtle Creek Park at their website.

Grooming and Care

Ruffit – Boarding, bathing, and playing are all under one roof at Ruffit. Whether you’re going away for a weekend and can’t bring your best friend or maybe you just need to drop them off for the day, Ruffit is here to take care of your pup the same way you would. If you want, they’ll even bathe and groom your dog while you’re away. View a list of all of their services and pricing on their website.

Uptown PupUptown Pup is your one-stop-shop for dog food, treats, accessories, toys, supplements, and self-wash bathing. Located less than one mile from our Uptown Dallas apartments, Uptown Pup also has a dog yard where you can let your fur baby play – offering daily passes and yearly memberships. Learn more about all of their services on their website.

Urban Dogg – Another pet store where you can find all of the essentials is Urban Dogg. However, in addition to selling food, supplements, treats, and toys, they also offer a full-service dog wash and grooming salon to make sure your pup is looking and smelling their best. Visit their website for all the details.


You and your dog will absolutely love living in our Uptown Dallas apartments. With so many places to go and things to do, you’ll never need to leave your best friend behind. Stop by and tour our beautiful floorplans at L2 Uptown today.

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