More and more these days dog owners are bringing their tail-wagging friends along with them wherever they go, and many businesses in the Columbus area have leaned into this trend, welcoming dog lovers and their pups with open arms. Local restaurants, breweries, and bars have all gotten in on the action, with some going as far as having dog-related special events or even having special menu items specifically for our four-legged friends. At Fairway Lakes you and your doggo won’t have to worry about FOMO because surrounding our apartments in Westerville is a wealth of dog-friendly establishments that you and your pup can enjoy together.
Chow Down with Your Pup
We’ve all been there. You go to head out to dinner or just grab a quick bite, but before you close the door, you see your dog out of the corner of your eye, staring at you with the puppy dog eyes. You know the ones. An instant wave of guilt hits you and you think to yourself I wish I could bring you with me. Wish no more! Not far from our Westerville apartments are restaurants where you and your furry friends can kick back and enjoy a good meal.
Local Cantina, just 15 minutes from our Westerville apartments, is a resident favorite for an outing with your pup. Serving up their own flair of Tex-Mex cuisine along with a rotating selection of local craft beers and finely crafted spirits, Local Cantina is the perfect place to hang out with your pup and enjoy some delicious hand-crafted tacos. Local Cantina also serves brunch on the weekends, offering the perfect remedy if you’re moving a little slow after a long night.
Another great place to grab some delicious grub with your doggo is Barrel & Boar Creekside. Famous for their southern-style cuisine that pairs well with a variety of local craft beers and handcrafted cocktails they have on their menu, Barrel & Boar Creekside offers a rustic-style atmosphere with a huge dog-friendly patio. Hang out by the giant built-in fire pit and enjoy some barbeque and your favorite craft brew with your furry friend. Also make sure to check out Paws in the Plaza held each month at the Creekside Plaza. Here you and your pup can check out various pet-related booths, snag some doggie freebies, or even adopt a new furry friend from a local shelter.
Just 15-minutes from our Westerville apartments is another Fido-friendly restaurant, La Chatelaine. Providing the Columbus area with the finest authentic French cuisine since 1991, La Chatelaine openly welcomes you to enjoy artisan breads, handcrafted pastries, and delectable croissants on their gorgeous patio with your furry friend.
Dessert with Doggo
Sweet treats aren’t just for humans. Cap off a delicious dinner with your pup with a tasty frozen treat from Graeter’s Ice Cream. Since 1868 Graeter’s has been serving the highest quality handmade old-fashioned ice cream. The first Thursday of every month, Greater’s has their Dog’s Night Out, where you can bring your pup for some free frozen treats and make some new doggie friends. So, head over to the Westerville shop, just 10 minutes from our apartments in Westerville and grab a scoop of their famous black raspberry chip for you and a scoop of vanilla for your furry friend.
Whit’s Frozen Custard is another great option to satisfy you and your doggo’s sweet tooth. Located in historic Westerville, just 10 minutes Fairway Lakes, Whit’s Frozen Custard features new flavors each week and is a great place to cap off an evening stroll with your pup.
How often have you been out at a bar or brewery with friends or family and thought to yourself, You know what would make this better? Dogs! Well, you’re not the only one. In wake of the growing trend of dog owners bringing their dogs with them wherever they go, local Columbus breweries have embraced the trend, opening up their taprooms and patios to man’s best friend. Zaftig Brewing Company and Seventh Son Brewing were among the first breweries in the Columbus area to join the movement, creating their own unique dog-friendly atmospheres that make sipping on an ice-cold craft beer just that much more enjoyable.
Located just 15 minutes from our Westerville apartments, Zaftig Brewing Company has been brewing Full-Bodied, High Gravity Ales since 2013. Their taproom in Columbus features 14 rotating taps, and is overseen by their brewery cat, Hops. Although the taproom and brewery are overseen by a cat, canines are still welcome, with the brewery claiming puppies make beer even better. You and your four-legged friend can kick back on Zaftig’s spacious patio, or inside their industrial-styled taproom. With an impressive stash of board games, rotating food trucks, delicious brews, and your furry friend by your side, Zaftig’s Brewing Company offers a unique dog-friendly experience that will keep you and your pup coming back again and again.
Not to be outdone, Seventh Son Brewing also offers an awesome dog-friendly atmosphere for you and your furry friend. Also established in 2013, Seventh Son Brewing quickly became a popular Columbus craft brew spot, brewing such favorites as the crushable Assistant Branch Manager, and the ever-changing Scientist IPA, which gets its name from the brewing process in which every new batch features a different ingredient from the previous. Located in historic Italian Village just 15 minutes from our apartments in Westerville, Seventh Son Brewing features a two-story taproom, expansive dog-friendly patio, and schedule of rotating food trucks that include Columbus favorites such as Dos Hermanos. So leash up your pup and head to Seventh Son Brewing for a tasty craft brew and some quality time with doggo.
Get Outside with Your Pup
Sometimes you and your furry friend might want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and stretch your legs. Our Westerville apartments are surrounded by plenty of opportunities for you and your pup to enjoy mother nature. Blendon Woods Metro Park is a dog-friendly park right across 161 from Fairway Lakes. For a more serene setting, you and your four-legged friend can head over to Inniswood Metro Gardens and stroll among the immaculately manicured gardens. Or you can meet some fellow dog lovers and your pup can make some new friends at Brooksedge Dog Park just down the street from Fairway Lakes. Here your dog can burn some energy in the 1-acre dog park and work on their skills on the agility course, while you relax in the convenient picnic area watching your furry friend have the time of their lives.
Plenty of Dog-friendly Fun Near Our Westerville Apartments
At Fairway lakes, we know dogs are much more than pets, they’re family. Our luxury apartments in Westerville are perfect for dog owners with so many opportunities nearby to spend some quality time with your pup. Whether you want to go on a scenic hike, enjoy some handcrafted tacos, or sip on a local craft brew, you can bring your furry friend along with you to make the experience just that much more enjoyable. Visit our website today to request a tour of our Westerville apartments. Our friendly and knowledgeable associates can’t wait to show you and your dog your new home.