Ohio City is hands down the most dog friendly neighborhood in Cleveland. There’s more dog friendly bars and patios there than any other area in Cleveland. Hunter and I recently tried out a new spot, Townhall, to see how it compared to other local dog friendly spots in the area.
Townhall is a newer addition to the Ohio City scene, featuring a restaurant/bar on one side and a fast-casual café and juice bar on the other side. In addition to an impressive beer selection, they also serve a number of vegan and healthy food options.
The large patio is out back and has its own entrance so you can enter with your pet from the outside. The patio tends to get very crowded on weekends, so if you do plan to come with your dog you will want to come early (dogs aren’t allowed on late night weekends anyways). In addition to some tall tables with umbrellas, there’s some cabana-style tables on one side of the patio. It’s a good looking patio, so Hunter and I were excited to check it out.
My only complaint about the patio is that there wasn’t really an easy place to hook up the dogs. The tall tables and chairs aren’t ideal for a dog friendly patio. They do provide water bowls for all their dog visitors, so that is a nice dog-friendly touch I always appreciate!
For some reason Hunter wasn’t on his best behavior on this patio outing. There weren’t any other dogs there, but there was something going on in the next parking lot over that he felt the need to bark at periodically. When you have a fairly reactive dog like Hunter, it’s bound to happen sometimes. If you feel at all that your dog is bothering those around you, it’s best to take action. My advice is to remove the dog from the patio and take him on a quick walk until he gets it out of his system.
The Verdict: It’s definitely a fun patio and I felt like everyone was comfortable with dogs being there, but I don’t think it’s a patio I’d take Hunter to very often. The combination of the tall tables and the tendency of the patio to get really crowded ranks this spot a little lower on my dog friendly patio list. The food and drinks are good though, so if you haven’t been and want to take your dog out, it’s not a bad option.
1909 W. 25th St., Ohio City
Dogs are allowed on the patio every day of the week (not late nights)
Mon – Fri: 11:00 am – 2:30 am
Sat – Sun: 10:00 am – 2:30 am