Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill 
303 Red River Street
Austin, TX

When the flea collar is itchy and the other dogs play too rough at West Austin Park, take your pup back to simpler times at Moonshine. This historical grill has been serving up classic American comfort food for more than 150 years, and it has a large, dog friendly patio to boot. The warm popcorn tides you over before your meal, goes great with a cocktail, and makes bread look like the pre-meal snack of suckers. Slip a kernel or two to your dog under the table and he or she will sit, jump, and roll over without you having to ask.

Speaking of dogs, the corndog shrimp is a must-try at Moonshine, served with a honey mustard and blueberry swirl sauce. Our recommendation: order the super tasty campfire baby back ribs and pack those tasty bones up in a ziplock bag for the old pooch to snack on at home. Moonshine has an impressive selection of whiskey and bourbon, uses local meats and produce, and is 90% waste-free—making it a perfect symbol for Austin’s devotion to tradition and social consciousness. Life is good for you and your dog at Moonshine Austin.

Kelsey McLaughlin

Kelsey McLaughlin is a Brooklyn-based comedian living life like a poor woman's Carrie Bradshaw, haunting coffee shops and dog parks with her Terrier-Shepard rescue named Moneypenny. Her work has been featured on Comedy Central, HelloGiggles, and more. Follow her on Twitter, @kelseyNOTgramer, or Instagram, @kelseynotgrammer (mostly dog pics).