The environmentally friendly choice is always to walk, and in Lansdale Borough you can go to several places within reasonable walking distance, while supporting local small business. But why exclude your furry family member in these family excursions? Featured below are several suggestions I recieved from the Citizens for the Revitalization of Lansdale Facebook group when I asked: “What places in our town and surrounding areas welcome dogs?”
Places to eat and drink
Round Guys Brewery: Grab a locally brewed IPA beer, eat brunch, lunch or dinner with a pub style menu. Open 7 days per week, and with outside seating - your dog is welcome to partake in all that is the heart of Lansdale Borough eating.
Blueprint Brewery: Harleysville’s first brewery, offers gluten free and gluten full beer. Dogs are permitted INSIDE the brewery, so head over to Gehman Road and find them in the industrial complex near Christopher Dock, technically Towamencin area.
Well Crafted Brewery: Located by the Lansdale Train Station, this brewery allows you to sip your locally brewed beer outside at tables with your pup.
Lansdale Tavern: Another restaurant offering food and drinks, with tables outside where your sweet friend is welcome to join you.
Stove and Tap: Also featuring outside, middle-of-town seating, the rustic, american style menu features locally sourced ingredients brunch through dinner. Family friendly, there’s a menu for kids, and one for adulty drinks. Their menu appears to feature simplified, whole food ingredients - perfect for someone like myself who can barely eat out due to autoimmune dietary restrictions…
Main Freeze: This walk-up ice cream shop on Main Street in Lansdale is family owned. A perfect spot to walk to with your dog, they serve real Italian water ice in addition to the regular hard and soft ice creams, sundaes, and shakes.
Iron Hill Brewery: This one is in North Wales, and features plain burgers and water bowls for Fido to enjoy while you enjoy seasonal food and drinks.
The Green Fork: Also located in North Wales, and admittedly my personal favorite restraunt in the area because they cater so willingly to my autoimmune diet restrictions. This place has it all, from locally sourced breakfast to lunch, and on some days, dinner as well. Ingredients are all whole foods based, and they have a huge variety of gluten, dairy, and soy free dishes. I had no idea, before I asked, but they also have a doggie-friendly menu!! Extra bonus: half the proceeds of this menu are donated to local dog rescue. You and your dog can be seated at their outside patio, and eat healthy, meals featuring from-scratch, local ingredients and feel good about helping rescue pets, too!
Boardroom Spirits: This local to Lansdale borough distillery offers vodka, rum, and gin. They even have carrot spirits, and beet spirits. Their tasting room is open Thursday through Sunday, and they welcome you to bring your dog, too. Both indoors and outdoors, year-round, you can sip a fantastic cocktail at a meetup with your local dog club, or just bring your best bud on a date and celebrate all that is booze and dog. (Head on over and see the lit bottles we donated from our Etsy shop when they first moved in!!)
Comic Zen: Known to have treats for your buddy at the counter! 80’s music helps encourage the vibe, which is a momentary escape from reality.
Scent and Sip: DIY with your dog! Yes, that’s right, dogs are welcome. Scent and Sip offers 25+ items you can custom scent while you BYOB for a fun experience. This would make an awesome fundraising event for a local rescue, too.
Liberty Vapor: Do you vape? Feel like taking a walk to pick up a new flavor? Your furry friend is welcome to join you.
Lori Dudley Wellness, LLC: Need a massage? Head over to relax and unwind with your canine companion. Lori welcomes you to relieve stress and tension, while inviting you to bring your dog with you as well.
Love Obsessed: This gorgeous boutique is coming soon, to Lansdale and will be located on the same block as Stove and Tap. With cute, fashionable clothing, and gifty items like fall scented candles, you can have a lunch date with Poochie, and then go shopping at this dog-friendly shop nearby.
Dog friendly events
Lansdale Farmer’s Market: Super dog friendly, every Saturday from 9-1, May 19-November 17. You can buy produce, dog treats, handmade teas and bakery items, fresh lemonade, dumplings, guacamole and more. Occasionally, local dog and cat rescues attend with adoptable pets. Everyone that’s there will stop you to pet your dog, though. Haha!
First Friday: There are typically some vendor tables, children’s activities, food trucks and sometimes dog treat vendors as well. Family friendly, always fun themed, and happily dog friendly as well…stop at any of the establishments listed above while you’re there. When: Fridays, May 4, June 1, July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7, 6-9 pm
Lansdale Day: Occurs on Main Street the first Saturday of June, annually. The event is hosted by the local Rotary Club of North Penn as a fundraiser to be able to give all proceeds back to local charitable and non-profit organizations. There’s something for everyone at the tons of vendor tables that line the streets from local honey, to dog treats and home decor. It’s a fun for everyone event, celebrating our town and it’s 100% dog friendly, even featuring a Pet Alley. Many vendors even put out bowls of water for visiting dogs.
Founders Day: There is literally so much to do on Founder’s Day, you have to pick and choose which parts of it to attend. This celebration is dog friendly and lasts the entire day. There are numerous vendors from local businesses including a health and wellness fair, lots of freebies, a festival of the arts, cemetery tour, celebration of our hometown heroes, excursion trains, various historical tours, beer garden, food festival, and the list goes on…ending with a beautiful fireworks display. Almost all of the activities that occur outside are dog friendly.
Events at White’s Road Park: Bring a blanket or canvas chair, kick back on the park lawn, and enjoy the evening air filled with some of the top talent around. Sponsored by the Lansdale Parks and Recreation Department, dogs are always welcome to attend almost any event at the park. When: Tuesday evenings, May 22 through Aug. 21, 7 pm.
The Car Show Must Go On: Benefiting Discover Lansdale's restoration efforts at the historic stone Freight House, the car show welcomes you and your dog to enjoy hundreds of show level vehicles from the vintage classics to the american muscle cars we all know and love.
Lansdale Bike Night: One of the largest one-night bike events in the country, Bike Night is a huge motorcycle show packed with merchandise, music and refreshments alongside some gorgeous machines. Bring your dog, grab a bite to eat, and admire some of the most beautifully maintained motorcycles in the area. Sponsored by the Blue Comet Motorcycle Club.
Cruise Night: Bring your dog along for this fun ride, which is more of a parade of locals, literally cruising a specific route.
Mardi Gras Parade: Lansdale is weird and has it in November. I don’t know why but the parade and floats are fun for all in your family to attend, including your dog. Santa arrives during this annual celebration.