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Cortie’s Corner: These are the most dog-friendly coffee shops in Phoenix

Get your next caffeine fix with your furry BFF in tow.

Finding places to take your pooch while you grab some caffeine is a cinch in Phoenix, where dog-friendly patios are a mainstay at many coffee shops. Whether you’re after a killer cold brew, a frothy latte, or a bold espresso, these spots have you covered, with the added bonus of a welcoming vibe for your canine pal. So, leash up your pup and sniff out these local coffee shops where you can sit and stay awhile with furry friends.

32 Shea


Residents of north Phoenix’s “Sheaborhood” adore the quirky 32 Shea — housed in a former drive-thru Fotomat — for its coffee drinks made with Flagstaff-based Matador beans and its puppuccino whipped cream cups for their four-legged friends, available on request. It also boasts a dog-friendly grassy area with a mini fire hydrant that dispenses fresh water. All drive-thru customers get a free dog treat, and 32 Shea is beloved among animal lovers for partnering with local rescue groups on adoptions. It also serves food and alcohol and has a popular happy hour.

Bottle & Bean


Coffee shop and wine bar Bottle & Bean in south Chandler’s darling “downtown Ocotillo” has a huge patch of real grass where furry friends can relax. This, along with patios on two sides, would make it a great destination even if it didn’t also give gratis puppuccino cups topped with dog treat crumbles. Those with two legs can enjoy specialty espresso and chai drinks along with a concise menu of breakfast and lunch items and various pastries — or a charcuterie and cheese board and glass of vino, if you’re inclined.

Coffee Rush

Chandler and Gilbert

Waterfront seating isn’t the norm in the landlocked Valley of the Sun, but the patio behind the strip center at Coffee Rush’s Chandler location overlooks a lovely community lake, making it a scenic oasis for well-mannered, leashed dogs and their people. Various international beans and blends are the basis for an extensive menu of coffee drinks, and they offer a generous lineup of regular and sugar-free syrups for coffees and Italian sodas. Its Gilbert location on Baseline doesn’t allow dogs, but the Gilbert store at Val Vista and Elliot does, and it’s only 3.5 miles from Cosmo Dog Park.

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Echo Coffee

Phoenix and Scottsdale

Since 2021, Echo Coffee has donated one percent of its sales to the Arizona Humane Society, and its original Scottsdale location has a patio with shaded tables and gives out free dog treats. It also sells bags of high-quality beans with the likenesses of Echo founder Rob Rigolfi Jr.’s dogs: Diesel, Chunky, Peggy, and Luna. So it’s no surprise that when AHS opened a new campus at Phoenix’s Papago Park in 2023, Echo was tapped to become its corporate partner and set up an indoor cafe (sorry, no doggos allowed at this outpost because it’s fully indoors).

Hair of the Dog


It’s more of a craft beer and wine bar than a coffee shop, but Hair of the Dog deserves a wag because it lets dogs lounge with their people indoors — an important perk when it hits triple digits. How is this possible? There’s no kitchen. But they host rotating food trucks, they sell packaged snacks for humans and locally made dog treats, and they serve espresso drinks made with beans by another local favorite, The Buzzed Goat, if you want a booze-free outing with your pooch.

Mis Raices


This Latina-owned coffee shop is renowned for its lip-smacking sweet drinks inspired by Mexican dessert flavors such as cajeta, flan, and horchata, and it’s ideally located in the hip, dog-loving Historic Grand Avenue arts district. Mis Raices shares a large, shaded patio with other businesses and gives out pup cups of whipped cream. Smoothies, pastries, and other light bites are on the menu, too. Pro tip: Pop in for a pick-me-up before heading to First Fridays or prior to an evening hang-out because it closes at 4:30 p.m. on weekdays (and 4 on weekends).

Pug Sitting Outside of a Coffee Shop
We’re having coffee with Cortie, Cortland’s adorable spokespug!

Pair Cupworks


Although this shop is a kiosk tucked inside the behemoth Bouldering Project gym, non-members are welcome to wander in for an award-winning brew. The roastery is renowned for its quality beans, which it sells wholesale throughout the U.S. and in Europe and Asia. While sipping a latte, customers can enjoy the gigantic, shaded turf courtyard with Adirondack chairs so your Labradoodle can linger while you catch up on your laptop. Lawn games and hammocks are available, too. Pair Cupworks has locations in Mesa and Gilbert as well.

Songbird Coffee & Tea House


Nestled among all of the tall, shiny new apartments and other modern developments in the Roosevelt Row Arts District is Songbird Coffee & Tea House, a cute-as-a-button coffee shop in a charming, historic 1904 home. Their espresso, pour-over, and cold brew java drinks begin with beans from Tempe-based Cortez Coffee Roasters, which you can enjoy with a pastry or breakfast sandwich. Bring your pup and hang out on the inviting, greenery-ensconced patio or big, grassy front yard with picnic tables and Adirondack chairs. 

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A lively Cinco de Mayo celebration with a crowd of people under a canopy of colorful paper lanterns.

Where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Dallas

Check out one or more of these fun local fiestas this weekend.

Dallasites go hard for Cinco De Mayo. With several Mexican, Tex-Mex, and Latin restaurants in the city, as well as many places to dance, this year will certainly be a fiesta. We’ve put together a handy guide, featuring our top picks for celebrating Cinco De Mayo in Dallas. All throughout Dallas-Fort Worth, many hot spots will offer food and drink specials, live musical performances, and more. So grab your friends, hit the town, and celebrate the culture that continues to shape the great state of Texas.


4931 W. Lovers Lane (Dallas)

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Enjoy some of the best Latin cuisine in the city, prepared by the legendary Anastacia Quiñones-Pittman. Plus, check out the pop-up market, featuring goodies from local Hispanic and Latinx-owned businesses. Cookies by Chrysta, YuYu Cultural, Julz Boutique, Colibrì Panadería, El Mero Mero Elotero are just some of the vendors who will be in attendance. Los Gran Reyes will also deliver a musical performance.

El Chico

503 Interstate 30 (Rockwall)

May 4 and 5, all weekend long

Food always tastes better when shared with friends. At El Chico in Rockwall, guests can order a hearty platter of Mexican favorites – including chicken and steak fajita nachos, steak tacos al carbon, steak quesadillas, chicken Cascabel tacos, and guacamole – for only $19.99. El Chico will also offer drink specials, including the Raspberry ‘Rita and Mama’s Sangria Swirl, each for $7.50.

La Neta Cocina y Lounge 

2525 Elm St #175 (Dallas)

Noon to 5 p.m.

¡Vamos a tomar! The Hub’s Latin hot spot is offering some pretty sweet drink specials, including bottomless mimosas, margaritas, and Micheladas for $25. Guests can also look forward to $5 Mexican tea shots and $7 Patron margaritas.

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Henry’s Majestic

2303 Pittman St. (Dallas)

All day specials

In its new Oak Cliff location, Henry’s Majestic will offer an assortment of treats. Cool off with some boozy watermelon tajin pops for $5. Or, sip on a frozen Illegal hibiscus paloma or a Cazadores mangonada, each for only $10. Plus, Ryan Berg, who previously appeared on The Voice, will be performing two sets (noon to 3 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m.).

Mexican Bar Co.

6121 West Park Boulevard Ste RS-10 (Plano)

All day

Groove to the sounds of Mexico at Willow Bend’s hottest restaurant, Mexican Bar Co. Mariachi Quetzal will create that Latin ambiance, and a DJ will carry the beats into the late night.

Chido Taco Lounge 

6959 Lebanon Rd #123 (Frisco)

All day

Every hour is happy hour at Chido Taco Lounge, Frisco’s hottest new taqueria. This Cinco De Mayo, Chido will offer happy hour pricing all day. Specials include $5 house margaritas and a $9 top-shelf margarita, plus $5 Tepache beer and $7 Angelisco tequila pours. In addition to drinks, guests can enjoy queso and guacamole, each for only $5.

HG Supply Co.

2008 Greenville Ave (Dallas)

1621 River Run #176 (Fort Worth)

SH, 2980, TX-114 Frontage Rd (Trophy Club)

May 4, 7 p.m. to close; May 5, all day

All weekend long, HG Supply Co. is the place to be for Cinco de Mayo celebrations in DFW as they host Cinco De Derby. On Derby Day (May 4), beginning at 7 p.m., HG Supply Co. will offer specials on their Tres Generaciones top-shelf margarita, Tres Generaciones paloma, Cazadores ranch water, Cazadores margarita, and Modelo on draft. These specials will carry into Cinco De Mayo, during which the day will be stacked with piñatas and raffles, a live DJ, and cochinita pibil tacos and redfish tacos available for order on the rooftop.

Grandscape Texas

5752 Grandscape Blvd (The Colony)

6 to 9 p.m.

¡Vamos a bailar! Head over to The Colony’s hottest nightlife destination for an evening of dance and music. Move to the music of a Mariachi Band, then take in the amazement of a ballet folklorico performance. Close out the evening grooving to the sounds of a Latin party band.


1519 Main St. (Dallas)

Noon to late

Downtown Dallas’ Mexican favorite is taking to la calle, as UnoMas throws a traditional street festival. Over the course of the day, those downtown can look forward to mariachi bands, dancing, food and drink specials, face painting, and giveaways. And you’d better have your good shoes on because festivities continue all throughout the night.

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Where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Atlanta

A roundup of local restaurants, bars, and community events going all out for the Cinco de Mayo holiday.

With warmer weather finally here, it’s time to explore the vibrant array of Cinco de Mayo events in Atlanta. From tequila tastings to floral workshops, lively taproom parties, and charitable festivities, there’s no shortage of ways to honor Mexican heritage this weekend. Whether you’re craving margaritas and mariachi music or feeling eager to unleash your creativity, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So grab your sombrero and get ready to dive into a whirlwind of fiestas and fun as we uncover the top spots to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Atlanta this year.

Tequila Fest 

Where: Atlantic Station

When: Saturday, May 4

Time: 3 p.m.-10 p.m.

Get ready to raise your glasses and celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Tequila Fest, the ultimate day party experience for tequila enthusiasts in Atlanta! This year’s edition promises to be bigger and better than ever, featuring complimentary BBQ chicken and jerk chicken to tantalize your taste buds. A few of America’s top DJs will be spinning hits to keep you dancing from start to finish. Remember, this event is strictly for those 21 and older, and tickets must be purchased in advance as no sales will be available at the door. Come rain or shine, Tequila Fest guarantees a fiesta you won’t want to miss!

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Cinco de Mayo Floral Workshop and Brunch

Where: Deep Roots Roswell

When: Saturday, May 4

Time: 11 a.m.

Looking for something a little different to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Grab a ticket to Deep Roots Roswell’s Floral Workshop and Brunch. Immerse yourself in the art of floral arranging while savoring a sumptuous brunch spread. For just $100, your ticket includes both the workshop and brunch, ensuring a memorable celebration surrounded by vibrant blooms, delicious flavors, and wonderful company. Hosted by Stems On The Move and featuring a mouthwatering brunch courtesy of Mission Bakery, along with a special mimosa offer from Deep Roots, this event promises a delightful fusion of creativity and culinary delights. Secure your ticket today to join in on the floral fun!

Cinco de Drinko

Where: Underground Atlanta

When: Saturday, May 4

Time: Noon-8 p.m.

Experience an electric atmosphere at Underground Atlanta’s Cinco de Drinko with a variety of activities and music to keep you moving all Saturday long. Enjoy games like Power Hour, Beer Pong, and Flip Cup. Other activities include the chance to ride a mechanical bull, plus raffles, giveaways, and more fun throughout the day. Dance to the rhythm of your favorite tunes with a live DJ spinning hits, and indulge in delicious snacks and refreshments at multiple food options to refuel and relax. 

Cinco de Mayhem

Where: Truck and Tap Duluth

When: Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5

Time: Noon-10 p.m.

Come join in an entire weekend of festivities at Truck and Tap Duluth, your ultimate destination for celebrating Cinco de Mayo, the Kentucky Derby, and May the Fourth Be with You! Nestled on Main Street in downtown Duluth, Truck and Tap is rolling out the red carpet with food and drink specials all weekend long. Quench your thirst with a selection from their impressive lineup of 20 beers on tap, and let the lively atmosphere ignite your spirits as you dance to live music and soak in the excitement of the occasion. Whether you’re cheering on your favorite horse, embracing the spirit of Star Wars, or raising a toast to Mexican heritage, Truck and Tap Duluth is the place to be for an unforgettable weekend of celebration and camaraderie. 

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Where: Fainting Goat Vineyards (Jasper) 

When: Saturday, May 4

Time: Noon-6 p.m.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Fainting Goat Vineyards in North Georgia with a fiesta filled with free games, opportunities to snag some swag, specialty drinks, and live music. The day kicks off with a few hours of incredible music so you can relax, enjoy the gorgeous vineyard views, and even visit the resident goats Ronnie, Reagan, Dolly, and Mamie. (The goats remain in their pen but do enjoy a good pet from visitors!) Then, get ready for some adult fun with Mariachi Chairs, a twist on musical chairs with a chance to win Goat Bucks. Later in the afternoon, indulge in Pinata Pop, an adult-only game offering sweet treats and more Goat Bucks. Plus, sip on Sangria and Margarita Wine Slushies throughout the day.

Rock the Block Cinco de Mayo Festival

Where: Rock ‘N’ Taco Roswell

When: Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5

Time: Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Join Rock ‘N’ Taco for a rockin’ Cinco De Mayo weekend extravaganza! From May 4th to May 5th, enjoy live music from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., followed by a DJ afterparty. Please note, this event is exclusively for those 21 and up. Experience the fusion of classic rock ‘n’ roll vibes and delicious Tex-Mex cuisine while supporting “Rock For Rescues,” an organization dedicated to helping animals find forever homes. Your ticket purchase contributes to this meaningful cause, making every groove and bite count towards a brighter future for furry friends in need.

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