From Blue Point Brewery in Patchogue to the Pawcasso art studio in Westhampton to doggie dining at American Beauty Bistro in Massapequa, Newsday's Elisa DiStefano and Meghan Giannotta visit Long Island places you can bring your pets. Credit: Randee Daddona

Dogs are welcome to have their day at a number of Long Island destinations with outdoor spaces, some with amenities geared toward making their visit a little extra special.

Best bets for dog-friendly spots on Long Island

  • FOR AN ACTIVITY: Pawcasso Art Studio, Westhampton Beach, where dogs and their owners can paint together.

  • FOR A MEAL: The Refuge, Melville, where a Barkin' Brunch is held Sundays, May through September. 

  • FOR A DRINK: Blue Point Brewing Co., in Patchogue, where dogs and humans will enjoy a dog corner and lawn games. 

BREWERIES AND WINERIES

Here are some pet-friendly breweries and wineries that welcome well-behaved pups.

NORTH FORK BREWING CO.  

Leashed dogs are permitted. Brewery has a farm component where hops are grown for use in its beers with a true flavor of the North Fork.

More info: 24 E. Second St., Riverhead; 631-591-1191, nofobrewco.com.

BLUE POINT BREWING CO.  

Leashed dogs can relax outside at this busy brewery with a second-floor restaurant and taproom. The yard also features a dog corner, lawn games and beer garden-style tables.

More info: 225 W. Main St., Patchogue; 631-627-8292, bluepointbrewing.com.

PORT JEFF BREWING CO.

Leashed dogs can hang here with their owners, plus take advantage of on-site  water bowls and dog treats. Brewery has a tasting room and porch; several beers are available by tasting flight and pint.  

More info: 22 Mill Creek Rd., Port Jefferson; 631-331-2959, portjeffbrewing.com

BRIGHT EYE BEER COMPANY  

Leashed dogs are permitted; water bowls are also put out for canine guests.  

More info: 50 W. Park Ave., Long Beach; 516-543-5736, brighteyebeerco.com

RGNY

At this Riverhead vineyard, dogs must remain with their owners on a leash and outdoors.

More info: 6025 Sound Ave.; 631-298-0075, rgnywine.com.   

LIEB CELLARS

Leashed dogs are permitted on the outdoor patio of this winery.

More info: 13050 Oregon Rd., Cutchogue; 631-734-1100, liebcellars.com.    

DESTINATION UNKNOWN BEER CO.

Leashed dogs are allowed in the tasting room. Food trucks are parked outside Friday through Sunday; live music on Friday nights.

More info: 1 S. Chicago Ave., Bay Shore, 631-380-3441, destinationunknownbeercompany.com

JAMESPORT FARM BREWERY

Leashed dogs are permitted; features a tasting room and large yard, plus live music and other outdoor events.

More info: 5873 Sound Ave., Riverhead, 844-532-2337, jfbrewery.com.


SMALL CRAFT BREWING COMPANY

Your well-behaved leashed dog is welcome inside and out.

More info: 66 Merrick Rd., Amityville, smallcraftbrewing.com.

SIX HARBORS BREWING CO.

Leashed, well-behaved dogs are permitted; water and treats (when in stock) are offered to pets.

More info: 243 New York Ave., Huntington, 631-470-1560, sixharborsbrewingcompany.com.


HARBOR HEAD BREWING CO.

Craft brewery with a tasting room and beer garden. Water bowls are put out for dogs, who must be leashed during visits.

More info: 81 Fort Salonga Rd., Northport, 631-815-5588, harborheadbrew.com


OYSTER BAY BREWING COMPANY

Well-behaved dogs on leashes are allowed. A water bowl is put out for canine guests; tasting room hosts occasional events for humans.

More info: 36 Audrey Ave., Oyster Bay, 516-802-5546, oysterbaybrewing.com.

GREENPORT HARBOR BREWING CO.

Well-behaved, leashed dogs are permitted outdoors.

More info: 42155 Main Rd., Peconic, 631-477-1100, greenportharborbrewing.com


LONG ISLAND SPIRITS

Leashed dogs are allowed inside and out and a water bowl is occasionally available. The tasting room specializes in spirits in tasting flights and cocktails are also served. Weekends offer live music and food trucks.

More info: 2182 Sound Ave., Baiting Hollow, 631-630-9322, lispirits.com


LENZ WINERY

Leashed, well-behaved dogs are permitted in both inside and outside areas.

More info: 38355 Main Rd., Peconic, 631-734-6010, lenzwine.com


DUCK WALK VINEYARDS

Leashed dogs permitted; both locations offer tasting rooms and event calendars.

More info: 44535 Main Rd., Southold, 631-765-3500; and 231 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, 631-726-7555; duckwalk.com

RESTAURANTS

Many restaurants allow leashed dogs in their outdoor areas — and a few cater to their presence.

COACH MEETING HOUSE

You'll be able to bring your leashed pup to the courtyard area of this restaurant and tavern. The restaurant's menu features American food and a variety of frozen cocktails.  

More info: 160 Mill River Rd., Oyster Bay; 516-588-9288, coachgrillandtavernoysterbay.com.  

LOVE LANE KITCHEN  

Leashed dogs are permitted outside at this restaurant serving American food with an eye on sandwiches and salads.

More info: 240 Love Ln., Mattituck; 631-298-8989, lovelanekitchen.com

THE REFUGE  

Here, a Barkin' Brunch held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays is designed specifically with pups in mind. Dogs must be leashed during the event held on the outdoor patio, May 5 through September. Reservations recommended.  

More info: 515 Broad Hollow Rd., Melville; 631-577-4444, refuge110.com

THE SHED RESTAURANT

During warm weather, well-behaved dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio. Brunch and lunch are offered daily.

More info: 54 New St., Huntington; 631-385-7433, intheshed.com

MAPLE TREE BBQ SMOKEHOUSE 

This pet-friendly restaurant offers water to dogs; guests are free to pass their leftovers down to their canine companions.

More info: 820 W. Main St., Riverhead, 631-727-2819, mapletreebbq.com

TOAST

Leashed dogs are permitted in outdoor areas at this coffeehouse that serves breakfast and lunch. Water bowls are available.

More info: 46 E. Main St., Patchogue, 631-654-7091; and 9 South Park Ave., Bay Shore, 631-647-9560; toastcoffeehouse.com

AMERICAN BEAUTY BISTRO

Well-mannered pooches on leashes can lap up a cool drink at water bowls found in the outdoor seating areas. The doggy menu includes $7 dishes such as grilled chicken, beef sliders, sausage and bacon plus $5 apples and carrot plates. The eatery's human menu features classic comfort dishes.

More info: 24 Central Ave., Massapequa, 516-590-7477 and 2562 Sunrise Hwy., Bellmore, 516-308-3214, americanbeautyrestaurants.com.

BUOY ONE

Both outposts of this seafood restaurant and retail market allow leashed dogs in outdoor seating areas.

More info: 1175 W. Main St., Riverhead; and 62 Montauk Hwy., Westhampton; 833-286-9663, buoyone.com

LOCAL BURGER CO.

Dogs are allowed outside; water bowls available for visiting dogs. Restaurant and tavern serving gourmet burgers and upscale grill food.

More info: 62 E. Main St., Bay Shore, 631-647-8300, localburgerco.com.

SHAKE SHACK

Dogs allowed on patio; restaurants offer a Shack Burger dog biscuit and "Poochcini" vanilla custard dessert.

More info: 860 Old Country Rd., Garden City, 516-620-2880; 2093 Smith Haven Plaza, Lake Grove, 631-246-1096; 849 Walt Whitman Rd., Melville, 631-386-8017; 1570 Union Tpke., New Hyde Park, 516-634-2010, shakeshack.com.

SWINGBELLYS

Barbecue restaurant that allows leashed, well-behaved dogs outside, water bowls available upon request.

More info: 909 W. Beech St., Long Beach, 516-431-3464, swingbellyslongbeach.com

HAMPTON COFFEE COMPANY

All five cafes are pet-friendly; water bowls are offered outside and free dog bones are available at the counter for outside dining.

More info: Locations in Aquebogue, Montauk, Southampton, Water Mill and Westhampton Beach, hamptoncoffeecompany.com.

THE ISLANDER

If you sit at an outdoor table and bring your leashed dog, the staff will bring Fido water. The American restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

More info: 63 N. Ferry Rd., Shelter Island, 631-749-1998, theislandersi.com

BESITO

Leashed dogs are allowed outside; water bowls are available.

More info: 1516 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn, 516-484-3001; and 402 New York Ave., Huntington, 631-549-0100, besitomexican.com.

TOOMEY'S TAVERN

Leashed dogs are permitted on the outside deck.

More info: 251 S. Ketcham Ave., Amityville, 631-264-0564, toomeystavern.com

MERCATO KITCHEN & COCKTAILS

Leashed dogs permitted in the outside seating area; water is available for visiting pets.

More info: 4958 Merrick Rd., Massapequa Park, 516-308-3582, mercatokitchen.com.

GATSBY'S LANDING

Leashed, small dogs are permitted during outdoor dining at this waterside restaurant.

More info: 1362 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn, 516-277-2318, gatsbyslanding.com.

SALT WATERFRONT BAR AND GRILL

Leased, well-behaved dogs are permitted outside in the Shipwreck Bar and water bowls are available upon request at this seasonal waterside restaurant and tavern featuring live music most days.

More info: 63 S. Menantic Rd., Shelter Island, 631-749-5535, saltshelterisland.com.

THE WHALES TALE 

Dogs must be leashed; water bowls are put out for canine guests. Bar and restaurant specializing in tacos and shareable plates.

More info: 81 Fort Salonga Rd., Northport, 631-651-8844, thewhalestalenorthport.com

FIRST AND SOUTH 

Leashed dogs are permitted on this pet-friendly bar and restaurant's patio and porch seating, as well as in its bar and courtyard area.

More info: 100 South St., Greenport, 631-333-2200, firstandsouth.com.

MORE FUN SPOTS FOR PUPS

Here are some fun activities and places to explore with your favorite pooch:

KERBER’S FARM

Leashed dogs are permitted in the outdoor seating areas, and the cottages-for-rent are pet-friendly. Farm and restaurant serving breakfast sandwiches, baked goods, among other items.

More info: 309 W. Pulaski Rd., Huntington, 631-423-4400, kerbersfarm.com

PAWCASSO ART STUDIO

Guests who come to paint can unleash their dogs, who may sit next to their owners or in a dog bed. A young Jack Russell (Dewey) is available to hang and play with guests; treats and water are offered to dogs, who are welcome inside and out. There is also a boutique pet store on the second floor. Also, homemade dog treats for sale.

More info: 8 Moniebogue Lane, Westhampton Beach, 631-887-6705, pawcassowhb.com.

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