Coral, right, smiles as he is held by Mikanh Gaffney during the Corpus Christi Corgi convention on Saturday, June 15, 2019.  Corgi's and their owners traveled all the way to North Dakota for the event.

What use are the dog days in summer without your faithful dog by your side?

Corpus Christi has obvious places for your dog to live their best life (parks, beach, etc.). However, if you can’t live without your furry friend, can you take him away for a drink? In the bookshop? What about yoga?

Fortunately, the city has a variety of dog-friendly restaurants and attractions. Here are some of the best.

It’s worth noting that all of these places expect good behavior from your dog. So if you have a dog that steals food and bites children, it’s best to leave them at home. And pick up after your dog’s litter.

Do you know of a dog friendly place that isn’t on this list? Send your recommendation to [email protected]

RESTAURANTS / BARS

Harrison’s Landing

108 Peoples St. T-Head

Where is your good boy welcome The rear terrace

Do they offer amenities for dogs? Water bowls are available.

Leash required? No

The Executive Surf Club is located at 306 N. Chaparral Street in Corpus Christi.

Executive Surf Club

306 N Chaparral St.

Where is your good boy allowed On the terrace but you can order with them inside

Do they offer amenities for dogs? Water bowls are available.

Leash required? Yes

Josh LaSalle watches as the beer for Khryseis Blonde Ale is poured into cans at the Lorelei Brewery in Corpus Christi on Thursday July 27, 2017.  Lorelei Brewing Co launches its first craft beer in Corpus Christi.

Lorelei Brewing Company

520 NAS

Where is your good boy allowed Pretty much everywhere. Lorelei is “totally dog-friendly” and some guests have even brought mini horses with them.

Do they offer amenities for dogs? Water and treats for dogs are provided, and areas with artificial turf have become favorites for dogs

Leash required? No

Mikel Mays Beachside Bar and Grill

15820 Park Rd

Where is your good boy allowed Preferably near the outside tables

Do they offer amenities for dogs? Water provided.

Leash required? Yes

Baseball fans sit and watch the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers during the third game of the MLB World Series on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Back Porch Bar in Port Aransas.

Veranda bar

132 W Cotter Ave, Port Aransas

Where is your good boy allowed Everywhere until 8 p.m.

Do they offer amenities for dogs? No, life is ruff.

Leash required? Yes

The Gaff Bar & Pizza

323 Beach Ave, Port Aransas

Where is your good boy allowed All over!

Do they offer amenities for dogs? Water is provided outside.

Leash required? Yes

Paradise Key Dockside Bar & Grill

65 Cove Harbor N, Rockport

Where is your good boy allowed On the terrace. Paradise Key also hosts a Yappy Hour, a buffet-style event with proceeds going to the Gulf Coast Humane Society.

Do they offer amenities for dogs? Water is provided.

Leash required? Yes

Scuttlebutt’s Seafood Bar and Grill

14254 S Padre Island Dr.

Where is your good boy allowed On the terrace

Do they offer amenities for dogs? They offer a water station and have a dog item on the menu.

Leash required? No, but preferred.

Pier 99

2822 N Shoreline Blvd.

Where is your good boy allowed Pretty much everywhere. They have a pet cat named Jazz Cat who has its own Instagram account. So make sure your puppy is friendly.

Do they offer amenities for dogs? Water bowls and food bowls

Leash required? No, but preferred.

Surfside Sandwich Shoppe

15113 S Padre Island Dr.

Where is your good boy allowed On the terrace

Do they offer amenities for dogs? You have a water hose.

Leash required? No, but preferred.

Angry Marlin Restaurant & Cool Water Bar

15605 S Padre Island Dr.

Where is your good boy allowed On the terrace

Do they offer amenities for dogs? Water bowls are available.

Leash required? No, but preferred.

BUS

702 N Chaparral St.

Where did we allow your good boys? On the terrace

Do they offer amenities for dogs? A dog bar with food and water is available.

Leash required? Yes

The goldfish.

The goldfish

724 N Mesquite St.

Where is your good boy allowed All over!

Dog accessories: bowls of water and treats are provided.

Leash required? No

ACTIVITIES

Dolphin connection

84 Bayshore Dr., Ingleside

Dogs are allowed on Dolphin Connection cruises as long as other passengers don’t mind. Dogs can come along at no extra charge.

The annual Big Bloom takes place on Saturday at the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center.  Thousands of varieties of plants were ordered from wholesalers for the event.  Nueces' master gardeners help visitors choose their plants and answer questions about care.

South Texas Botanical Garden & Nature Center

8545 S Staples St.,

Dogs on a leash are allowed for your nature walk. Just don’t let them do their business with the flowers.

Water dog swimming yoga

98 Coopers Alley L-Head Slip T-5

Water Dog Floating Yoga offers SUP with their PUP classes, you just have to follow a few steps. First, you must take a paddle conditioning class if you have no stand up paddle boarding experience. Second, tell them about your dog. Then you can set up a private or semi-private class with your dog or take part in a regular paddle conditioning class. Bring your dog a life jacket!

SHOPS

Half-price books

5425 S Padre Island Dr.

Where is your good boy allowed Everywhere 90 feet from the cafe.

Leash required? Yes

Lowes

1530 Airline Rd.

Where is your good boy allowed All over!

Leash required? No

Tractor supply company

2754 Saratoga Blvd.

Where is a good boy allowed? All over!

Leash required? Yes

Michaels

4717-ES Padre Island Dr.

Where is your good boy allowed Anywhere, as long as it’s in your shopping cart.

Leash required? No

This mural in the La Palmera shopping center was created in 2018 during an art camp with the help of K Space Contemporary.

La Palmera shopping center

5488 S Padre Island Dr.

Where is your good boy allowed Shopping malls and most stores including Foot Locker and Bath & Body Works.

Leash required? Yes

Old Navy

5425 Sun. Padre Island Drive Sp # 134

Where is your good boy allowed All over!

Leash required? Yes

TJ Maxx and HomeGoods

4938 S Staples St.

Where is your good boy allowed All over!

Leash required? No

Marshals

5425 S Padre Island Dr.

Where is your good boy allowed All over!

Leash required? No