Most eateries and caffes in Sarajevo will allow dogs on patios, but we did run into a handful that would not. If you are not traveling during the spring and summer patio weather, it will be hard to enjoy a meal or drink with your dog by your side. Luckily, there is a few amazing exceptions to the “patio only” rule.
The Bar My favourite find in Sarajevo! During the day, a chill place to work or have a mid day drink. By night, very cozy with low lights and couches that Tango snuggled into. Being the well-behaved dog she is, she was welcomed off leash and to explore the venue. Rakija, beer and good wine are available! Please keep your cat hating dogs on a leash, there is a resident cat who is not fond of dogs and should be respected!
La Cava If you drink wine, stop by this cozy cocktail and wine bar in the heart of Old Town Sarajevo. Hands down, the best wine I have had in Bosnia! Tango and other small, well-behaved dogs are invited inside. Big dogs, please stay on the patio! Staff was excellent and attentive, and his vino suggestions were crowd pleasing!
Gallery Boris Smoje Our first introduction to the city was at Gallery Boris Smoje. A friend invited us down for a drink. The drink menu isn’t consistent but expect coffee, beer and rakija for sure and possibly available is flavoured rakija, hard alcohol and wine.
Caffe Meeting Point Not to be confused with the attached theatre, Kino Meeting Point, as the cafe is dog friendly but the movie theatre is not. Happinin place with good atmosphere to have a coffee or drink with friends. Unfortunately, the red wine I tried was horrible, and the internet cuts in and out. I was not able to work using the wifi. But it is a good place to enjoy a beer and watch sporting events or for a morning coffee and croissant.
Board Room This caffe isn’t a restaurant, however, there are two fantastic restaurants, Falafel and Barhana, next door which you can order from and enjoy inside the Board Room. I have tried and tested practically everything from vegan-friendly Falafel, and I can recommend the spinach soup and Italian salad from Barhana.
Find this caffe bar tucked away on a side street amongst the Ottoman architecture in the old town. It’s a happinin place with coffee, good wine and craft beer on tap and in a bottle. Depending on who’s serving drinks, you will enjoy a variety of music from soul, hip-hop, jazz, electronic and drum and bass; Some of the employees are DJs!
Blind Tiger The only place in Sarajevo where I could find a bloody mary which is a great addition to breakfast when I am hungover. If you are not a morning drinker, enjoy 2 for 1 drinks Monday – Saturday 5-730pm. Their burgers are amazing, especially with the addition of truffle oil.
Restoran Zacin We did not visit but locals tell me it is dog friendly and the food and service is amazing. Comment below with your experience if you have had a chance to visit this establishment!
Snogu Street Wok Bar Made to order takeout with no seats but tables to stand at. Choose between rice, fusili and noodles, pick your veggies, protein and sauce and your creation is made fresh to order. There is no seats, but tables. Not necessarily dog friendly, but they were vary tolerant of Tango on the many occasions we visited. Open late night and perfect for a snack after the bar!