Have you ever wanted to enjoy a pint of your favorite craft beer without leaving your four-legged friend behind? Well, you're in luck. A rising trend among breweries across the U.S. is becoming more dog-friendly, which means you can now share the joy of a sunny afternoon or a cozy evening at your favorite local brewery with your furry friend. In this post, we'll explore the top 10 dog-friendly breweries in the U.S., where both you and your canine companion will feel right at home.
Before we delve into the list, it's important to note that the term 'dog-friendly' can differ from brewery to brewery. Some allow dogs only in outdoor areas, while others welcome them inside as well. Always remember to check the specific rules of the brewery before planning a visit.
Lagunitas Brewing Company – Petaluma, California
Known for its bold and innovative beers, Lagunitas is also famous for its pet-friendly policies. They not only allow dogs in their outdoor beer garden, but they also host a "Yappy Hour" every week where dogs can socialize while their humans enjoy a diverse selection of beers.
BrewDog – Columbus, Ohio
Founded by two men and a dog, BrewDog stays true to its roots by welcoming dogs in their taproom and patio. They even have a "dog park" for furry visitors to play and socialize. Plus, they host various pet-focused events throughout the year, including a dog birthday party.
Denver Beer Co – Denver, Colorado
With a spacious patio and a welcoming atmosphere, Denver Beer Co is a must-visit for dog lovers. Dogs are allowed both inside and outside, and they even offer specially crafted doggie "beers" (non-alcoholic, of course) so your pooch can join in on the fun.
Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. – Austin, Texas
This award-winning brewery has a pet-friendly patio that's perfect for enjoying a beer with your furry friend. They also host occasional pet adoption events, making it a community hub for dog lovers.
Funky Buddha Brewery – Oakland Park, Florida
Funky Buddha offers an expansive outdoor space where dogs are welcome. Known for their unique and flavorful beers, this is an ideal spot to relax with your canine companion.
Bauhaus Brew Labs – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bauhaus Brew Labs not only allows dogs on their patio, but they also host a "Dogtoberfest" event where dogs in lederhosen compete for the best dressed. It’s a must-see for dog and beer lovers alike!
The DogHouse Hotel and Brewery – Canal Winchester, Ohio
A project by BrewDog, The DogHouse Hotel and Brewery, is a paradise for dog and beer enthusiasts. Here, not only can you enjoy your beer with your pet by your side, but you can also stay overnight at their dog-friendly hotel.
NOLA Brewing – New Orleans, Louisiana
NOLA Brewing welcomes dogs in their outdoor seating area. With live music, great beer, and a friendly atmosphere, it's the perfect place to enjoy a sunny afternoon with your pet.
Snake River Brewing – Jackson, Wyoming
This family-owned brewery welcomes dogs on their front patio. With award-winning brews and stunning mountain views, it's a great place for a relaxing outing with your dog.
Harpoon Brewery – Boston, Massachusetts