Dog-Friendly Patios, Pubs & Breweries for the Beer & Dog-Lover in Alberta
With the craft beer trend rising in Alberta, breweries and bars are wanting to stand out from the others. Making your patio dog-friendly is a great way to do this. If you’re a beer-lover AND a dog-lover, make sure to hit up these great places that you can grab a cold brew and chill with your pup.
By Mairyn Chorney on May. 29, 2019
For beer and dog-lovers, pup-friendly patios are the place to be this summer. Here is a list of pooch-friendly patios so you never have to leave your dog home alone again!
Not too sure how you feel about our furry friends hanging out nearby while you’re eating and drinking? Check out this article from our sister site — Just Wine.
Of course, rules can change so JustBeer encourages you to call ahead of time to ensure your favourite canine will be able to join you.
Dog-friendly bars, restaurants, and patios in Calgary
Located slightly north of Calgary, Balzac Craft Brewing Company is both pet-friendly and kid-friendly! They also allow outside food, so feel free to bring a snack for your pup and kiddo!
While the Banded Peak team loves dogs, they love making clean and fresh beers even more. Dogs are not allowed in the brewery or the taproom but your furry friend is allowed to accompany you while sitting on their outdoor patio.
At Boogie’s Burgers Renfrew location, feel free to tie your dog up along the fence while you go inside to place your order. Bring your meal out to the patio where your dog can join you.
Right along the river path, you can find a dog-friendly patio at this 21-year-old crab shack. Owners are asked to please keep their dog on a leash.
Caffe Beano has more of a sidewalk bench set-up than an actual patio, but you will find dog bowls filled with cold water around the area for your pup to stay hydrated while you enjoy your snack or drink.
Cold Garden is a micro-brewery located just 10 minutes east of the Calgary Tower. The best thing about Cold Garden Beverage Company? You can bring your dogs inside any day, at any time.
Located in Eau Claire Market, The Garage Sports Bar not only has foosball, pinball, darts, pool tables, and a bunch of TVs, but they also allow dogs on their spacious patio.
Midtown Kitchen & Bar loves dogs and is 100% welcoming of any dog, any shape or size to relax with you on their patio while you enjoy a cold one in the heart of Kensington.
While dogs are not allowed on Oak Tree Tavern’s rooftop patio, they do have a second patio on the ground level where dogs are most welcome as long as they are wearing a leash.
One Night Stan’s is a bar room and “divery” and is also one of the first bars along 17th Avenue that started allowing pups onto their patio. One night Stan’s loves their #diverydogs.
Ranchman’s has a pet-friendly patio that is separated from the bar and restaurant. Your dog will be treated to their own water bowl, but please feel free to bring along treats for your furry friend. Dogs must be caught up on all vaccinations and leashed at all times.
Soak in the sun and enjoy a pint with friends, coworkers, and your dog! The Dog & Duck real grass patio has always been dog-friendly.
A Houston, TX recently introduced dog-friendly beer.
Which pubs, restaurants, and patios can you bring your dog to in Edmonton?
After receiving the green light from Alberta Health Services — and being the first in Edmonton to do so, El Cortez allows dogs to accompany you on their back, outdoor patio. Your dog must be well-behaved and if things get out of control, you and your dog will be asked to leave.
Hudsons, located on Whyte Avenue, will have water bowls ready at your table for your pup. Hang out on Hudsons’ covered patio on sunny and rainy days.
Doddy Style Deli isn’t actually a patio but an actual restaurant for dogs! Bring your dog to pick out their favourite foods, toys, and much more!
Located right on Whyte Avenue, Dorinku Tokyo Street Food has a small patio that allows small dogs, big dogs, and cats. Unfortunately, no bears are allowed on this pet-friendly YEG patio.
Kelly’s Pub will over your dog a water bowl while your dog is tied up at your patio table.
Want to learn how to get more dog-friendly patios approved in Alberta?
Little Brick is a café, general store and event space in the heart of Edmonton. Little Brick allows dogs to join you at your table in their outside space.
Most locations have dog-friendly areas of their patio and will also offer your pup a cold bowl of water while you hang out with friends in the sun.
Although Situation Brewing does not allow dogs on their patio, guests are welcomed to sit on the patio with their dog tied up on the other side of the fence. Situation Brewing will have a bowl of cold water for your pup!
The Grindstone is a great patio to bring your pup to. With picnic tables, snacks, cold drinks, great lighting, and dog-loving staff, The Grindstone is the place to be.
The Pint on Whyte Ave allows you to tie your dog up along the patio fence. Ask your server for a water bowl to keep your pup hydrated while you enjoy a cold beer and an appetizer during happy hour.
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