Looking for a fun, easy outing with your furry best friend? Want to bring your pup wherever you go? Check out this list of the best dog-friendly restaurants, bars, and breweries in Denver.
We all know the feeling of cabin fever — this past year more than ever! Now that the weather is starting to break and spring is right around the corner, it’s time to get back out into the world and back to some of Denver’s delightful eateries. And of course, the safest way to dine out is by literally eating outside. It’s a good thing that Denver has plenty of outdoor dining patios. And it’s even better that many of those patios happen to be at dog-friendly restaurants, bars, and breweries. If you’re looking for dog-friendly things to do in Denver… You can dine safely at these restaurants with your sweet pup right by your side.
No time to check out these awesome Denver restaurants? No problem! Your dog can still have tons of fun with its very own pet sitter. Click here to find great local dog walkers, cat sitters, and pet sitters in Denver. Even if you have a busy schedule or a demanding job, your pet can still get plenty of love, exercise, and affection from some of the best local pet care providers in your area. But if you ever have the chance, you should definitely make time to check out this list of the best pet-friendly restaurants in Denver. Also, make sure to take a look at our list of the Best Dog-friendly Hikes Near Denver!
The Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants, Bars, and Breweries in Denver:
- Black Shirt Brewing Co. and Craft Pizza Kitchen
- Call to Arms Brewing Company
- Denver Beer Co.
- Forest Room 5
- Highlands Cork & Cafe
- Just Be Kitchen
- Kaos Pizzeria
- Prost Brewery
- Ratio Beerworks
- Recess Beer Garden
- Stella’s Coffee
- The Watering Bowl
Black Shirt Brewing Co. and Craft Pizza Kitchen — River North Art District
Black Shirt Brewing Co. and Craft Pizza Kitchen is a dog-friendly Denver brewery with two outdoor dog-friendly patios. Not only do they have tons of tasty drinks, but they are known for their delicious handcrafted pizzas and live music events. They have a patio out front, a beer garden out back, and plenty of indoor seating. And dogs are actually welcome in all three spaces — as long as they remain on a leash.
Call to Arms Brewing Company — Berkeley
Call to Arms Brewing Company is a dog-friendly Denver brewery with tons of craft beers for the humans and plenty of water bowls for the dogs. This independent brewery is passionate about “quality, community, and camaraderie.” They have a fun, rustic style that is inviting and casual. Plus a dog-friendly patio with plenty of seating, sunshine, and umbrellas for shade. They intentionally team up with their neighbors, Mas Kaos Pizzeria + Taqueria, to feed their hungry customers. Each business focuses on its individual niche to provide the very best for the customers.
Denver Beer Co. — Highland
This dog-friendly Denver brewery has taken all of the necessary measures to keep everyone safe during this pandemic. Their website explains all of their safety precautions, and they even offer to-go orders of beer and local Denver delivery! Not only do they provide excellent beer for the humans, but they provide water bowls and water misters for the dogs. Best of all, your pooch is welcome to hang out with you on their beautiful beer garden patio. And they’ll even get a special “dog beerscuit” made from the same grains used in Denver Beer Co.’s brewing process.
Forest Room 5 — Highland
Forest Room 5 is a dog-friendly restaurant in Denver that serves American food with a gourmet twist. But don’t worry, their atmosphere is very casual and outdoorsy! Their unique decor will make you feel like you’re camping out in the wilderness while eating dinner with your human and canine friends over a campfire. Literally. Their patio has a fire pit. It’s a cozy and dog-friendly patio space, and you won’t be disappointed by the food.
Highlands Cork & Cafe — West Highland
This adorable Denver coffee house offers quality coffee drinks, alcoholic drinks, breakfast, lunch, and pastries. They have a peaceful, dog-friendly patio where you can kick back and relax with your furry best friend. And make sure to follow them on social media for all of their live music events.
Just Be Kitchen — Highland
Are you looking for some delicious healthy food? Just Be Kitchen is a paleo restaurant with creative dishes you’ll love. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and provide a dog-friendly back patio where even the owner’s pups like to hang out. And don’t forget to ask about their paleo doggy treats — you and your dog can both eat healthy and be happy.
Kaos Pizzeria — Platt Park
Kaos Pizzeria is a dog-friendly farm-to-table pizzeria in the Platt Park neighborhood of Denver. Their philosophy is “authentic connection.” They use fresh ingredients from local growers and ranches, “prepared with love and pride.” They also own three other restaurants with the same values: Uno Mas Taqueria y Cantina, Bird American Comfort Food, and Mas Kaos Pizzeria + Taqueria. Their venue at Kaos Pizzeria also hosts weddings, parties, and corporate/business events. And in addition to their amazing food, values, and indoor atmosphere, they have a gorgeous outdoor dog-friendly patio that will make you feel like you’re in a small town in Italy.
Prost Brewery — Highland
This dog-friendly brewery is German-themed with high-quality ingredients that actually come from Germany. They have two locations — one in Denver, and one in Fort Collins. Both with dog-friendly “biergartens,” quality crafted German beers, a fun atmosphere, and lively events.
Ratio Beerworks — Curtis Park
Ratio Beerworks is a microbrewery that prides itself in the quality brewing craft they’ve learned in Germany and the continued refining of those skills throughout the years. They have live music events that typically consist of punk/indie music, and are always looking for new artists. They provide a giant outdoor patio with games like cornhole for the humans, and all furry friends are welcome to join too. This dog-friendly Denver brewery often hosts food trucks, so make sure you follow their social media pages for the details.
Recess Beer Garden — Northwest Denver
Recess Beer Garden is a pet-friendly bar in Denver with a large, sunny, outdoor patio space for you and your four-legged friends to hang out. They have a lunch and dinner menu on weekdays, and they add a brunch menu on the weekends. Take note that dogs are not allowed on the patio during summer weekends, but there’s plenty of available times to bring your dog, grab a beer, and enjoy some delicious foods in their beer garden.
Stella’s Coffee — Platt Park
Stella’s Coffee has a dog-friendly patio and porch out front, complimentary dog bones, free WiFi, and delicious drinks! This pet-friendly restaurant serves a variety of coffees, lattes, teas, and more. They use coffee beans roasted locally by Pablo’s Coffee, and they serve bagels from Rosenberg’s Bagels & Delicatessen. They even have live music events that you and your pup can both enjoy.
The Watering Bowl — Washington Virginia Vale
The Watering Bowl is an extremely dog-friendly bar in Denver. They have Happy Hour deals, pool, darts, and live music events. And don’t forget their delicious American pub food, great cocktails, and draft brews named after dog breeds. Did we say this place was dog-friendly? Well, that’s not even the half of it! The Watering Bowl’s large outdoor dog park is 7,000 square feet, fully fenced-in, and off-leash. With plenty of seating and tables for humans, kiddie pools for pups to cool off, dog treats, and doggie cakes — this is probably the most dog-friendly restaurant in Denver. This is one you’ve got to check out!
If you’re looking for dog-friendly things to do in Denver, you’ve found the right list! All of these Denver restaurants, bars, and breweries are dog-friendly and a guaranteed good time. Check them out one by one, and figure out which is your favorite place, and which is your pup’s favorite. But no matter which ones you pick, you can’t go wrong. There are more than enough delicious drink and food options. The only question is, which pet-friendly place will you try first?