12 Best Dog Friendly Bars and Patios in Denver
Woof in Boots presents the 12 best dog friendly bars and patios in Denver. During the dog days of summer (and fall and spring) we can’t think of a better way to spend the day than with your pooch while enjoying a cold drink, good food and co-mingling with other neighborhood furry friends! So scroll down below to see our staffs picks of the 12 best dog friendly bars and patios in Denver.
1. The Watering Bowl – 5411 Leetsdale Dr, Denver, CO
The Watering Bowl is a family- and dog-friendly bar and grill with a large off-leash dog park for lots of doggie fun. They provide water, and even pools for your pup to cool off while playing with their friends. The Watering Bowl has great food and a fun, dog friendly atmosphere. There are toys for your canine and lots of shade for you. They do require that you pick up after your dog, and that you are respectful of other people’s pets. This is a great place for dog lovers to come and hang out on a Friday or Saturday night.
2. Denver Beer Company – 1695 Platte St, Denver, CO
The Denver Beer Company is a local brewery that caters to beer connoisseurs, and dog lovers alike. Dog’s are allowed both inside and outside, though they do have to be on a leash. However, since dog’s are allowed inside, the Denver Beer Company does not sell food, but there is almost always a food truck just outside their door! The beer they serve is all brewed here in Colorado, and they have lots of options for the adventurous beer drinker. Conveniently located between the pedestrian bridges that connect Denver Highlands with the heart of downtown, this is an easy stop-off while taking your pup for a walk in the city.
3. The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project – 925 W. 8th Ave, Denver, CO
Located in Denver’s Art’s District on Santa Fe, the Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project allows dogs on their outdoor patio. The inside has a great eclectic vibe and great brews, and the patio is spacious with convenient off-street parking in the rear. They do not serve food but are more than willing to allow you to order food in from the various food trucks, or check-out Isushi just next door! The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project is known for being a relaxed and laid back place to spend during the First Friday Art Walk in the Santa or really anytime after a long week of chasing squirrels!
4. Forest Room 5 – 2532 15th St Denver, CO
Located in Denver’s uber-trendy Highlands neighborhood, Forest Room 5 has a niche little, dog-friendly patio that will bring both pups and owners to enjoy this very eclectic space. There are water bowls set out for our furry friends, and they are actually allowed to sit beside you on their patio. The food is excellent, staff are friendly, and there is a full-service bar for those looking to break away from the singularity of most Denver breweries. Forest Room 5 is a great spot to take your pup while enjoying some downtime with friends.
5. Subculture – 1300 Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO
Subculture is a staple of the Capitol Hill Neighborhood, and a great gathering place for dogs and their people. They have a wide array of sub sandwiches, and a variety of beers, even some cocktails humans will not be able to get enough of Subculture’s food. Its big roomy patio is perfect for dogs to share their person’s sub with. There is always water out for Fido, and if you tell the employees about your furry friend they will surely come out for a visit with a puppy treat in hand!
6. Racine’s – 650 Sherman St, Denver, CO
Serving both American and Mexican cuisine, Racine’s has long been known for its wonderful food and chill atmosphere, and now they have a small patio dedicated just for you and your pooch! They have a small area where leashed dogs can hang with their human buddies, and maybe even get to meet some neighborhood canine pals as well! Since the patio is intimate, all the dogs get to know one another, and their humans can easily start-up a conversation as well. Water is provided for thirsty dogs, and there is lots of shade so Spot doesn’t have to sit in the sun.
7. City O’ City – 206 E 13th Ave, Denver, CO
City O’ City is one of Capitol Hill’s best kept secrets; a hip, chill vegetarian restaurant within view of Denver’s Capitol building. They are open very late, and have a full bar. Their beautiful patio allows dogs leashed on the outside patio area, and City O’ City provides plenty of water for their furry friends. They are open from early morning until late at night, and have amazing food throughout the day. They are known for their ‘Waffle of the Week’ as well as their funky art. The patio is overlooked by one of the most fabulous murals found within Denver!
8. Govnr’s Park Tavern – 672 Logan St, Denver, CO
Governors Park Pub is a big pub and grill with a large patio. Dogs are welcome to be secured outside the patio. So they can see you and watch the world go by. The pub provides big buckets of water for any dog visiting with their family. The patio has plenty of shade and lots of space, making for a relaxing friendly atmosphere. The food is very good, and comes in large portions so you can take a doggie bag for later!
9. Thin Man Tavern – 2015 E. 17th Ave Denver, CO
9.5 – St. Mark’s Coffeehouse – 2019 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO
The Thin Man Tavern and St. Mark’s Coffeehouse are located in Denver’s Uptown Neighborhood along the eastern end of ‘Restaurant Row’. Both venues, owned and operated by the same proprietor, have a cool, eclectic vibe with symbolic furnishings and art both inside and out. It is has also become a fun neighborhood hangout for dog lovers. It has two front patios that welcomes doggie companions- perfect after a walk around Denver’s City Park. St. Marks even has a little water trellis for hot and thirsty dogs out for a stroll! This coffeehouse has amazing pastries, panini’s and just awesome coffee, while the tavern boasts a variety of infused vodkas and hearty beers. Combined, these two dog friendly hangouts make for a great destination with your pup, both morning and night.
10. Pub on Penn – 1278 Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO
Another of our favorites, the Pub on Penn is a bustling bar the locals just crave! Denverites and their pups especially love this bar because they can walk with their dog and sit on one of the patios while their dog rests right beside them. There is a little area where you will always find at least one dog hanging out. The Pub on Penn is a neighborly sports bar. They always have buckets of water sitting out for furry friends and place for them to be secured safely. There is always something going on at the Pub on Penn and Fido is more than welcome to hang out while you get your beer.
11. Prost Brewing – 2540 19th St, Denver, CO
Located in Denver’s trendy Highlands neighborhood, Prost Brewery has German craft beers, pretzels and a dog friendly patio that both you and your pups can stay and enjoy. Just a short stint from downtown, this brewery is a don’t miss due to its award winning selection of beers and the fact that they absolutely love dogs! Unfortunately the menu is limited to only pretzels, but there are often five-star food trucks located within the vicinity.
12. Renegade Brewing Co – 925 W. 9th Ave, Denver, CO
The ‘Offensively delicious’ brand which is brewed and bottled in Denver’s Lincoln Park Neighborhood, offers patrons and their pups not only some of the finest brew, but also a friendly and fun-filled tasting room that is, you guessed it, dog friendly! Brian and Khara, the proprietors of Renegade, have added a ever-lasting appeal to this up and coming neighborhood that is truly one of a kind! Renegade is truly the perfect stop-off after taking in the art walk along Denver’s Arts’s District on Santa Fe with your four-legged friend.
In early 2019, the owners of Woof in Boots doggie day care, grooming salon and boarding facility will be adding Biscuits & Brews to the list of the 12 best dog friendly friendly bars and patios in Denver! This will be a 1800′ roof-top beer garden with spectacular mountain and city views located just above Woof in Boots’ existing location in Denver’s Arts District on Santa Fe. What’s better than being able to have your pup play or be groomed, while relaxing over a craft beer or wine and some good eats while you wait. The rooftop patio will have a full-service menu alongside some of Colorado’s finest craft beers and wines for you to enjoy, as well as delicious made to order pizzas for your furry buddy too! For more information, click the Biscuits and Brews image above.