Top 5 Dog Friendly Breweries

Top 5 Dog Friendly Breweries
By: Jessica Black and Lauren Smith of Blacksmith Unfiltered

With the heat of our Arizona summer coming to an end, patio season is finally upon us. For us, this means it’s time to take our pups out for some fresh air and hang out on a brewery patio. With the help of our rescue dogs Walter and Joey, we’ve done ample research, and are here to tell you the Top 5 Dog Friendly Breweries in the Valley of the Sun.

OHSO Brewery + Distillery

We know what you’re thinking, everyone already knows OHSO is the top brewery for dogs, but would you even take us seriously if we didn’t mention OHSO on this list? Of course not! OHSO really has a leg up on the competition for dog-friendly restaurants (pun intended). The back patio, which sits along the canal and provides an excellent view of Camelback Mountain, has the “Barking Bar”, a row of low “taps” that are used to fill up dog bowls! For humans, we suggest the Fruity Pebble French Toast with the Morning Brew ale for brunch. For our four legged friends, we suggest the free Homemade Dog Biscuits, made with spent grain and peanut butter. Don’t have a dog? Don’t worry! OHSO frequently hosts adoption events. Follow them on Instagram for current event information.

McFate Brewing Company

If you follow our blog Blacksmith Unfiltered, you know that we’re huge fans of McFate Brewing Company. They are conveniently located on Scottsdale Road just south of McDowell and they have both an excellent beer menu and delicious food menu. McFate has a large patio with several seating types, so there is always room for your dog. In addition to standard bar and high-top table seating, there is a larger open space complete with artificial turf and plants to make the space feel very much like a backyard. The patio has heaters and fireplaces, so even during the colder winter months it is comfortable to bring your dogs out for the evening. Please keep in mind you need to enter from the sidewalk off Scottsdale Road if you are with your dog to avoid bringing your dog through the inside of the restaurant. Dog owners, and patrons alike, can’t go wrong ordering the Fatality IPA and the Grape Escape Pizza.

Two Brother’s Tap House and Brewery

Just up the road from McFate in the middle of Old Town Scottsdale is another one of our favorite dog friendly breweries. Two Brother’s Tap House and Brewery has a very large patio with several large four top tables, and lounge areas featuring couches and fire pits. Once you have settled at your table, the host or waiter may even ask if your pup wants to lay on a large dog bed. Talk about spoiling your pets! We were shocked the first time we received this offer and will always remember how dog friendly Two Brothers can be. The Tap House Italian Beef is a great menu choice, and easy to sneak your dog pieces under the table.

Blasted Barley Beer Company

Blasted Barley is located in the heart of Tempe in the Mill Avenue District. Their patio may be a bit smaller than the other breweries on this list, but it is still an excellent place to bring dogs. There are quite a few booths around the edge of the patio as well as several high top tables, so whether your dog prefers to be shy and hang in a booth, or be the life of the party out in the open, there will be a spot for them. The patio itself is created out of wood paneling, so your dogs does not have to lay on concrete. If your dog is lucky, the manager will come out to give them complimentary bacon! Humans should try the Blasted Popcorn, complete with bacon and pork belly.

Wren House

The most different brewery on our list for dog friendly breweries is Wren House, located on 24th Street just north of McDowell Road. We adore Wren House and only recently learned that they are dog friendly. Unlike the previously mentioned breweries, Wren House does not have a patio. We were pleasantly surprised to hear that they are still 100% dog friendly in the tasting room! Because this area is smaller area and generally more quiet than an outdoor beer garden, we’d only recommend bringing smaller dogs or older calm dogs. Wren House is the perfect atmosphere on a chilly autumn day, where you and your dog can relax and enjoy a Jomax oatmeal stout and a bowl of tap water, respectively.

Remember to be respectful to other patrons when deciding to bring your beloved fur baby to any public spot and be aware of your dog’s comfort zone!

Cheers to you and your pups!

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