Top Dog Friendly Breweries in Colorado Springs

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In Colorado Springs, there are so many fun dog friendly activities for you and your little guy or gal to enjoy on your day off. In addition to beautiful hiking located next to Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, there are many nestled breweries just waiting for your arrival. But with so many to pick from, you’ll need a guide to help you determine which ones are the best to take your pup for a nice, cold brew. 

At Ponderosa Veterinarian Clinic located in Colorado Springs, we offer wellness exams, vaccinations, lab work, and more. At Ponderosa we are dedicated to educating pet owners on pet safety in addition to pet wellness. One important yet overlooked aspect of pet wellness is enjoying quality time with your dog. We’ve compiled this list of the top five dog-friendly breweries in Colorado Springs in hopes it serves you well. 

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Trinity Brewery

Trinity Brewery is located just off Garden of the Gods offers three things that make it our number five pick: great views of Pikes Peak from their amazing patio, a mouthwatering menu of vegan and “carnivore” options, and the many events open to the public that bring the community together, including beer openings every Friday. Go ahead and bring your dog and enjoy the patio area, try making your own burger, and enjoy a nice, cold brewski with your pup. Trinity has received numerous awards including best #1 rated brew pub 2012-2017. 

Pub Dog

We couldn’t make a list of top breweries to take your dog and NOT mention Pub Dog. Pub Dog is easily the most popular place to take your dog in recent Colorado Springs history. We think this is because they have a nice open space for dogs to run around and play in. Additionally, they have a menu made for both dog and dog-owners. That’s right, your dog can order a bowl of sweet potatoes and sliced meat while you enjoy your meal. In fact, Pub Dog is the only restaurant in Colorado that allows you to eat WITH your dog indoors. Pretty sweet, huh? 

Bristol Brewing Company

The former school transformed into one of the biggest breweries in Colorado Springs in 2013, but Bristol has been around since 1994. When entering you and your pup can walk around for a while just exploring! They offer numerous featured Bristol beers such as Compass, Red Rocket, Bee Hive and more. Their food menu is also a great perk, offering a variety of dishes to please anyone’s pallette. The best part of all? Their outdoor patio is spacious and allows you and your dog to soak up the sun when the weather is nice. 

Smiling Toad

This brewpub has a great friendly and laid back ambiance perfect for dogs, indoor or out! They specialize in IPAs and offer spirit tastings every Friday and Saturday from 2-5. Dogs are required to be leashed, but the dog friendly patrons are very welcoming of your furry friends and will treat your dog like a king with water and treats offered generously. This casual atmosphere is great for mingling with other dogs and dog-owners making it easily one our favorite spots. Their variety of food-trucks also make this place a great place to grab a bite with your pup as well! 

FH Beerworks

Located central downtown and eastern Colorado Springs, FH brewing opens its doors to dogs and offers 15 tapped beer to boot in addition to their own featured beers growing in popularity. What’s great about FH Beerworks is they have a beer lawn perfect for dogs to play as you sip beer and enjoy the weather. As for food, they have food trucks that serve a variety of delicious entrees in addition to the very cool factor of being able to bring your own food. These factors combined, FH Beerworks is our number one pick for dog-friendly breweries.

Other Great Dog-friendly Breweries in Colorado Springs

Although these picks did not make our top five, it doesn’t mean these aren’t great places to take your dog on your day off. All of these places allow dogs, however some of them only allow dogs on the patio. Be sure to call ahead to be sure! As always, bring your leash as they are usually mandatory. 

Goatpatch Brewery

Rocky Mountain Brewery

Fossil Craft Brewery

JAKs Brewing

Gold Camp Brewing 

Storybook Brewing

Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar

Lost Friend Brewing

Cerberus Brewing Company

N3 Taphouse  

Enjoy Your Day With Your Dog in Colorado Springs | Ponderosa Veterinary Clinic

Enjoying your day off is amplified when you can do it with your furry friend. This list is meant to help lovers of good food and good beer and friendly dogs: all the good things in life. Here at Ponderosa Veterinary Clinic, we offer a variety of services to keep your dog in great shape, whether your pup needs a wellness exam, vaccinations, or bloodwork done. Keep up with your dog’s health with us by contacting us today! 

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