It's a Dog Day Morning, Afternoon & Night in LA: Breweries & Bars

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Strand Brewing Co | Instagram by @strandbrewingco

With expansive indoor-outdoor spaces, most L.A. breweries welcome well behaved, on-leash dogs. And many bars with patios likewise welcome your canine companion to drink… water.

Dog licks a beer glass at Boomtown Brewery in DTLA

Boomtown Brewery passes the Sally taste test | Photo: @djnewberlin, Instagram


  • Boomtown Brewery - Opened in the Arts District in 2017, Boomtown Brewery is located in a huge warehouse space that's plastered with murals and occupied by sculptures created by local artists, right down to the fixtures.
  • Highland Park Brewery - Located across from Los Angeles State Historic Park in Chinatown, the second location of HPB welcomes dogs on the patio - unfortunately no pups inside.  
  • Golden Road Brewing - Widely regarded as the most dog-friendly brewery in LA, Golden Road features a "Puppy Hour" at The Pub in Atwater Village. Proceeds from the Happy Hour specials for owners and their dogs benefit local rescues.
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Sunday Funday at Frogtown Brewery | Instagram by @merri_moo
  • Frogtown Brewery - the dog-friendly taproom is a fun stop along the L.A. River Bike Path.
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Verdugo West Brewing | Instagram by @isabel_de_joya
  • Verdugo West Brewing - cozier than its warehouse-sized counterparts, the Burbank-based taproom welcomes pups with water and treats.
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Mmm… peanuts... at MacLeod Ale Brewing Co | Photo: @barleybae

  • MacLeod Ale Brewing Co - Anglophiles will love the dog friendly tasting room, which hosts trivia nights and live music on weekends.
  • Three Weavers - dog friendly brewery in Inglewood welcomes well behaved, on-leash dogs.
  • Los Angeles Ale Works - tasting room and spacious patio with frequent dog-friendly food events.
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Strand Brewing Co | Instagram by @strandbrewingco
  • Brouwerij West - the dog-friendly indoor/outdoor seating area has the added bonus of being next door to Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles.
  • Strand Brewing - dogs are allowed, but must be leashed and well behaved - "bad little doggies will politely be asked to trot along."
Dog on the patio at Resident in the Arts District

The Bloody Maria at Resident has Piper's attention | Photo: @pipervino, Instagram


  • Resident - the spacious, dog-friendly patio of this Arts District favorite serves up craft beer and cocktails from an Airstream trailer.
Basset hounds on the patio at Hinterhof in Highland Park

Sal and Doc are really, really excited to be at Hinterhof | Photo: @buenobassets, Instagram

  • Hinterhof - Opened in January 2019, Hinterhof is a German kitchen and beer hall that features a vegan, plant-based take on traditional German dishes. With numerous communal tables and a spacious patio, the light-filled, indoor-outdoor space is a great spot for owners and their pups alike.
Dog on the patio at 6th & La Brea

Charlie enjoys the patio at 6th & La Brea | Photo: @charliethepommie, Instagram

  • 6th & La Brea - Located in Mid-City, this sprawling brewpub serves up award-winning house beers, lawn games, and a California inspired pub menu.
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"Where's the Beef?" at The Morrison | Photo: @pennychows

  • The Morrison - the narrow patio at this Atwater Village pub serves a special Doggy Menu with $6 dishes like “Where’s the Beef?” (chopped hamburger beef with rice) and "Cock-A-Doodle-Doo" (chicken with rice). 
  • The Fat Dog - Both locations of this dog-themed gastropub (on Fairfax Avenue and in North Hollywood) have dog-friendly patios, but the NoHo patio is huge (1,000 square feet) and there are bowls of water and treats for Fido.
Fur-Kids Weekend Brunch Menu at Gray Tavern in Studio City

"Fur-Kids" Weekend Brunch Menu at Gray Tavern | Photo: @archiesfables, Instagram

  • Blue Dog Beer Tavern - This Sherman Oaks hangout is covered from floor to ceiling with framed pictures of dogs, who are allowed on the shaded patio. Pet parents can order a plain burger patty for their pup and Blue Dog provides the water.
  • Gray Tavern - Opened in December 2018, Gray Tavern is an upscale gastropub in Studio City that showcases Chef Jason Francisco's contemporary take on classic fare in an indoor-outdoor industrial setting.
  • Idle Hour - Part of the 1933 Group of themed bars, the landmark Idle Hour in North Hollywood was restored and reopened in 2015, featuring a stunning barrel-shaped taproom, dog-friendly patio and a replica of the Bulldog Cafe.
Dog snacks on Belgian fries at Wurstküche in Venice

Chanel is partial to the Belgian fries at Wurstküche in Venice | Photo: @lifewithchanel, Instagram

Wurstküche - Like the original Arts District location, the Venice outpost features a wide range of sausages, from classic brats to veggie options, gourmet (Filipino maharlika, Louisiana hot link) and exotics like rattlesnake & rabbit, buffalo, and pheasant. Add Belgian fries, dozens of draft and bottled beers, and you and your canine companion will be in doggie heaven.  

Siberian husky on the patio at Brennan's in Marina del Rey

Endless hugs and bottomless mimosas at Brennan's | Photo: @spirit_of_troyhusky, Instagram

  • Brennan's - Best known for its turtle races, Brennan's in Marina del Rey offers 16 rotating taps, classic pub fare, outdoor sports court, and a dog-friendly patio with a special puppy menu.