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Dog-Friendly Breweries in DC: Top Ten Places to Enjoy Craft Beer with Your Canine Companion

Discover the most welcoming dog-friendly breweries in DC with this guide.


There's nothing quite like enjoying a cold brew in the company of your four-legged friend. Fortunately, Washington DC is home to a vibrant craft beer scene that warmly welcomes dogs. Whether you're a local or visiting the nation's capital, we've compiled a list of the top ten dog-friendly breweries in DC where you can sip on your favorite beer while your furry companion basks in the atmosphere.

So grab a leash and get ready to explore the city's finest breweries that cater to both humans and canines.


Right Proper Brewing Company

624 T St NW, Washington, DC Shaw Brewpub 920 Girard Street NE, Washington, DC Brookland Production House

Right Proper Brewing has 2 locations that offer dog friendly patios for your pup. Their brewpub located in the vibrant Shaw neighborhood has a made-from-scratch kitchen that serves classic American pub fare while the Brookland Production house is open on weekends for brews only. If you make it out to the Shaw location, you can check out the large murals commissioned by local DC artists.

Aslin Beer Company

1740 14th St NW, Washington, DC

Located in Logan Circle, this taproom has a spacious outdoor area that provides plenty of room for your furry friend to relax while you enjoy a brew. This location features a Bun'd up food truck and also has a Aslin Coffee bar. Aslin's three other locations are in Virginia.

DC Brau

3178 Bladensburg Rd NE

DC Brau welcomes well-behaved dogs in their outdoor beer garden area. They regularly have a food truck on site during taproom hours but you can also bring in outside food. They've got a variety of signature brews and award winning beers.

Red Bear Brewing Company

209 M St NE, Washington, DC

Red Bear Brewing is a dog-friendly craft brewery located on the Metropolitan Branch Trail. They have a pet friendly outdoor patio and also have a full kitchen. Red Bear Brewing is part of the Metropolitan Beer Trail, which links 11 of the District's most popular brew pubs and bars. You can sign up for a free digital passport and check in to earn points and redeem cool prizes. 9 out of the 11 bars on the trail are dog friendly.


300 Tingey Street Southeast, Washington, DC

Bluejacket is a dog-friendly microbrewery and restaurant situated in Navy Yard. Known for its exceptional craft beers, Bluejacket welcomes well-behaved dogs in their outdoor patio area.

Other Half Brewing

1401 Okie Street NE, Washington, DC

Located in Ivy City, Other Half Brewing warmly invites dogs in their taproom and covered patio area, though dogs are not allowed on the rooftop. They sell light snacks such as popcorn and jerky and have a food pop-up schedule.

City-State Brewing

705 Edgewood Street NE, Washington, DC

City State Brewing's taproom welcomes well-behaved dogs, providing a pet-friendly space where visitors can enjoy delicious beer with their pups. There's also a dog-friendly patio area. They also host fun events like weekly trivia nights, stand up and comedy nights, and adoption events.

Lost Generation Brewing Company

327 S St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Lost Generation Brewing Company has embraced a dog-friendly atmosphere, welcoming both humans and canines to enjoy their craft beer together. With a dog friendly taproom, well behaved leashed pups are welcome at any of the tables. They also have a regular food truck schedule.

Hellbender Brewing Company

5788 2nd Street Northeast, Washington, DC

Hellbender Brewing allows dogs inside their taproom as well as outside on their large outdoor patio area. They've got a regular food truck schedule as well as weekly events like trivia night, open mic night, and more.

Atlas Brew Works

1052 West Virginia Ave NE, Washington, DC Ivy City

1201 Half St SE, Washington, DC Navy Yard

Atlas Brew Works has two locations in DC. The Ivy City location allows dogs both indoors and outdoors while the Navy Yard location allows dogs on the patio. Some of the drafts vary at each location so if you go to one location, don't think you've tried them all.

If you liked this list of dog-friendly breweries in DC, you'll love our complete list of dog-friendly breweries in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

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