Dog-Friendly Breweries in Los Angeles, Orange County & San Diego

June 15, 2023

The rise of dog-friendly breweries indicates a growing desire for pet-friendly social spaces and we’re here for it! We put together a list of our favorite dog breweries in the SoCal area so you can have the perfect day out with your pup. Read on and start planning your next brewery visit with your four-legged friend.

5 Dog-Friendly Breweries in Los Angeles

LA is one of the most pet-friendly cities in the world, so it should come as no surprise that there are plenty of dog-friendly breweries to enjoy a cold one with your pup. Here are five of our favorites:

  • Angel City Brewery. Hidden amidst the creative buzz of the Arts District, Angel City Brewery extends its dog-friendly atmosphere with an energetic and artistic ambiance. While you appreciate their diverse range of innovative craft beers, your pup can enjoy tail-wagging fun times. Just keep in mind that your dog isn’t allowed in the actual brewing area for safety reasons. 
  • Boomtown Brewery. Defined by a unique tap list and an industrial-chic taproom that sets them apart, Boomtown Brewery opens its doors to well-behaved dogs and their accompanying parents. Just ensure that your pup remains on a leash at all times while you enjoy the unique craft brew setting.
  • Frogtown Brewery. Nestled in the heart of Elysian Valley, Frogtown Brewery offers a variety of standout brews — all served up with a friendly, community-centered atmosphere. As long as your canine companion remains on a leash, they're more than welcome to be part of the fun and excitement. The staff at this brewery are always friendly and ready to provide a bowl of water to quench your pup’s thirst.
  • Golden Road Brewing. This vibrant brewery is dog-friendly and even offers a $5 puppy chow, made from the finest human-grade unseasoned turkey and brown rice. What’s more, Golden Road Brewing is also socially conscious and supports the OSPCA with a generous $1 donation for every pint of their signature, dry-hopped SPCA-OC brew that’s sold. It's a win-win for you, your pup, and a great cause!
  • Three Weavers Brewery. Located in Inglewood, this family and dog-friendly brewery welcomes well-behaved pups to their tasting room. At Three Weavers, you and your dog can relax and unwind in their beautiful beer garden, all while savoring their signature India pale ale. It's an ideal spot for enjoying LA's brewery scene with your pup.

Dog-Friendly Breweries in Orange County

The OC's beer scene has a reputation for being as sunny and chill as its weather. Here are some of the best Orange County breweries where your fur baby can join the fun: 

  • Bootlegger's Brewery. Embracing a family-first ethos, this OC local taproom also welcomes the four-legged members of your family. Bootleggers is the perfect gathering spot for beer lovers and their pets to make the most of their year-round offerings like the richly-flavored Mexican-style lagers and hoppy Indian pale ales.
  • The Dog Pawrk Brewing Company. You won’t find a more dog-friendly brewery in Orange County than the Dog Pawrk! A commitment to making their brewery dog-friendly has earned them a strong following amongst local pet parents. Featuring a lively atmosphere, complemented by a cozy, heated outdoor patio, it’s a lovely place to kick back and relax with your pup.
  • Gamecraft Brewing. This brewery offers a unique combination of wall-to-wall livestream video gaming, tabletop game nights, and delicious craft beer. To top it all off, dogs are welcome in their open-air section as long as they remain at ground level and behave well. It’s the perfect place to visit if you’re a game-loving pet parent who doesn’t want to leave your pup home alone on a night out.
  • Salty Bear Brewing. In their own words, this cozy coastal brewery “infuses California soul” in every beer they brew. You can even order from any of the surrounding restaurants to enjoy some delicious food alongside their home-brewed beers. And if you're at an outdoor table, you can bring your pup along. This brewery has everything you need to enjoy a warm California evening.
  • Taps Brewery & Barrel Room. Recognized as one of the best breweries in Orange County, Taps Brewery doesn't just create a welcoming environment for beer enthusiasts, they also cater to their canine companions. Dogs are welcome inside and out at Taps, making every hour a delightfully yappy hour!

Dog-Friendly Breweries in San Diego

San Diego — recognized by some as the craft beer capital of the U.S. — is brimming with dog-friendly breweries. Here are some top spots where you can enjoy a pint or two with your pooch:

  • Ballast Point Brewing Company. Known for their gold medal-winning Sculpin IPA and a wide array of delicious brews, Ballast Point extends its warm welcome to dogs in their outdoor seating area. Come and relax on their expansive, scenic patio, while you and your dog enjoy the refreshing San Diego weather. There’s nothing better!
  • Duck Foot Brewing Company. A paradise for gluten-free beer lovers, Duck Foot Brewing Company is also a beloved spot for pet parents. Whether indoors or outdoors, your pup can relax by your side as you explore their assortment of unique, gluten-free brews. Visit on a Tuesday and you can also feast on food from truck tacos!
  • Fall Brewing Company. This brewery has two locations — one in South Park and the other in North Park. With a wide selection of craft ales and lagers, Fall Brewing Company is a great spot to unwind, no matter which location you visit. Your pet can join you in the tasting room as long as they don't bark and make a ruckus.
  • Mission Brewery. This popular brewery in downtown San Diego has a rich history dating back to 1913. After going out of business during the prohibition era, the brewery was revived in 2007 and has been going strong ever since. Now a family-friendly modern spot, you’re welcome to bring your dog, your kids, and even your own food while you try a sample of their signature ales.
  • New English Brewing Company. Focused on crafting traditional English and American ales, this family and dog-friendly brewery encourages you and your pet to unwind on their beautiful lawn. To enhance the experience, their on-site food truck offers a range of delicious meals that pair perfectly with your choice of beer.

Kick Back & Relax With Barkbus

After your day exploring the best dog-friendly breweries in town, treat your dog to a grooming session with Barkbus. We'll come right to your doorstep in Los Angeles, Orange County, or San Diego to ensure your dog is pampered and fresh after their brewery adventures. Book now for a convenient at-home grooming experience. Cheers!


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