If a search for the best dog friendly restaurants in Denver has brought you to this page, you’ve come to the right place! Below we’ve featured 10 top restaurants in the city.
1. Watering Bowl
Love dogs? Love drinking? Love classic American-style bar food? Then head down to the Watering Bowl in the Glendale area of Denver. They have a full drinks menu including draft and canned beers, ciders, wine, liquor, and sodas. Their food menu includes calzones, burgers, and traditional finger-licking bar foods.
If you’ve got a dog or two you like to bring with you wherever you go, then the Watering Bowl should become your next favorite place. Not only do they have a large dog friendly patio area, but they also offer daily homemade dog treats to keep your pup (and you) content. They even offer a personalized dog tag service to help keep your little ones safe. Contact them using the online form at the bottom of their main page to find out what else is happening at the Watering Bowl.
2. Highlands Cork and Coffee
Shawn Manzanares opened Highlands Cork and Coffee in 2007 in what was a 100-year-old home in the Denver Highlands community. While marketed more as a coffee house than a restaurant, Highlands Cork and Coffee offers more than just breakfast snacks. This all-accessible hotspot also offers a menu including full breakfast spread, gourmet salads and sandwiches, and pizzettas (pizza toppings on pita bread instead of a pizza base). You can even grab a glass a wine with your meal.
While dogs are allowed on the patio only (per Denver law), they are catered to just as well as their two-legged friends are: water bowls and treat bowls are provided free of charge for all dogs who visit their restaurant. Contact them if you have any specific questions about their menu, hours, or other information.
3. Lowry Beer Garden
Lowry Beer Garden, on East Academy Boulevard, is known for its large beer garden and Oktoberfest-style picnic-table seating, as well as their Americanized Oktoberfest food menu of bratwursts, burgers, and sandwiches. For drinks, they have a large selection of craft beers (both bottled and on tap), cocktails, and wine, and even have a happy hour during the week from 3-6pm with $4.50 draft beer and well drinks.
If you want to bring your four-legged friends, dogs are allowed on the patio only but must be leashed at all times. If they start digging, barking, or jumping, then you may be asked to leave. Contact them to find out what events they have coming up and to make a reservation.
4. Black Shirt Brewing Co.
Branden Miller, Carissa Miller, and Chad Miller opened Black Shirt Brewing Co. in 2012 in the Cole neighborhood of Denver’s River North Art District. Black Shirt Brewing Co. prides itself on brewing quality craft beers on site and providing a classic American pizzeria menu of more than 10 different topping combinations, not including the ‘create your own’ with 21 different toppings to choose from.
If you like to watch a live music event while drinking your craft beer, look no further than Black Shirt Brewing Co. You can even bring your dog as both the front patio and back beer garden are dog friendly with water bowls provided. Contact them to find out more or see when the next live event takes place.
5. Improper City
Located down the road from Black Shirt Brewing Co. is Improper City, a spacious drinks and events space with a different way of serving drinks and food. Whether you want a beer, cocktail, or cup of coffee, Improper City has a drink for you. Be aware, all of their menus are seasonal, so check out their up-to-date menus online before heading out to grab your favorite drink.
If you’re looking for food, Improper City doesn’t have a steady food menu; instead, they operate a pop-up food truck rotation, with no less than four different food trucks operating throughout the week. Each food truck offers its own menu; from Tex-Mex to Greek to Asian street food, find out here when your favorite food will be on offer at Improper City. And don’t forget to bring your doggie friends! The large patio space is dog friendly, rain or shine. Contact Improper City by email, phone, or social media to find out more about what they have on offer.
6. LowDown Brewery + Kitchen
Opened in 2014 by Phil Phifer and Scott O’Hearn, LowDown Brewery + Kitchen aims to serve quality beer and quality food to all who visit their restaurant. With over 25 craft beers brewed on site, their menu also boasts a nutritious American-style menu of organic and locally sourced sandwiches, pizza, and salads. They even do a weekend brunch.
LowDown is also dog friendly on their patio, so feel free to bring your (well-behaved) four-legged friends along to hang out and enjoy this easy-to-love restaurant and brewery on the border of the Capital Hill and Central districts of Denver. Contact them via any of the methods on their homepage to find out more!
7. Cozy Up Denver
Cozy Up Denver was opened in 2006 by Jeanette Mueller and her son Michael. They provide quality American and Mexican breakfast and lunch meals from generations-old recipes and locally source, organic foods. Their menu ranges from American-style omelets to classic breakfast burritos to gourmet sandwiches, paired with the perfect cup of coffee or tea.
While the outside patio at Cozy Up Denver is open dependent on the weather, it is dog friendly, so feel free to bring your leashed friends with you for your next yummy breakfast or lunch. You can make a reservation online or contact them directly if you have any other questions or need more information.
8. Brazen Neighborhood Eatery
Opened in 2014 by Christopher Sargent, Brazen Neighborhood Eatery offers a menu of new American-style menu for dinner and weekend brunches. Brazen Neighborhood Eatery aims to be more casual than casual fine dining, offering gourmet-style food and drinks are gourmet (with such plates at hanger steak and Thai curry mussels) at casual-dining prices.
Dogs are welcome on the patio at Brazen Neighborhood Eatery. Shade and water bowls are provided to keep them cool in the warmer months; there are even posts in place to allow you to tie the leash to without pulling your entire table over. Contact them to find out more about what Brazen has on offer.
9. Zuni Street Brewing Company
Willy Truettner opened Zuni Street Brewing Company in 2017 in the Lower Highlands district of Denver. While they focus mostly on serving quality craft beers, they also provide a rotating food truck menu including Mexican, American, and Asian-inspired street foods. Zuni Street Brewing Company also offer a range of live events for a variety of interests, be they music, yoga, or open mic nights.
The best part is that dogs are allowed on both the north and south facing patios, so there is sun and shade for you and your furry friends all year round! If you want to know more about Zuni Street Brewing Company or have any other questions, contact them online.
10. Ugly Dog Sports Café
Looking for a restaurant where you can watch the big game and bring your favorite four-legged family members? Look no further than the Ugly Dog Sports Café, right off the Denver Boulder Turnpike in the Western Hills area of Denver. With all the classic sports café fare as well as a Mexican-inspired menu, Ugly Dog Sports Cafe seeks to provide the best food to match the best beers (or soft drinks, if you prefer).
Not only are doggie friends allowed to socialize with you on the patio, but Ugly Dog Sports Café also has a whole menu just for them! If you have any questions or need more information about what events Ugly Dog Sports Café is hosting, feel free to contact them using any of the information provided on their main webpage.