Good news! You and your pup have more than 400 dog-friendly restaurants, cafes, breweries and sports bars to choose from all along the Front Range, from Colorado Springs to Fort Collins.

Are you in the mood for American, Mexican, Asian, Mediterranean or something else? A nice sit-down dinner? Pizza, hamburgers or barbecue? A sandwich, or just coffee or ice cream? A place to have a drink with friends and socialize? Chances are you’ll find the exact right place for you and your dog. Scroll down to locate a dog-friendly establishment in your area.

The question is: Are you and your dog prepared for a fun time out together?

Tips:

  • Just to be safe: bring a water bowl. Or ask for a disposable paper or plastic cup or bowl (it’s the law).
  • Keep your dog close to you, out of traffic areas, especially for waiters. Leash your dog to your chair (not table).
  • The owner has final say on whether dogs are allowed (again, it’s the law). (Federal law permits service dogs for people with disabilities inside and outside restaurants.)

Dog Manners

  • Before you go, feed your fur-kid to help ensure no begging and make a quick trip outside to give your dog a chance to relieve itself.
  • Only bring your four-legged friend along if you know your dog is 100% obedient and will listen to your commands. Your dog also needs to be friendly to people, kids and other dogs to be a responsible restaurant guest.
  • While at the table, place your dog in an extended down position either under the table or close to you, to keep him out of the way.
  • If another dog approaches, be sure to keep your dog in command or put your dog into a command. Be sure to greet the owner first before letting your dogs interact. This ensures that your dog is making sure the situation is safe for them. Once the greeting is done. (Hi, how’s it going? Your dog looks awesome! Can they meet each other? If yes let the dogs interact with leash in hand…If no then no worries.) If you are the one bringing your dog to a person sitting down at the table with their dog and they say no, don’t insist just go on about your business as their might be a good reason why they didn’t want your dog to meet theirs.
  • If another person comes up to pet your dog make sure you give them permission and talk to them first. If you tell them no be firm and make sure they don’t. If you tell them yes release your dog from his or her command and let them say hi.
  • With lots of delicious smells, the temptation to snag a treat from the table may be overwhelming. The “off” and “leave it” commands will be very useful in those situations

Finding the Perfect Location

With over 400 dog-friendly eateries, no matter where you live along the Front Range, you are sure to find a place to grab some food and a drink with your pooch close by.

Click below to see some dog-friendly establishments in your area!

 

Denver, Boulder, Castle Rock

Restaurant policies may change.

Boulder Outlook Hotel and Suites

Denver Beer Company

Forest Room 5

Highlands Cork & Coffee

105 West Brewing Company

Kao’s Pizzeria

Low Down Brewery

Pegasus On the Square

Racine’s

Rock Bottom Brewery

Stella’s Coffee House

St Patrick’s Brewing Company

The Brew on Broadway

The Palm

The Watering Bowl

Vesta Dipping Grill

Washington Park Grille

Colorado Springs

Restaurant policies may change.

Bon Ton’s Café

California Pizza Kitchen

Nosh

Phantom Canyon Brewing Company

Pizzeria Rustica

Pub Dog Colorado

3.14 Sweet and Savory Pi Bar

Rudy’s / Rudy’s Little Hideaway

Storybook Brewing

Ted’s Montana Grill

The Burrowing Owl

Fort Collins / Loveland

Restaurant policies may change.

Bar Louie’s

Buffalo Wild Wings

Café Bluebird

Horse and Dragon Brewing Company

Linden Street Café

New Belgium Brewing Company

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom

PF Chang’s

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

Rainbow Restaurant

Stuft A Burger Bar

Wild Boar Restaurant

Still Looking for More Options?

Many breakfast, lunch and dinner restaurants and bars and breweries have outdoor patio seating that also allows dogs. But all dog-friendly places are not created equal. Call ahead to ask:

  • Do you have outdoor seating? Is your patio shaded by trees, bushes or umbrellas? Is it partially covered, or almost enclosed?
  • Is your patio seasonal or year-round? Does it have heating for chilly weather?
  • Can I have my dog on the patio with me? Or are dogs kept outside a gate or fence?
  • Is table service available on the patio? Or do I have to tie up my dog outside while I order inside?
  • How many tables on your patio? (Patios range from two to more than 20 tables, depending on the establishment’s size).
  • When are your busiest times? (Some places are slower during the week, which gives your dog more space to stretch out, but on weekends, dogs have to fit under your table.)
  • Do you provide water bowls?
  • Do you offer dog treats or a doggie menu?
  • Do you have “Yappy Hours?”
  • Sports bars, breweries and brewpubs: Are dogs allowed in the tap room or tasting area?

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