Durham's Best Dog-Friendly Bars, Breweries & Bottle Shops
Photo by juliegareton

Durham's Best Dog-Friendly Bars, Breweries & Bottle Shops

By Leah McCann
Monday, Nov 26 2018

It’s tough to leave your furry best friend behind. But at these pawsome dog-friendly spots in Durham, you don’t have to. 

We found the best dog-friendly Durham bars, breweries, beer shops and bottle shops, all known for their extra-special hospitality toward your pooch. Bring ’em along for the ride next time you’re out and about. You’ll both be happy you did.

Bring Your Pup to Barley Labs at Barley Labs
Photo by @potatodoodle

Barley Labs | 4015 University Dr.

Known as a “dog-friendly taproom, bottle shop and gift shop,” Barley Labs—which opened in March 2018—is one of the (dog) friendliest spots in town. Customers (human and K-9) can stop by for dog treats and toys, craft brews, adoption events and more!

Bring Your Pup to Barley Labs
$   .  Barley Labs   .  Durham
Favorite icon
Favorite
Enjoy Crisp Sips at Bull City Ciderworks at Bull City Ciderworks
Photo by @samwiththecamera

Bull City Ciderworks | 305 S. Roxboro St. +328 fire icon

Dog-friendly both inside and out, Bull City Ciderworks makes it easy for pet owners. Even better is that, when temperatures drop, they’ve got a heated deck and an outdoor fire pit, plus some delicious craft beers and ciders (24 draft cider taps, to be exact) to keep you warm and cozy.

Enjoy Crisp Sips at Bull City Ciderworks
$   .  Bull City Ciderworks   .  Durham
Favorite icon
Favorite
Grab a Pint at Beer Study at Beer Study
Photo by @spacebed

Beer Study | 2501 University Dr.

The only thing better than beer and dogs is... beer, dogs and pinball. Enjoy all three at Beer Study, located at 15-501 and University Drive. Grab a seat!

Grab a Pint at Beer Study
$   .  Beer Study   .  Durham
Favorite icon
Favorite
Drink Like You're Irish at Bull McCabes at Bull McCabe's Irish Pub
Photo by @meganann20

Bull McCabe’s Irish Pub | 427 W Main St.

While Bull McCabe’s is also a full-service restaurant, this Irish pub allows well-behaved dogs on the outdoor patio, which is heated and enclosed this time of year. Don't miss the beer specials every day of the week!

Drink Like You're Irish at Bull McCabes
$   .  Bull McCabe's Irish Pub   .  Durham
Favorite icon
Favorite
Savor a Tasting at Beer Durham at Beer Durham
Photo by @beerdurham

Beer Durham | 404 Hunt St.

Beer Durham is one of the more low-key spots on this Durham beer tour, but you and your pooch will be in great hands here. Don’t have a pooch? Beer Durham hosts a monthly adoption event called Dog Days, where you can meet the amazing adoptable dogs from the Animal Protection Society of Durham. Even better, Beer Durham donates a portion of all draft sale proceeds to APS. At Beer Durham, the dog days are never over.

Savor a Tasting at Beer Durham
-   .  Beer Durham   .  Durham
Favorite icon
Favorite
Sip on NC Plow-to-Pint Craft Brews at Fullsteam at Fullsteam Brewery
Photo by @bella_seus_the_bully

Fullsteam Brewery | 726 Rigsbee Ave.

If you’re out and about with the doggo, Fullsteam—around the corner from Durham favs Geer Street Garden and Cocoa Cinnamon—should be your first stop. The brewery’s giant warehouse layout offers plenty of room to kick it indoors, beer (or beers) in hand.

Sip on NC Plow-to-Pint Craft Brews at Fullsteam
$   .  Fullsteam Brewery   .  Durham
Favorite icon
Favorite
Eat, Drink and Be Merry at Parts & Labor at Motorco
Photo by @thehouseofsnout

Parts & Labor (at Motorco) | 723 Rigsbee Ave.

Attached to Motorco Music Hall is Parts & Labor, its sister drinking establishment. While dogs aren’t allowed inside due to health code (P&L has a full menu of appetizers and small plates), the outdoor, covered patio space is a good size. Visit in the spring, summer or fall and you can have the best of both worlds—your dog and an order of delish poutine.

Eat, Drink and Be Merry at Parts & Labor
Free   .  Motorco   .  Durham
Favorite icon
Favorite
Gulp 'Em Down or Grab 'Em To-Go at Growler Grlz  at Growler Grlz
Photo by @petsofdurhamnc

Growler Grlz | 4810 Hope Valley Rd.

Not all the dog-friendly spots are downtown. Another one of our favs is Growler Grlz, just a five-minute drive from Southpoint. With daily rotating taps, you’ll never get bored with the brew selection. Or the selection of doggies to snuggle (though we recommend asking the owner before you do). Dogs allowed both inside and outside.

Gulp 'Em Down or Grab 'Em To-Go at Growler Grlz
-   .  Growler Grlz   .  Durham
Favorite icon
Favorite
Enjoy Durham's Biggest Beer Balcony at Sam's Bottle Shop at Sam's Bottle Shop
Photo by @samsbottleshop

Sam’s Bottle Shop | 1112 NC-54

After you’ve hit Growler Grlz, just cross the street to Sam’s Bottle Shop, the second location to Duke’s legendary Sam’s Quik Shop. Sam’s Bottle Shop gives south Durham a taste of the craft beer movement, and another awesome spot to visit with your Bubba. We love the spacious outdoor patio/roof in the summertime.

Enjoy Durham's Biggest Beer Balcony at Sam's Bottle Shop
$   .  Sam's Bottle Shop   .  Durham
Favorite icon
Favorite
NOW OPEN: Hi-Wire Brewing at Hi-Wire Brewing
Photo by @hiwirebrewing

Hi-Wire Brewing | 800 Taylor St. +452 fire icon

Asheville's circus-themed brewery has opened their first taproom in the Triangle, and it's pretty epic. Besides touting previously hard-to-access brews, soccer pool courts and an incredible wrap-around mural, the entire massive space—both indoor and outdoor—is completely pup friendly.

NOW OPEN: Hi-Wire Brewing
-   .  Hi-Wire Brewing   .  Durham
Favorite icon
Favorite
Get Growlers Galore at The Glass Jug at The Glass Jug
Photo by @rileythehurricanine

Glass Jug Beer Lab | 5410 NC-55

In the Greenwood Commons Shopping Center in south Durham is a (somewhat) hidden dog-friendly gem, Glass Jug Beer Lab. Dogs are allowed on the outdoor, covered patio and in the beer garden, ideal for visits with the pup in the spring, summer or fall.

Get Growlers Galore at The Glass Jug
$   .  The Glass Jug   .  Durham
Favorite icon
Favorite
Giddyup at Ponysaurus at Ponysaurus Brewing Company
Photo by @juliegareton

Ponysaurus Brewing | 219 Hood St.

Though dogs aren’t allowed in the taproom at Ponysaurus, you’ll be impressed with the amazing outdoor area, where there’s plenty of room for pup to join the party when the weather is warm.

Giddyup at Ponysaurus
$   .  Ponysaurus Brewing Company   .  Durham
Favorite icon
Favorite

Have a fave dog-friendly drinking establishment we missed? Email editor@offlinemedia.net and let us know!

Leah is a North Carolina native, on a mission to find the best gems in her home state. Her few years up North just couldn’t compete with NC’s Southern hospitality and a good fried chicken sandwich.
Durham's Best Dog-Friendly Bars, Breweries & Bottle Shops
Durham's Best Dog-Friendly Bars, Breweries & Bottle Shops