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

By Leah McCann
Monday, Nov 26 2018

Want to bring your fur baby with you for happy hour all year long? At these pawesome spots, you can. 

We found the best dog-friendly bars, breweries and bottle shops in Raleigh that’ll pamper your pup with bowls of water and tasty treats on their outdoor patios and—where permitted—inside for drinks. Woof!

Want more places to go out with your pupper? Check out our guide to dog-friendly bars, breweries and bottle shops in Durham.

Get a Taste of Tasty Beverage Co at Tasty Beverage Company
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Tasty Beverage Company | 327 W Davie St.

Tasty is a specialty beer store in the downtown Raleigh warehouse district. Though this spot is more beer store than it is bar, Tasty is one of our favorites because it’s super dog-friendly and allows pups inside to hang. Choose a seat at one of the shaded patio tables outside, or, when temperatures drop, find yourself a bright-orange high top at the bar and enjoy.

Get a Taste of Tasty Beverage Co
-   .  Tasty Beverage Company   .  Raleigh
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Start a Beer Drinking Journey at The Flying Saucer at Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
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Flying Saucer Draught Emporium | 328 W Morgan St.

We love Flying Saucer for its extra-pet-friendly staff and the huge, heated patio, where you and your fur love can be comfortable for all the seasons (just what the doctor—ahem, veterinarian—ordered). And, of course, there’s the amazing food. Now’s the time when you drop that French fly on the floor and “forget” to pick it up before your dog does.

Start a Beer Drinking Journey at The Flying Saucer
$   .  Flying Saucer Draught Emporium   .  Raleigh
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Find a Lil' Bit of Everything at The Green Monkey at The Green Monkey
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The Green Monkey | 1217 Hillsborough St.

The Green Monkey is a Raleigh gift shop and craft beer & wine bar all in one. While you grab a brewski or glass of wine for yourself, why not purchase a bag of treats for your handsome man or lovely lady? Give them a treat every time you get a correct answer during Thursday-night trivia. We guarantee they’ll leave happy as a clam... or a monkey.

Find a Lil' Bit of Everything at The Green Monkey
$   .  The Green Monkey   .  Raleigh
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Drink Cask Ales at Big Boss at Big Boss Brewing Company
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Big Boss Brewing Company | 1249 Wicker Dr.

The Big Boss taproom is generously large, making it a fun time for your dog to kick back and relax. It can get pretty busy during more popular times, though (Friday evenings, weekends), so if you’re stopping by on these days, make sure your pup doesn’t mind the tighter quarters.

Drink Cask Ales at Big Boss
$   .  Big Boss Brewing Company   .  Raleigh
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Sip in Style at Dram & Draught at Dram & Draught
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Dram & Draught | 623 Hillsborough St.

Head to Hillsborough Street for a drink at Dram & Draught, a neighborhood bar offering craft cocktails, draught beer, more than 300 whiskeys and more. If you bring your pooch, here’s what you can expect: a healthy-size patio on the outside and a cozy, warehouse-chic vibe on the inside.

Sip in Style at Dram & Draught
$   .  Dram & Draught   .  Raleigh
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Grab a Drink at Gizmo Brew Works at Gizmo Brew Works
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Gizmo Brew Works | 5907 Triangle Dr.

With happenings like the Dog Portraits Fundraiser and Pints for Pups adoption event, it’s clear Gizmo Brew Works is a dog-loving institution. You can enjoy your dog’s company both inside the taproom and outdoors, with plenty of picnic tables, those cute string lights we all love and shading galore. Gizmo also has a killer food truck rotation—check their site for the lineup.

Grab a Drink at Gizmo Brew Works
$   .  Gizmo Brew Works   .  Raleigh
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Get Cozy at Pelagic Beer & Wine at Pelagic Beer & Wine
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Pelagic Beer & Wine | 300 Pace St.

Right around the bend from Raleigh’s Mordecai and Oakwood neighborhoods, you’ll find Pelagic Beer & Wine—and some pretty cute dogs, too. Bring them inside the cozy tasting room as you grab a drink, or snag a seat at one of the patio tables outside if you prefer the open air. Even though Pelagic is small, it packs a punch when it comes to its beer, wine and cider selection. And Pelagic truly loves its patrons—pups included!

Get Cozy at Pelagic Beer & Wine
$   .  Pelagic Beer & Wine   .  Raleigh
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Experience the Downpour at Clouds Brewing at Clouds Brewing
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Clouds Brewing | 126 N West St.

Clouds Brewing is a great spot to visit with the pup. You’ll enter through a side gate and be seated at a table on the restaurant’s outdoor patio—but there’s no need to worry: the water and treats are aplenty. The patio is covered and completely enclosed, so you can still visit during the chillier months before North Carolina “winter” kicks in.

Experience the Downpour at Clouds Brewing
$   .  Clouds Brewing   .  Raleigh
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Tap In at House of Hops at House of Hops
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House of Hops | 6909 Glenwood Ave.

House of Hops is a family- and dog-friendly craft beer bar/bottle shop, warmly welcoming dogs both outside and inside all year long (a plus for those crisp fall evenings). If you’re a sports fan, you’ll be pleased to find two big-screen TVs by the bar, sometimes a rarity in the case of craft beer shops. Plus, a packed events calendar keeps us coming back for more; visit for Pups & Pints, where various shelters bring puppies and adult dogs for adoptions and snuggles.

Tap In at House of Hops
$   .  House of Hops   .  Raleigh
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Go Belgian at Neuse River Brewing at Neuse River Brewing Company
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Neuse River Brewing Company | 518 Pershing Rd.

Just a hop, skip and a jump from downtown, Neuse River Brewing is a favorite for year-round outings with Fido. Weekly happenings include food trucks, live music and, of course, a wide selection of puppy eye candy.

Go Belgian at Neuse River Brewing
$   .  Neuse River Brewing Company   .  Raleigh
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London Bridge Pub at London Bridge Pub
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London Bridge Pub | 110 E Hargett St.

The biggest futbol event of the year may have long passed, but London Bridge Pub rallies on. Your dog will love the comfortable, fun indoor space of this DTR soccer-loving pub, as well as the spacious outdoor courtyard with plenty of room to roam.

London Bridge Pub
$   .  London Bridge Pub   .  Raleigh
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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.
Raleigh's Best Dog-Friendly Bars, Breweries & Bottle Shops
Raleigh's Best Dog-Friendly Bars, Breweries & Bottle Shops