We think it’s fair to say that most of us live by the mantra, “If I can’t bring my dog, I’m not going”—especially on the weekends, which are meant for sleeping in, boozy brunches, and hanging with our favorite peeps (our pups, obvs). Thankfully, these five Denver restos realize that dog-friendliness is good fur business, so you don’t have to choose between greasy noms and floof snuggles (both have been proven to cure hangovers, btw). Now pass a mimosa, pawlease!
A fitting name, since that’s exactly how you should feel on the weekends when you and your pup report to the patio of this dog-friendly fave. While you try to furget last night’s bad decisions with the Hangover Burrito and a Hair of the Dog Bloody Mary (hey, we’re not judging!), Fido gets to indulge in his own special menu of hamburger, chicken, and rice. P.S. On top of the two locations in Aurora and Westminster, Lazy Dog is coming to Colorado Springs this fall!
Git down to Tupelo Honey faster than a dog with a case of the zoomies for the Southern brunch of your dreams. Shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes, sweet tea–roasted chicken . . . this place has got all the classics that would make Pawla Deen (see what we did there?) proud. The best part is, here you don’t even have to sneak your pup some of your eggs, cuz they come scrambled on the dog menu, which also includes biscuits, ground beef, and rice.
The Pig & The Sprout
Dogs aren’t the only ones who have to follow some rules at The Pig & The Sprout. While four-legged patrons are asked to stay on the patio, humans are cheekily warned, “If you order a Long Island iced tea, your fake ID better be perfect,” and “No naked dining or drinking” (darn it!). Our suggestion for a pawfect day at this meat lover’s-meets-vegan eatery? Come for drool-worthy brunch items like Chicken & Waffle Croque Madame and Green Chili Breakfast Poutine, then work off those calories at nearby Railyard Off-Leash Dog Park. Make it back to The Pig & The Sprout in time for Yappy Hour (on Tuesdays) featuring drink specials and a doggie menu. Repeat, like, every week.
Sometimes classic bacon and eggs is all you need. You can find that at the Cozy Cottage, along with some signature dishes like Bananas Foster French Toast and the Tennyson Hash (named for the street it’s on). The garden-like, fenced-in patio makes it easy for you to keep an eye on your pooch—even as you get carried away by the homestyle cooking and charming atmosphere. Not to mention, it’s a quick hop, skip, and jump to Berkeley Dog Park.
There’s a reason why Racines claims one of the city’s best patios for pets: At this 36-year-old Denver institution, the dogs get the best seat in the house—a designated section of the two-story patio, where they can go mutts while you tuck into a long list of egg and griddle specialties. And you *know* it’s gonna be a good time when a Breakfast Margarita is the first item on the cocktail menu.
What’s your pup’s favorite spot for brunch? Woof at us in the comments and be sure to tag #sidewalkdog on all your delicious midday adventures.
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