After a scorching summer day in the Mile High, ice cream is the perfect treat. Plus, let’s be real: there are few more adorable things on the planet than seeing a pup go to town on a (dog-safe) ice cream. We dug up 6 dog-friendly Denver ice cream shop patios for you and your doggo to devour a sweet treat together.
1. Little Man Ice Cream
Little Man Ice Cream’s whimsical Highlands shop slings homemade ice cream out of a Coney Island-inspired cream can. The line often wraps around the block at this pupular spot, so make sure you have a patient pooch who’ll wait for his pup cup. Seating is limited, but you can head to the nearby Hishorn Park to enjoy.
2. Bonnie Brae Ice Cream
Reminiscent of an old-school ice cream parlor, Bonnie Brae Ice Cream is an absolute classic that features a doggo ice cream sandwich. Hoomans will love the first-rate homemade selection, which includes vegan options. Their roomy patio with shaded tables boasts plenty of seating. But if you’re feelin’ extra cozy and not wanting to leave your AC, the shop delivers to select neighborhoods for a minimum $20 order and $6 fee.
3. Lik’s Ice Cream
After a long stroll and frolicking on the grassy knolls of Cheesman Park, surely a refreshing cone from Lik’s Ice Cream will hit the spot. Their large Cap Hill patio with shaded tables is always equipped with water bowls for pup. If you’re exploring in the mountains, they also have a second location off scenic Highway 285 in Conifer.
4. My Kings Ice Cream
My Kings Ice Cream offers a delicious, mouth-watering assortment of ice cream, floats, snow-cones, milkshakes, and dairy-free options in North Park Hill. Although this shop is new to the scene since 2020, reviewers boast they have the best milkshakes in Denver. Staff will spoil dogs with pets and love. Can’t say we blame ‘em!
5. Shake Shack
Featuring locations in the heart of RiNo, Cherry Creek North, and Edgewater, Shake Shack burger joint serves up a two-fur-one of drool-worthy eats and sweets. Your best fren will go mutts for their Pooch-ini dog sundae. Meanwhile, you can feast on classic burgers and shakes. Vegan options are also available. The patios feature water bowls and plenty of seating.
6. Good Times
Feel guilty about eating fast food? The Colorado-based chain Good Times features all-natural, humanely-raised, antibiotic-free burgers and chicken. Canines’ll dig The PawBender: frozen custard topped with a biscuit and peanut butter. As a bonus, a portion of PawBender sales benefits the Dumb Friends League, Freedom Service Dogs of America, and the Larimer Humane Society. Ice cream doggo can feel good about? Pup yeah.
What’s your fave Denver ice cream shop to share a treat with pup? Share the scoop in the comments and be sure to tag @SidewalkDog in your adorbs ice cream adventures.
Featured Photo: Mikkel Bendix
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