After a scorching summer day in the Mile High, ice cream is the pawfect treat. Plus, let’s be real: there are few things more adorable on the planet than seeing a pup go to town on (dog-safe) ice cream. We dug up 5 dog-friendly Denver ice cream shop patios for you and your doggo where you can devour a sweet T-R-E-A-T together.
1. Little Man Ice Cream
Little Man Ice Cream’s whimsical Highlands shop slings homemade ice cream out of a Coney Island-inspired milk can. The line often wraps around the block at this pupular spot, so make sure you have a patient pooch who’ll wait nicely for his pup cup. Seating is limited, but you can head to the nearby Hirshorn Park to enjoy.
2. Lik’s Ice Cream
After a long stroll and a frolic 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 has shaded tables and is always equipped with water bowls for pup. If you’re exploring in the mountains, they also have a second location off of scenic Highway 285 in Conifer.
3. 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 pups with pets and love. Can’t say we blame ‘em!
4. Shake Shack
Featuring locations in the heart of RiNo, Highlands Ranch, and more, Shake Shack serves up a two-fur-one of drool-worthy eats and sweets. Your best fren will go mutts for their Pooch-ini dog sundae while you feast on classic burgers and shakes. Not a meat eater? Not a pawblem. Vegan options are also available. Lastly, their patios feature water bowls and plenty of seating.
5. 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. NOM. As a bonus, a portion of all 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.
Where’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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