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Here at Sidewalk Dog we know a thing or two about dog-friendly taprooms. And because we ruv you and dog-friendly breweries so much, we’ve compiled a list of upcoming events hosted by our dog-friendly brewery friends.
From paw-lickin’ food trucks to games and festivities galore, these events are gonna be hoppin’. Bad puns aside, let’s get to it, shall we?
56 Brewing | Northeast Minneapolis
56 Brewing has a core lineup of bold and session craft beers with a focus on locally sourced ingredients. Their focus is on community and beer lovers alike, highlighting the NE Minneapolis community and brewery culture.
• Pinball + Pints | Every Monday from 4-9pm
Your first game of pinball is on them! Receive $1 in quarters with your first pint. And to top it all off, growler refills are 1/2 price.
• Cribbage Tournament | March 25 starting at 12pm
Leash up your pupper and peg some cribbage while enjoying a brew or two!
• Anniversary Celebration | May 5 from 12-5pm
Let’s celebrate! Join the MnArtTruck in celebrating 56 Brewing’s anniversary, spring, art, music, and beer.
Able Seedhouse & Brewery| Minneapolis
Come for the beer and enjoy the atmosphere! You can bring in food from any local restaurant or enjoy the food trucks nearby. It’s a perfect place to bring you furry best friend; they offer treats and snacks.
• MN Spoon BBQ | March 18 from 12-8pm
Enjoy perfectly slow-smoked meats from some of the best BBQers in the North.
• Volunteers on Tap | March 29 from 4:30-6pm
Drink beer; do good. Help assemble supply kits for House of Charity clients. No need to bring anything; just show up and help! $3 beers for all volunteers.
Bent Brewstillery | Roseville
Come for the dog-friendly taproom, stay for the diverse offering of local bevs. With the availability of food trucks for peeps and water dishes and treats for pups, it’s no wonder one customer raved: “SO FUN and super dog-friendly.”
• Cribbage Tournament | Every Sunday starting at 2pm
Show everyone you can count better than they can. Lots of fun prizes on deck!
• Whiskey Release Party | Saturday March 17 starting at 12pm
Celebrate the release of Bent’s next whiskey on St. Patty’s Day! Cocktails will be served (Manhattans, Old Fashioneds, and more).
Excelsior Brewing | Excelsior
They celebrate the rich history of Lake Minnetonka and historic Excelsior by delivering superior, hand-crafted brews. You’ll find a fun vibe, great beer, and live music.
• Live music from Paddy Wagon | March 16 from 8-11pm
Kick off St. Patty’s weekend with live music from Paddy Wagon!
• 2-4-1 growlers | Tuesdays from 4-10pm
The name says it all. You’re welcome.
Fair State Co-Op | Northeast Minneapolis
Good beer for good people. Their goal is to put the natural connection between brewer and community to work to create something that truly belongs to us all. Creating infinite community and quality craft beers.
• New Beer Thursday | Every Thursday night
Every Thursday, Fair State unveils a new beer. You don’t want to miss it.
• Fair State Trivia | Wednesday nights starting at 7pm
To add to the weekly fun, Fair State also hosts weekly trivia nights with prizes that include bar tabs, swag, and more!
• Repro Rights Trivia | March 22 from 7-10pmAre you someone who hoards bits of information to share as fun facts with your friends? Do you love the concept of trivia nights but find yourself intimidated by categories like “sports” and “geography”? This could be the perfect event for you!
HeadFlyer Brewing | Northeast Minneapolis
This unique brewery and taproom is the perfect place to gather and enjoy a classic American craft beer with friends and family. Your dog will love their FREE treats and friendly staff.
• All Day Beer + Pizza Happy Hour | Every Monday from 3-10pm
$1 off beer plus awesome pizza discounts from local faves.
• HeadFlyer Bingo | Every Sunday from 2-5pm
Come out for a chance to win great, and mostly drinkable prizes at HeadFlyer Bingo.
• Beyond the Door | Every Thursday from 3-10pm
Head to HeadFlyer for a new, small batch release every Thursday! These special brews are made to be enjoyed in the moment, so when they’re gone, they’re gone. This is gonna be your new favorite weekly tradition.
• HeadFlyer is One | April 21 starting at 12pm
Help HeadFlyer celebrate their first birthday with a blowout party filled with special beer releases, live music, treats, and fun.
Inbound BrewCo | North Loop – Minneapolis
Journey into beer at Inbound, where you’ll find some of the most drinkable craft beer around. Food truck fare is available most days. At Inbound, they’re #ALLinONBEER.
• Live Music: Betty Danger | March 17 from 7-10pm
Betty Danger is rocking St. Patrick’s Day at Inbound BrewCo. And she’s bringing her drummer, Matt Ferris, along to rev things up in the North Loop. Beer, beer, beer. Let’s party!
• Trivia Mafia Mondays | Every Monday from 7-9pm
Join Inbound and the Trivia Mafia crew every Monday night for some brews and some Qs.
Lakes & Legends Brewing Company | Minneapolis
Here you’ll find high-quality, farm-to-table beer that will raise the expectations and expand the possibilities of what you can get from a beer. They focus on quality ingredients, spotlighting their farming partners wherever possible.
• Trivia | Tuesdays from 7-9pm
The popular Trivia Mafia comes to Lakes & Legends every Tuesday night with prizes for the top three teams, so round up your closest – and preferably smartest – friends and put on your thinking caps.
• Licks for Luck | March 18 from 1-4pm
Come meet a group of adorable adoptable dogs that have been waiting a little longer than most to meet their perfect family. We have cuddly ones, playful ones, big ones, and small ones who are just looking for their time to shine. With a little luck, and a lot of kisses, your best friend is right around the corner!
• Arctic Market: A Pop-Up | March 25 from 12-5pm
Visit with a variety of local artists and artisans selling their handcrafted goods including woodwork, prints, jewelry, clothing, home decor, body care products, kids wear, and more — while sipping Belgian-style beer, of course.
• All Are Welcome Beer 2018| April 5 from 5-10pm
Join All Are Welcome Here and Lakes & Legends Brewing Company for our second annual fundraiser in support of the ACLU of Minnesota. It’s going to be a great evening with special guests, music, and a brand new beer brewed just for the event.
OMNI Brewing | Maple Grove
In addition to unique craft brews, OMNI is newly dog-friendly indoors. They offer water dishes and majorly dog-loving staff.
• Girl Scout Cookie and Beer Pairing | March 17 from 12-5pm
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – stocking your Girl Scout Cookie stash! They’re pairing some of your favorite Girl Scout cookies with some of your favorite OMNI beers. Yum!
• MarioKart Tournaments | Thursdays through April 5 starting at 6pm
Throwback Thursdays just got a whole new meaning. Bring your friends, your 90’s Nintendo 64 skills, and your beer drinking game. Pre-registration recommended.
Sisyphus Brewing | Minneapolis
Not only are their craft beer offerings out of this world, but customers also rave about the dog-loving staff at Sisyphus. Slide into a seat at this pups-welcome taproom and enjoy a cold one or two.
• Drag Blingo with B. Louise | Tuesdays from 8-9:30pm
Blingo hosted by the fabulous B. Louise will quickly become your favorite weekly tradition. Join the folks at Sisyphus to drink beer, play blingo, win prizes, and learn life lessons from our favorite Queen, B. Louise.
• Day Drinking with Mom| March 31 from 1-3pm
Being a mom can be hard, so why not join Sisyphus in taking it a little less seriously at the monthly “Day Drinking with Mom” show, hosted by the hilarious Wendy Maybury and featuring a rotating cast of the Twin Cities favorite funny parents.
Sociable Cider Werks | Northeast Minneapolis
The hard ciders here are well carbonated, dry, and always made from real apples. It’s decidedly different. It’s delightfully Sociable. (Their love for dogs is real too.)
• Date Night with Red River Kitchen | Wednesdays from 4-8pm
The amazing folks at Red River Kitchen create a unique menu every Wednesday especially to be shared with your sweetie (or best friend, mom, neighbor — they’ll leave that up to you). Live music, too!
• Speed Bingo | Mondays from 6-8 pm
Speed Bingo is a “coverall” game where the numbers are called as quickly as possible. Think you can keep up? DJ Hazy Harold and JMO will be calling numbers faster than you can drink a pint. Prizes include taproom gift cards, can koozies, sweatshirts, t-shirts, glassware, hats, barrel-aged releases, crowlers and growlers. Free to play!
• Pit Bull Adoption Event | March 25 from 1-3pm
Come meet some of the available dogs for adoption through Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue! Honeys Hats will also be on site. For every Messy Bun hat sold during the event, a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the rescue. Bring a friend, drink some cider, buy a hat and, most importantly, pet some dogs!
Unmapped Brewing Co. | Minnetonka
This new, locally-owned brewery is a welcome addition to the west metro, offering a year-round lineup of flagship “Belgian & Stateside Ales” along with a diverse supporting cast of special and limited release beers of all styles in the taproom.
• Beer and Cupcake Pairing | April 11 from 5-9pm
Come one, come all and bring everyone you know to Unmapped Brewing Co to have amazing beer and cupcakes. They’ll create unique cupcake flavors to pair with each beer to give your taste buds a run for their money. Advanced tickets required.
• Guys’ Guide To Mother’s Day Gift Giving | April 22 from 12-7pm
Okay fellas, it’s high-time to get your Mother’s Day gift giving right! The MnArtTruck will be onsite and loaded to the hilt with killer gifts. Yep, it’s a dude’s dream come true: You get to hang out at a brewery, drink beer, eat food, AND buy Mother’s Day gifts that will finally be appreciated (they’ll even wrap the gifts for you while you eat and drink).
Wild Mind Artisan Ales | Minneapolis
Wild Mind brews sours, wilds, saisons, farmhouse, and rustic ales in old-world style with new world flair. Carefully chaotic.
• Bounce Out of Work Early | March 15 and 16 starting at 11 am
It’s that wonderful time of the year known as March Madness. If you happen to come down with a sudden cough, spend your sick day at Wild Mind to drink away your “illness” and catch some hoops on their 120” projector. Plus enjoy $4 pints all day long!
• Bargo | Every other Wednesday starting at 6pm
Exactly like Bingo. Join Wild Mind and Old Lady Katy to enjoy a few beers while honing your Bargo skills for the chance to win some nice prizes.
We love our brewery partners, and you will too. ♡
Woof to the wise: We’re always updating our calendar and this post with the latest and greatest dog-friendly brewery events, so be sure to check back for more hoppin’ events in the future!
Plus you can submit your own dog-friendly events right this way.