Twin Cities Breweries That Welcome Dogs Inside

No need to leave your pal home on the couch–these Twin Cities and suburban breweries are so dog-friendly, your buddy just mutt end up a regular! Just be sure to remind your pup that if she wants to party like people, she’ll have to be on her best behavior. Then leash up and wag out–starred (*) breweries are on our latest Dog-Friendly Indoor Brewery Pass, too!

56 Brewing – Minneapolis*
Dog won’t stop whining for locally sourced ingredients? We get it. With a core lineup of bold and seasonal craft beers and a focus on fresh, regional additions, this Northeast wonder has plenty of water bowls available and dog treats for sale courtesy of Rolling Rover Bistro. You can also buy Sidewalk Dog’s Dog-Friendly Brewery Passes in the taproom (we know you need extras fur friends). 

Back Channel Brewing – Lake Minnetonka
After *yet another* ruff week, where the h*ck can a good girl get a dang Dog Brew in this town? Knock a few back at Back Channel, where your pupper can enjoy craft dog “beer” made with pumpkin broth and organic veggies. Branded dog collars, leashes, bandanas, and silicone collapsible dog dishes are for sale, too, in case she needs to round out her brewhound collection.

Back Channel hosts dog-human events on the regular, including doga with Adventure is Barking, pet portrait painting with MerryTime Arts, dog adoption events with Underdog Rescue, and several other rescue fundraisers. In the works: a canicross/bikejoring event at the brewery. We’ll keep you posted!

Simon P. Borkington, resident Bauhaus brewhound

Bauhaus Brew Labs* – Minneapolis
With bags, board games, food trucks, live music, stand-up comedy performances, and unbelievably good beer, there’s plenty for you and your dog to love. This Great Dane-sized taproom has plenty of space between tables for pooches to stretch out and chill, and resident Golden Retriever Simon P. Borkington (above) is often on paw to say arooo.

Bent Brewstillery* – Roseville
There are local bevvies and food trucks for peeps, and water dishes and treats for pups, along with the occasional Pupper Ale and a lineup of dog-friendly events. No wonder one customer raved: “SO FUN super dog-friendly.”

Boom Island Brewing* – Minnetonka
Boom Island just moved to the ‘burbs from its former Minneapolis digs. It’s known for its wide selection of Belgian beers and allows well-mannered pups to roam off-leash. Does your furkid want a sib? Walk next door to Secondhand Hounds (everyone knows the best time to adopt is after HH).

Broken Clock Brewing* – Minneapolis
As a community-owned and operated co-op, Broken Clock’s pack loves empowering people and fostering community collabs (pup yeah). There’s good beer for good humans and doggo merch for good bois ‘n gurls, including dog T-shirts. It’s also a prime spot for catching a game, and popular with cyclists. (Here are 5 ways to bike with your dog.)

Clockwerks Brewing* – Minneapolis
Steampups’ll be over the moon about Clockwerks’ steampunk setup. Stick around for fun activities, a free-to-play pool table, water bowls for pups, and a wide selection of crafted beers, along with Happy Hour five days a week (Mon-Fri from 3-6 p.m.).

Fair State Brewing Cooperative* – Minneapolis
Fair State’s all about creating community and quality craft beers. You and your dog’ll find cool people and pups and plenty of places to sit (and other dogs to sniff) while you knock a few back.

Sidle pup to the bar for a free treat at HeadFlyer.

HeadFlyer Brewing* – Minneapolis
This Northeast brewery and taproom is the perfect place to sip an American craft beer with friends and fam. Woofers can always find free Milk-Bone treats behind the bar, packages of Rolling Rover Bistro treats for sale, and anti-spill water bowls. Its annual Pup Photos With Santa event is a hoot among local hounds, too.

Couches to high tops, it’s all about comfort and convos at Forgotten Star.

Forgotten Star Brewing Co. – Fridley
“Friendly Fridley” extends to pups at this roomy taproom. There are water bowls ‘n treatos for all the good dogs, taps and food trucks for good humans, and plenty of places to sit ‘n stay a while.

Beer for you, yoga mats and more for your pup at Inbound.

Inbound BrewCo* – Minneapolis
Inbound is dog-friendly HEAVEN. Case in point: its Doggy Station offers treats, water bowls, and yoga mats for pups who are bothered by cold floors (Karen are you for real?) or could use the traction assistance. You won’t starve, either. Inbound hosts a local Minnesota food truck every day. Common trucks include Outlaw Grill, Market BBQ, and O’Cheeze.

Insight Brewing – Minneapolis
Insight just went DF in December and dogs everywhere are ruvin’ it. Sidle up and sip Insight’s Mega Dankbot ulti-mutt IPA or Maze Monster chocolate milk stout while your borker laps up a fresh bowl of H2O.

Lakes & Legends Brewing Company* – Minneapolis
Lakes & Legends makes farm-to-table beer from high-end ingredients that often spotlight its farming partners. Pooch wants some grub? Food trucks Burrito Mercado, Gastropub, and Northbound Smoke House are ready to cater to your dog’s discerning palate.

P’awww yeah, Lake Monster’s now dog-friendly inside.

Lake Monster Brewing* – St. Paul
The newest brewery to hop on the dog-friendly-inside barkwagon (thank yours drooly), Lake Monster’s already a fave with the woofers thanks to its spacious floor plan and friendly staff. It was founded by three MN natives with a passion for great beer who are constantly inventing unique versions of classic beer styles. 

There are lotsa places for dogs to stretch out at Lupulin.
Lupulin always has free treats on paw and furry fans can buy dog merch from the shop.

Lupulin Brewing – Big Lake*
This family-owned craft brewery is dedicated to making unique beers, and the super-friendly staff and fun atmosphere make it an ideal place for you and your pooch to unwind. Fur-legged visitors down free dog treats from the ginormous jar and there are leashes and bowls for sale. Pup needs a potty break? A nice, green space is just across from the patio.

Henlo, Cactus.

OMNI Brewing Company* – Maple Grove
OMNI enjoys experimenting with new flavors so much that it releases a new craft beer every Tuesday. There are water bowls on paw and dog swag in the shop. Pet dapper resident brewhound Cactus (above) fur good luck. 

Saint Paul Brewing* – St. Paul
Producing high-quality beers by day, and slinging pints of fresh suds by night along with great local music on the weekends, Saint Paul Brewing hosts dog-friendly events galore, including yappy hours benefiting local rescues. Coming soon: the brewery’s own specialty doggo treats and a puppy picture board so your pooch can have his 15 months of fame (because dogs deserve more).

Shakopee Brewhall* – Shakopee
This meticulously made vintage taproom in Shakopee’s historic district will make you and Fido feel like time travelers. You can bring food in and there’s Trivia Mafia trivia every Tuesday so make sure your dog’s pup culture game is bitchin’.

Sisyphus Brewing* – Minneapolis
Board games and pinball make Sisyphus a fun, casual hang with great beer to boot. The dog-loving staff serve woofers water bowls and treats with a side of compliments. The taproom also raises bones for No Dog Left Behind on the reg.

Sociable Cider Werks* – Minneapolis
Sociable brews fresh-pressed apples with fruits, grains, hops, and spices for drinks you can’t stop discussing. In addition to cider, it also has craft beer and mead on tap and food from Union Kitchen on site. Northeast Park is across the street for a post-pint stroll ‘n squirrel chase.

Brewery dog and ulti-mutt photobomber DeVito

Venn Brewing – Minneapolis
The award-winning beer’s for serious here. Dogs can rep Venn with branded bandannas from the shop, and resident Corgi DeVito’s on paw to photobomb your every selfie. Venn is also across the street from the Minnehaha Off-Leash Dog Park aka doggy nirvana.

Wicked Wort Brewing Company – Robbinsdale
Board games, food delivery options, live music, water bowls for doggos, and craft brews galore make this a lively hangout spot, and its annual Wicked Pack Walk brings dogs and their parents together to support local animal rescue.

Where else do you like to drink with your dog? Woof at us in the comments and tag #SidewalkDog in all your brewtastic times.

*These pro-pup breweries are on our Dog-Friendly Indoor Brewery Pass.

(Top photo by @bauhausbrewlabs)

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