Dog Friendly Philly beer gardens and breweries to take the pup

A great thing about beer gardens and breweries (as if you needed any more convincing) is that a lot of them are truly dog-friendly. There are some that aren't so we put together a list of the ones that allow you to bring the pup along. 

Check out the list of dog-friendly beer gardens to hit his weekend with tips from our expert Philly Beer Natives.

Dog Friendly Beer Gardens & Breweries

Dog friendly beer gardens

Beer gardens are naturally dog friendly, but there are some that are friendlier than others. Here's the list of beer gardens that you definitely need to take your pup to!

Parks on Tap: Azalea Garden in Fairmount Park

Neighborhood: Fairmount & other locations

What's dog friendly?:

It's a traveling popup beer garden that hosts locations outside so most (if not all) are going to be dog friendly. They are also running a "Barks on Tap" near dog trails on Thursdays starting in June. Here's the Barks On Tap full schedule.

Proceeds go to benefiting the dog runs as well as local organizations.

What you need to know:

If you've been in the city in the warmer months, chances are you've heard of Parks on Tap. This is it's third season so they are veterans to the "pop up beer garden" game. The Azalea Garden is located between Boathouse Row and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

PHS Pop-up Garden

Neighborhood: Multiple

What's dog friendly?:

Throughout the garden is dog friendly so set up shop at one of the tables and hang with the pups. They are really good with making sure the dogs have plenty of water.

What you need to know:

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will be doing a soft open of their pop up beer garden Thursday April 26th. The South Street and uCity Square beer gardens will both be doing the soft opening.

Unlike the Parks on Tap below, PHS tends not to move around (they stayed put last year). The South Street location is expected to have food from Royal TavernCantina Los CaballitosKhyber Pass Pub, and Triangle Tavern. That means you don't have to move from your seat and can enjoy the solid weather!

The official grand opening is set to be May 3rd.

 

Uptown Beer Garden

Neighborhood: Center City

 
 

What's dog friendly?:

The whole garden is dog friendly and you'll often see the servers bring along their pups also. They make sure there is plenty of water to go around for the dogs.

What you need to know:

Tucked away just north of Market Street in busy Center City, the trees in the beer garden offer some much needed shade on a hot day. It can get crowded since it's a pretty small space.

 

Evil Genius Beer Garden

Neighborhood: Fishtown

What's dog friendly?:

This is actually a brewery with a beer garden so you get the best of both worlds here. The pups can hang out with you in the beer garden. They are super dog friendly and even occasionally throw events to support organizations like 

What you need to know:

Philly Beer Natives Kelly and Cam from @PhillyBeerCouple say, "Evil Genius is an awesome local brewery with so much to offer! On top of having a variety of flavorful drafts, they also have great food, and a fun atmosphere. 

Stepping into Evil Genius is like a throw back to the 90s. They have board games we've all played as kids and their food menus are displayed on VHS cases! Their beers are cleverly named and delicious! Philadelphia's sports teams are hot this year and Evil Genius has had can releases dedicated to their success. 
Evil Genius is a great place to hang out with a group of friends or even host a work event! Their tasting room is large with plenty of seating, and during the warmer months they have outdoor seating! Everyone loves drinking a good beer in the sunshine.

Evil Genius is located in Fishtown and is walking distance to so many cool bars, restaurants, and shops. It's definitely a place to check out!"

Morgan's Pier

Neighborhood: Old City

 

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What's dog friendly?:

This spot has plenty of tables to grab and brew and chill with the pups. It's right on the waterfront with a nice breezy to cool off your furry friend. They are running monthly “Yappy Hour” Fundraisers with the PSPCA so keep an eye out for the dates. You can see the full events list here.

What you need to know:

Philly Native Matt C. suggests grabbing some food there with friends and staying all night. "Great outdoor venue that is seasonal for the spring/summer. Like the name states, it's on the pier overlooking the river and right under the Ben Franklin Bridge. Great food for lunch or an early dinner and even better for a great night out."

 

Memphis Taproom Beer Garden

Neighborhood: Kensington

 

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What's dog friendly?:

As you can see in the picture, they are very open to having your dog come along. They just have to stay in the beer garden area.

What you need to know:

This is a decent hike from Center City, but their huge list of beers is worth it. The garden is covered with tents so you don't have to worry about packing the sun screen. If you are headed up towards Fishtown, you've gotta make the trip to Memphis Taproom.

Keep an eye out for the beer events they are throwing; they are always a fun time. Their Facebook Page already has a killer events list lined up. 

Spruce Street Harbor

Neighborhood: Penns Landing

What's dog friendly?:

It's basically a big park with hammocks and food trucks so it's free reign on where you can bring your pup.

What you need to know:

Spruce Street Harbor Park home to foxod, drinks, games and areas to lounge. That means you can spend a whole day here with ease. They also have a ton of live music and special events, so make sure to check their events listing. 

If you spot an opening on the nets over the water, definitely spend some time there; it's super relaxing.

Open May 11th.

Dog friendly breweries

A lot of breweries have outdoor seating that allows dogs. We picked ones that have larger areas or a super dog friendly.

Brewery ARS

Neighborhood: South Philly

 

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What's dog friendly?:

Dog friendly at the tables outside. Dog's can't go inside the brewery.

What you need to know:

Philly Beer Natives Kelly & Cam say, "Brewery ARS is a small local brewery located in a garage in South Philly, but don't let that take away from how delicious their brews are! We've just recently started frequenting ARS, and I wish we would have started sooner. Although the tasting room is on the smaller side, there is always seating available, and one of our favorite things is being able to sit right next to the fermenters!
Brewery ARS is pumping out some delicious draft beers and their can releases are just as amazing. They offer a variety of craft beers ranging from Ales, to IPAs, to Stouts, Saisons, and everything in between. Each style never disappoints!
On Thursdays ARS features a local pizza shop and on Saturdays they feature local BBQ spots. The food has always been on point!
This is an awesome local brewery and a gem in South Philly. We highly recommend ARS to all craft beer lovers."

Levante Brewing

Neighborhood: West Chester

 

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What's dog friendly?:

A little outside of the city, but included it because they are super dog friendly with a large outdoor area.  Levante brews a variety of seasonal and specialty ales and lagers using fresh techniques and ingredients. Food trucks supply the eats.

What you need to know:

"Ah! Don’t you love those small, intimate microbreweries where you can actually have quality conversation while drinking quality beer? That’s why I love most about Levante, as well as the warmth and simplicity of the atmosphere/ staff. And did I mention the rotation of food trucks that come through? Every single experience- beer, food, and service has been wonderful!" - Philly Native Brooke


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Dock Street Brewing Co

Neighborhood: West Philly

What's dog friendly?:

Dogs are welcome at the outside tables and if you ask, they'll even bring a water bowl for you.

What you need to know:

A top brewery in West Philly and hailing as Philly's first microbrewery, Dock Street was converted from an old firehouse and they brew their own beer on sight.

Tonewood Brewing

*Oaklyn, NJ*

 
 

What's dog friendly?:

They have outside tables where you can hang with your dog, but you'll definitely see some dogs kicking it inside also.

What you need to know:

It's over the bridge in Jersey, but the @PhillyBeerCouple loves this spot, "Tonewood is an awesome brewery right across the Walt Whitman Bridge in Oaklyn, NJ. This brewery is always filled with beer lovers of all ages and species (it's dog friendly which is a plus!) From the tasting room there's a great view of the brewing facility which gives you a front row seat to the brewing process. Their delicious beers are available on tap and some available in cans. Our favorite beers have been the Monotone series and the Double Dry Hopped Fuego! They don't serve food here, but they have menus available to order from local take out spots. As you know, we love supporting local businesses and especially businesses that give back to the community. Tonewood recently partnered with Cathedral Kitchen, a food pantry in Camden,NJ, and donated proceeds of their sales. They also encouraged patrons to bring in items to be donated. We suggest stopping by Tonewood to grab a few awesome beers! Cheers!"



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