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Dog-friendly breweries in Atlanta and Georgia

Bottoms Up: Dog-Friendly Breweries in Atlanta and Georgia 2023

If you’re looking for a dog-friendly brewery to grab a cold one with your canine, then look no further than these dog-friendly breweries in Atlanta and throughout the state of Georgia — from Savannah to Statesboro and Athens to Atlanta, you’ll find cold beer and a friendly welcome for both you and Fido.

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24 Dog-Friendly Breweries, Beer Gardens and Patios

1. Creature Comforts Brewing, Athens

Nestled in a beautiful historic 1940s warehouse in downtown Athens, Creature Comforts Brewing was founded by individuals passionate about starting a craft brewery in Athens. This brewery is truly pet-friendly, as evidenced by their very own cat mascot, Auto the brewery cat. You and your furry friend are welcome to explore the brewery and indulge in tastings and tours offered throughout the week, from Tuesdays to Saturdays. We recommend sampling Bigger Dreams, their take on a Hazy IPA, with a bright citrusy and fruit-forward flavor, all on the dog friendly patio. Yum!

Location: 271 W. Hancock Ave. Athens, GA | View Website

2. Eagle Creek Brewing, Statesboro

Situated in downtown Statesboro, Eagle Creek Brewing Company is a hub of live music from local artists, making your visit a delightful and entertaining experience. For just $10, you can enjoy a tour of the brewery, receive a souvenir pint glass, and delight in six complimentary 5-ounce tastings. Their River Street Praline Brown Ale sounds intriguing: “Our Brown Ale is dedicated to Savannah’s River Street and its famous Praline Candies. A perfected blend of vanilla, chocolate and malts take you down to the Georgia coast with just one sip.” Dogs can join you on the covered porch for a perfect evening of relaxation and good company.

Location: 106 Savannah Ave, Suite B, Statesboro, GA | View Website

3. Fannin Brewing, Blue Ridge

If you’re seeking a brewery with a scenic backdrop, Fannin Brewing Company is the place to be. Located at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains in beautiful Blue Ridge, this brewery seamlessly combines their love for German beer and winemaking expertise to craft world-class brews. With a strong focus on the local community, Fannin Brewing Company uses homegrown ingredients and names their beers after the natural beauty that surrounds the Blue Ridge Mountains. Tours are available on Fridays and Saturdays for just $10, and attention dog owners, dogs are welcome to join you throughout the brewery.

Location: 3758 1st Street, Blue Ridge GA | View Website

4. Monday Night Brewing, Atlanta

Get ready to elevate your weeknights with craft beers that perfectly balance flavors and complement your favorite foods. Monday Night Brewing, situated in Atlanta, offers brewery tours and tastings every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. For $12, you’ll receive a tour of the brewery, a souvenir pint glass, and the chance to sample six 6-ounce beer samples. Feel free to bring your furry companion along as you explore the brewery and definitely try Should’ve Been a Cowboy, a hazy west coast IPA, named after brewery dog Cowboy on the dog friendly patio!

Location: 670 Trabert Ave NW, Atlanta, GA | View Website

5. Oconee Brewing, Greensboro

Positioned near Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Georgia, Oconee Brewing Company resides in the renovated cotton mill warehouse, which also includes a full bar and 3,600 square foot Event Center. Whenever you find yourself in the area, drop by and treat yourself to their delicious beverages. Oconee Brewing Company welcomes visitors for tastings on Thursdays and Fridays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oh, and according to their Instagram post below “dogs drink for FREE!” Wink wink.

Location: 202 N West Street, Greensboro, GA | View Website

6. Service Brewing, Savannah

Step into Service Brewing, a craft brewery in Savannah that pays homage to those who have selflessly served their country and community. This veteran-owned and operated establishment dedicates its proceeds from the Tasting Room to support charities that assist service men and women and first responders. Dogs are welcome to join you on the inviting beer garden patio, where we suggest you sample one of their seasonal beers, Savannah Banana, “brewed with twice the bananas.” Yes, please!

Location: 574 Indian St. Savannah, GA | View Website

7. Southern Brewing, Athens

Located in Athens, Georgia, Southern Brewing is a vibrant brewery that offers a unique experience for hops enthusiasts and dog lovers alike. With a spacious beer garden and a welcoming atmosphere, this brewery is a great place to relax with your four-legged companion while enjoying a wide selection of craft beers (we say try the Tangerine Fruit Flash wheat ale). The brewery also hosts various events and food trucks, ensuring that there is always something exciting happening at this pooch-friendly place.

Location: 231 Collins Industrial Blvd Athens, GA | View Website

8. Eventide Brewing, Atlanta

Eventide Brewing, situated in Atlanta, Georgia, is a dog-friendly brewery that combines great beer with a welcoming atmosphere. With a focus on community and sustainability, this brewery produces a variety of high-quality beers using locally sourced ingredients including Bikini Snow, a Cold IPA and Sunrise in La Mancha, a Belgian Triple with Plum. Their spacious outdoor patio is the perfect place to enjoy a pint with your furry friend by your side.

Location: 1015 Grant St SE, Atlanta, GA | View Website

9. Second Self Beer, Atlanta

Second Self Beer in Atlanta, is a dog-friendly brewery that prides itself on producing unique and flavorful beers like their Game Night, a hazy IPA or Robert the Spruce, a seasonal IPA brewed with juniper berries and rosemary. With a focus on quality and creativity, they offer a wide range of brews that are sure to satisfy any beer lover’s palate. Their dog friendly patio is the place to be after your day at the dog park.

Location: 1317 Logan Circle Northwest, Atlanta, GA | View Website

10. Wild Heaven Craft Beers, Decatur

Wild Heaven Craft Beers, located in Decatur, Georgia, is a dog-friendly brewery that is known for producing unique and flavorful beers. With a focus on quality and innovation, they offer a diverse range of beers that are sure to impress any beer enthusiast — we are especially intrigued by Emergency Drinking Beer, described as “reminiscent of a crisp pilsner married with a traditional gose.” Their spacious outdoor patio welcomes dogs, and be sure to follow them on Instagram for special events like their recent Beagle Party to support alumni and adoptable dogs through Atlanta Beagle Rescue (see below).

Location: 135B Maple Street, Decatur, GA | View Website

11. Arches Brewing, Hapeville

Arches Brewing, situated in Hapeville, Georgia, is a dog-friendly brewery that is dedicated to producing exceptional beers. With a focus on traditional brewing techniques and quality ingredients, they offer a range of beer that showcase their passion for the craft. We suggest sampling the Southern Bel’, a Belgian blonde ale or Bohemian Riot, a Czech-style pilsner, while relaxing with Rover on their patio.

Location: 3361 Dogwood Dr, Hapeville, GA | View Website

12. Burnt Hickory Brewery, Kennesaw

Burnt Hickory Brewery, located in Kennesaw, is a dog-friendly brewery that is known for its bold and flavorful beers. Beers like Strata-Varius, a grapefruit dosed hazy IPA, or Cranberry Lime Mysterio, with a hint of cranberry and lime, or Space Tractor IPA, a hazy New England-style IPA. With a commitment to pushing the boundaries of traditional brewing, they offer a range of innovative and unique brews that are sure to satisfy any beer lover’s palate. Best of all, their outdoor seating area welcomes dogs!

Location: 2260 Moon Station Court Suite 210, Kennesaw, GA | View Website

13. Gate City Brewery, Roswell

Gate City Brewery, nestled in the heart of Roswell, Georgia, is a haven for dog lovers and a hub for crafting extraordinary beers. They place great importance on expertise and innovation, offering an assortment of beer that showcase their passion for the brewing craft, including 20 beers and house-made cocktails on rotation in their taproom. Best of all, Bowser is welcome to join you on their expansive outdoor dog friendly patio.

Location: 43 Magnolia Street, Roswell, GA | View Website

14. Coastal Empire Beer Company, Savannah

Coastal Empire Beer, located in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, is a fantastically Fido-friendly brewery, known for its incredible craft beers. According to their website, “The taproom is pet friendly, but alligators must be kept on a leash!” And of course, the outdoor seating area is a great place to hang with your pooch while sipping on a Savannah Brown Ale.

Location: 79 Ross Rd, Savannah, GA | View Website

15. Southbound Brewing, Savannah

Speaking of Savannah, Southbound Brewing is another canine-friendly brewery crafting awesome beers. The taproom and beer garden — located just outside of the Downtown Historic District — offers a variety of 20 beers on tap in addition to non-alcoholic house-made sodas. Pints, flights, six-packs, and growler fills are available for purchase, and a food truck is typically on site — all to be appreciated with your pooch!

Be sure follow them on Instagram for upcoming dog-centric events (see below).

Location: 107 E Lathrop Avenue, Savannah, GA | View Website

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16. Reformation Brewery, Woodstock

Like the IG post below says, “Bring your pups and buds and enjoy some suds…” Reformation Brewery loves dogs. They also love crafting delicious beer. We suggest sampling A Cold One — literally, that’s its name — described as a light crisp German Pilsner. Or, another summer favorite, the Shotgun Light Lager, described as “a 4% classic crusher you can throw back all day long.” And, the outdoor seating area is the perfect spot to sip on a Reformation Rodeo and enjoy some fun with friends, two- and four-legged alike.

Location: 105 Elm St., Woodstock , GA | View Website

17. Atlanta Brewing, Atlanta

Established in 1993 (and Georgia’s oldest brewery), Atlanta Brewing is committed to crafting quality and innovative beers in the city they love, which is perfectly in line with our motto: “Enjoy the city you love with the four-legged love of your life.” As a super dog-friendly brewery, Atlanta Brewing has got you covered when it comes to chilling out with your canine and sipping on some seriously refreshing craft brews after a visit to the family dog park.

Location: 2323 Defoor Hills Road, Atlanta, GA | View Website

18. SweetWater Brewing, Atlanta

In Atlanta, GA, SweetWater Brewing Co is where it’s at for local craft beer lovers. This favorite local spot whips up some pretty amazing libations, with something for just about every taste bud. Speaking of bud, they’re also super dog-friendly, so grab your furry buddy and head to Sweetwater to sample a cold one with your canine. If you’re brave, sample the SweetWater Gummies, described as “a new line of easy-drinking, high-alcohol craft ales brewed for an endless summer of haze and juicy flavor.” Best to be enjoyed in the fun and pet friendly outdoor seating area.

Location: 195 Ottley Dr NE, Atlanta, GA | View Website

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19. Urban Tree Cidery, Atlanta

Urban Tree Cidery, located in Atlanta, GA, is your go-to spot for all things cider. This cool little place has a knack for whipping up some truly tasty ciders, all made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Whether you’re a cider connoisseur or just a fan of something flavorful, there’s a glass here with your name on it. And hey, got a dog? Bring ’em along! Urban Tree’s laid-back vibe makes it the perfect place to kick back with your four-legged pal and enjoy a refreshing sip of their delicious ciders. It’s a friendly spot where everyone’s welcome, tail-waggers included!

Location: 1465 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA | View Website

20. Grumpy Old Men Brewing, Blue Ridge

Grumpy Old Men Brewing, located in scenic Blue Ridge, Georgia, is a brewery with personality and a penchant for fantastic beers. But don’t let the name fool you — they’re anything but grumpy when it comes to welcoming both two-legged and four-legged guests — even hosting dog adoption events at the brewery! With a commitment to quality and a creative flair, they serve up a tempting array of brews like No More Mr. Nice Guy, a Japanese style rice lager.

And if you’re a dog owner? Well, bring your furry friend along! At Grumpy Old Men, you can relax in a chill atmosphere, sipping on your favorite refreshment, with Bowser by your side in the pet friendly outdoor seating area.

Location: 1315 E Main St, Blue Ridge, GA | View Website

21. Blue Tarp Brewing, Decatur

Over in Decatur, Georgia, there’s this cool little spot called Blue Tarp Brewing. If you’re a fan of craft beer with personality, this is your place. And the best part? Your dog can come along! They’re all about creative, tasty brews, and they don’t hold back on quality or innovation. Whether you’re a beer guru or just in the mood for a cold one, there’s something here for you. So grab your furry friend, and come kick back with some unique flavors in a chill, friendly setting. Cheers to that!

Location: 2316 Main Street, Ste K, Tucker, GA | View Website

22. Three Taverns Craft Brewery, Decatur

If you find yourself in Decatur, with a thirst for something special, make your way to Three Taverns Brewery. They love dogs almost as much as they love brewing amazing craft beer! Here, it’s all about the craft, the quality, and the passion that goes into every pint. Whether you’re a seasoned beer lover or just looking for a cozy spot to hang with your canine, you’ll find something to savor at Three Taverns.

Location: 121 New St, Decatur, GA | View Website

23. Tucker Brewing, Tucker

Tucker Brewing Company in Tucker, Georgia is the spot to kick back and enjoy some truly remarkable beers with Rover. They’ve got this German brewing thing down to an art, offering up brews that’ll make both beer and wine enthusiasts feel right at home. And don’t forget your furry friend — dogs are more than welcome in their massive 8,500-square-foot beer garden, where you can also enjoy extensive menu staples like the giant pretzel and sauerkraut bites or try something new like steak and frites or calamari. Just be sure to share those frites with Fido!

Location: 2003 South Bibb Drive, Tucker, GA | View Website

24. Red Hare Brewing, Marietta

Next time you’re in Marietta with your mutt, swing by Red Hare Brewing, where the beer’s cold and canines are welcome. They’ve got a knack for the craft beer game, and whether you’re a hop-head or just like a nice cold brew, they’ve got something special on tap for you — especially with beers like Long Night Lager brewed with Rev Coffee, or Nothing But Flowers, a strawberry and cucumber sour, or Chocolate Rum Cake, a rum barrel-aged chocolate stout. Drool!

Location: 1998 Delk Industrial Blvd SE, Marietta, GA | View Website

Conclusion

Next time you’re hankering for a cold beer with your canine, Georgia’s got you covered — whether you’re hitting the bustling streets of Atlanta or seeking some peace in the Blue Ridge mountains — there’s a dog-friendly brewery for you Bowser. Cheers, y’all!

Article source for breweries: Explore Georgia at exploregeorgia.org.

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about the author

Brandie Ahlgren is founder and editor of CityDog Magazine. She, and her team of dog-loving editors, dig up the best places for you to sit, stay and play with your four-legged friends. Brandie, 12-year-old boxer Thya and Mexican foster failure Pancho, reside in West Seattle and can often be found hanging out at Westcrest Dog Park.

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