The Ultimate Guide To Dog-Friendly Restaurants and Bars in Denver
Denver is one of the most pet-friendly cities with plenty of eateries that will cater to you and your dog. With many places having patios and even spacious outdoor dog parks, you are sure to find a restaurant or pub where you can sit with your dog and enjoy a great meal. There are also dog menus to ensure your furry friend is well fed. This is our list of the best Dog-friendly Restaurants in Denver.
Romero’s K9 Club and Taphouse
985 S Public Rd Lafayette, CO 80026
There are places that tolerate dogs and places that LOVE dogs. We are proud to say that Romero’s is absolutely the latter! We love that the owners are super friendly and there’s plenty to love for both your furry friends and dog owners alike! On the covered patio, there’s hooks on each table for you to leash your dog up to, or you can bring your pup to the off-leash area. The prices here are also reasonable which can sometimes feel like a rarity in Denver! If you’re a craft beer lover, you’ll be happy to find plenty of your favorite local brews on tap. However, to comply with health regulations they don’t serve food here, but you can get meals delivered or order from rotating food trucks that often come by Romero’s. Do be aware you will have to provide proof of vaccination for your pup amongst other info, but once you’ve done that once you won’t have to do it again!
Thin Man Tavern
2015 E. 17th Ave Denver, CO
The Thin Man Tavern is a busy pub located in Denver’s Uptown neighborhood. There is a large and spacious patio where patrons can sit with their dogs and enjoy a drink and tasty food. There is a wide variety of delicious beverages, with the cocktails and mixed drinks a huge hit. The food is typical bar fare but is freshly prepared and tasty with panini, pizza, and burgers.
The staff is friendly, and they offer dogs a complimentary bowl of water for the patio. The pub is famous for its religious artwork that fills the bar. The great drinks and wonderful atmosphere for man and dog make this one of the top Dog-friendly Restaurants in Denver.
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Forest Room 5
2532 15th St Denver, CO
Forest Room 5 is a wonderful rustic restaurant with a spacious dog friendly patio where you can sit with your pup. The food is excellent with meat and vegetarian options, all prepared fresh! On our visit, we had the Crispy Calamari, which came with Red Cabbage, coconut lime and peppadew pepper, spinach, which came with a roasted garlic-chili sauce.
It was delicious and freshly prepared with the vegetables perfectly accompanying the calamari. We also had the Fresh fettuccine pasta with a bison meatball, Parmesan cheese, basil, rainbow chard, crispy artichoke hearts, and house marinara sauce plus a few craft beers. Yum!
1439 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210, USA
This pizza house serves delicious pizzas such as the tasty prosciutto and four cheese pizzas baked to perfection. The appetizers are served in large portions and include a burrata plate and freshly baked bread and meatballs and red sauce.
The pizzas are wide-ranging from meaty delights for even the most voracious carnivores to vegetarian options and gluten-free pizzas as well. The best part of this pizza joint is its great outdoor patio where you can enjoy hanging out and dining with your dog where you can even feed him some a bite of two of your pizza! There is an extensive drinks menu with beers and wines served. The servers are knowledgeable and provide great recommendations.
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Ugly Dog Sports Cafe
1345 Cortez St, Denver, CO 80221
There is nothing ugly about the Ugly Dog Sports Cafe with its delicious food for both people and dogs. The dog menu has some delights that cater to the pets, and there is a dog park where they can run around.
Their Buffalo Wild Wings are our favorite for having great taste and a great amount of flavor. Because it is a sports bar, it can get pretty wild during games, but the drinks menu will keep you happy, and the service staff is attentive to both people and animals. This makes it one of our top Dog-friendly Restaurants in Denver!
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Pub on Penn
1278 Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO
Pub on Penn is a lively restaurant and bar that caters to people and pets. There is a large dog friendly outdoor patio that provides comfortable sitting for you and your dog. The food is generous in portions and delicious. The menu has snacks/appetizer options if you just want a bite like chips and salsa, chicken fingers, and pita and hummus.
For food, we recommend the burritos with pulled chicken, the double pub burgers, and the fish and chips! The drinks come out cold and fast, and the superb service and low prices make this one of the best Dog-friendly Restaurants in Denver.
1300 Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO
Subculture has a spacious outdoor patio which is great for dining with your dog. The menu serves tasty sub sandwiches, beers, and cocktails. The Slow Roasted Colorado Beef sandwich is excellent, especially with the fresh ingredients that are perfectly seasoned. The standard Beef and Cheese are all well prepared without being overly dry, as sometimes happens to sandwiches.
The draft beer is a perfect accompaniment to the sandwiches. If you would like something non-alcoholic, lemonade or coffee are some excellent options. They have takeaway options for the food and drinks. The friendly staff and delicious sandwiches make this is one of the must-visit Dog-friendly Restaurants in Denver.
Black Shirt Brewing Company
3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80205
Black Shirt Brewing Company has a beer garden with plenty of space, making its outdoor patio one of the most pleasant places to have a bite and drink with your dog. We enjoyed the four horsemen pizza, which was tasty with a perfectly baked crust flavored with house-made ranch sauce. The wings were made to perfection and were just plain delicious.
The drinks menu is broad, with rich brews and various beers served. When we visited, the staff was amicable and efficient and treated our dog very kindly, and did not forget him as they served us. The food was well prepared with plenty of flavor and freshly prepared!
Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery
1001 16th St #100, Denver, CO, US, 80265
The food at Rock Bottom restaurant and brewery was excellent, with wonderful servers. The drinks are pretty good too, and the large patio is a great space for your dog. The Laredo burger came with french fries, and it was delicious with the vegetables fresh and crunchy and the meat and cheese excellently cooked to a perfect combination.
The drinks are served generously and are great tasting. The jambalaya is an ideal dish if you are looking for a spicy dish, and it is robustly flavored without being overwhelming. The Thai chili wings are tasty, with a sweet and sour taste perfectly combined.
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Highlands Cork And Coffee
3701 W 32nd Ave Denver, CO 80211
Highlands Cork and Coffee is a quaint and lovely cafe offering meat and vegan breakfast and light lunch options. There is a large patio and plenty of outdoor seating where you can sit with your dog and enjoy the sunshine. There are plant-based milk options and vegan cream cheese, which you can have with your bagels.
Other vegan spreads are peanut butter, or vegan butter, which are delicious and freshly made. The breakfast options, such as the Breakfast burrito with chorizo and smothered in green chili, are filling and delicious. The great fresh food and the spacious outside seating make this one of the best Dog-friendly Restaurants in Denver.
Just BE Kitchen
2364 15th St, Denver, CO 80202
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are always available at Just BE kitchen. This restaurant is a great place to enjoy some healthy food and also allows four paw friends on the patio. It only serves 100% gluten, grain, refined sugar, soy, corn peanut, legume-free, 99% dairy free, and uses coconut and olive oil. Enjoy their mind-blowing filled breakfast burrito for breakfast while seated outside in the morning weather.
4363 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212
Cozy Cottage offers a tasteful breakfast and lunch experience like no other. Their motto is “fresh to the table” and they live up to it. This place is a mixture of American and Mexican fare dishes. May we recommend any of their delicious benedicts and pancakes? You can never go wrong with the cozy huevos which bring the warmth of home. Cozy Cottage does allow four-paw furry friends on their patio–just make sure they are on their leashes! They also have water bowls for your pup if you need one.
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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published November 11, 2021 and last updated March 20, 2023.