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 spacious 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.
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The Watering Bowl
5411 Leetsdale Dr, Denver, CO
The Watering Bowl is a dog-friendly restaurant that caters to the whole family. The eatery has a doggie park that allows your dogs to run leash-free, with a pool and toys. The dogs will not be allowed into the regular and wine bar but can run around the doggie park. The bar has an extensive wine list and craft beers named after dogs or dog breeds.
The food is bar fare with delicious burgers with various meat and vegan types, Quesadilla, wings, calzone, and tacos. There are brunch options where the food is served fresh and in generous portions. There are dog also treats available.
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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 and some thoughtful water. 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 beautiful restaurant with a spacious patio where you can sit with your pet. The food is excellent with meat and vegetarian options all prepared fresh. 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, which was fresh. We also had the Fresh fettuccine pasta with a bison meatball, Parmesan cheese, basil, rainbow chard, crispy artichoke hearts, and house marinara sauce. The staff was friendly to us and our pets.
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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 quantities and include a burrata plate, freshly baked bread and meatballs, and red sauce.
The pizzas are wide-ranging from meaty delights to vegetarian options and gluten-free pizzas as well. The pizza joint has a great patio where you can enjoy hanging out and dining with your dog where you can feed him some delicious pieces of 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.
The food was good, with the Buffalo Wild Wings being our favorite for having great taste, and they were perfectly spiced. Because it is a sports bar, it can get pretty wild during games, but the drinks menu is comprehensive, 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 patio that provides comfortable sitting for you and your dog. The food is generous in portions and delicious. The menu has snack meals such as chips and salsa, chicken fingers and hummus, and pita bread are some appetizer options.
In our party of six, we tried the burritos with pulled chicken, the vegetables were fresh and crunchy, the double pub burgers, which were huge, and the fish and chips. The food was memorable, and the drinks were served promptly and chilled. The superb service and low prices make this one of the best Dog-friendly Restaurants in Denver.
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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.
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Black Shirt Brewing Company
3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80205
Black Shirt Brewing Company has a beer garden with plenty of space, making it 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 oven-baked to perfection and were delicious.
The drinks menu is broad, with rich brews and various beers served. The staff is amicable and efficient and treated our dog kindly, and did not forget him as they served us. The food was well prepared with a robust taste and freshly prepared.
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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.