PRESS RELEASE / August 17, 2023 (Massachusetts) – Casual spots offering something for every taste, craft breweries strive to be welcoming places for all—and yes, that often includes your dog! Breweries across the Bay State would love to meet your pup. Since August is National Dog Month, we asked members of the Massachusetts Brewers Guild to let us know about their dog-friendly offerings.
So get ready to sit and stay at nearly 50 destinations for dogs. Good boys and girls must remain with a human at all times, and leashes are required. While some breweries provide water bowls and treats, bringing your own is always welcome. Other rules and conditions around dog-friendly restaurants can vary by town, so make sure to ask a brewery if you have any questions.
Now, let’s go enjoy a treat!
Special thanks to the Mass. Brew Bros., who shared additional info with the MBG. (Look out for a new dog-friendly map coming soon from Mass. Brew Bros.)
The outdoor patio at Lynn’s Bent Water Brewing is dog-friendly anytime it’s open, with water and treats for canine visitors. Let’s go!
Take a break from walking your dog around downtown Salem and stop in at East Regiment Beer Company, which has a pup-friendly patio, water available, and dog treats. Let’s go!
Though it’s open only on Fridays and Saturdays, Modest Roots will always welcome your dog. The Tyngsborough nanobrewery is dog-friendly inside and out. Let’s go!
Bring your dog to Lowell’s Navigation Brewing, which has a dog-friendly taproom and patio. Let’s go!
Along the river in Salem, you’ll discover Notch Brewing’s dog-friendly beer garden, which has its own pup-friendly entrance from the parking lot. The outdoor area at the Charles River Speedway, home to Notch’s Brighton beer garden, is also open to dogs. Let’s go!
Andover’s Oak & Iron Brewing Co. is a family-friendly place. On the shaded patio, that includes the furriest of family members (dogs). Let’s go!
In good weather, your dog might want to join you on the deck at the Tap Brewing Co. in Haverhill. Let’s go!
Dogs are welcome in the spacious taproom as well as on the patio outside BearMoose Brewing in Everett. You can even get your pup some matching merch to go. Let’s go!
You and your pup will enjoy the waterfront views of Marina Bay from Break Rock Brewing. The Quincy taproom and its outdoor deck offer dog-friendly seating in the shade. Let’s go!
The patio outside Cambridge Brewing Company is always covered and dog-friendly. The Kendall Square brew pub has been known to craft healthy treats your pup will love—just ask your server. Let’s go!
You might as well call it “Dogchester Brewing” because Dorchester makes beer for dogs. Canine friends are welcome at the outdoor areas at DBCo., and there are non-alcoholic options for them on the menu. Let’s go!
Winthrop’s Drop Zone Brewery has a dog-friendly patio with water bowls available. Let’s go!
The Cambridge Crossing taproom by Lamplighter Brewing has outdoor areas, which are open seasonally and permit dogs. Both locations sell dog-friendly merch to bring home to your best friend, such as squeaky-toy cans and collars. Let’s go!
The parking-lot patio at Long Live Beerworks’ Boston outpost welcomes dogs. You’ll all find shade under umbrellas. Let’s go!
Three locations of Night Shift Brewing welcome dogs outdoors: The Everett headquarters, and the Charles River-sde beer gardens on the Esplanade and in Allston’s Herter Park. Let’s go!
Bring along your dog to the bucolic Buzzards Bay Brewing farm in Westport. The grassy outdoor areas are dog-friendly and shaded by trees. Let’s go!
Canned Heat Craft Beer is dog-friendly inside the taproom as well as at tables overlooking the busy marina in Fall River. Let’s go!
Spending time with family and friends is the focus at IndieFerm. The relaxing taproom is dog-friendly throughout. Let’s go!
Home base for Untold Brewing, a former schoolhouse in Scituate, is always family- and dog-friendly. Pups will find shade on the patio and special merch for them. Let’s go!
The Weymouth taproom of Vitamin Sea Brewing is dog-friendly outdoors seven days a week. Inside, dogs can join their owners on Mondays and Tuesdays only. Whenever VSB’s beer gardens are open in Hull or Cambridge, they are dog-friendly, too. Let’s go!
CAPE & ISLANDS
Visiting Cape Cod with your dog? Bring them along to Aquatic Brewing in Falmouth, which welcomes well-behaved pups. Let’s go!
This year-round Cape Cod destination is dog-friendly inside and also has a spacious, seasonal patio with outdoor seating in the sun and shade. Cape Cod Beer offers plenty of fun merch with dogs in mind, and also offers dog treats. Let’s go!
Medfield taproom and pizza kitchen 7th Wave Brewing is dog-friendly. Let’s go!
At Lost Shoe in Marlborough, settle in on the shady patio with your pup for a round or two of water (them) and beer or coffee (you). Let’s go!
Attention, all squirrel lovers: Outdoor seating at Mighty Squirrel is dog-friendly. That goes for the Waltham brewery as well as the Watertown beer garden. Let’s go!
Sturbridge brewing company Altruist welcomes dogs in the taproom and in the beer garden. Let’s go!
The grassy “bull yard” at Bull Spit Brewing’s Winchendon farm is dog-friendly whenever it’s open. Let’s go!
Let your pup lead the way to the patio at Dirigible Brewing Company. The Littleton spot is dog-friendly outdoors, with water on offer as well as a jar of dog treats. The nose will know, we’re sure. Let’s go!
Dogs are welcome at this Rutland brewery, assuming they’re good with other animals: The outdoor “beer pasture” at Milk Room Brewing Co., open seasonally, is home to a herd of bison, goats, donkeys, and cows. Let’s go!
There are a few rules around dogs visiting Redemption Rock (which, we imagine, brewery cat Jimmy enforces): No barking, play well with others, and stay on the concrete floors inside or on the patio. Otherwise, have fun at this pet-friendly Worcester spot. Let’s go!
No doggy-paddling required to visit River Styx, which is a pet-friendly place along the Nashua River in Fitchburg. Let’s go!
At Seven Saws, dogs are welcome indoors and outdoors year-round. Be sure to check out the merch area to snag your pup some treats or some branded wears. Let’s go!
The outdoor area at Timberyard Brewing in East Brookfield welcomes pets with dog-friendly accommodations, including a pet waste station to keep the area clean. Let’s go!
Wormtown’s namesake location in Worcester has a dog-friendly seasonal beer garden with treats on offer. Let’s go!
The welcome sign for dogs is always hung at Berkshire Brewing Co., where well-behaved pups are welcome indoors and outdoors, year-round. Water bowls are available, but its never a bad idea to BYOB – bowl that is. Let’s go!
The easy-going vibes at Turners Falls brewery Brick & Feather extend to dogs, which are welcome indoors and out. Active animals will also be interested in the nearby Canalside Rail Trail, a scenic, 3.7-mile recreation path along the Connecticut River. Let’s go!
In Florence, dogs can visit Drawing Board Brewing Company in the taproom or on the patio. Let’s go!
Dogs are welcome anytime, anywhere at Four Phantoms Brewing Company in Greenfield. Let’s go!
Indoor seating, outdoor seating—it’s all dog-friendly. Leadfoot Brewing in Chicopee is open every weekend and also offers a food menu for humans. Let’s go!
Count on meeting some good dogs at Lost Towns Brewing, a pup-friendly taproom and beer garden in Gilbertville. Let’s go!
A mulched picnic area overlooking a public park awaits at Pioneer Valley Brewery. The Turners Falls taproom is also dog-friendly. Let’s go!
With it’s logo prominently featuring two wolves, and a motto stating – “a wolf is a pack animal that thrives in the company of others” it’s no surprise that Antimony Brewing Co., is dog friendly. So hit the hiking trails with your pup and bring them along to the Antimony patio afterwards for great beer and food. Let’s go!
Both locations of Big Elm Brewing—the brewery and beer garden in Sheffield and the taproom in Great Barrington—are dog-friendly indoors and out, with shady options, dog treats, and more. Let’s go!
Your dog can’t go to Mass MoCA, but they can totally join you at the brewery next door to the museum. Bright Ideas is dog-friendly indoors and at its outdoor seating area. Let’s go!
The spacious taproom at Hot Plate has cozy public-house vibes and is a dog-friendly spot in Pittsfield. Let’s go!