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51 Dog-Friendly Breweries in San Diego [2023]

With no shortage of places to drink with your dog, we’ve “narrowed” it down to 51 dog-friendly breweries and tasting rooms in the San Diego area here. But, we didn’t stop digging. We’ve sniffed out 50 more delicious and dog-friendly craft breweries, for the most comprehensive guide to where to grab a cold one with your canine in southern California.

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1. 13 Point Brewing Company

13 Point Brewing Company is a hidden gem located in Lemon Grove, San Diego. This dog-friendly brewery offers a welcoming and laid-back atmosphere for both two-legged and four-legged visitors. With a wide selection of craft beers, including their popular IPAs and stouts, there’s something for every beer lover to enjoy. The outdoor patio is perfect for hanging out with your furry friends while you sample their tasty brews.

Location: 8035 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA | View Website

2. Abnormal Beer Co.

Abnormal Beer Co. in Rancho Bernardo is a must-visit for beer enthusiasts and dog lovers alike. This spacious and dog-friendly brewery boasts a contemporary and industrial-chic vibe. The wide variety of beers on tap, from hoppy IPAs to rich porters, ensures there’s something to please every palate. The outdoor seating area welcomes four-legged friends, making it the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a cold brew with your furry companion.

Location: 16990 Via Tazon, Suite 123, San Diego, CA | View Website

3. AleSmith Brewing Company

AleSmith Brewing Company, located in Miramar, is a dog-friendly brewery that has become a staple in San Diego’s craft beer scene. The spacious taproom offers a cozy and welcoming atmosphere for both humans and dogs. AleSmith is renowned for its award-winning beers, including their beloved Speedway Stout. From hoppy IPAs to smooth lagers, there’s a beer for every taste. The outdoor patio provides ample space for furry friends to roam while their owners enjoy the flavorful brews. AleSmith Brewing Company is a must-visit destination for beer enthusiasts looking for a dog-friendly experience.

Location: 9990 AleSmith Court, San Diego, CA | View Website

4. Amplified Ale Works Pacific Beach

Amplified Ale Works Pacific Beach is a beachside brewery that is worth a visit for its dog-friendly atmosphere alone. Located in the heart of Pacific Beach, this lively spot is known for its laid-back vibes and excellent beer selection. From hoppy IPAs to tangy sours, there’s a brew to suit every taste. The outdoor patio offers a relaxed setting for dog owners to enjoy their drinks while their furry friends mingle and make new friends. You know a brewery is dog friendly when you go to their homepage and it’s filled with dog pics! Well, that’s Amplified — see for yourself with the link below!

Location: 4150 Mission Boulevard Ste 208, San Diego CA | View Website

5. Amplified Ale Works Kitchen + Beer Garden: 1429 Island Ave, San Diego, CA | View Website

6. Bagby Beer Company

Bagby Beer Company, located in Oceanside, is a dog-friendly brewery that offers a pawsome experience for both beer enthusiasts and their furry companions. The spacious taproom boasts an impressive selection of craft beers, ranging from hoppy IPAs to smooth and rich stouts. The outdoor patio is the perfect spot to relax with your pup while enjoying a cold brew and soaking up the California sunshine.

Location: 601 South Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA | View Website

7. Ballast Point Brewing Co.

Ballast Point Brewing Co., a renowned brewery with multiple locations in San Diego, welcomes dogs with open arms. Known for their innovative and flavorful beers, Ballast Point offers a wide range of beer options here, from their signature Sculpin IPA to unique and experimental brews. The spacious and dog-friendly outdoor seating areas provide a comfortable and relaxed setting for beer enthusiasts to enjoy their drinks while their furry friends explore and socialize.

Location: 9045 Carrol Way, San Diego, CA | View Website

8. BattleMage Brewing Company

BattleMage Brewing Company, situated in Vista, is a hidden gem that combines a love for beer and dogs. This dog-friendly brewery offers a cozy and welcoming atmosphere, perfect for enjoying their handcrafted brews. From hoppy IPAs to rich and malty porters, BattleMage Brewing Company has a beer for every taste. The outdoor patio provides a great space for dogs to roam and play while their owners sip on their favorite brews. Whether you’re a beer connoisseur or simply looking for a place to relax with your furry friend, BattleMage Brewing Company is a must-visit spot in San Diego.

Location: 2870 Scott Street, Vista, CA | View Website

9. Bay City Brewing Co.

Bay City Brewing Co., located in the heart of Point Loma, is a dog-friendly brewery that combines great beer with a vibrant and lively atmosphere. The taproom offers a wide selection of craft beers, including their popular West Coast-style IPAs and refreshing wheat ales and the outdoor beer garden is the perfect spot for you and your pooch.

Location: 3760 Hancock St., San Diego CA | View Website

10. Bear Roots Brewing Co.

Bear Roots Brewing Co. is a dog-friendly brewery that offers a unique and cozy experience in the heart of Vista. This intimate and welcoming space is known for its handcrafted beers, made with locally sourced ingredients. From hop-forward ales to smooth and creamy stouts, Bear Roots Brewing Co. has a beer for every palate. The dog-friendly outdoor patio is the perfect place to relax with your furry friend while enjoying a cold brew. Whether you’re a beer aficionado or simply looking for a dog-friendly hangout, we highly recommend Bear Roots Brewing.

Location: 135 E Broadway, Vista, CA | View Website

11. Belching  Beaver Brewery Pub980

With a diverse selection of craft beers, including their famous peanut butter stout, Belching Beaver Brewery is a must-visit destination for beer enthusiasts. The outdoor patio at their Pub980 location welcomes furry friends, providing a space for owners to relax and enjoy their favorite craft brews together.

Location: 980 Park Center Drive, Suite A, Vista, CA | View Website

12. Belching Beaver Brewery North Park: 4223 30th Street, San Diego, CA | View Website

13. Belching Beaver Brewery Oceanside: 1334 Rocky Point Dr, Oceanside, CA | View Website

14. Belching Beaver Brewery Tavern & Grill: 302 East Broadway, Vista, CA | View Website

15. Black Plague Brewing

Inspired by the dark and mysterious, Black Plague Brewing specializes in bold and flavorful brews. From their hoppy IPAs to their rich and complex stouts, Black Plague Brewing has something for every beer lover. And, if you also happen to be a dog lover, the outdoor patio welcomes your four-legged friend!

Location: 2550 Jason Court, Oceanside, CA | View Website

16. Blue Fire Brewing

Located in Carlsbad, Blue Fire Brewing is a dog-friendly brewery that offers a laid-back and friendly atmosphere. From their hop-forward IPAs to their smooth and creamy ales, there’s something to please every pooch-loving, beer lover’s palate. Best of all, the outdoor bar and patio is dog-friendly, allowing you to enjoy your favorite brew with your best bud.

Location: 2892 S Santa Fe Avenue, San Marcos, CA | View Website

17. BNS Brewing & Distilling Co.

The folks at BNS Brewing & Distilling Co. offer beer lovers a variety of handcrafted beers, from hoppy ales to smooth and flavorful lagers — and the pooch-friendly patio provides a place for you to enjoy these delicious brews with your best friend by your side.

Location: 10960 Wheatlands Avenue Ste 101, Santee, CA | View Website

18. Bolt Brewery La Mesa

With two locations in San Diego County — each stacked with a weekly lineup of events — there’s always something fun, exciting, and buzz worthy happening at Bolt. And, best of all…they are both dog-friendly.

Location: 8179 Center Street, La Mesa, CA | View Website

19. Bolt Little Italy Eatery & Tasting Room: 1971 India Street, San Diego, CA | View Website

20. Booze Brothers Brewing Co.

With a wide selection of craft beers, including their popular hazy IPAs and smooth stouts, Booze Brothers has something to please every beer enthusiast — and the outdoor beer garden provides a dog-friendly space where you can relax with your furry friend and enjoy the San Diego sunshine.

Location: 2545 Progress St., Suite D, Vista. CA | View Website

21. Booze Brothers Brewing Co. Fallbrook: 838 E. Mission Rd., Fallbrook. CA | View Website

22. Booze Brothers Brewing Co. Oceanside: 606 Mission Ave, Oceanside. CA | View Website

23. Burgeon Beer Company

With a focus on quality and innovation, Burgeon at the Arbor in Little Italy offers a wide selection of craft beers, including their popular IPAs and seasonal releases. The outdoor patio is pooch-friendly, providing a space for you and your furry friend to enjoy a cold one together. Whether you’re a beer enthusiast or just looking for a dog-friendly hangout, Burgeon at the Arbor is a must or visit one — or all — of their three other dog-friendly locations (see below).

Location: 1326 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA | View Website

24. Burgeon at the Oasis: 649 Rock Springs Rd Suite B, Escondido, CA | View Website

25. Burgeon Carlsbad Taproom: 6350 Yarrow Drive Suite C, Carlsbad, CA | View Website

26. Burning Beard Brewing

Situated in the northwest corner of El Cajon, Burning Beard offers beer and dog lovers alike, delicious IPAs and tasty stouts. Whether you’re a beer aficionado or simply looking for a cool hangout, relax with Rover on the dog-friendly patio. Did we also mention we love their logo — ayeee matey?!

Location: 785 Vernon Way, El Cajon CA | View Website

27. Chula Vista Brewery

From their Guerita Blonde Ale to the South Bay Mango & Cucumber Serrano Seltzer, Chula Vista Brewery offers a variety of libations to suit every taste. Better yet, the outdoor patio is dog-friendly, allowing you to enjoy your favorite brew (or seltzer) while your furry friend lounges by your side.

Location: 294 Third Ave, Chula Vista, CA | View Website

28. Chula Vista Brewery of Eastlake: 871 Showroom Place Suite 102, Chula Vista, CA | View Website

29. Coronado Brewing Company

When Coronado Brewing Co. (pictured above and below) opened the doors to its beach town brewpub on Coronado Island in 1996, they wanted it to be the kind of place where friends could enjoy great beer, a good meal and a laid-back atmosphere. Now, their award-winning beer is available coast to coast, and canines are allowed at their three San Diego locations.

Location: 1205 Knoxville Street, San Diego, CA | View Website

30. Coronado Imperial Beach Location: 875 Seacoast Dr, Imperial Beach, CA | View Website

31. Coronado Pub Location: 170 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA | View Website

32. Craft Coast Beer and Tacos

If you’re looking for a dog-friendly brewery that serves up tasty tacos alongside their craft beers, then Craft Coast Beer and Tacos is the place to be. Situated in San Diego, this brewery combines the best of all worlds, offering a variety of unique beer flavors and mouthwatering tacos, in a canine-friendly environment.

Location: 275 Mission Ave Suite A2, Oceanside, CA | View Website

33. Culture Brewing Encinitas

Nestled in the charming town of Encinitas, Culture Brewing is a dog-friendly brewery that prides itself on its quality craft beers. With a spacious outdoor patio, you and your pup can enjoy the coastal breeze while sipping on a cold, delicious craft brews and soaking in the vibrant local culture.

Location: 629 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA | View Website

34. Culture Brewing Solana Beach: 111 South Cedros Avenue Suite 200, Solana Beach CA | View Website

35. Culver Beer Company

Located in the heart of San Diego, Culver Beer Company is a dog-friendly brewery that shares its space with Locally Toasted Delicatessen. This unique combination allows you to enjoy a refreshing beer while indulging in delicious sandwiches and other deli favorites, all while your dog lounges by your side.

Location: 2719 West Loker Avenue Suite D, Carlsbad, CA | View Website

36. Deft Brewing

For those seeking a dog-friendly brewery with a focus on quality craft beers, Deft Brewing is a must-visit. Situated in San Diego, this brewery offers a rotating selection of beers that are brewed with precision and passion. Bring your furry friend along and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and friendly staff.

Location: 5238 Banks St, San Diego, CA | View Website

37. Dogleg Brewing Company

Dogleg Brewing Company: Dogleg Brewing Company is a dog-friendly brewery that celebrates the bond between humans and their furry companions. With a variety of beers on tap and a spacious outdoor area, this brewery is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a cold one with your pup by your side.

Location: 1347 Keystone Way Suite A, Vista CA | View Website

38. Duck Foot Brewing Co. Taproom & Brewery | Miramar

Duck Foot Brewing Co. Taproom & Brewery in Miramar is a dog-friendly establishment that offers a diverse range of gluten-free beers. Whether you have dietary restrictions or simply enjoy trying unique brews, this brewery has you covered. Bring your four-legged friend and enjoy a pint in their welcoming taproom.

Location: 8920 Kenamar Drive, Suite 210, San Diego, CA | View Website

39. Duck Foot Brewing East Village: 550 Park Boulevard Ste 2104, San Diego, CA | View Website

40. Embolden Beer Company and New Motion Beverages

Embolden Beer Company offers a unique twist on traditional craft beers. Located in San Diego, this brewery specializes in creating innovative and flavorful brews that will excite your taste buds. Best of all, bring your pup along and experience the bold flavors in a dog-friendly atmosphere.

Location: 8655 Production Ave suite A, San Diego CA | View Website

41. Eppig Brewing Vista Brewery & Bierhalle

With a wide selection of handcrafted beers, including their signature lagers and ales, Eppig Brewing Vista Brewery & Bierhalle is a haven for beer enthusiasts and dog lovers alike.

Location: 1347 Keystone Way, Suite C, Vista, CA | View Website

42. Eppig Brewing Waterfront Biergarten: 2817 Dickens St, San Diego, CA | View Website

43. Fall Brewing Company

Nestled in North Park, Fall Brewing Company is a pet-friendly brewery that creates bold and distinctive brews. This place is bustling with energy and offers a diverse range of beers from hoppy IPAs to full-bodied stouts, making it a paradise for beer enthusiasts. It also features a canine-friendly patio where customers can savor their favorite beers with Bowser.

Location: 4542 30th St, San Diego, CA | View Website

44. Fall Brewing Golden Rhino Room: 3010 Juniper St., San Diego CA | View Website

45. Five Suits Brewing

Five Suits Brewing, located in Vista, San Diego, is a pet-friendly brewery known for its casual vibe and extensive range of handcrafted beers. And, their pet-friendly patio invites guests to sit back and savor their brews while their dogs relax nearby.

Location: 2575 Pioneer Ave Ste 104, Vista CA | View Website

46. Gravity Heights Brewery and Beer Garden

Located in the picturesque Sorrento Valley, Gravity Heights Brewery and Beer Garden is a pet-friendly place that prides itself on quality and craftsmanship. They offer an array of innovative brews in a spacious and scenic locale, with a pet-friendly outdoor area where you can sip your favorite beverage while hanging with your furry friend.

Location: 9920 Pacific Heights Blvd, San Diego, CA | View Website

47. Guadalupe Brewery

Situated in Carlsbad, Guadalupe Brewery combines a rustic charm with a relaxed atmosphere for you and rover. Recognized for their small-batch and innovative brews, it’s a great place to unwind after a long week, over a cold one with your best friends two- and four-legged alike.

Location: 5674 El Camino Real, Ste D, Carlsbad, CA | View Website

48. Guadalupe Brewery Tap House: 631 S. Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA | View Website

49. Harland Brewing Company | Bay Park Tasting Room

From their Japanese Lager (made with puffed jasmine rice and toasted rice flakes to give it a unique floral nose and familiar Japanese lager taste), to their light and refreshing Rumbler, Harland Brewing crafts some tasty brews. They also feature a pet-friendly outdoor patio at their three locations.

Bay Park Tasting Room: 4112 Napier St., San Diego, CA | View Website

50. Harland Scripps Ranch Tasting Room: 10115 Carroll Canyon Road, San Diego, CA | View Website

51. Harland One Paseo Tasting Room: 3718 Paseo Place Suite 1300, San Diego, CA | View Website

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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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