Where to Drink Beer with Your Dog in Charlotte
There’s no need to leave your furry friend behind during patio season. These watering holes invite owners to lap up local suds with their pups in tow.
by Lauren Levine Corriher Mar 10, 2020
There are few things worse than watching your beloved pooch longingly press its snout against the window as you depart for a day spent enjoying Charlotte’s booming beer scene. While North Carolina law prevents you from bringing your dog inside some of your favorite spots, four-legged friends are still welcome to join in on these patio spaces and dog-friendly places around town.
NoDa Brewing Company
Grab a Jam Session and belly up to a picnic table at NoDa Brewing Company’s large outdoor space, complete with tasty eats from TIN Kitchen Food Truck.
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery is a pooch’s paradise, with a sprawling 8-acre beer garden.
VBGB Beer Hall & Garden
You’ll find a similar atmosphere at AvidXchange Music Factory’s VBGB Beer Hall & Garden, which offers jumbo-sized versions of your favorite childhood games, like Connect 4 or Jenga, on a dog-friendly patio. (Just make sure the volleyball courts remain unmarked territory.)
Lucky Dog Bark & Brew
With indoor and outdoor play areas, grooming services, a fully stocked bar, TV's and food trucks, Lucky Dog truly is a paradise for pets and owners. Even if you don't have a pup of your own, you're encouraged to join in on the fun (this is a 21+ bar. Fur babies only). They have three locations, all offering their full list of dog grooming and boarding services as well as indoor/outdoor play areas and a full bar. Kick back, grab a drink and enjoy the puppy party!
Birdsong Brewing Co.
Birdsong Brewing Co. has a spacious outdoor area that offers just enough shade on sunny days. The brewery frequently hosts food trucks and puts on events like yoga classes (insert downward dog joke here) and live music.
Triple C Brewing Co.
On Triple C Brewing Co.’s patio, you can sample the ever-popular Golden Boy Blonde Ale or the Baby Maker Double IPA, then grab lunch from one of the rotating food trucks parked on-site.
If your pup is in the market for new friends, head to Sycamore Brewing. The popular choice always has plenty of four-legged visitors.
Hattie's Tap & Tavern
Tucked in between Plaza Midwood and NoDa, Hattie’s Tap & Tavern is an unassuming neighborhood favorite with a dog-friendly patio, rotating tap list, and regular Bingo and karaoke nights.
Charlotte Beer Garden
New to the South End scene is the "largest draft beer selection in the world," Charlotte Beer Garden. With three stories and 436 taps, plan to spend a whole day sampling domestic and international beers with your best, four-legged friend. Their main patio is dog-friendly and offers plenty of tables and space for your pooch to enjoy the weather (and maybe a few bites of the fancy corn dogs).
Seoul Food Meat Company
This place truly has it all: great food, karaoke booths, an outdoor dog park and a full bar. Seoul Food Meat Co. also has great weekly specials; think $1 sides, half-priced drafts and half-priced karaoke rooms. Grab your gang and let your dog get some exercise while you enjoy some beer and Korean-style chicken wings.