Eat & Drink

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.

The Dog Bar - Photo by Robert Kisiah

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.

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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.)

Birdsong Brewing

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.

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Sycamore Brewing

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.