Denver Beer Company(credit: Denver Beer Company)
Dog owners in the Denver area are in good company, and many businesses in the area are dog friendly. Gone are the days in which the only places you could take your furry friend were the park or the pet store. These days, people take their dogs everywhere, and many of the area’s bar owners have taken note. Denver now offers many bars with dog-friendly areas, so your dog can have fun and be entertained while you chat with your human friends. Grab your pup and take them to one of these area bars which offer fun for the both of you.
The Watering Bowl
5411 Leetsdale Dr.
Denver, CO 80246
(720) 217-7838
www.denverwateringbowl.com

While the Watering Bowl offers craft brews, events and a great menu for its human customers, the place is built for dogs. The bar offers packages for people who want to host dog friendly events. Its patio features cushy turf that is great for sensitive paws as well as a private dog park area in which the dogs can play. It also has picnic tables with umbrellas to protect you and your dog from the sun. The menu features traditional pub fare such as pretzels, pizza and fried pickles.

Denver Beer Company
1695 Platte St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 433-2739
www.denverbeerco.com

A taproom and beer garden offering interesting and original craft brews, Denver Beer Company is a popular hangout for area residents. Leashed dogs are welcome, and they can sample dog treats made special by the staff. The beer garden offers a fun, laid back vibe, which is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. It’s common to see people on the patio with their dogs, so grab your portable water bowl and take your dog out for the afternoon to hang with you and your friends while sampling some of the best craft brews in the area.

The Barker Lounge
475 Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 778-0545
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Barker-Lounge-on-Santa-Fe/

A popular LGBT bar, The Barker Lounge relocated from its old location on Broadway to its current home near the Santa Fe Arts District. Its back patio is spacious and airy, and dogs are welcome both inside and outside. There are many fun things for humans to do as well, including pool and darts. With staff that is friendly and laid back, this bar offer the perfect place to relax with a drink. The bar hosts live bands on occasion as well for music lovers in the area, though if your dog is sensitive to loud noises, you may want to hang out on the patio.

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Jake’s Sports & Spirits
3800 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 295-3800
www.jakesdenver.com

Located in the RiNo area, Jake’s Sports & Spirits is one of the area’s most fun sports bars. Its 100 seat patio is dog friendly, open and spacious. Although it is a healthy trek to the ballpark, it’s still a fun place to watch or listen to the game while hanging with your people and your pooch. Fresh ingredients make each dish on the menu delicious, so go more than once to try everything on the menu. The service is still fast and friendly.

Forest Room 5
2532 15th St.
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 433-7001
www.forestroom5.com

If you’re into a dog friendly restaurant with a sophisticated menu and a fire pit, Forest Room 5 is for you. Featuring dishes such as a grilled watermelon salad, quinoa sliders and plank cooked lake trout, this restaurant has a different menu full of delicious dishes. Although it is located in the heart of the city, the decor and menu are made to evoke nature, offering a respite in the middle of everything. Dogs are welcome on the patio, which brings a slice of the mountains into the city.

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Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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