9 Dog Friendly Breweries In Wisconsin


No need to leave your best pal at home! Today we will showing you 9 dog friendly breweries across Wisconsin. Regardless if you’re in the Eau Claire, Lake Geneva, Milwaukee or Madison area, there is somewhere for you and your best friend!

Unless noted otherwise, these breweries allow dogs only on their patios! Be sure to call ahead and confirm you plans before you visit. No matter where you go, PLEASE make sure your furry friend is friendly towards other dogs and overall well behaved.


Barrique Wine & Brew Bar - Lake Geneva

The first brewery we are featuring is on the shores of Lake Geneva. Dine inside or enjoy the outdoor patio. Great selection of wines and craft beers at reasonable prices. Barrique Wine and Brew Bar is a dog friendly brewery. The patio is to accommodate you and your furry friends. So, no need to leave your pet at home or in your car. Upon request, they will provide a water dish for your pet so they can keep hydrated. The City of Lake Geneva requires a maximum leash size of 5 ft.

St. Francis Brewery & Restaurant- St. Francis

Been serving heavenly food and sinfully good beer to the St. Francis and Milwaukee community since April 2009. As a locally owned business, the restaurant creates a warm, family-friendly dining experience. The full menu offers something for everyone with several unique items made with their beer or hand-crafted soda. Brewmaster Scott Hettig creates traditional brews with new seasonal and cask conditioned beers to try each month. Beers on tap at the restaurant are brewed on site with the option to buy or refill half-gallon growlers of  beer or hand-crafted soda.



Rock Bottom Brewery - Milwaukee

Take a stroll with your pet through the heart of the city on the two-mile downtown RiverWalk, and be sure to let the “Bronze Fonz,” a statue of Fonzie from “Happy Days,” hold the leash for a photo op. When you’re ready for some refreshment, settle onto Rock Bottom’s patio overlooking the Milwaukee River. In addition to beers brewed on-site, you can order food ranging from pub fare to ale dough pizzas to steaks.

Tyranena Brewing Company – Lake Mills

Looking to get off the patio and inside? Call ahead about a half-hour before you arrive and ask the bartender if it’s a good time for a doggie visit. You can test your skill playing board games and puzzles or gather some friends and play cribbage. Enjoy live music every Saturday evening, either in the Tasting Room during winter months or in the Beer Garden during the summer. (We add live music performances on Friday evenings as well during the summer!) If there are no ongoing events or large crowds, your leashed pooch is welcome, provided he’s people-friendly and willing to hang out with Tyranena’s on-site brewery dogs. There’s no food menu here, which is why it’s possible to bring furry family members inside, but you’ll love the brews here and local stories behind them. Ask about Rocky’s Revenge or the Chief Black Hawk Porter.


Capital Brewery – Middleton

This Madison-area brewery loves tail-waggers so much, every fall they host Dogtoberfest, a fundraiser for the Dane County Humane Society. Year-round, you’re welcome to hang out with your dog on the patio, but check beforehand to make sure there are no special events scheduled during your visit. There’s no food menu, but Capital makes up for it by offering right around 20 brews at any given time. The Capital Brewery Bier Garten is open April through October and often hosts live music as well as numerous public and private events. It is known as ‘Middleton’s Backyard’ and typically attracts over 1500 patrons on Fridays, May through September. Try the Supper Club, a classic lager honoring one of Wisconsin’s finest food traditions, or Island Wheat, made with grain from Washington Island.  

Wisconsin Brewing Company – Verona

The brewers at WBC love their dogs so much, there’s a Chocolate Lab porter on the menu inspired by their four-legged friends. Instead of a traditionally bitter black malt, you’ll taste creamy, smooth chocolate and caramel notes with just a bit of bite.The sprawling backyard at WBC overlooks a pond and is the perfect spot for you and your dog. Kick back in an Adirondack chair shaped like Wisconsin with your best friend at your feet.



New Glarus Brewing Co. – New Glarus

One of Wisconsin’s most iconic craft brewers welcomes humans and dogs alike in its courtyard! Just bring a leash, and be sure to pick up after them. Try the corn-sweetened Spotted Cow ale, the brew that put New Glarus on the map, or the similarly award-winning Wisconsin Belgian Red, which boasts more than a pound of Door County cherries in each bottle.

3 Sheeps Brewing Company - Sheboygan

They prefer to push people’s boundaries and brew beers that nobody else is brewing, in ways that nobody else is brewing them, with ingredients that others are afraid to use. And here’s the kicker: no matter how extreme the ingredients or processes may be, everything they brew is approachable and balanced. Because they believe that the best beer you can drink is one you enjoy. Make sure to bring your dog along to enjoy the new brew beers.



The Brewery Projekt - Eau Claire

When you visit The Brewing Projekt's TapRoom you're not visiting some little bar separated by a wall and a window... You're sitting in the brewery. If we're brewing, its hot. If we're canning, its noisy. If we're prepping for tomorrow, watch out for the forklift. They want you to see the sights, smell the smells, and hear the sounds of the brewery. Oh yeah, and also want you to taste the beer. The Brewing Projekt's TapRoom is a gathering place for friends, families, and strangers who are on the hunt for fresh, interesting, and innovative beers. Regularly you'll find "pilot" beers or "projekt" beers they are working on to refine for full production or just some goofy idea they decided to give a shot. The Brewery Projekt’s official motto is "Work worth doing, beer worth brewing" and their unofficial motto is... Well, it isn't exactly family friendly. That said, the TapRoom IS family- and dog-friendly, as long as they're both well behaved. Sit at the bar or chill on the patio while sipping some suds and playing a game of euchre.


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