Our Picks for Chicago's Best Dog Friendly Breweries

With a booming micro-brew scene, these hot spots are our favorite finds for for a cold brew with your four-legged friend.

Tipsy’s 9th Birthday at Metropolitan.

Tipsy’s 9th Birthday at Metropolitan.

  1. Metropolitan Brewing: Our absolute favorite, we threw Tipsy’s 9th birthday here. Metropolitan has been brewing German-style lagers since 2009 and their riverfront taproom is a light-filled oasis. You’ll pass through a raw event space before arriving at the taproom. Seated on the north branch of the Chicago River, guests, and dogs alike can post-up with beers and board games. In the summer you can enjoy a beer on the “outside porch” overlooking the river. Lucky dogs might even catch glimpse of a flock of geese. Water bowls available, bring your own food or order-in.

  2. Dovetail: Nestled just north of Irving Park Road and immediately west of the tracks at Ravenswood you can build your own tasting flight of three beakers of beer for 10 bucks. While you can bring in your own food, their menu includes a few snacks like pretzels (Tipsy’s favorite), cheese flights, and Paulina Market Landjäger.

  3. Begyle Brewing Co.: Steps away from Dovetail, this Community Supported Brewery sells shares loosely based on the agriculture model of a CSA. You may find a food truck parked outside or you can always bring in your own grub while enjoying a pint. It can get busy later in the day so come early with your big dog.

  4. Hopewell Brewing Co.: Hopewell is in the heart of Logan Square on Milwaukee making it walkable to many in the neighborhood. The Always On Tap list highlights their three favorites while the evolving Seasonal offers twice as many. Pick up food before you get there, visit their website for pricing for reservations of large groups.