Visiting Some of Virginia’s Pet-Friendly Breweries

by Patricia Keppel | Posted: May 26, 2016 | Updated: Apr 18, 2019

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Note: Many breweries allow pets on their patio or other designated areas. Vaccinated, friendly, and leashed dogs are welcome outside and in tasting rooms but not where food is prepared. Dogs must kept on a leash or within a pet carrier and under the control of their owner at all times. Please check with the brewery before visiting with your pet.

A good Virginia craft brewery day is a fantastic way to enjoy your weekends during the summer, but sometimes, getting a pet sitter on those beautiful sunny days presents a problem. Take the pups along for your next brewery tour when you visit the pet-friendly locations listed below. Know of more Virginia breweries that allow dogs in your area? Leave a comment below to let us know about your favorite craft beer destinations that give a warm welcome to furry friends!

Adventure Brewing Company—Fredericksburg

Pets must be on a leash and remain outside.

Apocalypse Ale Works—Forest

Leashed pets are allowed.

Ardent Craft Ales—Richmond

Well-behaved pets are allowed on the patio. Dog treats and water bowls are provided.ardent

Aslin Beer Company—Herndon

Well-behaved pets are allowed on a leash.

Back Bay Brewing Company—Virginia Beach

Well-behaved pets permitted on a leash.

Backroom Brewery—Middletown

Pets must be on a leash and owners are required to clean up after their pets.

Badwolf Brewing Company—Manassas

Pets must be on a leash.

Belly Love Brewing Company—Purcellville

Leashed pets are allowed outside. Dog bowls for water are provided.

Beltway Brewing Company—Sterling

Dogs must be on a leash and can only be on the tasting patio.

Big Lick Brewing Company—Roanoke

Pets must be on a leash.

Blue Mountain Brewery—Afton

Dogs must be on a leash and must stay in the designated area. Water bowls are provided.blue mountain brewery

Blue Mountain Barrel House—Arrington

Pets must be on a leash and stay in the outside picnic area.

Brothers Craft Brewing—Harrisonburg

Pets must be on a leash and are allowed on the patio.

Busted Still Brewery—Gate City

Pets must be on a leash.

Caboose Brewing Company—Vienna 

Leashed pets are allowed on the patio. Water bowls and dog treats from local pet shop Vienna Kriser’s Natural Pet are provided, “pup-cakes” made in-house are provided. In the summer, the brewery features “Ruff Tuesdays” each week between June and September, with happy hour prices available to visitors with a dog.

Coelacanth Brewing—Norfolk

Leashed pets are allowed outside.

Corcoran Brewing Company—Purcellville

Pets must be on a leash and are allowed on the patio. Water bowls and dog biscuits made from spent grain are provided.

Creek Bottom Brewing—Galax

Pets must be on a leash and stay on the patio. Water bowls are provided.

Crooked Run Brewing—Leesburg

Leashed pets are allowed. Water bowls are provided.

Devils Backbone Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows—Nelson

Leashed pets are allowed in the designated pet area.

Forge Brew Works—Lorton

Pets must be on a leash.

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery—Richmond

Pets must be on a leash and are not permitted inside the tasting room.

Home Republic Brewery—Virginia Beach

Pets must be on a leash and are allowed on the patio.

James River Brewery—Scottsville

Well-behaved pets are welcome on leashes. Water bowls and treats are provided.

Isley Brewing Company—Richmond 

Pets are welcome on a leash.

Legend Brewing Co.—Richmond

Pets must be on a leash and are allowed in the beer garden patio, but not on the large patio. However, a leash maybe feed through the fence of the large patio.Legends Brewing Co. Brewery

Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery—Goochland

Pets must be on a leash.

O’Connor Brewing Company—Norfolk

Leashed pets are allowed. Water bowls on the porch area are provided.

Old 690 Brewing Co.—Purcellville

Leashed pets are allowed on the outdoor patio area, but not in the tasting room.

Pale Fire—Harrisonburg

Pets must be on a leash and half of the patio is designated for guests with dogs.

Parkway Brewing—Salem

Pets are welcome on leashes.

Pro Re Nata Brewing Company—Crozet

Pets must be on a leash. Water bowls and treats made on-site from the spent grain are provided.

RedBeard Brewing Company—Staunton

Leashed pets are allowed.

Seven Arrows Brewing—Waynesboro

Pets must be on a leash and are allowed on the deck.

Smartmouth Brewing Company—Norfolk

Leashed pets are allowed outside.

Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers—Roanoke

Leashed pets are allowed.

Starr Hill Brewery—Crozet

Pets must be on a leash and are allowed on the patio.

Strangeways Brewing—Richmond

Pets must be on a leash and are allowed on the patio.

Studio Brew—Bristol

Pets must be on a leash and are allowed in the beer garden. The first Sunday of every month they host a fundraiser called “Pints for Paws” that benefits the Happy Trails Rescue Shelter of Washington County.

Sunken City Brewing Co.—Hardy

Pets are allowed on the patio.sunken city

Swover Creek Farm Brewery—Edinburg

The brewery welcomes leashed, well-behaved dogs and there is a dog park adjacent to the beer garden. Water bowls are provided and they expect to have a small dog pool for hot summer days.

The Bold Mariner Brewing Company—Norfolk

Pets must be on a leash.

The Damascus Brewery—Damascus

Dogs welcomeDamascus Brewery on leashes.

The Virginia Beer Company—Williamsburg

Pets must be on a leash and are allowed in the beer garden. Water bowls are provided.

Three Notch’d Taproom—Harrisonburg

Pets must be on a leash.

Traditions Brewing Co.—Newport News

Pets must be on a leash.

Triple Crossing Brewing Company—Richmond

Pets must be on a leash and are allowed on the patio. You can even close the gate and allow dogs to run around. There is a leash hookup right outside the door so owners can go inside.

White Rock Brewery—Goodview

Pets must be on a leash. Water bowls are provided.

Wild Wolf Brewing Company—Nellysford

Pets must be on a leash and are allowed in the beer garden.wild wolf

Young Veterans Brewing Company—Virginia Beach

Pets must be on a leash.
These are only a few of the pet-friendly breweries that welcome your pups in Virginia. Tell us which dog-loving local spot you like to visit!

 
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Tony
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Tony

Final Gravity Brewing Co. in Richmond allows leashed dogs on the patio and water bowls are provided.

Alexandra Stephenson
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We always have dogs in our brewery–Pleasure House Brewery in Virginia Beach! We actually have an event every Sunday night to help dogs in need of finding forever homes!

Wendy lovell
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Wendy lovell

Blue lab brewing company in Lexington is pet friendly, too

Chris Black
Guest

Center of the Universe has a big beer garden, do they not allow pups out there?

Mike
Guest

Garden Grove Brewing on Cary St. in Richmond is pet friendly. From their website:

Garden Grove is a dog friendly brewery. We love having a glass of craft beer with our furry friends by our side. We welcome well behaved dogs of all sizes.

Rob D
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Rob D

Ocelot is dog-friendly

Christine
Guest

Wasserhund Brewing Company in Virginia Beach allows dogs on their patio. They also serve the patios, so no need to stress about getting beer and food.

Darlene
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Darlene

Isley Brewing Company and Garden Grove in Richmond also allow dogs on a leash.

Everett Lovell
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Everett Lovell

Wild Run Brewing Company. Stafford, VA. Pets must be on a leash. Enjoy our twenty acre tasting room.

Dennis
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Dennis

You need to add Commonwealth Brewery in the Chesapeake Beach area of Virginia Beach