Paws and Pours: Best Dog-Friendly Breweries in SoCal and Central Coast, California

Paws and Pours: Best Dog-Friendly Breweries in SoCal and Central Coast, California

Combining the love for craft beer and our furry friends, dog-friendly breweries have become a cherished trend in Southern California and the Central Coast. These establishments provide a perfect setting for pup parents to unwind with a refreshing pint while their four-legged companions enjoy a day out. Whether you're a local or a visitor, this guide will lead you to some of the best dog-friendly breweries that will have both you and your furry friend wagging your tails in delight.  

Truth be told I am not much of a drinker so I asked my instagram community for their suggestions of their favorite breweries to go to with their pups and these got the most suggestions.


Mission Brewing - San Diego, CA

Kicking off our dog-friendly brewery adventure is Mission Brewing in San Diego. This unique and historic brewery with an interesting history welcomes dogs on the patio with open paws.  They don't have an in house kitchen but you are welcome to bring your own food, you can also check the calendar and see if any awesome local food trucks will be there.

Stone Brewing - Escondido, CA

Nestled in Escondido, Stone Brewing is a haven for beer enthusiasts and dog lovers alike. With a spacious outdoor garden, dogs can wander freely while you savor Stone Brewing's renowned craft beers. The picturesque setting and tranquil atmosphere make it an ideal spot for a relaxing day out with your pup.

Golden Road Brewing - Atwater Village, Ca

Golden Road Brewing is the largest brewery in Los Angeles and lot's of people said it's the most dog friendly. They have a large patio for you and your pup to enjoy a tasty beer on as well as yard games and sometimes live music.  You can check the calendar for all the details.

Three Stacks and a Rock Brewing Company - Morro Bay, CA

Right on Morro Bay's bustling Embarcadero you will find Three Stacks and A Rock Brewing Company.  Enjoy a tasty brew with your pup on their dog friendly patio and look at the beautiful views of the bay and Morro Rock.  

*Interesting fact* the building used to be the towns aquarium, when you are on the patio you can see a part of the old aquarium.

BarrelHouse Brewing Co. - Paso Robles, CA

Venturing into the Central Coast, BarrelHouse Brewing Co. in Paso Robles is a must-visit for beer enthusiasts traveling with their dogs. The expansive outdoor area features picnic tables, fire pits, and even a designated play area for dogs. With a diverse range of craft beers to choose from, you can unwind and let your pup mingle in a joyful atmosphere.

SLO Brew - San Luis Obispo, CA

SLO Brew in San Luis Obispo is a vibrant establishment where you can enjoy live music, great food, and craft beer, all in the company of your furry friend. The outdoor patio is dog-friendly, and the lively ambiance ensures that both you and your pup have a memorable time.  They even have a instagram for the dogs of SLO brew that come visit so be sure to post about your time there you may be featured!

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. - Buellton, CA

Nestled in the charming town of Buellton, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. offers a pet-friendly environment for you and your dog. Their diverse selection of craft beers and relaxed outdoor seating make for a perfect afternoon of indulgence and relaxation.


What to wear?

I am so glad you asked! 

Introducing our "Brewmaster Pup" Beer-Themed Dog Bandana – the perfect accessory to showcase your furry friend's love for both good company and great brews! This unique and stylish bandana captures the essence of your dog's playful spirit and your appreciation for quality craft beers.

Cheers to Personalization

On one side, our Brewmaster Pup bandana features a charming pattern of adorable beer mugs, each brimming with character. But what sets this accessory apart is the personalized touch it offers. We know your pup is one-of-a-kind, so why not celebrate them with their very own name alongside the cheerful beer mugs? Whether your dog's name is Max, Bella, or something more unconventional, this bandana proudly showcases their individuality.

A Taproom of Flavors

Turn the bandana around, and you'll find a beer lover's dream come true! The reverse side is adorned with an array of intricately designed beer types – from rich and robust porters to velvety stouts, refreshing lagers, and crisp pilsners. It's like having a taproom on your dog's back, celebrating the diversity and artistry of the craft beer world.

I also have a matching poop bag dispenser, bow tie and pilsner squeaky toy! And a drinking buddy bandana that is available in many colors.

Order your dogs Brewmaster Pup Bandana Here


As the trend of dog-friendly establishments continues to grow, Southern California and the Central Coast have embraced the concept wholeheartedly. These dog-friendly breweries provide an opportunity for you to enjoy quality time with your furry friend while relishing some of the finest craft beers the region has to offer. So, leash up your pup, head out to these fantastic spots, and create lasting memories together amidst the beautiful California backdrop. Cheers to good company, delicious brews, and wagging tails!  Do you have a favorite dog friendly brewery I should add to the list? Let me know!

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1 comment

Alexandra, What a good idea for expanding your base! I love the idea of appealing to a certain demographic like this. I’m not a beer person, but that’s beside the point. I’m sure there are lots of beer enthusiasts out there who will respond with orders from you. Rock on!

Jana DiMaggio

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