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Dog Friendly Breweries

Updated: May 8, 2023

Unwind and Have a Beer with Your Furry Friend: Dog-Friendly Breweries in the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood of Vancouver, BC

Leah's Golden Retriever relaxes beside a beer at Faculty Brewing Co. in Vancouver, B.C., a dog friendly patio for the whole family to enjoy, including your furry friends.
Leah's Golden Retriever relaxes beside a beer at Faculty Brewing Co. in Vancouver, B.C., a dog friendly patio for the whole family to enjoy, including your furry friends.

Are you a dog lover who enjoys a cold beer on a sunny day? If so, you're in luck! Mount Pleasant is a vibrant neighbourhood located in the heart of Vancouver, British Columbia. It is a hub for creativity and innovation, attracting artists, entrepreneurs, and young professionals from all over the city.


Dog Friendly Patios are the perfect place to unwind.


One of the things that make Mount Pleasant stand out is its dog-friendly environment, with several breweries that welcome your furry friends. Below, I am going to highlight three of my favourite dog-friendly spots in Mount Pleasant to explore.



If you're a dog owner in Vancouver, you know how important it is to find places where you can enjoy a good beer while spending time with your furry best friend. Located at 1830 Ontario Street, Faculty Brewing Co. is a cozy and inviting brewery with a laid-back atmosphere that's been serving up great, unique, experimental beer since 2015.


The covered patio at Faculty Brewing is dog-friendly and offers a comfortable spot for you and your furry friend to enjoy a cold one. Water bowls are provided to ensure that your pup stays hydrated, and the friendly staff is always happy to help you find a spot that's just right for you and your four-legged companion.


But the real star of the show at Faculty Brewing Co. is the beer. The brewery has a rotating selection of seasonal beers on tap, so there’s always something new to try, with something to suit every taste. If you're not sure what to order, the friendly staff is always happy to make recommendations based on your preferences, so you’re sure to find a beer that you love.


What sets Faculty Brewing Co. apart from other breweries in Vancouver is its dedication to education. Co-owner and brewer, Mauricio, takes his experience as a professor into the brewery, offering up recipes on every beer they brew, along with sharing the knowledge from to start to finish behind every beer. There is no secret recipe here! This makes Faculty Brewing Co. a great spot for beer enthusiasts who want to learn more about their favourite beverage.


In addition to its great beer, Faculty Brewing Co. also serves up delicious snacks to pair with your pint. The brewery doesn't have a full kitchen, but you can order tasty treats like cheese and charcuterie boards, soft pretzels, and nuts to snack on while you enjoy your beer. And don’t think they forgot about your fluffy friend. The staff is eager to bring your dog a little snack of their own and give them lots of pets in the process.


If you're looking for a dog-friendly brewery in Vancouver that offers great beer, delicious snacks, and a commitment to education, be sure to check out Faculty Brewing Co. It's the perfect spot to enjoy a pint with your four-legged buddy!


Leah's Golden Retriever relaxes beside a beer at R&B Brewing in Vancouver, B.C., a dog friendly patio for the whole family to enjoy, including your furry friends.
Leah's Golden Retriever relaxes beside a beer at R&B Brewing in Vancouver, B.C., a dog friendly patio for the whole family to enjoy, including your furry friends.

Since Vancouver is a city that loves its craft beer, and with so many great breweries and dog friendly patios to choose from, it can be hard to decide where to go. R&B Brewing, which started its brewhouse in 1997, making it one of Vancouver’s oldest craft breweries, is another great dog-friendly brewery located at 54 E 4th Avenue. R&B Brewery has a spacious and welcoming retro-styled tasting room that is perfect for relaxing with friends and family, and an outdoor patio to enjoy a cold beer with your dog by your side. Your furry friend will be well taken care of, with water bowls available to keep them hydrated on a hot day. Plus, with plenty of other dogs around, your pup is sure to make some new friends.


R&B Brewing is committed to crafting high-quality beers with unique flavours and aromas. With a wide selection of beers on tap, there's something for every beer lover. From their award-winning Vancouver Special IPA to the smooth and flavourful Mocha Stout, each beer is brewed with care and attention to detail. Not only do they serve delicious beers, but they have ciders, cocktails, a hard bar, and wine selections as well, so whatever it is you feel like sipping, they have all the options you need.


But R&B Brewing isn't just about beer – the kitchen serves up delicious pub fare with a focus on locally sourced ingredients. To cater to a diverse range of dietary preferences, the restaurant offers a menu that features both regular and vegan options, allowing customers to choose dishes that best suit their needs. And don’t even get me started on how delicious their pizza is, vegan options available, of course.


So, the next time you're looking for a dog-friendly brewery in Vancouver where you can enjoy a meal with your beer, head to R&B Brewing. With its welcoming patio, friendly staff, and delicious beer, it's a great place to chill and sip a cold brew with your fluffy best pal.


Leah's Golden Retriever relaxes beside a beer at Steamworks in Vancouver, B.C., a dog friendly patio for the whole family to enjoy, including your furry friends.
Leah's Golden Retriever relaxes beside a beer at Steamworks Brewing Company in Vancouver, B.C., a dog friendly patio for the whole family to enjoy, including your furry friends.


By this point let’s assume you’re a beer enthusiast who likes spending time with their dog. Well, Steamworks Brewing Company is the next perfect destination for you. Located at 2275 Main Street, this cozy brewery offers a laid-back vibe that attracts locals and tourists alike, and is known for its diverse, unique beer selection, relaxed atmosphere, and welcoming attitude towards your four-legged friends.


One of the biggest draws for dog owners at Steamworks Brewing Company is the spacious outdoor patio, where dogs are welcomed with open arms, and has plenty of seating options for you and your pup. I even had a chance to meet the owner who couldn’t wait to rave about the dog friendly atmosphere, and even speak about his own furry best friend. It was great to see his love for dogs. While you sip on a beer, your furry friend can relax in the shade, soak up some sun, or even socialize with other dogs on the patio. Plus, with water bowls available brought over by the friendly staff members, your pup will stay hydrated and happy throughout your visit.

But Steamworks is not just about the ambiance – the beer is the true standout. Steamworks Brewing Company boasts an impressive selection of craft beers across 20 taps featuring all your favourites, along with 10 rotating guest taps that feature other amazing craft breweries in the area. Can’t decide on just one? The brewery offers tasting flights, allowing you to sample a variety of their delicious beers and find your new favourite.


Not only is the beer at Steamworks Brewing Company top-notch, but the food menu is also a hit among visitors. The kitchen offers a mouthwatering selection of pub-style items with an updated twist, like the Brewhouse Burger topped with a crispy onion ring and bourbon bacon jam, or the Cauliflower Veggie Tacos with a vegan crème fraîche. And don't forget to save room for dessert – the Doughnut Holes made fresh to order are a must-try. Plus, who doesn’t love brunch? Every weekend and holiday, Steamworks Brewing Company is open for brunch from 10am-2pm. Whether you’re a carnivore, or prefer to keep your diet plant based, there is something for everyone.


Next time you're in search of a brewery in Vancouver that welcomes dogs, Steamworks Brewing Company should be at the top of your list. Especially Thursday nights where they host a trivia night every week, dogs welcome, of course! It’s an ideal location to enjoy a beer in the company of your beloved furry companion.


In a nutshell, Mount Pleasant is a great spot for beer lovers and their fluffy friends. Whether you're looking for a cozy spot to hang out with your dog or want to meet other dog owners, these three dog-friendly breweries are a must-visit. Each brewery has its own unique atmosphere and excellent beer. Don’t forget, there are other dog friendly breweries in the area as well. So, grab your pup, head down to Mount Pleasant, and raise a glass to good beer and good times with your furry companion by your side! Cheers!



About the Author

Leah Beer is alumni of the Hustle Up Dog Trainer Course and a Certified Dog Trainer Educator (CTE) in Vancouver, B.C.


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