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  • Cheryl Cole

6 dog-loving breweries in Vancouver to visit with your pup this month

Spring patio days are calling and these local breweries all have outdoor space for your dog to join you.

@vancityvader

With Spring just around the corner, patio days are calling and who better to spend them with than your furry best friend?


If you love nothing more than an ice-cold drink on a sunny Spring day with your pup by your side, then these 6 Vancouver breweries are the perfect choice, as they all welcome our furry friends.


Although dogs aren't allowed inside premises where food is being prepared or served, as per B.C. Public Health regulations, these dog-loving breweries take pride in being inclusive of our four-legged friends.

All 6 provide great outside seating areas with space to keep your pup close to you, so you can still enjoy a drink together - and they have all teamed up with PawSwap app this month for it's dog-friendly Hoppy Hound activity. The month-long activity provides a fun and responsible alternative to traditional St. Patrick’s Day plans, where dog owners can earn entries to win a huge prize worth $1600 by supporting their local dog-loving brewery.


So if you need some inspiration for your next brewery visit with your pup, look no further.

1. Moody Ales

This popular spot in the heart of Port Moody is as proudly dog-friendly as they come - they even have a highlight reel on their Instagram page featuring some of the adorable 'Moody Dogs' that visit their patio.

Dogs are allowed on both the upper and lower patio, with plenty of picnic tables and space on the lawn area to chill out, and Moody Ales also provide water bowls to every table with a dog, as well as treats for any four-legged guests.

It's very apparent that all the staff at Moody Ales love dogs, and the Assistant Manager Cailin is often described as their 'resident dog whisperer'.

Enjoying a craft beer in the sun with your pup by your side? Sounds likes a perfect Spring day to us!


Address: 2601 Murray St, Port Moody, BC V3H 1X1 Tel: (604) 492-3911

2. Camp Beer Co.


Founded by 100% local ownership with grassroots in the home brewing community and a strong passion for craft beer, Camp Beer Co prides itself on offering a fun and inclusive spot for customers to bring their animal companions. Its large south facing patio is super dog-friendly with water bowls, a waste station and free treats from the Camp Beer Co staff, as well as an assortment for purchase.

Picnic tables, fire pits, and a grassy area for your pups to enjoy too, a trip to this Fraser Valley brewery will definitely get you excited for your next camping trip.


If you do take your pup along this month, you could also end up on featured in the adorable 'Camp Dogs' highlight reel on the brewery's Instagram page, so be sure to tag them!


Address: 19664 64 Ave, Langley City, BC V2Y 3J6

Tel: (604) 427-4287

3. Red Truck Beer

Love beer and dogs? So does Red Truck Beer, which is why they made their brewery super dog-friendly! They love welcoming your furry friends to their new, expanded patio in their sunny parking lot where there's plenty of picnic tables for you to enjoy a beer and some delicious food with your pup close by. And don't worry, there's plenty of umbrellas to keep your pups cool!

Red Truck also offers a fantastic 'puppy parking' area beside a series of tables on the upper patio with free doggy treats and water bowls, as well as a park next door for your furry best friend to enjoy.


Address: 295 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver

Tel: 604-682-4733

4. Black Kettle Brewing Company

If you want your pup to enjoy your brewery visit as much as you do, then Black Kettle Brewing Company is a great choice, as they love making our furry friends feel welcome. As well as water bowls and a little snack for any doggy visitors, their food truck will cook a 'doggy paddy' burger made with high quality meats for your pup to enjoy.


This North Vancouver brewery goes out of it's way to make a visit a relaxing time for both owners and their dogs, with no traffic, and owners can purchase blankets for 5 bucks to make their pooch a little bit more comfortable on their outdoor patio space!

As well as being a part of PawSwap's Hoppy Hound activity this month, every pup that visits Black Kettle Brewing Company throughout March will also get a special treat courtesy of FirstMate & Kasiks Pet Foods.


Address: 720 Copping St, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3N2

Tel: (604) 537-8959

5. East Van Brewing Co.

Your pup is guaranteed to feel special with a visit to East Van Brewing Co.


It's dog loving staff are on hand to offer unlimited pets, and love, and the large curbside patio with picnic tables and umbrellas, as well as water bowls provided for them, ensures any pup feels comfortable.

If you prefer to grab some drinks and take them home to enjoy, there's also some indoor space at the front door where dogs are free to hang out whilst their owner browses the extensive collection.


Address: 1675 Venables St, Vancouver, BC V5L 2H1

Tel: (604) 558-3822

6. R & B Brewing Co.


Located just off Main Street, R&B Brewing Co. has been brewing high quality, hand crafted ales and Lagers in the heart of East Vancouver's historic Brewery Creek district since 1997, and offers a unique, fun, and dog-friendly experience for locals to enjoy. According to its website, you'll hear an eclectic mix of rock, R&B, and worldly music blasting out of their doors as you take in the sweet smell of boiling wort, and the grinding roar of their mill, while chilling at the picnic tables on their two outdoor patios.

As for your furry friends, pups at R&B will be met with excitement and lots of pets and love from all of the staff, who also offer dog treats and water for pups passing by and joining their owner for a beer.

Address: 1-54 E 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1E8

Tel: (604) 336-0275