Who else is ready to kick back and relax on a patio? The good news is you don’t have to leave your pet at home to do it. Enjoy one of these dog friendly patios in Calgary with your pup and some friends.
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Dog Friendly Patios Calgary
It’s now easier than ever to enjoy one of these dog friendly patios in Calgary for a pint or some pub food. That’s because almost any patio can become dog friendly without having to get a permit. Here’s a look at our favourite pup-friendly outdoor patios.
One of the most popular spots for beer lovers in Calgary is Cold Garden. This micro-brewery is located just outside of Inglewood and is pet friendly. Rest assured, they have lots of different boozy drink options to sip besides brewskies. (Fermented vodka that tastes like rosé, anyone?)
Cold Garden doesn’t serve a lot of food (chips and salsa, nuts), but outside food is welcome. The vibe is chill and picnicking here with or without your furry friends isn’t something you’re going to regret.
Location: 1100 11 St SE
It’s easy to kick back on a patio after a long walk around Prince’s Island Park if you head to Garage Sports Bar in Eau Claire. Their newly improved kitchen serves your classic pub fair. As a bonus, they have dog beds and toys for your pup to play with.
Location: Eau Claire market, 195, 200 Barclay Parade SW
Fionn MacCool’s Beltline
A visit to Fionn MacCool’s will make your pet feel like one special dog. Not only is their patio dog friendly, but they also serve a dog menu, giving your pup the choice of the puppy power bowl, salmon filet, peas and carrots or a grilled chicken breast.
Location: 1249 11th Avenue SW
Marda Loop Brewing
Marda Loop Brewing is in a lovely walk-able neighbourhood and sports one of the larger patios in the city. This pet and family-friendly spot boasts a newly renovated patio with 95 seats for to enjoy a local beer, plus some tasty food and dessert options with your dog at your side.
Location: 3523 18 Street SW
Ol’ Beautiful Brewing
Near Inglewood, Ol’ Beautiful has a large patio with lots of picnic tables for you and your furry friend to enjoy. Enjoy their long list of beers on tap, as well as cider, cocktails and non-alcoholic beer. They also offer food through A1 Burrito, so you’re all set for a flavourful afternoon.
Location: 1103 12 St SE, Calgary, Alberta
Born Brewing Co
Born Brewing’s patio is dog friendly and open year-round. Visit the taproom in the community of Manchester and try one of their beers or a flight of four or six. You’ll for sure want to order some snacks as they’re specifically sourced to pair with their beer. For non-drinkers, there are locally sourced zero-proof cocktails to throw back.
Location: 414 36 Avenue SE
One of the most unique patios in Calgary is Container Bar. You might have to look hard to find it, because this pet-friendly patio is located in a little alleyway. From the family-friendly picnic benches, you can watch the Kensington shoppers, enjoy beers local to Alberta and BC and snack off of the to-go menu from Eat Crow next door. (Burgers and fries, plus plenty of vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free options.)
Container Bar doesn’t take reservations on their patio, so be sure to arrive before you’re hungry.
Location: 1129 Kensington Rd NW
Calgary’s self-proclaimed “OG” beer bar, Bottlescrew Bill’s has several covered, heated and dog friendly patios. Situated just south of downtown, Bill’s serves their entire beer menu from 11:30am to 2 am every day. With 13 brews on tap, you won’t go thirsty.
Location: 140 10 Ave SW
Citizen Brewing Company
Situated between the communities of Tuxedo and Highland Park, the dog friendly patio at Citizen is heated so you and your furry friend can enjoy the patio in any type of weather. A kids menu happily occupies the wee ones, while a beer dessert (beeramisu!) and dill pickle Caesar temp adult taste buds.
Location: 227 35 Ave NE
Dog Friendly Restaurants Calgary
Of course, pubs and cafes aren’t the only place to take your pet. If you’re looking for something slightly more upscale, check out these dog friendly restaurants in Calgary.
Vin Room Mission
If you’re a wine lover, this spot is for you. Vin Room in Mission is a lovely little wine bar, offering over 100 different wines by the glass. Their selection is huge and it’s reputed to be the largest wine bar in Canada.
Dogs are welcome to join their owners on the patio. In fact, Vin Room in Mission has “Pawsecco” (water) and a doggie treat bag for your dog to enjoy while they relax on a mat next to you. A daily happy hour runs from 3-6pm. Even if you’re not a wine-ophile, here’s non-wine options (children are welcome), plus nibbles to perfectly pair with your pour.
Location: 2310 4 St SW
Vin Room Aspen
Vin Room’s Aspen location sports the same extensive selection of lovely wines and small plates, only in a more convenient location for those living in Calgary’s west end.
Location: 8561 8A Ave SW
This modern diner located just south of downtown dishes up a classic breakfast, plus diner lunch options on their pet friendly patio. Fun fact: The Beltliner is named after the streetcar that used to run down 12th Avenue.
Now, you can sit on the patio and throwback a hearty breakfast with your pet. They even have a two-course dog menu, complete with dog biscuits.
Location: 243 12 Ave SW
In the mood for oysters? Embarcadero always offers at least six different types of fresh oysters daily. Best is, you can enjoy the wine bar with a plate of oysters (or other elevated appies and entrees) on the south-facing brick-paved patio with your pooch. For non-dog lovers, there’s also a patio where pets aren’t allowed, so you know you’ll be among friends.
Location: 208 17 Ave SW
If you’ve been to downtown Calgary on Stephen Avenue before, you’ve likely seen the historic Hudson Bay building. This architectural stunner is the home of the Guild and is one of the largest patios in Calgary.
What’s more, it’s pet friendly! Your dog will be hydrated and happy with a dog bowl of water and some dog treats while you enjoy the contemporary food and drinks. The restaurant uses local meat and ingredients to create all-day dining on its heated outdoor patio (and indoor dining room). Happy Hour runs from 2-6pm.
Location: 200 8 Ave SW
Lil’ Empire Capitol Hill
Lil’ Empire offers a dog friendly patio in the quiet neighbourhood of Capitol Hill. For humans, they have lots of burger and hot dog options (with veg or vegan options) and delicious Annex beer and soda. If you bring your pet, they can scarf back a specialty puppy burger, while you enjoy your human one. Stay for some ice cream or a milkshake.
Location: 1837 20 Ave SW
Dog Friendly Patios Canmore
If your furry friend loves the mountains, you’ll want to check out these dog friendly patios in Canmore.
A staple of the Canmore restaurant scene, Grizzly Paw offers a pet friendly patio with spectacular views of the mountains. For humans, enjoy a wide variety of pub food and of course, their beer and soda made in-house. You might even be able to book a tour of the brewery (but leave the pets at home for that one).
Location: 622 8 St, Canmore
If you’re up for something for more low-key, visit Harvest for all day eggs, paninis and wraps in a café-like atmosphere. In addition to a children’s menu, Harvest offers a dog friendly patio that also yields incredible Rocky Mountain views.
Location: 718 10 Street, Canmore
Bear Street Tavern
Just down the highway from Canmore, lies Banff National Park. In Banff townsite, visit Bear Street Tavern for a special treat for your dog. Not only is the patio dog friendly, but they also have a dog specific menu that includes a Mutt Cookie or Paw-er Bowl.
It’s always a win-win when you can tuck into some gooey pizza and posh pub grub while hanging out with your happy pet.
Location: 211 Bear Street, Banff
Do you have a favourite dog-friendly patio that we missed? Please let us know in the comment section below.
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