Dog-Friendly Breweries & Bars in Chicago

September 22, 2021


2812 N Lincoln Ave | (773) 698-6824

A little burnt out on the usual bar scene? Beermiscuous in Lakeview takes the coffeehouse approach and creates a casual atmosphere to chill, catch up with friends, and sample the massive variety of local brews on tap and available to-go. If you’re paralyzed by choice, create a sample flight or pick any of the beerista’s brains to find which of their offerings is going to hit the spot. 


1800 W Belle Plaine| (773) 683-1414

Windy City Paws loves the Dovetail Brewing Co.! We’re happy to report they are open and dog-friendly. Check out our profile on Dovetail for more in-depth information. 


5739 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60660 | (773) 561-7433

The Fireside restaurant & lounge is something special. Tucked away in a quiet spot by the Ravenswood tracks, with its ivy-covered all-weather patio, sports bar, restaurant, and front cafe seating— Fireside offers every kind of experience you could want from a bar. Pets are permitted in the front cafe patio area. 

Haymarket Brew Pub 

737 W Randolph St. | (312) 638-0700

This Michigan transplant in the West Loop features an extensive menu with sausages, pizzas, and beers a-plenty! Haymarket describes their beers as flavor-forward, drawing on Belgian styles for inspiration, specializing particularly in barrel-aged brews. 


Half Acre Brewing Co. — Balmoral Brewery 

2050 W Balmoral Ave | (773) 754-8488

This location by these renowned local brewers features their outdoor beer garden and rotating beer menu. The beer garden accepts reservations and has plenty of space to have a brew next to your pup! You can enjoy their standards, or take a walk on the wild side and try their Wyld mixed culture beer, specially fermented to create a new world of flavors. Keep in mind that reservations are limited to a two-hour stay to abide by covid restrictions, so make sure to get a six-pack to go!

Metropolitan Brewing Co

3057 N Rockwell St | (773) 754-0494

With one of the best patio views, the Metropolitan Brewing Co. is sure to be one of the top got-to-go breweries on this list (though we love them all equally). Make sure to hit up their gorgeous riverside patio before the summer ends!


The Northman Beer & Cider Garden 

233 E. Riverwalk | (312) 877-5212

This Loop bar is tucked away below street level by Columbus Drive bridge, right on the riverwalk. Make sure to sample their german-inspired pub fare and peruse their extensive beer, cocktail, and cider menu while watching the riverboats float by. It doesn’t get much cozier than this!

Parson’s Chicken & Fish 

5721 N Clark St | (773) 654-1141

While you may have visited Parson’s in Edgewater, West Loop, or Lincoln Park, this recently-opened location is a new treat for anyone living up in Andersonville. Parson’s Chicken & Fish is notable for its roomy patio seating, negroni slushies, and fried chicken that’s certain to leave fido begging at the table!

Pilot Project 

2140 North Milwaukee Avenue | (773) 270-5995

Logan Square’s Pilot Project likens itself to an independent music label, fostering new talent in the brewing community in every step of the process from tasting to distribution. Visiting, you’ll be able to sample beers available nowhere else, featuring new and funky flavors (Hard Kombucha, anyone?). Keep in mind that reservations are for two hours and that dogs are only allowed on their patio.

Off Color Brewing Co., The Mousetrap 

1460 N Kingsbury St | (312) 929-2916

Off Color’s beer Apex Predator can be found in most Chicago bars as an essential-and-delicious IPA, but a cursory look at their other offerings shows that this Lincoln Park brewery gets pretty out of this world. To go on a hops-driven journey through Off Color’s imagination, make sure to head to their beer garden The Mousetrap, and grab a patio seat with your pup. You might even catch a glimpse of the resident mascot Hops!

Ricochet’s Tavern 

4644 North Lincoln | (773) 271-3127

For those who don’t want pomp and circumstance when it comes to their local watering hole, Lincoln Square’s Ricochet Tavern is as essential and pitch-perfect a Chicago neighborhood sports bar experience as they come. Dogs are welcome inside while you nail the perfect game of darts, catch the game, or just want to unwind after a long day. 

Uncommon Ground 

3800 N Clark St | (773) 929-3680 

While also available in Edgewater, Uncommon Ground’s Lakeview location features the Greenstar Brewery, the first certified organic brewery in Illinois. The brewery hosts tours every Saturday at 1pm, so come in on the weekend to grab some of their fantastic organic pub fare on their sidewalk cafe before taking a tour! Tours are $10, with a complimentary pint glass waiting for you at the end!

Weeds Tavern

1555 N Dayton St | (312) 943-7815

This Old Town local hotspot can deceive you with its unassuming facade, but it is a beloved watering hole for a good reason. Unpretentious, homey, and with a sprawling outdoor patio, we hope the Weeds tavern becomes your new favorite as well.