Best Dog-Friendly Breweries in Cary

January 20, 2023

Cary is home to some fantastic local breweries, many of which have large outdoor seating areas designed with dogs in mind. When thinking about dog-friendly spaces, we like locations that have a lot of space – especially outdoor space – for dogs to run and play, on or off leash. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Fortnight Brewing Company: Cary’s oldest brewery, Fortnight is a UK-inspired brewery and pub that features multiple, large in-and-outdoor spaces and plenty of room to spread out. Friendly dogs are welcomed and routinely found hanging out here. The brewery also regularly hosts/sponsors adoption and other community-oriented pet events. They even have a fenced area where dogs can run and play off-leash!
  • Bond Brothers: A popular downtown hangout with lots of outdoor lounge space, you’ll often see dogs lounging all over the brewery. Bond Brothers describes itself as a North Carolina craft brewery and taproom, dedicated to producing high-quality ales, lagers, and sours.
  • Cotton House Craft Brewers (by Triangle Beer Co): Cotton House is located in a 100+ year-old historic house that was originally used as a boarding facility for some of the very first students at Cary High School. The house has been updated to serve as a lively taproom, full of outdoor decks, string lights, lounge space, and plenty of seating areas for you and your dog.
  • Bull City Ciderworks: Gluten-free? Not in the mood for beer? Bull City Ciderworks has a brand new location in Cary and, like all their locations, they welcome well-behaved pets to enjoy the atmosphere with you while you sip!

TRUSS VET TIPS: Don’t forget to bring a leash, poop bags, treats, and a dog bowl (for water). Breweries often have some of these essentials, but it’s always helpful to come prepared. And keep in mind, most breweries will require that you have your dog on a leash while at their location. Lastly, if you’re thinking of drinking six beers instead of sipping on a few, you may want to leave Fluffy at home 🙂

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