7 things to know before bringing your dog to the brewery

Dogs have always been man’s best friend, and for many of us, there’s no better way to enjoy a cold beer than with our furry companions by our side.

It’s no surprise then that breweries and pubs have become popular destinations for dog owners looking for a place to relax and unwind. However, bringing a dog to a public place such as a brewery or pub requires a certain level of etiquette to ensure a pleasant experience for everyone involved.

  1. Do Your Research

Before bringing your dog to a brewery or pub, it’s important to do your research. Not all establishments allow dogs, and those that do may have specific rules and regulations in place. It’s essential to call ahead or check the brewery or pub’s website to ensure they welcome dogs and to familiarize yourself with their rules.

  1. Leash and Control Your Dog

When bringing your dog to a brewery or pub, it’s important to keep them under control at all times. This means keeping your dog on a leash, ensuring they don’t wander around the premises and disturbing other patrons. Additionally, you should avoid letting your dog jump on people, tables, or chairs. It’s also essential to keep an eye on your dog to ensure they don’t eat or drink anything that could be harmful to them.

  1. Clean Up After Your Dog

It’s crucial to clean up after your dog when visiting a brewery or pub. This means bringing poop bags with you and disposing of them in the appropriate bins. Not only is it polite to clean up after your dog, but it’s also a legal requirement in many areas. Failing to clean up after your dog could result in a fine, not to mention it could also damage the brewery or pub’s reputation.

  1. Respect Other Patrons

While you may love your dog, not everyone may share the same enthusiasm for dogs. It’s important to respect other patrons and their space when bringing your dog to a brewery or pub. This means avoiding letting your dog approach strangers without their permission, and keeping them from jumping up on tables or chairs.

Additionally, it’s crucial to ensure your dog doesn’t bark excessively or become disruptive to other patrons. If your dog is not well-behaved, it may be best to leave them at home to avoid disturbing other patrons or creating an unsafe environment.

  1. Bring Supplies for Your Dog

When bringing your dog to a brewery or pub, it’s essential to bring supplies to keep them comfortable and happy. This includes bringing water for your dog to drink, a towel or blanket for them to lay on, and toys or treats to keep them occupied. It’s also important to be mindful of your dog’s needs, such as taking them for a walk or allowing them to rest if they become tired.

  1. Be Mindful of the Brewery or Pub’s Policies

Breweries and pubs that allow dogs often have specific policies in place to ensure the safety and comfort of all patrons. It’s essential to be mindful of these policies, such as only allowing dogs in outdoor areas, or not allowing dogs during certain times or events.

Additionally, it’s important to be respectful of the staff at the brewery or pub. They may have concerns about safety or hygiene, and it’s crucial to follow their instructions and requests to ensure a pleasant experience for everyone involved.

  1. Be Prepared to Leave

Finally, it’s essential to be prepared to leave if your dog becomes disruptive or is not welcome at the establishment. If your dog becomes too excited or agitated, it may be best to leave them at home in the future. Additionally, if the brewery or pub’s policies change, it’s important to respect their decision and find another dog-friendly establishment.

In conclusion, bringing your dog to a brewery or pub can be a fun and enjoyable experience for both you and your best friend.

Photos by Marliese StreeflandRichard Brutyo, and charlesdeluvio on Unsplash 

Story lead Photo by Michael Cummins on Unsplash 

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