Pup Pubs: Dog-Friendly Pubs in Southern California

by Anabel Dflux

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Of the local San Fernando Valley breweries we visited, all were populated with pet-loving patrons.

What’s better than spending the day with your furry best friend? How about throwing in an ice-cold California microbrew, enjoyed in a fun atmosphere? Here in Southern California, pet-friendly breweries are growing in both popularity and number, which means you have lots of options if you want to take your dog with you when you go out for a beer. A fun way to enjoy friends, family, or neighbors (and their dogs!), socializing at a brewery is becoming a top choice for pet owners who hate to leave their pups home alone. Now you can bring him along to be part of the fun!

The rules for these pet-friendly joints are simple and easy to follow: you must have your dog in control, and the dog must be friendly and well trained. Many pet-friendly pubs provide free water and a treat, as well as plenty of space to sit isolated from the crowd if he needs a breather. In some spots, special dog menus offer canine fare, such as meat patties and rice. And some breweries host dog-centric events, such as costume parties and even a dog wash fundraiser! Of the local San Fernando Valley breweries we visited, all were populated with pet-loving patrons, many of whom stopped to say hello to my furry friend.

Trustworthy Brewing Company in Burbank, California, is one of those places. With a fun and quirky atmosphere, Trustworthy Brewing Company is known for fan favorites Gigil Pilsner, Wax Wing Blonde Lager, Trustworthy IPA, Brass Jar Hoppy Amber, and What Plane? Oatmeal Stout. Trustworthy Brewing is pet friendly inside and out—Fido is welcome to sit inside the taproom, so long as he is on a leash.

Upon entering Trustworthy Brewing Company, my dog and I were immediately greeted by staff members who exclaimed over my pup. My dog was allowed to enjoy the company of people anywhere inside the venue, and she loved the attention from locals, who politely asked before giving her ears a scratching. I enjoyed the excellent craft beer, delicious food, and welcoming vibe at Trustworthy, and I could tell my dog felt welcome and at ease, hanging out with her new friends.

If you’d like to experience a trip to a SoCal pub with your dog by your side, check out Trustworthy Brewing Company or any one of these dog-friendly pubs:

Trustworthy Brewing Company

156 W Verdugo Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

(818) 841-5040

Monday–Thursday: 4 p.m.–10 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 12 p.m.–10 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m.–8 p.m.

Pub at Golden Road Brewing

5410 West San Fernando Road Los Angeles, CA 90039

(213) 373-4677

Monday–Thurs. & Sun: 11 a.m.–11:30 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m.–2 a.m.

This pub has a “doggy deck” in back with water bowls and cozy dog beds, as well as homemade doggy biscuits baked using leftover grains from the brewery.

MacLeod Ale Brewing Company

14741 Calvert St, Van Nuys, CA 91411

Monday–Friday: 4 p.m.–12 a.m.

Saturday & Sunday: 12 p.m.–12 a.m.

(818) 631-1963

Specializing in traditional cask-conditioned British ale, MacLeod is a cool and unique joint that allows both dogs and kids, making it fun for the whole family.

Gordon Biersch Brewery

145 South San Fernando Boulevard Burbank, CA 91502

Sunday–Thursday: 11 a.m.–12 a.m.

Friday–Saturday: 11 a.m.–1 a.m.

(818) 569-5240

This celebrity-filled joint in Burbank welcomes pups of all shapes and sizes on its outdoor patio.

Bootlegger’s Brewery

130 South Highland Avenue Fullerton, CA 92832

Sunday–Thursday: 11 a.m.–10 p.m.

Friday–Saturday: 11 a.m.–12 a.m.

(714) 871-2337

This awesome spot grew out of the local community and has remained focused on purveying the highest quality beer to its locals. Bootlegger’s loves cultivating dog friendships in the community.

Angel City Brewery

216 Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Monday–Thursday: 4 p.m.–1 a.m.

Friday–Sunday: 12 p.m.–2 a.m.

(213) 622-1261

Known as one of the best breweries in Los Angeles, Angel City pops up on all the hot-spots- to-visit-with-your-pup lists!

Monkish Brewing

20311 South Western Avenue Torrance, CA 90501

Monday–Thursday: 4 p.m.–9 p.m.

Friday: 1 p.m.–10 p.m.

Saturday: 12 p.m.–10 p.m.

Sunday 1 p.m.–8 p.m.

(310) 295-2157

This zen-inspired brewery in Torrance gives both you and your dog a place to relax as you enjoy a fine craft-brewed beer.

Rock Bottom Brewery

1 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

Sunday–Thursday: 11 a.m.–12 a.m.

Friday–Saturday: 11 a.m.–1 a.m.

(562) 308-2255

Keeping with surfer seaside fun, Rock Bottom Brewery’s doors are open to all beach-going dogs to come in with their owners and unwind.

Bay City Brewing

3760 Hancock Street, San Diego, CA 92110

Monday–Thursday: 3 p.m.–10 p.m.

Friday–Sunday: 12 p.m.–11 p.m.

(619) 727-4926

The best brewery in the heart of San Diego, Bay City Brewing offers a massive selection of craft beers for you to enjoy while your dog socializes.

The Cork and Craft

16990 Via Tazon, San Diego, CA 92127

Tuesday–Friday: 11 a.m.–9 p.m.

Saturday: 3 p.m.–10 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

(858) 618-2463

A stylish and refined joint in San Diego, The Cork and Craft will welcome your pup as quickly as they welcome you!

Just Because Fido is with You…Does NOT Mean He Should Sample Your Beer!

Alcoholic beverages (including beer and ale) can be toxic to dogs. So please keep your drinks away from your dog. If alcohol happens to spill on your furry companion, please wash it off rather than risk having him lick it off.

Los Angeles and Ventura County Disaster Relief

Fire and other natural disasters impact pets and their caregivers long after the event. Here are some local resources for lost, displaced or otherwise in-need pets:

Ventura County Animal Services

(888) 223-PETS (7387) vcas.us

Humane Society of Ventura County

(805) 646-6505 hsvc.org

LA Animal Services

(888) 452-7381 laanimalservices.com

Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation

(562) 728-4610 lacountyanimals.org

Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care (DACC)

animalcare.lacounty.gov/

Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA

(626) 792-7151 pasadenahumane.org

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