Which Toronto Breweries Allow Dogs Inside?

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Thanks to the Better for People, Smarter for Business Act in 2019, breweries in Ontario can allow dogs on their patios and MOST IMPORTANTLY — indoors too*.

*As long as the breweries only serve low-risk food items such as beverages and shelf-stable or pre-packaged ready-to-eat foods

Currently, there are 15 Toronto breweries allow dogs inside. Time to go out ‘fur’ some drinks!

With this new law, we can look forward to seeing this number grow over the years! I’ll be periodically updating this blog post to include the newcomers too!

Keep reading to learn which Toronto breweries allow dogs inside AND everything you need to know before visiting one with your pup!

Map of Toronto Breweries That Allow Dogs Indoors

Here is a map of the Ontario Breweries that allow dogs inside.

Map created with Wanderlog, a road trip planner app on iOS and Android

Toronto Breweries That Allow Dogs Inside

[Last Updated: June 2022]

Disclaimer: At the time of posting, I have confirmed the following breweries definitely allow dogs indoors. However, I strongly recommend giving the breweries a call before bringing your dogs inside with you! Allowing dogs inside taprooms and shops is a privilege and rules can change. Please practice good dog etiquette while visiting the breweries so that future visitors can enjoy the experience too.

Bellwoods Brewery - Hafis Location - Taproom

1. Bellwood Brewery — Hafis Location

20 Hafis Rd, North York, ON M6M 2V6

Features
🛒 Bottle Shop
🥤 Taproom / Tasting Room
⛱️ Patio

Hours of Operation
Daily Noon — 7:00 PM

Photo Credit: Bellwood Brewery

Black Lab Brewing Outer Building

2. Black Lab Brewing

818 Eastern Ave, Toronto, ON M4L 1A1

Features
🛒 Bottle Shop
🥤 Taproom / Tasting Room
⛱️ Patio
🏡 Beer Garden
🐕 Snoopy — Resident Brewery Dog

Hours of Operation
Daily Noon — 9:00 PM

Photo Credit: Black Lab Brewing’s Facebook Page

Brunswick Bierworks - Inside the taproom and bottle shop

3. Brunswick Bierworks

25 Curity Ave, East York, ON M4B 3M2

Features
🛒 Bottle Shop
🥤 Taproom / Tasting Room
⛱️ Patio

Hours of Operation
Sun — Wed 12:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Thurs — Sat 12:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Photo Credit: Brunswick Bierworks Facebook Page

Front entrance and patio of Great Lakes Brewery

4. Great Lakes Brewery

30 Queen Elizabeth Blvd, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1L8

Features
🛒 Bottle Shop
🥤 Taproom / Tasting Room

Hours of Operation
Sun — Wed 11:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Thurs — Sat 11:00 AM — 9:00 PM

Photo Credit: Great Lake Brewery Blog Post

Taproom of Halo Brewery

5. Halo Brewery

247 Wallace Ave, Toronto, ON M6H 1V5

Features
🛒 Bottle Shop
🥤 Taproom / Tasting Room
⛱️ Patio

Hours of Operation
Sun 11:00 AM — 9:00 PM
Mon — Wed Noon — 8:00 PM
Thur — Sat 11:00 AM — 10:00 PM

Photo Credit: Halo Brewery Website

Exterior of Henderson Brewing's Main Building

6. Henderson Brewing

128A Sterling Rd, Toronto, ON M6R 2B7

Features
🛒 Bottle Shop
🥤 Taproom / Tasting Room

Hours of Operation
Sun — Thurs 10:00 AM — 10:00 PM
Fri — Sat 10:00 AM — 11:00 PM

Photo Credit: Henderson Brewing Facebook Page

Inside the taproom of Junction Craft Brewery

7. Junction Craft Brewery

150 Symes Rd, Toronto, ON M6N 0B1

Features
🛒 Bottle Shop
🥤 Taproom / Tasting Room
⛱️ Patio

Hours of Operation
Sun Noon — 5:00 PM
Mon Closed
Tue — Thurs Noon — 7:00 PM
Fri — Sat Noon — 8:00 PM

Photo Credit: Junction Craft Facebook Page

Photo of Basset Hound - Wrigley posing beside Left Field Craft Beer

8. Left Field Brewery

36 Wagstaff Dr, Toronto, ON M4L 3W9

Features
🛒 Bottle Shop
🥤 Taproom / Tasting Room
🐕 Wrigley — Chief of Security / Resident Brewery Dog

Hours of Operation
Sun — Thurs 11:00 AM — 9:00 PM
Fri — Sat 11:00 AM — 11:00 PM

Photo Credit: Left Field Brewery Facebook Page

9. Muddy York Brewing Co

22 Cranfield Rd, Toronto, ON M4B 3H1

Features
🛒 Bottle Shop
🥤 Taproom / Tasting Room
🐈 Nelson — Resident Brewery Cat

Hours of Operation
Sun-Tues 11:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Wed-Sat 11:00 AM — 7:00 PM

Photo Credit: Muddy York Brewing Co

Maris the Brewery Cat Posing Beside three flavours offered at People's Pint Brewery

10. People’s Pint

90 Cawthra Ave Unit #101, Toronto, ON M6N 3C2

Features
🛒 Bottle Shop
🥤 Taproom / Tasting Room
⛱️ Patio
🐈 Maris — Resident Brewery Cat

Hours of Operation
Retail
Sun-Wed Noon — 6:00 PM
Thu-Sat Noon — 9:00 PM

Taproom/Patio
Thu-Fri 4:00 PM — 9:00 PM
Sat Noon — 9:00 PM
Sun Noon — 6:00 PM

Photo Credit: People’s Pint Facebook Page

Exterior and Patio of Rainhard Brewing Co

11. Rainhard Brewing

100 Symes Rd, York, ON M6N 3T1

Features
🛒 Bottle Shop
🥤 Taproom / Tasting Room
⛱️ Patio

Hours of Operation
Sun — Tues Noon — 7:00 PM
Wed — Sat Noon — 9:00PM

Photo Credit: Rainhard Brewing Website

12. Red Tape Brewery

159 Main St, Toronto, ON M4E 2V9

Features
🛒 Bottle Shop
🥤 Taproom / Tasting Room
⛱️ Patio

Hours of Operation
Sun 1:00 PM — 7:00 PM
Mon — Wed Noon — 6:00 PM
Thur — Sat Noon — 8:00PM

Photo Credit: Red Tape Brewery Facebook Page

Exterior and patio of Saulter Street Brewery

13. Saulter Street Brewery

31 Saulter St #1, Toronto, ON M4M 2H8

Features
🛒 Bottle Shop
🥤 Taproom / Tasting Room
⛱️ Patio

Hours of Operation
Sun Noon — 8:00 PM
Mon — Wed 9:00 AM — 9:00 PM
Thur 9:00 AM — 10:00 PM
Fri 9:00 AM — 11:00 PM
Sat Noon — 11:00 PM

Photo Credit: Saulter Street Website

Exterior of Shacklands Brewing Co

14. Shacklands Brewing

100 Symes Rd #101, Toronto, ON M6N 0A8

Features
🛒 Bottle Shop
🥤 Taproom / Tasting Room

Hours of Operation
Bottle Shop Only
Mon — Tues Noon — 5:00 PM

Bottle Shop & Taproom
Wed — Sat Noon — 9:00 PM
Sun 1:00 PM — 6:00 PM

Photo Credit: Shacklands Brewing Website

Taproom of Steam Whistle Brewery - Downtown Toronto Location

15. Steam Whistle Brewery Biergärten and Taproom

255 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3M9

Features
🥤 Taproom / Tasting Room
🏡 Beer Garden

Hours of Operation
Bottle Shop Only
Mon — Tues Noon — 5:00 PM

Bottle Shop & Taproom
Wed — Sat Noon — 9:00 PM
Sun 1:00 PM — 6:00 PM

Photo Credit: Steam Whistle Brewery — Event Spaces

Dog-Friendly Brewery Hopping Recommendations

If you’re planning on bar hopping with your dog, consider visiting the Stockyard District.

You can find THREE dog-friendly breweries all within the same block:

  1. Junction Craft Brewery
  2. Rainhard Brewing Co
  3. Shacklands Brewing

Bonus — there is a small off-leash dog park — Woolner park within a 15 min walk of these breweries too.

It is further West for most folks — but can be easily accessed via the 512 bus route west from the St. Clair West subway station or 189 bus north from the Keele subway station. Be sure to double-check when you can hop on the subways and buses with your dog as there are time restrictions on the TTC!

P.S. Did you know that there are dedicated dog-friendly rideshares in Toronto (like Paws en Route, Goober Rides, and Your Dog Butler)?

Toronto Dog Parks and Dog-Friendly Brewery Pairing

Looking to combine a dog park visit with a dog-friendly brewery? Then check out these options which have dog parks within a 20 min walk away:

  1. Left Field Brewery
  • Monarch Dog Park — 16 min walk
  • Gerrard Carlaw Dog Park — 19 min walk
  • Hideaway Park — 20 min
  1. Black Lab Brewing
  • Greenwood Dog Park — 11 min walk
  • Hideaway Park — 16 min walk
  1. Saulter Street Brewery
  • Thompson Street Parkette Dog Park — 5 min walk
  • Gerrard Carlaw Dog Park — 17 min walk
  1. Steam Whistle Brewery
  • Clarence Square Dog Park — 12 min walk
  1. Henderson Brewing
  • Sorauren Dog Park — 12 min walk

Brewery Dog Etiquette

Here are 4 key points to remember before bringing your pup to a dog-friendly brewery:

1. Know Your Dog

Before starting visiting a brewery with a dog it is important to evaluate your dog’s temperament.

Given all the exciting new smells, scents, people, and noise, not every dog is a good candidate for taproom lounging.

Here are some quick questions to ask yourself to help you determine whether you will have a relaxing time together, or if it might be better to leave your pooch at home:

  1. Does your dog get anxious in new, unfamiliar settings?
  2. Is your dog high-energy?
  3. Is your dog prone to barking when excited, anxious, or bored?
  4. Is your dog comfortable meeting new people and potentially, other dogs?
  5. Is your dog prone to potty accidents or marking in new settings?

Note: Some breweries may ask you and your dog to leave the taproom if your dog’s behaviour is deemed unruly or causes a disturbance to other guests in the brewery.

2. Bring Your Own Supplies

While some breweries offer dog treats and provide water bowls, always play it safe and at the minimum, bring the following supplies with you:

  1. Water Bowl (please don’t allow your dogs to drink through glassware used by customers)
  2. Poop Bags
  3. Any additional cleaning materials for potty accidents like paper towels, gloves, or urine spray if you’re super conscientious!

I highly recommend purchasing collapsible silicone bowls with clips. Collapsible silicone bowls are so easy to maintain, take up very little space when collapsed, and if you get the one with the clips — it’s so easy to have your dog carry it for you (on their harness), or clip on the outside of your bag.

Tip: Call ahead before bringing dog treats and dog food inside the taprooms. Due to the health and regulations, some breweries are more strict with letting external food (including dog treats and dog food) indoors.

3. Keep an Eye on Leash Length

Make sure your pup is comfortably harnessed or collared when leashed inside the brewery. Ideally, use a non-retractable, loop-handled leash to prevent accidental tangles and to keep your dog nearby. Leashes should be no longer than 6 ft in length (and while indoors should be kept to 1ft away to keep your dog nearby).

If you’re looking for a new one — I recommend supporting a local Toronto business and purchasing the 6ft standard braided leash by 4 My Merles. You can embroider your phone number or text on the leash and choose up to 3 different colours to make your leash!

Tip: You can easily loop the leash around your chair or put the leg of a chair inside the loop handle to keep your dog secure while you enjoy your drinks.

4. Play Before You Go

Set some extra time to take your dog for a walk, and play a quick game of fetch or tug to help you and your dog settle in at the brewery if you’re planning on staying for a while. The extra time will also give your dog an extra opportunity to take care of potty and poop business too to avoid indoor accidents.

Pssst… Do you have a specific brewery in mind and just want a quick reference to the nearest dog park on the go? It’s super easy to do so if you’re toting a map of Toronto dog parks with you!

Be sure to check out the other listings I have on my Etsy Store too 🙂

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Maria | SYDE Road

Maria | SYDE Road

A *mostly* dog-friendly content creator based in Toronto, Ontario Canada. Look forward to reviews, dog mom stories, and travel anecdotes.