7 of the Best Dog-Friendly Breweries in Bend, Oregon
We took a road trip to Bend, Oregon for vacation a couple of weeks ago and stopped by as many dog friendly breweries as we could find.
Here are our favorites.
UPDATED: January 8, 2023
Top Dog Friendly Breweries in Bend
1) 10 Barrel Brewing Company
There are quite a few locations that you can visit 10 Barrel Brewing Company including Bend (East & West), Boise, Portland, Denver, and San Diego.
These locations include pubs, which offers food along with their beer.
I cannot speak to the dog friendliness of the other locations, but the Bend locations are dog friendly.
As with other breweries that serve food, and all of the other options listed here, dogs are only allowed on the patio.
We met some local friends here for lunch on our first day in Bend. Unfortunately, the only seat left was by the entrance of the patio.
Chester and Gretel barked every time someone e walked by us with a dog but other dogs on the patio barked too.
To my relief, neither the staff or other people eating batted an eye (it can get you a lot of evil stares at some restaurants).
I had the lamb burger – ground lamb with sun-dried cranberries, feta cheese, artichoke tapenade and a balsamic reduction – that was to die for.
I love me a good burger and I think this burger beat every beef burger I have every had. I definitely give their food a 5-star rating.
10 Barrel Brewing company focuses on sustainability and they support local charities through proceeds from their “Drink it Forward” program.
2) Cascade Lakes Brewing Company
We ate at the Cascade Lakes Brewing Company, located at the Cascade Lakes Lodge, on the way back from a hike and drive up the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway.
This brewery has a dog friendly patio that they list as “weather dependent”.
However, seeing as how a thunderstorm moved in while we were there, and they still sat us under an umbrella on the back patio, I’d say they are pretty accommodating if you want to eat there with y our dog.
It rained so hard we did get a little wet from the backsplash but it was nothing like our waitress who had to jaunt back and forth several times in the rain between the dry restaurant and our table.
She didn’t even bat and eye though.
She said she liked coming outside to the quiet patio to see Chester and Gretel because it was loud and crazy inside.
The food wasn’t memorable but it hit the spot.
We’d definitely stop by here again the next time we are in town.
3) McMenamins at Old St. Francis
I thought McMenamins at Old St. Francis is really cool.
It’s probably my favorite brewery on this list because of how unique it is and the option to sit in back with your dog, away from heavy foot traffic.
It’s located in and old catholic schoolhouse turned hotel, brewery, movie theater and soaking pool.
There were seats out front along a downtown street but when we asked about sitting with the dogs they ushered us around the side to a garden patio.
There were plenty of other people there but it felt secluded.
Chester and Gretel must have felt it too because they were nice and calm.
Gretel actually laid down on the warm bricks.
I had a burger with a gluten-free bun.
It was by far one of the best gluten-free buns I have ever eaten.
The whole burger was delicious.
The server was great and was really nice to Chester and Gretel.
Note: we didn’t visit these dog friendly breweries below while we were there so we can’t speak to them personally but plan to check them out when we go back.
4) Bend Brewing Company
The town’s namesake brewing company, Bend Brewing Company offers a large variety of beers on well-crafted (no pun intended) brewery grounds.
The property includes an expansive grassy area with seating, allowing guests with their dogs to find a comfy space to sit and sip.
The brewery is the second oldest in Bend, Oregon and they have a dedicated fan base.
They distribute some of their most popular brews locally.
While dogs are not allowed indoors, unless they are service animals, the outdoor seating area often includes entertainment and spots for folks to play lawn games.
In the warmer months, the brewery hosts events called “Ales and Tales” which features adoptable dogs & cats from the Humane Society of Central Oregon along with providing financial support for the local non-profit.
5) Silver Moon Brewing Company
Aside from food, trivia nights, bingo nights and beer, Silver Moon Brewing Company also has a spacious patio for you and your dogs.
The patio is newly renovated, with spots providing shade and other areas that are sometimes used for as a Drift Bike course. There’s even a Drift Bike league!
The brewery has used its patio to help support animal related non-profits. “Pups on the Patio,” took place in September and helped to raise money for Brightside Animal Shelter, located in Redmond, Oregon.
Silver Moon Brewing is one of the oldest breweries in Bend and it attributes much of the success of the local breweries to the fresh and clean water coming from snow melt at nearby mountains.
The entire brewery was renovated this past summer and they have an off-site spot for brewing their beer, allowing for increased production.
6) Crux Fermentation Project
While the Crux Fermentation Project may be a bit hard to find, they are technically in the middle of Bend.
You simply have to be brave enough to travel down the road that has signs stating “Private Road and “No Outlet.”
If you do, you’ll find a lively brewery with a tasting room in the center.
They typically have over twenty beers on tap along with a view of the Cascade Mountains.
As with Bend Brewing Company, dogs are allowed in the outdoor area of the brewery.
That doesn’t mean you’ll feel like you’re in “time out,” if you bring your dog with you though.
The seating area includes spots for fire pits, fun lighting, and lots of spots to sit and drink your beer.
The brewery does include some great food options so bring a friend with you so you can take shifts with the dog to order food inside.
7) GoodLife Brewing Company
The logo for GoodLife Brewing Company, at first glance, looks like picturesque mountains.
When you look a little closer, you might notice that the mountains are also a hop cone!
It should come as no surprise that this brewery embraces the outdoors, which is evident in the images featured on their website and social media channels.
They have a good size list of beers on tap, which you can enjoy in their Bierhall or outside in the Biergarten.
You might notice a trend by now.
Like the first two breweries listed, dogs are not allowed indoors, but are allowed outside.
The Biergarten is spacious, with a variety of seating options, including a spot around a fire pit if it’s chilly outside.
The Bierhall offers an expansive food menu, so I recommend the buddy system again so you can grab a bite to enjoy while you’re seated outside with your pup.
I really can’t say enough about dog-friendly Bend.
There were so many parks in town, so many places to hike, the hotel we stayed in – the Red Lion – was great (for many reasons but especially because they only charge a $15 pet cleaning fee PER STAY with no number or weight limit on pets).
We had a good experience at every restaurants and brewery we ate at with our dogs.
It’s no wonder Dog Fancy magazine claimed Bend as DogTown USA in 2012 and runner up in 2011. It was also listed as one of the Best Cities for Dog Friendly Vacations in 2014 by GoPetFriendly.com.
At only a little over 6 hours from Seattle, it’s worth a trip back for sure.
If you visit though, be sure to follow these rules to make sure you and your dog don’t get kicked out.
Have you ever been to Bend, Oregon with your dog? What was your favorite part?
About the Author
Hi, I’m Jessica. I’ve been studying the Dachshund breed since 2007, owned 3 of my own, and shared in the lives of thousands of others through their owner’s stories. When I’m not sharing what I know on this blog, you can find me hiking, camping, and traveling with my adventurous wiener dogs.
What a great tour! You’ve made me hungry 🙂 Amazing how dog friendly (our part of the country definitely is not.)
Wow, those look like great places. If we get over there next year, we will have to stop.
Wait until you see our post on our favorite hike we did there! 🙂
Now those sound like places we would love to visit. The lamb burger even has Ma drooling, Miss Jess. BOL Bend sounds like it truly is dog-friendly and that is great!
Aw man! I’ve never been that far west, but now I want to visit! What do you think the chances are of Blog Paws happening out there ever?
The Old St. Francis School is my very favorite place in all of Oregon but the last time I was there they had no dogs on the property signs everywhere. I am so excited about them allowing dogs I may pack up and go there and even stay forever!!!
A delicious gluten-free bun AND the establishment is dog friendly? I need to take a trip to Bend just to try this place! I love it when restaurants are dog friendly, I automatically look at them more favorably. I think it says something about the owners.
Jules of Canines & Couture
I love finding truly dog friendly places! It sounds like such a great weekend for you. I am envious! We have some dog friendly places here, but it’s been so hot that there’s no way we could stand eating out on a patio with them. I’m ready for fall! lol
More and more dog-friendly restaurants are popping up all around Florida. I think they’re great!
What a great tour you gave us! I really need to check out some dog friendly pubs around here. I know they are hidden somewhere! That $15 cleaning fee for any size dog rocks! We always have issues in that area with the big dogs. The bigger they are the more money down, kind sucks because in all honestly that aren’t very messy when we are traveling and if they are we make sure to clean up after them!
Yeah…the $15 thing is a great deal. The hotel said that rabbits and ferrets have stayed too. Motel 6 doesn’t charge anything for dogs and I don’t think they have a limit either. We had 5 weenies in one room one time and they didn’t even bat an eye.
Nice looking places to be. Dog friendly is great and it sounds like you can just eat and don’t have to be doing a brewery tour or anything.
Looks like some great places to eat. 🙂
🙂 After all of your amazing posts about Bend, it’s now on the must-see list! Thanks for all the great information you’ve been posting!
Watch for the hiking info coming soon 🙂
The other fabulous dog friendly brewery (close to Bend) in Redmond, is Seventh Street Brewery!! They are great and very welcoming of our dogs.
We went through Redmond on our way to Bend but didn’t stop. Good to know.
What beautiful spots to eat and relax with the pups 🙂 now i’m hungry too!! Fozziemum
How awesome and can I just say how jealous I am! We have a hard time finding dog friendly in Mississippi which is sad. Great pics but I love the one of Gretel sleeping on the bricks – so content!
City of Bend is NOT dog friendly. $275 fine for off leash. Cannot take dog to ANY public outdoor events. Off leash parks are small, dusty, and disease infected. Cannot be off leash on trails in summer. People and businesses are dog friendly, city is dog hostile.
Yeah, I guess it all depends on what your definition of dog friendly is. To me, requiring dogs be leashed does not make a City UN dog friendly. Most cities I have visited have leash laws to keep dogs and people safe from other people, dogs and traffic. I wouldn’t feel comfortable in a City that let dogs roam off leash.
Sorry to hear about the quality of the dog parks there. We have many here in Seattle but only a few are of great quality to me. I am glad to hear the people and business love dogs though. That was my experience there.
What City would you give “the most dog friendly” award to?
It sounds like Chuck hasn’t yet visited the nearly 20 acre dog park in Pine Nursery Park. It’s a beautiful park with about 2/3rds of it being a natural area that looks like you’re in the middle of the wilderness and the rest is a large grass field for pooches that would rather run on grass. Our 14 year old golden gets so excited at this place – he looks like a puppy jumping over the rocks, racing around the trees, etc.
On the other hand, Bend recently decided to not allow off-leash dogs in Shevlin park, a 600 acre park just outside of town. We were very disappointed about this. Overall though, this is by far the most dog friendly place I’ve ever lived.
Hi Mike. Pine Nursery Park sounds great. We’ll have to check it out the next time we visit Bend. It’t too bad about Shelvin Park. With it being so big, you think their would be “room” for users of different interests and needs. I totally respect the need for leash laws though and don’t have a problem following the rules. It give ME more exercise that way because someone has to be on the other end of the leash 🙂