February 06, 2020

21 Dog-Friendly Cincinnati Bars Where You Can Drink With Your Furry Friend

A trip to your local watering hole shouldn't mean leaving your furry friend at home. Greater Cincinnati is home to dozens of dog-friendly bars, welcoming well-behaved pups to enjoy a day out with their humans.

These drinking destinations allow pets in portions of or all of their establishments, as long as they are well behaved. Regardless, we always recommend calling the business in advance before you bring pooch along. Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all dog-friendly Greater Cincinnati bars.

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The Woodburn Brewery
Armed with a lineup of clever brews, this East Walnut Hills brewery frequently hosts fundraisers and other events to benefit local pet rescues and animal welfare organizations. Dogs are always welcome to chill at Woodburn — both in the taproom and on the patio — where they will receive many pets. 
2800 Woodburn Ave., East Walnut Hills.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

The Woodburn Brewery

Armed with a lineup of clever brews, this East Walnut Hills brewery frequently hosts fundraisers and other events to benefit local pet rescues and animal welfare organizations. Dogs are always welcome to chill at Woodburn — both in the taproom and on the patio — where they will receive many pets. 2800 Woodburn Ave., East Walnut Hills.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Pins Mechanical Co.
This multi-level bar has almost two dozen pinball machines and 10 duckpin bowling lanes, plus other “old school" entertainment options like foosball, ping pong, bocce ball and shuffle board. The rooftop patio has fire pits, its own bar and giant yard games. Dogs are welcome inside and out. 
1124 Main St., Over-the-Rhine.
Photo: Provided by Pins Mechanical Co.

Pins Mechanical Co.

This multi-level bar has almost two dozen pinball machines and 10 duckpin bowling lanes, plus other “old school" entertainment options like foosball, ping pong, bocce ball and shuffle board. The rooftop patio has fire pits, its own bar and giant yard games. Dogs are welcome inside and out. 1124 Main St., Over-the-Rhine.
Photo: Provided by Pins Mechanical Co.
Liberty’s Bar and Bottle
Liberty’s offers the best of both the bar and the bottle with rotating craft beers on tap and more than a dozen wines available by the glass — including half-pours — along with bottles of wine and craft beers via retail. Dogs are welcome and you’ll frequently find one or two sleeping under their owners’ stools at the bar.  Bring a pet along and they’ll get to slurp up a water bowl while you sip on an IPA and admire the sleek interior. 
1427 Main St., Over-the-Rhine.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Liberty’s Bar and Bottle

Liberty’s offers the best of both the bar and the bottle with rotating craft beers on tap and more than a dozen wines available by the glass — including half-pours — along with bottles of wine and craft beers via retail. Dogs are welcome and you’ll frequently find one or two sleeping under their owners’ stools at the bar. Bring a pet along and they’ll get to slurp up a water bowl while you sip on an IPA and admire the sleek interior. 1427 Main St., Over-the-Rhine.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Darkness Brewing
This microbrewery focuses on the dark and unusual — like their Man on the Moo milk stout with lactose or Witch Head Nebula red IPA with beets — served in a community-minded taproom. Man’s best friend is allowed indoors and out as long as they are on a leash and off the tables. 
224 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue.
Photo via DarknessBrewing/Facebook

Darkness Brewing

This microbrewery focuses on the dark and unusual — like their Man on the Moo milk stout with lactose or Witch Head Nebula red IPA with beets — served in a community-minded taproom. Man’s best friend is allowed indoors and out as long as they are on a leash and off the tables. 224 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue.
Photo via DarknessBrewing/Facebook
West Side Brewing 
This goal of West Side Brewing is to "brew traditional beer styles exceptionally well." There's not cutesy names here, just self-explanatory titles like amber ale, DIPA, gose and hefeweizen. The community gathering spot offers more than 30 different drinks, including cider, wine, soda and cocktails. WSB is inviting enough for the casual beer drinker, spacious enough for groups and families and legit enough to impress the most discerning local brewpub frequent flyers. Every Wednesday after 4 p.m. is officially dog friendly so if you remember to keep your pooch on a leash, they’re as welcome as you are inside. 3044 Harrison Ave., Westwood.
Photo via WestSideBrewing/Facebook

West Side Brewing

This goal of West Side Brewing is to "brew traditional beer styles exceptionally well." There's not cutesy names here, just self-explanatory titles like amber ale, DIPA, gose and hefeweizen. The community gathering spot offers more than 30 different drinks, including cider, wine, soda and cocktails. WSB is inviting enough for the casual beer drinker, spacious enough for groups and families and legit enough to impress the most discerning local brewpub frequent flyers. Every Wednesday after 4 p.m. is officially dog friendly so if you remember to keep your pooch on a leash, they’re as welcome as you are inside. 3044 Harrison Ave., Westwood.
Photo via WestSideBrewing/Facebook
Streetside Brewery
From their taproom/brewery along Eastern Avenue in Columbia Tusculum, Streetside Brewery blends craft and community. With beers like their milkshake blonde Cereal Milk and a red velvet donut stout, this brewery has developed a niche for having your cake and drinking it, too. The taproom frequently hosts food trucks and programmed events. Well-behaved dogs are allowed on the patio.
4003 Eastern Ave., Columbia Tusculum.
Photo via StreetsideBrewery/Facebook

Streetside Brewery

From their taproom/brewery along Eastern Avenue in Columbia Tusculum, Streetside Brewery blends craft and community. With beers like their milkshake blonde Cereal Milk and a red velvet donut stout, this brewery has developed a niche for having your cake and drinking it, too. The taproom frequently hosts food trucks and programmed events. Well-behaved dogs are allowed on the patio. 4003 Eastern Ave., Columbia Tusculum.
Photo via StreetsideBrewery/Facebook
Higher Gravity
These guys really want to help you love beer — so much so that they’ve installed iPads around the store to help you browse their inventory and find your perfect brew. Let their friendly “beeristas" pour you a flight, and don’t leave without visiting their growler and crawler station to take a cold one home with you. Higher Gravity is kid- and dog-friendly, as well as B.Y.O.F. (bring your own food), so bring the whole fam and order in something tasty from one of their Northside neighbors. 
4106 Hamilton Ave., Northside.
Photo via HigherGravity/Facebook

Higher Gravity

These guys really want to help you love beer — so much so that they’ve installed iPads around the store to help you browse their inventory and find your perfect brew. Let their friendly “beeristas" pour you a flight, and don’t leave without visiting their growler and crawler station to take a cold one home with you. Higher Gravity is kid- and dog-friendly, as well as B.Y.O.F. (bring your own food), so bring the whole fam and order in something tasty from one of their Northside neighbors. 4106 Hamilton Ave., Northside.
Photo via HigherGravity/Facebook
Braxton Brewing Co.
Arguably one of the best reasons for Cincinnati beer drinkers to cross the Roebling Bridge into Covington, Braxton has made quite an impression on the local brewing scene. After undergoing a $5 million expansion, which included the construction of a rooftop patio, the taproom and brewery serves more than beer and spirits: it’s also a cultural landmark thanks to its widespread success. Rooted in the ethos and innovation forged in a Midwestern garage — founder Evan Rouse started homebrewing when he was just 16, before he could even taste his creations. Pets are welcome in the taproom, just make sure they’re out by 9 p.m. on weekends. 
27 W. Seventh St., Covington.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Braxton Brewing Co.

Arguably one of the best reasons for Cincinnati beer drinkers to cross the Roebling Bridge into Covington, Braxton has made quite an impression on the local brewing scene. After undergoing a $5 million expansion, which included the construction of a rooftop patio, the taproom and brewery serves more than beer and spirits: it’s also a cultural landmark thanks to its widespread success. Rooted in the ethos and innovation forged in a Midwestern garage — founder Evan Rouse started homebrewing when he was just 16, before he could even taste his creations. Pets are welcome in the taproom, just make sure they’re out by 9 p.m. on weekends. 27 W. Seventh St., Covington.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
16-Bit Bar + Arcade
16-Bit has more than 50 free arcade games and a tasty selection of celeb-inspired cocktails. Dogs get drinks, too, with branded water bowls featuring sayings like, “Buzz, your girlfriend, woof.” 
1331 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

16-Bit Bar + Arcade

16-Bit has more than 50 free arcade games and a tasty selection of celeb-inspired cocktails. Dogs get drinks, too, with branded water bowls featuring sayings like, “Buzz, your girlfriend, woof.” 1331 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Queen City Radio
The historic Queen City Radio building has been turned into a well-manicured full-service bar and outdoor beer garden. The bar serves rotating taps of local, regional and national beer, canned and bottled brews, wine, a small cocktail program and boozy slushies. Garage doors create indoor/outdoor space, weather permitting, and there’s an onsite food truck. Their expansive patio is the perfect place for a furry friend to keep you company while you enjoy good drinks and good weather. Or bring them inside. 
222 W. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine. 
Photo: Patty Salas

Queen City Radio

The historic Queen City Radio building has been turned into a well-manicured full-service bar and outdoor beer garden. The bar serves rotating taps of local, regional and national beer, canned and bottled brews, wine, a small cocktail program and boozy slushies. Garage doors create indoor/outdoor space, weather permitting, and there’s an onsite food truck. Their expansive patio is the perfect place for a furry friend to keep you company while you enjoy good drinks and good weather. Or bring them inside. 222 W. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine.
Photo: Patty Salas