August 23, 2019

23 Dog-Friendly Cincinnati Patios You Should Visit Before the End of Summer

Cincinnati is home to dozens of dog-friendly establishments, welcoming well-behaved pups to enjoy a day out with their humans. A trip to your local watering hole or eatery shouldn't mean leaving your beloved at home. These breezy restaurant and bar patios are perfect destinations for you to drink and dine al fresco with your furry friend by your side.
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Rosedale
208 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine
When Neons closed in 2016, people were devastated to lose “OTR’s backyard.”  Then, 4EG — the entertainment group behind Lackman, Mount Adams Pavilion, Igby’s and more — announced they’d be taking over the space. After some upscale renovations, they reopened as Rosedale in January 2018. It’s a little more classed up than comfy-old Neons but has retained the former’s focus on craft cocktails… and the giant, dog-friendly patio (now with brand new seating). 
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Rosedale

208 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine
When Neons closed in 2016, people were devastated to lose “OTR’s backyard.” Then, 4EG — the entertainment group behind Lackman, Mount Adams Pavilion, Igby’s and more — announced they’d be taking over the space. After some upscale renovations, they reopened as Rosedale in January 2018. It’s a little more classed up than comfy-old Neons but has retained the former’s focus on craft cocktails… and the giant, dog-friendly patio (now with brand new seating).
Photo via RosedaleOTR/Facebook
Darkness Brewing
224 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue
Friends Eric Bosler and Ron Sanders were avid homebrewers before expanding their passion for creating strange and tasty beers in Darkness Brewing in Bellevue in 2016. The 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 on the patio as long as they are on a leash and off the tables.
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Darkness Brewing

224 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue
Friends Eric Bosler and Ron Sanders were avid homebrewers before expanding their passion for creating strange and tasty beers in Darkness Brewing in Bellevue in 2016. The 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 on the patio as long as they are on a leash and off the tables.
Photo via darknessbrewing/Facebook
Washington Park’s The Porch
1230 Elm St., Over-The-Rhine
With a great view of the dog park, The Porch at Washington Park is the spot to go after your furry friends are tired out after a day of play. The Porch features a full bar, as well as local beer like Taft’s Ale House, Rhinegeist, Christian Moerlein and Fifty West. The Porch is open daily, but be sure to check their website as the hours change seasonally. 
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Washington Park’s The Porch

1230 Elm St., Over-The-Rhine
With a great view of the dog park, The Porch at Washington Park is the spot to go after your furry friends are tired out after a day of play. The Porch features a full bar, as well as local beer like Taft’s Ale House, Rhinegeist, Christian Moerlein and Fifty West. The Porch is open daily, but be sure to check their website as the hours change seasonally.
Photo via WashingtonParkOTR/Facebook
Streetside Brewery
4003 Eastern Ave., Columbia Tusculum
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 collaboration with Holtman’s Donuts, 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 inside and on the patio.
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Streetside Brewery

4003 Eastern Ave., Columbia Tusculum
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 collaboration with Holtman’s Donuts, 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 inside and on the patio.
Photo via streetsidebrewery/Facebook
Brink Brewing Co.
5905 Hamilton Ave., College Hill
Good beer is about the people, the stories and the experience, according to Brink’s co-founders John and Sarah McGarry. The taproom’s communal table sits 20 and a brick wall stands covered in framed photos of the customers and community. There are no policies against pets, so feel free to bring a four-legged friend with you inside and outside. They even hosted a cutest #brinkdog contest on their Instagram this past summer, highlighting their favorite canine customers.
Photo via BrinkBrewing/Facebook

Brink Brewing Co.

5905 Hamilton Ave., College Hill
Good beer is about the people, the stories and the experience, according to Brink’s co-founders John and Sarah McGarry. The taproom’s communal table sits 20 and a brick wall stands covered in framed photos of the customers and community. There are no policies against pets, so feel free to bring a four-legged friend with you inside and outside. They even hosted a cutest #brinkdog contest on their Instagram this past summer, highlighting their favorite canine customers.
Photo via BrinkBrewing/Facebook
Queen City Radio
222 W. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine
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.
Photo: Patty Salas

Queen City Radio

222 W. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine
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.
Photo: Patty Salas
Gypsy’s
641 Main St., Covington
With a welcoming, dog-friendly atmosphere, Gypsy’s is perhaps most well known for their fully stocked bar and large craft beer selection on draft or in bottles and cans — you can find a drink special for under $4 on any weekday (including $2 Jameson and $3 drafts). Watch your favorite game on one of several TVs or enjoy their back patio equipped with fire pits and giant Jenga.
Photo via GypsysCovington/Gypsys

Gypsy’s

641 Main St., Covington
With a welcoming, dog-friendly atmosphere, Gypsy’s is perhaps most well known for their fully stocked bar and large craft beer selection on draft or in bottles and cans — you can find a drink special for under $4 on any weekday (including $2 Jameson and $3 drafts). Watch your favorite game on one of several TVs or enjoy their back patio equipped with fire pits and giant Jenga.
Photo via GypsysCovington/Gypsys
Hang Over Easy
13 W. Charlton, Corryville
Hang Over Easy is Corryville’s perpetual brunch and bar stop that claims to be the place to cure a hangover or keep the party going. Opt for a “morning after” dish like the Menage a Trois, aka three slices of French toast, and a good, basic bloody mary or mimosa. Dogs are allowed on the spacious patio.
Photo via lexi_lou_whoo/Instagram

Hang Over Easy

13 W. Charlton, Corryville
Hang Over Easy is Corryville’s perpetual brunch and bar stop that claims to be the place to cure a hangover or keep the party going. Opt for a “morning after” dish like the Menage a Trois, aka three slices of French toast, and a good, basic bloody mary or mimosa. Dogs are allowed on the spacious patio.
Photo via lexi_lou_whoo/Instagram
Fifty West Production Works
7668 Wooster Pike, Columbia Township
Fifty West has turned a stretch of Wooster Pike into its very own playground with the original brewpub location, Fifty West Production Works (home to six sand volleyball courts), Fifty West Canoe & Kayak and Fifty West Cycling. All of the brewery’s brands are geared toward building community through shared experiences, which include drinking craft beer and getting outside. It’s all about an active lifestyle, says brewery co-owner Bobby Slattery. And that includes doggos. The Production Works property is completely dog-friendly inside and on the patio, but across the street at the brewpub, no dogs are allowed due to poisonous grapes which grow on the property.
Photo via FiftyWestBrewingCompany/Facebook

Fifty West Production Works

7668 Wooster Pike, Columbia Township
Fifty West has turned a stretch of Wooster Pike into its very own playground with the original brewpub location, Fifty West Production Works (home to six sand volleyball courts), Fifty West Canoe & Kayak and Fifty West Cycling. All of the brewery’s brands are geared toward building community through shared experiences, which include drinking craft beer and getting outside. It’s all about an active lifestyle, says brewery co-owner Bobby Slattery. And that includes doggos. The Production Works property is completely dog-friendly inside and on the patio, but across the street at the brewpub, no dogs are allowed due to poisonous grapes which grow on the property.
Photo via FiftyWestBrewingCompany/Facebook
Braxton Brewing Co.
27 W. Seventh St., Covington
Braxton prides itself on loving beer and innovation, but their real soft spot is for dogs. Employees dole out treats and lots of belly scratches for any pup that visits the taproom or first-floor patio. Cross the river for the Revamp India Pale Ale, stay for the canine haven. The taproom and brewery serves more than beer and spirits: it’s also a cultural landmark thanks to its widespread success. The taproom opens at 8 a.m. Tuesday-Friday as a public workspace, serving Carabello coffee. And pets are welcome — just make sure they’re out by 9 p.m. on weekends. Pets are unfortunately not welcome on the rooftop patio.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Braxton Brewing Co.

27 W. Seventh St., Covington
Braxton prides itself on loving beer and innovation, but their real soft spot is for dogs. Employees dole out treats and lots of belly scratches for any pup that visits the taproom or first-floor patio. Cross the river for the Revamp India Pale Ale, stay for the canine haven. The taproom and brewery serves more than beer and spirits: it’s also a cultural landmark thanks to its widespread success. The taproom opens at 8 a.m. Tuesday-Friday as a public workspace, serving Carabello coffee. And pets are welcome — just make sure they’re out by 9 p.m. on weekends. Pets are unfortunately not welcome on the rooftop patio.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger