25 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 and dining destinations allow pets in portions of or all of their establishments, as long as they are well behaved. (In 2018, former Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed House Bill 263, which allowed “the owner of a retail food establishment or food service operation to allow dogs in an outdoor dining area of the establishment or operation.”) Regardless, we always recommend calling the business in advance before bringing your pooch along.

Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all dog-friendly Greater Cincinnati bars.

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Liberty's Bar & Bottle
1427 Main St., Over-the-Rhine
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.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Liberty's Bar & Bottle

1427 Main St., Over-the-Rhine
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.
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Woodburn Brewing
2800 Woodburn Ave., East Walnut HillsEast Walnut Hills’ Wooburn Brewing was acquired by local brewery and distillery March First in 2020, reopening in April of 2021 with the stated goal of “enhancing” the taproom by adding more seating, a lounge area and a kitchen. The beer menu features Woodburn’s original brewing recipes and the kitchen now serves Korean-inspired fare. With the addition of eats, dogs are now welcome on the large back patio instead of inside.

Woodburn Brewing

2800 Woodburn Ave., East Walnut Hills
East Walnut Hills’ Wooburn Brewing was acquired by local brewery and distillery March First in 2020, reopening in April of 2021 with the stated goal of “enhancing” the taproom by adding more seating, a lounge area and a kitchen. The beer menu features Woodburn’s original brewing recipes and the kitchen now serves Korean-inspired fare. With the addition of eats, dogs are now welcome on the large back patio instead of inside.
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Pins Mechanical Co.
1124 Main St., Over-the-Rhine
This multi-level bar has pinball machines, duckpin bowling lanes and other “old school” entertainment options like foosball and ping pong. The rooftop patio has fire pits, its own bar and giant yard games. On its Instagram page, Pins makes its devotion to dogs known, writing, “We love dogs and they’re ALWAYS welcome at all locations.”
Photo: Kelley Bryant

Pins Mechanical Co.

1124 Main St., Over-the-Rhine
This multi-level bar has pinball machines, duckpin bowling lanes and other “old school” entertainment options like foosball and ping pong. The rooftop patio has fire pits, its own bar and giant yard games. On its Instagram page, Pins makes its devotion to dogs known, writing, “We love dogs and they’re ALWAYS welcome at all locations.”
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Somerset
139 E. McMicken Ave., Over-the-Rhine
An exotic escape in the heart of Over-the-Rhine, Somerset features two bar spaces — one in a plant-filled and glass-roofed conservatory and another in a cozy lounge space. The large back patio offers an awe-inspiring garden, loaded with tropical plants, unique seating nooks and imported pieces from co-founder and creative lead James Fisher’s collection, as well as the collections of his friends and family. Dogs are welcome.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Somerset

139 E. McMicken Ave., Over-the-Rhine
An exotic escape in the heart of Over-the-Rhine, Somerset features two bar spaces — one in a plant-filled and glass-roofed conservatory and another in a cozy lounge space. The large back patio offers an awe-inspiring garden, loaded with tropical plants, unique seating nooks and imported pieces from co-founder and creative lead James Fisher’s collection, as well as the collections of his friends and family. Dogs are welcome.
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Covington Yard
401 Greenup St., Covington
This outdoor establishment offers a small community of repurposed shipping containers housing local restaurants like Hangry Omar’s Slider Shack, El Jefe's Cubanos & More and San Jeanetta's Table, plus a selection of draft and craft brews as well as wine and signature cocktails. Artificial turf and pet stations throughout make Covington Yard the ultimate destination for pups to see friends and meet new ones, as long as they are leashed and are not served from wares used for human consumption.

Covington Yard

401 Greenup St., Covington
This outdoor establishment offers a small community of repurposed shipping containers housing local restaurants like Hangry Omar’s Slider Shack, El Jefe's Cubanos & More and San Jeanetta's Table, plus a selection of draft and craft brews as well as wine and signature cocktails. Artificial turf and pet stations throughout make Covington Yard the ultimate destination for pups to see friends and meet new ones, as long as they are leashed and are not served from wares used for human consumption.
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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 imperial strawberry cheesecake German brew We've Strayed from the Light, 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.

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 imperial strawberry cheesecake German brew We've Strayed from the Light, 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.
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Higher Gravity
4106 Hamilton Ave., Northside
This bar doubles as a craft beer and wine shop dedicated to providing the best beverages to thirsty customers. Let Higher Gravity’s 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.

Higher Gravity

4106 Hamilton Ave., Northside
This bar doubles as a craft beer and wine shop dedicated to providing the best beverages to thirsty customers. Let Higher Gravity’s 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.
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Gulow Street
1614 Hoffner St., Northside
Gulow Street is a cozy yet sophisticated bar and restaurant located at the corner of Hoffner and Gulow streets — the establishment’s namesake. The streamlined menu offers bites like a burger and breakfast sandwich with pimento cheese, plus a cocktail menu. Clever house drinks include the Spaghett (Miller High Life, Aperol and lemon) and a basil paloma with Tajin. A converted garage on the property doubles as a patio space, and dogs are welcome to hang out there with their people.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Gulow Street

1614 Hoffner St., Northside
Gulow Street is a cozy yet sophisticated bar and restaurant located at the corner of Hoffner and Gulow streets — the establishment’s namesake. The streamlined menu offers bites like a burger and breakfast sandwich with pimento cheese, plus a cocktail menu. Clever house drinks include the Spaghett (Miller High Life, Aperol and lemon) and a basil paloma with Tajin. A converted garage on the property doubles as a patio space, and dogs are welcome to hang out there with their people.
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Braxton Brewing Co.
27 W. Seventh St., Covington
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. Now with three locations — the flagship taproom in Covington, a second taproom in Pendleton and the Barrel House in Fort Mitchell — the brewery serves year-round favorites, special releases and collaborations, housemade VIVE hard seltzer and even a new NA brew, all of which can be enjoyed with your furry friend. Braxton says all of their taprooms are dog-friendly.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Braxton Brewing Co.

27 W. Seventh St., Covington
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. Now with three locations — the flagship taproom in Covington, a second taproom in Pendleton and the Barrel House in Fort Mitchell — the brewery serves year-round favorites, special releases and collaborations, housemade VIVE hard seltzer and even a new NA brew, all of which can be enjoyed with your furry friend. Braxton says all of their taprooms are dog-friendly.
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Queen City Radio
222 W. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine
Located in a former 1920s service station, Queen City Radio 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, cocktails and boozy slushies. Garage doors create indoor/outdoor space, weather permitting, and the on-site food truck Lübecker serves up German-style fare. The 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
Located in a former 1920s service station, Queen City Radio 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, cocktails and boozy slushies. Garage doors create indoor/outdoor space, weather permitting, and the on-site food truck Lübecker serves up German-style fare. The 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.
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13 Below Brewery
7391 Forbes Road, Sayler Park
Named for its location 13 nautical miles “below” Cincinnati, this brewery is right on the Ohio River. With a corner pub-vibe, their small-batch beers can be enjoyed with friends, family and dogs in the taproom or in the beer garden when the weather warms. The on-site Incline Smoke Shack features a walk-up window and “dry-rubbed and slow-smoked” meats.

13 Below Brewery

7391 Forbes Road, Sayler Park
Named for its location 13 nautical miles “below” Cincinnati, this brewery is right on the Ohio River. With a corner pub-vibe, their small-batch beers can be enjoyed with friends, family and dogs in the taproom or in the beer garden when the weather warms. The on-site Incline Smoke Shack features a walk-up window and “dry-rubbed and slow-smoked” meats.
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Rosedale
208 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine
Rosedale is self-described as “Over-the-Rhine’s backyard,” offering a giant dog-friendly patio, bocce courts, fire pits, a monthly $3 discounted drink menu and food from the MORTAR Mess Hall, where food entrepreneurs hone their skills in a professional setting. Bring your furry friend along and enjoy happy hour together.

Rosedale

208 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine
Rosedale is self-described as “Over-the-Rhine’s backyard,” offering a giant dog-friendly patio, bocce courts, fire pits, a monthly $3 discounted drink menu and food from the MORTAR Mess Hall, where food entrepreneurs hone their skills in a professional setting. Bring your furry friend along and enjoy happy hour together.
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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. Watch your favorite game on one of several TVs or enjoy their back patio.

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. Watch your favorite game on one of several TVs or enjoy their back patio.
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Fifty West Brewing Company
7605 Wooster Pike, Columbia Township
There are many amenities offered at Fifty West Brewing Company's beer garden, like sand volleyball, a retro-styled burger bar and futsol in the summer and in the winter an ice skating rink and fire pits are set up for cold weather fun. In addition to these activities, the sprawling entertainment hub allows for dog owners to bring their furry four-legged friend out to have some fun.

Fifty West Brewing Company

7605 Wooster Pike, Columbia Township
There are many amenities offered at Fifty West Brewing Company's beer garden, like sand volleyball, a retro-styled burger bar and futsol in the summer and in the winter an ice skating rink and fire pits are set up for cold weather fun. In addition to these activities, the sprawling entertainment hub allows for dog owners to bring their furry four-legged friend out to have some fun.
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Milton's The Prospect Hill Tavern
301 Milton St., Liberty Hill
Prospect Hill’s neighborhood joint is chatty, diverse and full of character. A great place to have a beer, relax and mix it up with the regulars. And many of those regulars include dogs; scroll through their social media for proof of several very good boi booze hounds. Dogs are allowed inside any time before 8 p.m.

Milton's The Prospect Hill Tavern

301 Milton St., Liberty Hill
Prospect Hill’s neighborhood joint is chatty, diverse and full of character. A great place to have a beer, relax and mix it up with the regulars. And many of those regulars include dogs; scroll through their social media for proof of several very good boi booze hounds. Dogs are allowed inside any time before 8 p.m.
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BrewDog Cincinnati
316 Reading Road, Pendleton
This Scotland-based brewery has expanded U.S. operations with a massive taproom in Pendleton. It’s the chain’s second-largest bar in America (with additional global spots in 60 countries including Germany, Spain, France and Finland, among others). The taproom features a bar on the first floor, a game area on the loft-second floor and a rooftop patio. All outdoor areas are dog-friendly.
Photo: Adam Doty

BrewDog Cincinnati

316 Reading Road, Pendleton
This Scotland-based brewery has expanded U.S. operations with a massive taproom in Pendleton. It’s the chain’s second-largest bar in America (with additional global spots in 60 countries including Germany, Spain, France and Finland, among others). The taproom features a bar on the first floor, a game area on the loft-second floor and a rooftop patio. All outdoor areas are dog-friendly.
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Northern Row Brewery & Distillery
111 W. McMicken Ave., Over-the-Rhine
Over-the-Rhine’s Northern Row taproom and patio slings more than a dozen taps of its own beer, and features a full bar and cocktails made with house-distilled spirits. A food menu includes salads, sides, sandwiches and a Sunday breakfast burrito. The brewery’s cozy patio is dog-friendly.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Northern Row Brewery & Distillery

111 W. McMicken Ave., Over-the-Rhine
Over-the-Rhine’s Northern Row taproom and patio slings more than a dozen taps of its own beer, and features a full bar and cocktails made with house-distilled spirits. A food menu includes salads, sides, sandwiches and a Sunday breakfast burrito. The brewery’s cozy patio is dog-friendly.
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MadTree Brewing
3301 Madison Road, Oakley
With 32 MadTree-exclusive taps, ambient lighting and an industrial brick facade leftover from the building’s factory days, there’s more than enough space to accommodate all the beer-drinking, cornhole-playing, dog-loving humans that hang at the 10,000-square-foot outdoor beer garden on the regular. The garden is both tented and heated in winter and allows pets year-round; just remember to enter the garden directly instead of through the main entrance if you plan on bringing a furry friend.

MadTree Brewing

3301 Madison Road, Oakley
With 32 MadTree-exclusive taps, ambient lighting and an industrial brick facade leftover from the building’s factory days, there’s more than enough space to accommodate all the beer-drinking, cornhole-playing, dog-loving humans that hang at the 10,000-square-foot outdoor beer garden on the regular. The garden is both tented and heated in winter and allows pets year-round; just remember to enter the garden directly instead of through the main entrance if you plan on bringing a furry friend.
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Mecca OTR
1429 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine
This hip OTR hideaway is a welcoming hangout for those interested in no-frills drinking, L.A. vibes, vinyl tunes and free popcorn. Find the main courtyard entrance tucked away down 15th Street, and cross the big-ass gravel patio, past colorful street-art murals, a panoply of rainbow lighting and a plethora of communal seating to enter a world of hanging plants (in summer the patio is decked out in greenery as well) and the most creatively decorated — dare we say selfie-ready — bar bathrooms in the city. Dogs are always welcome, as long as it’s not too crowded. Mecca has water bowls, poop bags and sometimes treats on hand for furry guests.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Mecca OTR

1429 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine
This hip OTR hideaway is a welcoming hangout for those interested in no-frills drinking, L.A. vibes, vinyl tunes and free popcorn. Find the main courtyard entrance tucked away down 15th Street, and cross the big-ass gravel patio, past colorful street-art murals, a panoply of rainbow lighting and a plethora of communal seating to enter a world of hanging plants (in summer the patio is decked out in greenery as well) and the most creatively decorated — dare we say selfie-ready — bar bathrooms in the city. Dogs are always welcome, as long as it’s not too crowded. Mecca has water bowls, poop bags and sometimes treats on hand for furry guests.
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Big Ash Brewing
5230 Beechmont Ave., Anderson
This beer “co-op” was founded by a group of 25 home brewing friends in an Anderson Township basement in 2011 and expanded to 52 friends by 2019. The group obtained the old El Rancho Grande restaurant space on Beechmont Avenue, gutted it and transformed it into Big Ash Brewing. The brewery now pours 28 taps of beer, with bonus wine, spirits and build-your-own craft pizza. Leashed dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio, open year-round.

Big Ash Brewing

5230 Beechmont Ave., Anderson
This beer “co-op” was founded by a group of 25 home brewing friends in an Anderson Township basement in 2011 and expanded to 52 friends by 2019. The group obtained the old El Rancho Grande restaurant space on Beechmont Avenue, gutted it and transformed it into Big Ash Brewing. The brewery now pours 28 taps of beer, with bonus wine, spirits and build-your-own craft pizza. Leashed dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio, open year-round.
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