15 Dog Friendly Breweries in Ireland

While it seems like summer is fighting to hang on a little longer, perhaps trying to make up for the start of 2021 and all of last year, now is the time to leash up your pup, grab your sunnies, and head over to one of these dog-friendly places. We have been busy contacting all of the local breweries around Ireland to find out where you can enjoy some local craft beers, good food, live music (hopefully ūü§ě), and a beautiful outdoor area with your furry companion.

Due to food and health standards, dogs are not allowed in the area where food (or beer) is made, however, they are very much welcomed in all other areas of restaurants, cafés, pubs, and taprooms at the discretion of the restaurant owners. (Guide dogs are always allowed into all areas of food premises.) 

Below we have a list of 15 Irish Breweries that are a great place for pet owners to enjoy a local pint and some great food while exploring Ireland. The friendly staff will always welcome our pups with, at the very least, a bowl of water, and many of them will have doggie treats ready to be handed out.
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Dog-Friendly Breweries in County Dublin 


Brewdog Dublin Outpost, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin

Brewdog is a great spot, located on the Grand Canal Dock with views of River Liffey, it is a dog lovers paradise. This is their first-ever Irish bar, located in the city centre, and man oh man is it worth visiting! There are two outdoor dog-friendly areas with a fire pit, a large pet-friendly indoor area, shuffleboards, two bars, and 32 taps of delicious craft beer, including brews made on-site! Not to mention that their food menu is ever so mouth-watering. During the week they run different specials such as Wings Wednesday or Vegetarian and Vegan Mondays. 

Dog Policy 
  • Indoor Seating
  • Outdoor Seating¬†
  • Big Dog Friendly¬†
  • Water Bowls¬†
  • Treats
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The Four Provinces, Dublin 12, Co. Dublin


The Four Provinces is the taproom for their Four Provinces Brew Co., which is located in front of their premise. They take great pride in serving their freshest beer to visitors and locals alike, and love supporting local businesses by sourcing Whiskeys, Gins and tonics, all of which are made in Ireland. They also bring in and support other local Irish Independent Breweries, which are always featured on their guest taps. The pub is known for their excellent toasties and also have a menu available. 

Our furry friends are welcome inside the pub, at the bar, where it isn’t carpeted. There are no restrictions on size or breed, as long as your pup is well behaved and not causing a nuisance. They love hosting both dog owners and their pups so much that they always have a dog treat and water bowls on hand. 

Dog Policy 
  • Indoor Seating
  • Big Dog Friendly¬†
  • Treats
  • Water Bowls¬†

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Rascals Brewing, Inchicore, Co. Dublin

Rascals Brewing was established in 2014 and they love to put their own twist into traditional beer styles. They have their two flagship beers, but each season they love to keep things extra spicy and creative with ongoing seasonal brews. While enjoying some of their homemade brews in their dog-friendly beer garden, make sure you try some of their tasty pizza for the perfect date night with your furry friend. 

Dog Policy 
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Big Dog Friendly¬†
  • Water Bowls
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Urban Brewing, Dublin, Co. Dublin

Urban Brewing combines a brewery with two kitchens and two bars along with a sunny terrace, making it the first of its kind in Dublin. They offer a great selection of in-house brewed beer, as well as over 200 beers from around the world to choose between. Their goal is to offer their customers unmatched dining, drinking, and brewing experience! 

They welcome dogs of all sizes and breeds on their sunny terrace, where they will be greeted with water bowls. They do ask that you do call ahead and let them know if you are bringing a pup and that you always keep them on a lead. 

Dog Policy 
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Big Dog Friendly¬†
  • Water Bowls
  • Lead Only
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Dog-Friendly Brewery in Galway 


Galway Bay Brewery, Oranmore, Co. Galway
Like many of the breweries on our list, Galway Bay Brewery was founded by two friends that wanted to change up the craft brewing scene in Ireland. Started in 2009, they were founded one of the first brewpubs in Ireland in a seaside town, off the Atlantic Ocean, they have now grown to have a core range of 7 beers, with new brews released monthly and 11 friendly venues located across the country, with 7 of them being dog-friendly!

Dog-Friendly Pubs by Galway Bay Brewery

Northern Lights in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Indoor Seating
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Treats
  • Water bowls
  • Leads Only
  • Big Dog Friendly¬†

Oslo in Galway, Co. Galway
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Water Bowls
  • Big Dog Friendly
  
Salthouse in Galway, Co. Galway
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Big Dog Friendly ¬†

The Beer Market in Dublin, Co. Dublin
  • Indoor Seating (at ground level, not allowed upstairs)
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Water Bowls
  • Treats
  • Big Dog Friendly ¬†

The Black Sheep in Dublin, Co. Dublin
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Water Bowls
  • Big Dog Friendly¬†

The Dew Drop Inn in Galway, Co. Galway
  • Outdoor Seating
  • ¬†Big Dog Friendly ¬†

Paddle & Peel in Dublin, Co. Dublin
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Big Dog Friendly
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Dog-Friendly Brewery in Kerry 


Killarney Brewing Company, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Killarney Brewing Company is an Independent Irish Craft Brewery located in Killarney. Their craft beer is produced in small batches and additive and preservative-free. Stop by their laid-back dog-friendly Taproom, and enjoy some hand-crafted Killarney brews and a wood-fired pizza. Bring your furry companion (there are no size or breed restrictions) and enjoy a pint on their outdoor patio.

Dog Policy 
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Big Dog Friendly
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West Kerry Brewery, Dingle Penninsula Co. Kerry

The microbrewery is the original and first to be established in Co. Kerry back in 2008 on the Dingle Peninsula along the famous Wild Atlantic Way, and the Tig Bhric Pub has been in the same family for over 100 years. They have a beer garden in the back of the pub, with water bowls available, they are very welcoming to all dogs. They just ask that all pups are kept on a leash as there are 2 cats that live on-site. They also have dog-friendly rooms as well.

Dog Policy 
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Big Dog Friendly
  • Water Bowls
  • Lead only
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Dog-Friendly Pubs in Kildare


Kildare Brewing Company, Sallins, Co. Kildare

Kildare Brewing Company is an independent family-run brewery and gastropub, based in the village of Sallins. With an emphasis on using local, unfiltered, unpasteurized, and non-compromised fresh ingredients, their beer is brewed only a short walk of 5 meters away from their onsite brewpub, Lock 13. Pop on by and enjoy some fresh food and beer on their dog-friendly terrace where all-sized dogs are welcomed, as long as they are kept on a lead. Water bowls are provided and pictures in front of their onsite swing will always be encouraged. 


Dog Policy 
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Big Dog Friendly
  • Water Bowls
  • Lead only
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Dog-Friendly Pubs in Kilkenny


Brewery Corner, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny

O’Hara’s Brewery was established in 1996 and is an Irish Craft Brewery. They are one of the pioneers of Irish craft brewing and have been in the forefront for the past 20 years. Brewery Corner is the first dedicated Craft Beer Bar in Kilkenny City and is the Taproom for O’Hara’s Brewery. All dogs are welcome both inside and outside, and the only restriction is that all dogs are kept on a lead and next to the table. Water bowls are also available. 

Dog Policy 
  • Indoor Seating
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Big Dog Friendly
  • Water Bowls
  • Lead only
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Dog-Friendly Breweries in Limerick


Crew Brewing Co., Limerick, Co. Limerick

Located in Limerick city, Crew Brewing Co. was started by three friends who shared a love for beers, flavor, and sustainability. They brew their own beer on-site and serve it from the tanks behind the bar. They are super animal friendly, evening having a parrot once stop by, so all domestic animals are always welcome! All sized dogs are welcome inside and on their outdoor patio, with water bowls and attention always available to our furry friends. 

Dog Policy 
  • Indoor Seating
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Big Dog Friendly
  • Water Bowls

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Dog-Friendly Breweries in Louth


Carlingford Brewing Company, Riverstown, Co. Louth

This local small brewery was established in 2015. Carlingford Brewing Company uses century-old recipes to brew their timeless yet tasty brews. They pride themselves on using the best ingredients and processes and for both their classic style beers as well as their limited editions and seasons beers. They have a large, rustic heated, and covered outdoor taproom that is 100% dog-friendly. While they haven’t mastered the art of brewing dog-friendly beer yet, they will offer a warm welcome with plenty of cuddles and water bowls to go around. 

Dog Policy 
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Big Dog Friendly
  • Water Bowls
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Dog-Friendly Breweries in Offaly



The Slieve Bloom Brewing Company has been brewing a range of stouts, red ales and berry IPAs since they were established in 2018. All beers are brewed onsite, in Kinnitty Village and poured at their local pub. All sized dogs are welcome indoors and outdoors, and they have dog treats, water bowls, and even dog-friendly beer available so your best friend doesn’t have to miss out on any of the fun!


Dog Policy 
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Big Dog Friendly
  • Water Bowls
  • Dog Treats¬†
  • Dog-Friendly Beer

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Dog-Friendly Breweries in Westmeath


Dead Centre Brewing, Athlone, Co. Westmeath


Based in the center of Ireland, Dead Centre Brewing offers ‚Äúdead good beer from the dead centre of Ireland!‚ÄĚ A tight-knit crew, that uses fresh and local ingredients, they believe that you get out what you put in, so only the best goes in! They have installed a copper-clad brewery in their Brew Pub on the banks of the River Shannon, they have a dog-friendly decking area making it the perfect place where you can enjoy the view and fresh homemade pizza. There are no restrictions on size or breed, and water bowls are always provided.¬†

Dog Policy 
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Big Dog Friendly
  • Water Bowls
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Dog-Friendly Breweries Wicklow 


Wicklow Wolf Brewery & Taproom, Newtown Mount Kennedy, Co. Wicklow

Established in late 2014, by two friends that met in California, Wicklow Wolf was named for the county where the brewery was created and ‚Äúwolf‚ÄĚ for the last one that ranged freely across the countryside in Wicklow. They proudly have their own 10-acre hop farm that grows over 12 varieties of hop. All sized dogs are welcome in their taproom, which is located at the brewery. Dogs are welcome in their outdoor seating area where they will be treated to water bowls and treats!

Dog Policy 
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Big Dog Friendly
  • Water Bowls
  • Dog Treats¬†
  • Leash required

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Dog-Friendly Breweries in Northern Ireland 


Hilden Brewery, Lisburn, Northern Ireland

Ireland’s oldest independent brewery Hilden Brewery has been perfecting its techniques for over 35 years. Their taproom is located in the converted stables on the grounds of the historic Georgian Hilden House, making it one of the best places to dine al fresco at one of their many picnic tables during the warm summer months or cozy on up in front of a fire during winter. There is also an onsite coffee shop, which always has puppuccinos and doggie biscuits available as well as weekly dog-friendly beer and pizza nights. All well-behaved dogs are always welcome!

Dog Policy 
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Big Dog Friendly
  • Water Bowls
  • Dog Treats¬†
  • Puppuccinos
  • Leash required
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While you are enjoying your vacation with the family pet, enjoy the local culture by eating and drinking out in dog-friendly restaurants, cafés, and bars, all of which, and more, you can easily discover on our website. 

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