Pet-Friendly Denver: Hotels, Breweries, and Restaurants

April 19, 2022

Staggering Rocky Mountain scenery, and an abundance of lush parks and botanical gardens have been drawing outdoorsy types to the Mile High City for years. Thanks to the explosion of pet-friendly spots in Denver, it has never been easier to bring along your four-legged friend.

Follow along as we dive into the best pet-friendly Hotels, Breweries, and restaurants in Denver.

From thoughtful downtown Denver lodgings that layout water bowls and treats for Fido to accommodating beer gardens and patios, we are dishing up the ultimate places to drink, dine, and sleep with your furry pal.

Sample IPAs on a sun-soaked brewery terrace, or feast on the most savory smoked brisket dip. Stretch your legs as you meander through the city’s over 100 parks and window shop through RiNo or charming Larimer Square. However, you and your precious pup decide to explore the Queen City. You are in for a world-class escape!

Pet-Friendly Denver Hotels

Hotel Teatro

Modern, boutique accommodations in the heart of Denver’s thriving arts district? Yes, please! You and Fido can fulfill your dream Denver fantasies when you secure a stay at the luxuriously curated Hotel Teatro.

Situated in a stunning 20th-century Renaissance Revival building, the Hotel Teatro serves soaring Rocky Mountain views and stylishly appointed rooms. Explore Larimer Square, Union Station, and more with your four-legged friend, as all dogs stay free at Hotel Teatro.

Named one of the top ‘pet-friendly hotels’ in Downtown Denver, Teatro goes to great lengths to maximize your pet's stay. Discerning owners can personalize content by requesting a ‘pawdicure’ at a nearby salon or treating their favorite canine to a calming relaxation massage. 

photo credit: Hotel Teatro via Facebook

Hotel Monaco Denver

Sophisticated, minimalist, and modern, the Hotel Monaco Denver brings Kimpton’s signature elegance and warmth to Denver’s dynamic downtown. While humans will be thrilled by the free wifi, yoga mats, and exemplary fitness services, Fluffy and friends will be jumping for joy over their pet-friendly policies.

No need to check weight limits. As long as your furry (or scaly) friend can fit in the elevator, they are welcome at Hotel Monaco. Spend your time soaking in the sights and sports of the Mile High City and leave the paw-pering to the experts. Enjoy a water bowl and disposable pick-up bag delivery to your room and zero deposits or cleaning fees.

Need a bit of a canine refresh? The Kimpton’s concierge can easily arrange for grooming, pet sitting, or walking services. 

The Oxford Hotel 

For over 130 years, the Oxford Hotel has stood as a Denver landmark. Experience the history and heritage of this timeless edifice when you and your pooch reserve a stay. Soak in the glamorous art deco touches and Victorian details, enjoy the Bourbon Bar spoils, or feast at the Urban Farmer.

An ideal pick for the upscale traveler, the Oxford is routinely named one of Denver’s best hotels and was recently nominated for one of Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards.

Curious creatures will get in on the five-star service, as the Oxford welcomes all pets with a $50 per pet clean-up fee per night. Polished pooches will lap up the water and gourmet treats delivered directly to their room. 

photo credit: The Oxford Hotel

The Crawford Hotel

Convenience, creative amenities, and the charm of Union Station await visitors lucky enough to stay at the Crawford Hotel. Embrace the bustle of ‘Denver’s Living Room,’ as well as 65-foot ceilings and stunning chandeliers when you unwind at the doorstop of modern-day Denver.

Sip free craft beer at the Terminal Bar, explore via the complimentary Tesla, and enjoy direct airport access. Cozy up carefree in your historically inspired room, knowing Rover will be relaxing right there with you.

The Crawford is pleased to provide pet-friendly amenities such as doggie beds, bowls, and treats for all furry friends 60 pounds and under. Please check your pup's weight before arrival and be prepared to pay $50 per night per pet as part of their extensive hypoallergenic assurance. 

Human-Friendly Activities

While your pup gets pampered at one of Denver’s best hotels, why not explore some of the Mile High City’s more thrilling attractions? Amp up the exhilaration when you ride every last roller coaster and water slide at Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park.

This downtown Denver institution features Ferris Wheels, languid, lazy rivers, and plenty of kid-friendly fun. Primed for a perfect pour of lager or stout? Make every one of your brewery fantasies come true with a Co Liquid Arts - Denver & Cities of the Rockies Pass. Choose from 5 or 90 Day options and drink your weight in craft beverage discounts.

Animal lovers unite! Let little ones get up close and personal with creatures big and small when you stop by SeaQuest. View over 300 different species from around the world, marvel at Marina the Mermaid, or hand-feed the fluffiest sloth.

Best Denver Dog Parks

Cherry Creek State Park

Are you and your canine craving some of that fresh Rocky Mountain air? Let your pup roam and run with abandon when they tackle all 107 acres of the Cherry Creek State Park Dog Off-Leash Area (DOLA).

Inquisitive doggies can splash in the creek, make new friends, and move their legs! However, please be aware there is a fee to enter the State Park and a nominal fee to utilize the off-leash area. 

photo credit: Cherry Creek State Park Off-Leash Area via Facebook

Fuller Dog Park

Does your darling fur baby need to work off some anxious travel energy? Head to Fuller Dog Park and let them loose for hours of sandy play. With two sections for both small and large breeds, plus water facilities and disposable bags, Fuller is an excellent option for locals and tourists alike. 

photo credit: Wes Hansen via Facebook

Pet-Friendly Denver Patios and Breweries

Call to Arms Brewing Company

Calling all beer snobs! Denver is a craft beer city, and there is no reason to miss out on the superior suds just because you are traveling with Fido in toe.

Sidle into the Call to Arms Brewing Company in the quaint neighborhood of Berkeley and prepare to sip on some expertly crafted passion. Grab a pet-friendly patio seat and revel in some Rocky Mountain sunshine as you sample an infamous CTA IPA or refreshingly drinkable Berkley Tart Blonde.

Denver Beer Co

Brewed and canned with solar power and a lot of love for the environment, Denver Beer Co is a brewery that genuinely embodies the Dever spirit.

Refresh and rehydrate post-hike or mountain bike ride with your BFF when you sample a ‘Juicy Freak’ or Denver Gold Amber Lager. Denver Beer Co. has three dog-friendly locations, but we happen to be partial to the original Platte Street locale, located in an old car garage. 

photo credit: Denver Beer Co via Facebook

Little Machine Beer

Looking for a world-famous brewery with plenty of Rocky Mountain spunk? Embrace cutting-edge beer trends, local art, a Colorado-built brewing system, and two dog-friendly patios when you visit Little Machine Beer.

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Located right by the Mile High Stadium, this funky brewery is known for unique mashups. First, try their ‘Supply Chain’ Italian style Pilsner and their fun food truck offerings. Then, order a flight or two and settle in for tacos, tapas, trivia, and more!

Zuni Street Brewing Company

Regular live music, over 16 beers on tap, and two outdoor patios make Zuni Street Brewing Company a go-to for Denver dogs in the know.

Never leave the puppers at home again when you carve out time to try their award-winning wheat Belgian beer or Goldberry Ale. Small batch beers poured to perfection in a friendly neighborhood taproom, Zuni’s ales and IPAs perfectly complement their rotating food truck offerings.

Their LoHi locale makes it the perfect place to hang out with all manner of hip and furry friends. 

photo credit:Zuni Street Brewing Company via Facebook

Pet-Friendly Denver Restaurants

The Watering Bowl

Is Grover growling for some pub-infused fun? Then, treat yourself and the fluffiest family member to some quality bar time and grub when you tie one on at the Watering Bowl.

While you may need to bring your own pet food, this dog-friendly patio is the place to be. Hungry humans can chow down on spicy jalapeno egg rolls or juicy grilled burgers. Meanwhile, don't miss out on their jumbo wings in flavors like Asian Zing or Caribbean Jerk. 

Forest Room 5

Magical outdoor ambiance, tree stump stools, and a rock fire pit make Forest Room 5 an unforgettable dining experience. Revel in this rustic dog-friendly Mediterranean eatery's gorgeous landscaping and rugged outdoor feel.

Ideal for a special event or date night. Pet lovers can feast on crispy calamari, roasted beet salad, and mouth-watering pork and sweet potato taquitos.

Epic mains include Colorado Beef Filet and Risotto cake with seared scallops. Save room for something sweet, as you’ll need to try a bite of decadent sea salt Brownie with lavender sauce.

photo credit: Forest Room 5 via Facebook

Postino – LoHi

Mama Mia!! Fulfill your craving for epic Italian dishes, delicious vino, and a laid-back community vibe when you dine with Postino. Marketed as an ‘industrial wine cafe,’ this Denver dog-friendly haven is famous for its variety of cheese boards and bountiful bruschettas.

Try out their Sweet N’ Spicy Pepper Jam & Goat Cheese, or keep it veggie-based with their Almond Hummus & Chopped Tomato offering. Finally, let your tastebuds delight over their ‘OMG Grilled Cheese.’

It's a childhood favorite gussied up with layered gruyere, whipped brie, goat cheese, white cheddar, and smoked bacon. Served with creamy tomato soup dip.

The Pig & Sprout

A light-filled, modern space featuring climbing vines, antique books, and garage doors, the Pig & Sprout cooks up dishes that appeal to both veggie-forward and meat-friendly palettes.

Duel patios are pet-friendly, and patrons can expect an exquisite array of creative and seasonal fare. Paired perfectly with their signature cocktail menu.

Fuel up after a day of discovering Denver with carnitas street-style tacos, pan-seared sea bass, or rich Tonkatsu Carbonara. Raise a glass with a ‘Garter Grabber’ of plantation pineapple rum, strawberry, and lemonade. Or quench your thirst with a fresh ‘Flora.’ 

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Heart-pumping hikes in Red Rocks Park and western-themed retail therapy in LoDo. Combined with boatloads of craft breweries, make Denver a dynamite destination year-round. Whether you are yearning for the cascades and falls of Rocky Mountain National Park. Or have your sights on soaking in the street art and architecture of the 16th Street Mall, a Mile High City getaway that has never looked sweeter.

Take your chance to venture West, and bring along your beloved cuddly companion. Highly walkable with a plethora of pet-friendly activities, accommodations, eateries, and bars. The Queen City has well earned its reputation as a pet owner haven.

Relish in a rich porter at Little Machine Beer, or spend the day at Cherry Creek State Park. However you and Fido spend your Denver vacay you are in for a paw-fect time!

Tell us, where’s your favorite Pet-Friendly Denver Locale?

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Written By Isis Maya

A New York native, Isis-Maya spent most of her professional life working in TV production until a vacation whisked her away to Central America and her love o ...

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