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Pet-Friendly Breweries in North County San Diego (2018 Guide)

Pet Friendly Breweries in San Diego North County

Two things high on many North County residents list of priorities: beer and pets. Thankfully, we don’t have to choose one over the other when a cask opens or the overwhelming need to taste some ales arises.

Most of the tasting rooms listed don’t offer a food menu, but will allow you to bring your own munchies, while others will have food trucks regularly parked outside. Make sure to keep the beers inside when you wander off to grab a bite!

So pack up the pooch in the car or walk, if you’re lucky enough, and head over to one of these North County tasting rooms, pubs, and taverns!


Dog Parks Beaches: North County San Diego Coastal
(Del Mar to Oceanside)

Bagby Beer Company

Bagby Beer Company has a simple vision: World class beers, simple food well done, and inviting hospitality… and that includes, inviting your favorite Fido to come along for brunch or an afternoon on the patio. Owner, Jeff Bagby has been working in the North County brewing industry since 1997, earning more awards than any other individual brewer in the area. You won’t just find beer at Bagby’s. The food menu and other libations are as exceptional. Sunday Brunch is a must.

Culture Brewing Co

Culture Brewing aims high with all their beers, focusing on keeping things simple. Classic styles done beautifully is what Culture is all about. The tasting room has a trendy vibe with modern-rustic flair. The Solana Beach tasting room serves up some craft beers on tap and offers patio seating. A Second location will be coming to Encinitas in the Summer of 2017!

Pizza Port

One of the earliest North County breweries, Pizza Port was previously a struggling pizza place in Solana Beach that siblings, Gina and Vince Marsaglia bought in 1987. Vince started dabbling with home brewing in the storage area, and the rest is history.

Pizza Port has three North County locations, all of which allow pets on the patio. So grab a beer and some Pizza Buddies with your furry four-legged buddy!

  • 135 N. Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 90725
  • 571 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • 2730 Gateway Road, Carlsbad, CA 92009
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Burgeon Beer Tasting Room

It didn’t take long for this brewing company to get an award. Within a year of opening up, they garnered a Gold at the San Diego International Beer Festival for their Bitter, ‘Taking the Biscuit’. The garden like tasting room is definitely dog friendly.

Dog Parks Beaches: North County San Diego Inland

(Rancho Bernardo to Escondido)

Iron Fist Brewing

Iron Fist Brewing Company grew from a passion for brewing, which, as they tell the story, prompted them to make a lot of it. Since they made a bit more than they could drink themselves, they decided to sell the overflow. As a family owned brewery, they invite you to bring the furry members of your family to their patio.

Indian Joe Brewing

Max Moran’s Great Uncle Joe was a Luiseño Indian from North San Diego County. His grandfather had tended to the vines at the San Luis Rey Mission, but brewing beer his real passion. Great Uncle Indian Joe earned a reputation in the early 1900’s for brewing outstanding beers. His recipes were infused with natural ingredients —some with medicinal properties— gathered from canyons and valleys throughout the coast and neighboring reservations.

After years of cultivating his own brewing style Max decided he wanted to pursue Uncle Joe’s passion. Encouraged by friends and loved ones, Max picked up the torch and, In 2010, was granted the trademark for “Indian Joe Brewing” in honor of his Great Uncle Joe and their Native American heritage.

The small brewery and tasting room opened in the fall of 2012.Eventually, the brewery had to find bigger digs. But don’t worry… they promise that the fun, laid-back environment will remain the same as the original location.

Belching Beaver Tasting Room

Belching Beaver takes the brewing seriously, but don’t worry… their tasting room is fun and lively and they’re all about having a great time.

Belching Beaver Tavern & Grill

Although there are various brewing locations throughout San Diego, Belching Beaver decided to put its Tavern Grill in the heart of North County’s brewing hub in Vista. The tavern is a rustic indoor/outdoor hangout with fire pits and two spacious patio, both of which your furry friend is welcome to join you in. The tavern offers lunch Wednesday through Sunday, and dinner Monday through Friday, with a weekday Happy Hour. There are over 60 beers on tap to choose from, plus wine for those of you bringing along a non-beer drinking buddy.

Prohibition Pub & Grill

Ron and Kathy Adams founded Prohibition Brewing Company in 2011 after years of being home-brewers. Their goal was and still is to use traditional brewing methods and the finest ingredients to produce superb, unique brews. Their passion and commitment was recognized when they were awarded the 2016 Small Business of the Year for the 36th Senate District. The vibe at Prohibition is very relaxed, plus bar eats, sandwiches, and breakfast on the weekends.

Mother Earth Brew Company

Founded in 2008 by three passionate home brewers based in a humble garage, Mother Earth Brew Co. had one goal: to create distinguished, hand-crafted beers that stimulate sensory conversation and a desire for the next sip. Today, they brew in a 2000 plus sq. foot facility with two available tasting rooms in Vista.

Booze Brothers Brewing Co

Hobby home brewers turned pros, Dave and Donny Firth turned their garage tasting experiment into a brewery and tasting room with a distinct flare. What was once a huge empty room has become a rustic, good-ole’-days oasis. Miss-matched reclaimed wood lines the walk-in cooler and patio fence, vintage bulbs hang from the ceiling, and wood, concrete, and iron make up the hand-crafted bar. Even the bathrooms have a cheeky style, being decorated to look like out-houses. Don’t worry… the plumbing actually works.

Rip Current Brewing

Of Rip Current’s two San Diego tasting rooms, one is thankfully located here in North County! The tasting room is directly across the street from the Grand Plaza shopping center, home of several restaurants and plenty of shopping. Cap off a day of window shopping with a pint at Rip Current!

Latitude 33

Taproom with tasters, pints & growler fills of San Diego-style craft ales, lagers & seasonal brews.

  • 1430 Vantage Ct #104, Vista, CA 92081
  • Click here for more information

Pet Friendly Breweries in North County San Diego

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Sugar Jones: Sugar Jones has been blogging about life since 2008. She has contributed to various local news stations for lifestyle segments, speaking about tech, social media, travel, food, and family.