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Brewery Emperial

Is there anything better than sipping on a frothy brew with your beloved pup beside you?

The answer is no.

We love our lab-mix pup, Jordy. 

We love Kansas City’s local craft breweries.

What do we love the most? Being able to bring our very good girl on a visit to sip on our favorite ales.

We’ve checked with them all – below are all the dog-friendly breweries in Kansas City, Missouri. 

Kansas City’s Dog-Friendly Breweries

Be sure to read closely – some even allow dogs inside.

1. Strange Days Brewery

Neighborhood: River Market
Dogs allowed indoors and on the patio

As the name suggests, you’ll find an eclectic vibe paired with trippy beer can designs. They offer small batch, unique brews. 

2. Border Brewing Company

Neighborhood: Crossroads Arts District
Dogs allowed indoors and on the patio

Located in a former warehouse with industrial-chic decor, Border Brewing has been a local favorite since opening in 2015.

They brew a wide range of beer styles as well as cider and seltzer, ensuring approachability in their offerings. We recommend the Strawberry Blonde and Campfire Porter. 

3. Alma Mader Brewing

Neighborhood: Westside
Dogs allowed indoors and on patio

Situated on Southwest Boulevard with a warehouse vibe, Alma Mader focuses on freshness, brewing beers that shine and are approachable. They specialize in hop-forward ales and lagers.

4. River Bluff Brewery

Neighborhood: River Market
Dogs allowed on the patio

Located in the historic River Market, this is the second location for River Bluff Brewing.

They have won several medals from the Great American Beer Fest.

Unfortunately, their small patio only has a couple of tables, but pups are allowed.

We like to stop by River Bluff after visiting one of our favorite dog-friendly walking paths, Berkley Riverfront.

5. Torn Label Brewery

Neighborhood: Crossroads Arts District
Dogs allowed on the patio

Torn Label is the furthest away from the main district in Crossroads – if you are walking, you may wonder where exactly you’re going.

You’ll get there, and it’ll be worth the two extra blocks. 

All about local culture and community, they have featured several brews in collaboration with other local businesses.

Be sure to try their Monk & Honey crafted with locally sourced honey and the House Brew coffee wheat stout.

6. Brewery Emperial

Neighborhood: Crossroads Arts District
Dogs allowed in the beer garden

This one is a personal favorite.

Their spacious outdoor beer garden is complete with picnic tables and firepits, making it a great option for drinking with your pup during the cooler months.

They brew great ales and lagers – the Biscuit Ale being a local favorite.

For those who aren’t feeling a frothy brew, they have an excellent craft cocktail menu.

And you’ll want to arrive hungry because their gastro-pub inspired menu, featuring seasonally and locally sourced dishes, pairs perfectly with their beer selection. 

7. Vine Street Brewery

Neighborhood: Historic 18th & Vine
Dogs allowed on the patio

Missouri’s first black-owned brewery located in the city’s historic jazz district.

This newer brewery has been receiving all the love – the trendy atmosphere is filled with beautiful artwork and has a great outdoor patio.

8. KC Bier Co.

Neighborhood: Waldo
Dogs allowed in the beer garden

Kansas City’s only true biergarten – an outdoor space with gravel walkways, picnic tables, and plenty of shade.

Bier Co. specializes in authentic, German-style lagers and ales.

There’s something particularly enjoyable about being served a beer in a large glass stein.

Don’t pass up the pretzels!

9. BKS Artisan Ales

Neighborhood: Brookside
Dogs allowed on the patio

With an excellent IPA and stout selection and a sub-brand called “Pivo” with options on the lighter side, this brewery combines traditional brewing methods with innovation and creativity.

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BKS Artisan Ales

10. City Barrel Brewing

Neighborhood: Crossroads Arts District
Dogs allowed on the patio

More than a brewery, City Barrel is held in high esteem as a local restaurant dishing out regionally sourced and seasonal cuisine.

While they have many brew offerings, wild sour ales are a focus and point of pride for their brewmaster.

A note that their patio is pretty small.


We hope you found this guide to dog-friendly breweries in Kansas City helpful! If you plan to leave your pup at home, there are more than 30 craft breweries in Kansas City for you to check out.

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