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Pet-Friendly New York City: Williamsburg's Best Dog-Friendly Breweries and Bars

Happy Hour With Man's Best Friend

Give the dog walker the night off and take your furry best friend with you when you grab a drink in Williamsburg. This trendy neighborhood in northern Brooklyn has lots of dog-friendly spots! Check out these hot spots that probably have a couple of dog treats behind the bar.

Brooklyn Brewery

One of the larger breweries in the borough, Brooklyn Brewery, has reopened their taproom and live music is back. Your pooch can join you in the taproom as long as they stay on a leash. Dogs are not allowed on brewery tours. While you're hanging out with your best friend, enjoy a pint of the "Pulp Art Hazy IPA" or the "Bel Air Sour," which are available all year long. Seasonal and limited specials include a summer ale and the "Brooklyn to Tokyo Yuzu Sour." Beer is available to go, so grab a few brews for the road! 

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Cold Beer (©Engin Akyurt)

TALEA Beer Co.

Woman-owned and operated, TALEA Beer Co. is changing the face of craft brewing. After years of feeling the craft market was dominated by men and overly bitter offerings, co-founders Leann and Tara decided to make beer that would satisfy wine and hard seltzer drinkers. The high-quality and low-bitter beers are fruit-forward, light, and make for easy drinking. Dogs are allowed in the outdoor seating area, and the staff will happily bring them a bowl of water. 

Lucky Dog

Head to Lucky Dog, a dive bar where dogs are welcome, and there's even a cute backyard. Dogs aren't required to enter, but it's definitely the Bedford Avenue spot to go if you can't have a dog in your building and want to hang out with a few. There's a good selection of beer and spirits, and the laid-back atmosphere keeps the locals coming back again and again. 

George and Jack's Tap Room

There's ample outdoor seating (both covered and uncovered) at George and Jack's Tap Room. The happy hour is one of the best in town, and dogs are welcome! It's open from 3 p.m. until 4 a.m. during the week and opens at noon on the weekends. That leaves plenty of time to relax with a drink and keep your dog's separation anxiety at bay. 

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Beer Tasting (©Meritt Thomas)


Dogs are allowed at Zablozki's on North 6th Street. There's also pool tables, pinball, and lots of picnic-style seating to share with friends and fellow dog lovers. House cocktails are very affordable at only $11. The cocktail menu leans into classics like margaritas, paper planes, and cucumber coolers. There's also a small wine list available. There's frequently live music playing or food pop-ups, so check in with Zablozki's social media for updates.