14 Dog-Friendly Breweries in Rhode Island

These local breweries welcome dogs while you sip drafts.

Leader of the Pack

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Six Pack Brewing

Being dog-friendly is in Six Pack Brewing’s bones. Sure, the name seems like a riff on convenient carry-out beer from your local packie, but it’s actually an homage to the number of pups the Papi family has had in its “pack” over the years. (Fun fact: You won’t find burly bearded brewers on the meet-the-team section of its website, but rather descriptions of the six canine namesakes.) The brewery’s interior plays up the theme with doggie-themed “tail-end” purse hooks at the bar and “Please Wash Your Paws” bathroom signage, while its rotating beer menu features brews named after customers’ dogs.

Four-legged customers are treated like royalty. Complimentary water bowls, treats, toys and beds are available in the taproom, plus every new pooch who visits the brewery gets their photo added to the dog wall. “We’ve had a number of pups that have been coming in since they were puppies, so we’ll update their photo so we can share how they’ve grown with us,” says owner and operator Liz Papi.

Six Pack Brewing also offers wholesome real-food treats from fellow Rhody-based company Renegade Pup for purchase, and the Renegade team is also a regular at brewery-hosted events like Barktoberfest. Other events include Howl-o-ween and Paint Your Pet nights. Six Pack is even working on hosting monthly birthday nights for local pups (they host private pawties as well).

“Our love for dogs goes beyond our own and the ones that come into the taproom,” Papi says: The brewery has a donation bin set up year-round for the volunteer-run Bristol Animal Shelter, and accepts donations of food, treats, toys, etc., for all animals. 87 Gooding Ave., Bristol, 200-8592, 6packbrewing.com

More Brew Pups: 

Apponaug Brewing Company

Well-behaved and leashed dogs are welcome in outdoor areas. Service dogs may enter the taproom. 334 Knight St., Warwick, 861–4321, apponaugbrewing.com 

Buttonwoods Brewery

Friendly pups are welcome inside the annex and on the patio. 530 Wellington Ave., Cranston, 563-8451, buttonwoodsbrewery.com

Foolproof Brewing Company

Visiting dogs must be leashed, well-behaved and remain off the furniture. There are treats for sale and samples behind the bar from Lucy’s Dog Treats (which are made with spent beer grains). 241 Grotto Ave., Pawtucket, 721-5970, brewerycollective.com 

Grey Sail Brewing 

Furry friends are welcome indoors in the to-go and merchandise area of the brewery along with the taproom courtyard. Service animals are welcome anywhere indoors. 63 Canal St., Westerly, 212–7592, greysailbrewing.com

Moniker Brewery

Leashed and well-behaved dogs are welcome. Treats and water bowls available, as well as lots of love and hugs from staff. 432 West Fountain St., Providence, 648-0150, monikerbrewery.com

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Courtesy of Moniker Brewery.

Narragansett Brewery

Leashed and well-behaved dogs are welcome inside and out. Water bowls and treats are often available behind the bar. 271 Tockwotton St., Providence, 437-8970, narragansettbeer.com/providence-brewery

Pivotal Brewing Company 

Well-behaved dogs are welcome. Treats available behind the bar as well as for sale. Pivotal also hosts dog birthday parties. 500 Wood St., Bldg. 111, Bristol, 638-1100, pivotalbrewing.com

Proclamation Ale Company

Leashed dogs allowed on outdoor patio (outside only). Trained service dogs permitted in the taproom. 298 Kilvert St., Warwick, proclamationaleco.com 

Ragged Island Brewing

Leashed and well-behaved dogs are welcome on the farm. 54 Bristol Ferry Rd., Portsmouth, 318-2991, raggedislandbrewing.com

Rejects Beer Co. 

Leashes required. Sanitized water bowls, cold water, ice cubes and treats available upon request. Rejects also hosts three dog-related events per year in partnership with the Potter League for Animals. 124 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 619-8200, rejectsbeerco.com 

Shaidzon Beer Co.

Pets are required to be friendly, leashed and kept close to their owners while on the premises. 141 Fairgrounds Rd., West Kingston, 314-8730, shaidzonbeer.com

The Guild

The Pawtucket location allows dogs inside and out and regularly hosts dog charity events; the Warren location asks furry visitors to hang outside only on the deck and Adirondack chair area; and the PVD Beer Garden, open May 1 through Nov. 1, always welcomes pups. 461 Main St., Pawtucket, 724-1241, theguildpawtucket.com; 99 Water St., Suite 2, Warren, 252-4275, theguildwarren.com; 200 Dyer St., Providence, theguildpvd.com 

Whalers Brewing Company

Dogs must be leashed, friendly and housebroken. Treats available. 1174 Kingstown Rd., South Kingstown, 552-0002, whalers.com

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Courtesy of Whalers Brewing Company/ Christine Burke.