So, I'm not ashamed to admit that my decisions on where to eat or have a drink are based 80% on whether or not my dog can come along. Can anyone relate? Why leave your BFF at home, when there are plenty of places around Denver that welcome our four-legged friends? Here's a few places you should check out:
1. Bacon Social House
You figured it out already. BACON. EVERYTHING. And a really chill atmosphere to boot. This restaurant is nestled in the Sunnyside area of Denver, and right next door to some amazing shopping, too.
2. Denver Beer Co.
This incredible brewery in LoHi has a huge menu of beers to choose from, and a giant patio that is guaranteed to be hoppin' any day of the week! Sometimes it feels like there are more dogs than humans there. DBC is awesome too because they are known for their support of local charities. They usually have a food truck parked outside too, so you can grab a snack while you're there!
3. The Cozy Cottage
This small eatery in the Tennyson neighborhood of Denver has a lovely patio that welcomes your pup! Lots of comfort food to be enjoyed here.
4. Forest Room 5
This place, one of my favorite bars in Denver has a full menu, and an entire outdoor seating area to enjoy. Located in LoHi, swing on by for a yummy cocktail or something to munch on, then cruise around the area for more shopping and fun things to do.
5. Highlands Cork and Coffee
This adorable home-turned-coffee shop in the Highlands is such a nice place to grab a cup of joe, and something healthy to eat. They have a large outdoor seating area, where you're bound to see a few pups snoozing at the feet of their humans. Love this place!
6. Illegal Pete's
Looking for some yummy Mexican food? Check out any of the Illegal Pete's around the metro-area, and be sure they have a patio before bringing along the pooch!
If I'm ever not sure, I always just give a place a phone call quickly to verify. This is a small(ish) list, so I'm sure there are plenty of other places you can bring your pup along. Just give them a ring to find out!