Our Absolute Favourite Dog-Friendly Patios in Calgary & Beyond

Our Absolute Favourite Dog-Friendly Patios in Calgary & Beyond

Here at Rocky Mountain Dog, we firmly believe that adventures should always include a dog, even if it's just grabbing a casual meal or beer. There’s just nothing quite like enjoying a tasty bite or a cold drink with your favourite four-legged companion by your side, especially when the establishment is as welcoming to pups as it is to people.

 

We have a sneaking suspicion you feel the same way, so we scoured Calgary, Canmore, and Banff to find the very best dog-friendly patios. All the spots we included in this list are well-known for their top-notch hospitality toward dogs and their owners, offering everything from water bowls and complimentary treats to plenty of shade and comfy spots for pups to relax. Some even have special menus just for canines and have resident dogs ready to greet you! Whether you're a local or just visiting, this list of our go-to dog-friendly patios will ensure that your next outing is a hit for both you and your furry friend.

One quick thing: most, if not all, of these restaurants and breweries require that dogs remain leashed while on the premises. Before you hit the next patio on your list, check out our wide selection of high-quality leashes for dogs, with designs inspired by the Rocky Mountains and loads of adventure-ready features.

Now, let's dive into the best dog-friendly patios in Western Canada.

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Amazing Dog-Friendly Patios for Your Furry Buddy

From a major city to two world-famous mountain towns, there's no shortage of outdoor adventures in Alberta. And thankfully, there are plenty of places to relax afterward with a hearty meal or refreshing beverage and, of course, your dog. 

Calgary

World Bier Haus 722 Patio

Affectionately called simply "722," World Bier Haus' West Springs location has a fantastic dog-friendly patio. The family-owned restaurant makes over 90% of its meals in-haus, with a focus on elevated pub fare. Weekend brunch is especially popular, and even more so in the summer when patrons can enjoy it on the outdoor patio alongside their pup. Don't miss the daily happy hour from 2–5:00 pm, featuring drink and food specials. $4 haus beer and $7 haus wine, anyone?

Address: 722 85 St SW #601

Cold Garden

Well-known for its quirky decor, Cold Garden may be the most dog-friendly brewery in Calgary. Seriously. They're actually pet-friendly, not just dog-friendly, welcoming pets of all sizes. They've had guests bring in cats, rodents, and even snakes! Regardless of the animal, Cold Garden offers treats and water dishes and even has a designated spot across the street for pets to do their 'business.' Be sure to check out the #dogsofcoldgarden wall, and ask a server to add your doggo's picture. 

Address: 1100 11 St SE

Marda Loop Brewing Company

Marda Loop is a vibrant, walkable community in southwest Calgary lined with trendy shops, restaurants, and watering holes. MLBC is one of them, situated right in the heart of the loop. Both outdoor patios are "100% dog-friendly," and the brewery even has an entire page dedicated to dogs on its website. Notably, the food menu (for humans) offers several dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan options. 

Address: 3523 18 St SW

Bottlescrew Bill's

In the heart of downtown Calgary, Bottlescrew Bill's is a wildly popular bar that also happens to be dog-friendly. Its three (!) patios are all covered and heated, so you and Fido can enjoy them all year round. Most people come to Bottlescrew Bill's for the impressive selection of local craft beers (the most extensive in the city!). If that's your beverage of choice, make sure to get an Around-the-World-in-80-Beers Passport, which literally rewards you for drinking beer. 

Address: 140 10 Ave SW

Ranchman's

A western bar with a mechanical bull and massive dance floor isn't the typical setting for a dog-friendly patio, but Ranchman's proves that theory wrong. In fact, it was the very first dog-friendly patio in Calgary, opening back in 2012. Pups are only allowed on the patio, so you won't have to worry about teaching your dog how to line dance. He or she can enjoy live music outside, though, with the Furry Friday Patio Nights during the summer and fall. There's even a special dog-friendly menu!

Address: 9615 Macleod Trail S

BORN Brewing Co.

BORN is nestled in Calgary's "Barley Belt," a concentration of several breweries in the Manchester Industrial District. Their website's home page greets you with a large banner that says, "Best paired with adventure," so you may think we're being a bit biased here. After all, we're all about outdoor adventures, and we sell some of the best leashes for hiking. However, it's not just us who think highly of BORN—the brewery has a reputation for impeccable service, being especially inclusive (to humans and pets!), and making creative, unexpected beers. The "Hi, Cutie!" raspberry mint wheat ale and "Early Dawn" Earl Grey Pale Ale are just two examples. 

Address: 414 36 Ave SE #3

Central Taps

Central is best known for its globally-influenced menu and TWO daily happy hours, but local dog owners flock here for the sun-drenched patio. It's become such a destination on nice weather days that it's unlikely you won't see several pups. Brunch is popular, too, and the boozy coffee cocktail OG Shaft on Draft is a must. If you're interested in that twice-a-day happy hour, visit between 2–5:00 pm or 10–11:00 pm. 

Address: 224 12 Ave SW #110

Four Dogs Brewing Company

One of the newest additions to Calgary's dog-friendly brewery scene, Four Dogs Brewing is truly all about dogs. Just about every aspect of the brewery is inspired by canines, from the decor to menu items and onsite amenities. For starters, its name is a touching ode to the owner's four late rescue dogs, and you'll find beers named after each of them, as well. Dogs are also welcome anywhere inside the taproom, not just on the outdoor patio, and the bar was even custom-designed to include a built-in dog bed. If you order a flight, your beers are delivered in an adorable dog water bowl, and there's even a special dog 'beer' available.

Address: 1205 1 St SW

Canmore

Rose and Crown

Known locally as "The Rose," this is one of the largest dog-friendly patios in Canmore. It also offers incredible mountain views, and as a major bonus, a creek runs right alongside the patio. Pups can always count on a warm welcome, with servers bringing out fresh water and treats. Trivia fans won't want to miss Trivia Tuesdays, with exclusive dinner and drink specials each week. 

Address: 749 Railway Ave

The Wood Restaurant

Another restaurant with to-die-for Rocky Mountain views (it's one of the best things about Canmore!), The Wood has a dog-friendly patio that's open year-round. The views are actually far better outside than inside the dining room, a huge perk for dog families! Enjoy cozy mountain-inspired dishes like the herb cheese log appetizer, steak frites made with local Alberta beef, or the Big Canadian Burger, while Fido can snack on treats and sip on fresh water. 

Address: 838 8 St

Sheepdog Brewing

With an entire section of its website titled "Dog Info," there's no question that Sheepdog Brewing is one of the most dog-friendly establishments in Canmore. The family-friendly brewery is just a few minutes from downtown and welcomes dogs not only on its outdoor patio seven days a week but also on the main floor indoors on weekends. To clarify, dogs are not permitted upstairs. Sheepdog's beers are known to be hop-forward, and you can book a Saturday tour to get a behind-the-scenes look at how they're made (plus enjoy a tasting of four beers afterward!). 

Address: 105 Bow Meadows Crescent, Unit 112

 

Banff

3 Bears Brewery

Not many patios in Banff are open through the winter months, but 3 Bears is an exception. The heated patio stays open year-round, welcoming humans and pets with cozy fire tables. There's even a small dog menu, and humans can enjoy vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Don't miss the daily happy hour from 3–5:00 pm, and be sure to swing by for Monday Funday. From 8:00 pm to close every Monday, listen to live music and enjoy one of our favourite dishes the Shrimp Bao Buns or the Tuna Poke Bowl.

Address: 205 Bear St

The Bear Street Tavern 

If you are a pizza lover, look no further than The Bear Street Tavern. With artisanal options such as the Godfather Pizza (prosciutto, confit garlic, herbed panko, truffle oil, grana padano, mozzarella, arugula) sandwiches & cast iron specialties will satisfy any hungry Banff adventurer. Even your furry friend has their own menu! Options include Peanut butter cookies, or Ground beef with sweet potato! The Courtyard patio is open year round and they even provide blankets for your dog in the winter. 

Address: 211 Bear St

Unleash the Fun at These Dog-Friendly Patios 

We hope this guide inspires you to get out and explore some of these dog-friendly patios throughout Alberta with your furry friend. With hospitality, comfort, and some fun doggo-themed extras, you have a nice long list of memorable outings for both you and your dog.

Please feel free to share your own experiences and favourite spots with us (especially any we didn't cover!)—we love hearing from fellow dog lovers! And if you’re looking to upgrade your dog's gear, check out our selection of leashes, collars, harnesses, and more. Happy exploring!