Dog-Friendly Eateries & Breweries

I’ve pulled together a list of dog-friendly eateries & breweries in various Indianapolis neighborhoods and surrounding areas! I recommend calling ahead if you’re unsure about a pet-policy, or to make sure the patio is open. 

For Beer Drinkers

Flat 12 Bierwerks

414 Dorman St., (317) 635-2337,

Hands down home to one of the best back patios in the city, FLAT12 is a product of time-tested home brewing. Stop by for a delicious lineup of house beers, frequent visits from food trucks, and entertainment. You know a place will accept your fluff ball when they have a hashtag for its canine visitors, #DogsofFlat12.

Indiana City Brewing

24 E. Shelby St., (317) 643-1103,

Indiana City enjoys creating innovative brews based on traditional styles using their small-batch, hand-crafted approach. The brewery is located in the historic ‘Bottling House’ of the Home Brewing Company on the east side of downtown.

Fountain Square Brewery

1301 Barth Ave., (317) 493-1410,

It all started when a couple of chemists put their heads (and passion!) together to do one thing: craft great beer. Located in the hip, funky Fountain Square Cultural District, the owners converted an old warehouse into a most dazzling soda pop fountain-esque brewery.

Twenty Tap

5406 College Ave., (317) 602-8840,

Craft beer bar and restaurant. Dogs allowed outside the gate on the patio.

Moe & Johnny’s

5380 N. College Ave., (317) 255-6376,

When weather permits, their outdoor patio is big enough to handle a good crowd and very pleasant from morning to late night. It’s dog friendly, so don’t think you have to leave Fido at home (they even supply water and a nice spot to lie under your table). 

Union Brewing

622 S. Rangeline Road, Carmel, (317) 657-7338,

A walk on the Monon can quickly turn into kicking back with a beer at Union. Union serves real ales hand crafted two barrels at a time using time-honored traditions and natural ingredients. 

Triton Tap

915 Broad Ripple Ave., (317) 500-5074,

With a spacious tasting room and a glorious outdoor, dog-friendly patio, Triton is one heck of place to bring a group. This Broad Ripple favorite serves more than a dozen house brews and some of the best homemade root beer in the city. Triton’s special reverse osmosis filtration system ensures better water, hence better beer.

Chilly Water

719 Virginia Ave. Suite 105, Fletcher Place, (317) 964-0518,

Modern brewpub with a lofty feel offering ales & lagers along with panini & hummus, with live music. The patio offers a nice break while walking the dog.

Scarlet Lane Brewing

7724 Depot St., McCordsville, (317) 336-1590,

CEO and brewer Elise Lane brings girl-power to the Indy brewing scene at this McCordsville-based brewery just east of Indianapolis.

Flatwater Restaurant

832 E Westfield Blvd., (317) 257-5466,

Flatwater Restaurant features American food and build-your-own Bloody Mary Sundays. Dogs are welcome on the waterfront deck.

For Wine, Spirit Drinkers

Mallow Run Winery

6964 W. Whiteland Road, Bargersville, (317) 422-1556,

The patio, deck and lawn offer plenty of space for leashed dogs. You may even spy the winery’s black lab Cooper. (Note: Dogs aren’t allowed during ticketed concerts.)

Hotel Tango Whiskey

702 Virginia Ave., 46203 (Fletcher Place), (317) 653-1806,

Hotel Tango Whiskey is a craft distillery currently offering rum, vodka, and gin. Other spirits the distiller will offer in the future include whiskey, moonshine and Limon cello. Hotel Tango Whiskey is a dog friendly establishment and offers tours of its operation upon request. 

La Margarita Restaurant and Tequila Bar

1043 Virginia Ave., 46203, (317) 384-1457,

Let’s not kid ourselves. Every great meal ends with a shot of fine sipping tequila and that timeless culinary reminder: True love is only one Burrito Azteca away.


Have you visited any of these eateries or breweries? How was your experience? Do you have a favorite pet-friendly spot that didn’t make the list?! Tell us about it!