Whether you’re a dog-loving brewmaster or a weekend beer enthusiast, the importance of a great pet-friendly brewery cannot be underestimated. But a brewery that welcomes you and your pup to spend the night? That’s the holy growler right there! These 10 brewery hotels around the world invite you to check in and say "Cheers" to your four-legged drinking buddy.
Posted by Billy Francis
DogHouse Hotel and Brewery, Ohio
DogHouse Hotel and Brewery is the “hoppiest place on earth” and the world’s first crowdfunded craft beer hotel. The rooms are located right next to the brewery and DogTap taproom, which means guests wake up every morning to the aromas of barley and hops. The fridges are stocked with BrewDog beers and breakfast is served downstairs with beer pairings (it’s 5 o'clock somewhere). The King Room is pet friendly and comes with access to a semi-private patio space that’s perfect for late-night bathroom breaks. The froth on top of the beer is the on-campus dog park, a fenced-in play area with agility equipment and an open grassy area for fetch. If you let them know in advance, they’ll even help arrange a "pawty" for your pup's special day.
Two dogs of any size are accepted at DogHouse Hotel and Brewery for no extra fee. Nightly rates start at $172.
Dogfish Head is another household name in craft beer circles. The Delaware-based company has been brewing delicious beer since the mid-90s. Dogfish Head decided that beer tourists making the trip to its headquarters needed a place to stay, and so Dogfish Inn was born on the banks of a canal in the heart of downtown Lewes. Rooms come equipped with a fridge full of local snacks and a complimentary growler (not the furry type), which you can fill up at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats down the road in Rehoboth Beach. While you’re there, grab dinner and a pint on the dog-friendly courtyard patio. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery welcomes dogs into the tasting room in nearby Milton, too. Don’t forget to stock up on Waggies Dog Treats and purchase a Dogfish Head collar before you leave.
Dogfish Inn permits two pets with a combined weight of 75 lbs for an additional fee of $75 per stay. Nightly rates start at $149.
McMenamins Old St. Francis School
The town of Bend is as dog-friendly as they come, and the McMenamins Old St. Francis School in downtown is no different. In 2004, this former Catholic schoolhouse was transformed into a social hub with something for everyone, including a few pubs, a movie theater and a live music venue. What was once the school’s basement lunchroom is now home to the hotel’s very own brewery. While you’re visiting the area, take part in the McMenamins Passport Experience and collect stamps from the places you visit to gain prizes and deals. Mark off having a pint with your pup after your stay at the Old St. Francis School.
McMenamins Old St. Francis School accepts pets of any size for an additional fee of $16 per pet, per night. Nightly rates start at $185. If you can't make it to Bend, McMenamins has several other dog-friendly hotels in the area, many of which have pubs or breweries attached.
Belgium and beer are as synonymous as, well, Belgium and chocolate. The country’s hoppy history is celebrated at Het Anker, a brewery, distillery, brasserie and hotel all rolled into one. The family-owned brewery has been making beer for five generations in the Groot Begijnhof historic quarter of Mechelen. The flagship beer, Gouden Carolus, may have grown in popularity over the years, but the technique and ingredients have stayed true to the traditions of yesteryear. In 1990, Het Anker opened a 3-star hotel within the walls of the brewery, a new concept in Belgium. Dogs are welcome in the hotel and can even join you at the bar, but they’ll have to wait in the room when you dine at the restaurant.
Het Anker allows dogs of any size for an additional fee of EUR 10 per night. Nightly rates start at EUR 91.
Woodstock Inn Brewery
One of the most picturesque hotels on our list, Woodstock Inn Brewery is set against the backdrop of the White Mountains. Although Fido will have to stay in his room when you visit the brewery, you can grab a six-pack and head back to the inn to hang out together. One of the taproom's best-selling beers will surely prove to be Fido’s favorite—The 4000 Footer IPA. This hoppy beverage proudly boasts a Bernese Mountain Dog on the label! Don’t forget to stop by the inn’s store to pick up a bag of dog treats made with spent grains from the beer.
Woodstock Inn Brewery welcomes two dogs of any size for no additional fee. Nightly rates start at $127.
Neuadd Arms Hotel
The Neuadd Arms Hotel is located in Llanwrtyd Wells, Britain’s smallest town. Sandwiched between the Cambrian Mountains and the Brecon Beacons in Wales, this is a secluded destination in the Welsh Lake District. It's ideal for travelers with pets who enjoy the outdoors and appreciate a good pint. Half of the hotel's rooms are pet friendly, and Fido is welcome throughout the building except for the restaurant area. The Heart of Wales Brewery is located in the converted derelict stables behind the hotel. This popular six-barrel plant produces a range of light and dark ales as well as seasonal brews. After a beer or two, embark on the Town Loop Walk with your pooch. This 45-minute stroll will take you on a historic tour of the village.
Neuadd Arms Hotel accepts dogs of any size for no additional fee. Nightly rates start at $82.
Mother Earth Brewing Motor Lodge
Mother Earth Brewing Motor Lodge in Kinston, NC definitely has a throwback vibe. Named after its sister company, Mother Earth Brewing located a few blocks away, this classic motel was once a rest stop for VIP guests like James Brown, the Godfather of Soul. The brewery felt the motel, a National Historic Building, deserved to "get on the good foot" once more. The lodge features 45 vintage rooms with several pet-friendly options. While you’re visiting, spend an afternoon with your pup at nearby Neuseway Nature Park before heading to Mother Earth Brewing’s dog-friendly patio on Heritage Street for a pint of Park Day Pilsner.
Mother Earth Motor Lodge permits two pets of any size for an additional fee of $25 per pet, per stay. Nightly rates start at $139.
Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
To experience the epic scenery of British Columbia with a beer in hand and your best friend by your side, look no further than Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company. This cozy 20-room hotel is located in downtown Squamish, BC, offering incredible vistas of The Chief, Mamquam Mountain and the Tantalus Mountain Range. Accompany the view with a fresh brew from Howe Sound Brewery, located on-site. The expert brewers produce classic beers and creative new styles, including a wide selection of ales, lagers and stouts on draft. The inn has a limited number of pet-friendly rooms, so make sure you book well in advance of your planned trip date.
Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company allows two dogs up to 30 lbs for an additional fee of 25 CAD per night. Nightly rates start at $72.
Hotel zum Erdinger Weissbrau
The 4-star Hotel zum Erdinger Weissbrau is located in downtown Erding, where the world-famous Erdinger Weissbier originates. This well-known Bavarian specialty can be sampled firsthand in the gorgeous garden of the brewery hotel. Pair your beer with authentic local cuisine and enjoy a fine meal in the company of your canine connoisseur, who will be willing to sample anything that might drop his way. For more than 130 years, the Weissbier has been produced at this very location, so you can enjoy a cold pint safe in the knowledge that it has only traveled a short distance to get to you. While you’re touring this historic town, take your dog for a stroll in Stadtpark Erding. A winding pathway will lead you past unique children’s playgrounds and striking wooden constructions.
The Hotel zum Erdinger Weissbrau allows pets of any size for an additional fee of 25 EUR per stay. Nightly rates start at 99 EUR.
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