Five watering holes to take your doggo
Most breweries (and a lot of restaurants) in Sacramento have hopped on the doggy train, allowing fur babies on the patio or in the bar. My Corgi needs places to socialize and drink with me, so here are a few fur-friendly watering holes.
Two Rivers Cider Co.
Dogs are almost a necessity at Two Rivers. And delicious ciders such as Jalapeño, and Strawberry Jam make it worth a visit. Enjoy a game of skee ball, pinball or corn hole while meeting other dog moms and dads. There are food trucks most nights and live music a couple times per month. Two Rivers also has an Instagram page, @tworiversciderdogs, which features cute pups that frequent the cidery. 4311 Attawa Ave.; tworiverscider.com.
Drake’s: The Barn
The open air venue in West Sac has an up-close view of the river, Raley Field and Tower Bridge with plenty of space to run around (on a leash, of course). Guests can lounge by a fire pit or play yard games. Your dog might love this place more than you do, but with its huge selection of brews, wine and cocktails, food and live music, you’ll love it, too. 985 Riverfront St. in West Sacramento; drinkdrakes.com.
This cool tap room near Sac City College is definitely on the right side of the tracks. It has a minimalist feel; earthy and fresh. Both locations (Curtis Park and Natomas) are very dog-friendly and usually have food trucks. It’s a mellow place to relax, sip on a Left Eye, Right Eye IPA and talk with friends while the dog naps under the table. 3747 W. Pacific Ave. Suite F; track7brewing.com.
It’s one of Sacramento’s more unique restaurant/bars, with bocce ball and cocktails in mason jars under the protective walls of a large shipping container. Dogs can wait for crumbs under the community tables while the humans enjoy a hot and sizzling wood fired pizza on Neapolitan crust. 2009 Matsui Alley; federalistpublichouse.com.
Bikes, dogs and beer abounds at Bike Dog’s tap rooms. The chill vibe is ideal for relaxing with a beer and playing a table game with friends. The rotating taps include cool blends like Bitter Cup of Joe with Temple Coffee. Dogs are loved at the Broadway location, too, but only on the patio. 2534 Industrial Blvd., Suite 110 in West Sacramento; bikedogbrewing.com.