Jun 14, 2023 Communities

10 Dog-Friendly Breweries + Bars in Omaha

What’s better than sipping a refreshing cold beer on a patio during the summer? Bringing your dog along for the adventure!

Thankfully, there are plenty of breweries and bars in Omaha that will welcome your pup with wide open paws. From spacious outdoor patios to cozy neighborhood bars, we’ve curated a list of dog-friendly establishments that offer a delightful blend of fun and relaxation for two-legged and four-legged guests alike. Get ready to savor great drinks and food, socialize with fellow dog lovers, and create lasting memories with your loyal pup. Let’s dive into Omaha’s vibrant world of dog-friendly breweries and bars!


Omaha Dog Bar

Omaha Dog Bar Omaha
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Located in Omaha’s historic Little Bohemia neighborhood, Omaha Dog Bar is a dog-focused bar and eatery for those 21 and over. It has a 10,000-square-foot outdoor bark park with artificial turf, plenty of seating, and fire pits. And on colder (or super hot!) days, retreat to the climate-controlled indoor area with plenty of space to sit with a drink — and for your dog to roam off-leash! The bar has a selection of domestic and local craft beers, wine, hot drinks, cocktails and mocktails — plus, a variety of food items from local eateries, including Tasty Pizza, Veg.Edible, Culprit Coffee, and Bad Seed Coffee. Keep in mind that Omaha Dog Bar has a number of rules to keep everyone safe and registration you must complete before your visit.


Benson Brewery

Since 2013, Benson Brewery has been more than just a microbrewery; it’s a welcoming haven that offers an inviting ambiance, trendy decor, delectable cuisine, and expertly crafted beers. Nestled in the heart of the Benson neighborhood, this brewery prides itself on delivering a gastro pub-style dining experience that is both intimate and engaging. The charming beer garden provides the ideal setting to unwind on a sunny afternoon, and your furry companion can join in on the fun too! With a dedicated water station for dogs and dog treats made from spent grain, Benson Brewery ensures that your fluffy best friend is well taken care of while you savor both their mainstays or their small-batch and seasonal taps.


Cork & Bottle

Cork & Bottle in Dundee has a little something for everyone, including a lovely outdoor patio to enjoy on a summer evening, an extensive wine list, and dog treats waiting behind the bar. Not only is the setting beautiful and the staff super dog-friendly, but you can also get a bottle of wine at half price after 10 p.m. The interior is quite small, but there is more room to spread out outside — not to mention, your dog can join you!


Brickway Brewery

Situated in the Old Market, Brickway Brewery is renowned for their meticulously crafted brews, including the award-winning Jalapeño Pineapple Pils and the beloved Omaha Stylee Juicy IPA. With a diverse selection and the option to try a beer flight, there’s always something new to discover. The brewery’s inviting atmosphere combines Restoration Hardware elegance with a hint of hipster flair. Plus, the outdoor seating area, which is also dog-friendly, adds an extra touch of charm. Whether enjoying a refreshing pint or exploring their whisky offerings, Brickway Brewery consistently impresses with their exceptional libations — and their snack menu with favorites like pretzel bites, a hummus plate, and their famous Brickway pizza.


Barchen Beer Garden

Barchen Beer Garden is a haven for beer enthusiasts and food lovers alike. This German-themed restaurant and bar offers an irresistible combination of refreshing brews, mouthwatering sandwiches, sausages, and pretzels. The festive atmosphere and rave reviews from patrons make it feel like an authentic bar straight out of Germany. One of the highlights of Barchen Brewery is its expansive patio, where you can soak up the sunshine and savor your meal before the summer season ends. Barchen Brewery lovingly welcomes your furry companions onto their large, outdoor patio, allowing you to enjoy delicious burgers and brews in the company of both your human and canine friends. Please note that guests with dogs should enter through the alley around the back, as the main entrance is reserved for humans.


Scriptown Brewing

Scriptown Brewing Company, a classic beer-driven microbrewery, has been delighting beer enthusiasts since its establishment in 2012 by John and Debbie Fahrer and Scott Stephens. John, a highly respected homebrewer with over 25 years of experience, brings his expertise and passion to the heart of Omaha, drawing inspiration from traditional beer styles and focusing on brewing classic examples of British, German, and Belgian brews. Their commitment to excellence is evident in every sip, as they strive to create the finest beer using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. The name “Scriptown” pays homage to Omaha’s history, representing the first subdivision in the city’s past; it was called “Scriptown” because scrip was used as payment, similar to how a company would pay employees when regular money was unavailable. Scriptown Brewing also boasts a charming dog-friendly outdoor patio, adorned with string lights, beautiful flowers, and plenty of tables for you and your furry companions.


Infusion Brewing Company

Infusion Brewing Company Omaha, NE
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Infusion Brewing Company is a prominent player in Omaha’s craft beer scene, with locations in Downtown Benson and Southeast Omaha. Their Downtown Benson spot, housed in a historic building, serves a wide selection of beers, including their famous Vanilla Bean series, which is their twist on the flagship Blonde Ale. In 2016, they expanded with a state-of-the-art production brewery in Southwest Omaha. The closure of the iconic Bohemian Cafe presented an opportunity for Infusion Brewery to create a satellite taproom in Southeast Omaha, preserving the cafe’s charm. This location also has a massive dog-friendly patio with twinkling string lights and plenty of tables.


Nite Owl

Nite Owl stands out as one of Omaha’s most distinctive cocktail bars, renowned for its lively ambiance, elevated food and drink offerings, and eccentric decor that sets it apart from the rest. This funky establishment extends its unique charm outdoors with a cozy covered patio, where your dog is not only welcome but encouraged to join you. During warmer days, we recommend savoring your beverage al fresco amidst the captivating decor and beneath the shade of a charming pergola. If you find yourself craving a delicious meal, their menu boasts mouthwatering house-made burgers, tots, bao, wings, and more. And choose from a wide range of libations including sangria on tap, boozy slushies, and of course, a carefully curated beer selection.


Rathskeller Bier Haus

Rathskeller Bier Haus Omaha, NE
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Opened in 2018, Rathskeller Bier Haus is a German beer hall nestled between historic Dundee and the Blackstone district. With an impressive selection of more than 100 ever-changing beers, this establishment caters to both beer enthusiasts and casual consumers alike. Not only do they offer an extensive beer selection, but they also have a great wine collection and a variety of light bites, bratwursts, and sandwiches to satisfy your cravings — including plenty of vegan and vegetarian options. What sets Rathskeller Bier Haus apart is its dog-friendly atmosphere, welcoming your four-legged friends to join you at an outdoor patio table. The outdoor patio is a hub of excitement during the warmer months, featuring yard games like cornhole and jumbo Jenga, turf, shaded picnic tables, and more.


Lumen Beer Co.

Lumen Beer Co., housed in a beautifully remodeled 106-year-old building, offers a unique craft beer experience in Little Bohemia. Their taproom features a rotating selection of flavorful brews, including hazy IPAs and sours. Owner Dan Brouillette’s creative flair shines through in their experimental brews, such as the vegan gelato-infused Paparazzi and the indulgent peanut butter stout, Boo. The brewery also embraces its artistic side with the Glow Gallery, an adjoining event space where local artists’ work is showcased. Adding to the welcoming atmosphere, Lumen is dog-friendly, inviting you to bring your furry companions inside.


Paws for a Pint!

What dog-friendly breweries and bars in Omaha do you and your pup like to frequent? Tell us in the comments below!

Jun 14, 2023 Communities
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