The Top Dog-Friendly Restaurants and Breweries in Bozeman

Most dog lovers enjoy time outdoors with their furry family members. But hikes, walks, and games of fetch can make you quite thirsty and hungry. If you live in Bozeman—or in Missoula—here are our five favorite dog-friendly restaurants and breweries. 

Five Dog-Friendly Restaurants & Breweries in Bozeman 

First, it is important to note that due to health department regulations, dogs are generally not allowed inside places where food is served or prepared. At dog-friendly restaurants like the ones listed below, dogs are only allowed on the patio.

1. Shine Beer Sanctuary and Lapa Grill 

You and your pup can enjoy good food and even better drinks and relax in their outdoor seating area. With an extensive beer menu and a creative kitchen, there is something for everyone to enjoy. 

2. Bar IX 

The beautiful creekside patio here has plenty of space for keeping a well-behaved pup by your side while you eat, drink, or enjoy the view. This bar hosts a slew of special nights and boasts some friendly service. 

3. The Club Tavern and Grill

Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this Bozeman landmark has a spacious patio that welcomes your furry friend. With an easy menu that everyone can enjoy, it’s a great place for families with kids and dogs in tow.

4. Roost Fried Chicken 

Award-winning fried Chicken. Cold beer. Outdoor seating. What more could you ask for? Bozeman locals love to eat at Roost. You can bring your dog and eat on the patio or pick up a box lunch if you plan to go fishing.

5. Lockhorn Cider House

With yummy cider made with apples from the onsite orchard, Lockhorn also offers a gluten-free menu. This dog-friendly space is quickly becoming a local favorite for many. 

Not All Foods Are Safe for Dogs

When you take your dog out on the town, it is important to remember to watch what your dog eats. Often food that is safe for humans can cause harm to your dog. While some foods may give them vomiting or diarrhea, others can cause problems that are hard to see right away. 

Damage to the kidneys, intestines, or nervous system can take days or even weeks to become apparent, often leading to long healing times or even death. By sticking to dog treats that are made for dogs, or unseasoned meats and safe veggies like carrots, you can treat your dog without risking their health. 

Dangerous Foods for Dogs

  • Alcohol can cause nervous system damage.
  • Onions and garlic can lead to gastrointestinal damage or red blood cell damage.
  • Chocolate can cause kidney failure
  • Corn on the cob —if swallowed, a corncob can cause intestinal blockages. 

Good Dental Care Keeps Your Dog Healthy Longer 

Along with a healthy diet, dogs need regular dental care. Exams and cleanings will help prevent tooth pain and tooth loss. 

Montana Pet Dentistry and Oral Surgery offers the best veterinary dental care in the state—we can help you keep your pet’s teeth healthy. Contact us today to schedule a dental cleaning at our convenient  Bozeman or Missoula clinics.


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