Updated: Aug 19
The reason I wanted to start this blog to begin with was because I wanted to share our adventures and hopefully be a great resource for all of your WI travels. I am so happy to present our complete list of dog-friendly Wisconsin businesses! I always wished I had a nice big dog-friendly list to reference, but I could never find it. So, I decided to make my own and be the resource dog owners are missing! If you check out any of these spots with your 4 legged friend, please take a photo and tag us @ThatWisconsinCouple!
Lodging = Blue
Dog-friendly patio = Yellow
Dogs allowed inside = Green
This is your friendly reminder to always bring waste bags, a water bowl, and water with you everywhere you go when traveling with your pups. Be sure to pick up after your pet and keep them on a leash at all times in public spaces to keep areas dog-friendly.
DOG-FRIENDLY BUSINESSES ACROSS WISCONSIN
Central Waters Brewery
351 Allen St, Amherst, WI 54406
We loved Central Waters. They have a massive dog-friendly patio! It has some fireplaces and even a covered area. You have to go into the taproom to order and they don’t serve food, but offer snacks and allow you to bring your own food. The beers were excellent and we had a great time hanging out. Day trip idea: Hike on the IAT at Hartman Creek State Park and pick up a pizza at Sliced on your way over.
Baraboo - OUR HOME TOWN!
Check out our Baraboo blog here: Baraboo Visitors Guide - #NotTheDells
A Sense of Adventure
512 Oak St, Baraboo, WI 53913
This store is so cute. It is right on “The Square” in Downtown Baraboo. They offer Fair Trade products that make great gifts as well as a little doggy bakery with the cutest dog treats!
Al Ringling Brewery
623 Broadway St, Baraboo, WI 53913
This brewery is located in the beautiful, red brick mansion in Downtown Baraboo, and was actually home to Al Ringling at one point. They have a patio out back that is dog-friendly, but you need to go into the taproom to order. They do serve food and are well known for the empanadas.
Balance Rock Winery
1065 Walnut St, Baraboo, WI 53913
This is the perfect spot for a date night with or without your pup. This dog-friendly patio has beautiful views of the bluffs and is connected to the Baraboo Country Club driving range. I love to get one of their wine cocktails. Hayden gets a beer and a bucket of balls. Then the pups and I relax on a picnic table and watch Hayden practice his swing. They do offer food and serve a bunch of fun appetizers.
Baraboo Bluff Winery
E9120 Terrytown Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913
Another beautiful space that gives great views of the bluffs while you’re sitting on one. They have a nice dog-friendly outdoor space. There is a covered area to provide you and your foof some shade, but you have to go in and order at the bar.
117 3rd St, Baraboo, WI 53913
Ahhhh my favorite shop in Baraboo. This is a kitchen gadget/home decor/gift shop that I adore and shop literally every time I am downtown. Your pup is welcome to shop alongside you (which is good because I like to be able to take my time in this one!)
Black Canvas Art
614 Oak St, Baraboo, WI 53913
A super cute art shop right Downtown. They have all your art needs and you may see the owner’s adorable doggo, Gracie!
304 Broadway St, Baraboo, WI 53913
This is a wonderful spot for breakfast or lunch. (Try the cinnamon roll french toast!) They have a dog-friendly patio you can be served at.
S2545 County Hwy BD, Baraboo, WI 53913
A really fun bar that has a nice back patio for cocktails, lunch, or dinner.
616 Oak St, Baraboo, WI 53913
A fun antique shop in downtown. Pups are allowed to shop alongside you and you may see the owner's pup in the shop too.
127 4th St, Baraboo, WI 53913
A super cute boutique pet store with a bunch of cute brands. Your pup is welcome to shop alongside you. We love to go here for a new toy, or one of the fun frosted threats, but my wallet often hurts when we leave.
Nautical Coffee Co.
108 3rd St, Baraboo, WI 53913
Dogs can't come in, but they do have the cutest little doggy anchors for you to link up your pup while you go in and grab a drink. They do have a small patio with 2 bistro tables for you to enjoy your drinks on.
Tumbled Rock Brewery
S5718 State Rd 136 & DL, S5718 State Rd 123, Baraboo, WI 53913
In my opinion this is the best dog-friendly patio in the area. It is massive, has fire pits, a turf area, and tables where pup can dine with you–the food is amazing! Or you can just grab a drink and sit on the turf area and listen to some live music. This is a great pit stop after a nice hike at Devil’s Lake.
Check out our Bayfield blog here: Bayfield, WI Travel Guide
Adventure Club Brewing
35265 S Co Hwy J, Bayfield, WI 54814
It's connected to a cool adventure store, and it has fun sour beers. Their patio is dog-friendly and great for calming down in the evening after a day of exploring. They even have fire pits. They don’t serve food, but sometimes have food trucks.
All Hands Sailing
100 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814
Captain Bronte was so much fun and let us choose our own adventure by picking which islands we wanted to sail to. We got to help with the sails and steer the boat while looking out at eagles and beautiful shorelines. Highly recommend this adventure to get out into the Islands! Some of the boats in their fleet are dog-friendly.
87380 Betzold Rd, Bayfield, WI 54814
This winery/cidery combo is set on the most beautiful, serene property. They have a dog-friendly patio where we got to sit and enjoy a flight of their unique wines and the snack plate and take in the orchard views. Highly recommend the dry cider!
Copper Crow Distillery
#37395, 54814 State Hwy 13, Bayfield, WI 54814
Copper Crow is the first native owned distillery in the country. It is tucked into the woods near Lake Superior and has a beautiful patio for you and pups to relax on. You have to go in to order, so I’d recommend visiting with a buddy. The space is stunning and very welcoming. Cocktails are great and priced around $10 each.
The Creamery Bar
31 S 1st St, Bayfield, WI 54814
This is what I would consider the friendly neighborhood dive bar. The patio is dog-friendly, but a little weird to enter. Don’t be afraid to ask for help… we did! They don’t serve food, but the beer is cheap and cold!
Madeline Island Ferry
Washington Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814
Dogs ride free!!
1 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814
The inside has total supper club vibes, but the food is really good. We liked the fish fry. They have a dog-friendly patio out front.
6889 Canal St, Belleville, WI 53508
A very nice outdoor area to relax with your pup! It is right by the river and there are large shady areas with picnic tables for you to relax with a brew! Make it a day trip: hike on the IAT!
Check out our Beloit blog here: Dog-Friendly Weekend Getaway - Beloit, WI
Bagels & More
324 State St, Beloit, WI 53511
Dog-Friendly Bistro Tables right downtown. You have to go into order and pups need to wait outside.
414 Pleasant St, Beloit, WI 53511
Check out their unique IPAs. Hayden loved their cheese curds! They have a small patio out back that allows your pup to hangout by you while you drink. The bartender came out to serve us.
470 Blackhawk Blvd, South Beloit, IL 61080
Make your way to Dari Ripple for a sweet treat and the Doggie Delight ice cream. It's the cutest ice cream stand, and they have plenty of tables where you can relax and enjoy the night.
500 Pleasant St, Beloit, WI 53511
It is absolutely beautiful and they will treat you and your pup so well. The hotel sits right on the Rock River and our room had a beautiful view. The pet fee is only $30/night and worth every penny. It's walking distance from downtown and was a perfect location for our stay.
Lucy’s #7 Burger Bar
430 E Grand Ave, Beloit, WI 53511
Lucy’s should be high on your list with their legendary stuffed burgers and PAWtio menu. They have a few dog-friendly tables on the sidewalk. Everything was so good! I highly recommend it!
101 Maple Ave, Beloit, WI 53511
Located right on the Rock River had an excellent fish fry and a gorgeous outdoor dining area!
443 E Grand Ave, Beloit, WI 53511
Truk’t has a great cocktail menu with a small outdoor dining area. It's bar style seating, but they'll serve you both food and drink out there so your pup can accompany you.
530 E Grand Ave, Beloit, WI 53511
End the night at 5bar to say hi to their cute corgi, Lady! Dogs are welcome inside, but there might be a small cover on the weekends.
20111 W Bluemound Rd, Brookfield, WI 53045
If you’re looking to grab lunch with a friend, do some shopping, or just relax on a patio, all with your dog, put The Corners on your list. There are 16 dog-friendly shops and 7 dog-friendly patios to dine on all in the same spot! They even have a logo posted on the door of each dog-friendly shop.
Shops: Altar'd State, Anthropologie, Arhaus Furniture, Arula, Bonness Medi-Spa, Cyclebar, Evereve, Free People, Kendra Scott, L.L. Bean, Lululemon, Scout & Mollys, Tempur-Pedic, Twigs, Vow'd, & Wisconsin Vision
Restaurant Patios: BelAir Cantina, Café Hollander, FreshFin, Goddess and the Baker, Grimaldis Pizzeria, Le Macaron, Silverspot Cinema, Wahlburgers
124 E Elm St, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
A super nice dog-friendly patio that has outdoor service so pup can stay by your side as you sip all their delicious brews! (Our yellow lab is named Leinenkugel so have one for her!) They do not serve food.
River Bend Winery
10439 33rd Ave, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
This winery is beautiful and serve up some delicious wines. They offer free tastings and offer some fun charcuterie boards. Dogs are not allowed inside, but they have a covered patio and massive grassy area that are dog-friendly. You must go inside to the tasting bar to order.
Bridge Up Brewing
129 N Madison Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
The cutest taproom to start a trip to Door County. Pups welcome inside. Great beers and right on the water!
One Barrel Brewing
4633 Market St, Egg Harbor, WI 54209
Massive dog-friendly patio. Great beer and pizza! Highly recommend a stop.
7898 Co Rd A, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202
This is such a fun, family-friendly pit stop and they have a dog-friendl patio. They have excellent bar food and the atmosphere is fun. Right on their property is a basketball court, bike-carts, and lots of other games to explore!
Stabbur Beer Garden at Al Johnson’s
10698 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234
Their massive beer garden is dog-friendly. You order outside and your pup can be by your side the whole time. There are yard games, but minimal shade. We spent a long time here and had a great time!
Check out our Northwoods blog here: Escape to the Wisconsin Northwoods
Craftsman American Tavern
118 S Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521
They allow dogs on their covered patio. It is a really nice space where they provide water bowls for the pups and some games for you to play as you wait for your meal. The food is excellent and they have a really fun cocktail menu.
Cotton + Birch
119 S Railroad St, Eagle River, WI 54521
This women’s boutique is where you’ll find a cute look for any occasion! The prices range, but I seem to always be able to find pieces I could afford. They also have some home decor and kitchen goodies. It’s one of my favorite boutiques I have ever shopped and only a small factor is that my pup gets to be by my side.
Eagle River Pet Co
113 E Wall St, Eagle River, WI 54521
It is always so much fun to let the pups do some shopping too. When we stopped in over the summer, we picked up some doggie beers and really cute Packers toys. It is a great pet store!
Roots: Northwoods Juice Bar
321 E Wall St, Eagle River, WI 54521
Looking for a healthy, fresh start to the day? Roots has you covered. They have some pressed juices and really good smoothies. They have the cutest space with a fun vibe!
1106 N Bluebird Rd, Eagle River, WI 54521
I stopped into Tribute Brewing in Eagle River one summer. They don't serve food, so plan accordingly, but they do have a nice space and dogs are welcome on the patio. I really enjoyed Blueberry Train- a wheat ale.
105 E Wall St, Eagle River, WI 54521
Hayden loves the occasional stogie! We were thrilled to find out the pups could shop with him as he picked out some cigars for the weekend.
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W3524 WI-20, East Troy, WI 53120
Camp Kettlewood is a glamping resort that used to be an old girl scout camp. It sits in beautiful forests and the glamping sites are spaced out, giving you plenty of room & a secluded feel. They have flush toilets and showers in the out houses—Highly recommend outdoor showers at night! There are lots of group camp set ups for you to stay with friends or family. It’s pure bliss… and you need to go! Guests are allowed one dog per site (or two dogs per group site) and the pet fee is $45/stay.
The Hive Taproom
W2463 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120
This adorable taproom is serving up session mead! It is light and refreshing unlike any mead I have ever had. They have a cute outdoor patio space with twinkle lights, so grab flight and sit back and relax.
East Troy Brewing
2905 Main St, East Troy, WI 53120
This brewery sits on East Troy’s town square in an old bank building. The beers are great and the building is very cool. Take your beer into the old safe and see how the floor is lined with pennies—Such a cool space! They serve up a full menu and we recommend the cheese curds! Check our their dog-friendly patio. Hayden & Haley’s Pick: Cream City Bricks in the Sticks - Julia’s Pick: Lemon Lager
Check out our Green Bay blog here: Dog-Friendly Places to Visit in the Green Bay Area
1824 Parkfield Ct, Suamico, WI 54173
They have a super nice dog-friendly patio. Ahnapee is located right next to 888 Cheese & Co. There are QR code menus for 888 on the brewery tables where you can place your order on your phone, and then they deliver right to your table! Another perk of ordering from 888 is that they have free pup cups on the menu!
465 Pilgrim Way, Green Bay, WI 54304
Our room was nice and so convenient for the pups. $50 pet fee per night. There was a side entrance out to a grassy space that makes it easy to take the dogs out, and they even have a doggy waste station right there. The lobby lounge area is huge and dog-friendly. There’s a pool table, lots of seating, and a bar. We highly recommend a stay!
Badger State Brewing
990 Tony Canadeo Run, Green Bay, WI 54304
Their massive dog-friendly patio/beer garden has heaters, hooks on the picnic tables to hold your pup’s leash, and lots of room for activities!
2233 Kaftan Wy, De Pere, WI 54115
The patio is dog-friendly and a great place to relax. We lounged while waiting for our pizza, which was also delicious and one of the best wood fired pizzas we’ve had in a while! I also loved their s’more dessert pizza. Definitely work in a stop to Cocoon Brewing this summer!
2625 Packerland Dr, Green Bay, WI 54313
We hit up the drive-through, but they also have some dog-friendly outdoor seating. The pups were once again treated to cute pup-cups, Hayden enjoyed their cold brew, and I had a hot chocolate.
1001 Lombardi Access Rd, Ashwaubenon, WI 54304
Their dog-friendly patio is right in Titletown. The food and beer are good! Be aware dogs must stay on the path in Titletown and are not allowed to “water” the gardens.
1950 S Ridge Rd, Green Bay, WI 54304
This hotel feels luxurious and has stunning views of Lambeau. They have 2 restaurants in the hotel and some rooms are pet-friendly. $100 flat pet fee.
Noble Roots Brewing
2790 University Ave, Green Bay, WI 54311
A very nice covered, heated, dog-friendly patio. The pups got so many pets and treats and were even served their own water bowl.
2450 E Mason St, Green Bay, WI 54302
You have to go in without your pups to make your sundae, but they have a little bit of dog-friendly seating out front.
215 N Henry St, Green Bay, WI 54302
Pups can join you inside the taproom. The taproom is super cute and they have a bunch of board games to play while you enjoy your beer(s). They don’t have a food menu, but they do have some snack mixes for sale. We received such great service and would absolutely visit again!
Reel Livin’ Resort & Campground (AND Bar & Grille!)
12463 N Reel Livin Dr, Hayward, WI 54843
At Reel Livin’, there are beautiful dog-friendly lakefront cabins for rent as well as a campground on the property. Elk Crossing is a lovely cabin with a full kitchen that sleeps six comfortably. It’s stocked with plenty of cozy blankets and fun board games and has the most stunning view of the lake!
The onsite bar & grill offers some awesome daily specials and their full menu is also great. We enjoyed both Taco Tuesday & Wing Wednesday. I highly recommend the dry rub lemon pepper and the parmesan garlic for wing night! If you just need an app or a little snack, the Santa Fe Rolls are a must. They have a small patio and lakefront picnic tables you can dine at with your pups!
The Cranberry over Superior
86985 Lenawee Rd, Herbster, WI 54844
The Cranberry over Superior makes for a great stop after you hike Lost Creek Falls. They have a great cocktail menu and the food is excellent! I highly recommend the spicy chicken sandwich! It was incredible. Their patio is dog-freindly, but you have to order at the bar. After you eat, take a walk down to the beach.
206 E Madison St, Hillsboro, WI 54634
Large dog-friendly patio, but it can get very busy in the summer. The fish fry is great and we recommend it!
Check out our Bayfield area travel guide here: Bayfield, WI Travel Guide
817 Fort Rd, La Pointe, WI 54850
Sitting on beautiful Madeline Island. I had the Lake Superior whitefish breaded fish fry. They have a gorgeous outdoor, dog-friendly dining area right on the water of Lake Superior. You have to go into the restaurant order at the window and get drinks at the bar, but pup will need to wait outside.
Madeline Island Ferry
lapointe, La Pointe, WI 54850
Dogs ride free!!
Tom’s Burned Down Cafe
274 Chebomnicon Rd, La Pointe, WI 54850
This is such a unique spot and dogs are welcome all around. Definitely check it out!
Check out our Lake Geneva blog here: LAKE GENEVA WEEKEND GETAWAY
883 W Main St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Inspired Coffee is a gem in downtown Lake Geneva. Not only do they have great coffee, a dog-friendly patio, and savory scones, they also have an awesome mission that is helping change the conversation around disability.
642 W Main St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
We had the best night hanging out here. They have a super cool patio with a giant fireplace, 3 sets of bag boards, and a dog-friendly area!
304 S Wells St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Stay at Maxwell Mansion for ultimate luxury! This boutique hotel is gorgeous and takes even the smallest details into consideration. We stayed in a Stable Suite with the coolest steam shower. The pet-friendly rooms are located in the Carriage House and the fee is $55/night–includes a gift for your dog.
831 Wrigley Dr, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
They have some really great pizza and the lower patio is dog friendly, but there is also an upper patio that gives great views of the boating action on Lake Geneva.
811 Wrigley Dr, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
They have a beachy cocktail menu, the best shrimp and lobster bisque, and are known for their outdoor rotisserie. Their massive patio is dog-friendly.
Land O’ Lakes
6882 S Helen Creek Rd, Land O' Lakes, WI 54540
This is such a legendary Wisconsin resort, bar, and restaurant and on my very first visit I understood why. It is the definition of Northwoods vibes. There is a long dirt road you drive in on, lots of log cabins, and a super club-ish restaurant, sitting on the beautiful chain of lakes. Grab a cocktail, order a fish fry and kick back on their lovely dog-friendly patio, or grassy picnic tables.
Check out our feature on Lodi here: All Things Ice Age Trail
W12690 WI-188, Lodi, WI 53555
This supper club is right on Lake Wisconsin. You can take the free ferry over to dine on their dog-friendly patio. Not much shade, but there are lots of grassy areas nearby.
Part of the IAT! Free ferry that takes you across Lake Wisconsin to Lodi. Pups can ride in the car or with a pedestrian. Day trip: hike the Gibraltar Rock IAT Segment and get some ice cream.
The Merrimac Scoop
N2499 WI-188, Lodi, WI 53555
It is on the Lodi side of the Merrimac ferry. The ferry is free and you should stop to get some ice cream for your ride. They have dog-friendly picnic tables outside.
Young Blood Brewing Co.
112 King St, Madison, WI 53703
This brewery is steps from the capitol square. They have some bistro tables outside that are dog-friendly, but you have to go into the bar to order. They also serve a small and unique food menu.
Check out our Manitowoc blog here: Manitowoc Travel Guide: Dog-Friendly
1001 S 8th St, Manitowoc, WI 54220
Highly recommend this dog-friendly patio. The pups were served with love– seriously, they each got their own ice water bowl delivered to them. We enjoyed cheese curds with an awesome raspberry balsamic dip and really good burgers.
914 S 8th St, Manitowoc, WI 54220
Graced was a gem! They have a bunch of cute clothes, shoes, and kitchen goodies, and even some treats for your pup. Your pup is welcome to shop alongside you.
Paws & Play
495 Maritime Dr, Manitowoc, WI 54220
It’s near the lighthouse and allows the pups to pay off leash as you take in the waterfront views.
1015 Buffalo St, Manitowoc, WI 54220
Petskull also has a nice dog-friendly patio and serves up awesome cajun food–we highly recommend the jam-ball-aya!
301 N 8th St, Manitowoc, WI 54220
You can dine with your pups on the patio of Pizza Garden for some delicious, crispy thin crust pizza!
835 S 29th St, Manitowoc, WI 54220
Take your pup to run off leash at Halvorsen Dog Park directly across the street from Sabbatical. You have to go in and order at the bar (pup will have to stay outside), but then grab a Royal Jammy Jam sour and hangout by the fire pits or play yard games in the dog-friendly beer garden.
The Fat Seagull
807 Quay St, Manitowoc, WI 54220
The patio is dog-friendly and had live music for us to enjoy. You have to go in and order at the bar while pup waits outside. The lobster bisque came highly recommended, and it must be good, because it was already sold out when we arrived at 7pm. We’ll definitely be back for the bisque, but make sure you learn from our mistakes and get there early!!
Gravity Box Brewing Company
134 E State St, Mauston, WI 53948
They share their beautiful space with a coffee shop, and dogs are welcome to join you in the tap room. Not only is this the perfect spot to bring your laptop and knock out some work, but it’s also a great spot for lounging, chatting, or playing a game with friends! They don’t serve food, but you are welcome to bring in your own. Hayden’s Beer Rec: La Falta - Mexican Coffee Stout Julia’s Beer Rec: Thank You for Being a Friend - Sour
Part of the IAT! Free ferry that takes you across Lake Wisconsin to Lodi. Pups can ride in the car or with a pedestrian. Day trip: hike the Merrimac IAT Segment and get some ice cream.
Merrimac Ferry Concessions
217 Wisconsin St, Merrimac, WI 53561
Ice cream stand serving Chocolate Shoppe ice cream. Dog-friendly shady picnic tables across the street.
Check out our Milwaukee blog here: Our Top 5 Milwaukee Recommendations
Broken Bat Brewing Co.
135 E Pittsburgh Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53204
Pup is allowed inside to relax with you while you enjoy one of their fun flights! Hayden's rec: The mic - Julia's rec: Blue Razz
346 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202
This is one our go-tos when we are in Milwaukee. We always get good food, the location is great, and my sister works there– ask for Haley. Their patio is dog-friendly, covered, and heated and their menu offers a variety of things and killer sauces. Highly recommend a visit to Benelux if you have your pup in the city.
Drink Wisconsinbly Pub
320 W Highland Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
This is a fun bar in the deer district that allows dogs inside. They also have an outdoor walk up window. The space is nice, but no patio or food.
817 N Marshall St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
This gorgeous spot is dog-friendly for $50/night pet fee. This historic boutique hotel in downtown Milwaukee is truly a unique experience! It was our first time enjoying invisible service—there’s no frost desk, but a pin code system to let you into the hotel/rooms and a phone number to call/text for assistance.
Iron Horse Hotel
500 W Florida St, Milwaukee, WI 53204
This hotel is modern and couldn’t be more dog friendly! Leine was spoiled with a pint of locally made dog treats from Leashless Lab and this classy, locally made, bandana from Good Hound. The restaurant in the lobby had fun cocktails and really good food (order the pimento mac). If you opt to sit in the lobby dining area, your furry friends can join you, but pups can’t go into the dining room.
Nomad World Pub
1401 E Brady St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
A very nice dog-friendly patio and bar. A great place to watch the game.
121 N Jefferson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
This is the cutest pet shop in the world. They have a bunch of toys, beautifully decorated treats, and doggy ice cream! Truly, this place is a doggy ice cream shop. They offer all sorts of flavors and toppings and serve it up right for your pup… no human treats available!
332 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Every Wednesday from 4-7 Smoke Shack offers a dog-friendly happy hour…and it’s a dang good one! They offer 3 different apps for only $5 each and both beer and cocktail specials. As if that’s not enough, they also have a massive patio with fireplaces built into some of the tables, great food, and swag bags for every pup that stops by! Leine received a bandana, stickers, a smoke shack treat, and even a piece of smoked chicken! The chicken was a sweet bribe so they could get her to sit pretty to take a photo to hang on the wall with all the other cute foofs that have stopped by! Highly recommend you check them out on Wednesdays this summer! Pro Tip: Ask for Billy… he’s my brother-in-law and pretty dang cool!
2203 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
A fun bar to grab a cocktail. Pups welcome inside. Really good vibe inside– they have lots of space, games, and allow you to bring in your own food!
Minocqua Yacht Club
8290 US-51, Minocqua, WI 54548
dine right on Lake Minocqua at the Minocqua Yacht Club. We love waterfront dining, and the food was delicious! The pups loved the shady, grassy dining area.
105 S 2nd St, Mt Horeb, WI 53572
They have a small dog-friendly patio. You have to go in and ask the host for a table and pup will need to stay outside, but then you can dine on the patio.
A Well Worn Story
538 1st St, New Glarus, WI 53574
Local products and handmade leather goods. The pups were welcome to shop alongside us.
Bailey’s Run Winery
N8523 Klitzke Rd, New Glarus, WI 53574
We got a bottle of champagne and brick oven pizzas to share. We even picked up some locally made dog treats for the pups! Dogs are welcome outside on the patio, or on their big grassy “backyard” where you can enjoy live music all summer long!
Chalet Landhaus Inn
801 WI-69, New Glarus, WI 53574
The hotel is in the perfect location to be able to walk downtown and the pet fee is only $25.00.
Dirty Dog Taphaus
101 6th Ave, New Glarus, WI 53574
The patio is dog-friendly and gorgeous— fireplaces, heaters, and even yard games! The taphaus has 30 self-serve taps! You can choose your beer and pour size yourself. It was a super fun experience. They also have appetizers, brats, and pizzas.
Fat Cat Coffee
606 Railroad St, New Glarus, WI 53574
They have a dog-friendly patio located right on the Sugar River Trail! Have to go in and order while the pup waits outside. Lots of food options.
New Glarus Brewing
2400 WI-69, New Glarus, WI 53574
Closed on the weekends, but they have a big dog-friendly patio and beer garden. They will serve your pup a nice bowl of water while you sip on the legendary spotted cow!
Remi’s Thirsty Moose
N3135 Co Rd V, Poynette, WI 53955
This bar is right on Lake Wisconsin and a great place to hangout in the summer. The outside space is dog-friendly. They have a patio and also a massive grassy area with picnic tables. You have to go in and order at the bar (pup will have to stay outside), but they will bring it out to you and your pup.
Check out our Northwoods blog here: Escape to the Wisconsin Northwoods
Coady’s Point of View Resort
3932 N Primich Way, Phelps, WI 54554
If you are looking for a cabin… look no further than Point of View Resort in Phelps, WI. No matter what time of year POV is an amazing place to escape too. Coady’s Point of View Lake Resort sits on North Twin Lake, 15 minutes north of Eagle River and 7 minutes south of Phelps. The location is perfect for both going into town and being in the middle of nowhere. They said it best themselves when they claimed they were the place “Where Roughing it Doesn't Have to Be That Rough.” This property is beautiful and offers a bunch of amenities– swimming raft, hiking trail, canoe rentals, pool table, and so much more. The cabins right by the lakefront. In the summer you can get out on the water and slay some fish, or maybe relax on the beach with your pup by your side. In the winter, you can snowshoe, ice fish, or just roam around the frozen lake. The pet fee is only $10/day. We will definitely be enjoying these cabins for years to come.
W5150 County Hwy B, Sarona, WI 54870
Just 30 minutes from downtown Hayward, you can find their beautiful dog-friendly property. They do not serve food, but they have lots of indoor seating and a massive cocktail menu highlighting their vodka made right on the property. They infuse it to make some incredible drinks! Check their website before you go–they often have food trucks. When we were there on a Thursday afternoon, there was a farmers market, food trucks, and a sunflower maze! Part of their farm is a sunflower field, and we happened to visit them in peak bloom. No matter the season, I think Perlick Distillery has something for everyone!
600 Water St, Sauk City, WI 53583
This brewery sits right on the Wisconsin River and has a great patio with an outdoor bar that you and pup can order at. Limited food option, but a great place to hangout! Day trip idea: hike ferry bluff before!
Check out our Sheboygan blog here: Malibu of the Midwest - Sheboygan, WI
3 Sheeps Brewing
1837 North Ave, Sheboygan, WI 53083
The dogs are welcome inside this massive taproom. The beers are great and they allow you to carry in your own food.
515 S 8th St, Sheboygan, WI 53081
It was some of the best Italian food I have ever had! And according to Visit Sheboygan, they are pet-friendly as well.
Riverside Bar & Grill
4385 County Rd U, South Range, WI 54874
I really enjoyed this place. The pups and I walked up here from our campsite at Amnicon Falls State Park. Their patio is dog-friendly and they have a little doggy menu with treats, ice cream, and doggy “beer”. This fish is so great. Thick batter and great thick, crispy steak fries. My old fashioned was STRONG and they used an extra large ice cube that had an orange and cherry frozen in it. This was such a great experience! Make sure you try their rotating cheesecake flavor too!
St. Croix Falls
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123 South Washington
123 S Washington St, St Croix Falls, WI 54024
So cozy and every detail was exquisite. A very, very nice dog-friendly Airbnb, but dogs are not allowed on furniture.
3 Arrows Coffee
510 S Vincent St, St Croix Falls, WI 54024
They’ll brew up something tasty for you to pair with their delicious scones. The inside space is beautiful, and there’s also a dog-friendly patio. Sip your fuel and then make the short trip over to Interstate State Park.
Be Wild Burgers
406 S Washington St, St Croix Falls, WI 54024
They are carryout only, but have picnic tables on site where you can relax and eat with your pup by your side. I really enjoyed the Cowboy Burger, and the crispy tots were the perfect side!
Château St. Croix
1998 WI-87, St Croix Falls, WI 54024
This winery is a stunning, super-Instagramable castle! They have tons of outdoor dog-friendly tables, so grab a glass and take in the beautiful building and scenery. They have so many good wines to choose from, but definitely be sure to check out the Cheesehead White if you’re a Packer fan. If you need a snack before hitting the road, the onsite deli will definitely provide.
572 Bench St, Taylors Falls, MN 55084
Fill your belly with a burger and locally made root beer. Make sure you get a chocolate malt– it’s worth every delightful sip! The Drive In is a true old school drive in with car-side service and lots of outdoor seating. The patio is fully dog-friendly, and they even have a pup cup on the menu.
360 Bench St, Taylors Falls, MN 55084
They have great breakfast and lunch options as well as some outdoor bistro tables so you can dine with your doggo.
Taylor Falls Boat Tours
220 South St, Taylors Falls, MN 55084
Pups ride free! Once you board, you can grab a glass of wine and head up to the upper deck to take in the views along the bluffs. As the boat cruises out and back, your guide will point out cool rock formations and share some history of the valley. I highly recommend booking these tickets in advance–our boat was very full. There is limited parking at the boat dock, but you can park at MN Interstate State Park for $7. That fee will also allow you to stroll the Minnesota side of the state park afterwards. They have a bunch of overlooks to take in stunning views of Wisconsin.
The Unique Boutique
110 N Washington St, St Croix Falls, WI 54024
The cutest women’s accessories and clothing. Pup can shop by your side.
Cathy’s Ice Cream
106 WI-70, St Germain, WI 54558
If you are looking for a sweet treat… look no further than Cathy’s. Their cookies are great, their ice cream is amazing, and the dog-friendly picnic tables make for a great place to end a day in.
Lynn Ann’s Campground
1597 S Shore Dr, St Germain, WI 54558
We found the absolute gem of a campground– Lynn Ann’s Campground in St. Germain, WI. It sits on the beautiful Big Saint Germain lake and even has some waterfront campsites. We spent Labor Day weekend there and the grounds were pretty full and most sites had their pups along for the adventure. The campground itself is wonderful. They have a private marina that you can rent a boat slip at during your stay for your own boat, or rent one of their boats (they have dog-friendly rentals!). There are multiple piers to relax and watch the sunset. The private beach is not dog-friendly, but would be great if you are looking for family friendly activities. Lynn Ann’s is strategically located very close to shops and restaurants in St. Germain, lots of hiking trails, and is only a 20 minute ride into Eagle River. We found the rates to be reasonable and the pet fee is only $1/per day/per dog. The bathhouse was always clean and there were pet waste bags provided around the grounds. We can’t recommend a stay at Lynn Ann’s Campground enough!
Ohde’s Tiki Bar
8085 State Hwy 70 E, St Germain, WI 54558
We had light, yummy food and sat in their grassy area with picnic tables where you and your pups can enjoy dinner, but you have to go up and order at the bar.
108 WI-70, St Germain, WI 54558
We visited Red Canoe this summer and everything was so good. We got breakfast and warm drinks and it was so cozy on a chilly morning! Highly recommend them, but be sure to check their hours before you go. I think they will be closed for a little bit this spring.
2001 Indian Pine Point Rd, Tomahawk, WI 54487
This should definitely be on your list for a fish fry! They have a beautiful spot on Lake Nokomis. There is a big beach and a large dog-friendly deck. It can be busy, but there is plenty of room to wait for a table with a cocktail and a good view!
N14756 Delaney Rd, Trempealeau, WI 54661
Beautiful winery tucked in the bluffs. In addition to their wines they also offer beer, snack plates, and sometimes food trucks as well. The massive outdoor area is dog-friendly and they have an outdoor bar you can order at. Day trip idea: hike at Perrot State Park.
Wisconsin Brewing Company
1079 American Way, Verona, WI 53593
Dogs are welcome inside and out. Really fun beers and great space! No food, but you can carry in your own.
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3619 13th Ave, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Fawn Creek Winery has a massive dog-friendly outdoor space with yard games, and they also have live music oftentimes on the weekends. They have a wide variety of wines, but are best known for their fruit wines.
1470 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
The Grateful Shed is dog-friendly inside and out. It's a unique food truck experience and definitely a spot that everyone should see at least once. They have a taco truck, a grilled cheese truck, pizzas, a full bar, and tourist town prices.
for lunch or dinner I recommend the jalapeno popper dip appetizer or the “Chuckies” sandwich.
732 Oak St, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Kilbourn Kork is my favorite place to sip in the summertime. They have fireplaces and a self-serve wine bar! You have to go in to order and pup will need to wait outside.
731 Eddy St, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Dogs are welcome inside and out. They have a fun back patio with an outdoor bar and bag boards.
Monk’s at the Wilderness
33 Hillman Rd, Lake Delton, WI 53940
A great dog-friendly patio with an outdoor bar. Great bar food!
River’s Edge Pub & Grub
30 Co Rd A, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Small dog-friendly dining area outfront. Right on the Wisconsin River and well known for their fish fry.
27 Broadway Ave, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Definitely grab a drink at the Riverfront Terrace to enjoy right along the Wisconsin River. It makes a great last stop of the night with awesome sunset views, and they often have live music.
911 River Rd, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Riverwalk Pub also has a fun patio dog-friendly right off the downtown strip. Their great sandwiches make it an ideal lunch stop.
1280 E Hiawatha Dr, Lake Delton, WI 53965
Located on Lake Delton has great views and cocktails! Your pup can join you for food and drinks on the lower patio.
732 Oak St, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
I used to bartend there when I was in college, and it's where Hayden and I met. But I'm not just being biased- it really does provide a great outdoor dining experience! Sit on their massive patio with your pup. They should be your #1 stop for breakfast in the Dells. Get “The Brat” breakfast sandwich– you will not regret it. If you stop
Upper Dells Boat Tour
107 Broadway Ave, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
The famous Upper Dells Boat Tour is my favorite tourist attraction in the Dells! Doggo is welcome to join you for this gorgeous 2 hour tour. This tour stops at Witches Gulch– a famous, jaw dropping spot with funky rock formations unique to the Dells area.
102 Broadway Ave, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Take your bestie to one of the old time photo shops along the downtown strip and get an old time photo for kicks and giggles! This is one of my favorite photos and was a cool thing to experience.
Jackson Harbor Soup
1904 Indian Point Rd, Washington, WI 54246
You have to go inside to order while the pup waits outside. They have a nice outdoor dining area where pups can join you for a really good meal.
Washington Island Ferry
Co Rd W, Washington, WI 54246, Washington, WI 54246
Pets ride free!
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Rocky Reef Brewing
1101 1st Ave, Woodruff, WI 54568
The space is nice and the beers we tried were excellent! I really liked Karate Boots– a fruit punch Kettle Sour. Hayden recommends the Juicer McGavin– a double dry hopped IPA. Dogs are allowed inside because they don’t serve food, however, you are welcome to bring in your own food. Maybe pack a snack or stop at Minocqua Popcorn and pick one up on your way!