Dog-Friendly Places to Visit in the Green Bay Area
Updated: Mar 29
When you think of Green Bay, I’ll bet you think of the Packers and Lambeau Field. Everytime we visit Green Bay, I am reminded that there is so much more to this great city than just football. Don’t get me wrong, we are huge Packer fans! (Hayden has a tattoo to prove it!) But Green Bay is so underrated as a destination as a whole. Besides all of the Packer related fun, the food is great and the craft brewery scene is absolutely booming! We were recommended so many great breweries, we had trouble picking which ones to go to. We had such a good time creating our own personal, pups-included, food and beer tour!
We spent the weekend exploring Green Bay, Wisconsin. It was the last weekend in March, and we arrived on a beautiful, sunny, 45 degree spring day. Then, just like that, Wisconsin said, “Hold my beer!” and we woke up on Saturday morning to over a foot of snow! It had us shifting to plan B, but we absolutely made the best of it and had a great stay!
This post is sponsored by Discover Green Bay, but all opinions are our own.
Where to stay: Aloft Green Bay
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We checked into the Aloft Hotel where we and the pups were spoiled! We were welcomed with some local brews, fun gear from Loco WisCo–a shop in town where you can shop local products, lots of dog-treats, and much more! Our room was nice and so convenient for the pups. 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!
Dinner & Drinks: Ahnapee Brewing & 888 Cheese
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After getting settled in our new room, we set out for our first taste of the Green Bay craft brewery scene. We landed on the dog-friendly patio of Ahnapee Brewery. The tap room is cozy and serves up lots of unique beer choices as well as trail mix style snacks. I really liked the raspberry sour, and Hayden tried the Fun Guy, a mushroom brown ale, and really liked the Helles in Red.
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! I tried the Grilled Cheese Flight that came with a side of their amazing tomato bisque. The start of the flight was the PB Juan–jalapeno, raspberry jam, Nueske's bacon, cream cheese spread, and cheddar cheese on grilled thick-cut multigrain. It sounded too out of the box for me to just order that, but when I saw the flight option, I had to try it. It was so yummy, and I would definitely order it again! Hayden got the Philly Grilled Cheese and was also raving about it. Another perk of ordering from 888 is that they have free pup cups on the menu! They were a huge hit with our girls. Definitely add Ahnapee and 888 Cheese & Co to your list!
A Local Brew & A Board Game: Stillmank Brewing
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Our next stop was Stillmank Brewing Company. This was the only brewery we visited where the pups were allowed inside. They were shown lots of love and received so many pets! I ordered the Blueberry Tart sour and thought it was delicious. Hayden tried Bock to the Future, Wisco Disco, and Guava Juiced Session IPA. The Guava IPA ended up being his favorite. 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!
Pit Stop for a Sweet Treat: Smart Cow
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On our way back to the hotel, we decided to make a pit stop at Smart Cow, a local frozen yogurt chain. I love a good froyo bar–give me a small bit of yogurt and all the toppings! You have to go in without your pups to make your sundae, but they have a little bit of dog-friendly seating out front.
Fuel Up: Crystal Coffee Cafe
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The next morning, we woke up so refreshed and ready for more adventures! We were shocked to learn that the 1-2 inches of snow the weather man told us to expect had turned into 13 inches before lunch. The snow didn't keep us down, though, and we set out to Crystal Coffee Cafe drive-through. The pups were once again treated to cute pup-cups, Hayden enjoyed their cold brew, and I had a hot chocolate.
Explore: Fonferek’s Glen
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