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LOCAL TIP: Select pints are $3 on Thursdays at pet-friendly brewery Hillman Beer.

Asheville has been dubbed Beer City USA, became the inaugural Bee City USA in 2012 and has now coined itself Dog City USA — and boy do we sure do live up to the hype.

Need to relax after work with a cold one? In our unique city, you don't leave your furry friend at home. Instead, put them on a leash and take them to one of the many pet-friendly breweries and bars in the Asheville area.

Here is a list of some of the top local pet-friendly breweries and bars in Asheville. 

Highland Brewing

As the pioneer of the Asheville craft beer scene, Highland understands how important dogs are to the people of Asheville. That’s why your pooch is always welcome to hang out at the brewery. Explore The Meadow or hang out on their shaded porch alongside your pal.

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Urban Orchard

Owned and operate by Asheville locals, Urban Orchard understands this city’s love of dogs, which is why both their West Asheville and South Slope locations are dog-friendly. Enjoy the warm and inviting atmosphere and the tasty and unique cider options with your furry friend.

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Green Man Brewery

📸: @misszoedog

One of North Carolina’s original breweries, Green Man Brewing has been producing some of the beer scene’s most iconic ales. You and your dog can go and pour a pint at their South Slope location or even check out their newer taproom GreenMansion right next door.

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Adam Dalton Distillery

If you want a high-quality drink but you don’t want to leave your furry friend at home, Adam Dalton Distillery in the South Slope is a great place to check out. The entire establishment is dog-friendly, which means your pooch is allowed both outside on their patio and inside the distillery bar.

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Hillman Beer

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Hillman prides itself on being one of the most dog-friendly breweries around town. Take your pup and hang out at their Biltmore Village location while snacking on food from Rise Above Deli, located right inside the brewery.

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This rock ‘n roll venue and wedding chapel has it all — a vintage shop, a bar serving up beer, wine and cider, and a dog-friendly atmosphere. This spot has live music and events every single night that they’re open, which means you can’t go wrong going here any day of the week.

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French Broad River Brewery

French Broad River Brewery is the third oldest brewery in Asheville, and many believe it has some of the best beer you can drink in the city. But you don’t have to drink alone — dogs are always welcome at this brewery!

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TreeRock Social Cider House

Did you know that TreeRock Social Cider House is pet-friendly and welcomes any well-behaved four-legged friend? The cider house even hosts pet adoption events!

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Sweeten Creek Brewing

Meet little Bo Dean — one of the brewery dogs at Sweeten Creek Brewing.

The word “dog-friendly” is practically synonymous with Sweeten Creek Brewing. With its large creekside lawn and plethora of outdoor seating, your pup may never want to leave.

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Catawba Brewing

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Spacious dog-friendly tasting rooms in the heart of the South Slope and in historic Biltmore Village await you and your furry friend at Catawba Brewing. Both locations also boast comfy outdoor spaces for you and your pup to soak in the fresh air.

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Black Mountain Brewing

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Black Mountain Brewing is committed to crafting superior beer but is also committed to man’s best friend. Their modern and stylish outdoor patio is 100% dog-friendly, complete with water bowls and welcoming bartenders ready to give your pup lots of love and attention.

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