What’s the only thing better than sipping wine or beer with a couple friends? Sipping wine or beer with a couple friends and your dog next to you, of course.
Sure, there are tons of wineries and breweries across Northern Virginia that will provide fun experiences touring vineyards or trying out new kinds of beer. Only a few of those places, however, will allow you to bring your dog along. Take a look at these NoVA wineries and breweries that are canine-friendly and bring your pet along for a drink.
This family-owned estate is home to over 100 acres of vineyards and has won several national and international awards since it was first opened to the public in 1997. Dogs are free to roam the 400-plus acres, including the outdoor patio that offers views of the surrounding mountains and valley.
One of the few places that allow dogs indoors, Stone Tower Winery lets you bring your leashed pet through the Harvest Barn as well as the entirety of the outdoor area surrounding the winery. You won’t be able to take your dog off its leash while you’re there, but they will be able go somewhere inside if the weather gets too chilly.
Leave the leash behind and let your dog explore the surrounding creeks and fields of Three Fox Vineyards. Enjoy a glass of wine while relaxing on a hammock and enter your dog in the pet of the month contest for a chance to get discounts and their picture on the vineyard’s website.
From the locally grown food that makes up the menu to the craft beer served from the brewhouse, Caboose Brewing Company provides guests with a friendly pub atmosphere that anyone can enjoy. Dogs are allowed on the outdoor patio, and water bowls are available upon request.
The Leesburg startup Crooked Run has recently expanded to a second location in Sterling and is quickly becoming a well-recognized brewery in Northern Virginia. Both locations offer outdoor seating where dogs are welcome to accompany their owners for a taste of the local brews.