Summer is the time to get outside with your pet and enjoy the warm weather and sunshine. You don’t have to leave “fido” home; the Yakima Valley is a pet friendly destination! So grab your growlers, both the four legged kind and the beer containers, to these breweries in the largest hop growing region of the USA! Most have an on-leash policy, but if your “pint puppy” needs to burn off some energy, there are two Off-Leash Dog Parks to visit before you settle in for a cold one at one of your favorite local breweries. You can also check on the pet policies for many of our Yakima Valley hotels, wineries and restaurants on the Wine Doggies website.
BREWERIES AND THEIR PET POLICIES
- Bale Breaker Brewing Company – Happy to have dogs on their premises but do ask that they stay on leashes in the outdoor area. Owners are responsible for picking up after their pet. Open seven days a week, usually with a food truck onsite and often hosting special music events.
- Bron Yr Aur Brewing Co. – Dogs must be on a leash at all times. Please pick up after them with doggie bags. The brewery has a large outside area with picnic tables and other tables and chair as well as a large grassy area. Dogs do need to stay out of the brewery and restaurant building though.
- Cowiche Creek Brewing Company– Well-behaved dogs on a leash are always welcome. For their safety, please keep them out of the main building though. There is a large grassy area with lots of seating outside. There is a food truck onsite most weekend evenings, and often live music events.
- Hop Nation Brewing Co. – Well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome in their outdoor seating area. The outside seating area is on the west side of the building with picnic tables and afternoon shade.
- Snipes Mountain Brewery & Restaurant – Washington Health code laws do not allow pets inside the restaurant, but they do have a large patio area that is fenced in with a six foot high fence, and partially shaded which is perfect for our canine friends. They recommend customers call ahead to check for availability, as the patio area can be reserved for private events.
- Yakima Craft Brewing Company – Dogs are welcome only in the outdoor area, which features a large covered area with picnic tables.
OFF-LEASH DOG PARKS
If your pup needs a little exercise and wants to make new friends, there’s no better spot than one of the off-leash dog parks in Yakima.
- Sherman Park Dog Park – The Norm and Nellie Byrd Off-Leash Dog Park at Sherman Park lies on the Yakima Greenway pathway. This is the best off-leash dog park in the city, with plenty of parking, picnic tables and lots of well-established shade trees.
- Dog Park at Randall Park – Located on a 1.6 acre section of Randall Park south of Wide Hollow Creek near 48th Avenue. There is a pathway from the main park, leading to the fully-fenced dog park, which contains a shade structure, a drinking fountain for the pooches and dog waste bag dispensers.