It’s finally getting warmer out and you know what that means. Patio season. This long-awaited season is slowly creeping up on us and before you know it, we will be basking in the sun, drinking our favourite beer, and hanging out with friends on some awesome local patios. But you shouldn’t be the only one enjoying it. Your fur baby needs to be part of the fun, too. That’s why we came up with a list of pet-friendly patios in Alberta that are perfect for you and your dog to hit up this summer. 

The long term spring forecast was announced and while most of the nation will be wet, warmer temperatures are in the forecast for Alberta. 

This means that you can finally start heading out and hitting up all those restaurants and brewery patios that you've been missing all winter. 

Luckily for you, and your pup, there are some awesome spots around Alberta that cater to both you and your dog. 

Altogether, we came up with a list of the eight best patios for you and your pooch. 

From downtown restaurants to amazing micro-breweries, this list has it all. 

Just be sure that you and your dog are well behaved. These patios are for everyone to enjoy and being friendly is a must. 

Don’t forget to bring some water for your little buddy. It can get hot sitting out there in the sun. 

Cold Garden Beverage Company

Address: 1100 11 St. S.E., Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: This microbrewery is just 10 minutes away from the Calgary Tower. This means that you and the pooch will have the best spot in all of downtown to people watch, have a beer, and maybe even a bite to eat. Dogs are allowed both inside and outside at any time.

Banded Peak Brewing Company

Address: 519 34 Ave. S.E., Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: Dogs may not be allowed inside the brewery but they are allowed to be on the outdoor patio. This means you and your dog gang can sit outside while you enjoy locally made beer. Just be sure to get your fur baby a bowl of water while you’re at it.

Hudsons Canada’s Pub 

Address: Multiple locations

Why You Need To Go: There are tons of Hudsons locations all around Alberta and all of their gorgeous outdoor patios are dog-friendly. This team loves dogs so much that there will even be water bowls ready for your pup.

Oak Tree Tavern 

Address: 124 10 St. N.W., Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: Your fur baby is not allowed on the rooftop patio but there is a second patio on the ground level that they can take over. All dogs are welcome as long as they are wearing a leash, so be sure to bring it along.

El Cortez

Address: 8230 Gateway Blvd. N.W., Edmonton, AB

Why You Need To Go: This is Edmonton’s first-ever dog-friendly patio. Their back outdoor patio is the perfect spot to waste away an afternoon with your pooch and we consider the bonding time a total win.

The Beltliner 

Address: 243 12 Ave. S.W., Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: This dog-friendly spot caters to your dog like no other. They even have a two-course dog menu for your pup to enjoy on the patio while you indulge in the people food.

Bear Street Tavern 

Address: 211 Bear St., Banff, AB

Why You Need To Go: This place has everything you and your pet will enjoy. From delicious eats to great drinks, this Banff restaurant will allow you and your pet to take in the sites and sounds together.

Midtown Kitchen & Bar

Address: 302 10 St. N.W., Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: This patio is located along the sidewalk which means it’s perfect for people (and dog) watching. On a nice summer or spring day, you can catch some rays and hang out with your fur baby all at the same time.