Colorado is a pretty pet-friendly place overall, and the Vail Valley follows suit with options for pet-friendly lodging, shopping and, of course, dining. If you find yourself in or around Vail with your favorite four-legged buddy in tow, I recommend checking out one of these pet-friendly patios.
Photo: Courtesy of Garfinkel's, Facebook
Vail Brewing Company
41290 Highway 6, Units 2 & 3, Avon
141 E. Meadow Drive, Suite 209, Vail
Vail Brewing Company has two locations, one in Vail Village and a second in Eagle Vail. Both have patios where dogs are welcome. The Eagle Vail patio is bigger than the one in Vail, so if you’re deciding between the two, I’d go with the Eagle Vail location.
Learn more about Vail Brewing Company on their website.
Bart & Yeti’s
533 E. Lionshead Circle, Vail
Bart & Yeti’s has been around since the mid-'70s and has been dog-friendly since day one. In fact, Bart and Yeti themselves were dogs. Rumor has it even President Gerald R. Ford brought his pup here from time to time. Dogs are most certainly welcome on their outdoor patio, and there’s usually one or two hanging out inside, though it’s a good idea to get the go-ahead from an employee before heading inside with Fido.
Learn more about Bart & Yeti’s on their website.
536 E. Lionshead Circle, Vail
Dogs are always welcome on Garf’s big, sunny patio – a local’s favorite – overlooking the Eagle Bahn gondola in Lionshead. The patio can get pretty packed in the afternoon, especially for après during ski season, so keep that in mind if you have a particularly anxious or energetic pup.
Learn more about Garfinkel’s on their website.
Moe’s Original BBQ
616 W. Lionshead Circle, Vail
630 Grand Avenue, Eagle
Moe’s Original BBQ has two locations in the Vail Valley, one in Vail and one in Eagle. Both locations have dog-friendly patios. My down-Valley dog-loving friends tell me Moe’s Eagle location is one of their go-to spots for grabbing a beer and a bite when their furry buddies are along for the ride.
Learn more about Moe’s Original BBQ on their website.
127 W. 2nd Street, Eagle
Bonfire Brewing has an open-door dog policy and welcomes dogs both inside their taproom and on their outdoor patio. Those dog-loving down-Valley friends of mine also love to bring their dogs here and tell me the dogs love it because the humans have a tendency to drop popcorn on the floor. Dogs must be leashed.
Learn more about Bonfire Brewing on their website.