Pinellas Ale Works named America’s best dog-friendly brewery

Pinellas Ale Works named America’s best dog-friendly brewery

The exterior of Pinellas Ale Works
Photo courtesy Pinellas Ale Works

It’s time to paw-ty, St. Pete. Pinellas Ale Works, the city’s dog-themed beer destination, has been named the No. 1 dog-friendly brewery to visit in the United States. PAW, as it is called, is located at 1962 1st Avenue South

The ranking comes courtesy of, the popular pet food and pet products retailer, who gave PAW credit for their dog-centric amenities, as well their many beers named for dogs, such as the Milk Bone Stout and Puppy Breath Hazy IPA.

Regular readers of I Love the Burg know it’s one of our favorite breweries in town. In addition to being such a great spot for pups, they also happen to have some of the straight up best beers in St. Pete and one of the biggest tap lists in the city. We definitely recommend getting a flight when you visit PAW so that you can try plenty, and we also encourage you to arrive hungry. Made Fresh Taqueria, their on-site food truck, is can’t miss, and pairs perfectly with cold beer.


The timing of the honor comes as an anniversary gift of sorts for PAW, as the beloved brewery turns seven years old this week. One of the oldest breweries in St. Pete, they’re hosting a “Barkyard Barbecue” this Saturday to celebrate their 7th anniversary.

Taking place from 2-10 pm, the celebration features a market of dog-centric local vendors, new beer releases, live music in the beer garden, a lemonade stand photo booth for dogs, and a special Made Fresh Taqueria BBQ menu. To make things even better, $1 of each pint of watermelon shandy sold will go to the Pet Pal animal shelter.

A dog at Pinellas Ale Works
Photo courtesy Pinellas Ale Works

The full review from Chewy: “Affectionately known as PAW by the locals, Pinellas Ale Works caters to pups and their parents. You’ll find dog water bowls all around and dog treats on every table. Along with their cute paw print logo, many of the craft brews sport fun dog-inspired names like their Pomeranian Porter and Vanilla Lab Latte.

Stop by on Thursday to take part in their weekly Yappy Hour, where they host a different animal-focused charity. PAW donates a portion of beer sales to these charities, so you can feel good about ordering a second round. Be sure to check out their great selection of branded merchandise for both you and your dog, too.”

For more great spots to grab a beer, check out our guide on how to best enjoy St. Pete’s fantastic brewery scene.

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