Dog-friendly decks near Breckenridge

Caroline Lewis
Quandary Grille in Breckenridge is a local favorite with a spacious back patio that is welcome to dogs and humans alike.
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Why leave your best friend in the car or crate? Coloradans are adventure people, often exploring alongside their canine counterparts. It’s only natural that Colorado main streets offer dog-friendly spaces, so you can come straight from the trail to town. The list below highlights the top outdoor eateries that welcome your adventure companion.

1.) Broken Compass Brewing (68 Continental Ct., Breckenridge (970) 368- 2772) is the place to take your dog while enjoying a local craft beer. At Broken Compass, dogs are allowed both inside and outside on the gravel patio area. While their human counterparts enjoy pints of beer, dogs roam around the brewery’s bar area socializing with one another. If you’re looking for a place for you and your dog to feel at home, Broken Compass is worth checking out.

2.) Quandary Grille (505 S. Main St., Breckenridge (970) 547- 5969) is a local favorite with a spacious back patio that is welcome to dogs and humans alike. Outside, there are numerous tables with plenty of space in between for dogs. On top of this, views from the back patio at Quandary Grille are spectacular. Sip a beer and enjoy a bite to eat outside with your canine friend while looking directly at Breckenridge’s beautiful ski slopes.

3.) Pug Ryan’s Lakeside Tiki Bar (150 Marina Dr., Dillon (970) 262- 6309) is “an absolute dog party,” according to one of their hosts. The Tiki Bar is dog friendly, with plenty of seating and room to bring along your companion. Along with unique mixed drinks and Pug Ryan’s craft beers on tap, the Tiki Bar also offers appetizers and small plates. With stunning views of Dillon Lake and the surrounding mountains, this bar’s patio is not to be missed.

4.) Tavern West, (311 Main St., Frisco (970) 455- 8382) a relatively new restaurant to join Frisco’s Main Street scene, has a great outdoor patio that welcomes dogs, so long as they are leashed. Their fenced-in back patio offers wonderful views of Mount Royal and many other surrounding peaks in Frisco. In addition to the relaxing view and dog-friendly patio, Tavern West’s food is hard to beat, as are their happy hour specials.

5.) C B & Potts (231 S. Main St., Breckenridge (970) 547- 9000) has one of the best back decks in town with an area that seats up to 100 people. The crystal clear views of the Tenmile Range are an added bonus. C B & Potts welcomes dogs on their patio, too. For beer lovers, this is a can’t-miss destination that offers numerous handcrafted brews, including seasonal beers packed with unique flavors.

6.) Moose Jaw, (208 Main St., Frisco (970) 668- 3931) is a local favorite that’s home to the “mother lode” burger. Their claim to fame is the best burger in Summit; however, they also offer an affordable beer selection. Moose Jaw has both a front patio and back deck, both of which are dog-friendly atmospheres. Right in the heart of Main Street, Moose Jaw is a prime location to relax with your dog by your side this summer.

7.) Prost (313 Main St., Frisco (970) 668- 3688) is a hidden gem nestled in the center of historic downtown Frisco. This authentic beer hall offers specialty sausages and imported beers from Germany and Belgium, with taps that rotate and change regularly. One of Prost’s best assets is their outside beer garden, which welcomes pets. Their front patio has stellar views of Main Street and prominent mountains, such as Mount Victoria and Mount Royal.

8.) Canteen (208 N. Main St., Breckenridge (970) 453- 0063) is a locally owned restaurant that is relatively new to Breckenridge’s food scene, having opened two years ago. They offer a unique food experience, specializing in modern dishes and handcrafted cocktails. Canteen’s charming front deck allows dogs, and provides views of Main Street and the ski slopes. Don’t worry about leaving your dog in the car for drinks and nosh when enjoying this local favorite.


9.) Outer Range Brewing (182 Lusher Court, Frisco (970) 368-3101 is a craft brewery new to Frisco in 2017. The brewers specialize in IPAs and Belgian-style ales. Patrons are welcome to bring their own food in — and Rio Grande is right next door.

This article was originally published in August 2016, updated for accuracy in August 2017.

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