The dog days of summer are sadly coming to an end, but that certainly doesn't mean the fun has to end – for you or your four legged friend. There are a few wineries and breweries on the North Fork, plus one in Bay Shore, that allow you to bring your best friend along for the trip. Here are a few. Just remember, your dog shouldn’t be drinking what’s in your glass and you should also not be drinking what’s in your dog’s bowl.
Destination Unknown Brewery
This newly-opened Bay Shore brewery knows how to bring in a crowd, opening its doors to people and their pups just a few months ago in May. Check their Instagram and you'll find a sweet shot of a chocolate lab who looks more than comfortable in his newly appointed spot at the bar. There are no size or breed limitations, but as always to keep it a fun time for everyone make sure your dog gets along well with others before heading out to the brewery! Unfortunately, Destination Unknown Brewery will be closed until Friday, September 11, but be sure to check out this up-and-comer when it reopens! Check their Facebook page for up-to-date information on what's happening at the brewery.
Duck Walk Vineyard
Duck Walk Vineyard has 2 locations, Duck Walk North (in Southold) and Duck Walk South (in Water Mill) both of which are dog friendly. Open 7 days a week to you and your pup, you have your choice of days to visit. Dogs must be friendly and on a leash at all times both inside and outside. No matter how cuddly and sweet your dog may be, please refrain from holding them when at the bar. If you and your pup are partial to live tunes head over to Duck Walk South Fridays 4-7pm and Saturdays-Sundays 1-5pm for live music, weather permitting. For more information visit duckwalk.com or call (631)-726-7555 x4.
Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.
Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.'s new location in Peconic is open 7 days a week now through to Columbus Day. This brewery boasts a tap room and beer garden. Dogs are more than welcome both inside and outside at this brewery. While dogs don't have to be on a leash, some might find it necessary since there is no shortage of pups on the grounds. Along with being dog friendly, Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.'s Peconic location also has some killer food trucks that stop by. All in all, a can't miss spot for a fun day of food and beers with your pup by your side. For more information, and a calendar of events visit greenportharborbrewing.com or call (631)-477-1100.
Martha Clara Vineyard
Located out on the North Fork in Riverhead, Martha Clara Vineyard is a winery that is open to pups 7 days a week. There are no real limitations, aside from keeping your dog on a leash at all times, and dogs are not permitted inside of the private tasting lodge. Also, Martha Clara Vineyard hosts a fun event especially for you and your pup! Vines and Canines is open to the public & their pups, and guests can enjoy a 1 hour tour through the vineyard. The event is free but guests are asked to donate nonperishable dog or cat food items all of which will be donated to local animal shelters. Vines and Canines is set to take place on Monday, September 7 at 10am, and Monday, October 12 at 10am. For more information visit marthaclaravineyards.com or call (631)-298-0075.
Montauk Brewing Company
Located on South Erie Avenue in Montauk, Montauk Brewing Company keeps things chill – in true Montauk fashion. Open 7 days a week to beer lovers and their four-legged buddies. There aren't many restrictions here, just be mindful that if your dog does not play well with others it might be in your best interest to keep them home. If your dog is a wanderer a leash is probably a good idea, but is not required so long as your dog is friendly with other dogs and people. Permitted both inside and out, this is the ultimate chill-zone for you and your pup to kick back and relax. For more information visit montaukbrewingco.com or call (631)-668-8471.
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