Five Pet-Friendly Patios in Summit

By Samantha Blair | Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The only thing more fun than adventuring in the mountains is bringing your furry friend along with you. We’ve rounded up some of the best pet-friendly patios in Summit County, so you can enjoy a cold beer and bite to eat after a day out with the dogs.

Photo: Facebook, Quandary Grille, David Press Dwyer

Sauce on the Blue

358 Blue River Parkway, Unit H, Silverthorne

Sauce on the Blue in the Silverthorne Pavilion Shopping Center serves traditional and contemporary Italian cuisine. Enjoy daily happy hour on the patio and at the bar from 3 to 6 p.m. Bring your pooch along to the back patio for awesome views of Buffalo and Red Mountains. Servers will bring water (and sometimes treats) out for four-legged friends.

Ein Prosit Frisco

313 E. Main Street, Frisco

Prosit is an authentic beer hall serving Bavarian and Belgian beers and authentic sausages in downtown Frisco. Dogs are welcome both inside and outside on their cozy patio.

Photo: Everything Summit, Ein Prosit Frisco

Empire Burger

500 S. Main Street, Breckenridge

Empire Burger is consistently voted the best burger in Summit County. Aside from serving fresh American comfort food, seasonal drinks and beer, Empire welcomes dogs on the sunny patio, and the staff will bring water for the dogs.

Quandary Grille

505 S. Main Street, Unit C1, Breckenridge

Quandary Grille boasts a dozen beers on tap, American fare, daily happy hours and a lively après ski scene. Bring Fido to sit on the giant deck overlooking Maggie Pond and Peak 9 and 10. Dog treats may be available upon request.

Motherloaded Tavern

103 S. Main Street, Breckenridge

Motherloaded is a funky restaurant in downtown Breck offering local beers, nibbles and comfort foods. Enjoy the back patio, which is often less crowded than inside, and let your dogs enjoy a safe space with plentiful bowls of water.

Also check out other outdoor dining options around the county.

Remember: As the weather cools down, some patios close. Make sure to call to confirm that patios are open from September to May.

Don't Miss Breck Film Fest!

The 39th annual Breck Film Fest is this weekend, September 19 to 22. Listed as one of the Top 20 American Film Festivals, Breck Film Fest shows incredible films at four screening locations across town. Parties, kids' programming and local vendors and to the fun of it. Purchase tickets here.

Photo: Everything Summit, Breck Film Fest


Enjoy the films and fall patio fun, and we'll see you in Summit!


About the Author Samantha Blair
Born and raised in Breckenridge, Samantha Blair has returned to live in Summit County as a writer and ski instructor. She has written for publications, companies and organizations from Santiago, Chile, to Rhode Island. When she is not traveling abroad or visiting family on the East Coast, Samantha is enjoying all of the skiing, hiking and adventures in Summit County and around Colorado.