With dog-friendly resorts, cafes, restaurants, breweries and wineries, Loudoun is a must-visit destination for pet owners. Make sure to call ahead or check online to confirm the venue you are visiting takes pets.
Several wineries actively promote canine visits. 8 Chains North has a fenced, off-leash dog park visible from the tasting room porch, while Stone Tower Winery welcomes leashed dogs into the Harvest Barn Tasting Room and the outside space of the Tower View Tasting Room. Breaux Vineyards, Fabbioli Cellars and 868 Estate are among others that allow leashed dogs outside.
Breweries such as Vanish, Lost Barrel, Dirt Farm and Bear Chase have acres of lawns for leashed dogs while Old Ox, close to the Washington & Old Dominion Trail (popular with dog walkers), allows hounds on the patio. They once released a beer benefiting a therapy dog program.
A handful of restaurants welcome pets, notably Fireworks Pizza in Leesburg, which has a Fido Menu featuring homemade dog biscuits, meatballs and a bone broth “Dog Beer”. You also get a free Fido Dog Bowl to take home. Spanky’s Shenanigans offers a Wednesday “Yappy Hour” while the sun-filled decks of Purcellville’s Monk’s BBQ and Middleburg’s Red Horse Tavern are open to dogs.
Coffee shops throughout the county welcome canines, some with jars of free biscuits. Two cafés break the mold: Catty Corner Café in Leesburg and Meow’s Corner in Sterling are lounges where guests can meet, pet and even adopt cats - while trying out the cafe’s coffee and cookies.