Are you wanting to enjoy a beverage and a few appetizers, but don’t want to leave your dog at home alone? Here are 5 dog friendly bars/restaurants in the Twin Cities so you can enjoy a guilty pleasure drink without feeling guilty about your dog being at home.
Stanley’s Northeast Minneapolis
Dogs are welcome year round, which is so great when you have been cooped up in the house for several weeks during the colder winter months in Minnesota. They have a separate dog menu that has entrée options such as the Turkey Muttloaf and the Woof Woof Bowl. Plus their human food is great and they have a decent tap list!
The Gnome Craft Pub, St. Paul
You and your dog are able to enjoy this spot year round in their heated patio. They have an extensive tap list, great food, and also host fun events where they duel breweries against each other, called the Beer Battles! On top of all they offer, you will leave this pub feeling good about your spending because they donate 3% of all their sales to the local community.
The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, South Minneapolis
They also offer a year round dog friendly patio (don’t worry, it is heated!) and a special dog menu for your fur baby. The human brunch is kick butt and they pour a mean mimosa.
Pub 42, New Hope
This is the only restaurant that made my list that doesn’t offer a year-round patio. This is because their patio is one of the only that offers a full outdoor bar with TVs during the summer months. So there is no need to worry about choosing between watching a sports game or going to a patio with your pup, because you get both.
Unleashed Hops & Hounds, Minneapolis
This spot is Minnesota’s first indoor outdoor dog park and bar! As awesome as this spot is, there are a few requirements they have in place. First, your pet must be up to date on all their shots and register your dog with Unleashed. You don’t need reservations, but they highly recommend them.
Your dog also has to play well with other dogs because all the pups are off leash.
Now you can enjoy a guilty pleasure drink without feeling guilty about leaving your pup home alone!
If you are interested in moving closer to one of these great spots, feel free to watch this short video on what I wish I would have know about purchasing a home with a dog!