Where Can You Eat and Drink with Your Dog?
If your dog is like mine, the older she has gotten, the more separation anxiety she has. I have to go to work all week and leave her alone so when the weekend comes I hate to leave her in her kennel any more than necessary. As such, I have looked for places that welcome my dog as well as me when I want to hang out, have a beer or a cup of coffee. Thanks to our friends at Sidewalk Dog’s research I have found a list of favorite spots.
The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar – South Minneapolis
Year-round, heated outdoor dog-friendly patio
Stanley’s Northeast Minneapolis –
outdoor patio and Stanley’s Mutt Hutt heated indoor pup friendly tent
Pub 819 – Hopkins
Restaurant group Craft & Crew goes to great lengths to make sure all their restaurants are dog-friendly with each spot featuring a dog specific menu. Start your pooch off with a Von’Hansen’s Meats pig ear or marrow bone treat followed by the famous turkey mutt loaf with the optional pooched egg or the peanut butter banana pupcream Sunday (featuring non-dairy Izzy’s ice cream) of course. Each restaurant gives the dogs their own house-made Nilla Woofers, and you can get your dog’s meal delivered by Bite Squad if your dog is more of a homebody. All dogs eat Free Wednesdays 5-9pm. Take advantage of yappy hour discounts 3-6 each day.
Able Seedhouse & Brewing – Northeast Minneapolis:
One of the best Barbeque Trucks in town, Animales Barbeque, is in residency at Able Seed Brewhouse where your well-behaved dogs are also welcome. Food is available Thursday-Sunday while supplies last and this smoke truck is crazy delicious. Try the $20 sampler platter with ribs, pork shoulder, a variety of sausages, sauces and pickles or go for a taco platter or smoked chicken bowl with grits, salsa, coleslaw, cilantro, and pickled jalapenos.
Lakes and Legends – Minneapolis:
I once saw an engagement party here with 15 or so very cool looking hipster 20 something couples and all their dogs! Yes, you can have a dog party at Lakes and Legends Brewery inside in Minneapolis. In addition to Lakes and Legends extensive craft beer list, they have games inside like bags, board games and food trucks parked outside on rotation.
10K Brewing – Anoka:
Located in downtown Anoka, 10K Brewing is both dog and kid friendly. The brewery is known for their extensive list of craft beers (get a flight of 4 for $9) including the delicious Pineapple Milkshake IPA. The brewery shares a building with MaGillyCuddy’s so you can saddle up at the bar in the taproom with your pooch and order from the MaGillyCuddy’s menu, and they will deliver your food (as will Pizza Man or Jimmy Johns) or call Serum’s or Jelly Bean and Julia’s BBQ and pick it up on your way to the brewery (within 1 block).
Vikre Distillery – Duluth
Located on the main drag in Canal Park Duluth is Vikre Distillery home of the Boreal botanical gin series inspired by the forest around them including, Cedar, Spruce, and Juniper Gins. In the lower level of the distillery, dogs are welcome in their cocktail room, and the distillery offers free tours every day at 5:30 pm
Glam Doll Donuts – North East Minneapolis
Beer and donut pairings – need we say more? Glam Doll Donuts is ranked amongst the 10 best donut shops by USA Today due to their creative gourmet donuts like Peanut Butter and Sriracha, or the Daddy Dearest made with a Surly beer glaze and bacon topping. Your pup can enjoy the Glam Dolls Patio or pop inside too. No one serves up flavor and flair like the Glam Dolls.
Northern Vineyards Winery. – Stillwater
Visit one of the oldest Wineries in Minnesota in Stillwater with your dog. They have a patio outside overlooking the beautiful St Croix River, and you can sip and savor their award-winning wines by the glass made with Minnesota grapes with your dog in the tasting room. Toast their 40 years in business through March 31 and get 4 bottles of their Main Street White or Red wine for $40. Free treats for dogs.