Early March, we started our journey to find the Most Dog-Friendly Bar in America. We asked you guys to nominate your favorite dog-friendly bars and we got thousands of nominations! We tallied each nomination and found the Top 10. We had no idea that there was a global pandemic around the corner. We decided to pause our contest and take this time shift our priorities to help these awesome dog-friendly bars. We asked each bar how we can help make it through this tough time.
Oddfellow’s Liquor Bar
Tell us a little bit about your bar! How “dog-friendly” is it?
We’re a classy AF bar in the heart of Columbus’ Short North Arts District. Owned by the geniuses behind Mikey’s Late Night Slice and ran by some serious badasses. Always keepin’ it fresh, vegan, and of course, classy.
Dogs are a key part of our demographic.
- Has one of the largest dog-friendly patios in the area
- Keeps treats on hand and fresh water bowls full
- Provides belly rubs for all canine patrons
How can we help you out?
We’ve started a gofundme in order to help out our staff during this difficult time.
D.B.A. East Village
Can you tell us a little bit about your bar?
For over 25 years, we’ve been at the front of the craft beer movement in NYC, proudly laying claim as the first bar in Gotham to refuse to sell bud products in deference to all the incredible stuff that was being brewed around the country in the early 90’s. The tagline has been the same since day one. ‘drink good stuff.
How do dogs fit into all this?
We like to believe dog-people are better drinkers than cat people. So they gravitate towards the good stuff we focus our business on. In all seriousness, the East Village is a hub of puppies centered around Tompkins Square Park. Pups are as part of our identity as our beer program and our widely known Nintendo Switch on the big screen. It’s who we are and what we do.
We keep our staff armed with all of the:
- Belly rubs they could ever desire
How can we best support you?
Anyone who can help by donating to our current GoFundMe would be doing us a great honor in making sure our entire staff can stay in their homes while this disaster resolves itself.
That Dane Bar
Tell us a little bit about your bar!
Our facility features 3,500 sq. ft. of indoor social space. The bar is comprised of a lounge area as well as an off-leash area where your dog can run and play with his/her friends while you socialize with yours!
What makes you guys dog-friendly?
We welcome dogs (that are up to date on vaccinations as well as spayed/neutered) throughout out our facility and they have their own off-leash indoor bark park! The Human Barktender spoils us with:
- Fun toys
- Yummy treats
- A clean and safe place to play
How can we best support you?
People can support us by purchasing memberships, gift cards or simply send donations.
Mutts Canine Cantina
According to their website, “operations are temporarily suspended, but the park will remain open to members and day passes.”
They are also currently running a food-matching program for local healthcare workers. From their website:
“Purchase a hot chicken and cheese for a local healthcare worker, we’ll match it and sent two sandwiches to the people working hard to keep us safe. Call 214-730-0596 to place your order now.”
Lucky Dog Bark and Brew CLT
Tell us a bit about your bar! What makes you guys a “dog-friendly” spot?
We’re not just dog friendly, we are a bar specifically for dogs and dog lovers.
- Has indoor + outdoor off leash areas for dogs to play
- Hosts monthly events for local 501-c3 organizations
- Offers doggy daycare, boarding and bath services
How can we best support you through this?
Until we are told otherwise, we will remain open for daycare, boarding and baths. We are also offering gift cards, growlers and cans and wine to-go! New clients can register on our website then contact us to schedule services.
Barks N Brews
Tell us a little bit about your bar! What makes it so dog-friendly?
We are Nebraska’s FIRST AND ONLY dog Bar! We have an indoor dog park complete with:
- Agility equipment
- Turf for mud-free play
- Rubber flooring to protect dogs’ joints
What can we do to support you?
Our daycare is still open normal hours and we have sign-up sheets for the indoor dog park. You can also buy gift cards or passes in advance.
Lincoln’s Beard Brewing Co.
Tell us a little bit about you! What makes you dog-friendly?
We are Lincoln’s Beard brewing company located in Miami Florida. We are your neighborhood brewery! We strive to make awesome beer, create an amazing ambiance that welcomes all (including doggies) and we are so happy to be in the top 10!
- Dogs are welcome both inside and outside
- Has a huge patio space
- Hosts breed-specific meet ups
- Partners with local animal shelters to host adoptable dog events
According to their website, the dog park is closed to the public for now (but if you are a member and would like to make a 25 minute reservation, please reach out to them at [email protected] Yard Bar is open for take out and you can order online here!
Additionally, Yard Bar is thankful for anything you can donate to help with payroll expenses for their team. Click here to donate.
How can we support you?
We are offering pick up pizza and beer everyday from 12 PM to 8 PM and people can place their orders online for pick up through our website!
The Dog Bar – St. Pete
Tell us a little bit about you! What makes you guys “dog-friendly”?
Dog Bar opened in 2016 as the first off leash dog park + full liquor bar in the state of Florida. Our focus is on providing a unique, fun environment to socialize with other pet lovers while your dog plays and has fun. We not only focus on fun activities for dogs and their people, but we also make it our mission to give back to local rescues.
- Has two off leash dog parks
- Membership-only park (vaccinated and fixed pups only)
- Play is monitored by staff
How can we support you?
Right now, we are encouraging our local community to support our staff during shut down by offering dog only play dates in our off leash yard and charity bath washes for donations. Just this service alone has helped keep our staff paid! And the support of our Dog Bar family has been amazing! To support the business itself, we are selling package liquor on site. We also offer gift cards and merchandise in our online store.
The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.
According to their website, you can order online and get curbside pickup!