Dog-Friendly Dining: Northeast Minneapolis

Though a few frosty mornings might claim otherwise, lingering memories of that 80-degree St. Patrick’s Day have us hopeful that patio- and sidewalk-dining weather will come again soon. And it will! But decisions, decisions … where to eat? Welcome to another dog-friendly, at-a-glance dining roundup, this time focusing on one of our favorite pooch playgrounds of a neighborhood: Northeast Minneapolis. Check out a few of our favorite spots to chow down with your Chow Chow below, and remember: There’s more where that came from in our handy-dandy directory!

Aster Cafe's patio opened just in time for St. Patty's Day!

Aster Cafe

125 Main St. SE

Why? Because you and your pooch will love the peaceful garden patio. Situated on historic Main Street near downtown, the location makes it ideal for a post-soup-and-sandwich stroll.

Bulldog Northeast

401 E. Hennepin Ave.

Why? Because it’s named after a dog—what more could you want? Oh, you say you also crave some tasty people-watching and satisfying bar food? You’ve come to the right place.


Ginger Hop

201 E. Hennepin Ave.

Why? Because everyone loves a spicy/sweet nibble on a beautiful sidewalk. Plus, the staff regularly refills the water bowls and is generous with the ear scratches (for dogs, not peeps).

Happy hour on the Psycho Suzi's patio.

Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge

1900 Marshall St. NE

Why? Because the huge tiki-themed patio is a now legendary doggie meetup spot. Be warned that there may be some begging from your table-mates if you order the beer-battered cheese curds.

Red Stag Supperclub

509 1st Ave. NE

Why? Well, the menu is imaginative and the sidewalk patio, while small, is tended to by a welcoming staff. Stay tuned to this here blog for an upcoming story about the talented Kim Bartmann and her collection of dog-friendly restaurants (including this gem!)

Doggie al fresco at Wilde Roast.

Wilde Roast Cafe

65 Main St. SE

Why? Because we think Oscar Wilde would have found the idea of lounging with one’s dog and a double espresso very civilized indeed.

–Meredeth Barzen


*This post initially indicated that Pracna on Main allows dogs on its patio. The listing has been updated to reflect the restaurant’s current policy, which does not allow dogs. We apologize for any confusion.

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2 Responses to Dog-Friendly Dining: Northeast Minneapolis

  1. betsy says:

    Not true – Pracna continues to turn dogs away. Just watched it happen a couple weeks ago. Totally lame on their part, considering how welcoming Aster and Wilde Roast are. Tuggs and Vic’s both say no to canine friends too.

  2. Desiree says:

    Spring street is super dog friendly and also have great bloody bar and brunch on Sundays

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