Minnesota has loads of dog-friendly spots, and we’ve been shining a spotlight on one pup-loving area at a time. We started with the historic ‘burb of Excelsior but our next spot is a little closer to home: the vibrant, scenic Mac-Groveland neighborhood of Saint Paul (or thereabouts).
Without further a-doo, here are 13 wag-worthy hangouts:
- Thirsty? Check out Burning Brothers Brewing, where leashed dogs are welcome indoors. If you’re looking for more of a to-go experience, check out Scott’s Liquor or The Wine Thief & The Ale Jail.
- More indoor fun can be found in a couple of darling Mac-Groveland shops. Garrison Keillor’s the proprietor of Common Good Books, which our canine reporter deemed “smart and cozy…[with an] extensive and unique literary dog and human collection, a comfy couch, and friendly and knowledgeable two-leggeds working there.” Laurel Street Flowers and Grand Performance bicycle shop welcomes four-leggeds as well.
- On mild days, head to the historic Meeker Island Lock and Dam park. It features hiking trails as well as off-leash grounds where dogs can romp (and swim, weather permitting). If you ruv off-leash options, there are three additional dog parks within five miles of Mac-Groveland: Woodview Open Space, Lauderdale Dog Park, and Franklin-Terrace Off-Leash Recreation Area.
- And when sweet, sweet patio season arrives once more, you’ve got several options. Groveland Tap’s quaint patio includes umbrellas for shade, fresh water, and even a doggy biscuit or two (ask your server). French Meadow, Shish, and Stewart’s (formerly The 128 Cafe) are other yummy options.
So get out ‘der and enjoy Saint Paul this weekend! As always, share your adventures with #SidewalkDog.
Anything we missed? Speak!