Patio season ain’t ready to quit, and neither are we! Minnesota dogs and their hoomans know how to puppreciate warm weather, and we sure love a good dog-friendly patio (or five). Here are five more of our favorite spots to chill with furry friendos.
The Instagram dog will be impressed by the aesthetic of this place, which sits in a restored grain elevator on a bike trail overlooking the Mississippi. (Who knows, maybe a duck will even go by?! Dream big, little buddy.) And hoomans will love the wraps, burgers (plant-based, too), bowls, and po-boys, which we recommend pairing with the resto’s signature Grapefruit Salty Dog.
Wilde Cafe & Spirits
Also on the riverfront, proper pups can sidle up to this Victorian-style cafe’s shaded patio for water bowls, Main St. sniffs, and views of the Mississippi. Been a v. gud boi or gurl? Hoomans have been known to special order chicken without the garlic for their pups here, too.
Like a real-life version of Lady & The Tramp, this Minneapolis restaurant dishes out drool-worthy Italian fare on a charming sidewalk patio. There’s a solid wine list for those over 21 human years (sorry fren). And dog will appreciate how she just *glows* under those twinkle lights. Need lunchtime noms? The porchetta window (yes, pups, you read that right) opens at 11 a.m.
This Ft. Snelling area treasure in Mendota has happy hour specials from 3-6 each weekday and its dog-lovin’ staff wastes no time bringing patio doggos fresh water bowls. The classic, pupscale fare is just what you and your floof monster deserve, and the patio’s right off a walking trail for a post-nomming stroll.
Dogs who wag out to Hopkins Main St. will be treated to a spacious sidewalk patio with awnings, umbrellas, and water bowls. There’s even a low, “soft seating” area for pups to be closer to their hoomans. The mocktail lineup is solid for when your pup’s taking it easy this month. And the beer list arranged by adjectives (crisp, fruity, sour, malty, hoppy) makes us wonder why everyone doesn’t do it this way.
What other under-the-radar dog-friendly patios in the Twin Cities are you shedding on? Woof at us in the comments.
(Photo by KME Photography)