You guys know our faves – they’re the ones we nonstop woof about like restaurant patios of Blue Plate Restaurant Group and Craft & Crew. Paw-viously, we’ll continue to bark their praises because they’re THAT dog-friendly. This time around, we thought it’d be fun to spill the kibble on some lesser-known dog-friendly patios in the Twin Cities. You’re welcome.
Fletcher’s Ice Cream (Minneapolis)
Treat yourself and your furry bestie in a single stop at Fletcher’s Ice Cream. Its menu features a frozen, homemade treat with bananas, peanut butter, and vanilla yogurt that’s 100% dog approved. And if you want even more sweetness, we’ve got a Dog-Friendly Treat Pass fur that.
Lake & Irving (Minneapolis)
Nestled between Uptown and Lake Calhoun, Lake & Irving has a welcoming, shaded patio with treats and water bowls on paw for its furry guests! Keep the paw-ty going with a walk around Calhoun or Lake of the Isles, where dogs may very well outnumber hoomans. Then meet new friends at Lake of the Isles Off-Leash Dog Recreation Area, get your paws wet at the beach, or rent a paddleboard to cruise around together.
McCoy’s Public House (St. Louis Park)
You’re guaranteed a good puppin’ time at McCoy’s Public House in St. Louis Park. Its tap beers and top-notch comfort food like chicken pot pie and cheese curds will have both of you drooling (we won’t judge if you offer pupper some bites), and the dog-lovin’ staff brings fresh water to fur-legged patio loungers. Make an afternoon of it by exploring the nearby trails of adjacent Wolfe Park and pampering your pooch at Bubbly Paws dog spa across the street. It’s called self-care, Sharon.
Rock Elm Tavern (Maple Grove and Plymouth)
Scarf noms with your pupper on the patio at Rock Elm Tavern in Plymouth or at its new and equally dog-friendly Maple Grove location, which opened last year. Whether you’re celebrating a dog birthday, adoption day anniversary, or training class graduation, its pawesomely dog-friendly patio is BYOG (bring your own grub). From a juicy steak to a slice of birthday cake, bring whatever your woofer wants with Rock Elm’s doggy bowl rentals.
Venn Brewing Company (Minneapolis)
Some dogs wanna pup-watch on the patio while others pawfer to sniff out attention inside, and this place offers both. The taproom’s low-key vibe makes it a quieter place to spend some quality time with your woofer. Plus, every good boy or girl who visits gets endless fresh water and attention. Can we get a pup yeah?
Want even more dog-friendly patios to sniff out? We’ve got you. What other under-the-radar dog-friendly patios in the Twin Cities are you shedding on? Woof at us in the comments.
(Photo by Kendell Victoria Photography)
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