We’re taking a tour of the fur-loving Twin Cities and highlighting some of our fave paw-approved spots – this time in the dog-friendly East Metro. From dining to romping, we’ve got the scoop on the best places to bring your pup for a tail-wagging good time.
So let’s dig in:
If you love to dine with your pupper, great news – the East Metro has lots of four-paw restaurant patios to visit with Fido. Sniff out Lakes Tavern & Grill in Woodbury, Nacho Mama’s in Stillwater, and Joe Senser’s in Roseville.
Thirsty? Pup-loving Stillwater invites paw-parents to enjoy a cold one with their pooch in tow at Lift Bridge Brewing and River Siren Brewing, or sip a glass of wine while overlooking the beautiful St. Croix River at Northern Vineyards Winery.
For a grrr-eat option closer to the cities, Bent Brewstillery offers craft beers and spirits at their super dog-friendly digs in Roseville where pups are welcome inside and on the patio.
Let your pup burn off some energy and meet new fur-iends at Battle Creek Regional Dog Park in Maplewood and WAG Farms Dog Park in Cottage Grove. Both offer varied terrain, trails, and swimming ponds for a doggone good time. There’s also the Woodbury Dog Park, Stillwater Dog Park, and Woodview Open Space in Roseville.
Planning a pawty? Bring your pooch along to pick up the (human) refreshments. Dennis Brothers Liquor in Cottage Grove, Elevated Beer Wine & Spirits in White Bear Lake, and Mahtomedi Liquor Barrel all welcome your four-legged BFF inside.
Markets and Orchards
For a fun summer weekend stop with Fido, check out the Oakdale and Stillwater Farmers Markets. And in the fall, bring your doggo to Stillwater’s pup-ular Aamodt’s Apple Farm for apple picking and activities the whole family can enjoy.
Let us know if you’ve got a favorite we missed so we can add them to our directory!
Next up: Share all of your pup’s adventures with #SidewalkDog for the chance to be featured. Then head to our Dog-Friendly Twin Cities online community for super local, pooch-centric chat with the some of the best people we know – dog people.
And since you clearly love being out and about with your doggo, you NEED our Dog-Friendly Passes! These puppies score ya FREE beer or wine on local patios and inside taprooms. Get your paws on ‘em today. (They make grrr-eat gifts, too!)