Sure we’ve got breweries, restaurants, indoor dog parks, and even malls to visit. But if your dog is bonesing for more spots to chill and snoots to boop, pro-puppo hotel bars are new ‘n exciting territory, no overnight stay required! Here are three we dug up in the Twin Cities.
W XYZ Bar and Lobby in Aloft Hotel – Minneapolis
Grab a dog nom from the lobby treat stand, kick up your paws on a couch by the fireplace, or bring your human to the W XYZ Bar for Monday yappy hours, frequent live music, cool drinks, and vibrant decor, including color-changing lights built into the bar top. (Woof to the wise: call ahead in case this space is rented out.) Psssst: Need a staycation? There are NO PET FEES here. And it’s just a 4-minute walk from Mill Ruins Park should anypawdy need to zoomie off her buzz or anything.
Tullibee Bar and Lounge in Hewing Hotel – Minneapolis
Dogs are notoriously difficult online reviewers, and everypuppy knows first impressions are *critical* when it comes earning their approval. The front desk area sports a water bowl, dog treats, and a Welcome Board for arriving VIPs (Very Important Pets). Yep, this place loves doggos as much as it loves its North-inspired decor. Until MN state law changes, pooches can’t enter the restaurant proper, but the bar and lounge are open fur cuddling. Let doggo curl pup by the fireplace while you order a cocktail, craft beer, or in-house crafted pop for you, and some smoked chicken wings off the bar menu for your #1. Staying overnight? Ask about the “Doggy Boarding” gift bag package, which showers your angel with toys, treats, and other goodies just like nature intended.
Prelude Bar in Westin Galleria – Edina
Okay so this place doesn’t have a VIP board but it *does* have a swanky cheese board (see top photo) and your bestie knows her fromage. There’s a cafe for breakfast munchos, and you can order lunch and dinner from the pro-dog lounge. Does pupper need some serious R&R? Overnight doggo guests get their own beds and cookies, as it should be.
Are there any dog-friendly hotel bars we missed? Woof at us in the comments.
(Top photo by @piper.bee.doodle)