These Twin Cities Hotspots Allow Dogs Indoors

Cabin fever cured.

By now, many Twin Citizens know that dog-friendly patios abound in the metro. But when the weather takes a turn for the worse (and let’s face it: Minnesota has a year-round way of keeping us on our toes), we still wanna keep our puppers socialized and stimulated.

What’s a human-hound duo to do when a patio date just isn’t going to happen? Here’s a tour through some of the indoor spots that welcome Spot:

  • Breweries. The only thing that could make MN’s craft-brewery scene more exciting is enjoying those happening taprooms with your pup. A number of local breweries welcome your dog indoors in addition to on the patio. Check out our Indoor Brewery Pass, which gets you a FREE drink at 10 of ’em plus pawesome bonus perks — but hurry, it’s almost sold out!
  • Coffee shops. If you’re in need of a little caffeination on the way to the dog park, let your pup join you inside one of several coffee shops. Our readers rave about In The Loop Coffee Company, where they’re ready to welcome you with water bowls and organic doggy treats at the counter. Super duper important: Dogs in coffee shops are a bit of a gray area, legally speaking. Take extra care to make sure your pup is leashed, friendly, cleaned-up-after, and on the floor at all times. The coffee-shop laws might be loosening up soon in Minneapolis — sign up to be notified if and when it happens.
  • Distilleries. Minnesota is now home to five craft distilleries that welcome your pup inside.
  • Malls. They’re great warm walking options in winter. Here’s our guide to MN’s dog-friendly malls.
  • Boutiques and more. Whether you’re perusing hostess gifts, picking out a little T-R-E-A-T for your pup or yourself, or just running errands, more than 200 shops will let you have your dog in tow.
  • And of course, the majority of pet food stores are ready to welcome Fido, too.

Check out all the indoor options by searching our directory right this way.

And if your pooch prefers indoor options that’ll give him those off-leash feels, we’ve got those, too! 

(Photo by KME Photography)

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