These Twin Cities Places Allow Dogs Indoors

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 want to keep those puppers socialized and stimulated.

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

Twin Cities Breweries That Allow Dogs Indoors

The only thing that could make MN’s craft-brewery scene more exciting is being able to enjoy those happening taprooms with your pup. A number of local breweries welcome your dog indoors in addition to on the patio.

Twin Cities Coffee Shops That Allow Dogs Indoors

If you’re in need of a little boost on the way to the dog park, let your pup join you inside one of these 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: Dog-friendly 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.

Minnesota Distilleries That Allow Dogs Indoors

Minnesota is now home to poodles of distilleries, many of which welcome your pup inside. Sniff ’em out here.

Minnesota Boutiques and Malls That Allow Dogs Indoors

Dreams do come true. Seven Points welcomes pups indoors for walking hours, and several Minnesota malls love fur-legged customers. Nearly 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.

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

Notice a place we missed? Woof at us in the comments or in our Dog-Friendly Twin Cities Facebook Group.

Featured photo: KME Photography

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7 thoughts on “These Twin Cities Places Allow Dogs Indoors

    1. Andrea Lahouze

      Thank you for telling us, Andrea! We called to confirm and they are still dog-friendly indoors. The sign may have been for a private event.

    2. Ashlee Croaston

      Hi! Dual Citizen’s website says, “We totally get it. You love dogs. So do we. Unfortunately, we can’t legally have them in our taproom. Yet. Sorry, at this time it is beyond our control. We are actively working on changing this and will let you know as soon as we can proudly declare ourselves as dog-friendly. (Here’s a pro-tip, visit our brewery friends on the other side of the river. It’s legally allowed over there).” Why is it not allowed there but is allowed in so many other St. Paul breweries? I’m so confused!

      1. Andrea Lahouze

        Hi Ashlee! It may be due to how their brewery is set up – you must have certain types and amounts of barriers between the taproom and the brewing activity, etc. – or if they currently serve food, that could be an issue, too. We’re rooting for Dual Citizen to become dog-friendly soon!

        1. Ashlee Croaston

          Ah, that makes sense! No food, but I bet it’s because of a lack of barriers between the brewing and taproom. We’re rooting for them too; we rarely go because we can’t bring our dogs when we’re on that side of town. It’s a bummer because their beer really is great! Thanks!


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