To bring pup or not to bring pup? Sidewalk Dog is helping you answer that question one city spotlight at a time, and ’twas time to check out dog-friendly St. Louis Park. We’ve got some SLP tail-waggin’ friendly spots scouted out for ya. Sniff on!
Dog-Friendly St. Louis Park Restaurants and Breweries
Check out these fun bites and brews with your furry BFF. We know the fluffer is quite the foodie and St. Louis Park offers some furbulous spots. Time to pounce off that couch and get your paws on some tasty noms.
Looking for a patio to grab some grub? Park Tavern welcomes you and your pup in the warmer months. Since pup’s always looking for a bargain, you’ll def wanna pop over for their happy hour steals every weekday from 3-6 p.m. (which yes, includes tacos).
Mill Valley Kitchen
Is pup eating gluten-free and vegan now? Pawfect! Mill Valley Kitchen has their patio open to woofers. This farm-to-table gem is all about sustainability and whole foods. Once you get your paws on this menu, that belly is going to start growling. I mean, coconut sweet potatoes, mango veggie spring rolls, and cioppino (aka seafood heaven)? We’re movin’ in!
McCoy’s Public House
Craving some modern American comfort food? McCoy’s Public House says heck yes to pups on the patio. Just don’t tell pup that they’ve got cheese curds, beer pretzels, AND zucchini fries on their happy hour menu…she’ll beg to go back every day!
Steel Toe Brewing
Thirsty for a local brew and some food-truck fare? Steel Toe Brewing also invites furry frens onto their spacious patio. Leash up and grab a spot to sip on their craft brews, which all are made in-house.
Oh and we couldn’t not bark about The Block! As if their weekend brunch wasn’t enough, their heated pawtio offers a three-course menu for your furry BFF so you can treat floof and yourself. Wag out with yappy hours year round at The Block.
St. Louis Park Dog Parks and Off-Leash Areas
If you’re a true Minnesotan, you’re probably just as antsy as your dog to get some fresh air once the temps climb above 30 degrees. Spend some quality time and let your doggo socialize at these St. Louis Park off-leash dog parks.
Dakota Dog Park
Located next to Peter Hobart Elementary, Dakota Park offers a wide open space tucked into the Bronx Park neighborhood. There’s plenty of nearby water fountains, so don’t furget your portable water bowl to keep your thirsty pup hydrated while he’s runnin’ around.
Cedar Knoll Park
Cedar Knoll Park is another great spot for spending an afternoon in the fresh air with pup. Tucked away on Nevada Ave., this park is lightly wooded and offers plenty of shade for Fido to cool off in the heat of summer.
St. Louis Park Pet Businesses
Doggo’s been such a good girl, so she’s ready for a little afternoon fun. Go ahead and spoil your pup at these spots. Everypuppy deserves a little treat every now and then!
Pampered Pooch Playground
Need a spot for Spot to let off some steam while you’re at work or out of town? Pampered Pooch Playground offers doggy daycare and overnight stays. The best part? You can sneak a peek on their webcams at what your nugget is up to. If you’re anything like us, we know you’re missing them.
Less than a mile away, sniff out Bone Marché, a market just for pets. Adjacent to Lunds & Byerlys, you’ll find quality products and employees who really know their stuff. Be sure to check out their events page to stay in the know about their pupcoming events.
Other Dog-Friendly Errands
Miracle Mile Mall
If you’re running errands in SLP, the Miracle Mile Mall allows you to get quite a bit done with your pal by your side. Hoigaard’s, Half Price Books, Frattallone’s Ace Hardware, and Top Ten Liquors all allow dogs indoors.
Dog-Friendly Home Improvement Stores
Get your paws on some sweet vinyl while pup sneaks a T-R-E-A-T or two at SolSta Records, or stock up your liquor cabinet at Knollwood Liquors. Lastly, bring pupper along on your shopping spree at Primp, Sota Clothing, or Kittsona, bc she’s gotta maintain her impeccable fashion sense!
Did we miss your fave dog-friendly St. Louis Park spot? Bark at us in the comments and tag us @SidewalkDog while you’re hangin’ with your hound!
Featured photo: Emily Taplin
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