What’s worse than seeing the sad, smushy face of your dog in the window as you leave for a night out?
NOTHING. Nothing is worse.
Which is why Norm’s is our new fave for the perfect pooch’s night out. Located in Fremont on the lively stretch of 36th Street, it’s loosely modeled after a traditional ’50s diner with one exception: Norm’s is as much a restaurant for your doggo as it is for you. There’s a dog menu, and even a gated bar area so your riled-up pup who’s already downed his noms can rumble at your feet while you chillax.
“Norm’s is one of the most dog-friendly bars we’ve ever been to,” say the dog people at Seattle-based Rover.com. “Dog portraits on the walls, never-ending treats from the biscuit bowl, and Bowser Beer, a brothy, bottled, non-alcoholic treat they’ll serve to your dog while you dine!”
Woofing of food, Beefy Stix, Cod Skins, and Chicken Feet are some of the items Norm’s offers on its gotta-see-to-believe dog menu, and most of the canine specialties are grain-free. (Once you get a whiff of their savory entrees, you might even have to order the Mini Cheezy Donuts or the de-lick-table Bow Wow Bowl to share.)
For finer human palates, Norm’s cuisine runs the ga-mutt, from Cuban-style braised pork shoulder and an array of burgers to sweet and savory Belgian waffles. We recommend sharing a bowl of tater tots with your doggo during Wednesday’s Mario Kart 64 Night or Thursday’s Trivia Night.
Norm’s also welcomes meet-up groups and pup parties so you and all your dawgs can sniff ‘til you drop over a slice of their famous Hound Dog Cake.
Dogs experience FOMO like the rest of us, so ditch your people-only reservations, leash up, and head to Norm’s for good food and better company. Bone appétit!
(Top photo by @normseatery)