What does one do when they want to get a drink at the bar but don’t want to leave their furry friend at home?  They check out these Minnesota establishments that cater to refreshing dogs and their owners! Whether it’s a unique craft beer, fun mixed drink, glass of fine wine or bowl of cold water, you and your dog will find this and delicious food at any of the following bars. For more ideas on where to bring your pet when you want to venture out, see our previous article on Best Dog–Friendly Businesses In The Twin Cities.
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(credit: CBS)


Stanley’s Northeast Bar Room
2500 University Ave. N.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55418
612-788-2529
www.stanleysbarroom.com

You would be hard pressed to find a pup who wouldn’t enjoy Yappy Hour at Stanley’s. From 3 to 6 p.m., dogs congregate on the patio to feast on the $1 off entrees on the canine cuisine menu. The mouthwatering choices include turkey mutt loaf laden with vegetables, oats and flax, and K-9 chicken on organic rice and sweet potatoes. Humans, who must accompany their furry friends at Stanley’s at all times, can enjoy the selection of craft beers, wines and tasty bites like loaded tots or tacos. Top it all off with a doggie sundae for Fido and a strawberry shortcake for you.

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(credit: Canal Park Brewing Company)


Canal Park Brewing Co.
300 Canal Park Drive
Duluth, MN 55802
218-464-4790
www.canalparkbrewery.com

The patio is open year round at Canal Park Brewing Co. thanks to the toasty fire pit. Stunning lake views take your mind off the chill during colder months, but if you need more to heat you up just try the variety of local beers with a spicy ‘firehaus’ burger. Dogs will get a warm reception from restaurant staff with a delicious biscuit and fresh bowl of water. A walk near the gorgeous shoreline caps off the whole experience for both canine and owner.

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Lucia's Restaurant In Minneapolis

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Lucia’s
1432 W. 31st St.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 825-1572
www.lucias.com

Lucia’s has long been a reliable go-to for fabulous food and a stellar wine bar. But in 2008, the folks at Lucia’s added a dog bar, and Minneapolis dog’s howled with delight for the new addition. Canine’s belly up to the fancy mosaic tile bar to enjoy fresh H2O while owners can opt to enjoy the sidewalk dining during warmer months or take their food to go. Full lunch and dinner menus for humans are available in the wine bar except on Mondays.

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(credit: Ryan Jensen)


Pizzaria Lola
5557 Xerxes Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 424-8334
www.pizzerialola.com

Pizzaria Lola is actually named after the owner’s dog, so you know your pooch is a priority at this establishment. Try any of their creative and elaborate pizzas (Owner Ann Kim is a Korean immigrant, and the Korean BBQ pizza in particular receives lots of raves). Enjoy a drink out on the patio, and afterward give your dog their own complimentary doggie treat. Preserve the memories with the photo booth and snap a few pics with your pup!

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Cortney Mohnk is a freelance writer covering all things Minnesota. She is also a public relations and event planning professional. Her most important job is mother to her young son and daughter, who are her partners-in-crime when checking out the family entertainment scene in the Twin Cities. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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