10 Truly Dog-Friendly Patios in the Twin Cities

Looking for a place that both you and your pup will enjoy? These places will welcome you with open arms
Pups are welcome at Saint Paul Brewing Company.

Photo: Saint Paul Brewing

We’re in the midst of patio season right now, with high temperatures and sunny days. However, some of us have furry friends we’d like to take with us—and while there are a lot of restaurants that do offer dog-friendly patios, there’s a big difference between a cramped sidewalk where your dog doesn’t have room to lay out and a spacious area where the staff offers as much hospitality to your companion as they do to you. Here are 10 patios that are not only dog-friendly but will be more than happy to see that you’ve brought your best friend along.

Able Seedhouse + Brewery, Minneapolis

1121 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis

Able Seedhouse + Brewery, located in northeast Minneapolis, offers a spacious taproom and patio for its customers. Leashed dogs are welcome both inside and outside, and the brewery will provide treats for your pup from Brooklyn Park-based dog treat company Must Be Ruff.

Bauhaus Brew Labs, Minneapolis

1315 Tyler St. NE, Minneapolis

Like Able Brewery, well-behaved dogs are welcome both inside and outside at Bauhaus’s taproom near Northeast Park.

Fulton Brewery Taproom, Minneapolis

414 N. Sixth Ave., Minneapolis

Downtown Minneapolis can be a tricky place for finding a spot that’s comfortable for both you and your dog. Luckily, Fulton Brewing’s downtown taproom will be happy to host you and your dog on their patio.

HeadFlyer Brewing, Minneapolis

861 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Located in Northeast, HeadFlyer provides a chill atmosphere for you and your pup to relax and enjoy a beer. With dogs welcome inside and out, your pooch can join you if you want to head inside to play a game of cribbage on their giant, handmade cribbage table.

The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, Minneapolis

3675 Minnehaha Ave. S., Minneapolis

With a dog-friendly patio complete with a dog food menu, you and your pup will get the ultimate dining experience at this south Minneapolis restaurant.

Longfellow Grill, Minneapolis

2990 W. River Pkwy, Minneapolis

Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Longfellow Grill’s patio provides a shady spot where you can expect a fresh water bowl for your dog from the friendly staff.

Saint Paul Brewing, St. Paul

688 Minnehaha Ave. E., St. Paul

Saint Paul Brewing Company is located in the historic old Hamm’s Brewery building on St. Paul’s east side, providing a classic, rustic look to its dog-friendly patio. Make sure to enjoy one of their wood-oven pizzas when you and your pooch go for a visit.

Stanley’s Northeast Bar Room, Minneapolis

2500 University Ave. NE, Minneapolis

Stanley’s features a three-course dog menu and a daily “Yappy Hour” where dog entrees are $1 off. Even if you’re the only customer interested in a full-course meal, your dog will still receive complimentary water and a Peanut Butter Woofer.

St. Paul Tap, St. Paul

825 Jefferson Ave, St. Paul

St. Paul Tap, along with being extremely dog-friendly—complete with a special dog patio and doggie menu—is a great place to take friends and family for a fun outing. The pub features gaming consoles, pinball, and old-school bar games inside.

Urban Growler Brewing, St. Paul

2325 Endicott St, St. Paul

Located in St. Anthony Park, Urban Growler’s taproom provides shady seating for you and your dog, as well as delicious food.