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.