11 dog-friendly patios in St. Louis
Toast up with your actual dogs on these pup-friendly patios
It’s perfect outside and you want to enjoy a beer or some grub with the whole gang; however, when the whole gang includes your dogs, it can be difficult to find an inclusive spot. Luckily, you are barking up the right tree, as many Saucers and Sauce interns imbibe frequently with pups in tow. Here’s a list of canine-friendly places to help you get patio season howling the right way.
The Boathouse at Forest Park
6101 Government Drive, St. Louis, 314.366.1555, boathousestl.com
As you walk your dog in Forest Park, stop by the Boathouse to grab your dog a treat. Actually, you know what? Get yourself a treat too. Because you deserve it. Recently, a dog menu has been added including burger patties, bacon strips, chicken breasts, hot dogs and Purina frosty paw cup.
The Doghaus Soulard
1800 S. 10th St., St. Louis, 314.809.1817, thedoghaussoulard.com
At The Doghaus Soulard, dogs can roam the patio and the second floor of the bar; with an annual membership, dogs have access to the onsite dog park for a whole year. Try a day pass for a $10 trial run for your pup to enjoy the day there while you munch on some dessert from Gelato di Riso.
3906 Laclede Ave., St. Louis, 314.696.8388, narwhalscrafted.com
Share a frozen treat with your lil bud on the Narwhal’s patio – they offer homemade frozen dog treats like a peanut butter and banana and a berry yogurt flavor. For you, however, they’ve got massive-sized frozen cocktails.
Tamm Avenue Bar
1227 Tamm Ave., St. Louis, 314.261.4902, Facebook: Tamm Avenue Bar
Although your dog is not allowed inside the bar, toward the back you have access to the patio bar. There, they will provide your dog with water bowls and treats, and you with beer and pastrami sandwiches from Nomad.
1901 Withnell Ave., St. Louis, 314.449.1240, shamelessgrounds.com
Shameless Grounds provides puppy bacon for your dog along with water bowls to keep them hydrated in the heat. (De)hydrate yourself with a cup of coffee while you’re at it.
Molly’s in Soulard
816 Geyer Ave., St. Louis, 314.241.6200, mollysinsoulard.com
As long as you keep your dog on a leash, Molly’s will allow well-behaved dogs to roam on the patio by your side. FYI, “well-behaved” is not relative, and does not change despite you drinking 3 buckets of beer with your human buds.
Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.
Various locations, 314.222.0143, urbanchestnut.com
Urban Chestnut always welcomes your dog, and not only German Shepherds. (Because it's a Bavarian-style brewery specializing in lagers. Get it? Thank you, thank you.) Anyway, bring your furry friends to the east lawn at the Grove Brewery & Bierhall.
2028 S. Ninth St., Soulard, 314.773.5565, hammerstonessoulard.com
Hammerstone has rules that dogs must be vaccinated, on a leash at all times, not allowed to sit on chairs and tables, and cannot eat off utensils and dishes. Wouldn’t hurt if you were vaccinated, too.
Salt + Smoke
Various locations, 314.727.0200, saltandsmokebbq.com
All Salt + Smoke locations allow dogs on the patio and offer water for dogs. We didn’t look into this, but there’s probably no law against you sharing some of your burnt end T-ravs or brisket with your dog. After all, why should you have all the fun?
3132 S. Kingshighway, 314.772.3600, theroyale.com
Good vibes for the dog, good drinks for you, fish tacos for all. Everybody wins.
Rockwell Beer Co.
1320 S. Vandeventer Ave., 314.256.1657, rockwellbeer.com
Many good boys have been spotted on the Rockwell patio enjoying spent grain dog treats from Crafted Bone. Rockwell won’t sell your dog a beer, but whatever, our dogs prefer Miller High Life anyway.
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