Our Kind Of Watering Hole (Find A Pet-Friendly Bar – Bucket List #11)

I am a simple man – clearly – and I enjoy the simple pleasures of life.  As I’ve said before, there are few simple pleasures better than a good beer or a relaxing lounge with your pet.  Now, if you can find a place where you can combine those two things?  Pure bliss.

In our travels, Eko and I were lucky enough to find a couple establishments that blended bars with dog parks.  Unfortunately we haven’t found one of those gems in Chicago (business idea anybody!?) but last night I think we found the next best thing.  Not far from my apartment, Wrightwood Tap is a bar that welcomes dogs with open arms.  The bar doesn’t serve food, so your pup is welcome to come inside to rest his paws beside you.

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As if I needed another excuse to take Eko out for a walk

Eko and I have visited plenty of restaurants/bars where we sit out on the patio but still get some strange looks from the staff.  Our experience at Wrightwood Tap couldn’t have been more different.  After I ordered my beer, the bartender came right around with some water and treats for Eko.

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Eko was distraught when he dropped his treat into his drink, but he eventually fished it out

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Eko was in the mood for a low five after our discovery of such an awesome place

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Wrightwood Tap, we’ll be back!

Wrightwood Tap is a simple establishment that is perfect for a simple man like me.  The bar has definitely earned itself two new regulars!

8 thoughts on “Our Kind Of Watering Hole (Find A Pet-Friendly Bar – Bucket List #11)”

  1. Next Stop: Cody’s on Barry/Paulina. dog friendly, free pretzel rods, beer garden and grills to bring your own meat.

  2. Well aren’t they the bomb!? I would think that’d be a great marketing extra for any establishment. According to the APPA, there are over 46 million homes with dogs in the US, that’s a lot of potential beer drinkers! I love that they brought Eko a drink too. I’d give them 5 paws out of 5.

  3. Dear Will Eko:
    While most every dog enjoys a round or two with his master in a great neighborhood watering hole, sometimes a lovely Resident M.D. enjoys an elegant night out on the town. How about a few photos of you taking Emily to dinner at One Sixtyblue? Emily is going to thank me for this public suggestion. Include a photo of Eko guarding the home front while pretending to be napping while you and Dr. Emily have a date nite. Just a thought.

  4. See, that’s one of the things I’ll miss when I move back to The City, in here (Spain) all bars are dog friendly or as I like to think, nobody cares if you go with your dog as long as you pay your drinks and don’t bother anyone, that’d be hard to find in NYC.

    • The US is definitely way behind Europe as far as pet-friendly dining/bars go – but hopefully we’ll catch up sooner rather than later.


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