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January 15, 2012

The Dog Bar Has Set The Bar

What would happen if you let a dog design his dream bar?  You would probably get a pretty structurally unsound building, because dogs aren’t great engineers.  But what if you let a dog-lover design her dream bar? You would get Dog Bar – an awesome hangout for humans and
What would happen if you let a dog design his dream bar?  You would probably get a pretty structurally unsound building, because dogs aren’t great engineers.  But what if you let a dog-lover design her dream bar? You would get Dog Bar – an awesome hangout for humans and dogs alike.

dog friendly charlotte

Can’t think of a better way to start the weekend

Eko and I have been to plenty of unique and accommodating pet-friendly destinations, but Dog Bar is without a doubt the coolest place we’ve visited.  Inside the building is a fully stocked bar with plenty of seats for people and plenty of room for dogs to roam off-leash.

Dog friendly charlotte

Eko knocked back a couple pitchers of ice, but it was ok, I was driving

The Dog Bar has a fenced-in outdoor area complete with a fire pit and recently installed heaters.  In the summer time, the pools are brought out and a Dog Bar turns into a veritable dog resort.

Eko and I watched the game under the heated lamps

After failing to get her phone number, Eko was so embarrassed that he couldn’t even look at the cute girl by the bar. 

The Dog Bar doesn’t serve food, but the staff is happy to point you to any of the local   restaurants where you can grab take-out and then bring your food back over.  Locals pay an annual membership fee of only $10, and Dog Bar is happy to welcome those just passing through town free of charge.

If you are ever anywhere near Charlotte with your dog and you only have time to visit one place – make it Dog Bar.  Even if you don’t have a dog, go ahead and stop by – we met a number of people who were there just to enjoy the good company.

Dog friendly hotel

“Oh man, I drank way too much ice last night…”

Tomorrow is our last morning in Charlotte before we head to Charleston, but we will seriously miss Dog Bar.  Once our journey is done we just may have to start a dog bar of our own.

Don’t forget to send us your suggestions for where to stop in South Carolina!

Comments for The Dog Bar Has Set The Bar

  1. Susan and Themba says:

    Have fun in charleson. I love it there. Themba will one day be enjoying the fun down there in the near future. You did get my email with a list of fun things to do right?

  2. Will and Eko says:

    Thanks! I have your email saved and we will definitely be checking all those places out. Even though it’s the off season I really hope we can kayak!

  3. Inspector Clouseau says:

    Will Eko:

    You need to get the Purina suits to let you check out Paris, France. A month should be sufficient. Dogs sit at the bars and tables in restaurants with their owners everywhere. They dont even card them to see if they are 21 in dog years.

  4. margaret shurley says:

    we had so much fun at the great dane friends of ruff love 3 yr anniversary party saturday night! thanks for opening up your bar and your heart for us!!! what an awesome dog bar and I LOVE the new heated lamps and cover! now we can enjoy taking our babes out all year long! youre the best pj

  5. Julie says:

    Not sure where in Charleston you are going, but there are several dog parks in the area. Most beaches have off leash hours. Murphy is a big fan of Isle of Palms and their dog park!

  6. Julie says:

    I’m not sure where in Charleston you are going, but there are several dog parks in the area. Most of the beaches have off leash hours (check municipalities’ web sites). Folly Beach is VERY dog friendly. Murphy enjoys it there, as well as Isle of Palms.

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