Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Dog Park Bars and Restaurants On The Rise in Texas, But Not Yet In San Antonio

Posted By on Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 2:41 PM

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Of the six dog park bar/restaurants highlighted in a recent Nation's Restaurant News article, four are in Texas. 

While none have yet come to San Antonio, we do not exactly lack for dog friendly restaurants and events.

The dog park restaurant model goes a few steps beyond the dog-friendly restaurant. Typically these restaurants have an enclosed area where dogs can wander off-leash. Nearby, the dog's owner can enjoy a drink that probably involves a dog-pun.

Mutts Canine Cantina in Dallas aspires to enter 40 different markets, according to NRN. The franchise has recently opened in Fort Worth and plans to open three Austin-area locations in the next three years.

Austin already has three dog park restaurants that made the list. In certain gentrifying parts of Austin, there are more dogs than children.

Yard Bar and Bangers are both in Austin proper, and Dog House Drinkery is in Leander.

Most of the Texas dog park bars charge around $5 or $6 for a canine day-pass and have yearly membership options. 

Free-range-dog-proximate drinking may not yet be available in the Alamo City, but several options are close by and the industry is poised to grow.
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