Huge New Dog-Friendly Bar Now Open on San Antonio's Northeast Side

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Dog lovers have gained another haven, as the crew at Hops & Hounds  has begun to open its doors on the Northeast side of San Antonio, mySA reports. The dog-friendly bar, a product of the owners of Taco Garage and Burleson Yard Beer Garden, is located on the nearly 1-acre space previously known as Ruben’s Backyard, which closed in January.

The massive property features a dine-in restaurant, indoor and patio bars, and a children's playground. The pièces de résistance, though, are the dog runs, which offers ramps and obstacles for four-legged friends to play on. The Hops & Hounds puppy play areas are separated to safely accommodate older, less active dogs, small dogs and playful and feisty friends, with age and size-appropriate obstacles in each area.

The Hops & Hounds kitchen will offer optimal summertime bites like burgers, fries and chicken tenders, and the bar will carry beer, cocktails and the famous Burleson and Taco Garage frozen margaritas.

Due to social distancing mandates surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, bars are still only able to open at 25 percent capacity, so the bar will reportedly have limited seating in its indoor and outdoor areas to abide by those restrictions.

The bar will have an official grand opening when admittance of 100% of their potential capacity is an option, but for those who simply can't wait until then, Hops & Hounds has been opening every afternoon to iron out the kinks associated with opening a new venue.

This story was amended to clarify details surrounding an official grand opening, the date of which has yet to be determined.

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