Traveling with your pet is a rapidly growing trend, but it’s important to include your furry friend in as many activities as possible. Who wants to be cooped up in a hotel room for the whole trip, right?! Here, we’ve sniffed out a list of the best dog-friendly restaurant patios in Minneapolis and St. Paul to help you find Spot’s favorite spot when visiting the Twin Cities.
Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge
For a slice of paradise, head to Psycho Suzi’s in Minneapolis. The huge outdoor dining space overlooks the Mississippi River and is sprinkled with tiki-style umbrellas and actual palm trees for plenty of shade. Tables can be a little tight when it’s crowded, but there’s still plenty of room for well-behaved dogs of all sizes.
While inside this 1950s dining car is much too small for doggos, the quaint patio out back is perfect. Umbrellas and string lights overhead make for a fetching ambiance whether you visit during the day or night, and there’s even an Insta-worthy mural that begs for a pic with your pooch.
Bob’s Java Hut
Just a handful of bistro tables out front is all that’s needed to create an ideal dog-friendly coffee shop patio at Bob’s Java Hut in Minneapolis. Though the setup is small, it’s spacious enough for dogs of all sizes. It features umbrellas and leafy trees for shade, which keeps the cement surface cool, but be sure to BYOB (bring your own bowl), so Fido can enjoy a drink with you.
Surly Brewing Co.
If you and your dog are a blanket-in-the-grass-with-a-cold-beer-and-KONG kinda duo, Surly’s in Minneapolis is for you! If not, this massive dog-friendly restaurant patio in Minneapolis has regular ol’ tables and chairs, too. If it’s sweltering, hightail it indoors, as pups are also welcome inside the dog-friendly bar.
At Burger Moe’s, a dedicated patio bar, twinkling string lights and climbing ivy create a cozy, dog-friendly outdoor dining experience like no other in St. Paul. Small tables are necessary on this patio, which provides enough room for pint- and mid-size puppers, but your Great Dane may feel a bit squeezed. Big shade trees and umbrellas provide enough cover for both dog and human comfort.
Have you visited any other restaurants that allow dogs in Minneapolis or St. Paul? Let us know and we may add them to this list!
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