It’s no secret that Minneapolis is full of dog-lovers. In fact, The Swiftest ranked Minneapolis as the 12th most dog-friendly large city in the United States in 2022. The love Minnesotans have for their dogs know no bounds, which explains why the city caters to dogs of all shapes and sizes.
For dog parents looking to explore Minneapolis with their pup by their side, rejoice. Your options are nearly limitless! With a plethora of fantastic dog parks (like Minnehana and Loring Dog Parks) for your dog to run and play, you can also bring your dog out to eat and even shop.
Let’s look at just a few of the coolest spots in Minneapolis for you and your dog to visit:
The Howe Daily Kitchen and Bar
Few things are better than grabbing a pint and some great food after picking your dog up from daycare or visiting the park. The Howe Daily Kitchen and Bar offers a year-round dog-friendly patio along with craft beer and classic pub fare (with a flair). And because it’s Minneapolis, they even have a special menu just for dogs featuring a three-course option! They really take it up a notch by ensuring your dog is as comfortable as you with free-to-use yoga mats for your dog to lay on and designated relief areas.
For a quiet outing in the morning, consider visiting one of the many dog-friendly coffee shops in the area, including Carma Coffee. This popular spot for coffee-lovers also attracts dog-lovers thanks to their plentiful patio seating that welcomes our furry friends with open arms. Sip on a great cup of joe, your best friend laying at your feet, while you read a book, chat with a friend or simply watch the world go by.
If you’re traveling to the Twin Cities for an overnight stay, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to accommodations. Hotel Emery is a spectacular hotel that offers you and your pup a comfortable stay. Hotel Emery offers a dog-friendly amenity welcome, a local guide, and the best part – your pet stays free! Cozy up after a long day of exploring all the pet-friendly attractions Minneapolis offers.
Urban Hops & Hounds
Are you looking for a warm place to play indoors? Urban Hops & Hounds in Minneapolis is where you can play indoors with your dog. They have a big room where dogs can romp and play with their owners. Have a drink or hot dogs with your furry buddy too!
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Who says dogs can’t enjoy art? Visit the Walker Art Center campus to stroll the 11 acres sculpture garden which boasts more than 40 unique works. Your dog is welcome to explore the grounds at your side, just be sure to keep him leashed.
Remember, for working dog parents in Minneapolis, doggy daycares are a wonderful way to keep your dog safe, happy, and well-socialized during your busy work days or when you simply can’t bring your pup along for the fun. Happy exploring!