The dog park is great, but what about when it’s raining, snowing, or too hot? Enter the indoor dog park. If you’re looking to keep your dog entertained when you can’t go outside, check out one of our top 10 indoor dog park picks from across the nation. There’s something for every dog!
Barx Parx (Las Vegas, NV)
Barx Parx is a self-proclaimed “social place for dogs and their people” with a membership-based supervised dog park play experience, special events and additional services. Barx Parx has two dog parks and separates dogs based upon both energy and size and ultimately the yard you choose is up to the owner’s discretion. Play is supervised by “Park Rangers” and their ratio of dogs to handlers for all pet services is limited to 12:1. For all of you work-from-home folks, Barx Parx even offers Free Wi-Fi. For more information, check out their website at barxparx.com.
That Dane Bar (Lake Havasu City, AZ)
Lake Havasu’s first indoor dog park and bar, That Dane Bar combines two things people love: Dogs and beer. Owners Lisa and Rogue designed the bar to bring together the community of local dog lovers in a social environment with beer, wine, and other spirits. The 3,500 square foot facility features a lounge area as well as an off-leash area so your dog can socialize while you relax with a beverage. All patrons must be 21+, so no kids allowed (unless they’re furry!). Memberships are optional and allow unlimited access to the bark park as well as member-only drink specials. Check out thatdanebar.com for more information.
Dog Yard Bar (Seattle)
Located in the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard, Dog Yard Bar is the premier local hot spot for dogs and their owners alike. Featuring both indoor and outdoor dog parks along with a fully stocked bar of beer, wine, seltzer, and more, it’s perfect for a day of socializing. The play park includes natural boulders from Eastern Washington, tunnels, and even tires. When it’s hot, a water feature helps to cool everyone down, and if it’s cold, heaters are added to warm it up. The 2,800 square foot play field also features K9 grass turf to keep your dog comfortable. Host a private party for your pooch or meet up with friends—Dog Yard Bar does it all. Check out dogyardbar.com for more information.
Growlerz combines a taproom, dog park, doggy daycare, and training under one roof. Located in the Columbia City neighborhood of Seattle, their huge 7,000 square foot outdoor space is perfect for the most active of doggos. A smaller indoor space is where you can find their taproom, which offers eight craft brews on tap, wine, mimosas, hard seltzers, and soft drinks, as well as plenty of room for your dog to roam and socialize. Become a member and get unlimited visits to the play park during regular business hours and a 5% discount on daycare stays. Visit growlerzseattle.com to learn more.
Fetch Park (Colorado Springs)
Started in Atlanta, Fetch Park is migrating across the country to Colorado Springs to open its first location west of the Mississippi. It has everything a dog and human could dream of: An airstream complete with a full bar for humans, coffee (also for humans), and a mud-free turf area with cooling stations for the dogs. Bark Rangers will care for your dog while you relax with a beverage and chill. Add Wi-Fi and shaded seating and it’s sure to become your favorite hangout. Check out fetchpark.com for more details.
Brewski’s Barkhaus (Baltimore)
As the DC Metro area’s first-ever dog friendly bar and restaurant, Brewski’s Barkhaus is the place to go if you enjoy dogs and socializing. Choose from either the indoor or outdoor dog park, grab a beer, and order a bite to eat from the on-site kitchen. Become a member or purchase a day pass to enjoy time with all your faves, both human and canine. For more details, visit their website at brewskisbarkhaus.com.
Bark Social (Baltimore)
A bar, coffee shop, and dog park in one, Bark Social is the place for dogs and dog lovers. Bring your dog, grab a drink or coffee and relax as they frolic and play with other doggy friends in a clean, fun, and monitored dog park. Memberships are available and come with exclusive perks and unlimited dog park time, and free Wi-Fi means you can even work from the comforts of the bar. Visit barksocial.com for all the details.
Cycle Dog Tavern and Dog Park (Portland)
The Portland company that makes dog collars out of bicycle tubes also has a tavern and indoor/outdoor dog park for Portland’s dog lovers. Cycle Dog Tavern features over 50 varieties of beer, wine, cider, and soft drinks, and includes many local selections. Craving a bite to eat? Grab some tacos from Pawco’s Tacos food truck. For the dogs, reserve a spot in the outdoor dog park area and get ready for some serious fun. Check out cycledog.com/tavern for more information and to reserve your spot.
Bark Indoor Dog Park (San Francisco)
Bark Indoor Dog Park is the first indoor dog park and bar in the San Francisco area. A former education store is the site of the park, with over 20,000 square feet of romping space for the dogs and people alike. A good selection of beers is sure to delight human patrons, and the dogs are sure to enjoy the props and space available to them. Opening soon, visit barkdogparks.com to get on the list for their soft opening.
Quartyard (San Diego)
Constructed of old shipping containers, Quartyard is an event venue and urban park in the East Village neighborhood of San Diego. Part eatery, part dog run, and part event space, it’s a fun, funky hangout for dogs and dog lovers. Grab a beer and enjoy the outdoors while allowing your dog to run in the outdoor dog space. Check their calendar for local events and more information at quartyardsd.com.
Before you visit any of these locations, please remember to check requirements such as vaccination records, behavior assessments and intact status verification. We know that physical and mental stimulation are wonderful for your dog’s overall well-being, but we shouldn’t forget that those components are key to human happiness as well — so cheers!
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About the Author
Stephanie Olson is a dog lover who also happens to love writing. Her passion for sharing people’s stories led to a journalism degree at the University of Washington, and quite by accident, a career in advertising. When she’s not crafting creative tag lines and writing dog-centric articles, she spends her free time taking long walks with her dog, Annie, cultivating in the garden, and testing out new recipes in the kitchen.