This Arkansas bar is the place to be with your dog.
I was recently in Little Rock, Arkansas for a travel writer’s conference when I came across the most amazing place – an indoor/outdoor dog park bar. Yes, you read that right. It was a restaurant and bar, as well as a dog park. Puppies and pints in the same place. Genius.
On a sweltering hot summer day or less-than-perfect rainy day, you can forego walking your dog outside and instead head indoors to Bark Bar. This indoor/outdoor dog park offers space for your fur baby to play. They also serve food and drinks to humans too. You can enjoy a pint and watch the game on one of their three big screen TV’s while Fido frolics with his new BFFs.
What began as a Kickstarter campaign has fully materialized into a haven for dogs and their guardians. Too hot? Too cold? Or simply too lazy to take your dog for a walk? Don’t fret, Bark Bar has your back. All breeds of dogs are welcome to come and play here. Just be sure their vaccines are current and they are well-behaved.
Catering to visitors as well as locals, both with or without canine companions. A day pass is only $7 for a dog. Humans are free as I can only assume they tend to pay their dues in pints and dogs, hot dogs that is.
I would love to see a space like this in Vancouver; however, it violates the BC Health Act which states “an operator of food premises must not permit live animals to be on the premises.” Puppies and pints of beer together is a dream come true. Has anyone else ever been to a place like this before? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.
Photo Credits: All photos in this post were taken by me on my iPhoneX.