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.

Images of dogs on wall at Bark Bar
Pictures of the Kickstarter investors and their canine companions are showcased on the wall

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.

Outdoor play space for dogs
The obstacle-filled outdoor play space, separated from the inside by a large garage door

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.