Dog's Day Out in Charlotte, NC
You go there for the ping pong and plenty of patio seating, but did you know you can bring your dog, too? Next time you’re in the mood for some wings and a cold one, hook up the leash and head to Thomas Street Tavern in Plaza Midwood. This popular spot packs ‘em in on weekend nights, so let your dog get in on the socializing, too, this Saturday. With a vareity of hunger-beating food and enough beers on tap to quench any thirst, think of Thomas Street next time you and your dog are in the neighborhood for a good time.
If you’re traveling from out of town and won’t settle for anything less than the best, make a reservation at Aloft Charlotte Uptown at EpiCentre. Dogs are not only welcome at these temporary digs, they get the true VIP treatment. Upon check-in, your buddy will receive complimentary treats and toys along with an Aloft branded bed and bowl. It’s always nice to know your best friend can receive the very best in his home away from home. Reserve a room and let your adventure begin.
Regular treats are tasty, but fresh-baked are even better. If your dog is celebrating a birthday, or just deserves the best, bring him to Canine Café in South End where he can select an all-natural biscuit, cake or cookie made by one of their crafty bakers. Voted Best of Charlotte and Retailer of the Year, Canine Café is the place for the perfect pet gift or unique treat. Try a pooch-preferred petit four, salmon and cheese bon bon, or peanut butter popsicle for one pleased pup. Best of all, the blends contain no sugar, salt, chemicals, preservatives or by-products, making this truly guilt-free gourmet.
The Dog Bar in NoDa is one neighborhood hangout that’s truly gone to the dogs. Charlotte’s only dog-friendly bar built especially for your four-legged friend, this fenced-in outdoor establishment is both bar and dog park in one, with soft sandy gravel, and benches, tables and stools for you and your favorite pup. Everyone from dog owners to dog lovers frequent this friendly place, so don’t be afraid to swing by even if you’re sans pooch. Dogs of all shapes and sizes are welcome as long as they are well-behaved and have proof of rabies vaccination. Owners must purchase a dog membership for each dog at the cost of $10.00, and all dogs over one year of age must be spayed or neutered. Now grab the leash, and grab a beer! You’ll be glad that you did.
Nothing screams “No Dogs Allowed” more than an art gallery – except, of course, for Gallery Twenty Two in Plaza Midwood, which doesn't mind a visit from (wo)man's best friend. This semi-underground and always chic space not only serves quality craft beers and juicy glasses of wine, they'll let your dog appreciate the art as well. Your tail will wag at the rotating works of local photographers, illustrators and painters, while your dog doesn’t have to worry about his bumping into anything. If you want something more laid back than uptown but more sophisticated than sitting on a casual restaurant patio, pack up your pup and try Twenty Two.