05 December 2011

Dogs 101: Five dog-friendly dining spots in the Twin Cities

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Enjoy the beautiful weather while you can and take pooch along with you for a bite -- to eat. 
Psycho Suzie’s Motor Lounge Welcome to Tiki paradise! Dogs will get a water bowl and can enjoy the deck and garden while socializing with their people. Psycho Suzie’s Motor Lodge has homemade food with daily creations, fabulously kitsch décor and excellent rum concoctions for tossing back so be sure Fido brings a designated driver. Their web site encourages visitors to embrace lowbrow heaven.
2519 Marshall Street NE | Minneapolis 55418 | 612.788.9069
Lucia's Restaurant Chef Lucia Watson, offers select local ingredients and reasonable pricing. Lucia's Dog Bar is available on the patio during the warmer months, or in Minnesota-speak, weather permitting. The dog bar offers shade, treats and water from an elegant fountain. 
1432 West 31st Street | Minneapolis, MN 55408 | 612.825.1572
Corner Coffee serves coffee, tea, smoothies and other beverages as well as made-to-order sandwiches, soups, and pastries. You can get your wi-fi free and on Friday nights you can listen to live music from a variety of local bands. Every month, Corner Coffee, features local art for your viewing pleasure. There is usually a good dog event just around the “corner” and the web site is updated frequently.
514 N 3rd St Suite 102 | Minneapolis, MN 55401 | 612.338.2002
WA Frost The historic, shaded patio welcomes dogs with a water bowl and a cool place to relax. A warm ambiance is created with turn-of-the-century architecture at this fine dining establishment with a full bar, their outside garden dining area is something to look forward to each summer. Dogs are allowed at the outer tables; they must be leashed and under owner's control and care at all times. 374 Selby Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102 | 651-224-5715
The Happy Gnome has one of the most extensive beer selections in town and was named one of the “125 Places to Have a Beer Before You Die” by All About Beer Magazine. The food is an excellent eclectic mix of “American Nouveau” You and your dog will enjoy watching life unfold from the lush, dog-friendly patio in the Cathedral Hill district.
498 Selby Ave | St Paul, MN 55102 | 651.287.2018
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