8 pup-friendly patios in Des Moines where dog-lovers can go for dinner or drinks
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The dog days of summer are ahead, Des Moines. And there are plenty of places where you can take your pup to hang out while you enjoy a cool beverage or a bite to eat outside.
These places have worked with the Department of Inspections and Appeals to acquire variances and to makes their spaces safe for dogs and the people who love them.
Of course, rules do apply, so be sure to contact the establishment beforehand to make sure you, your dog and your fellow patrons can all enjoy your days in the sun safely.
Pet-friendly patios in Des Moines
Here are 8 places in Des Moines where you can take your dog for dinner and drinks:
This brewery has been serving its award-winning beers since 2013. Enjoy 22 widely varied styles of beer, like Mexican Spring pale wheat ale, Greenbelt IPA and Castaway Porter.
Location: 7700 University Ave., Ste. C, Clive
Hours: Monday, 3 to 9 p.m.; closed Tuesdays; Wednesday and Thursday, 3 to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
What started as a homebrew kit in 2011 has bloomed into a pet-friendly brewery serving beer in its taproom and offering crowlers to take home. Try a Cran-Orange Wheat or an I Scream Stout.
Location: 480 Center Place, Ste. D, Altoona
Hours: Wednesday, 4 to 9 p.m.; Thursday, 4 to 10 p.m.; Friday, 2 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
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Confluence Brewing Company
Enjoy year-round favorites, seasonal and limited-release beers at this brewery located just south of Gray's Lake. Pets are allowed in the beer garden and on the deck. Food trucks and live entertainment are featured on occasion. Growlers are also available.
Location: 1235 Thomas Beck Road, Ste. A, Des Moines
Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 4 to 10 p.m.; Thursday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 12 p.m to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
This popular craft brewery in Ankeny is the place to go for such varieties as Burnout Brown, Uptown IPA and Oakily Doakily Flanders Red. Beers are on constant rotation and change frequently.
Location: 716 SW 3rd St., Ankeny
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 4 to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; closed Mondays.
Mistress Brewing Company
Mistress Brewing Company launched its taproom in Ankeny in 2016 and has been serving over 20 varieties and styles of beer ever since. Nibble on local meats and cheeses, play games and listen to live music in the taproom.
Location: 1802 N. Ankeny Blvd., Ste. 108, Ankeny
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 3 to 10 p.m.; Friday, 3 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; closed Mondays.
Papa Keno's Pizzeria
This regional chain recently opened a location in the Drake neighborhood, offering pizza by the 14- or 18-inch pie and by the slice (a slice as big as your face, for $4.09; whole pies start at $13.99). A gluten-free crust is available. And the patio is pet-friendly.
Location: 2330 University Ave., Des Moines
Hours: Sunday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sully's Irish Pub
You can be Irish every day at this pub in West Des Moines. Enjoy a full bar, daily specials and a menu full of Irish-American fare like wings, Irish nachos with hand-sliced potato chips and burgers. And you can hang out with your pup on the outdoor patio.
Location: 860 First St., West Des Moines
Hours: Open daily, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Tipsy Crow Tavern
This dog-friendly spot in downtown Des Moines offers cocktails, lunch specials, live music and a large patio. Be sure to try the build-your-own bloody mary bar.
Location: 102 SW Third St., Des Moines
Hours: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.