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  • The Most Popular Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Kansas City

    by Andrew Borgschulte

    Kansas City is probably best known for its delicious barbeque, but it is also a young, vibrant city with plenty of bars, restaurants, and an awesome downtown. In this post, we are going to explore the best dog-friendly restaurants Kansas City has to offer.

    A photo of the Kansas City skyline at night.

    Bar K Dog Bar

    Bar K Dog Bar, located in downtown Kansas City, is a unique business that combines a two-acre off-leash dog park, and a bar and restaurant – the perfect place to bring your pup!

    Their mission at Bar K is to bring engaged, community-minded people and their dogs together to share connections with their pups and each other in a joyful and creative space. Anyone without a dog is welcome to visit Bar K for free. To bring your dog you must either be a Bar K Member or purchase a Guest Pass.

    Chicken N Pickle

    This uniquely named bar has a LOT going on. You can play pickleball, grab a healthy bite to eat or challenge your friends to lawn games like Connect Four or cornhole. And of course, the outdoor areas are dog-friendly.

    Located in North Kansas City, Chicken N Pickle is a brand new entertainment complex including a fast-casual dining restaurant, 8 pickleball courts (4 indoor and 4 outdoor), a bar and entertainment space, food trucks, outdoor lawn games like ping pong and Jenga and a living room with fire pits and TV screens for you and your friends to catch your favorite game. What else could you want?

    Brooksider

    If there’s one thing Kansas Citians are passionate about, it’s sports. This is a baseball town. It’s a football town. It’s a basketball town. There’s no doubt about it—this city is crazy for sports of all kinds.

    Brooksider is one of the best places to cheer on your favorite teams while grabbing a drink and meal with friends and family. They offer multiple places to enjoy your team’s march to victory such as the dog-friendly Patio, for warmer weather, the bar and grill, inside, and for full-scale events, they offer an event space in the private downstairs bar.

    Char Bar

    As you can probably guess from the name, this place is all about meat. Kansas City does barbeque very well and this is no exception. What sets Char Bar apart from the competition though is a 10,000 sq ft beer garden that has croquet, bocce, and ping-pong. This is definitely one of the coolest dog-friendly restaurants Kansas City offers.

    In addition, this southern-inspired smokehouse combines their love of great beer with legendary BBQ competitor Mitch Benjamin’s expertise and his award-winning “Meat Mitch” sauces. 

    La Bodega

    La Bodega was one of the first restaurants in the city to offer tapas and remains popular to this day. Their patio is a great spot for you and your four-legged friend to enjoy delicious food and drinks from Spain.

    Bring some friends, order a bunch of tapas and sangria and enjoy a beautiful day outside with your pups. Now that’s pretty hard to beat!

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