9 Bars That Welcome Fido Indoors (Tonight!)

Posted by Billy Francis

Don’t let the winter weather dampen your spirits or Fido’s fur on New Year’s Eve! These awesome bars welcome canines inside at all times, rain or shine. Without further ado, let’s raise a glass to all the “barktenders” who make socializing with your pup possible during one of the biggest nights of the year.

1. The Flatstick Pub

Kirkland, WA
“I was promised a flat stick.” Photo by Facebook.com/flatstickpub

The Flatstick Pub is more than Kirkland’s only indoor pet-friendly pub. This “diamond in the ruff” is home to a nine-hole mini golf course with water hazards and obstacles. Humans can enjoy a round of golf with their round of beers for $6, with canine caddies teeing off for free. Alternatively, you can try your hand at Duffleboard, a hybrid mini golf and shuffleboard game invented at Flatstick.

The Flatstick Pub is open until after the ball drops on December 31. The Heathman Hotel Kirkland is located within walking distance of the pub. Spend the night and enjoy a bite to eat on the patio at Hearth, the on-site restaurant.

2. The Dog Bar

Charlotte, NC
“My next one’s a double.” Photo by Facebook.com/DogBarCharlotte

Sit, stay and drink at The Dog Bar in Charlotte on NYE. This off-leash hangout in the NoDa Arts District welcomes dogs of any breed and size, as long as they are well-behaved, have current vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. The whole bar is fenced in, inviting pups to play in the climate-controlled indoor area. Weather permitting, they can also hang out on the Astroturf-covered patio, which is enclosed and heated in the winter. Annual canine membership is $10.

The Dog Bar is open on December 31 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., so folks can get furry friends home before the fireworks begin. Hail an Uber to Residence Inn by Marriott Charlotte City Center and snuggle with your pup until 2020.

3. Sonka Irish Pub

Terre Haute, IN
“I wanted a tall boy!” Photo by @sonkairishpub

Drinks have been poured at Sonka Irish Pub in one way or another since 1933, when George Sonka opened a cafe on the premises. Although ownership has changed over the years, the welcoming ambiance of this pet-friendly spot hasn’t. Well-behaved dogs can join their owners inside the pub.

Sonka is open until 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, which will give you plenty of time to tuck Fido safely in bed at Candlewood Suites Terre Haute.

4. 1867 Bar

Lincoln, NE
“And he’ll have a beer, I guess.” Photo by Facebook.com/1867Bar

Named for the year in which Nebraska officially became a state, 1867 Bar has stayed true to its Cornhusker roots. This hip Lincoln hangout regularly showcases live local music and offers regional beers on tap. On the first Sunday of every month, bring Fido to Paws and Draws. This fun-filled get-together raises money for local rescues and encourages owners to hang out and meet other “dog-sessed” Nebraskans.

1867 Bar will be open on December 31 from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Retire with your furry drinking buddy to the Hyatt Place Lincoln / Downtown - Haymarket, which is conveniently located across the street from a grassy area.

5. Border X

San Diego, CA
“After smelling this, I can confirm that it is beer.” Photo by @borderxbrewing

Border X brings the taste of Mexico to its delicious brews on tap. This funky bar welcomes you to hang out with your hound and sample a Blood Saison or Horchata Golden Stout. Located in Barrio Logan, an artistic neighborhood steeped in Mexican culture, Border X proudly displays the works of local artists on its walls.

Border X will be open until after the ball drop on NYE. The Kimpton Solamar Hotel is a trendy boutique property that welcomes dogs with open arms. Canine guests receive treats, bowls and a bed upon arrival.

6. Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

Austin, TX
"Where will YOU be on New Year's Eve?" Photo by @bangersaustin

Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden really likes its four-legged patrons. The "pupular" hangout in Austin has an off-leash dog park and a specialty sausage made for canines on the menu. Fido is also invited to ring in 2020 with a bang(er) at the bar's annual Champagne of Beers New Years Toast.

Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden will be open on December 31 from 1 p.m. to midnight. Continue the party at this cozy Historic Treetop Hideaway, where pets are allowed for no additional fee.

7. Cody’s Public House

Chicago, IL
“You drop the ball, I’ll fetch it.” Photo by @markhauenstein

Cody’s Public House is a dog-friendly watering hole in Chicago. The doors are open every day of the week for dogs and humans alike, and NYE is no different. Join the revelers for a game of pool or darts, some good conversation and a cold brew to toast the new decade. Four-legged barflies should be leashed and trained to hang out inside during the celebrations.

Extend your stay with a night or two at Best Western Plus Hawthorne Terrace Hotel. Fido can stop by the front desk for a treat and visit a grassy area nearby for his first bit of business in 2020.

8. Boxcar Bar + Arcade

Raleigh, NC
“My favorite game is Photobomb.” Photo by Facebook.com/boxcarRAL

Boxcar Bar + Arcade in Raleigh is on trend with the popular arcade craze that has been sweeping the nation. Bring Fido inside to cheer you on as you try to secure the top score on Pacman, Jurassic Park, The Simpsons, Tekken Tag and more. Unfortunately for pups, players will require opposable thumbs to use the joysticks, and pooches must stay on the patio after 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights when the bar gets crowded.

Boxcar Bar + Arcade will be open on December 31 from 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. You might need to return to Boxcar Bar for round two. Luckily, the pet-friendly Residence Inn by Marriott Raleigh Downtown offers a comfortable place to crash nearby.

9. Terrestrial Brewing

Cleveland, OH
"That was some party." Photo by Facebook.com/terrestrialbrewing

If you enjoy creative craft beers, check out Terrestrial Brewing. The brewers at this Cleveland hangout like to experiment, and they also like having pups around. Dogs are allowed in the gated patio as well as inside the tasting room. There's something "Phishy" going on at this industrial-chic bar for New Year's Eve, and merry mutts are invited to the party. Terrestrial is hosting a Live Phish New Year's Eve, with a live streaming of the Madison Square Garden New Years Eve Phish concert followed by a complimentary New Years Eve toast at midnight.

Terrestrial Brewing will be open on December 31 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Stay close by at this pet-friendly home in Gordon Square so you can party with your pup until the early hours of the new decade.

Where will you be toasting the New Year with your pup? Leave a comment or tweet us @BringFido!

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