3307 N. Davidson St., Charlotte
HOURS: Vary by season; call to confirm
COST: One-time $10 membership fee and proof of rabies vaccines
You can put away your driver’s license; the bartenders here are more interested in rabies certificates. Billed as the only dog-friendly bar in Charlotte , Dog Bar caters to its four-legged customers.
The interior of the bar is sparse, with cement floors and a couple of tables, leaving plenty of room for K9 customers to roam around off-leash. Most patrons head straight for the fenced patio, where dogs romp while their people have drinks.
Dog Bar doesn’t serve food but takeout from other area restaurants is encouraged (just keep a close eye on your plate). The dogs that frequent the watering hole run the gamut from dachshunds and Pomeranians to Labradors and border collies.
There isn’t a ton of space to run, but the ability to let (well-behaved) dogs socialize while their owners do the same is enough to keep everyone coming back.