Minneapolis is a very pet-friendly city here are the best spots

If you’re a pet owner at our North Loop apartments, we know how much they mean to you. That’s why our property is pet-friendly, and we have a pet grooming station on site. Our fur babies are family, and we want to treat them as such. A wonderful bonus about living at Dock Street Flats is that we’re located near some amazing breweries, restaurants, daycares, and spas that want to welcome you and your pet with open arms. Here are some of the best pet-friendly activities close by.


Unleashed Hounds & Hops

Just five minutes from our North Loop apartments is Unleashed Hounds & Hops. Known as Minnesota’s first combination indoor/outdoor dog park, bar, and eatery, they are bringing responsible dog owners together in a safe and friendly environment. Both you and your dog can have fun and socialize in this doggy/human haven. Your dog can run around while you chat with friends and enjoy a pint and a bite. Learn more about the process, register your dog, and more on the Unleashed Hounds & Hops website.


Inbound BrewCo.

Another great spot to enjoy a brew with your pup is Inbound BrewCo. The 12,000-square-foot taproom boasts German beer hall-style seating, enormous floor-to-ceiling windows, a walk-around bar, and a private mezzanine. And, of course, your dog is welcome both inside and out, as long as they’re on a leash. Enjoy one of their 30 draft beers and food from the nearby food carts. Learn more about what they’re doing on the Inbound BrewCo. website.


Lake of the Isles Off-Leash Dog Park

Sometimes your dog just needs to run around and get those zoomies out, and you can let them do that at Lake of the Isles Off-Leash Dog Park, just 15 minutes from our North Loop apartments. This completely fenced park is nearly two acres and has a separate area for smaller dogs. The park is open from 6 am to midnight and requires a permit. Learn more on the Lake of the Isles Off-Leash Dog Park website.


Boom Island Park

Located on the historic Mississippi riverfront with breathtaking views of the Minneapolis skyline, Boom Island Park is just over five minutes from Dock Street Flats. You’ll need to keep your dog on a leash, but you can both enjoy the walking path with the stunning sights. The 22-acre park also has a boat dock, picnic area, playground, and grill stations. Learn more on the Boom Island Park website.


The Freehouse

“From breakfast to beer,” is what they have to offer at The Freehouse, and they encourage you to bring your pooch to join you. Sit down and take a load off while you enjoy comfort food cooked with love like mac and cheese, short ribs, a burger, or dip. They also boast a full bar, wine, and, of course, their very own Freehouse beers on tap. Learn more, look at menus, and order food to-go on The Freehouse website.


Downtown Dogs

When your dog needs a bit of pampering, or you need to head out for the day or weekend, you can count on Downtown Dogs to take care of your pet. This daycare, boarding facility, and grooming spa is your one-stop shop when it comes to watching over your dog. With over 18,000 square feet of play space, there is no shortage of space for your pup to run around and socialize with new friends. You can also bathe your dog yourself at their DIY stations or opt for a full-service experience. Learn more on the Downtown Dogs website.


Happy dogs live at our North Loop apartments. Stop by Dock Street Flats today to see why you should call us “home.”

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