Dog Friendly: Wild Minds Artisan Ales
We might be a little biased because it's our neighborhood brewery (South Minnie-woop woop!) but one of the best local breweries to bring your pooch has to be Wild Minds Artisan Ales. Killer beer menu aside, Wild Minds has turned this old warehouse into the perfect inside/outside location to enjoy their barrel-aged ales for two and four-legged patrons alike!
You can almost always find a dog or two hanging out while their owners enjoy the ever changing tap list and rotating food trucks, and the staff is kind enough to leave out a couple water dishes on warmer days. The outdoor patio is one of our favorite places to nab a table, (get there early!!) so we can enjoy the sunshine, and Finn can nap under the table and wait for kids to come pet him. Wild Minds has done a great job creating an outside oasis in the middle of an area that's home to a school bus lot and lots of metal buildings by adding a huge patch of grass out front near the parking lot, so you feel like you're having beers in your backyard. (Which is NOT an invitation to let your dog "relieve" themselves there!) We usually bring a bone for Finn to chew on, because there are so many different beer options, we always end up staying longer than we planned!
If you haven't visited this South Minneapolis gem yet, put it on your calendar! And be sure to check their website to see what food truck will be on site.
And if you see Finn there, come pet him. He likes to have the space between his eyes scratched.
The first picture on this post was taken from the Wild Minds website. All other pictures are my own.