It was another great year at the Atlantic Antic. The Sixpoint Antic Ale flowed, Mile End’s poutine was on point, and there was no line for Steve’s Key Lime Pie when it was time for dessert. Along with the crowds of people, there were lots of dogs who happily helped clean the streets as they trolled for scraps. Laly couldn’t wait to get out the door as she followed the smell of street meat. Here are our favorite dogs from this year’s Atlantic Antic.
Category Archives: Hooch With My Pooch
In case you find yourself scrambling to finish holiday shopping this week, here are a few of our favorite things for the furry friends on your list.
If your dog loves to eat grass (I know Laly does) you can now grow organic barley grass at home. We discovered the Dog Grass Bowl at A&G Merch, the Brooklyn home furnishing store that’s one-stop shopping for dog and design lovers.
It’s been a while since I stopped by Zombie Hut on Smith Street, which I’m fond of for their flaming rum cocktails and dog friendly outdoor space. After visiting the tiki bar this weekend, I was sad to learn they no longer allow dogs. Before we could even order drinks a bartender came to the backyard and notified us about the new policy. It turns out our friends at the Department of Health now require them to have a separate entrance to the yard for dogs. If this is true, it’s a damn shame since they have great outdoor space and don’t serve food, making it a good spot for drinking with your pooch. We ended up across the street at Bar Great Harry where Laly played with neighborhood dogs and her humans enjoyed happy hour specials. Thank you DOH for ruining a favorite summer spot.
Another one bites the dust with their dog-friendly policy. This time it’s Hot Bird, the new bar in Prospect Heights. When we first visited them a month ago we were happy to find out their awesome yard welcomed mutts. After walking twenty plus minutes to go there last night we learned they are no longer dog-friendly. Sniff…sniff… They were super nice and let us stay with our well-behaved Laly but that’s the last time she can go. It turns out a dog recently bit a patron and Hot Bird’s BBQ truck will soon arrive making it tough to have dogs in the yard. We still heart you Hot Bird.
This week’s issue of Time Out New York is all about summer drinking and includes a list of dog-friendly bars. Brooklyn Bars that made the round-up are: Barcade and Lucky Dog in Williamsburg, Bar Great Harry in Carroll Gardens and Botanica in Red Hook-all good picks. Because your mutt shouldn’t have to stay home while you’re out having all the fun, here’s a few more dog-friendly bars worth a visit: Mission Dolores, Floyd, where Laly is the mascot of our bocce team, Roebling Inn, Gowanus Yacht Club and Boat.
Brooklyn Wine Exchange is on the top of our list of favorite neighborhood businesses that love dogs. This wine shop on Court Street displays a sign on their window that reads, “We Heart Dogs” and always welcomes your pooch with a smile and a treat. They carry a great selection of wines for every budget with a focus on family owned and operated wineries.
Visit on weekday evenings and weekend afternoons for dog-friendly wine tastings. They even have a learning center where serious wine aficionados can take classes-sorry but no pups in class. Upcoming tastings you can enjoy with your pooch include:
Saturday, June 19 @ 4pm Winery Spotlight – Bodega del fin del Mundo from Argentina
Sunday, June 20 @ 3pm Region Spotlight – Washington State
Friday, June 25 @ 7:30 pm Music & Wine Pairing with Emily Warren & The Betters
Eff the Hamptons, stay in Brooklyn and drink beer. That’s what a sign outside of Mission Dolores read and that’s exactly what we did at this new dog friendly bar located between Gowanus and Park Slope. Mission Dolores is all about the beer, all 20 something taps of American brews and a few imports. There must have been five dogs while we were there. They were all on their best behavior, enjoying the holiday weekend and belly rubs from friendly beer drinkers. Get there early on weekends to snag a good spot in the courtyard style space brought to you by the team behind Bar Great Harry, another pooch friendly space on Smith Street.