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Dogs and Drinks at Yard Bar

10.23.2015 by: Travis Sandoval
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There's plenty of room for your four-legged friend to roam.

Austin may be one of the most dog friendly cities in the country, so it’s hard to believe that a combination dog park and bar hasn’t already been long established. The highly anticipated Yard Bar has finally come to Burnet, letting you grab a bite and a drink while your dog gets some play time.

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Yard Bar offers a mix of simple bites, beer, wine, and craft cocktails.

It seems rather obvious that serving food around packs of dogs would be a problem, and so the restaurant actually serves you in an adjacent outdoor dining area. The menu features casual bar food as well as options for kids and dogs. There’s plenty of great sharing plates like Spicy Deviled Eggs and Fresh Fried Hush Puppies. Nothing is more perfect for outdoor dining that sharing the Picnic Plate, which includes 3 cheeses, seasonal jam, grilled bread, olives, and spiced almonds. Of course you’ll want to add charcuterie to that to round out the experience.

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There's plenty of delicious options to choose from. {Photo courtesy of Yard Bar's Facebook page}

If you’re in the mood for something more substantial you can also find salads, soups, and sandwiches. The sandwich offerings are pretty simple with the signature Yard Burger, the vegetarian Hummingbird, a variation of a BLT, and a Hot Dog. All served with your choice of house-made potato chips, a side salad, or herbed potato salad.

The Hummingbird is a vegetarian delight. {Photo courtesy of Yard Bar's Facebook page}

The park has both small and large dog enclosures, but only the large dog area has direct access to the bar. Of course, you’re free to bring your small dog into either. If you’re worried about your pup causing a ruckus, the park has attendants known as Bark Rangers who break up fights and maintain the peace.

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A view of the bar from inside the dog park.

The park charges a daily fee of $5 per dog with the option of buying an annual ($125) or monthly ($15) package. Dog lovers with no pets can hang out for free.

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The outdoor dining area has plenty of seating.

The rumors of long waits to get in are true. This place is already popular with dog owners and during our visit the park was at capacity. On the bright side, this gave us plenty of time to chow down and grab a beer. 

This weekend, get drinks with man's best friend at Yard Bar!

{Yard Bar Official Site}

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