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Doggie Date at Mutts Canine Cantina

05.22.2015 by: Katie Breckenridge
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“Is Mutts a place for dogs, or humans?” A legit question, if you’ve never been. The answer is: both! Mutts is an outdoor dining and drinking experience combined with a dog park – smack dab in the middle of Uptown. They serve both pets and humans alike, so your furry friend can snack, play, and run free, all while you indulge in a beverage or meal, take in the city views, relax in an adirondak or chat with other dog owners. It’s a brilliant concept, and you can bet it’s done right since the same geniuses who brought us The Rustic are also responsible for Mutts. 

Walk-up concessions bar.

A great reason to stop in - Yappy Hour! - $3 drink specials, and $3 burgers on Tuesdays.

On beautiful days, especially, the place is packed during lunch and “yappy hour” (4-6 pm, M-F). To get in with your pup, you can purchase a day pass for $5 per dog, or you can become a member if you plan to go often. Perhaps you’ll be coming without Fido? No problem. No pet with you = no entrance fee. There’s a large bar and patio – all fenced in, where you can dine with your pet or friends in the beer garden, and then there are large fenced in portions for dogs based on size of the animal.

Umbrella shaded picnic tables in the beer garden make it enjoyable to hang out with friends while you watch your pet play or let them rest while you eat and drink.

Each area has nice shaded spots for you to lounge while you watch your pup play, and there are fans with misters, huge bowls of water, and even tubs of water for breeds who enjoy splashing around.

Party in the "small dogs" park!


"Mom, may I please have a doggy dog? All this playing is making me hungry!"

The menu is fairly extensive for a dog park, and features a slew of gourmet hot dogs and burgers. They also offer snacks such as popcorn or fries, salads, breakfast, desserts and custards, and - of course – an array of drinks including lemonades, sodas, beers, margaritas, and coffees. They even have a dog-specific menu. Too cute! 

Food and bevs come out on stainless steel trays - aka - dog-proof. 

The Chicago Dog.

When it’s time to go, there’s a dog wash station if needed. Shampoo is provided. Should you and your friends need another reason to congregate at Mutts, they also offer "Pawties" - parties for pets! Visit the Mutts website for details. 

Mutts Canine Cantina is the perfect place to go if you’re looking for a casual place to hang with your friends – both dog and date alike. It’s hard to say who will have more fun!

Mutts Official Site

TAGS : Uptown/Victory Park , Mutts Canine Cantina