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A Dog Bar?

Bar K Takes The “Dog Park” Concept To Whole New Level

It’s a dog utopia…plenty of furry friends, live music, special treats, spa services, a rock wall, splash area, puppy parties, yoga and more!

Bar K St. Louis, in The Grove, is a unique new destination featuring a bar, restaurant, event space and dog park. 

Owners Leib Dodell and Dave Hensley had a vision to create a place where people and their dogs could co-exist in a fun, entertaining and creative environment. More than just a dog park, it would be an entire pet-friendly community that offers a great food and beverage experience, and provides a one-of-a-kind experience for humans and dogs.

The St. Louis location, at 4565 McRee Ave., in the Botanical Heights neighborhood, opened on Nov. 19, 2021, roughly four years after Leib and Dave started the first Bar K Lab pop-up in Kansas City, Missouri.

Leib says Bar K is all about bringing dogs and people together in a fun, joyful and safe way in any kind of weather.

People can use it as a shared work space, where you work while your dog is being fully supervised by trained doghandlers to keep everything safe and clean; you can get your work done while they’re having fun.

Neither co-owner had worked previously in the restaurant or pet industry. Leib says they were just two dog owners who noticed an opportunity to improve upon the dog park experience. 

Bar K features a 2-acre, fully-staffed outdoor dog park plus a 10,000-square-foot staffed indoor dog park, three bars and a restaurant for the pup’s owners, The Seresto Stage for live entertainment, Doggie DayCamp, boarding, grooming and training. There also are adoption events every weekend.

Leib says that aside from potty training, socialization might be the most important thing you and your new pup do together. That's why they created Puppies Night Out, held on Thursdays 6-8 p.m. Puppies’ Night Out is an opportunity to get new puppies (age 3 to 9 months) some much needed socialization. Trainers from Kennelwood Pet Resort are on site to give training tips and answer questions about new pups' behaviors. The weekly event is free for members. For guests, it’s $10 for the first dog, and $5 for each additional dog in the pack. 

The restaurant at Bar K serves freshly made food that incorporates local ingredients and serves locally brewed beers. Menu items include Chicken Avocado Sandwich and Roasted Broccoli with Cranberries and Feta. But it not only caters to its human patrons…Bar K’s cooks work with nutritionists from Purina to offer healthy and tasty menu items for dogs, like "Turkey and Sweet Potato Meatballs," as well as “Doggie Flights” that allow dogs to sample three entrees of their choice.

The St. Louis location also offers “Stay at Bar K,” which offers dog daycare, training and grooming.

To visit Bar K is free for humans. For those bringing a dog, entry is $10 for the first dog ($15 on Saturdays/Sundays) and $5 for each additional dog. Annual or monthly memberships are available, too.

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