The off-leash dog park, bar and grill mash-up concept opened in North Austin last month and has been cooling off Austinites and their furry friends who brave the summer outdoors.
Amenities at the 1.6 acre park include but are not limited to a full bar and grill, a K9 Splash Pad, both large and small dog parks, automated and self-wash dog wash stations as well as covered patios, fire pits, event areas and private party cabanas offering mimosa and bloody mary bottle service. There are also Bark Rangers™ on duty to help pick up after pets, make sure they have ample water and make sure everyone’s furry friends are playing nicely.
Austin-based twin sisters and co-owners, Lisa Ladewig and Laura Ladewig Landers opened the Austin outpost of the franchise, that also has Texas locations in Dallas, Allen and Ft. Worth. Lisa, Vice President of Sales and Marketing says, “It was a no-brainer that Austin needed a destination like MUTTS® where pups and peeps can enjoy all their favorite things in one place.” Laura, Vice President of Business Development and Events, adds, “Contrary to normal dog parks, MUTTS® offers a space for guests to sip on margaritas and enjoy great food, entertainment on the big screens and live music all while their pups run free!”
The bar and grill serves specialty cocktails like the Barkarita® (MUTTS’® signature margarita) wine by the can or bottle and a variety of local craft beers, including a K9 Lager from Texas Beer Co. that gives back to K9s For Warriors. The MUTTS® Austin grill features snacks like fried pickles, edamame hummus and crinkle fries as well as chicken sandwiches, chicken tenders, breakfast tacos and more. The menu for canine customers includes PUPsicles (frozen peanut butter and beef broth served on edible ‘sticks’) and the Doggie Dog, a bite size 100% beef frank.
While humans may always go to MUTTS for free, canines must have a membership that costs $349.95 annually or $34.95 monthly, or they can enter with a day pass that’s $9.99 Monday-Thursday and $14.99 Friday-Sunday.
MUTTS Canine Cantina is located at 9825 N. Lake Creek Parkway.