Dog-Friendly St. Croix Valley

The Twin Cities is full of pup-lovin’ restaurants, tail-wagging parks and hiking trails, and countless dog-friendly breweries and bars. Sidewalk Dog, Minneapolis-St. Paul’s best resource for all things dog-friendly, sniffed out these east metro spots for you and your best bud to explore.

There are so many places to get a bite to eat with your bestie. Many restaurants welcome dogs on the patio. Here are a few options to get you started!

Urban Olive & Vine
520 2nd St. Hudson, WI
(715) 386-0400

Post – American Eatery
225 Locust St. Hudson, WI
(715) 377-4699

Sgt. Peppers Grille and Bar
930 Helena Ave N. Oakdale, MN
(651) 738-7052

Wild Boar Bar & Grill
950 Helena Ave N. Oakdale, MN
(651) 414-0903

Brick & Bourbon
215 Main St S. Stillwater, MN
(651) 342-0777

Coffee Paw Café
826 4th St S. Stillwater, MN
(651) 342-0429

Nacho Mama’s
312 Main St S. Stillwater, MN
(651) 439-9544

Nelson’s Ice Cream
920 Olive St W. Stillwater, MN
(651) 430-1103

Farmer’s Markets and Orchards:
You can shop local alongside your dog at these seasonal farmer’s markets. In the fall, check out Stillwater’s pup-ular apple orchard for apple picking and activities the whole family can enjoy.

Oakdale Farmers Market
1584 Hadley Avenue N. Oakdale, MN

Stillwater Minnesota Farmers Market
3rd St S & Pine St E. Stillwater, MN

Aamodt’s Apple Farm
6428 Manning Avenue N. Stillwater, MN

Drinks With Your Dog:
Does your dog drink well with others? These breweries and wineries welcome pups on the patio. *Bonus: Purchase a Minneapolis-St Paul Dog-Friendly Brewery Pass from to receive a free beer at 47 Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota breweries!

Lift Bridge Brewing
1900 Tower Dr. W. Stillwater, MN
(888) 430-2337

Thor’s Hard Cider
6428 Manning Ave N. Stillwater, MN
(651) 399-0883

River Siren Brewing
225 Main St N. Stillwater, MN
(651) 571-3357

Cracked Barrel Winery
570 Coulee Trl. Hudson, Wisconsin
(715) 690-2217

Saint Croix Vineyards
6428 Manning Avenue N. Stillwater, MN
(651) 430-3310

Dog Parks:
These off-leash havens are perfect for dogs who love sweet, sweet freedom.

Andy’s Bark Park
11664 Dale Rd. Woodbury, MN
This off-leash dog park is named after the Police Department’s first K9 officer, Andy. Although not completely fenced, the 70 acre park includes mowed walking trails with benches, shelter area with picnic tables, pet watering station, pet waste disposal stations, and restrooms.

Friends of Stillwater Area Dog Park
2000 Myrtle Street W. Stillwater, MN
Friends of Stillwater Area Dog Park is open to all dog lovers and was established to promote responsible dog ownership through community-based recreation and education. This fenced, off-leash dog park is open from 8 a.m. to sunset.

Battle Creek Regional Park Dog Park
2300 Upper Afton Rd. Maplewood, MN
Open during the same hours as the regional park, the dog park at Battle Creek is a great way to spend an afternoon walking, romping, and enjoying Minnesota with your best buddy. The park is dotted with a few ponds, and has varied terrain that includes trees, trails and grassy areas. Other features include a fence, swimming pond, trees/wooded areas, and walking trails.

Pet Adoption:
Life’s better with a pup! If you don’t have a pet, or want to add to your pack, meet local pets available for adoption.

Animal Humane Society
9785 Hudson Rd. Woodbury, MN 
(651) 730-6008

Coco's Heart Dog Rescue
449 County Road V. Somerset, WI

Pet Supply Stores:
From food and treats, to toys and leashes, to stylish sweaters and plush beds, there’s no shortage of places to shop for your spoiled pooch!

Central Bark Oakdale
3115 Hadley Ave N. Oakdale, MN

Chuck & Don's Pet Food & Supplies
265 Radio Dr. Woodbury, MN 
(651) 209-1757

Pet Evolution - Grooming | Self-Wash | Healthy Food
429 Commerce Dr. Woodbury, MN
(651) 788-9998

Posh Pooch Pet Salon & Boutique
650 Commerce Dr #115 Woodbury, MN 
(651) 578-7674

Woody's Pet Food Deli
1785 Radio Dr. Woodbury, MN 
(651) 340-8678

Angel's Pet World
105 2nd St. Hudson, WI
(715) 386-6740

Sidewalk Dog’s mission is to help dog parents spend more time with their puppers by discovering and sharing activities they can do and places they can go—together! Subscribe to their newsletter to stay up to date on weekly things to do with your dog in the Twin Cities. Purchase their Minneapolis-St Paul Dog-Friendly Brewery Pass to receive a free beer at 47 Minnesota breweries!

Fun Fact: Urban Olive and Vine has a Yappy Hour menu! Appetizers, drinks, and desserts - all for dogs to enjoy on their pet-friendly patio!

Local Tip: "I love taking my dog to any of the local breweries in the summer. A great way for my dog to meet other local pups!" - Geneva