Belltown Pub is the place to go with your dog for tasty food and drinks, friendly service, and a relaxed ambiance. There are all sorts of fun activities, from board games to shuffleboard. But our favorite event at the Belltown Pub is “Puppy Hour”, held on the last Wednesday of every month from 6:30-9:00pm.
The Puppy Hour at Belltown Pub attracts all sorts of people and their pups for dog-friendly socializing. In October the Puppy Hour happened to fall on Halloween, so (in spite of strong disapproval from Joe) I decided to dress up our dogs for the occasion.
Bondi and Homie looked lovely in their red dresses! I didn’t think their costumes were so bad, but Joe’s reaction was “God help our pooches…You’re paying for their therapy!”
I know, I know. It’s soooo horrible for me to dress up my boys in dresses. But I don’t think your dog really enjoys that manly hot dog costume, either! The thing is, they were on sale for $1 each at Petco. So my boys are either sailor girls or cheerleaders… whatever.
We arrived late, with just 45 minutes left in the Puppy Hour, and there were still at least a dozen dogs in the bar. All the dogs aren’t overwhelming, though, because the place is very spacious and clean. A number of booths line the wall for those who want a more private experience with their pups.
Our pups absolutely love coming to Belltown Pub because it means they get to indulge in Bowser Beer! For $3, you can purchase a chicken or beef “beer” (non-alcoholic of course) for your dog. It’s like doggy crack (laced with glucosamine) and they don’t even know it’s good for them!
I dressed as a “Fairy Dog Mother” and came prepared with plenty of dog treats. Unfortunately, I am on crutches so Joe has double-dog-duty and I am relieved of all leash duties.
Funny story: On my way back from the bathroom as I was ambling across the long path that lined the booths, I came across the cutest puppy ever. Of course I had to stop to say hi and then I had to ask if I could give the pup a treat. So as I’m doling out my goodies, the bag rips open spilling about fifty dog treats (no exaggeration) all over the floor. I’m so flustered trying to pick up the treats, on crutches, I drop my crutch on the poor puppy’s head. Hopping about and apologizing profusely, I was more of a clumsy Shrek than a Fairy Dog Mother. Maybe you had to be there, but there were several people who were
pointing and laughing amused by my antics.
Anyway, moral of the story: I highly recommend the Belltown Pub to anyone looking for a low-key place to enjoy good food, drinks and bring the dogs. The people are friendly, the layout is ideal, and the dogs love the Bowser Beer!
The Belltown Pub
2322 1st Ave, Seattle
Official Dog Policy: Well-behaved leashed dogs welcome at any time.
Dog Gone Rating:
- Honorary “Puppy Hour” every month
- Spacious layout never feels crowded
- Special food and drink specials for dogs
- Limited parking in Belltown