Are you a cat person or a dog person?
One thing I’ve noticed about Michiganders is they are big dog lovers. I have seen more dog-friendly events in the area than when I lived in Tennessee. Frankenmuth, for instance, hosts the Frankenmuth Dog Bowl every year.
My first time attending the DIY Street Fair in Ferndale I noticed there were so many people with dogs. “Is it just me or does it seem like there are a lot of people here with dogs?” I asked my husband as we walked around the fair.
I was obviously a newbie to Metro Detroit because if I were a local, then I would have understood Ferndale is very dog-friendly.
Something else I’ve noticed is many businesses leave water bowls outside of their doors for dog owners who are walking their dogs. Some even include doggie treats beside the water bowls.
And now there’s a brewery in Royal Oak featuring a dog menu specifically for dogs!
Pups on the Patio
Bastone Brewery, located at the corner of Main and 5th streets, is hosting their Pups on the Patio. The dog-friendly event ends October 31st. Bastone features a gourmet canine cuisine. Check out some of the menu options below.
Doggie Meal Options:
Skinny Dog – salmon and rice
Pup Patty – cheeseburger patty on a house bun
PB Dog – kielbasa with peanut butter
Top Dog – hanger steak slices over potatoes
Bacon Bites – dog-size bacon ‘snacks’
Poochy Cream – vanilla ice cream topped with peanut butter sauce and a dog treat
I met with General Manager John Sleamon to ask him a few questions about Pups on the Patio. Here’s what you need to know:
- This is the first time Bastone Brewery has hosted Pups on the Patio.
- It will be offered again next spring and will last throughout the summer.
- It was very popular in Ann Arbor at Grizzly Peak in the summertime.
- When you order a meal for your fur baby, he/she gets a complimentary dog bowl to take home.
- Bastone Brewery is open 4 – 10 P.M. Sunday through Thursday and 4 – 11 P.M. Friday & Saturday.
“Pet-friendly patios are becoming more and more popular, and we’re excited to give our patrons another way to enjoy Bastone. Our patio is spacious, providing all guests – humans and dogs alike – a comfortable dining experience.” —General Manager John Sleamon
Bastone Brewery is located at 419 S. Main St. in Royal Oak, Michigan. in partnership with Jolly Pumpkin Restaurant and Taphouse. The two decorated breweries – both specialized in Belgian-style beers – joined forces in August 2017 to open a collaborative craft beer space in the heart of Oakland County.
For more information about Bastone Brewery and Pups on the Patio, call (248) 544-6250 or visit their official website here.