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Hotly anticipated dog park and bar now open in North Central Austin

Hotly anticipated dog park and bar now open in North Central Austin

Yard Bar Austin restaurant outside eat Burnet Road
Yard Bar is now open to pups and people. Yard Bar/Facebook
Yard Bar Austin restaurant hush puppies food Burnet Road
"Backyard food" like hush puppies can be found on the human menu. Yard Bar/Facebook
Yard Bar Austin restaurant dog park Burnet Road
The dog park is open daily from 11 am until 10 pm. Yard Bar/Facebook
Yard Bar Austin restaurant outside eat Burnet Road
Yard Bar Austin restaurant hush puppies food Burnet Road
Yard Bar Austin restaurant dog park Burnet Road

The ultimate hangout for man and man's best friend is now open in North Central Austin. Yard Bar, a combination restaurant, bar and dog park offers all the amenities of a canine country club with a casual vibe.

The inventive spot has taken over the former Putt-Putt Golf and Games on Burnet Road. A whopping 20,000 square feet is dedicated to an off-leash dog park, which features fun equipment for pups.

While the pooches play, human companions can sip on craft beer, cocktails, wine and coffee. The menu features "backyard foods," such as burgers, sandwiches and salads. And the kitchen is also crafting canine-specific treats like a non-alcoholic, broth-based "beer."

Former architect Kristen Heaney is the founder of Yard Bar, Austin's first membership-based, off-leash dog park. Annual memberships start at $150 with a $25 fee for each additional dog. You can also opt for a $15 monthly fee or a $5 daily pass. The dog park at Yard Bar is open daily from 11 am to 10 pm; the dining area operates from 5 to 10 pm.