Craft Hall debuts new venue where puppies and people can play
What could be nicer than a beer garden in the middle of the city? One that also functions as a hybrid dog park, of course.
The grand opening of Unleashed Bark and Beer and Puppy Porch was held last Friday at 901 N. Delaware Ave. Celebrated, and dog owners along with their pet friends have been invited to test the new off-leash room and release some new cocktails as well.
Unleashed Bark and Beer provides over 2,000 feet of fenced, secured space for well behaved dogs to run freely off the leash on Alvernia University upcycled lawns. There, pets and their owners can also try out other little features ranging from beer garden lighting, fresh water, dog bowls, disposable bags, and other details.
But the fun starts with the atmosphere and continues with the menu.
According to the announcement, owners can order drinks for themselves and their doggos using a special QR code on their phone. Beverage orders are delivered to the front of the dog park for collection from a server. For people, look for a full selection of freshly brewed beers from Mainstay Independent, along with a full bar stocked with wine, spirits, cocktails – and new dog-themed cocktails and mocktails. For four-legged companions, look for Dogua Fresca (dog cocktails) with dog-friendly drinks made from fresh fruit or vegetables mixed with coconut water. In addition, the award-winning Lost Bread Co. will bake their special dog bones and also offer them for sale.
The opening menu includes the Peach BARKarita (made with Patron Silver, Triple Sec, fresh lime juice and peach puree), the American Mutt (Tito’s, fresh lime juice and ginger beer) and more with mocktails for people and dog drinks ready to be eaten by your pups too become. Dog owners can note that any bark or seeds that could be dangerous to doggos are removed before mixing and served as an 8-ounce mixture to add to the dog’s water bowl. Visitors can search for a changing selection of dog cocktails each week.
Philadelphians can also attend a monthly Yappy Hour every last Friday of the month, where FCM Hospitality donates $ 1 of each of these cocktails to a rotating canine charity. Adoptable puppies will also be on site at the charity, and the events that take place on the last weekend of the month run from 4pm to 7pm
After a tour of Unleashed’s courtyard, head to the Puppy Porch in the Craft Hall next door for dinner, which has tables and seating for 40 guests. The Puppy Porch has its own private outside entrance where dogs and people can check in for their table. For drinks, you’ll find the same special cocktails for humans and dogs as Unleashed, as well as Craft Hall’s extensive beer, wine, and cocktail menu. Search the kitchen for a menu of BBQ selections ranging from classic smoked brisket to harissa-grated eggplant, along with pizzas made with on-site batter from Lost Bread Co.
Unleashed and Puppy Porch have the same opening hours as the Craft Hall, which is Friday from 4pm to 11pm; Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. To protect guests and staff, eating is not permitted in the open air area of the craft hall. In the terrace area you can dine with or without a dog or order to take away. For information, visit crafthallphilly.com or call 267-297-2072.