The “World’s First Dog Tap House” Is Finally Here
February 6, 2018 6:05 AM   Subscribe

Fido's is a 40-tap beer hall with a play area for adoptable rescue dogs. Sadly Quite rightly, you can't adopt dogs right there and then:
"We've talked about that," he says. "[Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals] won't let anybody adopt while they're here. There's a two or a three step process. But I joke about this: We don't want anybody here with a couple drinks, then you wake up in the morning with a leash in your hand and somebody licking your face."
posted by humph (19 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
 
Why would anyone ever possibly have a problem with going out for a pleasant evening of drinks with friends and then waking up the next morning to a SURPRISE BEST FRIEND WHO WANTS TO LOVE YOU? Do they hate finding a five dollar bill in an old coat? Are they pissed off to discover that they have more PTO banked at work than they thought? Are they irritated by music and/or pretty colors? Would such an anhedonic monster ever visit what sounds like the greatest bar ever for people who aren't dead inside? Why do I think I already know the answer to these obvious and leading questions?
posted by middleclasstool at 6:12 AM on February 6 [14 favorites]


I really wanted this to be about tap dancing dogs.
posted by dforemsky at 6:14 AM on February 6 [8 favorites]


What's wrong with waking up with a leash in your hand and someone licking your face? Means you had an interesting night :)
posted by triage_lazarus at 6:15 AM on February 6 [6 favorites]


FINALLY, a bar I'd want to hang out in!
posted by darkstar at 6:22 AM on February 6 [1 favorite]


From the article:

On one side, Fido's is a kid-friendly 40-tap drinking hall with wine, cider and 30 taps of beer—including the coffee and caramel porters favored by its owner, Scott Porter. The walls are plastered with pictures of dogs. And unless it's the Superbowl, the TVs also play videos of dogs.

Dude. Puppy Bowl. It's a natural fit.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:44 AM on February 6 [8 favorites]


I think a MeFi IRL get-together needs to happen here.
posted by sutureselves at 7:17 AM on February 6 [1 favorite]


A beautiful, light-filled bar/restaurant near me was recently maimed to turn it into a "taproom"
- which, in this instance is something like an automat for loud, drunk recent transplants from the suburbs.

I'm not sure dogs could make it any less awful, but it couldn't hurt. Maybe, at the least, a few of those jerks would get bitten.
posted by ryanshepard at 7:17 AM on February 6 [1 favorite]


This place sounds great. There is a less fancy dog-friendly pub near us, and at least when I’ve been there it’s been entirely mellow, friendly dogs.
posted by Dip Flash at 7:25 AM on February 6


Meanwhile I just noticed that a new Cat Cafe is going in in the extremely hipster neighborhood next to my (extremely unhipster) neighborhood which I think means that the extremely hipster neighborhood has fully pupated into its final insufferably twee adult form.
posted by soren_lorensen at 7:40 AM on February 6


After deducting the expenses of the kennels and play area, he donates 25 percent of profits to local animal charities including Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals, who provide the dogs available for adoption.

Aw, that is nice. The third picture also looks like the puppy version of my Figlet. I would definitely go there to have a beer and pet some dogs.
posted by Fig at 8:05 AM on February 6


Aw, it makes total sense that they’re keeping the dogs and pub sections separate, but it ruins my mental image of the place. Can you at least watch dogs romping from a distance while you drink?
posted by deludingmyself at 8:12 AM on February 6 [1 favorite]


I didn't read the OP very carefully and immediately envisioned this.
posted by Strange Interlude at 8:34 AM on February 6 [6 favorites]


then you wake up in the morning with a leash in your hand and somebody licking your face."

So tired of the viral marketing for Fifty Shades Freed
posted by GuyZero at 9:17 AM on February 6 [3 favorites]


I'm so glad they thought this through, since otherwise I would 1000% get drunk and adopt every dog.
posted by merriment at 10:15 AM on February 6 [3 favorites]


We don't want anybody here with a couple drinks, then you wake up in the morning with a leash in your hand and somebody licking your face.

Pretty much the late 70s for me.
posted by Splunge at 10:32 AM on February 6 [1 favorite]


soren_lorensen, you must mean Purringtons Cat Lounge on MLK, a super fun place. My parents just got a cat there recently.
posted by gottabefunky at 10:32 AM on February 6 [1 favorite]


No tap room because LA's relationship with booze is weird, but we do have a doggy coffee cafe - https://www.thedogcafela.com/

Same deal, separate room for the dogs from the coffee and food prep (health department concerns).

And yeah, if I was drinking over there at Fido's I'm sure I'd have way more dogs than I do now!
posted by drewbage1847 at 10:37 AM on February 6



soren_lorensen, you must mean Purringtons Cat Lounge on MLK, a super fun place. My parents just got a cat there recently.

Haha no I'm in Pittsburgh. Hence the long, long time it has taken for us to hit Peak Twee. Despite what this article says, it's not open yet. I... will probably go there, frequently. The only animals we have at home right now are four chickens, down from two huge dogs and two elderly cats back when our son was born 5 years ago. They all one after the other died off and we're sort of enjoying the empty nest but I miss the fuzzies.
posted by soren_lorensen at 11:13 AM on February 6 [1 favorite]


Best reason ever to go to the suburbs!
posted by hydra77 at 11:24 AM on February 6


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