Minneapolis bar mixes barks and beers for 'unleashed' fun

Unleashed Hounds and Hops opened Thursday in Minneapolis. The bar has an area where dogs can be unleashed. (FOX 9)

For those that love dogs and drinks, barks and beers, Chihuahuas and cheers – there’s a new bar opening in Minneapolis

Billing itself as "Minnesota's only dog bar," Unleashed Hounds and Hops opened Thursday on the edge of downtown.

The warehouse space is roughly two-thirds an unleashed play area for pups, while the remaining third is an enclosed bar and eating area. To make sure everyone has a good time, "ruffarees" will be on hand to keep things under control.

"The concept came from my partners who were working in a job that they weren't that happy at and they started spitballing ideas for new businesses and one partner’s a craft brew guy, the other partner is very much into food,” said Dawn Uremovich, the “Top Dog” at Unleashed Hounds and Hops. “Both had dogs, so they put 1 and 1 and 1 together and came up with 10." 

While the park is only open indoors this winter, a 4,400-square foot outdoor area will also be available come spring.