Construction has begun on MUTTS Canine Cantina, a self-described pet entertainment brand located in Austin. Slated to open later this year, MUTTS is not only an outdoor, dog-friendly bar and grill but also a private, membership-based off-leash dog park.

No dog? No problem. Guests are welcome to enjoy the park with or without their canine buddies. The destination will include casual food (such as chicken sandwiches, fried pickles, milkshakes, and hamburgers), craft beer, its signature Barkarita margarita, and private event spaces able to host upward of 90 people.

“MUTTS Austin will be the premier place to play with your best friend, but it is so much more than just an upscale, off-leash dog park,” says managing partner Lisa Ladewig. “[It] is an outdoor ‘eater’tainment’ concept that doesn’t just cater to dog owners. It’s a great place for you to eat, drink, relax, and hang out with your two- and four-legged friends.”

Amenities include:
» Doggie splash pad park
» Covered patios with misting fans and heaters
» Live music
» Outdoor LED TVs
» Private cabana rentals
» Private event space
» Self-serve dog wash
» Wi-Fi and charging stations

Planners looking for a destination with an array of venue types, all catering to small-scaled meetings, and fun after-hours entertainment need look no further than McKinney, located just 30 miles north of Dallas. Whether historic, nature-based, modern, or situated in a Croatian village, McKinney’s venues are designed to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.


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