Two Shepherds Taproom, an indoor dog park and bar, to open in Tampa in 2020

Photo of Hobbes, a German Shepherd, and Cooper, an Australian Shepherd

Cheers to a new year, and to our four-legged friends! The city of Tampa is working every day to become more dog-friendly. That determination has spread to the small business scene, too. Of all the concepts set to debut in Tampa in 2020, Two Shepherds Taproom may be the one I’m most looking forward to — yes, I’m a dog owner and recognize my bias here.

Tampa’s first full AC’d indoor/outdoor dog park and bar will feature an outdoor artificial turf park and a climate-controlled dog park inside. Plus a bar for the humans to unwind.

A concept years in the making

The business first announced its imminent arrival in a dual Facebook and Instagram post back in January of 2019. So yea, we’ve been waiting a minute for this one.

Months ago, the Business Journal reported that the concept would open in Drew Park neighborhood at 4813 Grady Avenue.

Your pooch will have to pay a cover. Sorry, Fido. A day pass runs $7, monthly membership costs $25/month, and an annual pass runs $250.

The park has a few rules all dogs must follow. They require up-to-date vaccination records before your dog may enter. All dogs must have current rabies, bordetella, and distemper vaccinations.

A place for pups to roam free

You’ll be able to upload the forms on their website before your first visit. All dogs six months or older must be spayed or neutered. Dog toys and other fun items are provided by the business, so they request no outside toys, food, or drinks. Guests are also asked to remove all pinch, choke, or prong collars after checking in at the front desk.

An opening date is still TBD. A round of a-paws for Tampa’s newest bar! Be sure to follow Two Shepherds Taproom on Facebook and Instagram.

Two Shepherds Taproom is located at 4813 N Grady Ave, Tampa, FL 33614.

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Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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