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A bar with an indoor dog park is opening in North Center

The B-A-R is still in preliminary phases, but aiming for a fall debut.

Anna Rahmanan
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Anna Rahmanan

It's still in the beginning phases but The B-A-R, a new drinking den featuring an indoor dog park, will hopefully open soon at 2457 W. Montrose Avenue.

As reported by Block Club Chicago, the new destination is the brainchild of couple Morgan LaPorte and Scott Deady, who first announced their plans last year but have just received a permit "to establish a tavern with rear outdoor patio," according to official city records

The B-A-R, a name that calls out to dog owners' propensity to spell out the word w-a-l-k in order to not excite their furry little friends, will feature a bar for humans and an indoor dog park in an open space that used to be a plant nursery.

Pet owners will have to show proof of vaccination for their dog and apply for a membership to gain access to the space (options range from a $25 day pass to a $50 monthly pass). If visiting without a pup, you will be able to walk straight in. 

Although Chicago is home to a pretty hefty number of dog-friendly restaurants, bars and patios, this new destination is certainly an exciting proposition, effectively the first city bar with an indoor dog park. 

In terms of timing, the owners are still waiting for their liquor license to be approved and, according to Block Club Chicago, will hopefully officially debut their new business this upcoming fall. 

We'll be not-so-patiently waiting. 

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