The Doghaus Soulard will open a new location in Dogtown in early 2022
The Doghaus is coming to Dogtown. Kevin Simpson, co-owner of The Doghaus Soulard, is looking forward to partnering with Rico Lange, owner of Hogtown Smokehouse, to open The Doghaus Dogtown by February 2022. This will be the Doghaus' second canine-friendly bar and will be located at 6305 Clayton Ave. in the space adjacent to Hogtown.
“We’ve been dancing around the idea of a second location for a little over a year – we needed it to be the perfect opportunity,” said Simpson. When the space next to Hogtown became available, Simpson saw the chance to reach out to his friend of almost 30 years. “I had this hour-long pitch planned out to talk to Rico about it,” he said. “I got about 30 seconds in, and he was like ‘Kevin, let’s rock. Let’s do this,’ and it was off from there.”
The new location will feature a full menu provided by Hogtown Smokehouse, including candied bacon, brisket, ribs and more. (The Soulard location does not offer food in-house but allows guests to bring their own.) Guests will be able to order food and have it brought to them without ever stepping off the Doghaus property. The space will also feature a full bar, complete with indoor and outdoor seating. The bar will feature six rotating taps, including local makers like Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. and Logboat Brewing, along with canned options, a few wines and about a dozen specialty cocktails.
The 8,000-square-foot space is about double the size of the Soulard spot and will feature an outdoor dog park containing sprinklers, pools, and various other activities for canines. A wrap-around deck with seating for guests will surround the outdoor area. A double-sided bar will allow for a view of the outside if you’re sitting inside and vice-versa. A self-proclaimed sports enthusiast, Simpson promises a view of a TV from any seat inside the bar and is looking forward to Doghaus being a fun spot fans come to enjoy the games.
Just like The Doghaus Soulard, a membership will be available for $75 per calendar year, which allows dogs with up-to-date medical records access to the dog park and its facilities. A $10 day pass will be available to those interested in bringing their dogs over without a membership.
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