Amie and I just spent Labor Day weekend on a camping getaway in Southeast Minnesota with Gigi, our Who-knows-exactly-what-kind-of Terrier -- but what about when you want to stay closer to home, and still want to take your dog along?

Here's a list of Dog-Friendly Patios in Central Minnesota where they'd love to see you and your pup while you enjoy a beer or a bite according to the St. Cloud Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

  • Beaver Island Brewing (216 6th Ave South, St. Cloud, MN 56301)
  • Green Mill (100 4th Ave South, St. Cloud, MN 56301)
  • Lincoln Depot (629 Lincoln Ave SE, St. Cloud, MN 56304)
  • Crooked Pint Ale House (58 Division Street, Waite Park, MN 56387)
  • Olde Brick House (102 6th Ave South, St. Cloud, MN 56301)
  • Bad Habit Brewing (25 College Av North, St. Joseph, MN 56374)
  • Molitor's Quarry Grill & Bar (425 35th St NE, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379)
  • 7 West Taphouse (28 5th Ave South, St. Cloud, MN 56301)
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  • Old Capital Tavern (2 N Benton Drive, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379)
  • Pickled Loon (715 W St Germain Street, St. Cloud, MN 56301)
  • Boulder Tap House (3950 2nd St South, St. Cloud, MN 56301)
  • Coyote Moon Grille (480 55th Ave SE, St. Cloud, MN 56304)
  • Granite City Food & Brewery (3945 2nd St South, St. Cloud, MN 56301)
  • Neighbor's Route 75 Bar & Grill (2010 County Road 75 East, St. Joseph, MN 56374)
  • Grizzly's Wood Fired Grill (137 2nd Ave South, Waite Park, MN 56387)
  • Mexican Village (509 W St Germain Street, St. Cloud, MN 56301)

You can find even more dog-friendly patios for drinking & dining in the St. Cloud area HERE.

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