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Do It All Downtown…With Your Pet

Photos Special To Fargo Monthly

Downtown Fargo LOVES pets and so do our residents and businesses. We have seen a major uptick in the number of puppers calling Downtown Fargo their home. Some local businesses are doing what they can to accommodate our four-legged compatriots. If you take your doggo on a walk around Downtown, we bet you will find dog bowls outside of local establishments filled with water on a hot day and maybe even some of the best bully sticks out there, as well as other dog treats, being made available too.

Here are some of Downtown Fargo’s businesses and events that extend the welcome mat to man’s best friend

Looking to grab a bite to eat? These dog-friendly Downtown restaurant patios welcome you and your four-legged companion:

The Boiler Room

210 Roberts Alley

Outdoor Seating

Drekker Brewing – Brewhalla

1666 1st Ave N

Patio and Barrel Room are pet-friendly! (Taproom is not due to health codes)

Fargo Brewing Company

1666 1st Ave N

Fargo’s first brewery is welcoming to man’s best friend.

Fort Noks Bar of Gold

52 Broadway N

With a huge patio, Fort Noks is a great spot for you and your pup.

Front Street Taproom

52 Broadway N

One of the local dogs’ favorite stomps, Front Street has a great patio right on Main Avenue.


612 1st Ave N

This awesome retro hangout serves fun specialty cocktails on their great patio right out front.

Rosey’s Bistro & Bar

212 Broadway N

Grilled cheese is taken to another level here, and the patio even has water bowls for your pup.

Silver Lining Creamery

123 Broadway N

Offers frozen dog treats “Fido Treats”

Photo opportunity added a pair of Angel wings specifically for dogs

Smiling Moose

123 Broadway N

Outdoor seating

Spicy Pie

322 Broadway N

Outdoor seating

Toasted Frog

305 Broadway N

Head to the alley next to the Toasted Frog to hang out on the patio with your pup while you enjoy a great happy hour or great lavosh.

Twenty Below Coffee Co.

14 Roberts St N

This craft coffee shop right on Roberts Street welcomes all!

Wurst Bier Hall

630 1st Ave N

German style pub with great food and a puppy-friendly patio out front.

Downtown Doggy Boutique Shopping


608 Main Ave


406 Broadway N

Nearby Dog Supplies, Daycare, and Grooming, because everybody needs a bath sometimes:

Daily’s Market

216 Broadway N

Leashes, cat/dog toys, cat litter, cat/dog food

Prairie Roots Co-Op

1213 NP Ave Suite 100

Cat/dog food and treats

Swanson Health Product Retail Store

109 Broadway N

Cat/dog food and vitamins

All Fur Paws

12 Broadway N Suite C

Pet Grooming

Resources for Downtown Doggies

Dog Barks

Island Park

598 1st Ave S #514

Dike East Dog Park

600 3rd St S

Dike West Park

310 4th St S

Riverside Gardens

345 2nd St N

Dog-Friendly Events

Folkways Night Bazaar


Pet Pride Contest


Red River Market


Rescues/Adoption/Pet Education

Diamond in the Ruff

Cats Cradle Shelter

Dog-Friendly Places to Live. With more apartments Downtown allowing pets, many evenings and weekends you can see people out walking their dogs, socializing and exploring together

Lime 300

303 11th St N

Alexandria Marie

711 NP Ave

Woodrow Apartments

1222 4th Ave N

Bostad Apartments

117 Broadway N

Roberts Commons Apartments

625 2nd Avenue North

Dillard Apartments

247 Roberts St N

Pet-friendly, pet wash area, pet relief area

Dog-Friendly Places to Stay

Hotel Donaldson

City of Fargo Dog Regulations


Other Resources


Everything you’ll need to be sure you and your furry friend have a happy and healthy time in and around Downtown Fargo.

Happy tails to you!

Written by Melissa Rademacher

President of Downtown Community Partnership, Melissa Rademacher is a Fargo native and graduate of North Dakota State University and Fargo South. She has a passion and history of success in Downtown Fargo and the metro area. She has more than 18 years of people management, budget management as well as event and market planning. Rademacher enjoys working with the businesses, residents and guests who love the Downtown. She believes Fargo has been a case study in how people, when working together in a focused approach can have a transformational and lasting impact on a city.

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