Bark Social Bethesda

All humans are welcome, whether you have a dog or not. Guests without dogs may enter for free. Humans under 21 may visit any time before 8pm, and must be accompanied by an adult over 21.

Dogs must be registered with current vaccine records and have a Bark Social Club membership or a monthly or day pass to enter. (See our park rules.)

Free Day Pass

for your first visit

  • Address

    We're located at 935 Prose Street, North Bethesda MD in Pike & Rose.

    Parking is free for 2 hours at the adjacent garage.

  • Hours

    We're open:
    Sundays - Thursdays 8am-9pm
    Fridays - Saturdays 8am-10pm

  • Phone

    Our phone is 240-253-6060.

A Bar For Dog Lovers

  • Free high-speed WiFi and TVs inside & out

  • Delicious food & drinks for humans & dogs

  • Craft beers, cocktails, seltzers, and wine

  • Self-Serve Dog Baths

  • 2 Hours Free Parking

  • Bark Rangers and more!

Bringing a dog?

We strongly recommend registering your dog online prior to arrival.

This will ensure a seamless entry to Bark Social. Our membership portal allows you to register you and your dog, upload vaccine and spayed/neutered records, sign liability waiver, and purchase a membership. Day Passes are only available in person, day of entry.

But if you register your pup online before your visit, when you show up for the first time, you just need to give us your name and you can walk right in!

If you do not sign-up using our online membership portal, please bring copies of your vaccine records with you.

Our check-in staff will help you register, scan in your vaccine and spay/neuter records, and sign our liability waiver. Day Pass visitors are encouraged to use the membership portal for a quick and seamless entry.


Bethesda FAQ

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions below.

Bark social is a bar for dog lovers. It's a clean, monitored and gated dog park that serves coffee and breakfast items in the morning and beer, wine, and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and lunch items in the afternoon and evening. We also serve dog treats like doggy ice-cream, pupsicles, etc.

Of course! We love dog enthusiasts, not just dog owners! We have great food, coffee, craft beer, wine, and entertainment. Humans get in for free. However, if you're not a dog person, this probably isn't the place for you!

No! Humans are free to enter (except during special ticketed events). Dogs need a membership or a guest pass to enter. We will ask you to complete a short form and sign a waiver at the Check-In Desk prior to entering.

Maximum of 2 dependents total per adult: 1 dog and 1 kid, or 2 dogs, or 2 kids. We welcome kids any day we're open, until 8pm. All children under the age of 21 must exit the premises at or before 8pm. There are no exceptions. Anyone under the age of 21 must be under strict adult supervision at all times.

Yes. You have two options:

  1. Register your dog, upload vaccine and spay/neuter records, and sign waiver prior to visiting. Please note: Your dog must be neutered/spayed if they are over a year old. (Recommended)
  2. Bring all your vaccine and spay/neuter records or digital copies upon your first visit. (Please note if you do this option, it will take some time to fill out the information. We strongly encourage you to register and upload all of your records prior to coming.)

All dogs must be current on vaccinations (Distemper (DHPP/DHLPP/Da2PP) and Rabies). We do not require the bordetella vaccine, but we strongly recommend it. All dogs over one year old must be spayed or neutered.

Yes, all pets over a year old must be spayed or neutered. No exceptions.

You can review our park rules here.

No. Day Passes are only available in person, day of entry. However, you can register your pup online before your visit for a faster entry.

As a Bark Social Club Member, you can bring your dog(s) into our fully staffed, off-leash dog park as often as you please. In addition, you'll receive over $1,500 in perks from a shopping spree at our retail store (annual members only), discounts with our premium partners, 50% off our ticketed events, and more!

YES! We are open rain or shine.

With our large covered patio and climate controlled clubhouse you will be out of the rain/snow. Since most dogs don't mind running around in the rain/snow, they're free to roam. We offer free towels for you to dry them with afterwards.

For dogs (and humans) that don't like the rain, they can hang out and even run around a bit under the covered patio or in our clubhouse. In the winter, we have infrared heaters and walls around the covered patio.


I have another question...

Check out our full FAQ page, and contact us if it's not answered there!

Bethesda Events

Want to hold an event?

We love hosting private parties and other events. Go to our private events page for more info and to make an event reservation request.

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Bethesda Reviews

  • ★★★★★

    “Today was our first outing at Bark Social. I love the vibe! It's immaculate & friendly. Bark Rangers are very attentive and handle dogs professionally. I love that they are strict with vaccines & docs, which assures us that they take health & safety seriously.”

    Erin H
  • ★★★★★

    “Absolutely love coming here! My pups love this place so much! It's always such a great vibe, and everyone is so friendly.”

    Kavindi W
  • ★★★★★

    “We adore Bark Social. We have been annual members for a little over 2 years now. Our dog has a great time, the environment is very chill and comfortable, and the employees and Bark Rangers keep everybody safe and secure.”

    Han P
  • ★★★★★

    “Who doesn't love Bark Social? It's great to have a place to let the dogs have fun while the humans socialize over some beers. You don't even have to have a dog to go, and plenty of people visit just to get their dog fix!”

    Anna M
  • ★★★★★

    “Great place to bring your dog, but even if you don’t have a dog, you can bring yourself here. Fantastic staff, good drinks, and good food. Would recommend to anyone that likes to watch and pet dogs!”

    Sean B