FAQ

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.

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). In our Alexandria location bordetella is required.

We do not require the bordetella vaccine in our Maryland or Pennsylvania, 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!

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General Questions

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Monitored

All dogs must be up-to-date on vaccinations. Our "Bark Rangers" monitor for any aggressive dogs.

Clean

We sanitize all surfaces regularly. Kiss dirty dog parks goodbye! Yes, we pick up after your dog, rinse down surfaces and disinfect constantly.

A dog bar is 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.

We have plenty of open dog park and play area! In addition to an outdoor park, we have covered space to keep our two-legged friends comfortable. This includes an open-air covered patio area in addition to a climate-controlled clubhouse to keep everyone comfortable during extremely hot or cold days.

We open at 8am. We offer a full selection of coffee and espresso drinks as well as breakfast items. Grab a great cup of joe and start your day while your dog gets their morning run in while you relax or log-on.

We close at 10pm Sunday through Thursday and 11pm Friday and Saturday.

Yes! We are open rain or snow 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.

Yes and yes! Work from home? Freelancers? Self-employed? Stay at home parents? Fun-employed? Company event? We've got you covered with WiFi and TVs if you need to need to be connected, stay up on current events or watch your favorite team.

Yes! Some of our most popular menu items are our Bavarian soft pretzels, pizza, and crispy chicken tenders, and we've got a wide range of tasty local eats!

No outside food or drinks are permitted in Bark Social. All food (human and dog) served at Bark Social is nontoxic to dogs.

Yes! Doggy birthday, corporate event, work yappy hour, fundraiser, human birthday...anything plus dogs equals a great time! Check out our Events page for more details and to book your event.

Yes! We have weekly specials you can see on our events page. Veterans and active military get 10% off their tab, always (cannot be combined with other offers). All Frontline Workers, Teachers, Federal Government Employees, and Active Duty Military and Veterans receive $20 off their Annual Membership. And we share exclusive offers with our email subscribers - sign up now!

Dog Questions

Yes, we have trained Bark Rangers. Their job is to supervise the park, however we do expect owners to watch their dogs at all times.

Dogs must be at least 16 weeks (4 months) old and current on all vaccinations in order to enter Bark Social — that is the minimum age when their immune systems are sufficiently developed to be safe in an off-leash environment.

No. All well-socialized and vaccinated dogs over 4 months are welcome at Bark Social.

No, due to leash aggression, all dogs that enter must be off-leash.

Unfortunately, we do not allow dogs with muzzles into the park.

No, we do not allow spray bottles or other items used for obedience training. This is to ensure all dogs and owners are safe, and not to cause any inadvertent issues with dogs or their owners.

You must remain at Bark Social while your dog is in the park. Your dog will have a great time playing in the park, supervised by our professional staff of Bark Rangers, while you grab a drink or a bite to eat, watch a game or get some work done on your laptop.

Yes, we have a separate area for dogs under 30 Ibs. Small dogs are welcome to visit the main play area if they are comfortable around large dogs.

You bet! No more shopping at a big box pet store. We have a full line of our locally sourced dog treats/chews, handmade leashes, collars, dog toys, pupcakes, pupsicles and puppy ice cream, and great gear for our two-legged customers as well.

Yes! We believe in doing the right thing and giving back to the community. On our Events page, you can see when we're having our next fundraiser or adoption event. Learn about Frankie Cares and contact us if you'd like to hold a charity event at our location.

Membership Questions

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!

Membership allows us to create a true community of responsible dog lovers, by making sure all our pups are properly socialized, vaccinated, and ensuring a fun environment for everyone.

We have several membership options. Learn about membership

Yes, you can use your club membership at any Bark Social location. Daily passes are specific to a location.

Day Pass and Monthly Pass Holders can add one additional family member age 21+, as long as they have legal rights to act for the dog in case of an incident.

Social Club Members can add two additional family members age 21+, as long as they have legal rights to act for the dog in case of an incident.

Only legal owners can bring their dogs in. If you are looking to bring in a foster dog, please email info@barksocial.com to see if your rescue is a Bark Social partner. If not, you will not be allowed to bring in your foster dog until your foster is a registered partner. 

Yes. We will retain your credit card number on file (securely) and automatically charge it on the cycle of your membership (monthly for monthly passes, and annually for Bark Social Club members.

You can join Bark Social here!

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.