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Hampden for Hounds

Warning: If you bring your dogs to this restaurant, you may never get them to leave! Blue Pit has worked closely with the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Shelter, Inc. (BARC) in countless fundraisers and events. During the winter, they have offered photo shoots with Santa Paws and holiday sweater photo contests. Year round, they place photos of adoptable BARC dogs near the bar. If you’re lucky, you may spot their official mascot, Sakai the blue pit bull!

City Dog magazine, Baltimore

Best Dog-Friendly Bar

With paw prints in the logo, it’s no secret that a Blue Pit requisite is: must love dogs. Hit up the barbecue joint’s back patio for a four-legged frenzy, with peak cuteness during BARCS yappy hours.
Baltimore magazine 2017

Best BBQ in Baltimore

Blue Pit BBQ and Whiskey Bar in the Woodberry neighborhood, offers both outdoor and indoor seating and a bar with more than 100 American whiskeys. The menu offers choices of meats, platters, and sandwiches. Many of the meats are cooked with what are normally in your glass  with Zeke’s coffee, bourbon, and more. Note that it’s only offers counter and bar service for ordering food and they will bring you your food. Another great point is the outdoor area is pet-friendly.

-CBS Baltimore

Bring Fido to These Dog-Friendly Bars & Restaurants

This laid-back hangout has tons of dog-friendly outdoor seating, perfect for big parties, as well as an extensive whiskey collection, an array of smoked meats, and tons of hefty sandwiches. They’ve hosted events like Yappy Hour, a specially tailored party for people who love drinking with their dogs, and many of their proceeds benefit local animal shelters. 1601 Union Ave., 443-948-5590

Baltimore magazine, September 2018


“What’s not to like?” wonder fans of the “amazing” slow-cooked BBQ and “wonderful specialty cocktails” (starring “a great selection of whiskey”, natch) at this easygoing Hampden saloon; the picnic-table deck and “friendly” service at the bar appeal to regulars who “come here for comfort.”

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