Warmer temperatures are finally here to stay in KCMO, and
you know what that means: patio season! At Apex we’re proud to call ourselves
pet-friendly and love it when our four-legged residents visit us in the office.
Thankfully Kansas City also loves dogs, which means you don’t have to leave
your furry family member at home when you go out this spring and summer!
Do you take your dog to work? Or
maybe you work from home and like to start the day with a nice walk in the
city. Perhaps you’re wanting to meet a friend for coffee downtown. In any case,
thanks to the patio at Kaldi’s Coffee you don’t have to leave your dog behind
while you grab some caffeine. When Kaldi’s Coffee opened in 1994 they dedicated
themselves to offering a memorable coffee experience through sustainable business
practices, and since then they’ve expanded to several Missouri locations as
well as a few in the Atlanta area.
Find out more on their website, or follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
It would make sense that a vegan
bakery is animal-friendly, and at Mud Pie you don’t have to worry about harming
any animals while you enjoy a sweet treat or a cup of joe with your pooch on
the patio. Regardless of if you practice a vegan lifestyle, you’re sure to find
something your taste buds will enjoy. They even have gluten-free items! Bakery
items vary daily, so you can stop in regularly and try something new each time,
or order ahead if you want to make sure your favorite cupcakes are available.
Check out their website for a full menu, and
follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
Craving some delicious Kansas
City BBQ? Thanks to their spacious beer garden and patio, you can bring man’s
best friend to the self-proclaimed “House of Meat” at Char Bar on Pennsylvania.
The Beer Garden also has a host of outdoor games like croquet, bocce ball, ping
pong, and cornhole. With an expansive menu of lunch and dinner, as well as
weekend brunch, Char Bar is the perfect place to meet up with friends and have
a good time.
Not convinced? Head over to
their website for more info, or follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
Branded as a café and hangout, you
know you can take your time and enjoy the day at Happy Gillis. As with most
breakfast and lunch restaurants, it’s even better on the patio that accepts
well-behaved dogs, so your pooch can enjoy brunch too! From classic dishes like
biscuits and gravy and smoked salmon, to seasonal dishes made with fresh fruit
and upscale fare like tri-tip steak sandwiches, you’re sure to start your day
off right at Happy Gillis. They also have several beers on tap, delicious cocktails,
and bottomless coffee, so let your furry friend know you’ll be staying a while!
You can find their full menu on their website, and check them out on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as well!
West Terrace Dog Park
KCMO is known for its parks, and
even at our downtown location, we’re no more than a short walk away from several
green spaces. Case in point, the West Terrace Dog Park that’s just a short walk
away from Apex. Let your furbaby run full steam and get out all the zoomies at
this off-leash dog park open to members 5 AM to 10 PM daily. The fully-enclosed,
1.5-acre park includes benches and a pavilion overlooking the West Bottoms and
the Missouri River for humans to enjoy while the dogs run around and socialize.
Find out how to become a member
on their website, and follow Kansas
City parks on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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