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Pups and pints make this Columbia City place a winner - 2022's Best

Growlerz is a howl and a perfect dogspotting destination. #k5evening

SEATTLE — Growlerz is the winner of Best Pet Friendly Restaurant or Bar in 2022's Best of Western Washington viewers poll.

Growlerz is a combination dog day care, pay-to-play off leash park and bar in Columbia City that's well loved by both two legged — and four legged — fans. 

When asked what makes this place special, owner Karl Johnson said, "Probably the people and the dogs. Concepts a little unique. I guess we didn't re-invent the wheel with it, there are plenty of places where you can go and get a drink with your dog." 

But Growlerz is unique, because dogs can safely run off leash in the fully enclosed play area, and get some exercise while their owners relax and socialize over a beer, wine, or cider.

If you want your dog to play or stay here, you'll have to provide proof of vaccinations, dogs 7 months and older must be spayed/neutered, and excessive barking is discouraged. And humans must be 21 or older. 

They made an exception to the barking rule when Jim led the staff and a pack of customers in a victory howl — congratulations to Growlerz for their Best of Western Washington win! 

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