Mutts & Martinis, St. Pete’s new bar and dog waterpark, celebrates grand opening this weekend

What’s more St. Pete than craft brews and doggy splash pads?

click to enlarge Mutts & Martinis, St. Pete’s new bar and dog waterpark, celebrates grand opening this weekend
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Grand Central District’s newest addition is getting ready to open its doors, and it's the ideal place for your dogs to cool off in the summer heat.

Located at 2900 Central Ave. in St. Pete, bar and doggy waterpark concept Mutts & Martinis celebrates its highly-anticipated grand opening on Friday, May 26.

Its social media promises DJs all weekend-long alongside a light food menu and fully-stocked bar. Folks don't have to be members to attend its grand opening festivities, but memberships will be required after this weekend, in addition to having your pups registered. 
Other guidelines for Mutts & Martinis  include: up-to-date vaccinations, male dogs over the age of 18 must be neutered and no in-heat female dogs are allowed. All pups must past a "temperament test" before accessing  the main park area.

Owners can learn more about the bar's rules and regulations on

Besides its massive dog waterpark, Mutts & Martinis offers a variety of specialty cocktails for their owners. Various flavors of mutt-garitas and martinis are on its menu, alongside an expected spread of beers and speciality cocktails like the "Puffy Poodle," complete with rum, lime and strawberry puree.

This new, 5,000 square-foot bar and doggy destination is the latest business from Natalie Conner, who also owns both Pinellas locations of Love My Dog Resorts.  Her newest concept has been literal years in the making, since Mutts & Martinis was first announced in 2020.  After this weekend’s debut, Mutts & Martinis’ “human hours” will be 2 p.m.-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, noon-midnight on Fridays and 10 a.m.-midnight on Saturdays. Its “dog hours” are pretty much the same minus late Friday and Saturday nights, since all pups must be off the premises by 9 p.m. to safely make way for live music and other live entertainment.

Mutts & Martinis will be closed every Monday and Tuesday.

For the latest information on this new dog-friendly concept, head to its Instagram at @muttsmartiniscentral.

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Kyla Fields

Kyla Fields is the Managing Editor of Creative Loafing Tampa Bay who started their journey at CL as summer 2019 intern. They are the proud owner of a charming, sausage-shaped, four-year-old rescue mutt named Piña.
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