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Let the Dogs Out for Yappy Hour

Let the fur fly August 4th* and beyond at Dogs Downtown’s Yappy Hour. After you and your pup play at Dogs Downtown, 11am-3pm, head to one of Downtown Rochester’s participating bars for a ‘Yappy Hour’!

Each restaurant or bar listed has crafted a dog-centered special to be offered following the event for purchase. View the participating restaurants and bars below, along with a list a Downtown Rochester’s dog-friendly patios, so you can continue to bring your pooch Downtown all summer long.


  • Chester’s Kitchen & Bar, 3pm-6pm: A Dog named Ruby
    •  A twist on a classic "Salty Dog" cocktail giving it a little sweet side. Consisting of Clementine Vodka, Dr. Cherry, grapefruit bitters, and topped with Ruby Red Squirt, garnished with a Salt & Sugar Rim and Grapefruit wedge, we give this drink two paws up!
  • Grand Rounds Brewing Company & Restaurant, 3pm-10pm: Hot Dog Promotion
    • Get $1 off any Grand Rounds Hot Dog when you bring your dog with! All dogs will also receive a free house-made Grain Treat.


*Rain Date: August 5th

For a full listing of all Dogs Downtown vendors and activities, click here to access our event map. Also, make sure to follow our Facebook event page to stay updated on all things Dogs Downtown.