Bethesda Beer Garden Goes Dogs – Trade Observer

Social barkan off-leash dog park, beer garden, and cafe with a location in North Bethesda, Maryland is expanding.

The company announced that it has completed a $2 million funding round, bringing its total funding to $5.3 million, to open new locations on the East Coast, including new locations in Baltimore, Washington. , DC, Columbia, Md., Frederick, Md. and Northern Virginia.

“The additional funding has allowed us to expand into new markets and bring the one-of-a-kind Bark Social experience to East Coast communities,” Luke Silverman, co-founder of Bark Social, said in a prepared statement. “Expanding Bark Social while growing the dog lover community is one of our biggest goals. … We are excited that more dogs and dog lovers have a safe and playful space to enjoy the greatest pleasures of life: dogs, beer and coffee.

He opened his first location at 939 Prose Street at Pike & Rose last February.

The Baltimore location is planned for 3822 Boston Street and should open in the next few months. The search for sites in the District and Northern Virginia is still ongoing.

Other future locations include Richmond, Charlottesville, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and North Jersey. The company is also in talks to bring its concept to Southeast Florida and Southern California.

The Bethesda location is 25,000 square feet. and will include a craft beer, wine bar and cafe and a professionally supervised off-leash dog park.

Bark Social plans to open three more locations in 2022, according to the company.

Requests for additional comment were not immediately returned.

Keith Loria can be reached at [email protected].

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