LOGAN SQUARE — Bucktown animal rescue One Tail At A Time has teamed up with Emporium Popups to bring a dog-friendly “pop-PUP” bar to Milwaukee Avenue, next to Logan Square’s Emporium Arcade Bar.
The Dog’s Day will celebrate its grand opening at 6 p.m. Friday at 2367 N. Milwaukee Ave. The pop-up’s first gathering will feature Instagram famous pups like Splinter the Ninja Dog and Truman the Giant, giveaways and fun for dogs and humans alike, according to its Facebook event page.
Billed as Chicago’s very first Pop-PUP bar & doggo play place, the dog-friendly bar is sponsored by Few Spirits, Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co., New Belgium Brewing and Fetch Pet Care.
No tickets are required to attend the free opening party, but other select events will require tickets during the pop-up’s run, which ends on September 16.
All dogs must be fully vaccinated before coming into the bar, organizers say.
The Dog’s Day will be closed on Mondays. Its hours of operation through September 16 are 5 p.m.- 2 a.m. Tuesday-Friday, 3 p.m. – 3 a.m. Saturday and 3 p.m.- midnight on Sunday.
After its opening night on Friday, the bar will be open to anyone over age 21 and their dog, but the following special events at these days and times will require tickets purchased in advance or a door donation:
Sunday, September 2, from 3-5 p.m.: A Dog’s Day Party
A dog-friendly party with off-leash play, paw print art, ice cream and raffles. Dog owners must have a ticket to attend the party. Tickets are $15 and can be bought here.
Tuesday, September 4 and September 11, from 5-9 p.m: Private VIP Showings
Lucky dogs can get their run of the place in 20 minute increments with no other dogs around, while the bar portion remains open to humans. Tickets, $25 for September 4, can be bought here. For September 11 showings, click here.
Wednesday, September 5, from 7-9 p.m.: Dog Dinner
A private 5-course dinner hosted by Elliott Bambrough of Chicago’s Best, with special guest Sporty the Dogs, will charge $40 per dog and $15 for each human. Buy tickets here.
Saturday, September 8: Bad to the Bone Night
*$5 donation at the door. DJ, raffles, and more fun is set to be announced soon.
Sunday, September 16: Closing Day
No tickets are required. Organizers say two and four-legged revelers can expect “more celebrity appearances from famous Chicago dogs,” and giveaways.
A portion of proceeds from The Dog’s Day Pop-PUP will benefit One Tail at a Time, a no-kill dog rescue center at 2144 N. Wood St. in Bucktown.