The best times are often spent with doggo and a fine bottle of whisky.
Well now you can have your dog biscuit and eat it too. The Tipsy Cow is the latest drinking hole to realise this life-long dream by bringing to reality the country’s first ever dog-friendly whisky bar.
Let’s get one thing straight though, your dog is not getting drunk here. Rather the idea is to welcome owners and their beloved (and well-behaved) dogs with open arms for a chilled afternoon of the good stuff alongside good company.
The cool idea for a dog-friendly whisky bar came “over a few drinks as good concepts always do”, according to the owners, Paul Tudor and partner Anupam Sharma, who spoke to the Herald Sun.
“A few people have been bringing in their dogs and they say ‘this is great, I’ve got my drink, I’ve got my dog’ and then they just sit down and read a book,” said Sharma.
Whilst it’s a first for Australia, Parisians have long employed this open-door policy for patrons and their pets. The laid back atmosphere of The Tipsy Cow will be accompanied by single malt Scotches from names like Glenfiddich, Glenlivet and Glenmorangie alongside more international flavours like Japan’s Nikka Taketsuru.
The whisky bar wouldn’t be complete without its own mascot and that’s taken care of by the couple’s pointer cross labrador, Nisha.
Nisha actually helped shape the bar’s unique direction to what it is today and the reason was simple.
“There was no way I was going to leave her home,: says Sharma.
The Tipsy Cow is located at 359 Bay St, Port Melbourne.
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