Addison is going to the dogs – at least, Addison Circle Park is. On Saturday, Aug. 17, the fluffiest, furriest, cutest, tounge-waggiest dogs and their owners are invited to attend Addison After Dark: Pints and Pups night from 7-11 p.m. This entertainment-packed evening is a chance for you and your four-legged friends to bond under the stars, while getting to know the community at the same time.
“Addison After Dark is doing a wonderful job of reaching people throughout the Metroplex and introducing them to the fun, unique activities and events that can be found in Addison,” said Jasmine Lee, director of special events for the Town of Addison. “Attendance has doubled each month, and we’re excited to see the response to Pints and Pups in August. Where else can you find free parking and admission, free samples from multiple area breweries, and cute puppies all in one place? We encourage people to come see what Addison has to offer, stay the night, and enjoy a delicious brunch at one of our many restaurants the next day.”
Come hungry to this free event, which is giving out free In-N-Out burger meals to the first 750 guests. Afterward, you can buy dessert from the Snowie Naturals DFW or Kitty Bunny Bakery food trucks. During the event, America’s Finest Beverage Catering will also be selling beer, wine and more, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Adaptive Training Foundation – a training program for veterans.
In addition, eight breweries will be on-site to offer drinks to those 21 and older. The breweries include Paulaner Munich Bier, a Munich brewing tradition since 1634; Bitter Sisters Brewing Company, the only production brewery in Addison, which has a passion for making great beer; Old Town Brewhouse, from Lewisville that provides craft beer that rocks; Waldhaus, a German brewery; Denton County Brewing Company, a Denton-based craft brewery that serves beer born and brewed in Denton; Natchez Brewing Company, founded by a husband and wife team in the historic downtown Natchez, Mississippi; Ladenburger, a German brewery; and Tupps Brewery, which makes beer that blends art and science and is located at the historic Cotton Mill in McKinney. All guests will receive 10 free samples of beer so you can try new things and discover your favorite!
While your sipping beers in the garden, you can enjoy classic rock tunes from Hot Soup at 7 p.m. and Epic Unplugged at 9 p.m. Hot Soup is a male variety group specializing in “creating a broad listening experience with a little something for everybody,” according to their website. Epic Unplugged is a full band with a string quartet that plays rock covers from bands like Pink Floyd, Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin and others. Both of these bands will bring an energy to the evening that will make it easier to kick back and have a great time.
Don’t forget to treat your furry friends by taking them to pet cooling stations! They will love stopping by these in between visiting each visitor booth. These include Pappy’s Pet Lodge, an award-winning doggy daycare; Dallas DogRRR, which rescues and helps dogs in need; Hollywood Feed, a one-of-a-kind pet retail store; the Street Dog Project, a nonprofit organization that focuses on rescuing dogs from the streets of Dallas; Braided One Pet Accessories, which sells handmade pet collars made out of textile and leather; DAWG (Dallas Agility Working Group), which promotes agility and sponsors competitions for everyone; and Simba’s Barkery, a delicious gourmet dog treat shop, with doggie desserts made with human-grade ingredients. Racing lanes will also be set up, so your dogs can release some energy and compete with others in a fun challenge.
Addison After Dark is a free event held with a different theme on the third Saturday of every month through November (with the exception of September due to Addison Oktoberfest). The last two Addison After Dark events held this year will be Let’s Do The Time Warp on Oct. 19, which is Rocky Horror Picture Show-themed that will include a glow dance party, costume contest and viewing of the cult classic musical, and Harvest Hootenanny on Nov. 16, which is a family-fun day that celebrates autumn with outdoor games, folk music, a petting zoo and more.
Who hasn’t looked into their dogs big brown eyes and felt too sad to leave them home alone so you could go out for the night? Take advantage of this rare opportunity to drink and play with Fido at the same time by coming to Pints and Pups. Just grab a blanket to lay down on, bring a few plastic bags to pick up after your dog, and get ready for the perfect summer night!