New Business Spotlight: Barks N’ Brews in Macon

Barks N' Brews in Macon

Is it really happy hour without your pup? Definitely not! And, luckily, Barks N’ Brews in Macon agrees with that philosophy. They welcome humans and their fluffy friends to their Rotary Park-adjacent location. Keep reading for more details!

About the park

What if you and Fido could make new friends at the same time? And what if you could enjoy a delicious drink then too?

Now, it’s possible—and that’s thanks to Kate Lambert. As the owner of Barks N’ Brews in Macon, she was inspired by other dog parks. After a year of hard work, she’s finally created her own.

The grand opening

Barks N’ Brews opened recently in September. It had a dog-gone good first day too! Canine and human attendees got in for free, where they were greeted with live music, raffles and giveaways, and dog treats.

What does the park feature?

A bar and a dog park all in one place! It’s a simple premise—but it’s got a lot of extras to offer too. When you visit Barks N’ Brews, look out for cool features like:

  • Live music events;
  • A dog fountain;
  • Employed “ruferees,” who will keep peace among the pups;
  • A 1.5-acre fenced outdoor space;
  • Water hoses and tubs, so your fluffy friends don’t overheat;
  • Canine agility equipment;
  • Airstreams, where you can order wine, seltzers, beer, and non-alcoholic options;
  • Picnic tables;
  • And more.

Visiting details

“Wine” down with your dog at Barks N’ Brews Wednesday through Friday from 4 to 9 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 9 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 7 p.m. They’re closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Find them at 695 Riverside Drive, which is about 8 miles from Summer Park.

Fun fact: You can buy day passes, monthly packages, or annual packages. Day passes cost $10. Pick your fave option here.

Remember to check out their “before you visit” page here for rules and regulations.


“Bark, bark!” If you don’t speak dog, we can translate. That’s your canine companion kindly asking you to take him or her to Barks N’ Brews in Macon. And really, with a face that cute, who can say no?

Summer Park offers a home sweet apartment for people and their furry family members too. Explore our pet-friendly apartments here. Please keep in mind that we have a two-pet limit per apartment, along with certain breed restrictions. Finally, for more on local news and spotlights in town, browse our blog.