Sometimes border collies just want to hang out with other border collies. And at Bark Social, they can. The private dog park, beer garden and coffee bar at Pike & Rose in North Bethesda hosts themed get-togethers for dogs every Monday, including breed meetups. Doberman and Cavapoo events each attracted more than 35 pups last fall. Don’t have a purebred? No worries—there are also events for long-haired dogs, dogs named Jack, or dogs who are longer than they are tall. The 25,000-square-foot space includes a fenced play area, covered patio and indoor clubhouse. A day pass costs $9.99 on weekdays, $14.99 on weekends for one dog; and an additional $4.99 for a second. See website for membership rates (memberships are not required for meetups). There’s no fee at Bark Social for people without dogs.
Bark Social, 935 Prose St. (Pike & Rose), North Bethesda, 240-253-6060, barksocial.com