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Two more Yappy Hours in 2019

One of the greatest things about Hotel Henry at The Richardson-Olmsted Complex is the wide variety of programing that exists. From carriage rides to Harry Potter Yoga, the event organizers continue to keep us guessing what will be rolled out next.

Throughout the course of the summer, Hotel Henry and 100 Acres: The Kitchens at Hotel Henry hosted a series of Yappy Hours, where the South Patio is converted to a dog haven. Yappy Hour, as it’s called, takes place every Wednesday starting at 5pm – dog owners are encouraged to bring their four legged friends along for a romp on the lawn, in a locale that is unmatched due to its historic setting.

The Yappy Hour events* take place through the month of August, which means that there are only two more left on the 2019 schedule (see Facebook events – August 21 and 28).

“Bring your well-behaved leashed dog and enjoy drink specials and small plates as you get cozy with other Buffalo dog lovers for our casual take on a dog friendly happy hour. Don’t have a dog? That’s fine too!

“Don’t worry, we aren’t forgetting about your canine companions. Water bowls, dog treats, and plenty of grass to, well… you know… will be available.” – Hotel Henry

Buffalo is in the midst of becoming a canine-friendlier place. Now that dogs are allowed on restaurant patios… and it seems as if one out of every ten businesses (at least on Elmwood) puts out water bowls… along with a number of new dog-friendly events popping up (including this Saturday’s Bark in the Park)… we can rest easier and play harder thanks to the concerted pro-pup efforts that are being put forth. Hopefully when LaSalle Park is reimagined, we will be gifted with a much better dog park than what is there currently (it’s a huge opportunity that should not be squandered).

*This is a shine only outdoor happy hour. Dogs will not be permitted inside. Be sure that all pups are up to date on their shots and have friendly agreeable personalities when around other dogs. Owners will be responsible for cleaning up after their animals.

Photo by Stainless Images

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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