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Norm’s Eatery & Alehouse: Seattle’s Oldest Dog-Friendly Bar and Restaurant

Seattle’s oldest dog-friendly restaurant is now bigger and better than ever! 

Walking in to Norm’s Eatery & Alehouse, it’s just as warm and welcoming as it’s always been, but it’s now bigger, better, and ready for even more dogs and the people who love them. Norm’s Eatery and Alehouse is Seattle’s oldest dog-friendly bar and restaurant. Founder Steve Habacher named the beloved Seattle restaurant after his dog, Norm, and after Steve moved to Yakima, he didn’t want to see his creation close. That’s when his business neighbor, Peter Glick, owner of Roxy’s Diner and The BackDoor Cocktail Lounge, decided to take over the businesses, keeping it dog-friendly – and then some!

A quick remodel this past January resulted in a refreshed, relit, redesigned space that now features a unique indoor Doggy Off Leash play area. This area features its own counter for eating and drinking with plenty of televisions to watch sports and room for the doggies to enjoy themselves, too. This area can accommodate parties of up to 30 people and their pooches. Buyouts and special events can handle up to 90 people and pets.

“In honor of the great work done by PAWS, we have developed an ongoing relationship to help them raise money and have named our new Doggy Area: the PAWS OFF LEASH PLAY ZONE,” Peter explained.

“This summer, we’re working in conjunction with Tito’s Vodka to raise money for PAWS. Through September 16th, for every Tito’s drink sold at Norm’s, $1 will be donated to PAWS. On July 20th, Tito’s is sponsoring a Pet Adoption Party at Norm’s, with Tito’s paying a portion of the adoption fees. Later in September, we’ll have a check presentation party at Norm’s – and you won’t want to miss it!”

Norm’s has a monthly dog photo competition with $100 gift cards to the winner and a feature on their Facebook page. Winners are also entered into their New Year’s Grand Prize Photo Contest for a $300 gift card.

“Adding to the dog-friendly theme, we’ve arranged to have Montgomery Mobile Pop-Up Veterinary Clinic to be in our parking lot at 3:00 p.m. on August 21st,” Peter said. “He’s radically reducing his normal rates, so take advantage of this opportunity!”

In addition to the changes to its interior, Norm’s has also had a gastronomic reinvention. “We now feature an organic summer salad menu, grass-fed burgers, and daily meal specials like local mussels, Sunday prime rib dinner, Belgian waffles, and classics like homemade meatloaf, Oyster Po Boys, and Cuban-style slow-cooked pork hoagies!” Peter stated.

Norm’s is located at 460 N 36th St in Seattle. They are open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to midnight on Friday, 9:00 a.m. to midnight on Saturday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Sundays.