Bark Social ‘Dog Bar’ Raises Additional $2 Million in Funding For East Coast Expansion

by MCS Staff

It has been just under a year since Bark Social opened its gates in Pike & Rose, adjacent to Rose Park and next to Julii and Jinya. BizJournals reports that the “social club for dogs and their owners has raised another $2 million to fuel its growth in Greater Washington and other metro areas along the East Coast.” Per the report, it’s the latest of three funding rounds for the company, for a total of around $5.3 million. Bark Social will start with a new location in Baltimore (Canton) and plan on at least two more locations in D.C. and Philadelphia to be announced soon.

The existing venue consists of a 25,000 square foot dog park plus a 2,500 square foot climate controlled clubhouse as well as a bar/cafe and gift shop. The dog park is off-leash and monitored by trained professionals at all times and there is a separate area for small dogs as well.

Their outdoor area is spacious– it has ample, physically distanced seating for humans and lots of room for dogs to play around. They have a covered outdoor patio with heating, an uncovered area, an indoor clubhouse, and they also brought back the Pike & Rose beach on their premises due to popular request.

Members are able to access amenities such as TV and WiFi in their clubhouse, a dog treat bar, dog wash stations, as well as a shop featuring locally made products. Bark Social plans to offer events such as dog yoga, Yappy hours, singles nights, dog birthday parties, and even a Halloween dog costume contest.
Memberships run at $349.99 for the year, $39.99 for the month, or $9.99-$14.99 for a day pass. Humans enter for free and dogs are not necessary for entry.

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