This Missouri Place is a Dog Day Care and a Patio Bar
Leave it to Missouri to come up with a combination of places not ever seen before. This location is a great example. It's a place that's a dog day care and also a patio bar with a full menu of stuff to eat and drink.
The official Bark Yard website provides the info for what they offer and are trying to accomplish:
Bark Yard is a unique gathering place for dogs and dog people. Features include an off-leash dog park which sits on 3+ acres of beautiful green space with mature trees and walking trails as well as a bar patio serving a full menu of food, beer, and wine. Additionally, Bark Yard offers dog daycare and boarding services 7 days a week.
Even though the combination of animal care and food didn't make sense to me at first, I now wonder why we haven't seen more places that provide a place where you can dine without leaving your pet out of the equation.
Am I going to drive my family to Springfield, Missouri to have lunch with a bunch of dogs? Nope. But, I do think they're onto something and would love to see more places like this in our part of the tri-states at some point.