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'Just made sense': beer garden welcomes four-legged guests

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A Sunshine Coast tavern has set tails wagging after opening its beer garden to four-legged friends.

The Parklands Tavern beer garden, aptly named ‘The Yard’, last weekend began welcoming furry friends to join in the fun.

Venue manager Tyson Kelley-Comb said the decision to open the beer garden of the Meridan Plains venue to dogs stemmed from the tavern’s commitment to enhance the overall experience for its guests.

He said the move would complement the Sunshine Coast’s dog-loving culture.

“Many of our customers, just like us, are big-time dog lovers,” Mr Kelley-Comb said.

“A lot of them have asked us about bringing their furry friends along when they visit so the decision to transform The Yard to suit both two-legged and four-legged guests just made sense.

The Yard at Parklands Tavern has artificial grass that is kind to paws.

“Our Yard Bar has a separate entrance, faux grass (cool on pooches’ paws) and large market umbrellas over picnic tables, which provide great shade for the dogs.”

From 10am to 5pm daily, Parklands Tavern is aiming to make this vibrant outdoor space the ultimate destination for dog owners.

“With chill tunes, pool tables and big screens for sports lovers, the space already offers a great, relaxed vibe for family and friends to gather so welcoming dogs to the venue just extends this,” Mr Kelley-Comb said.

“We will have water bowls and treats provided for the dogs and cold tap beers, fine wines, fancy cocktails and a mouth-watering lunch menu for the humans.”

Parklands Tavern is also encouraging guests to upload a snap of their pooch enjoying the festivities on social media with the tag #poochesofparklands.

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