We know how much you love your pets. So do we. 1221 Van is completely pet-friendly and we always look forward to meeting your 4-legged roommates. For those moving in with dogs, it’s useful to get to know the neighborhood from a dog-owner’s perspective. Luckily for our residents, we’re always on the look-out for places around the Capitol Riverfront and Navy Yard to visit with your dog.
Pet-Friendly Green Spaces
Our neighborhood is designed to be dog-friendly, with plenty of green spaces to explore with you and your pup just right around the corner. Now that it’s warmer out, exploring and meeting other neighborhood pets is one of the joys of living at 1221 Van. There’s nothing quite like the shared joy of owning a dog that gets people talking. To make sure your pup has all the right gear to explore, we recommend making a pit-stop at Unleashed by Petco. They’re stocked with all the right things to make for a happy dog, including free treats to take on your way out. Pick up a few toys or a new leash, then head over to Canal Park for an interactive play-space where your dog can roam amongst the dancing fountains. If you’re looking for something even more scenic, we suggest The Yards Park for a city escape with a view of the water. Sometimes all you need is open air and grass underfoot to get you and your dog feeling refreshed.
After a couple hours of play, a snack and a drink are a much needed treat for you and your pooch. Bring them along with you to one of the Navy Yard’s dog-friendly bars and restaurants. For a casual, cool atmosphere we love The Brig – it offers classic bar food and drinks all while being totally cool with your 4-legged guest in their outdoor seating area – we recommend stopping by for their “Yappy Hour.” When the weather is just right, nothing can beat Bardo Brewing. The hip and trendy riverfront brewery lets you sip on local brews al-fresco with ample grass for your pup to graze while you play a game of corn hole. Who knows, your dog might want to get in on a game as well. It doesn’t get much better than that.
We know how important your pets are and we’re happy our pet-friendly neighborhood has places where you can both explore and enjoy spring weather. Learn more about all that the area around 1221 Van has to offer here and contact us to book your tour #OnVan.