Lonely Planet Writer

Croatia's dog-friendly beach bar serves up beer and ice-cream to your pooch

 Imagine this; you’re gazing out on the crystal clear water of the Adriatic sea, sitting on a beach with a beer in one hand and your four-legged companion lapping his own doggy beer at your feet. It’s a dream you can make reality at Croatia’s first dog-friendly beach and bar.

Monty’s is Croatia's first dog-friendly beach and bar
Monty’s Dog Beach and Bar

Monty’s Dog Beach and Bar opens on 29 July in Crikvenica until 1 October and it’s not just dog-friendly, it’s pure pooch heaven. After some refreshing paddling, your dog can wash the salt water off in the fully equipped showers before enjoying a specially brewed beer made of chicken and vegetables or cooling down with doggy ice cream made from bananas, peanuts, yoghurt and soy milk.

Monty’s is Croatia's first dog-friendly beach and bar 

The bar even offers an extra service to make some memories while you relax. You can borrow a GoPro from the bar to attach to your dog’s back so you can see a day at the beach from a dog’s eye perspective. Humans are also well-catered for too with wi-fi, deckchairs, umbrella and a full range of drinks and snacks suitable for human consumption.

Monty’s is Croatia's first dog-friendly beach and bar 

Most beaches in Croatia don’t allow dogs but Crikvenica is making an exception and it’s not the only place who sees the value of dog-friendly holiday spots. The Danish town of Holstebro recently made headlines by declaring they would start a series of dog-friendly bars to tempt tourists back after fears Denmark’s strict dog rules were keeping ‘fur parents’ away on their summer holidays.