Want to know the greatest thing about the dog park being in the middle of downtown Long Beach?
No, it’s not the homeless people who yell at your dog.
No, it’s not the fear of traffic running over your dog as you exit the park.
Man, you are not very good at guessing.
It’s the bars with patios right next door!
Jonathan and I decided it was time to break Josie into the happenin’ social scene, so we went to the Congregation Ale House for “Midday Mass” (aka happy hour).
Congregation has a pub feel with an extensive beer menu that rotates daily. Waitresses in Catholic school uniforms serve you $2 fries and some of the best sausages and flatbreads I’ve ever had. The grilled artichoke is a personal favorite.
Josie had the water. A fine choice.
I love themes. I particularly love themes that work well in bars. Congregation pulls it off:
Now we just need the 10 commandments of craft beers.
If you have pets, do you ever take them to patios? Is that too icky?
I have never thought of pets in restaurants as icky. Mainly because I’m not eating off of the floor, but I can see how some would hate for Josie to tag along.