Courtesy of Monty's Dog Beach and Bar Croatia
August 24, 2017

One of life’s greatest contentments is relaxing on the beach with a cold beer. And there’s one bar in Croatia that thinks humans shouldn’t be the only ones enjoying the experience.

Monty’s Dog Beach and Bar opened on the shores of Crikvenica last year. Over the past 12 months, the beachside bar has served dogs and their owners. But the bar came to prominence last week when it held its first dog race.

Fifteen dogs and their owners took part in the race, which involved running down a pier, jumping into the water and swimming 100 meters back to shore. This winner was a four-year-old mixed breed named Nimbus.

Courtesy of Monty's Dog Beach and Bar Croatia

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Courtesy of Monty's Dog Beach and Bar Croatia

Afterwards, the contestants recovered and enjoyed treats at the beachside bar.

The bar, in the shape of a giant dog house, is located in Podvorska Harbor on the Adriatic Sea. It serves up beers for both humans and dogs — although the latter option is nonalcoholic and “brewed” from chicken and vegetables. There’s also dog pizza, dog ice cream and dog herbal tea available.

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Humans (whether or not they have a dog) are welcome on the beach. There are people-friendly food options, along with Wi-Fi.

Visitors to Monty’s can rent two sunbeds and an umbrella for about $13 per day.

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