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Notes: Bark Social acquires dog-friendly Barkhaus bar with rebranding in the works

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Barkhaus dog outside (photo via Barkhaus/Facebook)

Dog-friendly bar Barkhaus (529 E. Howell Avenue) has been a lone wolf since opening just off Route 1 in 2020, but the Washington Business Journal reported the restaurant is joining the Bark Social pack.

Bark Social is a budding chain with three locations across Bethesda, Baltimore and Philadelphia. Barkhaus will be converted to the fourth Bark Social, with more planned in Maryland and California.

Washington Business Journal said that while Barkhaus will rebrand as Bark Social and gain some of that chain’s services, Barkhaus’ full kitchen will remain in place and possibly be added to other Bark Social locations.

The change is planned to happen over time, the Washington Business Journal reported, rather than an abrupt overnight rebranding.

Photo via Barkhaus/Facebook

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