Nightlife for dogs – SkyBark

The USA and Australia really do seem to have the best when it comes to dogs. Here in the UK, we seem a touch behind; let’s see if we can change that!

In the past, we’ve bemoaned the lack of dog-friendly venues for British dog owners. The excellent DoggiePubs is filled with details of dog-friendly pubs but, last time I looked, there’s no mention of a stylish city-centre bar that welcomes dogs.

SkyBark is a new event in Los Angeles that brings art, music and dogs together! Held in downtown LA’s Hanger 1018 gallery/bar, on March 25, the night will feature a canine couture show, pet art and photography and, importantly, the opportunity to adopt dogs in need of a home.

While many British pubs welcome your mutt with a bowl of water, SkyBark’s got something a bit more special planned. Treats and cocktails, created specially for the event, will be available for all the dogs in attendance, as well as the occassional something for their owners. There’ll be plenty to keep the mutts busy, with play areas for each size of dog and canine toilets courtesy of the night’s organiser, PetaPotty.

To book your ticket – $20 – visit

  • On July 4, 2006 from 6:00pm to 12:00am, SkyBark will happen once again and this time around we celebrate the 4th with a BBQ and K-9 Carnival! Please join us as we cook up the all American BBQ fare and offer a wonderful 360 degree view of Los Angeles from our rooftop – that means fireworks as far as the eye can see.

    What is SkyBark? It is a nighttime party located on the rooftop of the office building of PETaPOTTY. SkyBark?€™s mission is nightlife with a purpose. Man?€™s best friend is often left home far too long, while his or her owner leaves for a night out on the town. So, SkyBark allows dog owners to have a great time and bring their pooch with them. The large rooftop deck and park area is chic, sophisticated, and modern, and has the most beautiful views of the downtown skyline. SkyBark has a full service bar, live music, ample seating, catering services for you and your dog, doggy night-care services (in case you want to go dance) and more!

    Come one, come all to K-9 Carmivale!

    Dogs and thier owners will be partying under a canopy of fireworks! That’s right, on 4th of July, Skybark will be booming with two dance floors, two bars, lots of fun, food and fancy four legged friends! We are inviting all media to arrive at 5:30pm for prime coverage of the first fourth of July for pets! Making this the most pet friendly location on the planet earth, in way of seeing the fireworks without hearing them. From our spectacular penthouse suite in downtown LA we have stunning views of hollywod bowl’s, USC’s and Dodger staduim’s firework dispalys

    SPACE IS LIMITED – don’t be left out, buy your tickets before it sells out! Presale tickets for SKYBARK can be purchased by calling: (213) 891-1722. You can purchase tickets on-line at Tickets are $20 per person and $10 per dog in advance increasing to $30 per person and $15 per dog at the door. In-n-out night-care is available for your dog as well, being sponsored by Bark Avenue, for $15 per dog when you RSVP or $30 at the door

  • andy roth

    Staying true to our word, Skybark, your favorite pet-friendly party locale, is still invading New York City and setting off the celebration surrounding Westminster 2009. Amid the torrential economic climate, other events have fallen by the wayside and Skybark stands proud as the unwavering source for pet friendly night life festivities for your Westminster experience. We’re excited, elated and ready to show NYC how we do it Hollywood style.
    Brought to you with the help of Doggy Aficionado, Fido Friendly, and Metropolitan Blue Book, Skybark will be in full effect, Friday, February 6th at the Hotel Pennsylvania’s Penn Top Ballroom. We will be rolling out the red carpet for you and your canine companions at 8 PM Sharp and the number of attractions Skybark is bringing on is, to say the least, impressive. The event will benefit Animal Haven, a no kill animal adoption center, shelter and sanctuary for displaced cats and dogs, so even the Tiny Tim’s of the pet world win.
    Located adjacent to Madison Square Garden, the prestigious Hotel Pennsylvania is a New York City institution that personifies the city’s style, essence and history. Glenn Miller played there and wrote the famous song and band number entitled “Pennsylvania 6-500,” consequently the Penn’s phone number still reflects the song’s title. It’s tradition for the Hotel Penn to act as a media and social hub for Westminster. No matter where the exhibitors and spectators stay, they converge at the Penn for everything dog related. Skybark will transform the Penn Top Ballroom into the “place to be” for anyone looking to bring their pets, cut loose, and have a great time before the Westminster Dog Show commences. The glamorous ballroom meets the high standards of Skybark and features immaculate views that look upon the Empire State Building and the marquis of Madison Square Garden.
    The Hotel has a large lower-level conference room that will be converted into an indoor bio-break facility for the competitors. The facility is referred to as “the Green Room” and PETaPOTTY can be found there helping with the dogs’ potty needs. Judy Davis of First in Line Animal Grooming Products and the veteran host of the Penn’s Green Room Salon, Spa and “Paw Mall’ brought us on and PETaPOTTY is overjoyed to be taking care of the prestigious pets business. The accommodations for Westminster entries have made the Hotel Pennsylvania the Travel Channel’s “#3 Bathroom”. The Hotel draws in a great deal of media coverage. There are always paparazzi scouring the place for great shots and videos of the world’s top dogs. The Hotel Pennsylvania is where all the action is, which makes it perfect for an event like Skybark.
    To sweeten the deal, Skybark is bringing on a cast of who’s who in the pet industry. Krista Droop, a professional pet photographer will be on hand snapping shots of your canine companions as they strut down the red carpet. Her photos of you and yours will be framed on site and available to take home. Ada Nieves of Ada Nieves for Dogs is coordinating a canine fashion show featuring a number celebrity dogs that will be honored Oscar’s style by North Shore Animal League of America. If that’s not enough, Annie Germani, pet psychic, will be on hand tapping into your four legged friends’ innermost thoughts and feelings. We will have a guest DJ spinning all night And Skybark will play host to a silent auction to round out what stands to be a truly memorable evening.


    Andy Roth
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