Wednesday, February 15, 2017

It's Time for the 2017 Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl

You don't have to wait until we open Dog Days Bar & Grill this spring to have an awesome weekend at the lake. We've got one of the best annual events at the Lake of the Ozarks coming up this Saturday, February 18. The Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl has 17 bars and restaurants ready to show you an incredible time, including our favorite BBQ restaurant, Wobbly Boots Roadhouse! Here's a little advice on how to have the best pub crawl ever! 

Buy A Wristband
Your ticket to all the fun is a single $10 wristband. This will get you into all 17 participating bars and restaurants, plus it will allow you to board any of the 32 buses that will be providing a sober ride for pub crawlers from 4:00 pm on Saturday until 2:30 am Sunday morning. These buses will even be making stops at hotels along the pub crawl route.  

Wristbands can be picked up anytime before or during the event at all of the pub crawl stops, select hotels, and also at Sunshine & Daydreams on the Bagnell Dam Strip. Once that's done, just put it on, hop on a bus, and get ready for the night of your life!   

Plan A Route
Every Lake Pub Crawl stop will host its own live entertainment, so you may want to take a peek at to see where and when your favorite musicians will be playing. Wobbly Boots Roadhouse, for instance, will have 2 incredible entertainers keeping the party going for the entire event. 

First, the Barefoot Entertainer himself, Dale Blue, will take the stage from 4-8 pm. Immediately after he is done, Vinyl Richy will take over, and the music won't stop until last call for the night. 

In addition to the awesome music, mouth-watering BBQ, and delicious drinks you already expect from the Boot, they will also have a food tent set up in the parking lot so you don't have to wait for a table to grab a bite to eat. They will be serving pulled pork, burgers, brats, and hot dogs to keep your energy high and your night going strong.  

Pick A Bus
Your wristband gives you access to all of the 32 buses offering pub crawlers a safe and sober ride all night long. 28 of those buses will be stopping at every participating bar and restaurant, in order. The 4 remaining "express buses" will offer a quick trip to get you to the other side faster, making stops at only 4 designated locations. 
Have Fun!
The Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl is the biggest winter party event at the lake, and it seems to get bigger and better every year. Make sure that you don't miss a moment of this awesome night. You can get updates on your phone by texting LAKEPUBCRAWL to 71441, or by visiting

This is a party just epic enough to keep you satisfied until your favorite waterfront bar at the Lake of the Ozarks opens back up this spring. Have an incredible time, stay safe, and we'll be seeing you at Dog Days Bar & Grill soon!


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Friday, January 13, 2017

Guess What's Coming! 2017 Events at Dog Days Bar & Grill

2017 is here and in full swing! Even though Dog Days Bar & Grill is closed at the moment, the beginning of a new year means that spring isn't too far away and we'll be opening our doors back up in just a couple of months! We're already thinking about next season, and the best waterfront restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks has lined up some of your favorite annual events hosted every year at the Dog. Get out those calendars and start planning some exciting weekends at the lake right now! 

April 21-23: 2017 LOMDA In-Water Boat Show
The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association (LOMDA) will once again be bringing the best boats, PWC's, and all the accessories to go along with them for a fun day on the lake to the Dog Days Bar & Grill docks. If you want to stay up-to-date on what's new for the coming summer season, you won't want to miss this incredible show. 

May 6: Spring Harbor Hop
Boating season is unofficially in full swing once the Spring Harbor Hop rolls around. This is an event that residents and visitors alike look forward to every year. Travel by boat to the many participating waterfront bars and restaurants all over the lake area collecting cards for your poker hand. Expect to spend a large portion of your day at Dog Days though, because we always have the best live music going all day long and well into the night. 

Dog Days Bar & Grill, Lake of the Ozarks, Harbor Hop

May 7: Homegrown Festival
Missouri produces some of the best craft beers, wine, and live music, and our 2nd Annual Homegrown Festival will feature all of these! Spend the day enjoying talented entertainers from right here in the Show-Me-State while sampling some of the many delicious beverages made in the area. They all pair amazingly well with everything on the Dog Days menu. This is taking place the day after the Spring Harbor Hop, so plan for an entire weekend full of fun! Just a head's up, if it rains that weekend, we will reschedule this event for May 14. 

June 8-11: Canine Cannonball
Yet another annual event that brings lots of excited visitors to our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant is the Canine Cannonball presented by Dock Dogs. Four-legged competitors spend the weekend vying to be the dog that can jump the highest, farthest, and fastest into the giant pool of water set up next to our docks. This free event is one that the entire family can enjoy. 

June 23: Support Our Troops Poker Run
We love having poker runs on the water here at the lake, and this is another very popular one that takes place every year. Proceeds raised are used by H.E.R.O.E.S. Care to provide support to military families in the communities where they live, as well as the Global Orphan Project, which mobilizes local churches in some of the poorest communities on earth to care for needy children. Active military members are offered free seats on poker run boats. Lots of fun for a couple of great causes.  

July 15: AquaPalooza
Quite possibly our most popular annual event every summer is the single largest 1-day boating event in the area - AquaPalooza! We set up a great big lakeside stage and offer 5 hours of amazing live music that can be enjoyed from either the land or chilling in the lake. There is a waiting list every year for dock slips for this exciting event, and people start reserving their spots before the concert is even over! We'll offer more updates about bands and other details before the big day, but mark that date on your calendar right now! 

August 11-13: Dueling Dogs
We debuted another brand new event last year due to the popularity of the Canine Cannonball, and everyone loved Dueling Dogs every bit as much as its predecessor. Two dogs race against each other instead of going one at a time in this side-by-side, 2-lane, head-to-head race. Start training now, and get your dog signed up for this cool competition next summer. 

August 25: Shootout Race Pre-party
The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is a lake area classic. The timed boat races don't take place in our cove, but the awesome pre-party before everything gets started does! Join us while you are down for the weekend before the races for our celebration, and come back daily after the last boat finishes for more food, drinks, live music, and fun. 

October 14: Fall Harbor Hop
The Fall Harbor Hop is the unofficial end to the boating season at the Lake of the Ozarks, even though most avid boaters don't put their toys away until the weather absolutely forces us to! Fall's version of the Spring Harbor Hop is every bit as fun, and a great excuse to enjoy a day cruising the lake. (As if you need an excuse!) 

Dog Days Bar & Grill, Lake of the Ozarks, Harbor Hop

Don't miss the Mardis Gras Pub Crawl!
Coming up very soon (Saturday, February 18, 2017) is the extremely popular Lake of the Ozarks Mardis Gras Pub Crawl. It's still too cold for Dog Days to open up and take part, but our sister restaurant, Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Osage Beach, will be smack dab in the middle of all the action. Expect amazing food, incredible drinks, a festive atmosphere, and the best live music on the pub crawl route when you stop at the Boot. 

Is your calendar full yet?
We sure hope not, because your favorite waterfront bar at the Lake of the Ozarks plans to add even more events to our calendar, plus amazing live entertainment all summer long. You can still find fun at the lake in the winter, but we certainly don't blame you for daydreaming ahead to the coming 2017 Dog Days Bar & Grill season. See you soon!  


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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Let Us Cater All Of Your Holiday Parties

If all you want for Christmas is another taste of the amazing food from Dog Days Bar & Grill before next spring, then we've got great news for you! Look no further than right here for the very best catering at the Lake of the Ozarks. Through the holiday magic of the Barrett Restaurant Group, formed by yours truly, Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, and Wobbly Boots Roadhouse, that dream can be a reality.

Any Menu You Crave
We will work with you to create a customized menu of all the flavors that you and your group has come to love. Between the best Cajun restaurant, the most amazing BBQ restaurant, and our very own incredible waterfront restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, we are guaranteed to come up with something that everyone will love. 

It's not only limited to our everyday menus. We can provide any meal you desire: breakfast, lunch, dinner receptions, seminar breaks, office parties, and more. Just tell us what you need and when you need it, and get ready for some awesome flavors.  

Any Place You Want To Party
Our catering van will travel to you, filled with all those delicious treats, hot and ready to serve (or cold, depending on what you ordered!) Another option is to host your event at one of our places. Wobbly Boots BBQ is open year-round, and they've got a great private room available for groups. In some cases, we can even arrange to open up one of our waterfront restaurants and host it there. Tell us what you have in mind and we'll find a way to make that happen.  

Dog Days Bar & Grill, Wobbly Boots Roadhouse, Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, holiday catering

Any Size Event
It doesn't matter if you've only invited a few friends and family members to join your celebration, or if you've invited everyone you know, we can handle it. Our talented caterers are capable of providing food for up to 500 guests. All you have to do is give us a call, reserve your date, and tell us what your party wants to eat. We'll take over from there, and all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the party with everyone else instead of slaving over a hot stove and missing all of the fun. 

Dog Days Bar & Grill, Wobbly Boots Roadhouse, Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, Lake of the Ozarks, holiday catering

Book Your Holiday Celebration NOW!
So what are you waiting for? Don't spend the majority of your holidays planning, cooking, and cleaning. Let the best caterers at the Lake of the Ozarks do the work and you just get ready to have some fun along with all of your guests. All of our catered events are on a first come, first served basis, so the sooner you call us at 573-348-2277, the better chance your date will be open. Dog Days Bar & Grill is ready to make your holidays merry and bright, so call today!


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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

2016 Gala of Trees Holiday Event at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse

We feel like we get to have all the fun in the summer being the best waterfront bar at the Lake of the Ozarks, but our sister restaurant, Wobbly Boots Roadhouse, just keeps getting to have all of the fun this fall. First, they were a part of the Lake Stock Fall Crawl, they are consistently the best place to watch all your favorite sports, and now they are hosting the annual Lake of the Ozarks Gala of Trees, November 17-19

What is the Gala of Trees? 
Dog Days Bar & Grill realizes that many people prefer to put thoughts of Christmas off until after Thanksgiving, but there's a wonderful reason for filling Wobbly Boots BBQ with tons of decorated trees and wreaths the week before Thanksgiving. This event raises money to share between the Lake Ozark Rotary and the Lake of the Ozarks Idiots Club so that they can purchase Christmas gifts for families that might not otherwise get to celebrate the holidays this year.

Lake Regional Hospital generously donates the trees and wreaths, and local businesses and organizations volunteer to decorate them with all sorts of unique items. People are then asked to bid silent-auction-style on each of them during the 3-day event. Winning bidders will get to take home these fully decorated items, and local area children will get to have a happy holiday because of those generous donations.   

Thursday Night Kickoff Event
It is free to bid on the trees and wreaths during the event, but on Thursday evening, there will be a special kickoff party at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse. Tickets for that are $20 each, and everyone in attendance will get to enjoy delicious appetizers and soups, one glass of Gala Punch, and the exclusive chance to win a Gala Christmas Wreath that will be given away that very evening at 9 pm. The remaining auction items will be on display until Saturday night. 

Final Bids 
The excitement builds until Saturday evening when final bids will be taken. The incredible Dale Blue will be entertaining the crowd while last-minute bidders cast their bids. The lucky winners will then be allowed to take their beautifully decorated prizes home. 

Don't Miss It!
It only takes a little time to stop by the Gala of Trees and place a bid on your favorite holiday tree or wreath. While you are there, we highly suggest you get a taste of our sister restaurant's unbelievably delicious, hickory-smoked BBQ. We're pretty proud of them, and we just know you're going to love it! 

Dog Days Bar & Grill will be there, and we hope to see all of you there too. Enjoy some holiday spirit and do a good deed by helping us to help the lake area's children. Happy Holidays!  


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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Lake Stock Fall Crawl 2016 & Wobbly Boots Roadhouse!

Another exciting event is happening at the Lake of the Ozarks on November 5, 2016, and Wobbly Boots Roadhouse is smack dab in the middle of it! The Lake Stock Fall Crawl is the area's "Woodstock on Wheels" - the grooviest night of fun you'll find this fall. Dog Days Bar & Grill has all of the details for you right here. 

Lake Stock Fall Crawl, Lake of the Ozarks, Wobbly Boots BBQ,

The Wristband
It only costs $10 for access to every participating bar and restaurant on this Lake of the Ozarks pub crawl, as well as to ride on the shuttles traveling the route all night long. Every stop will feature its own live music, nightly specials, and crowd full of people having tons of fun. You can pick up your wristband at any participating location stop beginning next week all the way up to the day of the event. 
The Buses
Bus transportation is included with the purchase of a wristband so that you are guaranteed a sober ride all evening. Have as much fun as you want and know that you can get to all of the fun safely. Buses will run a continuous loop around the route all night long. They will even make stops at all lodging facilities located on the shuttle route between the Bagnell Dam Strip and Hwy KK. You can find a list of hotels and rental houses on the Lake Stock Fall Crawl website, along with the weekend discounts they will be offering. 

The Boot
Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Osage Beach, our sister restaurant that is open year-round, is on this year's pub crawl map, and it's a stop you're going to want to spend some quality time at! They'll have incredible live music on their stage, and as always, the best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks served alongside delicious drinks. You'll also be able to catch up on the day's sports scores and catch any late-night games on their 21 TVs. 

Wobbly Boots Roadhouse, Osage Beach MO, Lake of the Ozarks, BBQ

Now how about that BBQ? They create their very own housemade BBQ sauce and add it to a delicious variety of tender, hickory-smoked meats. Their award-winning Wobbly Wings are famous around town, and the home style side dishes that accompany the meals are just like grandma used to make! Comfort food at its finest! 

At the bar, they feature 21 different beers on tap, including a few local Missouri brews. This is in addition to their brand new drink menu, featuring lots of specialty cocktails which include a long list of mule drinks plus the Pain in the A** you've come to love right here at the Dog.

Don't Miss the Fall Fun!
The Lake of the Ozarks isn't only a great place to party in the summer. This is an awesome area to be all year long! Make your plans now to take part in the Lake Stock Fall Crawl on Saturday, November 5, 2016, and don't forget to save your appetite for when you stop at Wobbly Boots BBQ


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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The 2016 Season in Review - Thanks for Another Amazing Summer!

The fact that our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront restaurant is closed until next spring is a sad thought, but when we take the time to look back at everything that happened here in 2016, we can't help but smile. Dog Days Bar & Grill had a very eventful season this year, and our incredible customers are a big reason that we had so much fun! Look back with us at all of the awesome events, amazing food, and great times we had this past season.

Dog Days Bar & Grill, Lake of the Ozarks,

3/11 - Opening Day

March 11 was the day that we opened our kitchen and bars and welcomed all of our wonderful customers back for another exciting season. In addition to the delicious tastes that we offer every year, we also had a special "Luck of the Irish Menu" to celebrate the St. Patrick's Day holiday, featuring dishes like Smoked Corned Beef & Cabbage, Schlafly Beef Stew, and Irish Corned Beef Bombs.

4/15-17 - LOMDA In-Water Boat Show

For the month of April, our chefs came up with a mouth-watering "Sunny Spring Specials Menu." It featured flavors like Spring Chicken Salad and Pan-Fried Rainbow Trout. The bartenders also contributed with new drinks, including Mellow Berries and the Lemon Drop Rum-tini.

Dog Days Bar & Grill, Lake of the Ozarks,

The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association always opens up the season by hosting their excellent in-water boat show right here at the Dog. This event always shows off the newest models of yachts, cruisers, fishing boats, ski boats, PWC's, and pontoons, as well as a few used trade-ins for sale. The vendor village highlighted all of the boating accessories and necessities that you could possibly need for a great day on the water. Expect to see this event right here again in 2017.    

5/7 - Spring Harbor Hop
5/15 - Homegrown Music Festival
5/21 - Nautique Proving Grounds Tour

The lake area's "summer season" unofficially begins and ends with the annual spring & fall harbor hops, and this year was no exception. A couple of brand new events for Dog Days Bar & Grill happened in May too. The Homegrown Festival was a day filled with Missouri's best beer, wine, and live music. The Show-Me-State really did show all of us some incredible things that day!

Our limited time "Mahi Mega Menu" made an appearance this month featuring dishes like Crab Stuffed Mahi and our Asian Mahi Sandwich. The monthly drink specials included a Pineapple Whip and Mango Moscato Creamsicle. 

Marine Max brought us an exciting Ride, Drive, & Surf event along with Nautique. Not only did they allow customers to get behind the wheel of their boats, but they also gave everyone the chance to get behind the boat and try their hand at wakeboarding, wakesurfing, and water skiing.  

6/7 - White Party
6/17-19 - Canine Cannonball

Next came a couple of annual events that bring loads of people to Dog Days ever year. For the second year in a row, we hosted the White Party that originated at our sister restaurant, Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina. After that, we filled the giant pool and welcomed some pretty incredible four-legged friends and their handlers to compete in the very popular Canine Cannonball. No world records this year, but lots of action and friendly competition. 

Dog Days Bar & Grill, Lake of the Ozarks, Canine Cannonball

7/16 - Aquapalooza

We celebrated the "Dog days of Summer" in July through our specialty menu of the same name. New dishes included Peach Habanero Baby Back Ribs and the Comanche Bison Burger. Some of the delicious drinks that graced this menu were our Frozen Hurricane and the Straw-Pomegrino.  

We get requests for the dates of our next Aquapalooza rolling in before the current one is even over! Our afternoon lakeside concert brought thousands of people, both by land and by water, to party together and experience a day full of live music on our waterfront stage.  

Dog Days Bar & Grill, Lake of the Ozarks, Aquapalooza

8/13 - Warriors Against Melanoma Poker Run
8/5-7 - Dueling Dogs

We are always proud to be a part of the Warriors Against Melanoma Poker Run, which raises funds for and awareness about this deadly disease. A new addition to our event lineup was born from the popularity of the Canine Cannonball. Dueling Dogs made its debut this summer. Instead of having one dog compete at a time in jumping categories, this time two dogs competed head-to-head to see who was the fastest. It was a huge hit! 

9/15-18 - Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest
9/28 - Bogeys & Beef Golf Tournament

The lake area's 10th Annual Bikefest brought riders from all over the country to enjoy the gorgeous scenery and many biker-friendly bars and restaurants. We were a part of the passport ride for a brand new Harley Davidson, plus we helped to locate the best live performers for our own stages as well as the stage set up in the parking lot of the Lake of the Ozarks Harley Davidson dealership.

Our Bogeys & Beer Golf Tournament was just as fun as it is every year, and we raised money for many well-deserving local organizations. If you like playing golf and drinking, then you need to make sure you participate in this awesome golf tourney when we throw it again next year!  

10/8 - Fall Harbor Hop
10/15 - Disco Party & Closing Day
10/19 - 15th Annual CADV Brunch

October brought the unofficial close to the lake area boating season with the Fall Harbor Hop (even though the amazing weather we've had has lengthened it a little longer!) A week later, your favorite waterfront bar at the Lake of the Ozarks ended our season with the annual blow-out - the Disco Party! One last time to get together, share in some incredible food & drinks, and get funky in our grooviest get-ups. 

Dog Days Bar & Grill, Lake of the Ozarks, Fall Harbor Hop

Not quite ready to quit completely, Dog Days Bar & Grill hosted a table and provided some tasty food for the 15th Annual CADV Brunch. They hold it every year in recognition of Domestic Violence Abuse Month, and it's their biggest fundraiser of the year. Due to the fact that this year's theme was "Favorite Decade," we whipped up a 1930's inspired dish - a Southwest Shrimp Beggar Pouch.  

WINTER 2016-2017... 
The doors won't be open to our waterfront restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, but we will be making plans for all of the exciting events, amazing live music, fantastic drinks, and mouth-watering menu items that we'll have for you in 2017. Also, don't forget that the Barrett Restaurant Group, made up of Dog Days Bar & Grill, Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina, and Wobbly Boots Roadhouse, is available to cater all of your holiday parties and yearly events. 

So don't be sad that this season is over. Instead, think back fondly on the awesome times that we had together, and look forward to next spring when we'll be doing it all over again, but even better!   


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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Our Annual End-of-Season Disco Party is This Saturday!

When the best waterfront bar and restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks closes for the season, we do it with style... 70's style, that is! It's time once again for Dog Days Bar & Grill's annual Disco Party. Dust off those platform shoes and groovy dance moves, and make plans to say so long to the 2016 season with us this Saturday. 

Pick Your Playlist
DJ Dr. Cheese will be spinning all of your favorite disco hits all night long, beginning at 9 pm. We'll also be featuring Taz on the drums during the evening. 

It's time to start listening to the 70's station and pick out all of the grooviest songs to request this weekend. All the disco queens & kings will be on the floor, and there's no reason you can't be one of them! Here are a few of the best song ideas of the 70's to get you started.

  • Hot Stuff & Bad Girls - by Donna Summer 
  • Stayin' Alive & Night Fever - by the Bee Gees
  • I Will Survive - by Gloria Gaynor
  • Dancing Queen - by Abba
  • Y.M.C.A. - by Village People
  • Car Wash - by Rose Royce
  • Funkytown - by Lipps Inc.
  • We Are Family - by Sister Sledge

Dress the Part
To really get in the mood to dance the night away, you'll want to dress the part. If you don't happen to have any funky threads in your own closet (and why in the world wouldn't you?) the local thrift stores are an excellent place to start your search. You can find inspiration from classic 70's TV shows like: Starsky & Hutch, Charlie's Angels, The Partridge Family, The Brady Bunch, Good Times... You get the idea. Think bell bottoms, bold patterns, polyester, lycra catsuits, sequins, and gold lame.  

The taller the shoe, the better, and while you're at it, make that hair big too! For the ladies back then, it was either very long and super straight, or great big & feathered. Fellas, this is the perfect time for you to don a great big afro, and don't forget the foxy facial hair to go along with it. 

Catch You On the Flip-Side
As much as we'd like to keep on truckin' the rest of the year, the 2016 season for this waterfront restaurant must come to a close. Saturday will our last day open, which means you positively cannot miss this party! We'll be back again next spring with all of your favorite flavors, amazing live music, and the best annual events at the Lake of the Ozarks, along with a few brand new surprises to keep you coming back for more. 

Until the lights go down this Saturday, Dog Days Bar & Grill will open at 11 am daily serving lunch, dinner, and everything in between. Stop by this week to have your summer favorites one more time, and don't miss the far out disco party this weekend. Be there, or be square!   


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1232 Jeffries Rd in Osage Beach ~ Mile Marker 19