When Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar first opened in Southern California in 2003, Chris Simms wanted to call it Rocky Mountain Lodge. The name seemed a bit stuffy, but he retained those ski lodge elements in his restaurant decor. Instead he named the restaurant for a dog he saw laying by a fireplace at a lodge in Jackson Hole, Wyo. He wanted everyone to feel as comfortable as a lazy dog in his restaurant. Now the restaurant features hound elements throughout. Bones for the door handles, statues of dogs and a photo of Simms’ beloved Tessa decorate the space. The patio here is even dog-friendly. Take a look at some of the canine elements at the new Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar at Downtown Summerlin.
Every Dog Has His Day at the New Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
Find out how Lazy Dog got its canine-centric look.
- A dog statue made from dog bones.
- Even the bar features dog bones.
- A paw print on the ceiling.
- Tessa can be found in every Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar.
- Good girls use the restroom here.
- And good boys go here.
- A dog bone is used as a handle on the front door.
- A dog's favorite fire hydrant greets guests at the door.