The Barking Dog Bethesda

4723 Elm Street, Bethesda, MD 20814


Our History

Our restaurant group has worked together for over 30 years. We have owned and operated The Barking Dog here in Bethesda, Maryland for over 20 years now. We actually came up with the name "Barking Dog" one day while John was walking with one of his children. Our vision was to create a bar that we would want to visit. A bar that would host a wide selection of beers, mix up great cocktails and serve delicious food. Ever since we opened, the Bethesda community has welcomed us and we try to repay that honor by serving the best craft beer that we can find and cooking up great bar food for when you get hungry.

Everything that we do here at the Barking Dog is designed to make your visit with us an enjoyable one. We offer something for everyone every night of the week and can cater to your next party at the office or on our premises. We are always available to listen to your suggestions to make our bar and restaurant the best that it can possibly be. Unlike the bigger restaurant chains out there, we actually care about you, the customer. So, please say hello the next time you stop by and thank you very much for visiting us again and again.

John McManus and Bob Brooksbank

Charities We Help

  • The American Heart Association
  • The Leukemia-Lymphoma Society
  • The Yellow Ribbon Fund
  • American Cancer Society
  • Alzheimers Society
  • The Cystic Fibrosis Society
  • Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue 1
  • Whitman High School
  • The Humane Society
  • Gonzaga High School

Shout Outs

Huge heartfelt thanks to you both for making our special evening so wonderful for the boys and their families. Everyone agreed that it was the best water polo team dinner that we have ever had! The food was great, your organization and set up was superb.

Gonzaga Water Polo