Out of one sailing Captain’s love for the sea, his island home, and of course, his dog, The Black Dog Brand was born.
Robert Douglas had that dream. He made three promises to himself. One day he would build a ship. One day he would get a dog to sail by his side and to warm his feet in the winter. And one day he would call the Vineyard home.
One New Years’ Day 1971, the doors to the Black Dog Tavern opened. Everyone said the chowder was just right, and there wasn’t an empty seat in the house. In the corner by the fireplace, the Captain and his dog watched with satisfaction. The food was great, and the fire warmed the room with a glow that only a fireplace can impart.
The legacy had begun.
The Black Dog Tavern, Co. was created with a sense of community, a passion for the sea and maritime pursuits, and a thirst for life. The Black Dog will only sell the best products and maintain our maritime related nautically-inspired lifestyle, mirroring the Douglas family heritage, for our customers.