9.16.2008

Where Are The Best Dog-Friendly Patios?


With the dog days of summer behind us, this cool fall air makes outdoor dining all the more desirable. For some, the deal is sweetened if canine friends are welcome, too.

I've had several readers recently ask about dog-friendly restaurant patios. I typically dine sans dog thanks to his, um, protective personality, but where do you dog owners out there take your pets?

All Kimpton hotels (here's an area list) pride themselves on being open to four-legged friends. Alexandria's Hotel Monaco hosts a dog happy hour Tuesdays and Thursdays through October.

On Mondays, Cantina Marina offers Milk Bones for dogs and $2 corn dogs for the humans during happy hour. One reader reports her dog has been welcomed on the patios at Bangkok Bistro, Nooshi, Cafe Milano and Zaytinya. Another reader recommends Union Pub and Adams Mill Bar and Grill. Houndstooth Gourmet just posted about Barkley Square's happy hour in Del Ray.

What other patios allow dogs?

Photo from Hotel Monaco Alexandria

11 comments:

Amanda said...

Via a Twitter suggestion comes this great menu for dogs at Pat Troy's in Alexandria.

Anonymous said...

You can always bring your dogs to the beer garden at wonderland, and hotel helix used to have a dog happy hour with burger specials for the humans on wednesdays.

Anonymous said...

I believe that the Argonaut (on H Street) is dog friendly.

Amanda said...

Re: Argonaut. And apparently awesome fish tacos.

Anonymous said...

Jay's saloon in Arlington as well. Every day you can bring your dog

Anonymous said...

Comet Ping Pong's new patio has a dog bowl...for dogs. Plus, dogs like pizza.

Anonymous said...

Solly's Tavern on U Street allows dogs on the patio.

Maddy said...

Word on the street is Commissary - the redo of Merkato - is going to be super pet friendly.

Amanda said...

We used to bring our dog to the patio at Larry's Lounge, and get food delivered from the Malaysian place next door. Curry, beer and my dog at my feet: heaven!

Christine LeMieux said...

Rosemary's Thyme and 17th Street Cafe are both places that are welcoming to our furry friends!

Antor Biswas said...

Oh, he's divine - I love the character that some dogs have, they are definitely furry people!
My friends have a little Boston Terrier and he's super. They have trained him to pause before getting the command allowing him to eat (they were hoping to stop him eating everything in sight as they took him walking). Only trouble is he took to it like a duck to water, and they didn't realise one night that they had forgotten to give him the 'eat' command before disappearing into the next room. An hour or two later they came back to him, still sitting in the kitchen staring at him dinner, poor baby.