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