There’s nothing that feels more like spring than being able to bring your dog to sit with you on the patio while you enjoy some sunshine and cocktails. And while most patios will allow your pup to hang with you, some places go the extra mile for your furry BFF.
Here are some of the best dog-friendly patios in and around Washington, D.C., you simply must check out this spring.
480 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Jackson 20 makes dogs feel extra welcome by always allowing them on the patio and hosting a “Doggy Yappy Hour” every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dogs will receive plenty of water to stay hydrated and complimentary treats to keep them happy and satisfied. They’ll love it for the food and sunshine and -- well, you’ll love this spot for basically the same reasons! The restaurant is located in The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection, a historic hotel in Old Town Alexandria. Old Town is known for boutique shops, cute restaurants and shops, and the Potomac waterfront. The décor is classic with quirky touches, and the restaurant serves up tasty all-American fare. You can check out the menu here.
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415 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, D.C., 20001
Art and Soul treats your dog as an actual customer, and if you treat your puppy like your little human child (which we assume you do if you’re reading this article), you’ll love coming here. They offer a Pooch Patio Menu, featuring such specialties as The Hungry Dawg (grilled and sliced sirloin good enough for a human), Gravy Train (house-made beef and rice in savory gravy), and for dessert, Peanut-Banana Pupsicles (miniature frozen treats for your best friend). Of course, we can’t neglect the humans. Art and Soul serves up delicious Southern-inspired fare, as well as craft cocktails, wine, and beer options. You can check out the menu here. It’s the perfect spot to catch the sunset on a warm night with your best furry friend.
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1423 P Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20005
Logan Tavern is a staple in the Logan Circle neighborhood, serving up classic American fare and a build-your-own bloody mary bar on the weekends. They’ve also got a great patio to hang out on with your dog, and they always provide fresh water and pet-friendly service. The restaurant has teamed with City Dog Rescue to host fundraisers and adoption events. So, if you’re looking for a pet, or you just want to hang out around pets, check out this spot for a good cause and cuteness galore.
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3404 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, D.C., 20016
Silver boasts a large patio with plenty of space for dogs, as well as a lively atmosphere (look out for their live music events). They have a beautiful New American food menu, an extensive happy hour, and specialty treats for the pups. The restaurant has partnered with the Humane Rescue Alliance to host Pups on the Patio happy hours, in which 10 percent of anything you purchase will go to supporting the organization. They also have giveaways, prizes, and other fun activities. You can check out more details and the full calendar here. Both you and your pup will feel good about your happy hour choice.
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And if you’re looking for the best place to let your dog run off all that food, check out these three off-leash dog parks. Have you been to any of these dog-friendly patios? Where are you most excited about taking your dog this spring? Let us know in the comments below.