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The D.C. area’s most dog-friendly bar and restaurant patios

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In search of an al fresco cocktail with your cocker spaniel, or some wine with your Weimaraner? These are some of the most pooch-friendly in the area.

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Dog happy hours

Jackson 20

480 King St., Alexandria.

Doggy Happy Hour is held Tuesdays at 5 p.m., with water bowls and complimentary dog treats. Humans can order off of Jackson 20’s bar menu.

Cantina Marina

600 Water St. SW.

Every Monday, a different rescue group will make an appearance at this waterfront bar, accepting donations and showcasing adoptable dogs. There are happy hour specials for humans, and a dog biscuit buffet for their furry friends. Servers will bring dogs water bowls and treats.

Helix Lounge

1430 Rhode Island Ave. NW.

Dog happy hour is held daily at this Logan Circle hotel from 5 to 6 p.m. There are wine specials for owners.


1610 U St. NW.

Mondays feature “Puppy Patio” night, with drink specials and half-price burgers outdoors, where dog owners and their friends can mingle.


2009 Eighth St. NW.

Yappy Hour is every Tuesday at 6 p.m. on the patio. Specials include $3 drinks and drafts.

Special snacks for your pup:

Art and Soul

415 New Jersey Ave. NW.

The Capitol Hill restaurant’s “Pooch Patio” menu would be a good place to spoil your dog: You can buy $10 sliced steak or $8 Bowser Beer, a non-alcoholic brew made of chicken broth and malt extract.

Dairy Godmother

2310 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria.

“Puppy pops,” frozen yogurt popsicles for your dog, come in banana and pumpkin flavor, at $1.39 apiece. The popular custard shop also offers baked “Squirrel” treats made from malted barley. Each treat is 60 cents; a bag of six is $3.50.

Shake Shack

Multiple locations

Get your dog a “Pooch-ini” custard studded with dog biscuits ($3.95, only intended for large dogs) or some Shake Shack-branded artisanal dog treats ($7.95).

Dog-friendly patios

While there’s no specified dog happy hour at these bars and restaurants, they have a reputation for welcoming well-behaved dogs at any time.

Bardo Brewpub, 1200 Bladensburg Rd. NE.

Dacha, 1600 Seventh St. NW.

Le Diplomate,1601 14th St. NW.

Medium Rare, 515 Eighth St. SE., 3500 Connecticut Ave. NW.

Mio, 1100 Vermont Ave. NW.

Qualia Coffee, 3917 Georgia Ave. NE.

Room 11,3234 11th St. NW.

Vinoteca, 1940 11th St. NW.

Redwood, 7121 Bethesda Lane, Bethesda.

Liberty Tavern,3195 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.

Lyon Hall, 3100 N. Washington Blvd., Arlington.