One of my favorite things to do in the summer is sitting outside, having a few drinks with friends. The only thing that makes this routine better is going places where I'm allowed to bring Otto. If you're a dog lover like me, and like to take your well-mannered dog places with you, here's a list of dog-friendly places where well-mannered dogs are welcome. This is by no means a comprehensive list, so please let me know if there are spots I'm missing. So here goes, organized by area:
Flying Monkey: I love Flying Monkey. Not only are dogs allowed on the patio, but they're allowed in the bar, year round!
Edison's: Like Flying Monkey, dogs allowed in the bar all year.
Civilization: on the sidewalk
La Bodega: Dogs welcomed at the sidewalk tables.
Tremont Tap House: yappy hour every Tuesday on the patio, from 4pm-9pm
Unconfirmed official policy (although I've seen or heard of dogs being seen here): 806 Wine and Martini Bar, TreeHouse, Bistro on Lincoln Park.
Bier Market: all year round, dogs permitted on patio, lounge, and on the Bier Market bar side
Great Lakes Brewery: patio. They even host a doggie festival in July.
Luxe: Sunday doggie brunch on the patio every summer. There's even a special menu for dogs!
Sunset Grille at Whiskey Island: outside
Hope you and your pooch have an opportunity to take advantage of these places this summer. Please remember to leash your dog, and please be smart about when you choose to take them (Saturday night is not a good idea; your poor puppy is likely to get stepped on).