Don’t worry about leaving your pet at home while you enjoy the summer activities. There are plenty of spots that welcome four-legged friends while you grab a drink, a bite to eat or even check out a Nationals game.
Larry’s Lounge (1840 14th St., N.W.) invites dogs and their owners to its dog-friendly patio and daily happy hour deals from open-7 p.m. For more information, go here.
Silver hosts Pups on the Patio every Thursday from 4-6:30 p.m. at its Cathedral Commons location (3404 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.) and its Bethesda location (7150 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, Md.). Owners can enjoy happy hour specials and will be allowed to have their dogs on the patio. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a local animal charity. For more details, visit eatatsilver.com/upcoming-events.
Denizens Brewing Co. (1115 East West Hwy, Silver Spring, Md.) has a 200-seat patio that welcomes furry friends. Happy hour specials all day on Monday and from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Owners can taste test 65 different craft beers with their pooches by their side. For details, visit denizenbrewingco.com.
Republic (6939 Laurel Ave., Takoma Park, Md.) holds a Yappy Hour the last Sunday of every month from 3-5 p.m. through October. The bar offers Salty Dog cocktails for owners and doggy treats for four-legged pets. Owners can also enjoy $4 mini beers, $8 select cocktails, spritzers and select glasses of wine. For more information, visit republictakoma.com.
Wonderland Ballroom (1101 Kenyon St., N.W.) has an enclosed outdoor patio to keep adventurous dogs inside while their owners enjoy local beers. Drink specials are $2 off drafts and rail drinks for happy hour every day from 4:30-7 p.m. Details at thewonderlandballroom.com.
Midlands (3333 Georgia Ave., N.W.) is an outdoor beer hall with rows of picnic tables ideal for dogs to mingle while their owners have a drink. Happy hour specials are Monday-Thursday from 4-7 p.m. with a buy-one-get-one-free special on local drafts and spirits. For more details, visit midlandsdc.com.
Copperwood Tavern (4021 Campbell Ave., Arlington, Va) offers a happy hour selection for both owners and four-legged friend. Owners can choose from 24 draft beers, 30 whiskeys and a large wine selection. The dog-friendly patio is equipped with custom copper dog bowls and house-baked dog treats. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m. with $1 off all beers and glasses of wine. For more information, visit copperwoodtavern.com.
Wet Dog Tavern (2100 Vermont Ave., N.W.) was inspired by the owners’ golden retriever. The venue offers plenty of space and activities for dogs to play. There will also be a Happy Hour on Aug. 12 from 2-5 p.m. benefitting the Humane Rescue Alliance. People without pets are also welcome to stop by and check out the Adoption Van. For more details, visit wetdogtaverndc.com.
Pet owners can also bring their pooches along for special festivities this summer.
Wags N’Whiskers, a community event for animal lovers and their pets, takes place at the Village at Shirlington (2700 S Quincy St., Arlington, Va.) on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The event will feature more than 65 exhibitors featuring pet services, accessories, onsite adoption and more. Other activities include getting a professional photo of your pet for $5, live music and children’s activities such as face painting, balloon art, strolling entertainment and more. Admission is free. For more details, visit villageatshirlington.com.
Have fun at the ball game with your dog at Nationals Park to watch the Nationals take on the Chicago Cubs on Friday, Sept. 7 at 7:05 p.m. Pups in the Park presented by Budweiser allows owners to bring their dogs to watch the game in its pet-friendly Outfield Reserved section. Human tickets are $32 and dog tickets are $10. Proceeds from the dog tickets benefit the Humane Rescue Alliance. For more information, visit mlb.com/nationals.
Humans aren’t the only species that enjoy a sweet treat in the heat. These bakeries offer plenty of desserts for furry friends.
Dogma Bakery (2772 S Arlington Mill Dr., Arlington, Va) has fresh baked dog treats and ice cream to give your dog a sweet treat. Treats are free of salt, preservatives and sugar. They also offer grooming services to give your dog a makeover. For more details, visit dogmabakery.com.
The Dairy Godmother (2310 Mt Vernon Ave., Alexandria, Va.) sells puppy pops mixed with plain yogurt and peanut butter. The shop offers two flavors, pumpkin and banana. Squirrel, a baked dog treat, made from spent barley malt, eggs, vegetable and wheat flour. Owners can pick up their own dessert with frozen custard available in a multiple of flavors. Dogs are not allowed inside the store. For more information, visit thedairygodmother.com.
Doggie Style (1825 18th St., N.W.) is a one-stop shop for pet treats, supplies and grooming services. The spa offers services such as baths, haircuts, blowouts and brushing. Celebrate your dog’s birthday with custom birthday cakes. The cakes are available in peanut butter, banana and Carob, a dog-safe chocolate substitute. Cakes range from $16-22. The “barkery” also sells other hand-made treats daily. For a full list of services, visit doggistylebakery.com.
When you do need someone to take care of your dog, they will be in good hands for training, grooming and boarding at these locations.
City Dogs (1832 18th St., N.W.) offers everything from boarding and grooming services to a daycare with social skills training. Visit city-dogs.com for more information.
All Dogs Club (5115 Berwyn Rd., College Park, Md.) provides daycare services, canine college and pajama parties for pups. Daycare has plenty of fun for dogs with a indoor and outdoor facilities, a castle playground and an agility course. Dogs can also have splash and beach parties in the mini pool and sand box. Canine college offers training courses from beginner to advanced. Pajama parties are All Dogs Club’s version of a boarding kennel. Dogs can dress up in cozy pajamas, listen to calming music before bedtime and have the option of sleeping in a crate or outside one. For pricing and more details, visit alldogsclub.com.