Dog-friendly patios make city life a breeze for your canine friends. Bring your furry pal along to some of the best Chicago bars, restaurants and breweries that offer everything from special doggy menus to dog parties. While you're at it, get your pup some new swag at one of the best pet stores in Chicago and show him off around town. Make sure to add these dog-friendly spots to your list of things to do this summer in Chicago.
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21 dog-friendly patios in Chicago
This dog-loving taproom won't serve your doggy beer, but they do have water bowls ready and treats for the good dogs.
There's something about dogs and breweries that just feel right. This taproom is open to all dogs and they, of course, have water bowls as well.
This dog-friendly patio offers not only water bowls, but a special menu for your pup, too. While you dine on Italian dishes, your pup can chow down on salmon and white rice, peanut butter biscuits or a savory beefsicle.
You and your dog are welcome on Benchmark's patio. The bar staff sits water bowls out for your furry friend, plus they have yummy dog dishes like a plain burger, chicken or carrots.
The patio at freestyle food + drink at the Dana Hotel and Spa is the perfect retreat for your pup. They offer a Pet Patio Package for $10, which includes a plush pet, a signature water bowl and a gourmet treat. If you're planning a staycation with your four-legged friend, the hotel offers a special hotel package with goodies like a customized dog tag, dog-friendly attractions and an in-room doggy bed and bowl. The concierge even arranges doggy massages and pet psychics on request.
Relax and rehydrate at this restaurant and bar on the beach. You can usually find live music and there will always be dog bowls with water. When Fluffy gets a little antsy, take him down the road to the dog-friendly area at Montrose Beach.
Clark Street Ale House is dog central. The bar's spacious beer garden in the back welcomes all kinds of canines. A few regulars tend to organize "dog parties" a couple times each month so dog-owners and their pups get a chance to make new friends.
Parson's is a huge fan of dogs. The patio is the perfect summertime spot, and you'll find plenty of water dishes to go around. Most likely, there will be some dog treats in the back, too.
Spoke & Bird is a small restaurant, bar and café with a giant tree-lined patio. The best part about this dog-friendly spot is the awesome dog park just two blocks away with pools, a track, obstacles and toys.
Big Star's patio is great, but it's even better when you bump into a cute furry friend. Bring your dog, eat some tacos and drink some margaritas till the sun goes down.
This happy brewery has plenty of water dishes, treats, love and affection for all puppy visitors. Dogs are welcome inside the taproom, too.
This huge sports bar might get a little noisy for your dog, but the sidewalk patio is the perfect place to post up. Grab a shaded seat near a tree, order one of the 120 plus beers on the menu and find a water dish for your companion.
Both pups and people are welcome at this pizzeria. There's beer for the humans and water bowls for the dogs.
The Southport Corridor is the perfect place for a leisurely stroll with your four-legged friend. Give your pup time to find new smells while you relax with a craft beer on the sidewalk patio.
All size dogs are welcome at Small Bar's patio. There's a few communal water bowls, so no one goes thirsty.
This Wicker Park sports bar loves when dogs hang out on its patio. Obviously they have water bowls, but better yet, they sell rawhide bones and greasy pig ears to keep your pups busy.
The giant patio at Howells & Hood is dog-friendly and has more than 100 beers on tap to quench human thirst. If your puppy is parched, the staff is happy to bring out a plastic to-go bowl filled with water.
Relax with your puppy at the spacious patio and lounge area at Uncommon Ground. Water dishes are available if your pet needs a cool drink.
Take your dog to this lovely West Loop patio, where you'll find water dishes in the back. You can devour a pizza and maybe share the crust with your dog.
Maybe at this Italian eatery your dog can finally live out their Lady and the Tramp fantasy (but probably not). Head to Ranalli's patio and ask your server for a water bowl.
This neighborhood bar has a modest patio with trees and string lights, and humans and their dogs are most welcome. It is BYOF, so you and your pup can have a tasty meal along with a few drinks.