Adrian Starts a List of Dog-Friendly Restaurants/Bars

Photo by PoPville flickr user kenudigit

Adrian is a dog owner who lives in Shaw.

Attention dog owners and dog lovers – spring is here. On a few occasions, the weather has already warmed up enough to do some outdoor dining and imbibing. That was the case last weekend, so naturally I was excited to have my dog (@DogNamedBatman) accompany my friends and I for an afternoon at Standard only to learn that dogs have to stay outside the fence. Some may prefer the dog-free atmosphere, but there are a lot of dog owners in the city who probably don’t mind dogs hanging out at the bar with them.

I did some research, including collecting feedback from dog listserves and dog owners to start this list. I will note that I was not able to personally confirm all of these details, and some of the information may be outdated. So if you know of any spots that have not been listed here please add them to the comments.


The Coffee Bar (1201 S St. NW) – water bowl
Blind Dog/Darnell’s Bar (944 Florida Ave. NW)
Shaw’s Tavern (520 Florida Ave. NW)
Veranda (1100 P St. NW)
Hotel Helix (1430 Rhode Island Ave. NW)
15 Ria (1515 Rhode Island Ave. NW) – Doggie Happy Hour Thursdays 6-8, weather permitting
Big Bear (1700 1st St. NW)
Boundary Stone (116 Rhode Island Ave. NW)
Rustik Tavern (84 T St. NW)
The Pug (1234 H St. NE)
Argonaut (1433 H St. NE) – only on Saturdays 12-5, outside fence other times
Wonderland (1101 Kenyon St. NW)
Maple (3418 11th St. NW) – limited dog-friendly happy hours
RedRocks (1036 Park Rd. NW)
The Heights (3115 14th St. NW)
Union Pub (201 Mass. Ave. NE) – water bowl
Art and Soul (415 New Jersey Ave. NW) – dog menu
Cantina Marina (600 Water St. SW) – dog happy hour, summer Mondays 5-9
DC Bread & Brew (1247 20th St. NW)
Brasserie Beck (1101 K St. NW)
Acadiana (901 New York Ave. NW) – certain happy hours

Allows dogs outside fencing

Standard (1801 14th St. NW) – water bowl
Rice (1608 14th St. NW)
Commissary (1443 P St. NW)

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