You deserve a night out every once in a while. But who says your pooch doesn’t deserve one, too? Thanks to these local restaurants, you and your best friend are more than welcome to enjoy a meal in peace on the outdoor patio, ranging from pizza for you to even mocktails for him.
Fire Works Pizza
While this pizzeria is known for its wood-fired pies and craft beer options, they also have a special feature unique to the area: a menu specifically for dogs. As you share some slices with friends on the patio, your pooch can indulge on chicken, bacon, meatballs or the traditional dog biscuit. // 201 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg
Whether you’re stopping by this comfortable restaurant for a latte or dinner outside, feel free to bring your pet along, as there is plenty of space at both the Falls Church and Arlington locations for him to enjoy. // 205 Park Ave., Falls Church; 3211 Wilson Blvd., Arlington
No matter the size of your one-of-a-kind mutt, she is welcome every single Thursday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. at Jackson 20 in Old Town. As you try out cocktails, appetizers and dinner entrees, your pup can try her paw at a “pup-tini” and treats to go with it. // 480 King St., Alexandria
Set in the historic Moore-McCandlish House, Hamrock’s Restaurant is a quaint atmosphere great for you and your pup, thanks to its wrap-around porch on the exterior. Whether you just want a glass of wine or an entire meal outdoors, man’s best friend is welcome. // 3950 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax
South Block Juice
If you’re stopping into your local South Block for an acai bowl or refreshing smoothie, be sure to grab the specialty pooch offering: a combination of peanut butter and banana that will keep you both coming back for more. // locations vary
Lost Dog Cafe
What’s better than being able to bring your pet to a restaurant? Being able to support his kind, too! While staff at the various Lost Dog Cafe locations serve you, they also partner with the Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation to help homeless animals find forever homes. // locations vary
Located in a centuries-old building in Fredericksburg, Amy’s Cafe is as comfortable as it is delicious. While you munch on eggs Benedict for breakfast, your pup can sit alongside you on the outdoor patio’s wooden bench and take in the morning rays. // 103 W. Cambridge St., Fredericksburg
Whitlow’s on Wilson
While this restaurant in Clarendon doubles as a bar, it also serves pub fare such as chicken wings, smokehouse burgers and nachos for you to enjoy in the outdoor seating area with your furry friend by your side. // 2854 Wilson Blvd., Arlington
In addition to its weekly live music nights and Viet-French cuisine served for brunch, lunch and dinner, this restaurant in Reston has a spacious patio where your dog is welcome to hang out right beside you. // 1625 Washington Plaza N., Reston
Located in Falls Church, this pub-style restaurant has indoor seating, as well as two outdoor patios. While pets aren’t allowed in the back, your pooch is more than welcome to lounge in the sun as you eat on the front patio. // 123 W. Broad St., Falls Church
2 Silos Brewing Co.
Located on acreage in Manassas, this brewery is home to a variety of flavors, including pale ales and IPAs, as well as a food menu. Plus, dogs are allowed on the patio, where live music is often performed for the whole family to enjoy. // 9925 Discovery Blvd., Manassas
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