Bring your dog along the next time you’re headed out for a pint, slice of pizza, or glass of wine.
Barrel Oak Winery loves dogs so much, it’s said that the business’ initials, BOW, stand for “bow wow.” The winery even has wines named after their dogs and is on American Winery Guide’s list of the most dog-friendly wineries. Located in Delaplane, it makes for a great day trip. Bring your pup along to enjoy the Virginia countryside over some wine and cheese. Leashed, friendly dogs are welcome throughout the entire property, including the indoor tasting room. The winery holds will hold special Dog Days from September 1–3. 3623 Grove Ln., Delaplane
This traditional German pub in Ballston offers an excellent beer menu and to accompany it, German American fare like schnitzel, soft pretzels, and bratwurst. The eatery loves its canine visitors. Its “Dogs of Bronson” Instagram page celebrates all the furry friends that stop by and hang out on the patio. 4100 Fairfax Dr., Arlington
Beachy favorites like fried oysters and crab cakes abound at this casual eatery. Trained pups only are allowed on the patio, so make sure your four-legged friend understands how to remain on their best behavior during your meal. 130 N. Washington St., Leesburg
Serving locally sourced meats and fish, linguine, pork chops, and more, Copperwood Tavern is a cozy spot with patio dining that loves dogs. And it just so happens to be located right next to Shirlington Dog Park. Canine visitors are regularly featured as “Dog of the Month” on the restaurant’s website or even in frames on its Dog Wall of Fame. 4021 Campbell Ave., Arlington
Pups are allowed on Fire Works Pizza’s patio, and they even have a special menu to order from. If they’re feeling thirsty, they can get a “Fire Woof Brew,” and pairings include a biscuit, hot or cold chicken, meatballs, or bacon, or doggie ice cream (made with plain yogurt, peanut butter, and banana). Humans can enjoy wood-fired pizza or snacks of their own like pepperoni rolls, fried zucchini, and garlic knots. Leesburg, Arlington, and Cascades
Befitting its name, the Chantilly location of this relaxed chain has an entire dog menu. While their humans are noshing on sandwiches, salads, or burgers, dogs can enjoy grilled hamburger or chicken breast bowl, served over brown rice and vegetables. Of course, there are patio rules for dogs just like their owners, one of them being to avoid the three Bs: begging, barking, and biting. 14333 Newbrook Dr., Chantilly
This neighborhood pub permits dogs on its patio and hosts occasional “yappy” hours. On the menu for humans: fried chicken and waffles, fried fish sandwiches, kebabs, lamb chops, burgers, and more. 1811 Library St., Reston
Dogs are allowed both inside and outside the brewery — just not inside the beer garden. Food trucks like Rocklands Barbeque or Bun’d Up have been known to show up on busy days, and outside food is always welcome. The longest operating brewery in the DC metro area, Port City offers tastings, tours, and various events throughout the year. 3950 Wheeler Ave., Alexandria
Dogs are allowed in the stables, pavilion, and field area of this farm-brewery. They must be always leashed and not left unattended. Pair a pint or two with bar snacks like chips and queso, a soft pretzel, or a hot dog — don’t forget to save a bite for your furry friend! 42245 Black Hops Ln., Leesburg
This family-friendly brewery allows dogs on the patio when it’s set up, and they’re permitted inside every week on Dog Sunday. Make your own tasting flight by asking your server for the best combinations. There are snacks available for purchase, including chips, pretzels, and beef jerky. Guests are welcome to bring their own food or order from a local restaurant. 12425 Dillingham Sq., Lake Ridge
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