August 26 is National Dog Day and, luckily, in L.A. crazy pet parents have lots of options where we can celebrate with our four-legged friends. More and more bars in the city are welcoming dogs via pup-friendly patios, doggy decks and barky brunches
Some establishments even let the fur babies inside. So grab your pooch, give them a smooch and grab some hooch at one of these Fido-friendly bars around Los Angeles.
Bacari W. 3rd
One of the best patios in West Hollywood is surely Bacari W. 3rd. Tucked away on a bustling stretch of West Third Street, with a narrow cave-like entrance, Bacari W. 3rd transports you to another world that feels more like the courtyard of an Italian home than a Los Angeles restaurant. The gorgeous patio, under the shade of a giant tree, has always been dog-friendly. Now, your pooch can enjoy his or her own meal too! Choose from the Chef’s Special, the Beef Stew or the Baked Omelette, and round out the meal with a Peanut Butter Cookie for dessert.
And there is good news for humans as well. Chef Lior Hillel serves up a mouthwatering Mediterranean-inspired menu to compliment Bacari’s one-of-a-kind, 90-minute open bar option, which includes all the house red wine, house white wine, rosé, sangria and beer you want for two hours.
8030 3⁄4 W. 3rd. St., Los Angeles, bacarirestaurants.com, @bacarirestaurants
The Fat Dog
With a name like “The Fat Dog,” you know you and your fur friend are in the right place. Fat Dog’s owners even have a labrador and bulldog of their own. With two locations, West Hollywood and North Hollywood, you’ll have double the chance to take advantage of Spot-accompanying specials including Wino Tuesdays (50% off bottles), Whiskey Wednesdays ($12 flight + a draft beer), weekday Happy Hour, weekend brunches and Sunday Fundays. The cocktails here are even dog-themed. Try the Off Leash made with Old Forester Bourbon, Aperol, lemon juice and agave or the Well-Groomed made with Pimm’s, ginger beer, lemonade. Orange, cucumber and mint. You can also order a For Legged Flight which indues any four beers or wine. The flagship Fairfax location is also next door to Tailwaggers pet store, so win-win!
801 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, 11050 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood.Thefatdogla.com; @thefatdogla
At The Morrison, dogs don’t have to beg for under the table scraps. At the Atwater Village pub and eatery, pups have their own menu to order from. Dog dishes include “Where’s The Beef” with chopped hamburger meat and rice, the “Cock-A Doodle Do” with shredded chicken and rice and Franenweinie chopped hot dogs and rice, All are served on a silver platter with a side of treats and a fresh bowl of water. While your canine chows down, you can nosh on a classic Veggie Burger Smash Salad or their uber popular vegetarian Bread Pudding. The Morrison also has over 40 craft beers and specialty cocktails and since National Dog Day falls on a Monday, take advantage of all night Happy Hour.
3179 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles, Themorrisonla.com, @morrisonpubla
Sofitel Los Angeles Beverly Hills
You and Spot deserve a staycation! Check into the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills which has a V.I.P. program, for Very Important Pets. Pets stay for free – no additional charge or deposit taken at reservation or check-in. Upon arrival, dogs are welcomed at the front desk with some delicious dog treats and Bon Chien (meaning Good Dog in French) silver dog tag. In-room dining options are available and featured on the Gourmet Pet Menu including hand-cut prime steak with baby carrots and chicken vegetable stew. Four-legged VIPs staying in their suites can enjoy a luxury B&G Martin dog bed, exclusively designed for Sofitel Los Angeles, and B&G Martin design dog bowls. The hotel also offers a partnership with D.O.G. Pet Boutique & Daycare that gives guests discounts. Even if you aren’t staying overnight, you can bring your pup to Cattle & Claw, the hotel’s ultimate Surf & Turf restaurant specializing in lobsters and burgers. Vegetarians don’t be discouraged. Cattle & Claw offers the plant-based Beyond Burger. The French garden patio, an extension of the restaurant’s indoor, is Fido-friendly and features contemporary lighting and fountains, a Provençal inspired herb garden, colorful seating and a “living wall” of plants backdrop.
8555 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, sofitel-los-angeles.com, @sofitellosangeles
Ashland Hill is situated on the iconic yet neighborhood-driven Main St. on the edge of Santa Monica and Venice. Opened in 2016, the restaurant/bar is owned by fifth-generation Santa Monica locals, the Verge Family and their goal was to bring the local community something the neighborhood didn’t yet have: an outdoor beer garden. The charming space seats 18 indoors within the brick-lined bar and a spacious eating area on the covered outdoor patio. The spacious, dog-friendly patio is lined with wood tables, heat lamps and hosts a monthly Yappy Hour event for pups and people alike. While humans can, canines have their own special menu including a beef patty over rice, chicken and rice and pup-friendly ice cream.
2807 Main St., Santa Monica, ashlandhill.com, @ashlandhillsm
One of the most friendly pooch patios in all of L.A., The Lincoln is a Westside drinking den with craft spirits, draught beer and a rotating wine list. Check them out on Sunday Fundays with $20 bottles of rosé, live music and complimentary hot dogs. The Lincoln loves dogs so much that they often team up with rescue groups for on site adoption events and fundraisers. So don’t be surprised if you end up going home with a hangover and new hound.
2536 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, Thelincolnvenice.com, @thelincolnla
Angel City Brewery
While most dog-friendly spots are limited to a patio, Angel City Brewery actually welcomes Fido inside for the full experience. With tons of space and lots of community-style seating, think of it as the best on-leash dog park in the city. The DTLA craft brewery brews over a dozen original beers including their delicious Salted Caramel Goose, new Saazberry fruit beer and uber popular Angel City Double IPA. So, while your dog mixes and mingles with his fellow canine companions, you can knock back some cold ones. Rotating food trucks are always on-site if you and the hound get hungry and you can also walk away with a growler of your favorite AC draft. Now that’s our kind of doggy bag.
216 Alameda St., Los Angeles, Angelcitybrewery.com @angelcitybeer
Blue Dog Tavern
Dogs are certainly not singing the blues at Blue Dog Tavern. Known as one of the best sports bars in L.A., the gastropub celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Inside the 1940s-era California bungalow, there is a plethora of pictures of pups placed on the walls to match the tavern’s name. The Blue Dog Beer tavern serves both hamburger patties for pooches on the patio and over a dozen variety of burgers for their owners. Humans will also find over ten rotating craft beers on tap and up to twenty additional bottles.
4524 Saugus Ave., Sherman Oaks, bluedogbeertavern.com, @bluedogbeertav
Idle Hour is North Hollywood’s iconic and unmistakable barrel bar. Founded 75 years ago, the building’s striking design was meant to draw in drivers passing by in the 1940s. After being abandoned for years, the building was revamped and opened as Idle Hour in 2015. Dogs can hang out with their owners in the taproom or patio overlooking a replica of the original Bulldog Cafe. Ide Hour offers a mile-long list of draft beers as well as specialty cocktails including The Good Companions made with Monkey Shoulder, El Silencio, Pamplemousse liqueur, vanilla liqueur, lemon and simple syrup. The cool space also hosts lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch, and Happy Hour daily from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Try the Bulldog Donuts which are homemade donuts with berry bourbon marmalade and brown butter glaze while your order his/her own dog treats.
824 Vineland Ave., Los Angeles, idlehourbar.com, @idlehour
The Pub at Golden Road Brewing
When a local brewery has an area called the “Doggy Deck,” it’s safe to say that it is pet-friendly. The Pub At Golden Road Brewing a full-service, family-friendly environment with ample indoor and outdoor seating, located just a stone’s throw from Griffith Park in Atwater Village. Here humans will find 20 taps dedicated to beers brewed just a few feet away at the original Los Angeles production brewery. Enjoy a Wolf Pup Session IPA, Golden Road Hefeweizen or Get Up Offa That Brown beer while your dog relaxes on the deck complete with astroturf grass, dog treats and dog beds.
5410 W. San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles, Goldenroad.la, @goldenroadbrew
Momed Atwater Village
Momed, short for Modern Mediterranean, is a homage to the kitchens of the eastern Mediterranean and North Africa. Since 2010, the Middle Eastern hotspot has been welcoming pups to its spacious shaded patio. Humans can try out a variety of mezze, kabobs and sliders and take advantage of not one but two Happy Hours every Monday through Friday.
3245 Casitas Ave., Los Angeles, atmomed.com, @atmomed
Kimpton Everly Hotel
You’ll see a bunch of dogs coming in and out of the Kimpton Everly Hotel as they are welcome with open paws throughout the property, even in the hotel rooms. At the Kimpton Everly’s coffee bar and cafe Jane Q, relax with Rover while enjoying locally-roasted LAMILL coffee or an Aperol Spritz. The space also serves brunch, happy hour and dinner. Over at Ever Bar, sip a specialty cocktail such as the Resting Peach Face made with Black Cow vodka, lemon, honey and bubbles. Your pup can be by your side wherever you choose here.
1800 Argyle Ave., Los Angeles, everlyhotelhollywood.com, @everlyhollywood
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
As its name implies, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar is a pawsitively perfect place to hang with your pooch The chain restaurant has a large patio and a menu just for dogs featuring grilled hamburger patties, grilled chicken and brown rice bowls to treat well-behaved furry friends. Owners have a giant menu to choose from, from pizza to burgers to fish tacos to teriyaki bowls and number of libation from craft beer, specialty cocktails and wine. .At brunch, try the Wild Huckleberry Pancakes with a Hair of the Dog Bloody Mary made with vodka, tomato juice, black pepper, fresh lime, horseradish, garnished with olives, pickled green beans and celery. If you and your pup are a regular, consider joining Pepper’s Pack. Members Get quarterly Play Packs with various toys and treats, $2 dog meals and exclusive access to Lazy Dog merch.
3525 W. Carson St., Torrance, lazydogrestaurants.com, @lazydogrestaurants
Is your mutt down for a mimosa date? Take your woofy to The Waffle, a local Hollywood favorite known for having over a dozen variety of waffles served all day. In addition to other breakfast, brunch and lunch favorites such as Egg Benedict, Biscuits & Gravy and Tuna Melt, The Waffle is home to the all-day $8 Double Size Mimosa It’s served with a half of a bottle champagne in each and while you are getting sauced up, you dog can scarf an order of four-legged friendly Woofles on the breezy patio.
6255 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, thewafflehollywood.com, @thewafflela
Mar X Moet Blanca Terrace at The Bazaar By Jose Andres
Got a fancy four-legged friend? Get a jump start on National Dog Day and celebrate with The Bazaar By José Andrés at the SLS Beverly Hills’ Terrace Friday series Mar x Moet. Meet on the dog-friendly Blanca Terrace for the summertime experience featuring iced Moet cocktails and an exclusive seafood menu comprised of weekly specials and dishes from Miami’s Bazaar Mar. The event takes place every Friday through the end of August, from 7 p.m. until closing.
465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, slshotels.com/beverlyhills, @slsbeverlyhills
Dogs are just as happy as humans at The Henry. Savor the last days of summer with your pup on the dog-friendly patio overlooking at Robertson Boulevard. Try one of their fresh new cocktails like the Devil’s in the Details made with Tito’s Vodka, ancho Reyes verde, strawberry, mandarin, shishito peppers or order off the whole new menu of Summertime Spritzes, including grapefruit, butterfly plum, Jane’s Aperol and strawberry. Happy Hour here is offered from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with snacks like White Truffle Parmesan Fries, Soft Pretzels and Guacamole.
120 N. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, thehenryrestaurant.com, @thehenryrestaurant
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