Now that the spring of our discontent has ended and the weather is finally decent, everyone and their cousin has their dog outside with them — especially those of us without central air conditioning.
We wanted to know which places in Philadelphia allow (and encourage!) you to bring your four-legged friend to sit outside and enjoy dinner or a cocktail. Here are 30 of our favorite, by neighborhood:
1907 Chestnut St., Rittenhouse
Dogs are welcome to sit with you outside here, even on busy Chestnut Street.
2201 Lombard St., Fitler Square
This spot gives *priority* to those with dogs. Expect a treat machine and a water dish!
Fado Irish Pub
1500 Locust St, Center City
Sure, this place is known for a hoppin’ happy hour and a crazy night scene, but it has outdoor seating perfect for bringing along the pet.
More Than Just Ice Cream
1119 Locust St., Center City
This cozy place offers, yes, ice cream as well as other desserts and comfort food. And yes, they’ll provide water for your four-legged friend.
1116 Walnut St., Center City
Sit at one of their outdoor tables under an umbrella with your dog and enjoy a plate of their meaty hot wings.
227 S. 18th St., Rittenhouse
This Starr-owned French bistro has pleeeenty of outdoor seating. After you’re done enjoying wine and charcuterie, take your dog on a walk through Rittenhouse Square.
205 S. 18th St., Rittenhouse
People-watch with your dog while you sit outside Rouge and enjoy one of their moderately pricey but delicious burgers.
121 S. 17th St., Rittenhouse
This restaurant in the ritzy part of town has a BYOD (yes, Bring Your Own Dog) brunch event that takes place on the weekends throughout the summer months. Get more details here.
220 S. 17th St., Rittenhouse
This bar is attached to the Radisson Hotel, but it has an outdoor seating area that’s dog-friendly.
123 S. 18th St., Rittenhouse (and several other locations)
Small plates and a great wine list are available for the humans along with water dishes for the dogs.
2349 Fairmount Ave., Fairmount
This Fairmount spot has a pet-friendly outdoor area.
Fishtown/ Northern Liberties
1 Shot Coffee
217 W. George St., Northern Liberties
This hipster coffee shop allows leashed, friendly dogs are allowed in their outdoor dining area.
1030 N. 2nd St., Northern Liberties
This Spanish tapas and wine bar allows furry friends to sit with their owners in its outside area. They’ll provide the water!
Cantina Dos Segundos
931 N. 2nd St., Northern Liberties
Head over to this Mexican restaurant and bring your dog to sit at one of their outdoor tables. Be sure to check out Yappy Hour when 10 percent of proceeds go to Street Tails Animal Rescue.
El Camino Real
1040 N. 2nd St., Northern Liberties
This Tex-Mex restaurant has plenty of outdoor seating where you can bring your pooch.
Interstate Draft House
1235 E. Palmer St., Fishtown
This place has a unique, kind of Creole menu and a solid beer selection, but the best part is its outdoor patio. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome.
541 E. Girard Ave., Fishtown
Bring along your pooch while you sit outside this bar on Girard Avenue. Enjoy a craft beer and a burger while your dog has a dish of ice water.
637 N. 3rd St., Northern Liberties
Sure, you can’t play the Abbaye’s trivia from outside, but you can bring along the dog and relax with a drink at one of their outdoor tables.
217-219 Chestnut St., Old City
This is Chef Jose Garces’ flagship restaurant, and dogs are allowed in the outside area on a first-come, first-served basis.
138 S. 2nd St., Old City
Bring along Fido to enjoy this colonial tavern and relax outside — as long as he’s well-behaved!
4116 Ridge Ave., East Falls
Wood-oven pizza and rustic Italian food meets pet-friendly at this East Falls location.
Jake’s and Cooper’s Wine Bar
4365 Main St., Manayunk
Come here for wine, fancy pizza and an outdoor space that’s totally dog-friendly.
200 South St., Headhouse Square
This South Street spot that’s kinda South Philly, kinda Society Hill has traditional American fare and dogs are welcome in its outdoor patio area.
Cantina Los Caballitos
1651 East Passyunk Ave., East Passyunk
They’ll provide the drinking water if you provide the dog. And be sure to follow them on Instagram for pics of dogs enjoying the spot.
1601 E. Passyunk Ave., East Passyunk
This sushi and small plates restaurant in South Philly has outdoor seating perfect for bringing along the dog(s).
1927 E. Passyunk Ave., East Passyunk
Dogs are always welcome on the patio and in the garden at Le Virtu (and they have been since 2007!)
1823 E. Passyunk Ave., East Passyunk
Sit outside with the dog while you enjoy one of the city’s most unique burgers.
910 Christian St., Bella Vista
Yep, your favorite brunch spot has an area that’s dog-friendly. You’re welcome.
Taproom on 19th
2400 S. 19th St., South Philly
This South Philly gastropub has a great beer selection and outdoor seating with water dishes available for your dog.
Dock Street Brewing Co.
701 S. 50th St., Cedar Park
Dogs are welcome at the outdoor tables set up at this converted firehouse with a selection of beers brewed right on site.
3420 Sansom St., University City
With a name that has “dog” in it, this place basically has to be pet-friendly. Bring your four-legged friend to the outdoor patio.