Everyone that knows me personally knows that my dog is the love of my life (apologies to my fiance…) For the thousands reading this and nodding eagerly in agreement, have I got news for you. Earlier this year, the Ohio House passed a bill that stated dogs shall be allowed on bar and restaurant patios at the discretion of the owners of the establishment. So basically—all the cool kids are doin’ it.
Now, it’s official: You can enjoy your suds with your best bud. Just keep ‘em on the leash and make sure they have plenty of water. 2018 is the summer of the dog.
Seventh Son in Italian Village, and Land Grant Brewing Company in Franklinton had a direct hand in making patios paw friendly for the capital city canine crowd. The new Franklinton Brew Dog right across the street will give you another option when those weekend crowds start to fill in. Help yourself to some Challah! Goodness at Woodlands, but their fare is too good to share with your pooch… Right? Just up the road, Ohio Taproom is a streetside escape for you and your pal. Oddfellows Liquor Bar is possibly the original dog bar, with a mostly fenced-in patio. Walk right up the street to Julep for a change of pace with your pup, all in the Short North. Standard Hall has a huge amount of outside space, making it a good starter for dogs who need to learn patio manners. Take them before it gets busy, and bring lots of treats. Pretty soon, they’ll associate cocktails with happiness, just like you do.
Little Rock is the most laid-back spot to bring.. Well, Spot. You might even see a special guest appearance from resident pup, Harvey. Gresso’s is a German Village doggie destination with food, booze, and plenty of shade for those dog day afternoons. Plus, it’s just a hop, skip, and a jump from both Scioto Audubon and Schiller Parks. Pins Mechanical Co. downtown also has plenty of patio space, and a little fenced in dog park right around the corner at 4th and Spring, if your pal wants to stretch his legs, or if nature calls.
Up north in Worthington, Natalie’s has room for furry friends on the patio, where you can hear the tunes from inside. The Bottle Shop has plenty of shaded tables, underneath which your dog can sit and stare at you longingly. And Harvest has multiple patio locations where you can find friendly Fidos.