Eastside Dog-Friendly Patio Bars and Restaurants

Summer in the Pacific Northwest is a precious, fleeting season, and we locals know how to make the most of it. But if you’re a dog owner, leaving work early to sip rosé on an outdoor patio might give you more than a pang of guilt. Chase away those regrets and bring your pup along to happy hour at one of these dog-friendly Eastside patio bars and restaurants.


Paddy Coynes Irish Pub

Self-dubbed “a cozy oasis located in the heart of upscale Bellevue,” this Irish pub is a favorite among Eastsiders. Catch live music on Wednesday evenings and stop by for happy hour every day from 3-6 p.m. and from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. The food menu includes classic Irish dishes like shepherd’s pie, corned beef and cabbage, and bangers and mash. When the weather permits, the patio is open to humans and their pups. www.paddycoynes.net

520 Bar & Grill

This casual community spot is just steps away from Bellevue Downtown Park and features a charming outdoor patio and sidewalk dining area. (Dogs are allowed only in the latter.) Try one of 520 Bar & Grill’s delicious cocktails, like the sangria-with-a-twist Call Me a Cab or the refreshing Basil Gin Smash. Food choices include salads, burgers, tacos, fish and chips, and Legendary Nachos. Weekend happy hour runs from 3-5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.-close. 520barandgrill.com

Photo courtesy of Palomino.

Palomino Rustico Restaurant & Bar

This downtown Bellevue Italian restaurant serves up Neapolitan thin crust pizzas, fresh pasta, salads, and more. If you’re seeking a drink, order from Palomino’s full list of wines and beers, or choose a craft cocktail like the Lavender Cosmo. Sit outside with your furry friend, or head to the bar for happy hour every day from 3 p.m. to close, and on Friday’s during the summer, from 12 p.m. to close. palomino.com

Firenze Ristorante Italiano

Feast on made-from-scratch Italian food at this Crossroads Bellevue eatery. The outdoor patio is dog-friendly, and the happy hour menu is wallet-friendly. Order delicious snacks like ravioli al pesto, crostini alla romana, and calamari marinati daily from 4-6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close. Don’t forget to check out Firenze’s extensive wine list, too. firenzerestaurantbellevue.com


The Slip

Situated beside Marina Park Pavilion on the Kirkland waterfront, this casual American food joint couldn’t be more dog-friendly. Grab a drink and a burger and settle into the beachy vibe; The Slip’s motto is, “Where the sun breathes.” www.facebook.com/pg/thesliprestaurant

Photo courtesy Flatstick Pub.

Photo courtesy Flatstick Pub.

The Flatstick Pub

Flatsick Pub has two rules: “Drink local and have fun.” The Kirkland bar doubles as a nine-hole indoor mini golf course, and is always dog-friendly. Bring your pup along to Yappy Hour (Monday through Friday from 6-7 p.m. and all day Sunday) and get a dollar off all beer, wine, and cider. www.flatstickpub.com


Another downtown Kirkland restaurant, Hector’s is all about comfort food. Sit out and relax on the dog-friendly portion of the patio with a picnic basket of crispy fried chicken, a shareable plate of filet bites, and a glass of wine. www.hectorskirkland.com


Dirty Bucket Brewing Co.

Described as “a local environment built on family- and dog-friendliness,” this local craft brewery will warmly welcome both you and your pup. Enjoy a pint of seasonal, small-batch beer and take a load off. There might even be a food truck on site to satisfy your appetite, too. www.dirtybucketbrewery.com

Locust Cider

Next door to Dirty Bucket is another family-friendly, dog-friendly establishment. Locust Cider was founded in 2015 to help raise money for a brain condition called hydrocephalus. The Woodinville cidery has continued to expand, with a taproom in Ballard and another soon-to-open taproom in Tacoma. Try the Honey Pear cider or the Original Dry.

The Hollywood Tavern

Here, you’ll find a menu full of solid tavern food, a full bar, and a wide selection of goods from Woodinville Whiskey — including the Hollywood Tavern’s signature Woodinville Whiskey milkshakes. Grab a spot on the front patio and “Eat, drink, and be Woodinville.”

Sumerian Brewing Company

This independent Woodinville brewery makes delightful craft beers like the Lucidity Pilsner, the Holy Water Citra IPA, and the Warrior Stout. Snag a seat at one of the brewery’s outdoor picnic tables and cozy up with your pup. www.sumerianbrewingco.com



Photo courtesy Tipsy Cow.

The Tipsy Cow

If burgers are your thing — beef, pork, turkey, chicken, or veggie — Tipsy Cow is for you. There’s also a mouthwatering milkshake menu, a refreshing salad spread, a delicious assortment of bar snacks, and special kids food. Settle down in the outdoor seating area with your dog and get to feasting. www.tipsycowburgerbar.com

Malt & Vine

Choose from 20 beverages on tap and more than 900 bottled beers, wines, ciders, and more at this Redmond craft beer and wine shop. The casual, neighborhood vibe and the spacious outdoor patio will make you and your doggo feel right at home. www.maltandvine.com

Redmond’s Bar & Grill

This Eastside sports bar is a late-night favorite. Enjoy a burger and a pint of craft beer and settle in to watch the day’s hockey or football game. Dogs are allowed on the small patio outside. redmondsgrill.com


Rogue Ales Issaquah Brewhouse

Issaquah Brewhouse serves its own small-batch beers as well as Rogue favorites like Dead Guy Ale and Hazelnut Brown Nectar. For a snack, order the pub pretzels & dips. For a full meal, try the salmon fish & chips. Dogs are allowed in the small outdoor seating area at the front of the restaurant. www.rogue.com

Sunset Alehouse

This Issaquah grill serves up a good mix of hearty salads, delicious sandwiches, decadent burgers, and traditional bar appetizers. Go for the spicy Santa Fe Salad, or, if you’re feeling extra bold, the South Hill Haymaker — a burger topped with bacon, cheddar cheese, peanut butter, and pickled jalapenos. Dog-friendly (outside) and kid-friendly. sunsetalehouse.com


The Hop and Hound

As the name suggests, this Bothell taproom and beer shop is a dog-friendly haven. The shop even has a mascot — Charlie the coonhound — so you and your pup know you’re in good company. Order a craft brew, a cider, or a glass of wine and check out the food truck calendar for a Friday night meal. www.thehopandhound.com

McMenamins Anderson School

McMenamins Anderson School has one of the sweetest outdoor patios around. The Tavern on the Square restaurant serves Northwest-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and a full bar. Dogs are allowed in the outdoor spaces around the campus, and even in some hotel rooms as well. www.mcmenamins.com

Vivendo Resturant & Bar

This family-owned gem inside Bothell’s Country Village describes its fare as “Northern Italian cuisine with a hint of Mediterranean flair.” With a dog-friendly outdoor patio, a menu full of delicious pasta dishes, and a cozy, slightly romantic atmosphere, Vivendo is the perfect date-night spot for you and your furry friend. vivendorestaurante.com


Duvall Tavern

“World famous since 1934,” this local haunt has a ton of history and a classic pub food menu. Grab your dog, a beer, and a basket of fish and chips and head outside to one of the coziest neighborhood patios around. duvalltavern.com

Mercer Island

dog-friendly, Courtesy the Islander

Photo courtesy The Islander.

The Islander

Kick back with a glass of wine and a basket of happy hour totchos (tater tot nachos) and relax with your doggo at this Northwest Americana-style restaurant and lounge. Don’t miss half-price wine Wednesdays, Burgers & Bourbon Thursdays, and happy hour all day on Saturdays and Sundays. www.the-islander.com


192 Brewing Company 

This spacious Kenmore brewery is both kid- and dog-friendly. Find a spot in the Lake Trail Taproom’s outdoor patio garden, where you can sip Washington-made beers, wines, and ciders, and dine on an assortment of bar food. If you and your pup are really hungry, order the “Mountain of Nachos” or the bacon meatloaf burger. 192brewing.com

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