With spring comes the return of patio dining season—and for those of us with canine companions, a few glorious months when our dogs can tag along. These spots always give our (perfectly behaved, of course) pooches a hearty welcome.
On a warm night, a seat under the trees in Aster’s courtyard with a glass of red wine is as close to a Parisian sidewalk as we get in the Twin Cities, avec le chien.
Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge
A river view, tiki drinks, a general feeling of an illicit spring break—plus they keep a stack of pet water dishes on hand at all times (you get a cup).
Summit Brewing Co.
St. Paul’s Summit is so welcoming of panting pups that they’ve hashtagged #patiodogs, along with Aster.
In case you’re wondering whether this Minneapolis pizza mecca is dog-friendly, it’s named after Ann Kim’s Weimaraner. They’ve also been known to whip up treats for four-legged guests.
Common Roots Cafe
Sip a craft beer or glass of wine, and nosh on a Cubano sandwich while you and your dog chill out on a little patio that feels like a humble garden oasis in the Uptown hurly-burly.
Galaxy Drive in
It ain’t fine dining, but sometimes a straight-ahead cheeseburger at a picnic-table patio such as this one in St. Louis Park is just the thing. And you didn’t hear it from me, but dogs really like soft-serve ice cream.