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Dine with Fido at dog-friendly patios

By Patty Talahongva
Yappy Hour is alive and well in north central Phoenix. Yes, you can take your dog along when you dine out at certain restaurants. It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy dining alfresco with Fido.

To make it a happy experience, Phoenix resident Jodie Snyder has written a book about dining out with dogs and she offers a few tips, because not everyone shares a love of dogs.

Michelle and David Rosenbaum enjoy Sunday brunch with their 1-year-old Whippet, Sophie, on the patio of Spoke & Wheel Tavern in Sunnyslope (photo by Teri Carnicelli).

Michelle and David Rosenbaum enjoy Sunday brunch with their 1-year-old Whippet, Sophie, on the patio of Spoke & Wheel Tavern in Sunnyslope (photo by Teri Carnicelli).

Snyder advises that you feed your dog before you head out to dine. A full dog is less likely to want to sniff around other guests’ plates of food. Still, bring treats for your dog to reward them for good behavior at the restaurant.

Some restaurants have dog treats on the menu or hand them out free, but most only offer water dishes. Definitely don’t forget to bring waste bags, just in case. You can find more hints at her website: www.happydogphoenix.com.

Bottom line, you know your dog the best. If your pet is hyper and never stops begging at your table at home, it’s probably best not to bring that dog into a atmosphere filled with temptation.

Maricopa County health regulations say dogs must be on a leash. Dogs also can’t sit on your lap, or on a chair. Wait staff are not allowed to pet animals, so refrain from trying to share you pet with the help.

Not to play favorites, but one restaurant has won a Swagger Award for Best Pet-Friendly Patio from Sway Events. OHSO Eatery and nanoBrewery, at 4900 E. Indian School Road, has raised the bar when it comes to being pet-friendly. Pets receive special homemade treats and there is even a dog wash on the patio for the canine customers.

“We also tell all of our guests to take pictures of their dogs on our patio and post them on our Facebook,” says Stuart Wilson, one of the managers. “Every week I pick the cutest picture and make them our ‘Growler of the Week.’ The person then wins a $25 gift certificate and we put the picture up on the wall on our Back Patio.”

Following is a list of restaurants from A to Z in the area that have dog-friendly patios. So if you have puppy love, consider including your favorite pooch on a Valentine’s Day out and about.

The Adobe Restaurant
Arizona Biltmore Golf Club
2400 E. Missouri Ave.
www.theadoberestaurant.com
The Adobe Restaurant offers stunning links-side views of two legendary golf courses, the Links and the Adobe. Enjoy breakfast or lunch, or a meet up with friends for happy hour on the patio with the pups. There is access directly from the parking lot to the patio. Water bowls provided upon request.

America’s Taco Shop
4447 N. 7th Ave.
602-515-0856
1615 E. Camelback Rd. Suite 102
602-264-4229
www.americastacoshop.com
No limit on the size of dog. They are welcomed all hours of operation. No treats but water dishes are provided. There is direct access to the patio.

America’s Taco Shop
1615 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 102
602-264-4229
No limit on the size of dog. They are welcomed all hours of operation. No dog treats and you must bring your own water dish. You can enter the patio through a side gate.

Aunt Chilada’s
7330 N. Dreamy Draw Dr.
602-944-1286
www.auntchiladas.com
Any size dog up to 200 pounds welcomed on the Bocce Beach Patio. There’s ample space with lots of trees for shade. No treats available, water dishes provided. There is even a nice featured “depository” bin for your convenience when you clean up after your dog.

Bink’s Midtown
2320 E. Osborn Rd.
602-388-4874
www.binksmidtown.com
A flat-iron steak cooked to order is on the menu at Binks for your pooch at just $8. Otherwise you can bring your own treats. All size dogs are welcomed during all hours of operation. There are two patios with direct access from the parking lot and water dishes are provided.

Duck and Decanter
1651 E. Camelback Rd.
602-274-5429
www.duckanddecanter.com
No limit on the size of dog. They are welcomed all hours of operation. No treats but water dishes are provided. There is direct access to the patio and weekends are very popular with pet owners.

Federal Pizza
5210 N. Central Ave.
602-795-2520
www.federalpizzaphx.com
No limit on the size of dog. They are welcomed all hours of operation. No treats but water dishes are provided.

Garage Wine and Tap
1534 E. Bethany Home Rd.
602-265-4125
www.garagewinetap.com
No limit on the size of dog. They are welcomed all hours of operation. No treats but water dishes are provided upon request. There is direct access from the street to the patio.

Hula’s Modern Tiki
4700 N. Central Ave.
602-265-8454
www.hulasmoderntiki.com
All well-behaved dogs are allowed. Dogs are allowed all hours of operation. Hula’s offers free dog treats and water. There is direct access from the street to the patio.

Joyride Taco House
5202 N. Central Ave.
602-274-8226
www.joyridetacohouse.com
All dogs are allowed during all hours of operation. No doggie treats but water is provided.

La Grande Orange
4410 N. 40th St.
602-840-7777
www.lagrandeorangegrocery.com
Gluten-free dog treats are baked on site and are for sale starting at $2 a bag. All sizes of dogs are welcomed during all hours of operation. While you’re there pick up a bumper sticker—“Wag More, Bark Less.”

Los Dos Molinos
1044 E. Camelback Rd.
602-528-3535
www.losdosmolinosphoenix.com
No limit on size of dog. They are welcome all hours of operation. No treats are provided but water dishes are offered. There is direct access from the parking area to the patio.

Mary Coyle Ol’ Fashioned Ice Cream
5521 N. 7th Ave.
602-265-6266
www.marycoyle.net
No size limit on the dog but the patio is intimate and most conducive to dogs 20 pounds or less. They are welcomed all hours of operation. No treats but water is provided in pink and white bowls. There is direct access to the patio.

Melrose Kitchen
4306 N. 7th Ave.
602-274-0079
www.melrosekitchenaz.com
Dogs of all sizes are welcome during all hours of operation. Doggie cookies are free and water dishes are provided, both upon request. There is direct access to the patio from the parking lot.

Milagro Grill
4280 E. Indian School Rd.
602-773-5844
www.milagrogrillaz.com
All dogs are welcome at all hours of operation. No special dog treats but they are happy to cook something for your dog. Water dishes are provided and there is direct access to the patio.

North Mountain Brewing Co.
522 E. Dunlap Ave.
602-861-5999
www.northmountainbrewing.com
The close proximity to North Mountain makes this a great place for hikers and their dogs to relax after a brisk walk in the park. All sizes are welcome at all hours of operation. Treats are not available but water dishes are provided. There is direct access to the patio from the front.

OHSO Eatery and nanoBrewery
4900 E. Indian School Rd.
602-955-0358
www.ohsobrewery.com
All size dogs are welcomed during all hours of operation. Dog treats are made out of spent grain from making beer, combined with flour, eggs and peanut butter. They are free. Water dishes also are provided. OHSO has two patios with direct access to the street.

Postino
3939 E. Campbell Ave.
602-852-3939
5144 N. Central Ave.
602-274-5144
www.postinowinecafe.com
All size dogs are allowed during all hours of operation. No treats but water dishes are provided upon request.

Spoke & Wheel Tavern
8525 N. Central Ave.
602-870-8843
www.spokeandwheeltavern.com
No size limit on dogs. They are welcomed during all hours of operation. Doggy biscuits sell for $2.50 apiece. Bowls of water upon request. The patio is large and there’s ample space around the tables and a separate walking path for other patrons.

Ticoz
5114 N. 7th St.
602-200-0160
www.ticozaz.com
Dogs up to 50 pounds are welcome during all hours of operation. No dog treats available but water is provided upon request. There is an entrance from the street and an enclosed patio.

Timo Wine Bar
8801 N. Central Ave., #104
602-354-3846
www.timocentral.com
No size limit on dogs, which are welcomed during all hours of operation. No doggy treats but bowls of water are available upon request. There is a direct entrance from the parking lot to the patio, where you can sit with your dog by a fire pit in the evenings. Lots of trees provide shade during the day.

Windsor
5223 N. Central Ave.
602-279-1111
www.windsoraz.com
All dogs are allowed on the patios during all hours of operation. No dog treats available but water and a bowl are provided upon request.

Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar
2502 E. Camelback Rd.
602-424-9500
All dogs are allowed on the patios during all hours of operation. No dog treats available but water and a bowl are provided upon request.

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