Looking for new places to take your furry companion besides the park? Want to hang out with more dog owners? Check out a local "yappy hour," where dogs can mingle and owners can relax with a drink. As part of our #CleartheShelters coverage, here’s a list of yappy hour events in the D.C. area throughout August:
Wet Dog Tavern
Wet Dog Tavern in the U Street corridor loves dogs whether they’re wet or dry. Hang out with dogs on their outdoor patio on Sunday, Aug. 12 from 2 to 5 p.m. As part of Wet Dog’s partnership with Humane Rescue Alliance, an adoption van will be at the tavern for those looking to add a furry friend to their crew.
National Building Museum
Instead of plastic balls covering the National Building Museum, the dogs will take over the museum on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 3 to 6 p.m. Food and drinks will be served for a good cause as well. Hill Country Barbecue and Tito’s Handmade Vodka will each donate $1 to Humane Rescue Alliance for each Tito’s cocktail sold. Humane Rescue Alliance is also bringing more pets to the party, with a variety of cats and dogs ready for adoption.
Palette 22 in Arlington, Virgina, has yappy hours every Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Dog owners can check out a variety of drinks under $5 and dogs can enjoy $5.22 pupsicles and $7 grilled sirloin.
District Dogs Yappy Hours at the Midlands & Saint-Ex
Help the District Dogs team raise money for HRA’s charity walk and drink a beer at the Midlands on Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. The beer garden on Georgia Avenue is having a buy one get one on their select beers. District Dogs will also have items to raffle at their fundraiser. You can also catch District Dogs at Cafe Saint-Ex on Monday, Aug. 6 where yappy hour customers can score on happy hour prices from 5 to 10 p.m.
DogMa Yappy Hour
Mingle with friends at the doggie daycare DogMa in Southeast D.C. on Friday, Aug. 10 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and let your dogs run wild on the playground. Drinks will be provided and dogs can mingle with the rescue dogs at Lucky Dog Animal Rescue and Rural Dog Rescue. There will be dog training representatives from Monumental Dog Training as well.
DC Single Dog Parents
Single dog owners can meet at The Brig on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 5 p.m. to raise funds for HRA’s charity walk. A donation gets you extended happy hour deals until closing. If you can’t make it on the 9th, there’s another yappy hour on Monday, Aug 13 from 5 to 10 p.m. at Cafe Saint-Ex on 14th Street.
The Dog Days of Summer
Let the dogs out on the patio at City Tap House in Dupont on Wednesday, Aug.15 from 6 to 8 p.m. Donate $15 to the Humane Rescue Alliance and enjoy extended happy hour and dog-themed drinks.
Silver's Pups on the Patio
Silver in Bethesda, Maryland, and Cathedral Heights in DC hosts yappy hour every Thursday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Mention “Pups on the patio” and 10 percent of your check will be donated to a local animal charity featured each week. You can also buy a Tito’s Handmade Vodka happy hour cocktail and $1 will be donated.
Art and Soul
Go for a walk around Senate Park with your four-legged friend then stop by Art and Soul on New Jersey Avenue NW where you and your dog can both enjoy a bite. Art and Soul has a variety of doggie treats on their pooch patio menu, from pupsicles to non-alcoholic Bowser Brew.
Oz Yappy Hour
The Australian restaurant in Arlington, Virginia, has food for humans and dogs at their yappy hour on Aug. 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. Any purchase enters you in a chance to win a gift basket of doggie treats.
Quinn’s on Wilson Boulevard in Arlington hosts yappy hour every Monday from 3 to 7 p.m. Dogs can cool off with free dog ice cream or snack on a treat. Owners can get a $10 snack basket with wings, mini burgers and quesadillas along with drink specials.
Hang out with your pup at Jackson 20 in Old Town Alexandria. The restaurant hosts yappy hour in their courtyard every Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Have a toast with your dog with special pup-tails.
Spanky’s Shenanigans in Leesburg, Virginia, opens up the back deck to the dogs every Wednesday. Dogs can play and owners can mingle from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. with 10 percent of food sales donated to Operation Paws for Homes.