Celebrate National Dog Day With DC-Area Yappy Hours

Celebrate National Dog Day on Aug. 26

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. 

National Dog Day Specials

Celebrate your favorite furry friend with National Dog Day on Sunday, Aug. 26. We've rounded up some ways to celebrate.

In the meantime, tag NBC Washington in your favorite photo of your dog on Instagram and Twitter.

Brunch at Radiator

Bring your pup to Radiator’s patio near Logan Circle for a completely dog-friendly brunch on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You'll find a special menu of chicken and rice, burger patty and steak with a side of doggy treats made just for fido.

The Blaguard

Bottom's up for pups (and kitties)! The Humane Rescue Alliance mobile adoption unit will roll up to The Blaguard in Adams Morgan on Saturday between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. for dog and cat adoptions  Even if you’re not ready to add a new pet to your life, you can support the Humane Rescue Alliance by buying a $5 Tito’s vodka or Hellbender Kölsch. Just decide if you want to adopt before sipping too much vodka.

Art and Soul Bark & Brunch

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. Tito's Vodka partnered with the restaurant to benefit the Humane Rescue Alliance on National Dog Day. You can make a reservation here.

DC Yappy Hours and Dog-Friendly Patios

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 any day of the week for drinks and burgers.

The Midlands

The beer garden on Georgia Avenue opens their outdoor patio to furry friends. There's even treats and water bowls.

Cafe Saint-Ex

Bring your pup out to this Logan Circle spot anyday, but head over Monday to Friday, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. if you're looking for $5 wine and cocktails, $2 off beer and food specials.

Silver's Pups on the Patio

Silver in 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. The Bethesda location offers the same deal.

City Tap House

The Dupont Circle spot has a patio for pups.

Virginia Yappy Hours and Dog-Friendly Patios

Palette 22

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.

8 Chains North

This dog-friendly, boutique winery in Waterford even has a dedicated fenced park where pups can play off their leash. Leashed dogs are welcome in the tasting room.

Oz Yappy Hour

The Australian restaurant in Arlington, Virginia, has food for humans and dogs at their monthly yappy hours. Any purchase enters you in a chance to win a gift basket of doggie treats. Check their Instagram for dates.


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.

Jackson 20

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

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.

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