Red Rocks Pizzeria’s dog-friendly patio is open for a happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 to 7. There are $1 draft beers, $4 house wine and rail drinks, and specials on certain food items. Dogs are given a water bowl.
“Yappy hour” at Jay’s Saloon & Grille in Clarendon provides a covered patio, water, treats, and games for your pup. The event takes place once every month on a Sunday (look for signs in the bar that indicate which Sunday) from 1 to 4. Pet owners can enjoy weekday happy-hour specials: $2.50 domestic bottles, $2 domestic drafts, $8 domestic pitchers, and $3.50 glasses of wine.
A more lively way to celebrate with your pet: Take a canine cruise with the Potomac Riverboat Company. Tickets are $15 per person/dog duo for a 40-minute Alexandria Seaport cruise. Puppy-permitting boats leave Thursdays at 7, 8, and 9 PM; reservations are recommended. Beers are $4 to $5 on deck.
You’ll find a pooch-friendly patio at Arlington’s Rocklands Barbeque & Grilling Company. Every weeknight from 4 to 9 in spring and summer, two- and four-legged guests are welcome on the outdoor terrace. Humans are offered specials on beers and Mason-jar cocktails, while canines lap at water bowls and scarf down free treats. The patio opens to dogs with the “Shed Your Coat” coat drive this Saturday, April 18, from 11 to 5. Donate old coats to the Clock Tower thrift store, or bring nonperishable food items for Arlington’s Doorwars Shelter for Women and Children and the Arlington Food Assistance Center.
Head to Loews Annapolis Hotel for a summer series named “Canines and Cocktails for a Cause.” On the last Friday of every month from April through September, the hotel teams up with Paws Pets Boutique to offer cocktails, appetizers, mocktails, and gourmet doggy treats from 5 to 8 on the Weather Rail’s patio. The events are hosted by Luke—Loews Annapolis’s resident Labrador retriever—and benefit the Davidsonville Wildlife Sanctuary, Golden Retriever Rescue Education and Training, SPCA of Anne Arundel County, KPLifesavers, and more.
Once every summer month, the Park Hyatt Washington hosts a "Yappy Hour" to benefit the Washington Humane Society. For $10, humans get two drink tickets for beer and wine, and pooches get dog treats and water bowls. Also, a WHS Mobile Adoption Unit will be onsite for those looking to take home a furry friend. The event takes place on June 3, July 1 and August 5, and lasts from 6 until 8 PM.