National Dog Day, a beloved national celebration, calls for the utmost joy and a reason to honor your BFF– your dog! Aside from an open field to run around in, here’s a list of top-tier dog-friendly patios and bars celebrating the momentous occasion.
Cody’s Public House (1658 West Barry Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618) is hosting a National Dog Day party this Friday for Alive Rescue, a local no-kill shelter. The benefit event is at 6 PM, and features whiskey-based $15 Neuter Shots! The West Lakeview bar will have free Pup Cups, dog treats from The Raw Butcher, and dog merch!
Then, there’s a dog-friendly happy hour at the ‘Patio on Schubert’ hosted by aliveOne (2683 N Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614), a local neighborhood bar that’s been a Lincoln Park staple for 25 years. The spacious patio hosts pups and their owners for half-price happy hour between 5 and 7 PM on weekdays.
Meanwhile, Lottie’s Pub (1925 W Cortland St, Chicago, IL 60622) is also hosting an event to celebrate! From 5 to 7 PM, it’s time to tie dye it up with specially made bandanas for your pup and t-shirts for you! A happy hour offers discounted drinks along with sampling and giveaway opportunities. There will also be a raffle benefiting Churchill Dog Park. Reserve a table in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org but worry not as walk-ins are welcome.
The Tiny Dog 500 is back this Friday at One Tail At A Time (2144 North Wood Street, Chicago IL 60614) for a race. Taking place between 3:30 and 6:30 PM, witness history in the making as dogs participate in the various categories– which include “Feather-weight” (1-10lb), “Light-weight” (11-20lb), or “Heavy-weight” (21-25lb) weight classes, along with a brand new addition of 10+ year pups (1-20lbs) for the Senior Dog Division!