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Yappier Hour at the Liberty Hotel
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Dog-Friendly Boston Restaurant Patios

Take your canine friend out for a day on the town at these dog-friendly patios

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Few things are better than enjoying the outdoors while snacking on delicious food and drinking nice cold beverages. One of those things is being able to do so with furry friends close by.

This collection of patios features restaurants that are more than happy to accommodate dogs on their patios, which are all officially open for the season. There are dozens of spots around the city to visit after walking your dog. Enjoy sun-soaked afternoons, shaded oases, and plenty of opportunities for shareable snacks and pitchers with friends and loyal companions.

Know of a dog-friendly map we're missing? Email us at boston@eater.com — and please feel free to send photo proof of your dog on the patio!

For further details on outdoor dining in and around the Boston area, check out our full roundup of patios that are open for the spring and summer seasons. Included, find specific details about hours of operation, oyster deals, reservations, lawn games, stroller accommodations, and more.

Map points are listed alphabetically, not ranked.

For more patio dining information, check the Outdoor Dining Week archive.

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Area Four

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While walking your woof through Kendall, you can make a stop at Area Four's patio for some pizza.

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Bar Boulud

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Bar Boulud's 30-seat patio is open on a first come, first serve basis, and dogs are welcome, too.

Besito Mexican

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Dogs are invited to delight in this foliage-enclosed patio in Chestnut Hill, which has both fans and a fireplace to accommodate all changes in weather.

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Bistro du Midi

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This Back Bay spot has a 20-seat patio with an awning and pleasant views of the Public Garden.

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Bronwyn

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This cozy Somerville biergarten has communal tables. Be sure to get a pretzel and plenty of beer.

Cambridge Brewing Company

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Looking for a Kendall Square patio that is dog-friendly and has loads of beer options? Look no further.

Cambridge Brewing Company

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Woofs are welcome at this brewpub patio in Kendall Square. Grab a pint and enjoy the outdoors with your furry friend.

Coppa's 20-seat patio is open until 10 p.m. and can accommodate canine companions. There are umbrellas and shareable pitchers, and it's right around the corner from Peters Park, which has an off-leash dog area.

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Deuxave

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Dogs are welcome here, but they will need to be tied up outside the patio. Deuxave's full menu is available outdoors.

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Ester (for Yappy Hour events only)

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It's not a regular occurrence, but dogs are allowed on special occasions. Follow the restaurant's social media for news of the aptly named "Yappy Hour" events.

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Five Horses Tavern

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The South End location of Five Horses has a 24-seat patio with the same hours and menu as the restaurant, and dogs are allowed to join.

Gaslight

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This umbrella-bedecked South End patio welcomes dogs, and the server will bring water for them, according to a reader.

Jazzy Danger on the Gaslight patio/Courtesy of Megan Kennedy

Grafton Street Pub

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Grafton Street's patio seats 26, plus dog friends. There are umbrellas for shade if it gets too sunny.

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Itadaki

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Round out a day walking dogs on Newbury Street and the Commonwealth Avenue mall with an outdoor meal at this izakaya.

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Jacob Wirth Restaurant

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This one's small, but dogs are welcome. Twelve seats are available starting at 11:30 a.m., provided the weather is nice.

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Kinsale

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This mammoth 100-seat patio is across from City Hall Plaza and close to plenty of areas for dog walking. Swing by with the woof after a walk for bar snacks and beers.

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Legal Harborside - Floor 1

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Legal is dog-friendly on the ground level as long as the dog is tied up on the outside of the rope. A reader recommends calling ahead to reserve a spot on the perimeter of the HarborWalk patio.

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Loyal Nine

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This pleasant East Cambridge patio will soon have outdoor lights — and keep an eye out for cornhole, too. It's available during both cafe and restaurant hours.

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MJ O'Connor's

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Around the corner from the Public Garden, MJ O'Connor's has a little 32-seat sidewalk patio where dogs are welcome.

Moonshine 152

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The Moonshine 152 patio seats 30 and is open until midnight every night, in case your dogs can stay up that late. Enjoy umbrellas, twinkle lights, greenery, and plenty of sun.

Navy Yard Bistro

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There's plenty of room for dogs, strollers, large groups, and more at this Charlestown spot.

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Redd's In Rozzie

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Roslindale's large dog population can feel right at home on this pretty patio.

Saloniki Greek

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This new Fenway restaurant has a 50-seat patio that welcomes dogs and is a prime spot to enjoy beer, wine, lemonade, iced tea, or some foamy Greek iced coffee.

Smashburger

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A reader reports that the Smashburger in Natick has treats for furry friends, including a "pup-burger" made of beef or chicken and a water bowl to wash it down. allows dogs outside.

Sofra Bakery & Cafe

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A reader reports that Sofra is "very nice to dogs." When an employee saw Rusty the dog on the patio in March, the employee brought out a large bowl of water.

Rusty at Sofra/Courtesy of a reader

Sofra Bakery & Cafe

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A reader reports that Sofra is quite dog-friendly and even brought out water for her dog, Rusty, who enjoys sitting outside on the patio.

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South End Buttery

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The South End Buttery is extra dog-friendly, and even makes dog-shaped cookies. Don't be surprised if you run into a bunch of other dogs here.

Dogs are welcome on this patio, which currently seats 20 but will expand to seat 40 later in the season.

Stephanie's On Newbury

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This Newbury Street spot seats 80, but it is closed on rainy days since there's no covering.

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Temple Bar

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This dog-friendly patio seats 16-20, and it's recommended that you call ahead to check on availability.

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The Asgard

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This spacious 62-seat sidewalk patio is close to a small park on the corner of Sydney and Mass. Ave.

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The Liberty Hotel (For Yappier Hour Events Only)

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The Liberty Hotel welcomes woofs to The Yard twice a week for "Yappier Hour," Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Quarry Restaurant & Lounge

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True to its name, this patio overlooks a former quarry that is now a pond. It seats 36 and has an outdoor bar and standing heaters.