After long days of waiting for their owners to come home, dogs deserve to be pampered and loved a little more than usual. In a recent survey by National Today, researchers found that dogs not only provide companionship, but one in three Americans say their dogs teach them patience and help them build character.
Though times with furry friends may get "ruff" when owners come home to torn up pillows and puppy accidents, 20 percent of Americans say they prefer hanging out with their dog instead of going on a date. So, as you avoid meeting your most recent Tinder match, here are a few local eateries that will welcome both you and your hound.
The Regal Beagle
While choosing from over 25 craft beers and a variety of sausages, restaurant employees will happily fill your dog's water bowl on their dog-friendly patio. Events fill the restaurant's calendar throughout the week, including Trivia Night Wednesdays, Thursday Wingsday and happy hour every week day, so there are plenty of opportunities to bring your four-legged pal out for a night.
3659 India St., Mission Hills, 619.297.2337, regalbeaglesd.com
Patio on Lamont Street
Famous for its brunch, this Pacific Beach hot spot offers special treatment to pooches. Once seated, dogs are greeted with a bowl of water and tasty dog treats they can enjoy while owners partake in bottomless mimosas or all day happy hour on Mondays. If you are looking for another "paw-sitive" reason to bring your dog along, it also will get you half off deals on certain cocktails.
445 E. Lamont St., Pacific Beach, 858. 412.4648, patioonlamont.com
While enjoying the view of Coronado Bay, guests and their pups have their own menus to choose from. The restaurant and lounge offers a variety of dishes that were created with the help of a veterinarian, including liver, chicken, veggies and other pet foods. While pets chow down, owners can choose from lobster rolls, carnitas potato skins and many other favorites.
Coronado Bay Resort, 4000 Coronado Bay Road, Coronado, 619.424.4000, loewshotel.com
This isn't your typical dog park. With a variety of food trucks, resident coffee shop and craft beer garden, owners can definitely make the most out of their time at the outdoor venue while their dogs run in the 5,000 square foot long dog park. Live music is also available on select dates.
1102 Market St., East Village, 619.432.5303, quartyardsd.com.
The Wine Pub
In the heated outdoor patio, this Point Loma wine bar and restaurant offers a large selection of wine and local craft beers, as well as a unique K-9 menu for pets on Woofer Wednesdays. Owners can choose from a selection of gourmet sliders, panini and appetizers while pups enjoy homemade peanut butter biscuits and other savory dishes.
2907 Shelter Island Dr., Point Loma, 619.758.9325, thewinepubsd.com