Puppy Perks

Puppy DawgsWith more dogs than children, San Francisco is the city of puppy love. In our 49 square miles, there are over 120,000 dogs, hundreds of pet stores and groomers, 28 parks with off-leash areas – there’s even a historic pet cemetery in the Presidio. But where can you go to eat and drink? Luckily, many of SF’s best bars and restaurants have opened their doors and put out their water bowls for your favorite four-legged friends. Here are the six best spots for foodies to take their top dogs:

1. Zazie

ZazieThough brunch gets all the buzz, it’s Monday night dinner that makes Zazie your best bet for dining out with man’s best friend. While you can enjoy fantastic bistro fare on the heated garden patio any night of the week, Monday nights are canine-crazy with the added bonus of $10 off any bottle of wine if you bring your pooch along.

2. Southern Pacific Brewery

SoPacGrab a picnic table outside to enjoy some pitchers and pints with your pooch. With a fantastic menu of gastro pub food (think coconut fried chicken wings and sage fries), twenty beers on tap, and lots of Mission sunshine, everyone involved is one lucky dog.

3. Park Chow

ParkChowDig in to your favorite comfort food on Park Chow’s heated patio. With dog treats and water bowls to wine and dine your four-legged dining companion, it’s the perfect spot to take your pooch year round.

4. Four Barrel Coffee

Four BarrelWith an outdoor parklet and spacious indoor seating, Four Barrel is the best spot to perk up with your pup. The fact that they also happen to serve killer lattés and b. Patisserie’s Kouign Amann doesn’t hurt either.

5. Boulette’s Larder

BoulettesThe Ferry Building is full of waterfront space for your dog to stretch his legs, and Boulette’s Larder is full of gourmet treats for the both of you to snack on. Grab a pack of organic pet boulettes (made of poached chicken, carrots, and grains) and a few canalés to take home.

6. El Rio

ElRioWith games, music, barbecues, and rotating specials from free oysters to a $5 DIY Bloody Mary bar, El Rio is always a good time. What makes it even better? Dogs are not only welcome, but encouraged to join the fun.

As most restaurants with outdoor space will let you bring your dog along, take your pooch our before Indian Summer is over! And be sure to download the Sōsh app now so you never miss out on something amazing right around the corner.

Photo Credit: Kenneth, Zazie, Southern Pacific, Jon Rivera, Max BraunFrank Farm, El Rio