Logan Square is no stranger to the dog-friendly patio scene, and in the last few years, the neighborhood has added to its considerable collection. This summer, treat your loyal pup (and yourself!) to some sunshine and fun times at one (or all!) of these dog-friendly spots.
Best For High-Class Canines
For our sophisticated canine friends, check out the popular Greek restaurant Andros Taverna (2542 N. Milwaukee Ave.). Opened early last year by husband and wife team Doug Psaltis and Hsing Chen, Andros Taverna quickly became another dining destination on bustling Milwaukee Avenue. The beautiful restaurant space opens up to a charming patio where dogs are welcome to dine on Tracy’s Tailwagging Treats and sip from custom-made ceramic water bowls. According to Chen, the treats are “organic, gluten-free and made with chicken livers that the kitchen team saves for the recipe.”
Chen added that guests can order lamb chops and request that one chop be unseasoned for their dog. How’s that for fancy?
Beer (And Wine) Gardens For Doggos
Despite major construction on Armitage Avenue, the patio at Bungalow by Middle Brow (2840 W. Armitage Ave.) has managed to retain its cozy, easygoing vibe. The acclaimed brewery, bakery and restaurant is not only dog-friendly, but everything-friendly. The patio seems to have a constant buzz of lazy dogs waiting for pets, runaway toddlers, and lively groups of friends and families. Bungalow also recently introduced Pizza Tavern by Bungalow, serving up restaurant’s take on tavern-style pizza, alongside drink specials. But FYI, this delectable thin-crust, square-cut treat is available only on Tuesdays.
For that chill, retro ambiance and the cutest little corn dogs in the city, check out The Welcome Back Lounge (2423 N. Milwaukee Ave.). While the rear beer garden is reserved for people, the front patio is dog-friendly.
Occupying the former East Room space is Easy Does It (2354 N. Milwaukee Ave.). The new wine bar opened in 2020 and transformed its back parking lot into a spacious patio, nestled right under the Blue Line. The expansive space is perfect for dogs looking for a little extra leg room and great for people looking for a casual, approachable wine spot. It’s not just wine, though. Easy Does It hosts guest DJs on the weekends and also boasts an extensive drink list, with everything from beer to hard kombucha to cocktails.
Every Tuesday, A Different Breed Shines
Like its sister bar, Estereo, Pizza Lobo (3000 W. Fullerton Ave.) welcomes canines. The newish pizza spot hosts a very dog-friendly patio – with a fire pit, frozen cocktails and jumbo slices, there aren’t many things better on a warm summer day for you and your furry friend. Visiting pups are treated to water bowls and treats, but it wouldn’t be the end of the world if a pepperoni or two fell from the table, right? And with different food and drink specials each day, there isn’t a bad day to hang with your doggo at Pizza Lobo.
In case anyone was wondering how much Pilot Project (2140 N. Milwaukee Ave., pictured above) loves dogs, the brewery incubator is launching Dog Days of Summer. Every Tuesday, beginning June 14, Pilot Project will highlight a breed category. Owners who bring their dogs to the patio on the day that best represents their breed will get 15% off their bill. With an exciting beer and food menu, a sizable patio, and a cool view of the Blue Line, Pilot Project is sure to be a prime spot for you and your pup this summer.
Featured photo of the patio at Pilot Project Brewing: Francisco Hernandez