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6 dog friendly restaurants and breweries in Connecticut

As the weather warms up and outdoor areas are opened, Connecticut residents might wonder where they can take their four-legged companions. The 24th of June is “Take Your Dog to Work Day,”” is there a better method to mark the occasion than taking your dog for a bite after a busy day at the workplace.

Dogs aren’t permitted inside restaurants , unless they’re serving dogs. They are allowed in certain outdoor zones throughout Connecticut.

Restaurants like The Spread in Norwalk and Capriccio Cafe in Stamford allow dogs to sit outside in the seating area. Breweries like Alvarium beer accept dogs inside their taproom, but they have bar-barking restrictions that are enforced by their employees according their website.

Here are some eateries and breweries which allow dogs.

Capriccio Cafe

Capricio’s vast outdoor space is pet-friendly. The restaurant serves a broad variety of Italian menu items on the menu for brunch and dinner including freshly prepared pizza, pasta, and paninis. The outdoor seating area is facing the street, the seating may not be the most suitable for dogs who are sensitive to the traffic.

Hours: From Sunday to Wednesday, from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Location: 189 Bedford Street, Stamford

The Spread

Dogs are permitted on the patio outside of the Spread. The menu features pan-seared scallops, ricotta-gnocchi, and grill-grilled Australian grass fed the rib eye. The outdoor dining area of the restaurant is open year-round.

The hours are Tuesday through Thursday, from 4 p.m until 10 p.m. Fridays between 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. Saturdays between 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. and on Sunday between 11 a.m. until 9 p.m

Alvarium Beer

Alvarium Ale’s taproom is dog-friendly however, there is a no-barking rule within the taproom. The menu offers 14 hard seltzers and 14 beers made at Alvarium. Alvarium also sells locally-brewed beers and also has local food trucks.

Hours Tuesday and Wednesday between 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. Fridays between 3 p.m. until 11 p.m. Saturday between noon and 11 p.m. and on Sunday between noon and 7 p.m.

Dog Watch

Dog Watch allows dogs to be on the patio all year long in the two locations. The restaurant offers traditional American food was named for the term used by sailors “dog watch” meaning the shift of duty on the deck that occurs between 4 to 8 p.m.

The Elbow Room

The Elbow Room allows dogs on its patio, with the weather permitting. The restaurant serves the classic American meals like wings and hamburgers. In warmer weather the Elbow Room is open on its roof terrace outside.

The hours are Tuesday and Wednesday between 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursdays between 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. Fridays between 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. Saturdays between 11:30 a.m. until 11 p.m. and Sunday between 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Jealous Monk

Jealous Monk welcomes dogs in its outdoor beer garden in Mystic. The menu items at Jealous Monk are New England Clam Chowder and Buffalo Chicken Rangoon and 32 beers that are craft-brewed. In winter, Jealous Monk offers Igloo dining.

Hours: Monday through Saturday, from 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. and on Sundays between 10:30 a.m. until 9 p.m.

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