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Chicago’s Dog-Friendly Brunch Guide

After working a full week, the last thing dog owners want is more time away from the fur baby. So we combined everything we love: cocktails, brunch food, and dogs. From restaurants that bring a whole new meaning to “dog food” to drinks at the dog beach,  here’s the scoop on the hottest restaurants where you and your four-legged friends can brunch..

The Promontory

Take your doggy dates to new heights with The Promontory’s two-level, dog-friendly patio. Enjoy specialty brunch cocktails like the Secret Stash, featuring raisin-infused rum, chai syrup, and pistachio. We plan to camp out all summer enjoying this Hyde Park spot. The menu features southern classics like shrimp and grits and banana bread French toast.

Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. West Chicago, (312) 801–2100

Frasca Pizzeria + Wine Bar

Don’t let the name fool you, Frasca Pizzeria + Wine Bar does brunch as well as it does pizza. With cinnamon sugar donuts, blueberry muffin French toast, and countless omelet options, this place does not mess around. We recommend Frasca’s award-winning smokin’ Mary Bloody Mary with a slice of bacon and a beer back. The patio is dog-friendly so your furry friend can join the party. Read our review, here.

Frasca Pizzeria + Wine Bar, 3358 N. Paulina St., Chicago, (773) 248-5222

312 Chicago

This restaurant is making the phrase “tastes like dog food” a compliment. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, join the Waggin’ Weekends party on the patio, which lets your dog join in the fun with a specially-designed canine menu complete with one-of-a-kind “312” engraved dog biscuits. The human menu is delicious too, with a wonderful cocktail selection and Italian staples for your main course.

312 Chicago, 136 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, (312) 696-2420

Harry Caray’s Tavern

Take in Navy Pier’s lake views while pampering your dog with a special treat and souvenir water bowl on its dog-friendly patio. The barbecue and beer-focused lunch menu has winners like a bacon mac and cheese sandwich and a Bloody Mary served with a pepperoncini, pepperoni, and smoked mozzarella skewer. 600 E Harry Caray’s Tavern, 700 E. Grand Ave., Navy Pier, Chicago, (312) 527-9180

The Dock at Montrose Beach

As the weather warms up, weekend trips to Montrose dog beach are a must. Make a day of it by stopping at The Dock’s dog-friendly patio before hitting the sand. It’s a perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday with daily live music, cocktails and tacos.

The Dock at Montrose Beach, 200 W. Montrose Harbor Drive, Chicago, (773) 704-8435

Benchmark

At Benchmark you can enjoy a bottomless boozy brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. They have a $25 buffet, a $15 Champagne package, snacks from your favorite local places like Doughnut Vault, a waffle bar, Bloody Mary bar, and an omelet station! Benchmark has a pet-friendly patio, and in the peak of summer offers a dog menu with choices like mini burgers. Read our brunch review, here.

Benchmark, 1510 Wells St., Chicago, (312) 649-9640

 

Kirsten Ballard

Chicago Associate Food Editor

Kirsten is our Chicago Associate Food Editor & Social Bitch. From 9-5, she works at a Great Lakes nonprofit, but after hours she loves exploring Chicago, looking for dog-friendly bars and good Southern biscuits.

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