If you have furry friends sharing your living space with you, it’s only natural that you’ll want to take them beyond the confines of your apartment home from time to time. Fortunately, you’re not just limited to dog parks and peaceful walks in the Cincinnati area, as there are several local restaurants that will welcome your pets. Here are four we suggest that you check out:
1. Nectar Restaurant
1000 Delta Ave, Cincinnati
As its name suggests, Nectar is a sweet find in Cincinnati offering patio seating for you and your pet. The menu at Nectar Restaurant features light innovative dishes with local and sustainable ingredients. Try the Cheese and Meat Board with selections from Kenny’s Farmstead, or a burger made with Grassroots pastured lamb and beef. Brunch features such decadent dishes as black bean and goat cheese tamales or a Goetta breakfast burger with local farm eggs.
The restaurant serves dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday and 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday., or you can stop in for Saturday or Sunday brunch between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
2. Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant
112 E 4th St, Covington
If you’re in the mood for classic pub fare, Molly Malone’s won’t disappoint. You’ll find 28 beers on tap as well as a generous selection of Scotch and local whiskey. The menu includes classics like burgers and pizza as well as more regional Irish dishes like bangers and mash, bacon and cabbage, and lamb stew. Well-behaved dogs are permitted at the outdoor tables.
3. R.P. McMurphy’s Pub
2910 Wasson Rd, Cincinnati
R.P. McMurphy’s Pub offers allure that goes beyond just craft beers and hot pizzas. Featuring outdoor patio seating for you and your furry friend, you can enjoy live music on Friday and Saturday nights and, in the fall, NFL Sunday Ticket. On Wednesdays, you can join the Mug Club with $3.00 premium and $2.25 domestic mug refills, while Thursdays feature a “tap party” with fresh craft beer available for $1.50 a glass until it’s gone.
4. Neons Unplugged
208 E 12th St, Cincinnati
Neons Unplugged has an outdoor patio where leashed pets are welcome to join you for a relaxing evening of specialty drinks. Located in the vibrant Over the Rhine neighborhood, this is a popular stop for specialty cocktails, more than 135 bottled craft beers and an eclectic line up of live music.
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