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Houston's 10 Best Dog-Friendly Bars

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4. KIRBY ICE HOUSE
Fortunately, there is no age restriction for pups, so no need to worry about your mutt's age in dog years (the bar recently upped the minimum age — for humans — to 23). The patio is perfect for dog lovers, adorned with picnic tables, Adirondack chairs and sports on TV. Plus, servers provide your pet with water bowls and treats, and the patio is among the most spacious in Houston, meaning you and your pooch are free to stretch your legs a bit. (3333 Eastside, facebook.com/KirbyIceHouse)
3. UNDERDOGS SPORTS PUB
It’s right there in the name; of course Underdogs is dog-friendly! Sit back and enjoy one of the most diverse beer and whiskey selections in the city, and do so on Underdogs’ dog-friendly patio. Extra points to the bar for hosting occasional pet- and animal rights-related events. (4212 Washington, underdogspub.com)
2. GRATIFI KITCHEN + BAR
Gratifi bills itself as being “Houston’s first restaurant with a Paws on Patio permit.” But that’s not what separates it from the pack (no pun intended). Rather, Gratifi not only welcomes dogs; they’ll serve them up some grub as well. Simply ask for a $5 Doggie Dinner, a grain-free, high-protein dog food served with a bacon-infused dog treat. (3202 Fairview, gratifikitchenandbar.com) 
1. AXELRAD
Axelrad bills itself as a “community-gathering place,” and they ain’t lying. The bar offers up an array of beer, wine and spirits, Luigi’s Pizza is served up right next door and live music is a constant. Oh yeah, Axelrad also boasts a hammock grove, which makes it an ideal Sunday afternoon drinking spot. Dogs are welcome on the spacious patio, as evidenced by the amount of water bowls and dog treats on display, and the bar routinely hosts events centering on dog rescue and animal rights. (1517 Alabama, axelradbeergarden.com
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Clint Hale enjoys music and writing, so that kinda works out. He likes small dogs and the Dallas Cowboys, as you can probably tell. Clint has been writing for the Houston Press since April 2016.
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