Blue Dog is the type of place you go to on a Sunday morning and all of your neighbors and possibly your insurance guy are there too. A neighborhood drinking hole through and through, Blue Dog has become a local favorite for their great patio, good food, and excellent service. The TVs are all in the main bar area for prime game watching but there’s plenty of outdoor space to clear your head after your team blows it in the 4th once again. They’re also extremely dog-friendly.
Where we've featured it
These restaurants have added patios or expanded their outdoor dining spaces during the pandemic.
More spots in Sherman OaksSee more
Augustine Wine Bar
Augustine in Sherman Oaks is the kind of wine bar that makes other wine bars look like they're phoning it in.
More Bar Food spotsSee more
Tom’s Urban is a massive sports bar in DTLA that’s pretty much everything you’d expect from a massive sports bar.
State Social House
State Social House on the Sunset Strip is a relatively laid-back place to eat and drink. Laid-back for the Sunset Strip.
Suggested by our writers
The Library Alehouse
If you’re a beer person on the Westside, The Library Alehouse in Santa Monica is your place.
The Shelby is a restaurant and bar in Beverly Grove that serves good steaks and sandwiches.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more