RVA Post | Dog-Friendly Patios

Happy Sunday, loves!

The sun is finally back out and shining after a grey and rainy Saturday here in Richmond. After being cooped up inside all weekend, I jumped at the opportunity to get out of the house, soak up some vitamin D, and treat my sweet Goldendoodle, Millie, to a day of exercise and sunshine.

10329313_920890865319_5092492245931051088_n (1)As a Richmond native and dog owner, I’m always looking for places that are people AND pooch-friendly. Since moving to Church Hill last week, I’ve been so pleasantly surprised at just how dog friendly this neighborhood is. From the beautiful parks (Libby Hill, Chimborazo, Patrick Henry, Jefferson) to the restaurants and markets, Church Hill is certifiably the most dog-friendly neighborhood in Richmond. In fact, I am currently blogging from the patio of the new Union Market grocery & eatery (2306 Jefferson Ave), which is pretty much my new favorite place…ever.

 

Including my new favorite, here are some pet-friendly patios in Richmond!

 

 

1. Union Market (Church Hill, 2306 Jefferson Avenue)

Just recently opened, this grocery and eatery just about has it all. From a diverse and seasonal beer selection (hello, Abita Strawberry & Shiner Ruby Redbird!) to carrying products from local purveyors (Pizza Tonight, Bambolini, Olli, Billy Bread), the grocery is as urban-chic as it is green-friendly. The eatery and bar offers beers on tap and wine, and a delicious menu of sandwiches and salads. My favorite? The prosciutto and fig sandwich. Perfection.  The patio seats about 20-25 and is a great corner of Church Hill to get a little work done or just enjoy a cold beer on a summer afternoon.

 

2. Cafe Caturra (Near West End, 5811 Grove Avenue)

A great people watching perch on the tony “Avenues” of the Near West End, Cafe Caturra is a great place to grab a glass of wine and some light fare. They always have bowls of water out to keep your pup hydrated! Try the fish tacos with a glass of Conde Villar Vinho Verde Rose (Portugal).

 

3. Libbie Market (Near West End, 400 Libbie Avenue)

A great little market in the Near West End of Richmond. From sushi to salad bar, sandwiches to specialties, this is a great place to come for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and the patio is always pet-friendly.

 

Other Fido-friendly RVA places:

Did I miss any dog-friendly places in Richmond? Add your favorites in the comments section below!

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