Dogs now allowed on Arlington restaurant, bar patios

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If all you've ever wanted is to bring your furry friend along while you have lunch, dinner or a drink, more than two dozen Arlington restaurants and bars are now allowing you to do just that.

Thanks to a change to a county zoning ordinance, county officials say that restaurants may now allow apply to let patrons bring their dogs to outdoor dining areas and patios.

Restaurants and bars who want to allow dogs must undergo an application process, which includes a review of the establishment by Arlington County's Environmental Health Program. The Commonwealth of Virginia must also sign off on the plan.

The following 27 restaurants already have the variance required to allow dogs on their patios:

America Seafood 4550 Lee Highway Arlington Capital View Renaissance and Residence Inn 2850 S. Potomac Ave. Arlington Capital View Renaissance / Illy coffee shop 2850 South Potomac Ave. Asia Bistro 1301 Joyce St. California Pizza Kitchen 1201 S. Hayes St. California Tortilla 2450 Crystal Drive Chasin' Tails 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Elevation Burger Multiple locations Faccia Luna 2909 Wilson Blvd. House of Steep 3800 Lee Highway Jay's Saloon & Grille 3114 10th St. North La Cote D'Or Cafe 6876 Lee Highway Lyon Hall 3100 Washington Blvd. Mexicali Blues Restaurant and Bar 2933 Wilson Blvd. Nando's Peri Peri 1301 S. Joyce St. Rappahannock Coffee 2406 Columbia Pike Rhodeside Grill 1836 Wilson Blvd. Rockland BBQ and Grill 3471 Washington Blvd. Saigon Saigon 1101 S. Joyce St. Samuel Beckett's Irish Pub 2800 S. Randolph St. Sine Irish Pub & Restaurant 1301 S. Joyce St. Thai at Corner Restaurant 2311 Wilson Blvd. THAI Shirlington 4029 Campbell Ave. The Greene Turtle 900 N. Glebe Road The Liberty Tavern 3195 Wilson Blvd. William Jeffrey's Tavern 2301 Columbia Pike World of Beer 901 N. Glebe Road