Best Dog-Friendly Patio

Wonderland Ballroom
1101 Kenyon St. NW, (202) 232-5263
Photograph by Darrow Montgomery
I knew this Columbia Heights establishment had my favorite dog-friendly patio in D.C. when my several-month-old black lab/beagle puppy chewed straight through his harness while there and got loose. Looking down and suffering a brief panic attack before discovering him under another picnic table—nestled next to another dog, of course—I was ultimately relieved that I didn’t have much to worry about: A fence enclosing the patio is tall enough to contain even a Great Dane. At Wonderland, water bowls are always available for your dog-child. So too are local beers and eggplant frites for fretful owners.