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Harmony Brewing is one of only a few restaurants in town that offer a dog-friendly patio. Photo by iStock

Editor’s note: This article was written before the stay-at-home order was put in place.

It’s officially patio season, and one of my favorite places in the city to enjoy al fresco dining is Harmony Brewing in Eastown — and it’s not just for the pizza and beer.

Harmony Brewing is one of only a few restaurants in town that offer a dog-friendly patio. I don’t have a dog of my own, but I love being able to meet up with my friends and their pooches during the warm months of the year. I also enjoy getting to meet strangers and their happy pups dining nearby.

Dog-friendly patios hopefully will grow this summer as the Kent County Health Department approved its first variance last summer allowing for the first dog-friendly patio downtown —
that recipient was One Trick Pony.

Restaurants must be permitted through the health department to allow dogs to enjoy a sunny afternoon alongside their owners.

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