As the weather in Chicago improves and the vague memory of that large warm object in the sky surfaces, inevitably you will want to venture out to explore, likely with your four legged furry friend. There are plenty of places that don't allow pets, but every once in a while it's nice to bring Fido along. Here's a few bars/restaurants that allow dogs in the Lincoln Park Area of Chicago. When you're finished, pop over to our Dog Lounge to let your pup get some socialization at SIT Social: A Dog Lounge in Lakeview (3920 North Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613).

1. Perennial Virant Though upscale, this swank establishment caters to their four legged clientele as well with treats and water bowls.

2. The River Shannon Play giant Jenga with your pup in this Irish whiskey establishment.

3. The Wrightwood Tap Unlike several other Chicago bars, your pup is allowed inside here and not just on the patio.