Ruff. Ruff. Ruff: Best doggone restaurant, bar and cafe patios for Fido

The dog days of summer are here, and barking all about that is dogmatches.com, a Boulder-based website that's currently holding a Best Doggone Restaurant Competition to determine which restaurants, bars and java joints in Denver and Boulder are Fido-friendly. You can cast your vote on things like: Which restaurant has the best food (for humans, not canines)? Who has the friendliest staff? Which restaurant has the cleanest environment? And most important, what places  treat your pooch like a prince? There is no category, however, for judging the top fire hydrant, bush, weed, leg or tree. 

A few of the restaurants, watering holes and cafes on which you can vote, include: Lancer Lounge (hooch for your pooch...maybe), Earl's, Hard Rock Cafe, Steve's Snappin' Dogs, SAME Cafe, Wash Perk Coffee House, Lucile's Creole Cafe and Lovely Confections Bakery.

What other dog-worthy patios in Denver make your tail wag?

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