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As long as he remains leashed, your good boy (or girl) is welcome to enjoy summer blockbusters at the McHenry Outdoor Theater, the only drive-in left in the Chicago area. $12 per adult. 1510 N. Chapel Hill Rd., McHenry
Its sequestered patio is practically overrun with pups in the summer, but Clark Street Ale House, unlike most watering holes, also allows dogs inside (no kitchen means no health code violations), so even in the winter, you can tip back brews with your best friend at your feet. 742 N. Clark St., River North
Though the shop dog, Ramona, runs the show at Uncharted Books, those dogs who meet with the sanguine snow-white husky’s approval are free to join their owners as they peruse the stacks of used books. 5140 N. Clark St., Andersonville
Pack a leash — and, if you like, a life jacket — and Wateriders is happy to let your canine be your cocaptain aboard its rental kayaks on the Chicago River. $25-$30 for the first hour. 500 N. Kingsbury St., River North