Good, on the other hand, would be somewhere you and your air-eating, attention-getting, friendly, very well-behaved dog can actually hang out. In no particular order, here are five of our favorite dog-friendly spots around town.5. Golden Road Brewing
If you're a wine person, there are quite a few wineries that will welcome you and your pup; if your drink of choice is a bit more sudsy, though, take your best friend with you to Golden Road Brewing. There, you both will be happy to find a "Doggy Deck," a fairly large area especially for dogs, complete with water bowls so both pets and owners will never be too far from their drink of choice. Sometimes a train will wail by, sometimes the dogs will bark in return, sometimes the television inside will have the hockey game on and you'll catch the Kings winning a playoff game. Not a bad way to spend a sunny afternoon. 5410 W. San Fernando Road, L.A.; (213) 373-4677.4. Guisados (Echo Park) If you park in the parking lot of the Echo Park location of Guisados, you'll note a patio -- a pretty sizeable one, actually, with plenty of tables. Perfect, then, for you and your dog: You can leash her to the railing, dash inside to order yourself a taco sampler, and someone will be kind enough to bring it out for you. Right, you shouldn't feed your dog table scraps, but if your best friend starts pawing you for a bit of your steak picado taco, well, you shouldn't blame her either. 1261 Sunset Blvd., L.A.; (213) 250-7600.