Want to enjoy an awesome happy hour and bring your furry friends along for the evening? Look no further than the beautiful patio at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Clayton.

During Yappy Hour every Tuesday from 4-10 p.m., guests are invited to bring their dogs out for drink and appetizer specials, as well as complimentary dog treats from Treats Unleashed and Ruth’s Chris-themed dog bandanas.

“We want to get the word out that our patio is always dog-friendly, so we thought Yappy Hour was a great way to do that,” says Sales Manager Stephanie DiDonato. “Making friends is our business, so we thought why not make friends through our pets and get the community involved. We’re dog crazy here, so we always like to put an emphasis on that. Come out and have a three-course meal with your four-legged friend — we can even cook your dog a steak if you’d like!”

Yappy Hour drink specials include a Paws-itively Pineapple cocktail for $8, as well as OneHope Pinot Grigio and OneHope Pinot Noir for $7 a glass. A portion of proceeds from OneHope purchases benefit local pet rescues. Tuesday food specials include Seared Ahi Tuna on Cucumber for $10, Cajun Steak Bites for $9 and Spanakopita for $7. And if these aren’t exactly what you’re looking for, the full dinner menu is always available.

“The afternoons and evenings are beautiful out here, so we wanted something on a recurring basis to remind you to take Fido out with you once in awhile,” says General Manager Jeffrey Daniels.

Yappy Hour is every Tuesday until patio seasons comes to an end — typically in October, depending on the weather.

In addition to a weekly Yappy Hour, Ruth’s Chris Steak House celebrates the “dog days of summer” by hosting Pups on the Patio annually. This charity event, slated for 4-7 p.m. Aug. 4, costs $50 per person, and all proceeds benefit Stray Rescue. Ruth’s Chris provides complimentary appetizers, while other generous vendors donate doggie treat bags, tennis balls, “pup-etizers” and locally made libations like Purus Vodka and OneHope Wine.

Even for those who don’t have dogs, there’s something for everyone at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. During Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m. daily, the bar offers numerous menu items at discounted rates. For example, you can get the $20 Flaming Oysters Rockefeller for only $16, the $26 Filet Oscar for just $21, and some refreshing specialty cocktails are $2 off. On Wine Down Wednesdays, you can get any bottle of wine under $100 for half price.

If all that isn’t enough to draw you in, the patio is jamming with live music on the weekends. On Fridays from 6:30-9:30 p.m., get your groove on with the Ralph Butler Band. On Saturdays from 7-10 p.m., the sounds of Alan Ox will have your toes tapping in no time.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House, at 1 N. Brentwood Blvd., Suite 150, in Clayton, is open 4-10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 4-9 p.m. Sunday and Monday. For more information, call 314-783-9900.

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