I'm traveling back to my home of Madison for the first time in 9 years. I'll have my old Golden Retriever and we'd like to find a place to just hang out and watch people while I read a book. However, I see that the Union Terrace, the Arboretum, and the Farmer's Market all forbid dogs. Are there any alternatives?
I'd also appreciate up-to-date information on any restaurants that allow dogs in their outdoor seating areas. We're staying downtown.