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Fort Lauderdale isn't exactly the most dog-friendly city, so any time the rules relax enough for locals to bring our pooches along for some fun, we have to treat ourselves and Peppy the poodle. For the latest in the "mutts-and-martinis" happy-hour series, Canine Companions is sponsoring a "yappy hour" at 6 p.m. today at 101 Ocean in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Cost is $20 at the door.
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101 Ocean is typically a place where patrons socialize with their dogs at their feet, and friendly servers automatically bring out bowls of water. The place has an open-air bar area that benefits from the ocean breeze, especially in July. Happy hour regularly runs from 5 to 6 p.m. with half-price drinks, and the "beach bar" menu has plenty of frozen drinks that would keep any tourist cool, including the beachcomber, with Limoncello, citrus vodka, and lemonade in an icy, sugar-rimmed glass, and the orange creamsicle, with orange rum, vanilla vodka, orange juice, and cream.