Having a dog in Shanghai can be difficult—It’s brunch time and you have to leave doggo at home?! Say it isn’t so. Well, here’s a big list of dog-friendly restaurants, bars, and cafes in Shanghai to help you out.

Please note that your furry friends have to be well behaved, especially if its a family-friendly venue. We don’t want them getting over excited and nipping a child. That would mean hell for the venues…and who knows what people who don’t like doggos will do. *Yes, I’m judging you.*

If you have a big dog, do call ahead and ask if its OK. Some places aren’t big enough or equipped to handle large pooches. So please be considerate!

Use the search function in your browser to sort through the list below!

* for venues that are bars
# for venues that are cafes
^ great for brunch


To find the addresses, there are plenty of resources out there:
Dianping, SmartShanghai or download BonApp.

Restaurants, Bars & Cafes in Shanghai That Allow Dogs INSIDE

  • Al’s Diner (Xinle Lu, only when it’s off peak but there’s a terrace that’s pet friendly. Xiangyang Lu, only the first floor Al’s Baking Co. area.)
  • Alimentari (Anfu Lu, Jiaozhou Lu)
  • Bar Centrale
  • Balini Coffee (Shaanxi Bei Lu, only first floor and they have a terrace. It’s a small space!)
  • *Bites & Brews
  • *#Boom Boom Bagels
  • Brut Cake (Zhaojiabang Lu, Yuyuan Lu, Thumb Plaza)
  • Cactus
  • #Cafe del Volcan (Small dogs only! It’s a tiny cafe.)
  • ^The Cannery (Seats by the windows, call first! Plus, they have a huge lawn out front.)
  • Charlie’s (Changshu Lu, Maoming Bei Lu, Tianyaoqiao, Greenland Center – and they have menus for dogs.)
  • Chuckville
  • Circo (Columbia Circle)
  • Co Cheese (outside too!)
  • #Coffee Belt (CLOSED)
  • Curfew (Allowed inside unless it’s really busy, outdoor area as well)
  • *Daga Brewpub (First floor only)
  • #Egg
  • *Enoterra
  • FED by July
  • Gemma (First floor, by the windows!)
  • Hugo Husky House (Bring a husky and get 10% off – lol)
  • *Inferno (Located in United Valley—dog-friendly compound for outdoor.)
  • Jobu (outdoor seating available)
  • Little Catch (If they’re well behaved! Yanping Lu)
  • #Love Concept Cafe
  • Masse (Plus, there’s a huge outdoor area!)
  • Moka Bros (Inside, but not on the sofas! Outside too—large covered outdoor terrace. They have burners and provide blankets during winter.)
  • Nene
  • #Pain Chaud (Yongkang Lu)
  • Pierogi Ladies (special dog menu by Pawsome)
  • *Red Cactus (Everyday from 6pm pets allowed inside, plus they share the terrace with Specters!)
  • *Rooster
  • Salute
  • *Specters (When it’s not too busy! plus, there’s an outdoor area too.)
  • #Sumerian
  • The Shed (Inside and outside)
  • Tres Perros
  • Taco Laoban CLOSED
  • UMAAMI (Outdoor and indoor terrace)
  • *Union Trading Co.
  • Un Caffe Bar CLOSED
  • *^UP (Inside and outside until 10:30pm)
  • *Uptown Records n Beer
  • WeWork (All locations of WeWork)
  • *Yuyintang (Back door leads to the park, though, dogs are not allowed into the park.)
  • *Yuyintang Park (There’s also an enclosed outdoor patio.)
  • Zeitgeist (Outdoor seating available)
  • Zozzo (Outdoor seating available)

Venues with Outdoor Seating / Terraces That Are Dog-Friendly

  • Abbey Road (Designated outdoor space)
  • Baker & Spice (Anfu Lu)
  • Beef and Liberty (all locations)
  • *Bitter
  • *Boxing Cat (Fuxing Xi Lu and Sinan Mansions)
  • BoboLee Cake
  • #Bread ETC (Xiangyang Lu and Nanjing Xi Lu)
  • ^Bull & Claw (Spacious patio 1st floor, and second floor, and they have water bowls)
  • ^*Cantina Agave
  • Chez Jojo (Second floor terrace)
  • Cinnaswirl
  • #Coffee Tree
  • Comma
  • ^Commune Social
  • Cotton’s (both locations)
  • Dodu
  • el Bodegon (Panyu Lu)
  • ^*Funkadeli
  • ^Ginger (Terrace only)
  • Head in the Clouds
  • *Hop Project (Water bowls available)
  • Host
  • *Kommune
  • La Maison
  • Mandarin Oriental (huge lawn connected to Fifty 8 Grill, plus, they have a dog treats menu—peanut butter cookies with fish oil ¥38, chicken jerky ¥38, beef stew with rice ¥48, subject to 15% service charge)
  • ^Mayita (terrace on a leash, depending if there are small children around)
  • Mercado 505
  • Must Grill
  • #^O’Mills (There’s the window area/half inside-outside seating.)
  • Peet’s Coffee (Donghu Lu, Wukang Lu)
  • Pie Society (Panyu Lu)
  • Pistachio
  • Plump Oyster
  • ^RAC (Anfu Lu) – large outdoor area
  • Real Shanghai Cafe & Bar
  • Shanghai Slim’s
  • Sproutworks (Xintiandi)
  • ^*Stone Brewing (Shares the front lawn with The Cannery, and they have another outdoor seating area at the back.)
  • Taste & See CLOSED
  • Tacolicious
  • ^Together
  • Tribe
  • Villa Le Bec

If you’re looking for a park to let your dog off the leash, head to West Bund. There are multiple designated areas for dogs to be off the leash. Address: 3398 Longteng Avenue, near Fenglin Lu 龙腾大道3398号, 近枫林路.

Unfortunately both Found 158 and Yong Ping Li do not allow dogs inside. 🙁

W Shanghai allows dogs if you’re staying there, ¥1,000 surcharge for cleaning. However, no dogs allowed at the F&B venues.

I’ve probably missed out a few. If you know of any more places, please leave a comment below!