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!

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

Restaurants, Bars & Cafes in Shanghai That Allow Dogs INSIDE

  • Alimentari (All locations: Anfu Lu, Jiaozhou Lu, Donghu Lu, Shankang Li, Panyu Lu)
  • Barbarian (Northbund)
  • Bar Centrale
  • Beer Barrel (outdoor as well)
  • Bites & Brews (Jing’an)
  • Blarney Stone
  • Boom Boom Bagels
  • Brut Cake (Zhaojiabang Lu, Yuyuan Lu, Thumb Plaza)
  • Bubba’s
  • 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 (All Charlie’s locations: Changshu Lu, Maoming Bei Lu, Tianyaoqiao, Greenland Center – and they have menus for dogs.)
  • Chihuahua (Small-ish dogs)
  • Co Cheese (Nanchang Lu)
  • Curfew (Allowed inside unless it’s really busy, outdoor OK)
  • Doe Coffee (Infinitus Mall, next to Hubindao)
  • Egg
  • Heritage by Madison
  • Hop Project (Water bowls available, terrace)
  • Hugo Husky House (Bring a husky and get 10% off!)
  • Inferno (Located in United Valley—dog-friendly compound for outdoor.)
  • La Baracca
  • Little Catch (If they’re well behaved!)
  • Love Concept Cafe
  • Lucky You Cafe
  • Masse (Plus, there’s a huge outdoor area!)
  • Mikkeller Tasting Room
  • Moka Bros (Inside, but not on the sofas! Outside too—large covered outdoor terrace. They have burners and provide blankets during winter.)
  • Nene
  • Pass Residence
  • Perch (terrace too!)
  • Pho To Shop
  • Pierogi Ladies (special dog menu by Pawsome)
  • Red Cactus (Everyday from 6pm pets allowed inside, plus they share the terrace with Specters!)
  • Salute
  • Shanghailander Cafe
  • Solana
  • Sip
  • Specters (When it’s not too busy! plus, there’s an outdoor area too.)
  • Sumerian
  • The Rooster
  • The Shed Jing’an (Inside and outside)
  • Tres Perros
  • UMAAMI (Outdoor and indoor terrace)
  • Union Trading Co.
  • UP (Inside & 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
  • Al’s Diner
  • Anarkia
  • Azul
  • Baker & Spice (Anfu Lu)
  • BANDIT
  • Basdban
  • Beef and Liberty (all locations)
  • Bitter
  • Blaz
  • Boxing Cat (Fuxing Xi Lu & Sinan Mansions)
  • Bread ETC (Xiangyang Lu & Nanjing Xi Lu)
  • Cactus
  • Cantina Agave
  • Cellar To Table
  • CHARCOHOL
  • Chez Jojo
  • Cinnaswirl/Spread The Bagel
  • Colca North Bund
  • Commune Social
  • Commune Reserve
  • Cotton’s (both locations)
  • DOC
  • Dodu
  • el Bodegon (Panyu Lu)
  • Funkadeli
  • Ginger
  • Gin & Juice
  • Green & Safe (Dongping Lu)
  • Head in the Clouds
  • 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 (First floor only on the outside)
  • Peet’s Coffee (Donghu Lu, Wukang Lu)
  • Pie Society (Panyu Lu)
  • Pistacchio
  • Pistolera (Hengshan, Jinqiao, Shanghai Centre)
  • Popot (Jianguo Xi Lu)
  • RAC (Anfu Lu) – large outdoor area
  • Real Shanghai Cafe & Bar
  • Shanghai Slim’s
  • Tacolicious (Jing’an)
  • The Bull & Claw (Spacious patio, and second floor, and they have water bowls.)
  • The Plump Oyster
  • Together
  • 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!