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.)
  • Co Cheese (outside too!)
  • #Coffee Belt
  • *Daga Brewpub (First floor only)
  • #Egg
  • *Enoterra
  • Gemma (First floor, by the windows!)
  • Little Catch (If they’re well behaved! Both locations)
  • #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.)
  • 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
  • Tres Perros
  • Taco Laoban (As long as other diners are OK with it, they are!)
  • UMAAMI (Outdoor and indoor terrace)
  • *Union Trading Co.
  • *^UP (Inside and outside until 10:30pm)
  • *Uptown Records n Beer
  • Urban Diner
  • *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 (There’s outdoor seating too!)
  • 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
  • *Bitter
  • *Boxing Cat (Fuxing Xi Lu and Sinan Mansions)
  • #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
  • Dodu
  • Favorita
  • ^*Funkadeli
  • ^Ginger (Terrace only)
  • *Hop Project (Water bowls available)
  • *Kommune
  • La Maison
  • ^Mayita (terrace on a leash, depending if there are small children around)
  • Mercado 505
  • Must Grill
  • #^O’Mills (But there’s the window area/half inside-outside seating.)
  • Pie Society (Panyu Lu)
  • ^RAC – large outdoor area
  • *Shanghai Brewery
  • Shanghai Slim’s
  • ^*Stone Brewing (Shares the front lawn with The Cannery, and they have another outdoor seating area at the back.)
  • Taste & See (Apparently the outdoor area at Taixing 99 is pet-friendly!)
  • Tacolicious
  • ^Together
  • Tribe

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

W Shanghai allows dogs if you’re staying there. 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!