Shanghai is one of the most dog-friendly cities in China. There are hundreds, maybe even thousands of restaurants, bars, and cafes that pet-friendly — hopefully this shortlist will help you out.

Remember to be mindful of others. Keep your pets leashed at all times and ensure that they’re 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.

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 dogs. So please be considerate!

Also, policies change from time to time. And most times, it’s not a choice made by the venue! Please do call if you are unsure.

To find the addresses, there are plenty of resources out there, but the main one is: Dianping.

(List Updated: November 3, 2023)

Restaurants, Bars & Cafes in Shanghai That Allow Dogs INSIDE

  • Alors
  • Azul (Shankang Li, outdoor seating available)
  • Barbarian (Northbund, call to check due to mall policy)
  • Bar Centrale
  • Bites & Brews (Jing’an)
  • Blarney Stone
  • Boom Boom Bagels
  • Bottega Shanghai
  • Brewdog
  • Borsh & Kompot
  • Brut Cake (Zhaojiabang Lu, Yuyuan Lu, Thumb Plaza)
  • Bubba’s (outdoor seating available)
  • Cactus
  • Charlie’s (All Charlie’s locations! Changshu Lu, Tianyaoqiao, Greenland Center – and they have menus for dogs.)
  • Charlie’s Beer Garden (massive rooftop terrace)
  • Chihuahua
  • Co Cheese (outdoor seating available)
  • Coco Crew
  • Cometa
  • Doe Coffee (Infinitus Mall, next to Hubindao)
  • Drunk Baker
  • Egg
  • Foodie Social Hong Shou Fang
  • Goose Island Taproom (Jiashan Lu)
  • Hugo Husky House (Bring a husky and get 10% off!)
  • KRU On Tap
  • Loggia (Bonica first floor)
  • Love Concept Cafe
  • Lucky Mart
  • Masse
  • Mikkeller Tasting Room
  • Pass Residence
  • Pho To Shop
  • Porcellino (outdoor seating available)
  • Post No Bills (outdoor seating available)
  • Pur’aisin (outdoor seating available)
  • Purus
  • RAC Allée (outdoor seating available)
  • Real Shanghai
  • Red Cactus (outdoor seating available)
  • The Rooster (outdoor seating available)
  • RIINK (outdoor seating available)
  • Salute
  • Sevenwich
  • Shanghailander Cafe
  • Solana
  • Sip
  • Specters (has outdoor area)
  • Speto’s
  • Sumerian
  • TacoTaco
  • The Cannery (Outdoor seating available)
  • The Hai (Outdoor seating available)
  • The Shed Jing’an (Inside and outside)
  • Totino Panino
  • Tres Perros (Wuding Lu, Fumin Lu)
  • Union Trading Co.
  • Uptown Records n Beer
  • Viva!
  • Xibo (MixC Suzhou Creek)
  • Yuyintang
  • Yuyintang Park (Outdoor seating available)
  • Zeitgeist (Outdoor seating available)
  • 舍廊邦 Korean Barbecue (West Bund)

Venues with Outdoor Seating / Terraces That Are Dog-Friendly

Starbucks Paw-Friendly Stores

Starbucks also has 20+ stores in Shanghai that are dog-friendly—there are play areas, water areas, poop stations, and pet-friendly furniture. Some locations like the Jianguo Xi Lu one has an enclosed area where you can let dogs mingle.

There’s even have a “secret paw menu” that you can ask for and get some free treats for your furry friends. “Starbucks Puppucino” which is essentially a cup of cream, and the Starbucks zero-shot Americano (iced water). Cute.

Pet and dog-friendly Starbucks cafes in Shanghai

Other dog-friendly venues

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.

There’s a little dog park at 309 Xiangyang Nan Lu. The cafe Pocket Pocket serves drinks and coffee.

Nearly the entire MixC Suzhou Creek Mall is dog-friendly, as are most restaurants.

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

W Shanghai allows dogs if you’re staying there, ¥1,000 surcharge for cleaning. However, no dogs allowed at the F&B venues. Mandarin Oriental and The Middle House also allows dogs for night stays, cleaning fee deposits required.

WeWork — All locations of WeWork allow dogs!

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