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.

Shanghai is an amazing dog-friendly city. It has become even more so in last couple of years. Just remember to keep your pet leashed!

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 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:
Dianping or SmartShanghai.

(List Updated: July 20, 2022)

Restaurants, Bars & Cafes in Shanghai That Allow Dogs INSIDE

  • Azul (Shankang Li, outdoor seating available)
  • Bandit 1, Bandit 2 (plenty of terraces)
  • Barbarian (Northbund, call to check due to mall policy)
  • Bar Centrale
  • Beer Barrel (outdoor as well)
  • Bites & Brews (Jing’an)
  • Blarney Stone
  • BoCa Latin Flavors
  • Boom Boom Bagels
  • Borsh & Kompot
  • Brewdog
  • Brut Cake (Zhaojiabang Lu, Yuyuan Lu, Thumb Plaza)
  • Bubba’s
  • Cactus
  • Cafe del Volcan (Small dogs only! It’s a tiny cafe.)
  • The Cannery
  • 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 (Small-ish dogs)
  • Co Cheese (Nanchang Lu)
  • Curfew (When it’s not too busy; outdoor seating available)
  • Doe Coffee (Infinitus Mall, next to Hubindao)
  • Drunk Baker
  • Egg
  • Heritage by Madison
  • Hugo Husky House (Bring a husky and get 10% off!)
  • Inferno (In United Valley—dog-friendly compound)
  • Loggia (Bonica first floor)
  • Love Concept Cafe
  • Lucky Mart
  • Masse (Plus, there’s a huge outdoor area!)
  • Mikkeller Tasting Room
  • Moka Bros (But not on the sofas! Outside seating available.)
  • Pass Residence
  • Perch (Outdoor seating available)
  • Pho To Shop
  • Pie Society
  • Porcellino (Outdoor seating available)
  • Real Shanghai
  • Red Cactus (Outdoor seating available)
  • RIINK (Leashed, outdoor seating available)
  • Salute
  • Sevenwich
  • Shanghailander Cafe
  • Solana
  • Sip
  • Specters (When it’s not too busy! plus outdoor area.)
  • Spread
  • Sumerian
  • TacoTaco
  • The Cannery (Outdoor seating available)
  • The Hai (Outdoor seating available)
  • The Hop Project (Outdoor seating available)
  • The Rooster
  • The Shed Jing’an (Inside and outside)
  • Totino Panino
  • Tres Perros (Wuding Lu, Fumin Lu)
  • Union Trading Co.
  • Uptown Records n Beer
  • Yuyintang
  • Yuyintang Park (Outdoor seating available)
  • Zeitgeist (Outdoor seating available)
  • Zozzo (Outdoor seating available)

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.

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!