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!

Also, policies for dogs / pets 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.

Restaurants, Bars & Cafes in Shanghai That Allow Dogs INSIDE

  • Bandit 1, Bandit 2 (plenty of terraces)
  • Barbarian (Northbund, call to check due to mall policy)
  • Bar Centrale
  • Beer Barrel (outdoor as well)
  • BISOU (terrace seating available)
  • 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 (Outdoor seating available)
  • 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 (When it’s not too busy; outdoor seating available)
  • Doe Coffee (Infinitus Mall, next to Hubindao)
  • Egg
  • Espiritu (tiny indoor bar space, plenty of outdoor area)
  • Heritage by Madison
  • Hop Project (Water bowls available, terrace)
  • Hugo Husky House (Bring a husky and get 10% off!)
  • Inferno (In United Valley—dog-friendly compound)
  • Love Concept Cafe
  • Lucky Mart
  • Lucky You Cafe
  • Masse (Plus, there’s a huge outdoor area!)
  • Mikkeller Tasting Room
  • Moka Bros (Inside, but not on the sofas! Outside too.)
  • Nene
  • Pass Residence
  • Perch (terrace too!)
  • Pho To Shop
  • Pierogi Ladies (special dog menu by Pawsome)
  • Pie Society
  • Porcellino (Outdoor seating available)
  • Real Shanghai
  • Red Cactus (Outdoor seating available)
  • Salute
  • Shanghailander Cafe
  • Solana
  • Sip
  • Specters (When it’s not too busy! plus outdoor area.)
  • Sumerian
  • The Hai
  • The Rooster
  • The Shed Jing’an (Inside and outside)
  • Tres Perros (Wuding Lu, Fumin Lu)
  • UMAAMI (Outdoor seating available)
  • Union Trading Co.
  • UP (Inside & outside until 10:30pm)
  • Uptown Records n Beer
  • 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

  • Alimentari (Anfu Lu, Jiaozhou Lu, Donghu Lu, Panyu Lu)
  • Abbey Road
  • Al’s Diner
  • Alimentari (Donghu Lu, Shankang Li)
  • Anarkia
  • Atelier Izakaya
  • Azul
  • Baker & Spice (Anfu Lu)
  • Basdban
  • Beach House
  • Beef and Liberty (all locations)
  • Bisou
  • Bird
  • Bitter
  • Blaz
  • Border Bar (Shankang Li)
  • Boxing Cat (Fuxing Xi Lu & Sinan Mansions)
  • Bread ETC (Xiangyang Lu)
  • Cactus
  • Cantina Agave
  • Cellar To Table
  • CHARCOHOL
  • Chez Jojo (Yongjia Lu, covered patio)
  • Chicken & Egg
  • Cinnaswirl/Spread The Bagel
  • Commune Social
  • Commune Reserve
  • Cotton’s (both locations)
  • Crave
  • DOC
  • Dodu
  • el Bodegon (Panyu Lu)
  • Funkadeli (Yanping Lu, Fumin Lu)
  • Ginger
  • Gin & Juice
  • Green & Safe (Dongping Lu)
  • Head in the Clouds
  • High Yaki
  • Homeslice (Shankang Li)
  • Host
  • La Maison
  • Fifty 8 Grill, Mandarin Oriental (big lawn! brunch al fresco, menu for dogs)
  • Mayita
  • Mercado 505
  • Must Grill
  • O’Mills (First floor only on the outside)
  • Paulaner (Expo)
  • 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
  • Senso
  • Shanghai Slim’s
  • Sober Company
  • Tacolicious (Jing’an)
  • The Bull & Claw (Spacious patio, and second floor)
  • The Plump Oyster
  • The Plump Garden
  • Together
  • Villa Le Bec

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!