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Human's Guide to Dog-Friendly Venues

Apr 8, 2020 | 18:26 Wed

The Cannery

1107 Yuyuan Lu, near Jiangsu Lu View Listing Taxi Printout
The Cannery

This one is a bit obvious. They’ve even got their own bulldog, “Cannery Pete”, but The Cannery does dog events right. They have a big green yard out front for dog picnics and Thursday night “drive-in” movie nights. The patio is always dog-friendly, but they ask if you are bringing a dog inside that you mention it when you make your reservation and they’ll try to seat you by the windows.

Charlie's (Changshu Lu)

89 Changshu Lu, near Changle Lu View Listing Taxi Printout
Charlie's (Changshu Lu)

Charlie’s is widely perceived as super dog friendly, but dogs are only allowed outside and on the first floor where you have to request a table to be set up. There is a communal water bowl and they sell three kinds of homemade dog treats: Homemade Doggy Biscuits (made with roasted pumpkin), Woof Patty (beef), and Puppy ice cream cup (with two dog biscuits and human ice cream). They also promote an animal shelter: Pujiang Wang Ayi Love Adoption Base.

Moka Bros (Xiangyang Bei Lu)

1/F, 108 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Xinle Lu View Listing Taxi Printout
Moka Bros (Xiangyang Bei Lu)

Some might have a problem with EDM at lunchtime or the lettuce-free salads, but your dog won’t notice. Moka Bros allow dogs on that platform with bean bag chairs and they give out water -- now in plastic cups since their bowls were stolen. The whole place, even other customers, seems very dog positive. Luna had an encounter with an irate poodle (who really just wanted to be friends) and other people smiled through the ensuing barking.

Brut Eatery (Zhaojiabang Lu)

238 Zhaojiaobang Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu View Listing Taxi Printout
Brut Eatery (Zhaojiabang Lu)

American comfort food with an “Asian twist” in a spacious location on Zhaojiabang Lu. Their brunch is reasonably priced, comparatively healthy, and super tasty. Luna enjoyed a leash-less high tea on a Tuesday afternoon, when the place was empty. They’ve got dog bowls and the staff was dog-enthusiastic though there’s a sign that asks bigger dogs (taller than 35cm) to stay outside when it's crowded.

Uptown Records n' Beer

131 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Lu View Listing Taxi Printout
Uptown Records n' Beer

Uptown Records n’ Beer is a bodega-like offshoot of the original, a small space with room for about ten people. Co-owner Sophia Wang is pretty big on dogs. She offers water and treats to any who come through. And if you get there when it’s not too crowded there’s a nice homey vibe to the place. Plus, 15rmb beers.

Boom Boom Bagels

39 Anfu Lu, near Changshu Lu View Listing Taxi Printout
Boom Boom Bagels

Boom Boom Bagels is Sumerian's broodier cousin, with the perk of a wide bagel-sandwich selection. It’s kind of small and can get pretty quiet during the day, which is a nice environment to get a Sumerian coffee and spend an hour or two with pooch. Wide variety of excellent sandwiches, and water is provided for dogs. The best times to hang out are early in the day during the week, to snag the prime perches.

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