Lazy Pug is a friendly neighborhood bar that serves great food in healthy portions accompanied by generously poured cocktails and reasonably priced beers.
By offering delicious food, quality drinks and lively conversation in an atmosphere enhanced by an eclectic taste in music we hope to create a community feeling that promotes understanding, friendship and a connection to all citizens of the world.
We are well known for our award winning BBQ ribs, our pulled pork and beef brisket, and our weekend brunches and authentic Mexican food. However, we are perhaps even better known as a place to grab a cold craft brew, enjoy an expertly made cocktail and sit back and converse or just chill to the music in a warm and inviting environment.
Whatever your reason for visiting us, we welcome you to relax, enjoy yourself and let us serve you. You’re home.
The Lazy Pug Name
The restaurant’s name, “Lazy Pug” came about because of the original owners’ two quirky, loyal pug dogs. Their goal, like the present owners’, was to create a place that felt like home, full of good food and drink where everyone felt welcomed.
Although we enjoy local Chinese culture and food, we also miss being able to walk into a cocktail bar and getting a properly poured drink! Watching a local bartender painfully measure out an ounce, placing two cubes in a glass with flat tonic and charge 50 RMB gave us some ideas. We do admit to having a heavy hand while pouring now! This, coupled with the quality ingredients we use in all of our dishes, has allowed us to create an oasis where you just might forget that you are in western China.
Xiao Hong and Michael met in Singapore in 1995 and married the following year. Two children and lengthy stays in London and Chicago later, we had the opportunity in 2011 to move to Xiao Hong’s hometown of Chengdu shortly after Lazy Pug opened. We came to know Lazy Pug well, as Michael viewed it as a slice of his hometown of Chicago that he missed while living in his new surroundings. To now be the owner/operators of this wonderful restaurant gives us the best of both worlds.
Chengdu locals and expats alike continue to warmly support the Lazy Pug’s position within the local dining scene. The food and beverage industry continues to grow along with the city and we are most grateful for the support given to our team’s efforts in producing quality western food and drink at affordable prices.
Xiao Hong & Michael