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  • The Nest

    • Nightlife
    • Dining
    • Fusion
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    • Address
      6/F, 130 Beijing Dong Lu, near Huqiu Lu
      北京东路130号中实大厦6楼, 近虎丘路
    • Phone
      6308 7669

    Super popular bar / restaurant / lounge by nightclub brand Muse Group and Grey Goose vodka, right by the Rockbund Art Museum. Good design, good drinks, great food. They specialize in vodka-based cocktails (60-80rmb) and high-end bar food like oysters and steaks.... Read more

  • Speak Low

    • Nightlife
    • Lounge
    • Cocktails
    • Address
      579 Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Ruijin Er Lu
      复兴中路579号, 近瑞金二路
    • Phone
      6416 0133

    This busy Japanese-style speakeasy is hidden behind a secret door in a bartending equipment shop on Fuxing Lu. It spans four floors, each with its own concept. The lively second floor recalls a house party and they serve classic cocktails like Corpse Reviver No.2 and... Read more

  • Union Trading Company

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Lounge
    • Address
      64 Fenyang Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu (entrance on Fuxing Zhong Lu)
      汾阳路64号, 近复兴中路 (大门入口在复兴中路)
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    Chef and restaurateur Austin Hu of Madison and Yao Lu (formerly of Alchemist and The Public) combine forces for this cocktail lounge. Yao Lu contributes a list of inventive original cocktails and old-timey classics. Expect lots of stiff drinks with liberal lashings... Read more

  • Barules

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Lounge
    • Address
      1315-3 Fuxing Lu, near Fenyang Lu
      复兴中路1315-3号, 近汾阳路
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      138 1713 1574

    A speakeasy that's actually good, Barules is hidden behind a phone booth on the corner of Fenyang and Fuxing. Drinks have names like "Toast Flower" and "Bloom Bloom." There are also variations on classics with names like "St. Rooise Sidecar." Good service, nice... Read more

  • Sober Company

    • Nightlife
    • Dining
    • Bars
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      99 Yandang Lu, near Nanchang Lu
      雁荡路99号, 近南昌路
    • Phone
      5309 8261

    The blanket term referring to three separate venues by Speak Low mastermind Shingo Gokan. The first floor is occupied by Sober Cafe, which opens at 8am and does coffee, coffee-based cocktails and... Read more

  • Archaeology

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Lounge
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      361 Kangding Lu, near Shaanxi Bei Lu
      康定路361号, 近陕西北路
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    Coming from Allen Hsu (Flask) and Allen Fang (Barules), Archaeology is a decent cocktail lounge with speakeasy-elements. It's hidden behind a... Read more

  • Flask (Xiangyang Bei Lu)

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Lounge
    • Address
      108 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu
      襄阳北路108号, 近淮海中路
    • Phone
      3669 6855

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  • Club 3 1/3

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Clubs
    • Address
      1/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
      中山东一路3号1楼, 近广东路
    • Phone
      6312 0931

    Located behind a bouncer just a few steps west of the main Three on the Bund entrance, it's a cocktails, bottles, and bites lounge from "PR guru" Mimi Tung and New York designer/architect Michael Hsieh. Think classic gentleman's cocktail and cigar salon via 1980s New... Read more

  • Revolucion Cocktail 2

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      98 Yanping Lu, near Xinzha Lu
      延平路98号, 近新闸路
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    Casual and colorful Cuban bar and cocktail club in the heart of Jing'an, with tropical vibes and drinks, good sound, and proper drinks. This is the sequel to their popular Revolucion Cocktail on Yongkang Lu, which also spawned bars in Bangkok, Chengdu, and Xiamen.... Read more

  • People 7

    • Nightlife
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    • Address
      805 Julu Lu, near Fumin Lu
      巨鹿路805号, 近富民路
    • Phone
      5404 0707

    People 7 is a large, low-key lounge and restaurant with a full Asian-fusion food menu. It's on the pricy side but the place is nicely designed, with visual tricks scattered around to beguile guests. Just finding the way to open the front door is a puzzle in itself. Read more

  • Cloud 9

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Good View
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      Grand Hyatt, Jin Mao Tower, 87/F, 88 Century Avenue, near Dongtai Lu
      世纪大道88号 金茂大厦87楼, 近东泰路
    • Phone
      5047 8838

    Perched on the 87th floor of the Jin Mao Tower, Cloud 9, the Grand Hyatt's hotel bar, offers one of the best views in Asia. Make sure you get a table facing west for views of the Bund, Pearl Tower, and the lights of Puxi; windowscapes of its new, taller neighbor, the... Read more

  • Bar Constellation (Xinle Lu)

    • Nightlife
    • Japanese
    • Bars
    • Address
      86 Xinle Lu, near Xiangyang Bei Lu
      新乐路86号, 近襄阳北路
    • Phone
      5404 0970

    Constellation was a "hidden gem," prized among expats for its finely conceived and exhaustive selection of cocktails -- but now everybody "knows about it" and it has "lost its charm" apparently. Take that for what you will. Basically everything ever mixed since the... Read more

  • Hof

    • Dining
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    • Lounge
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    • Address
      30 Sinan Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu
      思南路30号, 近淮海中路
    • Phone
      6093 2058

    Hof is a dessert and cocktail lounge from the people behind House of Flour, focusing on artisanal, hand-crafted chocolates, premium desserts, and premium cocktails at affordable prices. Read more

  • Mardi Gras

    • Dining
    • French
    • Cafes
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    • Address
      372 Xingguo Lu, near Tai'an Lu
      兴国路372号, 近泰安路
    • Phone
      6280 7598

    Mardi Gras's casual French food in a stuffy lanehouse is nothing special, but the place has developed a bit of a reputation for excellent cocktails and stoic attitude, courtesy of the upstairs bar and its resident Japanese bartender. Read more

  • Salon de Ning

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Design Standout
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      The Peninsula, B/F, 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu (Entrance on Beijing Dong Lu)
      中山东一路32号B楼, 近北京东路
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      2327 6731

    Modeled on a private salon of an eclectic old lady of colonial renown. Over-the-top decor of four semi-private rooms facing a stage. Each room has its own completely unique decor -- the submarine, the upside-down room, the cinema room, and blue room. Live band, DJ,... Read more

  • Constellation 2

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Cocktails
    • Address
      33 Yongjia Lu, near Maoming Nan Lu
      永嘉路33号, 近茂名南路
    • Phone
      5465 5993

    Constellation 2 is the expansion of one of Shanghai's most popular cocktail lounges, Constellation. All three locations are dependable for their wide selections of top notch cocktails, and cater to individuals incredibly discerning of their booze. Constellation 2 is... Read more

  • Brownstone (Yongjia Lu)

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Lounge
    • Address
      Surpass Court, Unit 311, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu
      永嘉路570号311座, 近岳阳路
    • Phone
      6073 7740

    Cocktail lounge with, as the name would imply, an upscale/hip Brooklyn vibe going on. On offer, a variety of standards with updates and interpretations. Weekly promotions including a Block Party every Sunday. Read more

  • People 6

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      150 Yueyang Lu, near Yongjia Lu
      岳阳路150号, 近永嘉路
    • Phone
      6466 0505

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  • Hakkasan

    • Dining
    • Dim Sum
    • Cantonese
    • Address
      Bund 18, 5/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu
      中山东一路18号5楼, 近南京东路
    • Phone
      6321 5888

    Hakkasan is a fancy and fashionable Michelin-starred Chinese chain that comes to Shanghai via London. This is the latest branch of the international chain which also boasts branches in New York, Miami, Vegas, San Francisco, the UAE and even Mumbai. The soul of the... Read more

  • Senator Saloon

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Lounge
    • Address
      98 Wuyuan Lu, near Wulumuqi Zhong Lu
      五原路98号, 近乌鲁木齐中路
    • Phone
      5423 1330

    A craft cocktail bar from the people behind Citizen and Sichuan Citizen. The speciality is bourbon, mixed into prohibition era drinks, plus some infusions and barrel-aged cocktails. There's a food menu, mainly of ritzy US bar snacks. Cocktails are all around 70rmb.... Read more