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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

  • 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
    • Phone
      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

  • Archaeology

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Lounge
    • Address
      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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Salon de Ning

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Design Standout
    • Address
      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
    • Phone
      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
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      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
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      6466 0505

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  • Compass Bar

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Impress Guests
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      The Peninsula, 1/F, 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu (Entrance on Beijing Dong Lu)
      中山东一路32号1楼, 近北京东路
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      2327 6737

    Nautical themed bar on the ground floor of The Pen, hearkening back to Shanghai's grand old days of ocean-based trade. Lots of woods, plush navy blue and purple, and privileged atmosphere. Read more

  • Constellation 3

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Cocktails
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      251 Huangpi Bei Lu, near Jiangyin Lu
      黄陂北路251号, 近江阴路
    • Phone
      5375 2712

    Constellation 3 is the latest star in the every expanding universe of Constellation bars in Shanghai. In general, the Constellation chain has established its reputation on the superior quality of their drinks, and an atmosphere that caters to the refined tastes of... Read more

  • DR Bar

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Cocktails
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      Xintiandi, North Block, Lane 181 Taicang Lu, near Madang Lu, Opposite Va Bene
      太仓路181号, 新天地北里, 近马当路
    • Phone
      6311 0358

    A small quaint place set inside the smaller lanes in xintiandi offers quality martinis. If you're looking for a quiet and stylist bar for a drink and chat away from the tourists, DR bar offers the best solution. Frequented by creative types. Read more

  • Southern Cross

    • Nightlife
    • Japanese
    • Bars
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      1276 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Huating Lu
      淮海中路1276号, 近华亭路
    • Phone
      5404 7211

    Southern Cross is the "other" Constellation, an unknown and still-quiet offshoot of the two extremely popular cocktail and whisky bars. Same selection, same neon lights, same guys in tuxedo vests, just run by the wife of Constellation's owner instead. Shhh. Read more

  • Shanty

    • Nightlife
    • Japanese
    • Bars
    • Address
      84 Wuyi Lu, near Yan'an Xi Lu
      武夷路84号, 近延安西路
    • Phone
      6225 8635

    Shanty is a small Japanese bar specializing in shochu and plum wine. Read more

  • Bar Gatsby

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Cocktails
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      488 Dagu Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu
      大沽路488号, 近石门一路
    • Phone
      6340 0971

    This fun, friendly little whiskey and cocktail bar offers a menu of smashes, fizzes and other standbys as well as a fair selection of bourbons ranging in price from 40 to 110rmb a serving. It's usually a lively atmosphere thick with dice rattles, the smack of... Read more

  • Lab

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Wine Bar
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      1093 Wuding Lu, near Jiaozhou Lu
      武定路1093号, 近胶州路
    • Phone
      6255 1195

    This cocktail bar specializes in whisky and what you can do with it. It's an elegant, split-level space, with walls covered with bottles and cheeky quotes about booze. The menu starts with about a dozen pages of single malts and blends, but is back up by a page of... Read more

  • Karma

    • Nightlife
    • Live Music
    • Lounge
    • Address
      7 Donghu Lu, near Huahai Zhong Lu
      东湖路7号, 近淮海中路
    • Phone
      187 0180 5135

    Karma Lounge is the brainchild of live music guy John Shanghai, whom you may know from his various live jams around town. He also used to be the marketing manager of Anar. Karma brings his friendly, creative vibe to the neighborhood. Expect frequent appearances from... Read more