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  • The Nest

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    • Fusion
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      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
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      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
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    • Lounge
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      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

  • Above The Globe

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Cocktails
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      7/F, 1013 Beijing Xi Lu, near Jiangning Lu
      北京西路1013号7楼, 近江宁路
    • Phone
      173 1736 9152

    Speakeasy run primarily by Tailor Bar's Eddy Yang, tucked into a corner on the 7th floor of the office block Punch Drunk turned into their McKinnon Hotel for 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
    • 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

  • Flask (Xiangyang Bei Lu)

    • Nightlife
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    • 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

  • Candor

    • Nightlife
    • Stage
    • Bars
    • Address
      3/F, 57 Maoming Nan Lu, near Changle Lu
      茂名南路57号3楼, 近长乐路
    • Phone
      18321895998

    Tucked into the velvety loft of the Lyceum Theatre, Candor is a cocktail bar and stage hosting small-scale, intimate affairs. It leans heavily on nostalgia for a sort of 1920's-via-1950's... Read more

  • Xixi Bistro

    • Nightlife
    • Dining
    • Bars
    • Address
      No. 16, Lane 181 Taicang Lu, near Madang Lu
      太仓路181弄16号, 近马当路
    • Phone
      6321 8861

    A neighborhood Italian-Chinese fusion quasi-fine dining experience doing food that's just as weird as the original shut down in 2016. Accessible via spiral staircase in the Xintiandi walking area, it's three spots in one; downstairs reception contains a Tiki bar,... Read more

  • VUE (Bar)

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Good View
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      Hyatt on the Bund, 32-33/F, 199 Huangpu Lu, near Wuchang Lu
      黄浦路199号, 外滩茂悦大酒店32-33楼 近武昌路
    • Phone
      6393 1234 ext 6348

    VUE Bar atop the Hyatt on the Bund is a great place to sip on some after work cocktails, or lounge after a long Sunday Brunch. With amazing views of the Bund, wood interior and jacuzzi on the outdoor terrace, it's a beautiful and equipped place to enjoy a mellow... Read more

  • Cotton's (Anting Lu)

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      132 Anting Lu, near Jianguo Xi Lu
      安亭路132号, 近建国西路
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      6433 7995

    Cotton's chilled-out villa atmosphere is also the place to go if you're not used to Chinese food and don't plan on becoming acclimated. They've done a good job of creating a pretty spot where foreigners can feel like they are in any city. The old outdoor dining area... Read more

  • Jade on 36

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      Pudong Shangri-La, 36/F, Grand Tower, 33 Fu Cheng Lu, near Lujiazui Xi Lu
      浦东香格里拉酒店, 富城路33号36楼, 近陆家嘴西路
    • Phone
      6882 8888 ext 6888

    Jade on 36 is the flagship restaurant and bar of the luxe Shangri-La Hotel group's flagship hotel. Once a rarefied fine dining experience, Jade has recently made inroads to a broader audience with a more affordable and diverse menu. It modish, drawing inspiration... Read more

  • Maya

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    • Mexican
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      Grand Plaza Club House, 2/F, 568 Julu Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu
      巨鹿路568弄 四方新城俱乐部2楼, 近陕西南路
    • Phone
      6289 6889

    Maya is a popular, upscale Mexican restaurant whose slightly odd location on the second-floor of an apartment clubhouse is a reminder that good food trumps weird locations. The cooking is contemporary Mexican, with a few concessions like tacos and quesadillas, but if... Read more

  • People 7

    • Nightlife
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      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

  • Kartel

    • Nightlife
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      5/F, 1 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Julu Lu
      襄阳北路1号5楼, 近巨鹿路
    • Phone
      5404 2899

    Well-designed, casual French bar and lounge with a great rooftop that has one of the best views in town. The guy who started this used to be with Dr. Wine, then broke off to start his own spot. The place is warm, with wooden floors, exposed bricks, and long, communal... 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

  • House of Blues and Jazz

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Live Music
    • Address
      60 Fuzhou Lu, near the Bund
      福州路60号, 近外滩
    • Phone
      6323 2779

    The House of Blues and Jazz moved to the Bund from its original Maoming Lu location (opened in 1995) around 2008. It's an upgrade, for sure. Big two-story space with live music nightly. Music is generally good, and includes a lot of soul and funk standards (Motown,... Read more