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  • Hof

    • Dining
    • Cafes
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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

  • Southern Cross

    • Nightlife
    • Japanese
    • Bars
    • Address
      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

  • VUE (Bar)

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Good View
    • Address
      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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    • Address
      132 Anting Lu, near Jianguo Xi Lu
      安亭路132号, 近建国西路
    • Phone
      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

    • Nightlife
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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

  • Unico

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    • Address
      Three on the Bund, 2/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
      中山东一路3号外滩三号2楼, 近广东路
    • Phone
      5308 5399

    Popular Bund lounge. They get busy at night, with live latin music parties, salsa nights, ladies nights, and weekday events like their Tuesday salsa party. It's a good, casual-but-impressive destination for friends and guests. The quiet window seats in the back are... Read more

  • People 7

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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 cocktail bar 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. It's... 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

  • The Commune Social

    • Nightlife
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    • Fusion
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      511 Jiangning Lu, near Kangding Lu
      江宁路511号, 近康定路
    • Phone
      6047 7638

    The second restaurant in town to bear the Jason Atherton brand on its masthead. The Commune Social is a contemporary tapas, dessert and cocktail bar. The cuisine seems largely informed by former Gordon Ramsay Lieutenant Jason Atherton's frequent flier miles log.... Read more

  • 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana

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      Rockbund, Associate Mission Building, 6-7/F, 169 Yuanmingyuan Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu
      圆明园路169号6-7楼, 近北京东路
    • Phone
      6087 2890

    Umberto Bombana is an oft-dropped name in Hong Kong's food scene and his restaurant 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana is one of only five restaurants with three Michelin stars in that city. This branch is their attempt to double down on those accolades when Michelin finally... Read more

  • 789 Nanjing Lu

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Good View
    • Address
      Le Royal Meridien Hotel, 65-66/F, 789 Nanjing Dong Lu, near Xizang Lu
      南京东路789号, 上海世茂皇家艾美酒店65-66层, 近西藏路
    • Phone
      3318 9999 * 56500

    789 Nanjing lu Bar takes over the top 3 floors of Le Royal Meridien Shanghai with great views of the city. They are known for their signature cocktails as well as a large selection cigars for every occasion. Also enjoy their large wine list and weekly ladies night. Read more

  • Flair

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Lounge
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      Ritz-Carlton Pudong, 58/F, 8 Shiji Da Dao, near Lujiazui Huan Lu
      世纪大道8号, 上海浦东丽思卡尔顿酒店58楼 近陆家嘴环路
    • Phone
      2020 1778

    Flair is Shanghai's latest and great Bar With A View. It's brought to you by the new Ritz Carlton in Pudong, and perched on the 58th floor of the new IFC tower the luxury hotel occupies. The real kicker is the split-level outdoor terrace with views directly across to... Read more

  • Bar Constellation

    • Nightlife
    • Japanese
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      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

  • YYs (Yin Yang)

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Dive
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      Basement level, 125 Nanchang Lu, near Maoming Nan Lu
      南昌路125号, 近茂名南路
    • Phone
      6466 4098

    Although Y.Y.'s has been around for more than 20 years, it remains as one of Shanghai's lesser known venues. It's also one of the best. It's quiet, friendly, open very late and always draws a cool crowd. They recently moved from their upstairs space to the basement... Read more

  • Shook!

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    • Thai
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      The Swatch Art Peace Hotel, 5-6/F, 23 Nanjing Dong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
      南京东路23号5-6楼, 近中山东一路
    • Phone
      2329 8522

    Shook! is the Shanghai outpost of an upscale Kuala Lumpur-based restaurant. On offer is a selection of hallmarks of Asian cuisine like tam yum kung, temaki, sashimi, and kuay teow as well as steaks and chops. Upstairs is an enormous rooftop terrace overlooking the... Read more

  • The Roof at Waterhouse

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
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      The Waterhouse, 4F, 1-3 Maojiayuan Lu, near Zhongshan Nan Lu
      水舍精品酒店4楼, 毛家园路1-3号, 靠近中山南路
    • Phone
      6080 2918

    Rooftop bar with spectacular views of the Pudong Skyline. Offers casual food options from Table No. 1 and innovative cocktails. It also has its own herb garden providing fresh ingredients. Read more

  • Sir Elly's

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    • Bund Life
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      The Peninsula, 13/F, 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu (Entrance on Beijing Dong Lu)
      中山东一路32号13楼, 近北京东路
    • Phone
      2327 6756

    Sir Elly's is the Peninsula fine dining, Euro flagship restaurant, up on the thirteenth floor with views across the river to Pudong. Art Deco decor, prestigously expensive. Read more