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  • Liquid Laundry

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      KWah Centre, 2/F, 1028 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Donghu Lu
      淮海中路1028号, 嘉华坊2楼, 近东湖路
    • Phone
      6445 9589

    Popular gastro-pub / lounge by serial restauranteur Kelly Lee, the woman behind Sproutworks, iiiiit, Boxing Cat, and Cantina Agave. This one has a fully-functional brewery and they usually have a dozen of their brews on tap, which change constantly and can get quite... Read more

  • Wooden Box

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      9 Qinghai Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu
      青海路9号, 近南京西路
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      5213 2965

    The smallest, possibly chillest member of the JZ family, this comfortable little café near the Nanjing Xi Lu metro stop is a good bet for light live music like folk, jazz, and bluegrass most evenings. Nice patio. They also do lunch sets and happy hour. Read more

  • The Beer Lady (Kaixuan Lu)

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      1010 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan'an Xi Lu
      凯旋路1010号, 近延安西路
    • Phone
      021 6218 6891

    The second iteration of Shanghai's OG beermart, this Beer Lady is barely a diagonal stone's throw from Yuyintang, over multiple crosswalks and / or overpasses. It's the same thing, except bigger. Better. It's got a bakery. There're plenty of dark... Read more

  • Lucca

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      390 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu
      番禺路390号, 法华镇路
    • Phone
      5295 6979

    Lucca (formerly known as 390) is smack in the middle of Shanghai’s gayborhood. It's a stone’s throw from Happiness, gay friendly Celia, and Telephone 6, which is just upstairs. You’ll see this place immediately from the mass of gay men spilling out into the Panyu Lu... Read more

  • The Beer Lady (Suzhou Creek)

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      1247 Nan Suzhou Lu, near Xinchang Lu
      南苏州路1247号, 近新昌路
    • Phone
      5386 3393

    This is the third venue from Shanghai's celebrity beer mart owner, The Beer Lady. This one's even bigger, stocks the expected thousands of beer types, and, interestingly, also features a separate area intended for sit down meals. Read more

  • Homeslice (Found 158)

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      B1/F, 158 Julu Lu, near Ruijin Yi Lu
      巨鹿路158号B1楼, 近瑞金一路
    • Phone
      5309 9332

    From British pop-up restaurateur Nat Alexander and his partner Ken Shi, Homeslice is a no frills pizzeria with light nods to the New York origins of the main menu item; New York-style pizza -- big, oily slices served on paper plates that you fold in half like a... Read more

  • Crocus

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      18 Yuyuan Zhi Lu, near Wulumuqi Bei Lu
      愚园支路18号, 近乌鲁木齐北路
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      6232 1826

    This reincarnation from Kangding Lu has been updated with a stylish decor and upgraded with a better menu. Food offerings include thin-crust pizzas, grilled steaks and antipasti like prosciutto and melon. To drink, there is a solid selection of imported beers, wines... Read more

  • 1001 Nights

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      10 Hengshan Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu
      衡山路10号, 近乌鲁木齐路
    • Phone
      6473 1178

    A long-time veteran of Hengshan Lu, 1001 Nights trades in traditional Middle Eastern cuisine. Think every possible permutation of roast lamb or chicken served with dips like hummus, and baba ghanouj, or rice pilaf. Adding to the atmosphere a revue of belly dancers... Read more

  • Southern Barbarian (Jinxian Lu)

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      Ju'Roshine Life Arts Space, 2/F, 169 Jinxian Lu, near Maoming Nan Lu
      进贤路169号2楼, 近茂名南路
    • Phone
      5157 5510

    Southern Barbarian is a casual, somewhat bohemian restaurant that specializes in the exotic and diverse cuisine of China's Yunnan province. Dishes feature ingredients like goat cheese, fresh herbs, tropical flowers, and chili peppers. For the more adventurous, there... Read more

  • Emerald Pavilion Event Space

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      5/F, 2000 Longyang Lu, near Baiyang Lu
      龙阳路2000号5楼, 近白杨路
    • Phone
      187 0194 6924

    Mainly an event space, Emerald Pavilion is one part sports-bar, one-part mini-golf center, and one-part restaurant doing Nordic cuisine. It's on the 5th floor of Longyang Plaza, right next to the DFC cinema, and opposite to the Maglev station. Read more

  • Jade Garden

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      Jing'an Kerry Centre (South Wing) 4/F, 1238 Yan'an Zhong Lu, near Changde Lu
      延安中路1238号, 近常德路
    • Phone
      5243 8088

    Not to be confused with the ubiquitous Jiangnan restaurant Jardin du Jade, Jade Garden is a Hong Kong-based Cantonese concept under the umbrella of the Maxim's Group. This marks the Cantonese restaurants first crack at the Shanghai market. The menu features an array... Read more

  • Guan Guan Ji

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      70 Zhejiang Zhong Lu, near Beihai Lu
      浙江中路70号, 近北海路
    • Phone
      6322 0039

    Super legit Muslim restaurant on Zhejiang Lu. Maybe the realest Xinjiang restaurant in Shanghai. They serve traditional northwestern Chinese cuisine like BBQ lamb legs and rib racks, boiled lamb, yogurt, chicken, baozi, hotpot, and lots more. Good value, and a great... Read more

  • Avenue Joffre

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      Room 1, Bldg 5, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu
      永嘉路570号5号楼1楼, 近岳阳路
    • Phone
      6029 9725

    This is a high-quality cocktail bar in the space that used to be used as Fount's bar in Surpass Court. It specializes in gin. They have about 20 types from all over the world -- really, they have German and French gin, Scottish gin, all that. The head man is... Read more

  • Lotus Eatery (Putuo)

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      1378 Meichuan Lu, near Zhenguang Lu
      梅川路1378号, 近真光路
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      6210 0768

    Northside outpost of super popular Yunnan restaurant Lotus Eatery. It's a cheap, family-run restaurant serving dishes featuring wild mushrooms, pickled vegetables, BBQ, flowers, the odd insect or two, and other standbys like Yunnan-style fried goat cheese. Beer is... Read more

  • Qing He Gu

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      2/F, 3998 Hongxing Lu, near Wuzhong Lu
      虹莘路3998号2楼, 近吴中路
    • Phone
      3432 2698

    Highly recommended Korean BBQ spot. This is the one a lot of K-Pop acts visit when they come to Shanghai. Not only is the food and service top-notch, you get free ice cream at the end of the meal. The cold dishes are all on point, especially the squash with brown... Read more

  • La Cava

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      216 Yongjia Lu, near Xiangyang Nan Lu
      永嘉路216号, 近襄阳南路
    • Phone
      6155 5001

    Large, vaguely Spanish bar with a short menu of food. The staff are really friendly — the manager is formerly of Cantina — and there's lots of room to sit down upstairs, around a large, central bar. Drink prices are eminently reasonable: 35rmb for pints of Carlsberg... Read more

  • Kushichou

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      888 Loushanguan Lu, near Yunwushan Lu
      娄山关路888号, 近云雾山路
    • Phone
      6228 3337

    Kushichou. Try saying that five times fast. This is a spiffy little yakitori-ya skewering and grilling all manner of meat and vegetable. Cheap draft beer and a late closing time make it a favorite among Shanghai's Japanese expat crowd. Try their mountain yam and... Read more

  • Calm

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      B1/F, 432 Dingxi Lu, near Xinhua Lu
      定西路432号B1, 近新华路
    • Phone
      173 0165 6824

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  • Maurya (Xujiahui)

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      5/F, 1 Hongqiao Lu, near Huashan Lu
      虹桥路1号港汇广场5楼, 近华山路
    • Phone
      5757 5677

    With its Tiffany Blue interior, Maurya looks nothing like a typical Sichuan restaurant, but they serve some really good, albeit watered-down Sichuan cuisine made with quality ingredients. It's a nice place with good service that you could easily take family, business... Read more