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  • Bar Rouge

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Clubs
    • Address
      Bund 18, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu
      中山东一路18号外滩18号7楼, 近南京东路
    • Phone
      6339 1199

    Open since 2004, Bar Rouge is the most famous club in Shanghai, and sets the standard for Bund nightlife with its terrace view, classy, sleek interiors and iconic French-Shanghai identity. Bar Rouge kicks off the weekend early with themed parties on Thursdays and... Read more

  • Barbarossa

    • Nightlife
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    • Address
      Inside People's Park, 231 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu (Entrance between Starbucks and Shanghai Art Museum)
      南京西路231号, 人民公园内 近黄陂南路
    • Phone
      6318 0220

    Barbarossa is a Shanghai icon: a Moroccan-styled lounge, in the middle of a pond in the middle of People's Park. It attracts a steady crowd to its three floors for cocktails, hookahs, dinner, DJs, and its serene, oasis atmosphere. Read more

  • Yuyintang

    • Nightlife
    • Live Music
    • Outdoor Seating
    • Address
      851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan'an Xi Lu (Entrance behind the Metro Station)
      凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口
    • Phone
      5237 8662

    Yuyintang is one of the oldest underground live music houses in Shanghai, and has become a staple in the city. Featuring regular gigs every weekend, it brings in underground rock acts both worldwide and local. Read more

  • Lost Heaven (Bund)

    • Nightlife
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    • Address
      17 Yan'an Dong Lu, near Sichuan Nan Lu
      延安东路17号, 近四川南路
    • Phone
      6330 0967

    This is the flagship location of Yunnan restaurant Lost Heaven. They do relatively authentic Yunaan food, and if you wanna do pre- or post-dinner drinks they have a really nice terrace on the roof. Prices are reasonable for the location and views. Definitely a good... Read more

  • Element Fresh (Shanghai Centre)

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    • Address
      Shanghai Centre, 1/F, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu
      南京西路1376号, 上海商城1楼, 近西康路
    • Phone
      6279 8682

    The first and original outlet, this newly refurbished rendition of Element Fresh has a lounge-like second floor but is otherwise the same. Open kitchen, healthy sandwiches / salads / smoothies, int'l environment, a touch pricey. And extremely popular. Read more

  • Zapata's

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    • Address
      11 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu
      东平路11号 近衡山路
    • Phone
      6433 4104

    As one of Shanghai's most popular bars, Zapata's holds court over the entire Hengshan Lu nightlife scene from their outdoor terrace and multiple venue complex. Usually packed any given night of the week, especially their Wednesday ladies night, crowds groove to... Read more

  • M on the Bund

    • Dining
    • Australian
    • Fine Dining
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    • Address
      Five on the Bund, 7/F, 20 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
      广东路20号, 外滩五号7楼, 近中山东一路
    • Phone
      6350 9988

    M marks the beginning of the Bund's renaissance. In 1999, Australian restaurateur Michelle Garnaut had enough vision to turn a taciturn and stately strip of colonial buildings into a happening hub for wining and dining. Today, the restaurant with its eclectic mix of... Read more

  • Coconut Paradise (Fumin Lu)

    • Dining
    • Thai
    • Outdoor Seating
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    • Address
      38 Fumin Lu, near Yan'an Zhong Lu
      富民路38号, 近延安中路
    • Phone
      6248 1998

    A renovated French-style villa with spacious enclosed garden houses one of Shanghai's most popular Thai eateries. Like its sister restaurant Lost Heaven the dim, candle... 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

  • The Spot

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    • Address
      255 Tongren Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu
      铜仁路255号, 近北京西路
    • Phone
      6247 3579

    The Spot is a popular sports bar / restaurant catering to a diverse group of expats looking for food, drinks, bar games, and international sports on the TV. In terms of decor, it's slightly nicer and more spacious than other options for sports bars in Shanghai, and... Read more

  • Sasha's

    • Nightlife
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    • Address
      11 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu
      东平路11号, 近衡山路
    • Phone
      6474 6628

    Sasha's serves a variety of Continental European dishes with a few Southeast Asian delicacies as well. Equally spacious indoor and outdoor portions of the restaurant with a patio that is renowned throughout town. Cocktails rotate on a seasonal basis. They also... Read more

  • Kartel

    • Nightlife
    • Dining
    • Bars
    • Address
      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

  • Goga

    • Dining
    • American
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    • Address
      1 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu
      岳阳路1号, 近东平路
    • Phone
      6431 9700

    Goga is Shanghai veteran chef Brad Turley playing host, cooking Cali-Asian food, and wearing a Hawaiian print shirt. Turley has taken his San Fran background (GO-lden GA-te), his career layover in Hawaii (with Roy Yamaguchi), and his decade in Asia (Vietnam,... Read more

  • Yongfoo Elite

    • Dining
    • Fine Dining
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    • Address
      200 Yongfu Lu, near Hunan Lu
      永福路200号, 近湖南路
    • Phone
      5466 2727

    Within the diplomatic district of Shanghai, the Yongfoo Elite clubhouse has served as a consulate for the UK, Russia and Vietnam over the years. The graceful manor is now a private leisure club that offers gourmet cuisine and live music in a gentle ambiance. Antique... Read more

  • KABB (Xintiandi)

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    • Address
      Xintiandi, North Block, Lane 181 Taicang Lu, near Madang Lu
      太仓路181号, 新天地北里, 近马当路
    • Phone
      3307 0798

    Long a standby for the expat set, this mid-range bar and grill in the heart of Xintiandi does a brisk business in suburban American faves like pastas, salads, sandwiches, burgers, seafood and steaks. It's also a solid option for a weekend brunch. Be sure to book... Read more

  • The Commune Social

    • Nightlife
    • Dining
    • Fusion
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    • Address
      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

  • Azul

    • Dining
    • Latin American
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    • Address
      Ferguson Lane 8/F, 378 Wukang Lu, near Tai'an Lu
      武康路378号8楼, 近泰安路
    • Phone
      5405 2252

    Prolific Peruvian restaurateur Eduardo Vargas' re-boot of his flagship brand formerly located on Dongping Lu. The new menu is mostly tapas with Spanish, South American, and Mediterranean inspiration along with a few share plates of charcuterie and cheese or hot... Read more

  • Roosevelt Sky Restaurant

    • Nightlife
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    • Fine Dining
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    • Address
      The House of Roosevelt, 8/F, 27 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu
      中山东一路27号8楼, 近北京东路
    • Phone
      2322 0800

    The House of Roosevelt is the most recent incarnation of the Bund 27 building. In the past, it's been the HQ of British trading firm/opium sellers Jardine Matheson, the offices of the Japanese Navy intelligence, and the Shanghai Foreign Trade Commission. Now,... Read more

  • New York Style Steak and Burger

    • Dining
    • BBQ & Steaks
    • American
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    • Address
      Tianzifang, No. 22, 155 Jianguo Zhong Lu, near Ruijin Lu
      建国中路155弄22号 近瑞金路
    • Phone
      6473 6070

    This tucked away Tianzifang grill is brought to you by the makers of the ever popular New York Style Pizza. On offer, USDA Prime beef in all its glorious permutations, namely heaping half-pound burgers and slabs of steak. Read more

  • Xibo (Changshu Lu)

    • Dining
    • Xinjiang
    • Outdoor Seating
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    • Address
      3/F, 83 Changshu Lu, near Julu Lu
      常熟路83号3楼, 近巨鹿路
    • Phone
      5403 8330

    Smart Xinjiang. Yes, it exists. It's Xibo -- an ethnic minority from the hills of NW Xinjiang, and a restaurant on Changshu Lu. Gone are the dancers and gold leaf, in are the concrete walls, picture windows, smart lighting, funk & disco soundtrack, and the region's... Read more