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  • Ars & Delecto

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Lounge
    • Address
      222 Jinxian Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu
      进贤路222号, 近陕西南路
    • Phone
      5679 9916

    It means "art and delight" in Latin. Coming from Tokyo F&B group Small Axe, the ones behind Bar Trench in Shibuya District (number 16 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2018), this is a cafe-by-day and... Read more

  • La Social

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Recently Opened
    • Address
      2/F, 1101 Wuding Lu, near Yanping Lu
      武定路1101号2楼, 近延平路
    • Phone
      6211 9637

    From the same people behind Moka Bros, this little Sanlitun transplant is, much like the original, packed with quirky detail, and serving up a short list of arepas and Latin-inspired (if not exactly Latin) cocktails. Go at least once just to enjoy the silly shit they... Read more

  • Bar Alcocase

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Lounge
    • Address
      433 Changle Lu, near Xiangyang Bei Lu
      长乐路433号, 近襄阳北路
    • Phone
      5466 6929

    An intriguing brick-and-glass façade which hides a cocktail bar. Bar Alcocase, a mash-up of the words Alcohol and Showcase (explains the confounding glasswork entrance), looks like a Bar Constellation, except cleaner, a bit less worn-in, and set to a soundtrack that... Read more

  • HIYA (The Shanghai EDITION)

    • Dining
    • Japanese
    • Hotel Restaurant
    • Address
      27/F, Main Building, 199 Nanjing Dong Lu, near Henan Zhong Lu
      南京东路199号主楼27楼, 近河南中路
    • Phone
      5368 9531

    The final piece in the three-piece restaurant puzzle at Shanghai EDITION, Jason Atherton's brain child HIYA might look a bit Japanese but it's more like "inspired by" Japanese izakayas. "Inspired" because, despite having a very Japanese kitchen (headed up by... Read more

  • Punch Room (The Shanghai EDITION)

    • Nightlife
    • Lounge
    • Recently Opened
    • Address
      28/F, Main Building, 199 Nanjing Dong Lu, near Henan Zhong Lu
      南京东路199号主楼28楼, 近河南中路
    • Phone
      5398 9540

    A happening pocket-sized lounge bar serving happening peoples’ punch, Shanghai's Punch Room, like its cousins in London and Barcelona, is characterized by exclusivity, insisting on reservations -- a necessity considering how small the space is. Moving in and around... Read more

  • Shanghai Tavern (The Shanghai EDITION)

    • Dining
    • Hotel Restaurant
    • Recently Opened
    • Address
      1/F, Heritage Building, 199 Nanjing Dong Lu, near Henan Zhong Lu
      南京东路199号辅楼1楼, 近河南中路
    • Phone
      5368 9511

    Shanghai Tavern is the second coming of Berner’s Tavern in London, where Michelin-starred Chef Jason Atherton serves elevated British comfort food. The Shanghai version is good food in a posh setting, with pretty-as-sin cakes to be enjoyed at high tea. Drawing on... Read more

  • Canton Disco (The Shanghai EDITION)

    • Dining
    • Cantonese
    • Hotel Restaurant
    • Address
      2F, Heritage Building, 199 Nanjing Road East, near Henan Zhong Lu
      南京东路199号辅楼2楼, 近河南中路
    • Phone
      5368 9521

    Canton Disco is the Shanghai EDITION's cantonese joint, with a twist. It's from the people behind Ho Lee Fook down in Hong Kong, an irreverent Cantonese joint, with traditional Canto dishes like roast meats and live seafood, set in what is basically a club. The... Read more

  • 1945 Chinese Tavern

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Shanghainese
    • Address
      169 Yuanmingyuan Lu, near Nan Suzhou Lu
      圆明园路169号, 近南苏州路
    • Phone
      6330 8053

    This Rockbund cocktail lounge is an unapologetic and sincere ode to huangjiu and Chinese spirits in general, from a group of enthusiasts that includes Gordon Zhang of Speak Low. For the uninitiated,... Read more

  • Stack

    • Dining
    • Burger
    • Desserts
    • Address
      202 Wukang Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu
      武康路202号, 近复兴西路
    • Phone
      5401 9956

    A burger restaurant built on the ruins of a previous burger restaurant. The location was returned to the Great F&B Mahjong , the tiles were shuffled and mixed and a new owner won the space. Now it’s Stack, a precision-guided F&B rocket aimed at the parade of... Read more

  • Love & Salt

    • Dining
    • Burger
    • Recently Opened
    • Address
      207 Changle Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu
      长乐路207号, 近陕西南路
    • Phone
      5403 8883

    A three-story walkup dedicated to beef. Downstairs, when you walk in, is the glass case holding the dry-aged beef, the charcoal grill and the flattop grill for the burgers. Upstairs, spread across floors two and three, is a moderately hip dining room with white... Read more

  • Liangshe

    • Dining
    • Recently Opened
    • Jing'an
    • Address
      1/F, 688 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Kangding Lu
      陕西北路688号1楼, 近康定路
    • Phone
      6327 0708

    At first glance, a blatant copy of Ultraviolet from a husband and wife team of designers, Zhou Ping and Wang Yang, that costs more than Ultraviolet (some nights), and is themed on the culture and... Read more

  • Ministry of Crab

    • Dining
    • Seafood
    • Recently Opened
    • Address
      Inside People's Park, 1/F, 231 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu (Entrance between Starbucks and Shanghai Art Museum)
      南京西路231号1楼, 人民公园内 近黄陂南路
    • Phone
      6318 0220

    Sri Lanka's Ministry of Crab, ranked 29th on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list, have made their final journey from the oceans north of Sri Lanka to the literal center of downtown Shanghai, and are waiting to be turned into garlic, chilli, and pepper crab dishes.... Read more

  • UP Shanghai

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Clubs
    • Address
      2/F, 688 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Kangding Lu
      陕西北路688号2楼, 近康定路
    • Phone

    A fast-paced cocktail bar with a uuuuge bar, but also an urban-chic nightclub, UP has the determined party-vibes of a Latin lounge minus the soundtrack, and it has a terrace. And a kitchen that stays open till 2am. And Sunday brunch. Yeah, it's hard to pin... Read more

  • Bird Ryu

    • Dining
    • Japanese
    • Recently Opened
    • Address
      1196 Shiji Dadao, near Dongfang Lu
      世纪大道1196号, 近东方路
    • Phone
      5877 7056

    A sleek house of worship for those whose god clucks, pecks and tastes delicious grilled. The menu that travels beyond breast, leg and chicken meatballs to the outer limits of kidney and undeveloped eggs. The setting for this bird worship is a reverent U-shaped bar... Read more