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  • Café Gray Deluxe (The Middle House)

    • Dining
    • Fusion
    • French
    • Address
      3/F, The Middle House, 366 Shimen Yi Lu, near Weihai Lu
      石门一路366号, 近威海路
    • Phone
      3216 8088

    The dining headliner of new hotel The Middle House is a half-moon shaped bar/lounge/restaurant hugging the outside of Taikoo Hui Mall. The name comes from New York-based Chef Gray Kunz, who headed up Cafe Gray Deluxe in Hong Kong's Upper House. He consulted on this... Read more

  • Funka del Sur

    • Nightlife
    • Dining
    • Bars
    • Address
      163 Yanping Lu, near Wuding Lu
      延平路163号, 近武定路
    • Phone
      6245 6230

    The strategically redeployed Funkadeli in Jing'an, this one sits smack-dab on that Yanping/Wuding intersection. Translated as 'Funka of the South,' Funka del Sur is drawing primary inspiration from South America. The menu, designed and executed by Hugo Rodriguez (Read more

  • Oxalis

    • Dining
    • Hotel Restaurant
    • Recently Opened
    • Address
      The Waterhouse Hotel, The Cool Docks, 1/F, 1-3 Maojiayuan Lu, near Zhongshan Nan Lu
      毛家园路1-3号1楼, 近中山南路
    • Phone
      6080 2918

    Chief dining establishment for The Waterhouse, it's headed up by Alsace native Executive Chef Jonas Noel (most recently Read more

  • Comma

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Lounge
    • Address
      178 Xinle Lu, near Donghu Lu
      新乐路178号, 近东湖路
    • Phone

    Japanese drinks and bites in a chill little spot, split on two floors on Xinle Lu. Cocktails, highballs, and sake on tap, an arcade machine, and friendly vibes. There's booth and bar seating on the first floor and more communal seating upstairs. Also, a patio... Read more

  • Arsenal Club Shanghai

    • Nightlife
    • Dining
    • Bars
    • Address
      185 Yuanmingyuan Lu, near Nan Suzhou Lu
      圆明园路185号, 近南苏州路
    • Phone
      6387 9501

    Arsenal FC's official sports bar and restaurant. Or rather, Arsenal FC sold their brand rights in the region to something called "Super Halo Sports Culture Development", who are running this thing. It was called "bizarre" in multiple British tabloids when it hit... Read more

  • 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

  • Hulu Sushi

    • Dining
    • Japanese
    • Sushi
    • Address
      Columbia Circle, 1262 Yan'an Xi Lu, near Panyu Lu
      延安西路1262号, 近番禺路
    • Phone
      186 2164 5159

    Hulu is a pocket-size addition to Shanghai’s downtown sushi options from Liu-san, a Jiangxi native who spent seven years working at Sushi Oyama, one of the city’s more well-known 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
    • Hotel Bars
    • 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