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Shanghais largest English language venue directory, with over 10,000 listings, maintained by an editorial team of long-term Shanghai residents
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  • Barbarian

    • Address
      1019 Wuding Lu, near Jiaozhou Lu
      武定路1019号, 近胶州路
    • Phone
      137 0199 1174

    Cozy, rustic-looking bar with an emphasis on crafted, custom-order cocktails. Head cocktail shaker is Sasha Bondi, who creates individual cocktails based on a multi-stage survey of preferred tastes. Read more

  • The Spot

    • Address
      152 Tongren Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu
      铜仁路152号, 近南京西路
    • Phone
      6247 3579

    Cheap and cheerful legacy bar chain providing the basic grease for the veteran expat's engine. In terms of decor, The Spot is slightly nicer and more spacious than other options for sports bars in Shanghai, and caters well to larger groups. With an emphasis on gastro... Read more

  • Stone Brewing

    • Address
      1107 Yuyuan Lu, near Fenggang Lu
      愚园路1107号, 近凤冈路
    • Phone
      6226 2510

    The China outpost for California brewery Stone Brewing, a fiercely independent underground hit in the international beer scene. In Shanghai, it's an industrial-chic hangout (with a merch corner) for beers and families alike. A-okay beerpub, possibly even... Read more

  • The Camel (Puxi)

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      1 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu
      岳阳路1号, 近东平路
    • Phone
      6437 9446

    If you've never been to a sports bar but you have an idea of what one is in your head, you're probably thinking of The Camel. Lager on tap, TVs everywhere showing literally every sport, and every so often a bunch of people will shout a lot, depending on how the gods... Read more

  • The Shed (Shaanxi Bei Lu)

    • Address
      698 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Kangding Lu
      陕西北路698号, 近康定路
    • Phone
      6237 6381

    This is the second place for the friendly neighborhood pub The Shed. It's Aussie owned and specialises in keeping drink prices low all day, every day. Good place for cheap beer and sports, and they have a nice menu of pub grub, too. Friendly staff and a welcoming vibe. Read more

  • Abbey Road

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    • Address
      3 Taojiang Lu, near Hengshan Lu
      桃江路3号, 近衡山路
    • Phone
      5466 2069

    Taojiang Lu sequel to one of Shanghai's most popular summer venues, named after that little street those wacky Beatles trotted across. Ample patio seating, cheap beer on tap and lots of (at times unfortunate) classic rock, this bar/restaurant is the ultimate expat... Read more

  • The Rooster

    • Address
      455 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu
      陕西北路455号, 近北京西路
    • Phone
      156 1880 8692

    Shaanxi Bei Lu outpost of an erstwhile Yongkang Lu bar/pub, with some sidewalk seating and indoor space. It's a simple but well-executed spot, with good beer-fan-type beers on tap. Clean, with big windows. Definitely a nicer bar, but not really a date spot.... Read more

  • Shake

    • Address
      3/F, 46 Maoming Nan Lu, near Jinxian Lu
      茂名南路46号3楼, 近进贤路
    • Phone
      6230 7175

    Opened by the owners of Heyday and Chef Danyi Gao, Shake is based on New York supper clubs from the 1960s, where patrons would spend an entire evening at the venue for food, drinks, and entertainment. Shake's dinner menu features fusion dishes like honey cheese tofu,... Read more

  • CÉ LA VI

    • Address
      8/F, 27 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu
      中山东路一路27号8楼, 近北京东路
    • Phone
      6333 5877

    Three-in-one nightlife hub on the Bund. Dining, lounge cocktail bar and club with its own dedicated entrance, kind of like M1NT, its nearest comparison. Nice terrace on the dining and lounge side. Food is pan-Asian or modern Asian fusion. Think burrata with XO sauce.... Read more

  • 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

  • The Captain

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    • Address
      6/F, 37 Fuzhou Lu, near Sichuan Zhong Lu
      福州路37号6楼, 近四川中路
    • Phone
      6323 7869

    Hidden on the roof of Captain's Hostel, The Captain sportingly provides a cheaper alternative to some of its neighboring bars along The Bund. Comes with a roof terrace and a very nifty view. Nautical-themed decor and a drinks menu averaging in the 70rmb range. Food... Read more

  • The Fellas

    • Address
      7/F, 7 Yan'an Dong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
      延安东路7号7楼, 近中山东一路
    • Phone
      6316 9119

    Formerly Shen, this rooftop bar just off the Bund is now part of the Goodfellas family. Since they've taken over, little has changed, other than the name and the fact that pizzas are now on the menu. Drink offerings remain roughly the same: cocktails, wine, and beer,... Read more

  • RIINK

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      1/F, Bund Square, 658 Dapu Lu, near Longhua Dong Lu
      打浦路658号1楼, 近龙华东路
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    It's a hip lil' rollerskating rink called, succinctly, "RIINK." More like a rink-plus-cocktails-plus-bar bites place. You've got to give it up; it's unique, it's ballsy, it's a nice idea, it's not an EDM-trap club or a whiskey bar. The general dimensions are the same... Read more

  • Speak Low

    • Address
      579 Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Ruijin Er Lu
      复兴中路579号, 近瑞金二路
    • Phone
      6416 0133

    This busy Japanese-style speakeasy is hidden behind a secret door in a bartending equipment shop on Fuxing Lu. It spans four floors, each with its own concept. The lively second floor recalls a house party and they serve classic cocktails like Corpse Reviver No.2 and... Read more

  • Windows Scoreboard

    • Address
      11/F, 527 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Chengdu Lu
      淮海中路527号11楼, 近成都路
    • Phone
      5382 7757

    The tried and true Windows formula of rock-music-sports-pub, splashed out in a big beer hall on the 11th floor of an office building. The huge room is split into smoking and non smoking sections, with all the bar games you're looking for (pool, darts, beer pong,... Read more

  • Boxing Cat Brewery (Sinan Mansions)

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      Sinan Mansions, Unit 26A, 519 Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Sinan Lu
      思南公馆, 复兴中路519号26A, 近思南路
    • Phone
      6426 0360

    This is the flagship location of serial restaurateur Kelley Lee's popular American-style pub. On tap is a selection of Pilsners, lagers, stouts, and a rotating cast of others. The menu features Southern American comfort food with Southwest accents. Read more

  • El Luchador (Xintiandi)

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      Unit 107, Bldg 5, 123 Xingye Lu, near Madang Lu
      兴业路123弄5号楼107室, 近马当路
    • Phone
      6331 0703

    Sleek, well-designed sequel to the popular Yongkang Lu Mexican restaurant and bar, with bright colors, luchador masks, and a big outdoor patio that should be busy and rowdy in the warmer months. The tequila heavy cocktails remain, but the food menu ditches the... Read more

  • Columbia Circle

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      1262 Yan'an Xi Lu, near Panyu Lu
      延安西路1262号, 近番禺路
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      3258 8818

    A historical compound that used to house, among other things, the old Navy Club, the Columbia Country Club--a popular hangout for Americans in the 20s and 40s--and a mansion built for Sun Ke, the son of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, by Hungarian architect Lazlo Hudec. After the... Read more

  • Funkadeli (Fumin Lu)

    • Address
      A Mansion, 291 Fumin Lu, near Changle Lu
      富民路291号, 近长乐路
    • Phone
      6170 1318

    Relaxed atmosphere and plenty of seating inside and outside, but with enough room left to stand if it gets crowded. The food menu is quite extensive. Cold cuts and cheese platters are 120rmb, and lasagna, salads, wraps, panini, focaccia, and even some vegetarian... Read more

  • Blue Note Jazz Club

    • Address
      3-5/F, 867 Sichuan Bei Lu, near Haining Lu
      四川北路867号3-5楼, 近海宁路
    • Phone
      139 1870 6076

    Branch of the acclaimed international jazz club, opened in mid 2019 up in Hongkou. The first one in Shanghai and the tenth worldwide. It is 1,700 square meters, with the main room sitting 300 people at once, but it feels a bit... spare. Like a grey box with a stage.... Read more

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