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  • The Captain

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      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

  • Kartel

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      5/F, 1 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Julu Lu
      襄阳北路1号5楼, 近巨鹿路
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      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

  • Highline

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      6/F, 282 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu
      淮海中路282号雅诗阁公寓6楼, 近黄陂南路
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      6333 0176

    Highline is a contemporary American and cocktails from a trio of F&B veterans. The plan: All-day and late night California classics cuisine. The look: mid-century Miami-fornia minimalist chic sunken living room batch pad. The price points: Cocktails from 68rmb to... Read more

  • The Cannery

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      1107 Yuyuan Lu, near Jiangsu Lu
      愚园路1107号, 近江苏路
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      5276 0599

    Beautiful lounge with great food at good prices. This one is by the same team as popular Rockbund venue The Nest, but located far west of there on mellow and historic Yuyuan Lu. One of the main themes here is the sea, so fresh seafood is all over the menu. Go for the... Read more

  • Cotton's (Anting Lu)

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      132 Anting Lu, near Jianguo Xi Lu
      安亭路132号, 近建国西路
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      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 Commune Social

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      511 Jiangning Lu, near Kangding Lu
      江宁路511号, 近康定路
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      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

  • UP Shanghai

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      2/F, 688 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Kangding Lu
      陕西北路688号2楼, 近康定路
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    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

  • Barbarian

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      1019 Wuding Lu, near Jiaozhou Lu
      武定路1019号, 近胶州路
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      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 Fellas

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      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
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      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

  • Abbey Road

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      3 Taojiang Lu, near Hengshan Lu
      桃江路3号, 近衡山路
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      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

  • Charcohol

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      1/F, Fengshengli, No. 18, Lane 245 Maoming Bei Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu
      茂名北路245弄18号1楼, 近南京西路
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      3226 5752

    CHARCOHOL is an upbeat cocktail bar and restaurant located in Fengshengli pouring out craft cocktails, serving global cuisine with an emphasis on charcoal grilling. If the name didn't tip you off, the charcoal is sort of a theme. It is led by F&B veterans Cross Yu... Read more

  • Found 158

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      158 Julu Lu, near Ruijin Lu
      巨鹿路158号, 近瑞金路
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    Once known as the seedy, underground bar maze Da Tong Mill, this development just off Julu Lu has sprung back to life with a boatload of venues; restaurants, bars, lounges, live music venues, a pretty decent pizza place, a little performance theatre in a bar, the... Read more

  • The Shed (Shaanxi Bei Lu)

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      698 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Kangding Lu
      陕西北路698号, 近康定路
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      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

  • Tacolicious (Jing'an)

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      34 Yuyao Lu, near Haifang Lu
      余姚路34号1幢, 近海防路
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      130 2312 4950

    Second location of Tacolicious. Bigger, better and now with even more cilantro. Read more

  • Ginger

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      91 Xingguo Lu, near Hunan Lu
      兴国路91号, 近湖南路
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      3406 0599

    Once boasting three branches around town, Ginger has consolidated and regrouped on Xingguo Lu. The space is a gem. Cozy and compact, it sits perched over a small park complete with wizened old men practicing their tai chi and playing chess and stuff -- very... Read more

  • Guinness Gatehouse

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      1/F, 1788 Plaza, 1788 Nanjing Xi Lu near Wulumuqi Zhong Lu
      南京西路1788号1788国际中心1楼, 近乌鲁木齐中路
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      5266 7018

    A giant two-story flagship store on Nanjing Xi Lu, dedicated to the Irish Champagne, the Ebony Nectar, the lifeblood of Eire (at least according to the Guinness marketing department). Occupying the entire south-west corner of 1788 Plaza across from Jing'an Temple,... Read more

  • Funkadeli (Fumin Lu)

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      A Mansion, 291 Fumin Lu, near Changle Lu
      富民路291号, 近长乐路
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      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

  • The Rooster

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      455 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu
      陕西北路455号, 近北京西路
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      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

  • Bar Rouge

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      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
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      6339 1199

    Open since 2004, Bar Rouge is far and away the most famous club in Shanghai, and sets the standard for Bund nightlife. Terrace view, classy sleek interiors and a French-Shanghai identity. They went through a renovation in January 2019, reopening with a razzle-dazzle... Read more

  • Zeitgeist

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      537 Haifang Lu, near Xikang Lu
      海防路537号, 近西康路
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      3220 5986

    The result of a couple of German dudes and a roughly 5-day window to convert Bubbly Nation into a genuine Bavarian pub, they serve beer. They serve German food. They've got shelves of beer steins. They don't have lederhosen or Alpine hats hanging on the walls.... Read more

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