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  • 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
    • Phone
      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

  • 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 Pearl

    • Address
      471 Zhapu Lu, near Wujin Lu
      乍浦路471号, 近武进路
    • Phone
      136 2168 8556

    This historic theater up in Hongkou was once a temple, then it was Chinatown, now it's a bubbling club/lounge/bar regularly hosting cabaret theater shows. It's a really beautiful old space with a gallery and theater boxes, with a real feeling of history in the wood,... Read more

  • CÉ LA VI

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      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

  • Shake

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      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

  • M1NT

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      24/F, 318 Fuzhou Lu, near Shandong Zhong Lu
      福州路318号24楼, 近山东中路
    • Phone
      6391-2811

    This is one of the poshest clubs in Shanghai. It's on the top floor of a skyscraper near the Bund and affords nice views of the city. Inside, there are shark tanks and lots of luxurious decor, plus a high-end restaurant, a club and a lounge area. Drinks are pricey... Read more

  • Cages (Jiangning Lu)

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      3/F, 428 Jiangning Lu, near Wuding Lu
      江宁路428号3楼, 近武定路
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      5299 5273

    The new Cages is absolutely massive. More than just batting cages, they also have squash courts, a full field for five-a-side soccer and dodgeball, an area for professional darts, a private space for events, more TV screens than a Best Buy, and just everything else... Read more

  • The Spot

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      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

  • Lost Heaven (Bund)

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      17 Yan'an Dong Lu, near Sichuan Nan Lu
      延安东路17号, 近四川南路
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      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

  • The Nest

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      6/F, 130 Beijing Dong Lu, near Huqiu Lu
      北京东路130号中实大厦6楼, 近虎丘路
    • Phone
      6308 7669

    Super popular bar / restaurant / lounge by nightclub brand Muse Group and Grey Goose vodka, right by the Rockbund Art Museum. Good design, good drinks, great food. They specialize in vodka-based cocktails (60-80rmb) and high-end bar food like oysters and steaks.... 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

  • Barbarian

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      1019 Wuding Lu, near Jiaozhou Lu
      武定路1019号, 近胶州路
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      186 1609 0626

    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 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

  • Manhattan

    • Address
      154 Nanyang Lu, near Xikang Lu
      南阳路154号, 进西康路
    • Phone
      6247 6656

    One of Shanghai's oldest bars, which used to be on Tongren Lu before that street was cleaned up. Manhattan remains popular with that Tongren Lu type of crowd. How do we put this... It's very popular with foreign men and friendly Filipino, Thai and Vietnamese girls.... Read more

  • Revolucion Cocktail

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      98 Yanping Lu, near Xinzha Lu
      延平路98号, 近新闸路
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      187 1778 2230

    Casual, colorful cocktail bar and danceclub in the heart of Jing'an, with Latin-style vibes, good sound and proper drinks. Popular spot. So popular, in fact, it's spawned locations in Bangkok, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Kunming and Xiamen. It's spacious, ideal... 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
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      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

  • 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

  • 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
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      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

  • Blue Note Jazz Club

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      3-5/F, 867 Sichuan Bei Lu, near Haining Lu
      四川北路867号3-5楼, 近海宁路
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      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

  • 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

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