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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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  • Columbia Circle

    • Address
      1262 Yan'an Xi Lu, near Panyu Lu
      延安西路1262号, 近番禺路
    • Phone
      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

  • The Beer Lady (Kaixuan Lu)

    • Address
      1010 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan'an Xi Lu
      凯旋路1010号, 近延安西路
    • Phone
      6218 6891

    The second iteration of Shanghai's OG beermart, this Beer Lady is barely a diagonal stone's throw from Yuyintang, over multiple crosswalks and / or overpasses. It's the same thing, except bigger. Better. It's got a bakery. There're plenty of dark... Read more

  • Le Bec & Charlies

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    • Address
      178 Xinhua Lu, near Panyu Lu
      新华路178号, 近番禺路
    • Phone
      131 2294 4178

    Nicolas Le Bec dips two toes in the world of Thai cuisine. It's not a full-on Thai restaurant, it is still predominantly French, but there are now prawn shao mai and a Thai chicken curry on the menu, and the outside terrace area is decorated to feel like a Thai beach... Read more

  • Yuyintang

    • Address
      851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan'an Xi Lu (Entrance behind the Metro Station)
      凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口
    • Phone
      5237 8662

    Yuyintang is one of the oldest underground live music houses in Shanghai, and has become a staple in the city. Featuring regular gigs every weekend, it brings in underground rock acts both worldwide and local. Read more

  • Circo

    • Address
      Columbia Circle, 1/F, Bldg 6, 1262 Yan'an Xi Lu, near Panyu Lu
      延安西路1262号6栋1楼, 近番禺路
    • Phone
      6079 5270

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  • Shanghai Brew House 2

    • Address
      No. 21B, Lane 3338 Hongmei Lu, near Yan'an Xi Lu
      虹梅路3338弄虹梅休闲街21号, 近延安西路
    • Phone
      3463 5188

    Originally called Shanghai Brewery, Shanghai Brew House opened in September 2019 as a sort of pub and sports bar that brews its own beers. Also on offer, a menu featuring international gastro menu, and live sports screenings. Classic wooden design and a comfortable... Read more

  • Ellen's (Nujiang Lu)

    • Address
      366 Nujiang Lu, near Jinshajiang Lu
      怒江路366号, 近金沙江路
    • Phone

    Very cheap bar popular with students at the nearby East China Normal University. Check out their buckets of rum and Coke for 30rmb, or some ridiculously low price like that. Your head will not thank you for it in the morning, but hey, good times is good times. Read more

  • Blackbird 2.0

    • Address
      Columbia Circle, Bldg 8, 1262 Yan’an Xi Lu, near Panyu Lu
      延安西路1262号8栋2楼, 近番禺路
    • Phone
      187 0199 0479

    From the team behind OHA Eatery and the original Blackbird, Blackbird 2.0 is a chic-looking cocktail bar and cafe on the ground-floor... Read more

  • First Round

    • Address
      739 Dingxi Lu, near Yan'an Xi Lu
      定西路739号,近延安西路
    • Phone
      6215 6217

    Boxing Cat's hard-to-miss roadside bar on Dingxi Lu. Beer is all Boxing Cat and food is general nibbles such as chicken wings or mini-pizzas. First Round has the very instagramable 'reverse pour' which sends the beer up through a valve in the bottom of the glass. Read more

  • Brew Bear (Columbia Circle)

    • Address
      Columbia Circle, 1/F, Bldg 6, 1262 Yan'an Xi Lu, near Panyu Lu
      延安西路1262号6栋1楼, 近番禺路
    • Phone
      6210 8011

    Columbia Circle outpost of the ginormous bottle shop brand. Mix of craft and non-craft bottled beers, nibbles, and some nice outdoor sitting directly on the (non-swimming) pool. Read more

  • Laowaijie

    • Address
      Hongmei Entertainment Street, 3338 Hongmei Lu, near Yan'an Xi Lu
      虹梅路3338号, 近延安西路
    • Phone

    Laowai Street, aka Hongmei Entertainment Street, is a long pedestrian zone lined with bars, restaurants and diners. Once upon a time, this was the nightlife destination. Since the heady Expo days, its popularity has waned, but it's still a centerpiece of... Read more

  • Yuyintang Park

    • Address
      B1/F, 1398 Yuyuan Lu, near Dingxi Lu
      愚园路1398号B1层, 近定西路
    • Phone
      5237 8662

    The second venue from Shanghai live-house icon Yuyintang. Built into a basement in the office building across from Zhongshan Park's main entrance, this one's a little bigger. They've poured a lot of effort into getting the space sound-optimized, installing... Read more

  • Wine Universe by Little Somms

    • Address
      769 Yuyuan Lu, near Jiangsu Lu
      愚园路769号, 近江苏路
    • Phone
      5298 6130

    Wine Universe is a wine bar, funnily enough. Little Somms' a European-style joint a stone-throw from Jiangsu Road. The supporting food menu consists of oysters, cured meats, mussels, and other assorted nibbles. Read more

  • HAOLEDI Hotpot KTV (Zhongshan Park)

    • Address
      4/F, 999 Changning Lu, near Huichuan Lu
      长宁路999号4层, 近汇川路
    • Phone
      6311 5858

    Another one from the Haoledi chain. It’s hot pot plus karaoke – two very popular Chinese ways of bonding combined together. It’s a hotpot inside a KTV room. This hybrid has four branches in Shanghai and Read more

  • Ji Zhou Ramen

    • Address
      224 Gubei Lu, near Tianshan Lu
      古北路224号, 近天山路
    • Phone
      6259 3788

    Cozy, authentic shoyu tonkotsu ramen joint that's popular with Japanese expats and open until at least 4am. Their ramen is minimalist perfection, made with just five components: rich layered pork broth, springy alkaline noodles, house made charshou, beansprouts and... Read more

  • Hellas House

    • Address
      735 Yuyuan Lu, near Zhenning Lu
      愚园路735号, 近镇宁路
    • Phone
      3257 5188

    An "exclusive Global Leaders’ Club where guests enjoy the best of Greek Culture, Gastronomy and Hospitality," according the blurb on the website. Run by holiday-makers Hellas Group, it's a five-floor mansion facing onto the street, a... Read more

  • Grand Bar Flow Hotel

    • Address
      No. 121, Lane 1520, Huashan Lu, near Xingfu Lu
      华山路1520弄121号, 近幸福路
    • Phone
      6067 3006

    Hidden behind a flimsy hotel reception desk themed after the Grand Budapest Hotel, this bar, much like the original, trades in instagrammability and hype. Heart-shaped bathtubs and pillow fight pits. Get anything more complicated than a whiskey sour and you're liable... Read more

  • Bar Module

    • Address
      416 Xianxia Lu, near Furongjiang Lu
      仙霞路416号, 近芙蓉江路
    • Phone
      6219 4489

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  • Dassai

    • Address
      M-Town, 1/F, 676 Huaihai Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu
      淮海西路676号新·淮海坊1楼, 近虹桥路
    • Phone
      6248 3587

    Official "Dassai Bars" exist in several major cities, including New York, dedicated to the famous sake brand. This is Shanghai's first. More of a sit-down dining affair than a bar, it's located on the ground floor of the M-Town complex out by Hongqiao Lu. Although... Read more

  • YOU

    • Address
      New World Shanghai Hotel, 1555 Dingxi Lu, near Yuyuan Lu
      定西路1555号, 近愚园路
    • Phone
      6240 8888 ext 8160

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