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  • 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

  • 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

  • M1NT

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      24/F, 318 Fuzhou Lu, near Shandong Zhong Lu
      福州路318号24楼, 近山东路
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      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

  • TAXX

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      B1/F, 158 Julu Lu, near Ruijin Yi Lu
      巨鹿路158号B1楼, 近瑞金一路
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      3330 7988

    One of the biggest nightclubs in Shanghai, it has two floors, 3,000 square meters of partying space with an industrial look. TAXX is owned by Shanghainese actor Zheng Kai, a high-profile celeb among younger Chinese audience and frequently spotted on many popular... Read more

  • Candor

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      3/F, 57 Maoming Nan Lu, near Changle Lu
      茂名南路57号3楼, 近长乐路
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      183 2189 5998

    Tucked into the velvety loft of the Lyceum Theatre (take the stairs up to the right immediately inside the doors), Candor is a cocktail bar with a small/intimate stage. It leans heavily on... Read more

  • Manhattan

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      154 Nanyang Lu, near Xikang Lu
      南阳路154号, 进西康路
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      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

  • The Pearl

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      471 Zhapu Lu, near Wujin Lu
      乍浦路471号, 近武进路
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      137 6488 9962

    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

  • 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

  • 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
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      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

  • 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

  • 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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    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

  • 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

  • Speak Low

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      579 Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Ruijin Er Lu
      复兴中路579号, 近瑞金二路
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      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

  • 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
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      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

  • Yasmine's (Xuhui)

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      93 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Changle Lu
      襄阳北路93号, 近长乐路
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      6418 1138

    This butcher shop has been on Xiangyang Lu for years, and in Spring 2016, they did some major renovations, doubling the size and adding a full-on restaurant and bar with a patio overlooking the street. So you can grab steaks to cook at home, or eat them in the... 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

  • Fusion (Nightclub)

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      5/F, Bldg 6, South Block, 123 Xingye Lu, near Madang Lu
      兴业路123号6号楼5楼, 近马当路
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      5386 8088

    Big, flashy local nightclub that replaced G+ in Xintiandi. It's run by Sino Group, who have several other venues in town like MYST, The 7th Floor, S2, and many more. If you've been to those clubs, this is similar but with a slightly more futuristic vibe. Expect... Read more

  • Dada

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      115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu
      幸福路115号, 近法华镇路
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      150 0018 2212

    Dada is a classic Shanghai dive bar / small-club that has local DJs spinning house and underground dance music Thursday-Saturday. Situated in the middle of Xingfu Lu, it caters to a younger Chinese and expat crowd in a comfortable, pretentious-free environment.... 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
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      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

  • Barbarossa

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      Inside People's Park, 2/F, 231 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu (Entrance between Starbucks and Shanghai Art Museum)
      南京西路231号2楼, 人民公园内 近黄陂南路
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      6318 0220

    Barbarossa is a Shanghai icon: a Moroccan-styled lounge, in the middle of a pond in the middle of People's Park. It attracts a steady crowd for cocktails, hookahs, dinner, DJs, and its serene, oasis atmosphere. After an extended closure in 2018, it reopened, though... Read more