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  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Shanghai

    • Address
      4/F, 139 Nanjing Dong Lu, near Jiangxi Zhong Lu
      南京东路139号4楼, 近江西中路
    • Phone
      6330 9218

    Dark, intimate and chic jazz lounge set up in partnership with the famed New York institution, Jazz at Lincoln Center regularly rotates in two- to three-week residencies, from fresh conservatory graduates to grizzled industry veterans and regulars at the New York... Read more

  • Sober Company

    • Address
      99 Yandang Lu, near Nanchang Lu
      雁荡路99号, 近南昌路
    • Phone
      5309 8261

    The blanket term referring to three separate venues by Speak Low mastermind Shingo Gokan. The first floor is occupied by Sober Cafe, which opens at 8am and does coffee, coffee-based cocktails 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
    • 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

  • Columbia Circle

    • Address
      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

  • 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

  • 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
    • Phone
      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

  • 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

  • La Social

    • Address
      2/F, 1101 Wuding Lu, near Yanping Lu
      武定路1101号2楼, 近延平路
    • Phone
      6211 9637

    From the same people behind Moka Bros, this little Sanlitun transplant is, much like the original, packed with quirky detail, and serving up a short list of arepas and Latin-inspired (if not exactly Latin) cocktails. Go at least once just to enjoy the silly shit they... Read more

  • Le Baron

    • Address
      7F, 20 Donghu Lu, near Huaihai Lu
      东湖路20号7楼, 近淮海中路
    • Phone
      5424 5181

    Popular outpost of a Parisian club that also has venues in New York, Tokyo, and London. Crowd is mixed Chinese and foreign, and tends to be fashion, music, or other industry peeps. Music is generally decent; they play mostly old school disco, classics, and hip hop,... Read more

  • Space Plus

    • Address
      1833 Binjiang Da Dao, near Pudong Nan Lu
      滨江大道1833号,近浦东南路
    • Phone
      6555 5558

    Big club right on the river in amongst the Lujiazui skyscraper forest. Expect EDM slappers and people getting turnt. Read more

  • Fusion (Nightclub)

    • Address
      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
    • Phone
      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

  • The Commune Social

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

  • 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

  • Zeitgeist

    • Address
      537 Haifang Lu, near Xikang Lu
      海防路537号, 近西康路
    • Phone
      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

  • 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

  • Barber Shop

    • Address
      615 Yongjia Lu, near Wulumuqi Nan Lu
      永嘉路615号, 近乌鲁木齐南路
    • Phone
      188 0177 7008

    Speakeasy / cocktail bar hidden behind a little barber shop on Yongjia Lu. It's really a house, so this place is huge for a speakeasy, with three big rooms and a large backyard. The vibe inside is more 1930s and tiki than barber shop, and there's a lot of attention... Read more

  • POP American Brasserie

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    • Address
      Three on the Bund, 7/F, 17 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
      广东路17号, 外滩三号7楼, 近中山东一路
    • Phone
      6321 0909

    POP is the new concept to replace New Heights. It's an American-inspired brasserie that totally looks the part — red button leather booths, tray ceilings, tones of copper and tan. The menu is mostly approachable comfort cuisine like braised short ribs, duck leg... Read more

  • Don Club

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      4/F, 17 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Changle Lu
      襄阳北路17号4楼, 近长乐路
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      180 1771 0605

    Dark, dramatic and intimate nightclub from the people behind Atelier. Perched at the top of bustling number 17 Xiangyang Bei Lu, and accessed by an elevator that they refurbished especially for the club, it\'s an even split between curtained nooks with private... Read more

  • Celia by Pulse

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      298 Xingfu Lu, near Pingwu Lu
      幸福路298号, 近平武路
    • Phone
      159 2192 4280

    After-hours club on Xingfu Lu focused on tech-house, deep house, and techno. This one comes courtesy of veteran Shanghai DJ Emil Chang and other resident DJs like Lina K, Cice and Jeff Chong. On Fridays and Saturdays you can count on this place going very, very late.... Read more

  • ALL Club

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      2/F, 17 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Changle Lu
      襄阳北路17号2楼, 近长乐路
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    Club from most of the concerns behind celebrated underground basement club The Shelter. It's split into two rooms, 50-50 between bar and lounge area and dance floor, looking chic and industrial. It's some austere, art-damaged shit. They're open six days a week... Read more