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  • Char

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      Hotel Indigo, 29-31/F, 585 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Dongmen Lu
      上海外滩英迪格酒店, 中山东二路585号29-31楼, 近东门路
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      3302 9995

    Char is a contemporary steakhouse and bar in the Hotel Indigo which pays dutiful attention to little details like a selection of cutlery and sea salts. The upstairs bar is also an attraction with its panoramic, unobstructed riverside views. Read more

  • The Melting Pot (Taikang Lu)

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      Tianzifang, 288 Taikang Lu, near Sinan Lu
      田子坊泰康路288号, 近思南路
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      6415 8180 or 134 8284 5128

    This place specializes in live music, but a lot of it is sub-prime: covers bands and dodgy jazz-swing outfits with large-lunged women shrieking the place down. Having said that, it's surprisingly popular at the weekends with a local crowd. Drinks are nothing special... Read more

  • Bar Constellation (Xinle Lu)

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    • Japanese
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      86 Xinle Lu, near Xiangyang Bei Lu
      新乐路86号, 近襄阳北路
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      5404 0970

    Constellation was a "hidden gem," prized among expats for its finely conceived and exhaustive selection of cocktails -- but now everybody "knows about it" and it has "lost its charm" apparently. Take that for what you will. Basically everything ever mixed since the... Read more

  • Cafe Sambal

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      Jiashan Market, Block A, No 37, 259 Jiashan Lu, near Jianguo Xi Lu
      嘉善路259弄37号A栋, 近建国西路
    • Phone
      3368 9529

    Cafe Sambal specialises in Malaysian Cuisine with a modern touch. The menu is design more for dining rather then lunch. Upstairs doubles as a lounge bar with an outdoor deck all decked out in a Mod-Loft style. Read more

  • YYs (Yin Yang)

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    • Dive
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      Basement level, 125 Nanchang Lu, near Maoming Nan Lu
      南昌路125号, 近茂名南路
    • Phone
      6466 4098

    Although Y.Y.'s has been around for more than 20 years, it remains as one of Shanghai's lesser known venues. It's also one of the best. It's quiet, friendly, open very late and always draws a cool crowd. They recently moved from their upstairs space to the basement... Read more

  • Dr Beer (Fumin Lu)

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      83 Fumin Lu, near Yan'an Lu
      富民路83号, 近延安路
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      5468 1077

    Dr. Beer is a large, industrially damaged upscale microbrewery that opened in 2011, serving up their own beers and approachable Western food. It's got a couple tables with private beer taps, which you can reserve and have equipped with the beer of your choice. Read more

  • Blue Frog (Jinqiao)

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      Green Sports & Leisure Center, R3-633 Biyun Lu, near Yunshan Lu
      浦东金桥, 碧云路633号-3, 近云山路
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      5030 6426

    The Blue Frog pub/restaurant chain has been around in Shanghai for over ten years. The menu is basically unfussy American-style food -- burgers, pastas, salads, sandwiches. To drink is a reasonable selection of beers (both bottled and tap). Its daily four-hour happy... Read more

  • Hai by Goga

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      7/F, 1 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu
      岳阳路1号7楼, 近东平路
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      3461 7893

    Hai is the sequel to veteran chef Brad Turley's wildly popular restaurant Goga. Perched on the seventh floor of The Shanghai Education Hotel, the place is 90 percent open-air terrace with sweeping skyline... Read more

  • Oscar's Pub

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    • Sports Bars
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      1377 Fuxing Lu, near Baoqing Lu
      复兴路1377号, 近宝庆路
    • Phone
      6431 6528

    There are certain places that are perfect for watching sports. Oscar's is one of them. A selection of TV screens are scattered over the pubs two floors along with the obligatory pool table and dartbords; however the pub is small enough to retain a original feel to it. Read more

  • Shanghai Brewery (Hongmei Lu)

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      Hongmei Entertainment Street, 21 C, Lane 3338 Hongmei Lu, near Yan'an Xi Lu
      虹梅路3338号, 虹梅休闲街21号, 近延安西路
    • Phone
      6406 5919

    Shanghai brewery is pub and sports bar that brews its own beers with names like North Star IPA, Hongmei Hefeweizen, and Peoples's Pilsner. Also on offer, a menu featuring pizzas, burgers, salads, sandwiches and German fare. Read more

  • Perry's (Huaihai Zhong Lu)

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      1333 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Baoqing Lu
      淮海中路1333号, 近宝庆路
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      5436 5159

    A cheap and colorful college student mecca, Perry's offers up some exceptionally cheap eats and drinks. The bar's style is reminiscent of a graffiti-covered viking long-hall, complete with long wooden tables and benches. Great for bumping into new friends. Perry's... Read more

  • Malabar

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      1081 Wuding Lu, near Jiaozhou Lu
      武定路1081号, 近胶州路
    • Phone
      5237 3085

    Spanish tapas bar. Read more

  • Kee Club

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      4/F, Twin Villas, 796 Huaihai Zhong Lu near Ruijin Er Lu
      淮海中路796号4楼, 近瑞金二路
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      3395 0888

    KEE Shanghai shares the 1920's Twin Villas flagship brand stores with Alfred Dunhill and promises the same unique "salon", private member's club and dining environment that has proved such a huge success in Hong Kong, targeting the local and international chic. Read more

  • Long Bar (Waldorf-Astoria)

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      Waldorf Astoria, Heritage Building, Lobby Level 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
      上海外滩华尔道夫酒店 中山东一路2号, 近广东路
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      6322 9988

    Inspired by the iconic Waldorf Astoria in New York -- and, indeed, also of the Hilton empire -- the Long Bar at the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai is a throw-back to both Shanghai's and New York's early 20th century cultural heritage: art deco and jazz. This classy lounge... Read more

  • The Plump Oyster

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      Taikang Terrace 3/F, 301, Lane 171, Jianguo Zhong Lu, near Ruijin Lu
      建国中路171号301室3楼, 近瑞金路
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      5418 3175

    The Plump Oyster is a late night oyster bar and lounge specializing in its namesake mollusk. The menu features several varieties of oysters, all imported from France, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, the US and other premier oyster-producing regions in the world.... 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

  • Paramount

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    • (Collection) Shanghainese Classics
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      218 Yuyuan Lu, near Wanhangdu Lu
      愚园路218号, 近万航渡路
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      6249 8866

    This place was Shanghai's landmark for entertainment back in the '30s & '40s. As an Art Deco style historical dancehall/nightclub, it went through a few renovations and reopened to the public in April 2017. The renewed Paramount is a modern replica of the original... 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

  • Kin

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      65-4 Maoming Bei Lu, near Yan'an Lu
      茂名北路65-4号, 近延安路
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      6217 3355

    Owned and managed by one of Shanghai's most active members of the hip hop community (V-Nutz of The Lab), KIN is one part street wear boutique and one part café. On the clothing shop side of it, KIN is shirts, shoes, records, toys, and accessories inspired by music... Read more

  • Roosevelt Sky Bar

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      The House of Roosevelt, 9/F, 27 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu
      中山东一路27号9楼, 近北京东路
    • Phone
      2322 0800

    A recent addition to The House of Roosevelt, The Rooftop offers stunning views of the Pudong skyline while living the Bund life of sipping Champagne with live DJ sets. Read more