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  • Kuta's Kitchen (Cloud 9 Mall)

    • Address
      7/F, 1018 Changning Lu, near Kaixuan Lu
      长宁路1018号7楼, 近凯旋路
    • Phone
      6252 1717

    Kuta's Kitchen is a Beatles-themed yakitori bar. The place is decked out in Fab Four paraphernalia and the soundtrack is classic tunes sung by the band itself or cheeky genre-crossing adaptations. The menu features Japanese-style grilled fare, like grilled avocado,... Read more

  • Lobby Lounge (Cordis Shanghai Hongqiao)

    • Address
      1/F, 333 Shenhong Lu, near Suhong Lu
      申虹路333号1楼, 近苏虹路
    • Phone
      5263 9999

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  • 1886 Restaurant & Bar (LuOne)

    • Address
      1/F, 848 Huangpi Nan Lu, near Yongnian Lu
      黄陂南路848号1楼,近永年路
    • Phone
      6333 5277

    German themed bar and restaurant next to LuOne mall with revolving cars on the ceiling. Read more

  • LC Live House

    • Address
      3337 Hongmei Lu, near Laowai Jie
      虹梅路3337号,近老外街
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    Regular live music accompanied by Chinese classics such as crayfish, noodles and chicken feet. Read more

  • C's has suspended operations for bureaucratic reasons.

    C's

    • Address
      685 Dingxi Lu, near Yanan Xi Lu
      定西路685号, 近延安西路
    • Phone
      137 9524 1780

    C's is one of Shanghai's most well-know and enduring dive bars, and they've got the toilets to prove it. With graffiti all over the walls, loud music blasting throughout its cavernous rooms, and some of the cheapest drinks in town, C's is a mainstay on the Shanghai... Read more

  • Temporarily closed

    DClub

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    • Address
      DPARK, B1/F, 738 Changyang Lu, near Tongbei Lu
      长阳路738号B1楼, 近通北路
    • Phone
      5160 7587

    This place is only open for events now. Contact if you're interested, but don't just turn up on a random night. Read more

  • Temporarily closed

    WawaWewe

    • Address
      400 Xikang Lu, near Wuding Lu
      西康路400号, 近武定路
    • Phone
      5213 6726

    The tagline of this Jing'an restaurant touts "gourmet burgers, skewers, coffee, wine bar." In addition to the above, Wawa Wewe offers salads, pasta and other snacks like fish and chips and duck spring rolls. As with most restaurants that make such broad attempts to... Read more

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    The LunchBox & The WineBox

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    • Address
      200 Taicang Lu, near Madang Lu
      太仓路200号, 近马当路
    • Phone
      188 1750 0050

    Mild mannered Cafe by day, and wine bar by night. From 7am-5pm, this location is The LunchBox — a spiffy quick-serve cafe that's marketed to the young and creative set. The menu offers a range of made-to-order sandwiches salads and pastas as well as smoothies and... Read more

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    The Alchemist

    • Address
      Rm 104, 98 Liuhe Lu, near Ningbo Lu
      六合路98号104室, 近宁波路
    • Phone
      6312 9917

    Not to be confused with a now-defunct molecular cocktail lounge, The Alchemist is a travel-themed cafe and bistro concept from Hong Kong. On offer huge selection of tea and coffee drinks and "Western" specialties to eat. Read more

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    Limbo

    • Address
      1394 Yan'an Xi Lu, near Dingxi Lu
      延安西路1394号, 近定西路
    • Phone
      6241 8925

    Chill mid-range sports bar in Changning that serves solid wings, burgers, sandwiches, and Caribbean food. Most food is between 40-80rmb, and their kitchen stays open until 2am daily. They also have live music or a DJ most nights of the week, including a jam on Sunday... Read more

  • Closed for renovations.

    Maya (Huaihai Lu)

    • Address
      3/F, 1329 Huaihai Lu, near Changshu Lu
      淮海路1329号3楼, 近常熟路
    • Phone
      6445 8897

    Not to be confused with the Mexican restaurant, this is a big spangly Chinese club without much going for it. Read more

  • Temporarily closed

    DB Club

    • Address
      4/F, 99 Huaihai Dong Lu, near Xizang Nan Lu
      淮海东路99号4楼, 近西藏南路
    • Phone
      5302 8550

    Hip-hop club with a big ol' stage screen and a liftable dance floor. Dedicated to hip-hop and "those tired of EDM." You can reserve your tables by WeChat. Future! Read more

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    piuttosto by molo9+

    • Address
      758 Julu Lu, near Fumin Lu
      巨鹿路758号, 近富民路
    • Phone
      136 8167 1626

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  • Under renovation.

    Boxing Cat Brewery (Sinan Mansions)

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    • Address
      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
    • Phone
      6426 0360

    This is the Sinan Mansions branch of serial restaurateur Kelley Lee's popular American-style brew pub. On tap is a selection of Pilsners, lagers, stouts and a rotating cast of others. The menu features southern 'Merican comfort food with Southwest accents. Read more

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    TAXX

    • Address
      B1/F, 158 Julu Lu, near Ruijin Yi Lu
      巨鹿路158号B1楼, 近瑞金一路
    • Phone
      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

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    Vinyl

    • Address
      Rm. 102, Bldg 5, 66 Xianfeng Jie, near Jinhui Lu
      先锋街66号5号楼102室,近金汇路
    • Phone
      3131 7130

    Musical bar in Ala Town with a menu consisting of sandwiches, grilled meat and other such bar foods. Read more

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    10 Corso Como

    • Address
      Wheelock Square, North Annex, 1717 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu
      南京西路1717号北楼, 近华山路
    • Phone
      6286 1018

    High-end, high-concept fashion store newly launched in China after rolling out in Seoul and Tokyo. Multibrand mens and womenswear in a lifestyle-experience environment that includes books, magazines, a cafe, a bar, an in-house tailor and an Italian restaurant. Go... Read more

  • Closed for remainder of June for bureaucratic reasons

    Dada

    • Address
      115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu
      幸福路115号, 近法华镇路
    • Phone
      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

  • Closed for remainder of June for bureaucratic reasons

    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

  • Closed for remainder of June for bureaucratic reasons

    Celia by Pulse

    • Address
      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