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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
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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

  • 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

  • The Cannery

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    • Address
      1107 Yuyuan Lu, near Jiangsu Lu
      愚园路1107号, 近江苏路
    • Phone
      5276 0599

    Beautiful lounge with great food at good prices. This one is by the same team as popular Rockbund venue The Nest, but located far west of there on mellow and historic Yuyuan Lu. One of the main themes here is the sea, so fresh seafood is all over the menu. Go for the... 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

  • 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
      021 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    Grand Bar Flow Hotel is just as instagramable as the other Bar Flow on Shaanxi Bei Lu, with heart-shaped ball pits and baggage carts everywhere you look. 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

  • 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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Maia's

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    • Address
      1788 Yan'an Xi Lu, near Tianshan Lu
      延安西路1788号, 近天山路
    • Phone
      150 0013 8725

    Is it Perry's? Just down the street from Donghua University, Maia's is like a darker, secret-level version of the infamous dive bar chain. They're working with the same formula: country flags, wooden tables, cheap pizzas, super cheap beer, the Top40 hits of the early... Read more

  • La Cava de Laoma

    • Address
      46 Xingfu Lu, near Yangzhai Lu
      幸福路46号, 近杨宅路
    • Phone
      153 2101 0067

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  • Helen's (M-Town)

    • Address
      M-Town, 1/F, 680 Huaihai Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu
      淮海西路680号新·淮海坊1楼,近虹桥路
    • Phone
      6226 1730

    Helen's is a cheap student boozer catering for those looking to get silly for as little money as possible. This location is in South Changning, very close to Hongqiao Lu station. Read more

  • Perry's (Kaixuan Lu)

    • Address
      3/F, 1139 Kaixuan Lu, near An'shun Lu
      凯旋路1139号3楼, 近安顺路
    • Phone
      3255 8117

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  • Zpark Bar

    • Address
      Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel, 25/F, 1018 Changning Lu, near Huichuan Lu
      长宁路1018号25楼, 近汇川路
    • Phone
      6115 8888

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  • 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

  • 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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