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  • The Pearl

    • Address
      471 Zhapu Lu, near Wujin Lu
      乍浦路471号, 近武进路
    • Phone
      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

  • 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

    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

  • Modern Sky Lab

    • Address
      3/F, 188 Ruihong Lu, near Tianhong Lu
      瑞虹路188号3楼, 近天虹路
    • Phone
      6580 7180

    State of the art, mid-size livehouse run by one of China's biggest indie labels, Modern Sky (the same folks who bring you Strawberry Festival every year). Equipped with excellent sound, lighting, and LCD screens, this is a great place to see one of the many touring... Read more

  • Lai Lai Dance Hall

    • Address
      2/F, 235 Anguo Lu, near Zhoujiazui Lu
      安国路235号2楼, 进周家嘴路
    • Phone
      150 2174 7399

    In gaydom, this place is a historical landmark for China’s underground, closeted scene. Way up in Hongkou, Lai Lai is a dance hall in a shabbier part of Shanghai. It screams local in every aspect, and is dominated by middle-aged men. Your only drink option here is... Read more

  • Hit Wicket

    • Address
      Shop 3-1, 36 Gongping Lu, near Daming Lu
      公平路36号3-1座, 近大名路
    • Phone
      6590 8828

    Perhaps the only dedicated cricket bar/Indian restaurant in town (that we know of anyway), Hit Wicket streams all the big cricket games and other global sporting events on four LED TVs and one huge projector screen. They say they've got seating for 60 people and... Read more

  • King's Cross

    • Address
      635 Guangji Lu, near Wenshui Dong Lu
      广纪路635号, 近汶水东路
    • Phone
      5597 0198

    Cafe, cocktail bar, bottle shop and Italian pizza joint out in Hongkou district. THey're located right where the Cre-Box container box park and 1876 steam train station meet, right next to an old steam engine. Glass-walled on three side, the interior's inspired by... Read more

  • Live Bar

    • Address
      800 Guoshun Dong Lu, near Shuangyang Lu
      国顺东路800号, 近双阳路
    • Phone
      2833 6764

    A Shanghai mainstay in small but stalwart live music community in this city, Live Bar caters new rock music to and from a university crowd in the northern section of Shanghai. On most nights of the week, it's new rock music from local and traveling bands in a... Read more

  • Gaodian Bowling Center (Hongkou)

    • Address
      456 Dong Jiangwan Lu, near Hongkou Football Stadium
      东江湾路456号, 近虹口足球场
    • Phone
      5671 1111

    Gaodian bowling center is a chain. It has other shops in Jinqiao and Qibao location. And this one sits next to Hongkou football stadium. It has 28 lanes, in a massive complex that also hosts a well-fitted billiards hall on the first floor and KTV upstairs. People are... Read more

  • Hong Lounge & Club

    • Address
      Rm 118-120 246 Jiaxing Lu, near Liaoning Lu
      嘉兴路246号1层118-120室, 近辽宁路
    • Phone
      182 0179 9047

    A nightclub located in one of the old buildings near the 1933 entertainment complex. Read more

  • DK1308

    • Address
      1929 Art Space Building, 687 Dongdaming Lu, near Xinjian Lu
      东大名路687号, 近新建路
    • Phone
      5521 5355

    This Bavarian brewhouse honors seven centuries of German beer culture with fresh Bavarian style beers brewed on the premises, authentic German cuisine, whimsical decor, and live music six nights a week. Read more

  • The Old Captain

    • Address
      136 Gaoyang Lu, near Dongda,ing Lu
      高阳路136号, 近东大名路
    • Phone
      5558 9999 ext 6778

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  • Sun Studio

    • Address
      3/F, 500 Dongdaming Lu, near Lvshun Lu
      东大名路500号3楼, 近旅顺路
    • Phone
      5180 3188

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  • The La Riva

    • Address
      Sunrise On The Bund, 22/F, 168 Gaoyang Lu, near Dongchangzhi Lu
      高阳路168号22楼, 近东长治路
    • Phone
      5558 9999 ext 6751

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  • Lucky Pub

    • Address
      72 Daming Lu, near Changzhi Lu
      大名路72号, 近长治路
    • Phone

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  • Chuan Yue

    • Address
      No. 1, Lane 688 Gongping Lu, near Yuezhou Lu
      公平路688弄1号, 近岳州路
    • Phone
      177 0179 2110

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  • Neighbors

    • Address
      Area C, 761 Gongping Lu, near Yuezhou Lu
      公平路761号C区, 近岳州路
    • Phone
      5538 3877

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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