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  • Found 158

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      158 Julu Lu, near Ruijin Lu
      巨鹿路158号, 近瑞金路
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    Once known as the seedy, underground bar maze Da Tong Mill, this development just off Julu Lu has sprung back to life with a boatload of venues; restaurants, bars, lounges, live music venues, a pretty decent pizza place, a little performance theatre in a bar, the... Read more

  • The Nest

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      6/F, 130 Beijing Dong Lu, near Huqiu Lu
      北京东路130号中实大厦6楼, 近虎丘路
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      6308 7669

    Super popular bar / restaurant / lounge by nightclub brand Muse Group and Grey Goose vodka, right by the Rockbund Art Museum. Good design, good drinks, great food. They specialize in vodka-based cocktails (60-80rmb) and high-end bar food like oysters and steaks.... Read more

  • Boxing Cat Brewery (Sinan Mansions)

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      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
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      6426 0360

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

  • Highline

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      6/F, 282 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu
      淮海中路282号雅诗阁公寓6楼, 近黄陂南路
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      6333 0176

    Highline is a contemporary American and cocktails from a trio of F&B veterans. The plan: All-day and late night California classics cuisine. The look: mid-century Miami-fornia minimalist chic sunken living room batch pad. The price points: Cocktails from 68rmb to... Read more

  • Windows Scoreboard

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      11/F, 527 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Chengdu Lu
      淮海中路527号11楼, 近成都路
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      5382 7757

    The tried and true Windows formula of rock-music-sports-pub, splashed out in a big beer hall on the 11th floor of an office building. The huge room is split into smoking and non smoking sections, with all the bar games you're looking for (pool, darts, beer pong,... Read more

  • RIINK

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      1/F, Bund Square, 658 Dapu Lu, near Longhua Dong Lu
      打浦路658号1楼, 近龙华东路
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    It's a hip lil' rollerskating rink called, succinctly, "RIINK." More like a rink-plus-cocktails-plus-bar bites place. You've got to give it up; it's unique, it's ballsy, it's a nice idea, it's not an EDM-trap club or a whiskey bar. The general dimensions are the same... Read more

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Shanghai

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

  • Dead Poet

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      158 Jinxian Lu, near Maoming Nan Lu
      进贤路158号, 近茂名南路
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    Excellent and quiet cocktail bar from the team behind Bar No. 3 and Blackbird. Decently-sized front bar with windows looking onto the seat and living room chairs, with cubbies In the back for a little more privacy, but it's a tight squeeze regardless. Cocktails are... Read more

  • Owner Circle

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      2/F, 838 Huangpi Nan Lu, near Jianguo Dong Lu
      黄陂南路838号2楼, 近建国东路
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      6313 2206

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  • Arkham

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      B1/F, 168 Julu Lu, near Ruijin Yi Lu
      巨鹿路168号B1楼, 近瑞金一路
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      6258 0355

    Arkham is picking up right where it left off. The total area of the new Arkham is about 1/3 bigger than the old one, including two VIP rooms on both sides of the main area (one has its own bar and toilets), a VIP artist room, and another separate VIP bar with its own... Read more

  • Rye & Co

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      6-7/F, Xintiandi Plaza, 333 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu
      淮海中路333号新天地广场6-7楼, 近黄陂南路
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      6339 1993

    The third venue from the people behind Cannery and Nest, downstairs it's a bakery and/or bistro decked out in browns and golds. It's got an all-day menu, baked goods, and a section dedicated to smørrebrød, a kind of open-faced Danish sandwiches on rye bread. Some... Read more

  • The Odd Couple

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      No. 25, Lane 181 Taicang Lu, near Xingye Lu
      太仓路181弄25号, 近兴业路
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      6333 2363

    Cozy/compact upstairs bar in Xintiandi, this one's a joint-effort from Shanghai's speakeasy-granddady Shingo Gokan and his longtime colleague/rival(?), Steve Schneider, who's famous for a host of bars in New York and Singapore, and makes drinks way faster than... Read more

  • TianDi

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      88 Songshan Lu, near Taicang Lu
      嵩山路88号1楼, 近太仓路
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      170 3168 2872

    That space that used to hold Xuan has been turned over to some fellows from ASL, who cut out the middle and built tables and seating around a central neon column and a DJ booth that's working nightly. They've turned it into a hip, happening boozy dining venue, not... Read more

  • El Luchador (Xintiandi)

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      Unit 107, Bldg 5, 123 Xingye Lu, near Madang Lu
      兴业路123弄5号楼107室, 近马当路
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      6331 0703

    Sleek, well-designed sequel to the popular Yongkang Lu Mexican restaurant and bar, with bright colors, luchador masks, and a big outdoor patio that should be busy and rowdy in the warmer months. The tequila heavy cocktails remain, but the food menu ditches the... Read more

  • TY7

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      35 Shaoxing Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu
      绍兴路35号, 近陕西南路
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      188 0181 7155

    This cozy, jazzy dub-reggae restaurant-full bar outfitted with a private VIP room & intimate patio is well-suited for both parties or a night on-the-town. Expect polite, friendly service and some funky beats to perk-up your evenings and weekends. Read more

  • Boteco (Found 158)

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      B1/F, 158 Julu Lu, near Ruijin Yi Lu
      巨鹿路158号B1楼, 近瑞金一路
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      159 2138 7107

    "Boteco" loosely translates to "bar/pub/watering hole" in Portuguese. Launched as the most authentic Brazilian joint in a city where "Brazilian" evokes "all-you-can-eat BBQ" and "Samba Night," it's a watering hole built by Brazilians, for Brazilians. The highlight is... Read more

  • El Santo

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      B1/F, 158 Julu Lu, near Ruijin Yi Lu
      巨鹿路158号B1楼, 近瑞金一路
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      6333 2181

    Like El Luchador, but with a greater focus on tacos and tequila. Modeled after the one in Suzhou, and situated right next door to Hooked (they have passages between the two, as the bathroom's located on the Hooked side), it's got a chilled cantina sort of vibe. Big... Read more

  • The Refinery

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      181 Taicang Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu
      太仓路181号, 近黄陂南路
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      6301 2022

    Coming at you from the folks at Shanghai Brewery, The Refinery Gastrobar is like the box-art on a "My First Craft Beer Bar" assembly kit. It's got the converted red brick factory interior, it's got the American cuisine, it's got the craft beers from Shanghai Brewery... Read more

  • Ars & Delecto

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      222 Jinxian Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu
      进贤路222号, 近陕西南路
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      5679 9916

    It means "art and delight" in Latin. Coming from Tokyo F&B group Small Axe, the ones behind Bar Trench in Shibuya District (number 16 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2018), this is a cafe-by-day and... Read more

  • Xixi Bistro

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      No. 16, Lane 181 Taicang Lu, near Madang Lu
      太仓路181弄16号, 近马当路
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      6321 8861

    A neighborhood Italian-Chinese fusion quasi-fine dining experience doing food that's just as weird as the original shut down in 2016. Accessible via spiral staircase in the Xintiandi walking area, it's three spots in one; downstairs reception contains a Tiki bar,... Read more

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