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  • Candor

    • Address
      3/F, 57 Maoming Nan Lu, near Changle Lu
      茂名南路57号3楼, 近长乐路
    • Phone
      183 2189 5998

    Tucked into the velvety loft of the Lyceum Theatre (take the stairs up to the right immediately inside the doors), Candor is a cocktail bar with a small/intimate stage. It leans heavily on... Read more

  • Manhattan

    • Address
      154 Nanyang Lu, near Xikang Lu
      南阳路154号, 进西康路
    • Phone
      6247 6656

    One of Shanghai's oldest bars, which used to be on Tongren Lu before that street was cleaned up. Manhattan remains popular with that Tongren Lu type of crowd. How do we put this... It's very popular with foreign men and friendly Filipino, Thai and Vietnamese girls.... Read more

  • Revolucion Cocktail

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    • Address
      98 Yanping Lu, near Xinzha Lu
      延平路98号, 近新闸路
    • Phone
      187 1778 2230

    Casual, colorful cocktail bar and danceclub in the heart of Jing'an, with Latin-style vibes, good sound and proper drinks. Popular spot. So popular, in fact, it's spawned locations in Bangkok, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Kunming and Xiamen. It's spacious, ideal... Read more

  • UP Shanghai

    • Address
      2/F, 688 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Kangding Lu
      陕西北路688号2楼, 近康定路
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    A fast-paced cocktail bar with a uuuuge bar, but also an urban-chic nightclub, UP has the determined party-vibes of a Latin lounge minus the soundtrack, and it has a terrace. And a kitchen that stays open till 2am. And Sunday brunch. Yeah, it's hard to pin... Read more

  • Shake

    • Address
      3/F, 46 Maoming Nan Lu, near Jinxian Lu
      茂名南路46号3楼, 近进贤路
    • Phone
      6230 7175

    Opened by the owners of Heyday and Chef Danyi Gao, Shake is based on New York supper clubs from the 1960s, where patrons would spend an entire evening at the venue for food, drinks, and entertainment. Shake's dinner menu features fusion dishes like honey cheese tofu,... Read more

  • La Social

    • Address
      2/F, 1101 Wuding Lu, near Yanping Lu
      武定路1101号2楼, 近延平路
    • Phone
      6211 9637

    From the same people behind Moka Bros, this little Sanlitun transplant is, much like the original, packed with quirky detail, and serving up a short list of arepas and Latin-inspired (if not exactly Latin) cocktails. Go at least once just to enjoy the silly shit they... Read more

  • The Shed (Shaanxi Bei Lu)

    • Address
      698 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Kangding Lu
      陕西北路698号, 近康定路
    • Phone
      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

  • Zeitgeist

    • Address
      537 Haifang Lu, near Xikang Lu
      海防路537号, 近西康路
    • Phone
      3220 5986

    The result of a couple of German dudes and a roughly 5-day window to convert Bubbly Nation into a genuine Bavarian pub, they serve beer. They serve German food. They've got shelves of beer steins. They don't have lederhosen or Alpine hats hanging on the walls.... Read more

  • Stone Brewing

    • Address
      1107 Yuyuan Lu, near Fenggang Lu
      愚园路1107号, 近凤冈路
    • Phone
      6226 2510

    The China outpost for California brewery Stone Brewing, a fiercely independent underground hit in the international beer scene. In Shanghai, it's an industrial-chic hangout (with a merch corner) for beers and families alike. A-okay beerpub, possibly even... Read more

  • The Commune Social

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    • Address
      511 Jiangning Lu, near Kangding Lu
      江宁路511号, 近康定路
    • Phone
      6047 7638

    The second restaurant in town to bear the Jason Atherton brand on its masthead. The Commune Social is a contemporary tapas, dessert and cocktail bar. The cuisine seems largely informed by former Gordon Ramsay Lieutenant Jason Atherton's frequent flier miles log.... Read more

  • Birds of Paradise

    • Address
      98 Yanping Lu, near Wuding Lu
      延平路98号, 近武定路
    • Phone
      6260 7587

    This modern tiki bar is basically what happens when Austin Hu (Heritage) and Yao Lu (Union Trading... Read more

  • Barbarian

    • Address
      1019 Wuding Lu, near Jiaozhou Lu
      武定路1019号, 近胶州路
    • Phone
      186 1609 0626

    Cozy, rustic-looking bar with an emphasis on crafted, custom-order cocktails. Head cocktail shaker is Sasha Bondi, who creates individual cocktails based on a multi-stage survey of preferred tastes. Read more

  • The Spot

    • Address
      152 Tongren Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu
      铜仁路152号, 近南京西路
    • Phone
      6247 3579

    Cheap and cheerful legacy bar chain providing the basic grease for the veteran expat's engine. In terms of decor, The Spot is slightly nicer and more spacious than other options for sports bars in Shanghai, and caters well to larger groups. With an emphasis on gastro... Read more

  • The Rooster

    • Address
      455 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu
      陕西北路455号, 近北京西路
    • Phone
      156 1880 8692

    Shaanxi Bei Lu outpost of an erstwhile Yongkang Lu bar/pub, with some sidewalk seating and indoor space. It's a simple but well-executed spot, with good beer-fan-type beers on tap. Clean, with big windows. Definitely a nicer bar, but not really a date spot.... Read more

  • ASL Shanghai

    • Address
      2/F, 88 Tongren Lu, near Anyi Lu
      铜仁路88号2楼, 近安义路
    • Phone
      185 1214 5995

    Exclusive hip-hop lounge above Tongren Lu, marked by the team of dark suits manning the barrier. Hard to get in unless you’re on the guest list, or you know someone. They redecorated in 2019, paring down to a single bar off to the side so you don't get the usual... Read more

  • Specters

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      Bldg D, 753 Yuyuan Lu, near Zhenning Lu
      愚园路753号D楼, 近镇宁路
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    It liiiiiiives. The second iteration of an underground darling, now double the size, Specters is a black-and-red dive bar with heart. It's built for misfits and fans of Misfits. It's still the passion project of a bunch of leathery-skinned personalities you'd... Read more

  • Perch

    • Address
      445 Jiangning Lu, near Wuding Lu
      江宁路445号, 近武定路
    • Phone
      137 6482 6935

    Perch serves cocktails, wine, and food designed for sharing. Date night or after-work drinks vibes at the indoor bar, while the large, outdoor patio is good for groups. The menu rotates frequently, inspired by Mediterranean flavors. Read more

  • Bites x Brews On Fire

    • Address
      999 Wuding Lu, near Jiaozhou Lu
      武定路999号, 近胶州路
    • Phone
      151 0216 7281

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  • Malabar

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

    Spanish tapas bar. Read more

  • Arch

    • Address
      688 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Kangding Lu
      陕西北路688号, 近康定路
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    Dark, woodsy and top notch cocktail bar from Daniel An (Antique, Atelier) and Vincenzo Pagliara (Read more