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  • Elevator

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      B1/F, 265 Nandan Dong Lu, near Caoxi Lu
      南丹东路265号B1楼, 近漕溪路
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    It's back! Now located where Harley's Underground bar was, the new Elevator spot is finally here after leaving Donghu Lu in October 2018. The sounds are electronic (techno, house, bass etc), and the air is heavy with underground vibes, both metaphorically and... Read more

  • C's

    • Address
      685 Dingxi Lu, near Yanan Xi Lu
      定西路685号, 近延安西路
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      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

  • Cotton's (Xinhua Lu)

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      294 Xinhua Lu, near Dingxi Lu
      新华路294号, 近定西路
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      6282 6897

    Cotton's on Xinhua Lu is the expansion location of the original Cotton's on Anting Lu, which is one of the most popular patio bars in Shanghai. They've replicated the formula exactly in the new neighbourhood, and Cotton's Xinhua has a large outdoor patio abutting an... Read more

  • The Park Tavern

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      840 Hengshan Lu, near Tianping Lu
      衡山路840号, 近天平路
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      5465 9312

    A four-level fully renovated house close to Xujiahui park with separate satellite feeds for each floor. A beautiful garden with ample seating and a terrace on the fourth floor fit for barbecues. Read more

  • Koala

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      280 Huaihai Xi Lu, near Panyu Lu
      淮海西路280号, 近番禺路
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      5258 8779

    This place was set up by Australians as a friendly, no-nonsense dive but it was taken over by a Norwegian and his Chinese wife. The vibe remains the same, with pool, darts, sport on the TVs and MOR rock on the juke box. Its proximity to Jiaotong University pulls in... Read more

  • Blue Frog (Novel Plaza)

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      Novel Place, 131 Tianyaoqiao Lu, near Xingeng Lu
      天钥桥路131号, 近辛耕路
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      3368 6117

    The Blue Frog pub/restaurant chain has been around in Shanghai for over ten years. The menu is basically unfussy American-style food -- burgers, pastas, salads, sandwiches. To drink is a reasonable selection of beers (both bottled and tap). Its daily four-hour happy... Read more

  • Rice Bar

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      2/F, 532 Fahuazhen Lu, near Dingxi Lu
      近法华镇路532号2楼, 近定西路
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      159 2110 9881

    Small gay lounge / bar on Fahuazhen Lu that's been open for almost a decade. Just a bar, a few couches, a TV, and a fish tank. Drinks average around 50rmb. You've also got several other LGBT venues a quick walk away, like Lucca, Telephone 6, and Happiness 42. They've... Read more

  • Beer Union (Nandan Lu)

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      168 Nandan Lu, near Yishan Lu
      南丹路168号, 近宜山路
    • Phone
      6468 9834

    Not a lot of seating, but plenty of beer. Read more

  • Blu Bar

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      Pullman Shanghai Skyway, 50/F, 15 Dapu Lu, near Zhaojiabang Lu
      上海仕格维丽致大酒店, 卢湾区, 打浦路15号
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  • Haoledi (Metro City)

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      7/F, Metro City, 1111 Zhaojiabang Lu, near Tianyaoqiao Lu
      肇嘉浜路1111号美罗城7楼,近天钥桥路
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      6311 5858

    A hot pot chain that combines food and fun, with various screens around the venue showing movies or tv shows. Private rooms can even cater for KTV while you eat. Read more

  • Charlie's Bar

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      Crowne Plaza, 1/F, 400 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu
      皇冠假日酒店1楼 番禺路400号, 近法华镇路
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      6280 8888 ext. 11010

    A tribute to Charlie Chaplin, this is the first-floor lounge of the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Decades ago, Charlie's was one of the few bars in town where Westerners could go tie one on. This has earned a special spot in the heart of many an old China Hand. Today the... Read more

  • Jupiter

    • Address
      301 Guangyuan Xi Lu, near Yishan Lu
      广元西路301号, 近宜山路
    • Phone
      6428 9561

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  • My Bar

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      321-323 Tianyaoqiao Lu, near Nandan Dong Lu
      天钥桥路321-323号, 近南丹东路
    • Phone
      158 0080 7586

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  • Yu Bar & Lounge

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      28/F, 99 Jiangbin Lu, near Dapu Lu
      江滨路99号28楼, 近打浦路
    • Phone
      2312 5590

    Shanghai Marriott Riverside's 28-29th floor contemporary bar/lounge. Read more

  • Quenchers

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      135-3 Fahuazhen Lu, near Xingfu Lu
      法华镇路135号- 3, 近幸福路
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      138 1822 6851

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