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  • Yuyintang

    • Nightlife
    • Live Music
    • Outdoor Seating
    • 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

  • Dada

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Clubs
    • 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

  • Windows Scoreboard

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Sports Bars
    • Address
      11/F, 527 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Chengdu Lu
      淮海中路527号11楼, 近成都路
    • Phone
      5382 7757

    Windows Scoreboard is the newest addition to the Windows bar chain, and this one takes their tried and true formula of rock-music-sports-pub and splashes it out in a big beer hall on the 11th floor of an office building. The huge room is split into smoking and non... Read more

  • Bell Bar

    • Nightlife
    • Dining
    • Bars
    • Address
      No. 11 (back gate), Lane 248 Taikang Lu, near Ruijin Er Lu
      泰康路248弄11号, 近瑞金二路
    • Phone
      138 1777 8890

    We love this friendly bar in Tianzifang. It's been there ages and expanded over the years from a little nook to four-floors, spilling out over an old Chinese house. It's reasonably priced, private and always stuffed with nice faces, mainly because of Amay, the... Read more

  • Perry's (Huaihai Zhong Lu)

    • Nightlife
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    • Address
      1333 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Baoqing Lu
      淮海中路1333号, 近宝庆路
    • Phone
      5436 5159

    A cheap and colorful college student mecca, Perry's offers up some exceptionally cheap eats and drinks. The bar's style is reminiscent of a graffiti-covered viking long-hall, complete with long wooden tables and benches. Great for bumping into new friends. Perry's... Read more

  • Malabar

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Spanish
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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

  • The Beaver

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Sports Bars
    • Address
      28 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu
      岳阳路28号, 近东平路
    • Phone
      6474 3216

    Just around the corner from the madness of Hengshan Lu, Eager Beaver is a recommended respite for anyone looking for the more relaxed atmosphere of a neighborhood local. Beaver's bottled beer list is one of the best in town and the pub food menu is quite respectable.... Read more

  • The Shed (Shaanxi Bei Lu)

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Pool/Billiards
    • 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

  • Windows Underground

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Live Music
    • Address
      B1/F, 698 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Wujiang Lu
      南京西路698号B1楼, 近吴江路
    • Phone
      6218 1360

    Windows Underground, they of the Windows bar cartel, kicks the club party party party into overdrive with frequently packed houses of Chinese and expats getting down to commercial hip hop and mashup, and cheap, cheap, cheap drinks. Expect a well lubricated evening.... Read more

  • Helen's (Maoming Lu)

    • Nightlife
    • Dining
    • Bars
    • Address
      148 Maoming Bei Lu, near Weihai Lu
      茂名北路148号, 近威海路
    • Phone
      6249 6532

    Very cheap bar beloved of students. It's from the same mould as Perry's, with wooden bench seating, cheap dodgy food of mainly Western extraction and very cheap beer on tap plus mixed drinks. Friendly staff and a rough and tumble atmosphere. Go in a group. Read more

  • Harley's Underground

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Clubs
    • Address
      B1/F, 265 Nandan Dong Lu, near Caoxi Lu
      南丹东路265号地下一层, 近漕溪路
    • Phone
      5424 7317

    Basement club next to the Xujiahui metro station hosting DJs and live shows in one room and bar sports in the other. This is one of Shanghai's oldest bars and live rock venues. They first opened at Hongqiao Lu and Yili Lu in 1996, they moved to Xujiahui in 2006. For... Read more

  • Helen's (Wuchuan Lu)

    • Nightlife
    • Dining
    • Bars
    • Address
      49-51 Wuchuan Lu, near Xuefu Lu
      武川路49-51号, 近学府路
    • Phone

    Really cheap and hugely popular student bar up near Fudan Uni. Any night of the week this place will be packed with foreigners and Chinese students drinking huge amounts of very cheap drinks and smoking cheap hookahs. Read more