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  • Specters

    • Address
      Bldg D, 753 Yuyuan Lu, near Zhenning Lu
      愚园路753号D楼, 近镇宁路
    • Phone

    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

  • Crocus

    • Address
      18 Yuyuan Zhi Lu, near Wulumuqi Bei Lu
      愚园支路18号, 近乌鲁木齐北路
    • Phone
      6232 1826

    This reincarnation from Kangding Lu has been updated with a stylish decor and upgraded with a better menu. Food offerings include thin-crust pizzas, grilled steaks and antipasti like prosciutto and melon. To drink, there is a solid selection of imported beers, wines... Read more

  • Helen's (Maoming Lu)

    • 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

  • Perry's (Kangding Lu)

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    • Address
      978 Kangding Lu, near Yanping Lu
      康定路978号, 近延平路
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    Shanghai's third Downtown venue for this nationwide chain strays not one iota from the formula. Large, windowless interior selling some of the cheapest alcohol in town to a student-y crowd of mixed locals and foreigners. The food is dodgy but cheap. The beer is cheap... Read more

  • Mokkos Lamu

    • Address
      1245 Wuding Xi Lu, near Wanhangdu Lu
      武定西路1245号, 近万航渡路
    • Phone
      6212 1114

    Mokkos is a bar specializing in Japanese shochu, a spirit distilled from everything from barely to sweet potatoes. A chilled out atmosphere with reggae on the speakers make this a jealously guarded secret among Shanghai's hipsterati. Read more