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  • Bandai Namco Dream Hall

    • Address
      179 Yichang Lu, near Jiangning Lu
      宜昌路179号, 近江宁路
    • Phone

    Formerly the QSW Culture Center, the Bandai Namco Dream Hall is a huge live music venue with one of the best sound systems in Shanghai. It contains two separate venues. Q.Hall is the larger, and has room for 1500 people on two levels, or 600 people at a seated... Read more

  • Yuyintang

    • 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

  • The Ritz Bar & Lounge (Portman Ritz-Carlton)

    • Address
      The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai, 1/F, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu
      上海波特曼丽思卡尔顿酒店1层, 南京西路1376号, 近西康路
    • Phone
      6279 8888 * 5976

    The Ritz Bar & Lounge combines Art Deco of the 20s and 30s with touches and elements of glitzy Shanghai during this era, reflecting the theme of "Ye Shanghai" or "Shanghai Nights." Promising to be a first call for global travelers, this focal venue segues from... Read more

  • Q.S.W. Culture Center

    • Address
      179 Yichang Lu, near Jiangning Lu
      宜昌路179号, 近江宁路
    • Phone
      6266 3191

    This is a huge government-backed music and arts center. It hosts musical and stage performances from classical to rock, plus has dance studios and areas for kids to learn about music. There are also a number of recording studios on site, with the whole package aimed... 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

  • Blue Note Jazz Club

    • Address
      3-5/F, 867 Sichuan Bei Lu, near Haining Lu
      四川北路867号3-5楼, 近海宁路
    • Phone
      139 1870 6076

    Branch of the acclaimed international jazz club, opened in mid 2019 up in Hongkou. The first one in Shanghai and the tenth worldwide. It is 1,700 square meters, with the main room sitting 300 people at once, but it feels a bit... spare. Like a grey box with a stage.... Read more

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Shanghai

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

  • VAS Livehouse

    • Address
      3/F, 19 Wanhangdu Lu, near Changning Lu
      万航渡后路19号3楼, 近长宁路
    • Phone
      182 2139 1480

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  • Lucca

    • Address
      390 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu
      番禺路390号, 法华镇路
    • Phone
      5295 6979

    Lucca (formerly known as 390) is smack in the middle of Shanghai’s gayborhood. It's a stone’s throw from Happiness, gay friendly Celia, and Telephone 6, which is just upstairs. You’ll see this place immediately from the mass of gay men spilling out into the Panyu Lu... Read more

  • SF Club

    • Address
      5/F, Zhongshan Bei Lu, near Caoyang Lu
      中山北路3018号5楼, 近曹杨路
    • Phone
      5266 8588

    A live bar that becomes a club during late hours. Read more

  • Harley's Underground

    • 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 was 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

  • Wooden Box

    • Address
      9 Qinghai Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu
      青海路9号, 近南京西路
    • Phone
      5213 2965

    The smallest, possibly chillest member of the JZ family, this comfortable little café near the Nanjing Xi Lu metro stop is a good bet for light live music like folk, jazz, and bluegrass most evenings. Nice patio. They also do lunch sets and happy hour. Read more

  • LOFAS

    • Address
      B1/F, 230 Ruiping Lu, near Kaibin Lu
      瑞平路230号B1楼, 近凯宾路
    • Phone

    From the makers of erstwhile live music staple On Stage, LOFAS is a livehouse in a mall in the West Bund area. LOFAS stands for "Life of Fun and Sustainability." Yup. It's a single-room venue with a slightly raised stage and a good sound system, dark and industrial... Read more

  • House of Blues and Jazz

    • Address
      60 Fuzhou Lu, near the Bund
      福州路60号, 近外滩
    • Phone
      6323 2779

    The House of Blues and Jazz moved to the Bund from its original Maoming Lu location (opened in 1995) around 2008. It's an upgrade, for sure. Big two-story space with live music nightly. Music is generally good, and includes a lot of soul and funk standards (Motown,... Read more

  • JZ Live

    • Address
      266 Suhong Lu, near Shenwu Lu
      苏虹路266号上海虹桥丽宝广场, 近申武路
    • Phone
      5223 5203

    JZ Live is a multi-functional, one-stop jazz living space occupying 1,000sqm in Libao Plaza. It includes the second JZ Club, a livehouse, music workshops, instrument and record stores. It's like a complex dedicated to music. Read more

  • World Of Beer (Fumin Lu)

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    • Address
      1/F, 85 Fumin Lu, near Julu Lu
      富民路85号巨富大厦1楼, 近巨鹿路
    • Phone
      6205 8885

    This chain beer shop and restaurant from Tampa Florida opened their first international venture in 2016, in Shanghai city. Basically it's a beer shop with about 400 kinds of bottles including some really rare brews (have seen some Bell's here). There's also about 30... Read more

  • WET BAR

    • Address
      W Shanghai – The Bund 4/F, 66 Lvshun Lu, near Dongchangzhi Lu
      旅顺路66号4楼, 近东长治路
    • Phone
      2286 9962

    Latin-inspired tapas and cocktail bar in the W Shanghai with a view over Pudong. They're focused on throwing parties associated with contemporary music, fashion, and youth culture trends with guests coming for the party first and then staying for the everything else... Read more

  • Chair Club (Haifang Lu)

    • Address
      Bldg 12, 555 Haifang Lu, near Yuyao Lu
      海防路555号12号楼, 近余姚路
    • Phone
      138 1737 3313

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  • JZ Latino

    • Address
      Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel, Top Floor, 159 Henan Nan Lu, near Fuyou Lu
      河南南路159号, 近富有路
    • Phone
      2321 8888

    JZ's lounge bar in the Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel. The rooftop is absolutely massive, with uninhibited views. Every night sees a live Latin band and dancers, with lots of dance events and classes each month. Read more

  • ERMAPUB

    • Address
      844 Hengshan Lu, near Tianping Lu
      衡山路844号, 近天平路
    • Phone
      6415 7552

    Despite plenty of floor-to-ceiling windows and an entire second story that's open to the elements and a distinctly garden-mansiony look, this is very much a club. Real third-tier city club. Glass cabinets full of weirdly-shaped cognac bottles, neon piping and disco... Read more

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