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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

  • MAO Livehouse

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Live Music
    • Address
      3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu
      3/F, 重庆南路308号, 近建国中路
    • Phone
      6445 0086

    MAO Shanghai Livehouse is a Shanghai's most active large-sized concert venue, hosting local, national, and international acts every weekend and intermittent week nights. Music ranges from pop, to rock, to large-scale electronic events and raves. Shows vary in start... Read more

  • House of Blues and Jazz

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Live Music
    • 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

  • Mercedes-Benz Arena

    • Nightlife
    • Stage
    • Live Music
    • Address
      1200 Shibo Da Dao, near Shangnan Lu
      奔驰文化中心, 世博大道1200号, 近上南路
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    The former Shanghai World Expo Cultural Center with seating up to 18,000. Best way to get there is by taxi or metro line 8 from China Art Museum station, from there its less than 5 minutes walk Read more

  • The Melting Pot (Taikang Lu)

    • Nightlife
    • Dining
    • Bars
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    • Address
      Tianzifang, 288 Taikang Lu, near Sinan Lu
      田子坊泰康路288号, 近思南路
    • Phone
      6415 8180 or 134 8284 5128

    This place specializes in live music, but a lot of it is sub-prime: covers bands and dodgy jazz-swing outfits with large-lunged women shrieking the place down. Having said that, it's surprisingly popular at the weekends with a local crowd. Drinks are nothing special... Read more

  • CJW (Xintiandi)

    • Dining
    • Live Music
    • Jazz
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    • Address
      Xintiandi, South Block, Lane 123 Xingye Lu, near Madang Lu
      新天地南里, 兴业路123弄, 近马当路
    • Phone
      6385 6677

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  • Wooden Box

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Live Music
    • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Mixing Room

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Live Music
    • Address
      Mercedes-Benz Arena, 1200 Shibo Da Dao, near Shangnan Lu
      世博大道1200号, 近上南路
    • Phone
      4001816688

    The Mixing Room is the smaller club / live music portion of the mammoth Mercedes-Benz Arena in Pudong. Boasting a world class stage, lighting set-up, and sound system, The Mixing Room hosts various medium to large capacity shows (500-1500 ppl) a couple of times a... Read more

  • Q.S.W. Culture Center

    • Nightlife
    • Stage
    • Arts
    • 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

  • On Stage

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Live Music
    • Address
      A2, Lane 570, Huaihai Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu
      淮海西路570弄A2, 近虹桥
    • Phone
      6216 6991

    This is JZ's latest venue, a live music space in Huaihai Xi Lu's Red Town. It used to be a Japanese nightclub but has been empty for the past couple of years. It's got potential, with a large stage and a small outside area, plus room for about 400 people to hang out... Read more