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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
    • Phone

    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

  • 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

  • Live Bar

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Live Music
    • Address
      800 Guoshun Dong Lu, near Shuangyang Lu
      国顺东路800号, 近双阳路
    • Phone
      2833 6764

    A Shanghai mainstay in small but stalwart live music community in this city, Live Bar caters new rock music to and from a university crowd in the northern section of Shanghai. On most nights of the week, it’s new rock music from local and traveling bands in a... Read more

  • Coconut Bar

    • Dining
    • Live Music
    • Thumb Plaza
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    • Address
      Thumb Plaza, 12, 199 Fangdian Lu, Yangguo Zhong Lu
      上海市浦东新区芳甸路199弄12号
    • Phone
      5033 9879

    Coconut bar is a small and relaxed venue located on the ground floor of Thumb Plaza in Pudong. It's one of the few places in town to serve New Zealand's Stienlarger, and what's more, ALL the food available is only 29rmb. With a live band playing some cheese every... Read more

  • The Office

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Live Music
    • Address
      Suite F09, 1/F, 618 Xujiahui Lu, near Ruijin Lu
      徐家汇路618号1楼F09室, 近瑞金路
    • Phone
      6087 8386

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  • Haven

    • Nightlife
    • Arts
    • Live Music
    • Address
      Dream Wharf, Building 3, 1029 Zhongshan Nan Lu, near Duojia Lu
      中山南路1029号幸福码头3号楼, 近多稼路
    • Phone
      3331 0202

    Haven is a luxury venue situated at South Bund and designed with a decidedly gothic feel. It hosts private events with an emphasis on fine dining, as well as customized parties and corporate parties for any occasion. Read more

  • Bandai Namco Dream Hall

    • Nightlife
    • Stage
    • Theatres
    • 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

  • JZ Latino

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Live Music
    • 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 8899

    JZ's latest venture is a 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

  • Karma

    • Nightlife
    • Live Music
    • Lounge
    • Address
      7 Donghu Lu, near Huahai Zhong Lu
      东湖路7号, 近淮海中路
    • Phone
      187 0180 5135

    Karma Lounge is the brainchild of live music guy John Shanghai, whom you may know from his various live jams around town. He also used to be the marketing manager of Anar. Karma brings his friendly, creative vibe to the neighborhood. Expect frequent appearances from... Read more

  • The Ritz Bar (Portman Ritz-Carlton)

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Live Music
    • Address
      Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai, 2/F, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu
      波特曼大酒店内, 上海商城2楼, 南京西路1376号, 近西康路
    • Phone
      6279 8888

    This swanky bar inside the Ritz-Carlton Puxi offers a loungy atmosphere and some great classic cocktails -- the martinis are especially good. They also have regular jazz, nightly, perhaps, from international visiting performers. Clientele is mainly hotel guests and... Read more

  • Fanfare

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Live Music
    • Address
      Room 209, 96 Anshun Lu, near Dingxi Lu
      安順路96号209室, 近定西路
    • Phone
      6281 0815

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  • Piano Bar

    • Nightlife
    • Bars
    • Live Music
    • Address
      Grand Hyatt, Jin Mao Tower, 53/F, 88 Century Avenue, near Dongtai Lu
      世纪大道88号 金茂大厦53楼, 近东泰路
    • Phone
      5049 1234

    Panoramic views of The Bund are especially spectacular at night from this intimate bar on the 53rd floor, which features live jazz band; the menu offers an excellent selection of cognacs and single-malt Scotch whiskies from boutique distillers, as well as a... Read more