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  • Bar Rouge

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      Bund 18, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu
      中山东一路18号外滩18号7楼, 近南京东路
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      6339 1199

    Open since 2004, Bar Rouge is far and away the most famous club in Shanghai, and sets the standard for Bund nightlife. Terrace view, classy sleek interiors and a French-Shanghai identity. They went through a renovation in January 2019, reopening with a razzle-dazzle... Read more

  • Kartel

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      5/F, 1 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Julu Lu
      襄阳北路1号5楼, 近巨鹿路
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      5404 2899

    Well-designed, casual French bar and lounge with a great rooftop that has one of the best views in town. The guy who started this used to be with Dr. Wine, then broke off to start his own spot. The place is warm, with wooden floors, exposed bricks, and long, communal... Read more

  • Candor

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      3/F, 57 Maoming Nan Lu, near Changle Lu
      茂名南路57号3楼, 近长乐路
    • Phone
      183 2189 5998

    Tucked into the velvety loft of the Lyceum Theatre (take the stairs up to the right immediately inside the doors), Candor is a cocktail bar with a small/intimate stage. It leans heavily on... Read more

  • M1NT

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      24/F, 318 Fuzhou Lu, near Shandong Zhong Lu
      福州路318号24楼, 近山东路
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      6391-2811

    This is one of the poshest clubs in Shanghai. It's on the top floor of a skyscraper near the Bund and affords nice views of the city. Inside, there are shark tanks and lots of luxurious decor, plus a high-end restaurant, a club and a lounge area. Drinks are pricey... Read more

  • UP Shanghai

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      2/F, 688 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Kangding Lu
      陕西北路688号2楼, 近康定路
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    A fast-paced cocktail bar with a uuuuge bar, but also an urban-chic nightclub, UP has the determined party-vibes of a Latin lounge minus the soundtrack, and it has a terrace. And a kitchen that stays open till 2am. And Sunday brunch. Yeah, it's hard to pin... Read more

  • Highline

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      6/F, 282 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu
      淮海中路282号雅诗阁公寓6楼, 近黄陂南路
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      6333 0176

    Highline is a contemporary American and cocktails from a trio of F&B veterans. The plan: All-day and late night California classics cuisine. The look: mid-century Miami-fornia minimalist chic sunken living room batch pad. The price points: Cocktails from 68rmb to... Read more

  • The Nest

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      6/F, 130 Beijing Dong Lu, near Huqiu Lu
      北京东路130号中实大厦6楼, 近虎丘路
    • Phone
      6308 7669

    Super popular bar / restaurant / lounge by nightclub brand Muse Group and Grey Goose vodka, right by the Rockbund Art Museum. Good design, good drinks, great food. They specialize in vodka-based cocktails (60-80rmb) and high-end bar food like oysters and steaks.... Read more

  • Speak Low

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      579 Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Ruijin Er Lu
      复兴中路579号, 近瑞金二路
    • Phone
      6416 0133

    This busy Japanese-style speakeasy is hidden behind a secret door in a bartending equipment shop on Fuxing Lu. It spans four floors, each with its own concept. The lively second floor recalls a house party and they serve classic cocktails like Corpse Reviver No.2 and... Read more

  • The Cannery

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      1107 Yuyuan Lu, near Jiangsu Lu
      愚园路1107号, 近江苏路
    • Phone
      5276 0599

    Beautiful lounge with great food at good prices. This one is by the same team as popular Rockbund venue The Nest, but located far west of there on mellow and historic Yuyuan Lu. One of the main themes here is the sea, so fresh seafood is all over the menu. Go for the... Read more

  • Shake

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      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

  • Barbarossa

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      Inside People's Park, 2/F, 231 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu (Entrance between Starbucks and Shanghai Art Museum)
      南京西路231号2楼, 人民公园内 近黄陂南路
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      6318 0220

    Barbarossa is a Shanghai icon: a Moroccan-styled lounge, in the middle of a pond in the middle of People's Park. It attracts a steady crowd for cocktails, hookahs, dinner, DJs, and its serene, oasis atmosphere. After an extended closure in 2018, it reopened, though... Read more

  • Liquid Laundry

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      KWah Centre, 2/F, 1028 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Donghu Lu
      淮海中路1028号, 嘉华坊2楼, 近东湖路
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      6445 9589

    Popular gastro-pub / lounge by serial restauranteur Kelly Lee, the woman behind Sproutworks, iiiiit, Boxing Cat, and Cantina Agave. This one has a fully-functional brewery and they usually have a dozen of their brews on tap, which change constantly and can get quite... Read more

  • WET BAR

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

  • Barber Shop

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      615 Yongjia Lu, near Wulumuqi Nan Lu
      永嘉路615号, 近乌鲁木齐南路
    • Phone
      188 0177 7008

    Speakeasy / cocktail bar hidden behind a little barber shop on Yongjia Lu. It's really a house, so this place is huge for a speakeasy, with three big rooms and a large backyard. The vibe inside is more 1930s and tiki than barber shop, and there's a lot of attention... Read more

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Shanghai

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

  • Flair Bar

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      Ritz-Carlton Pudong, 58/F, 8 Shiji Da Dao, near Lujiazui Huan Lu
      世纪大道8号, 上海浦东丽思卡尔顿酒店58楼 近陆家嘴环路
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      2020 1778

    Flair is another entry in Shanghai's vaunted "Bar With A View" genre. It's brought to you by the Ritz Carlton in Pudong, perched on the 58th floor of the IFC tower that the luxury hotel occupies. The real kicker is the split-level outdoor terrace with views directly... Read more

  • The Cut Rooftop

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      7/F, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu
      淮海中路999号7楼, 近陕西南路
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      6443 5136

    After a couple of years at the rooftop second floor of The Cut, this spot is now The Cut Rooftop, an upscale casual dining lounge thing aimed at a young professionals crowd. Seems like a really good spot... Read more

  • Rye & Co

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      6-7/F, Xintiandi Plaza, 333 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu
      淮海中路333号新天地广场6-7楼, 近黄陂南路
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      6339 1993

    The third venue from the people behind Cannery and Nest, downstairs it's a bakery and/or bistro decked out in browns and golds. It's got an all-day menu, baked goods, and a section dedicated to smørrebrød, a kind of open-faced Danish sandwiches on rye bread. Some... Read more

  • Lost Heaven Silk Road

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      758 Julu Lu, near Fumin Lu
      巨鹿路758号, 近富民路
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      6266 9816

    Massive, beautiful Western China fusion restaurant from the folks behind popular Yunnan chain Lost Heaven, in the old watch factory on Julu Lu that once housed Mesa & Manifesto. Painters from Thailand and West China spent months painting the 400+ capacity space to... Read more

  • Arch

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      688 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Kangding Lu
      陕西北路688号, 近康定路
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    Dark, woodsy and top notch cocktail bar from Daniel An (Antique, Atelier) and Vincenzo Pagliara (Read more