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    • Revolucion Cocktail

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      • Address
        98 Yanping Lu, near Xinzha Lu
        延平路98号, 近新闸路
      • Phone
        187 1778 2230

      Casual, colorful cocktail bar and danceclub in the heart of Jing'an, with Latin-style vibes, good sound and proper drinks. Popular spot. So popular, in fact, it's spawned locations in Bangkok, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Kunming and Xiamen. It's spacious, ideal... Read more

    • Don Club

      • Address
        4/F, 17 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Changle Lu
        襄阳北路17号4楼, 近长乐路
      • Phone
        180 1771 0605

      Dark, dramatic and intimate nightclub from the people behind Atelier. Perched at the top of bustling number 17 Xiangyang Bei Lu, and accessed by an elevator that they refurbished especially for the club, it\'s an even split between curtained nooks with private... Read more

    • Speak Low

      • Address
        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 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

    • Sober Company

      • Address
        99 Yandang Lu, near Nanchang Lu
        雁荡路99号, 近南昌路
      • Phone
        5309 8261

      The blanket term referring to three separate venues by Speak Low mastermind Shingo Gokan. The first floor is occupied by Sober Cafe, which opens at 8am and does coffee, coffee-based cocktails and... Read more

    • Union Trading Company

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        64 Fenyang Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu (entrance on Fuxing Zhong Lu)
        汾阳路64号, 近复兴中路 (大门入口在复兴中路)
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      Chef and restaurateur Austin Hu of Madison and Yao Lu (formerly of Alchemist and The Public) combine forces for this cocktail lounge. Yao Lu contributes a list of inventive original cocktails and old-timey classics. Expect lots of stiff drinks with liberal lashings... Read more

    • Barules

      • Address
        1315-3 Fuxing Lu, near Fenyang Lu
        复兴中路1315-3号, 近汾阳路
      • Phone
        138 1713 1574

      A speakeasy that's actually good, Barules is hidden behind a phone booth on the corner of Fenyang and Fuxing. Drinks have names like "Toast Flower" and "Bloom Bloom." There are also variations on classics with names like "St. Rooise Sidecar." Good service, nice... Read more

    • Ars & Delecto

      • Address
        222 Jinxian Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu
        进贤路222号, 近陕西南路
      • Phone
        5679 9916

      It means "art and delight" in Latin. Coming from Tokyo F&B group Small Axe, the ones behind Bar Trench in Shibuya District (number 16 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2018), this is a cafe-by-day and... Read more

    • Club 3 1/3

      • Address
        1/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
        中山东一路3号1楼, 近广东路
      • Phone
        6312 0931

      Located behind a bouncer just a few steps west of the main Three on the Bund entrance, it's a cocktails, bottles, and bites lounge from "PR guru" Mimi Tung and New York designer/architect Michael Hsieh. Think classic gentleman's cocktail and cigar salon via 1980s New... 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

    • Barber Shop

      • Address
        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

    • Birds of Paradise

      • Address
        98 Yanping Lu, near Wuding Lu
        延平路98号, 近武定路
      • Phone
        6260 7587

      This modern tiki bar is basically what happens when Austin Hu (Heritage) and Yao Lu (Union Trading... Read more

    • Barbarian

      • Address
        1019 Wuding Lu, near Jiaozhou Lu
        武定路1019号, 近胶州路
      • Phone
        186 1609 0626

      Cozy, rustic-looking bar with an emphasis on crafted, custom-order cocktails. Head cocktail shaker is Sasha Bondi, who creates individual cocktails based on a multi-stage survey of preferred tastes. Read more

    • Lost Heaven Silk Road

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      • Address
        758 Julu Lu, near Fumin Lu
        巨鹿路758号, 近富民路
      • Phone
        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

    • Dead Poet

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        158 Jinxian Lu, near Maoming Nan Lu
        进贤路158号, 近茂名南路
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      Excellent and quiet cocktail bar from the team behind Bar No. 3 and Blackbird. Decently-sized front bar with windows... Read more

    • Perch

      • Address
        445 Jiangning Lu, near Wuding Lu
        江宁路445号, 近武定路
      • Phone
        137 6482 6935

      Perch serves cocktails, wine, and food designed for sharing. Date night or after-work drinks vibes at the indoor bar, while the large, outdoor patio is good for groups. The menu rotates frequently, inspired by Mediterranean flavors. 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

    • 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

    • Atelier By Taste Buds

      • Address
        758 Julu Lu, near Fumin Lu
        巨鹿路758号, 近富民路
      • Phone
        8034 8167

      Probably the most mature, subdued and classy joint from cocktail bar impresario Daniel An (The Antique, Taste Buds Cocktail Palace),... Read more

    • Bar No. 3

      • Address
        277 Xingguo Lu, near Taian Lu
        兴国路277号, 近泰安路
      • Phone
        6418 2877

      Eminently comfortable cocktail bar close to Jiaotong University. The drinks aren't cheap, but they're made with quality and love so you won't feel ripped off. They've got about 50 drinks, mostly in the 80-100rmb range, and some Kentucky beers. There's several couches... Read more

    • Boteco (Found 158)

      • Address
        B1/F, 158 Julu Lu, near Ruijin Yi Lu
        巨鹿路158号B1楼, 近瑞金一路
      • Phone
        159 2138 7107

      "Boteco" loosely translates to "bar/pub/watering hole" in Portuguese. Launched as the most authentic Brazilian joint in a city where "Brazilian" evokes "all-you-can-eat BBQ" and "Samba Night," it's a watering hole built by Brazilians, for Brazilians. The highlight is... Read more

    • Blackbird 2.0

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        Columbia Circle, Bldg 8, 1262 Yan’an Xi Lu, near Panyu Lu
        延安西路1262号8栋2楼, 近番禺路
      • Phone
        187 0199 0479

      From the team behind OHA Eatery and the original Blackbird, Blackbird 2.0 is a chic-looking cocktail bar and cafe on the ground-floor... Read more

    • Curfew

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        1/F, 1 Fenyang Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu
        汾阳路1号1楼, 近淮海中路
      • Phone
        186 2113 6004

      Curfew is a cocktail bar and lounge with a spacious outdoor patio, tucked behind the Howard Johnson Hotel on Fenyang Lu. Behind the cocktails is barman Brian Lu, a young talent with experience working at Woo Taipei, ranked #20 on the Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2016, and... Read more

    • Lychee

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        No. 2, Lane 49 Fuxing Xi Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu
        复兴西路49弄2号, 近乌鲁木齐路
      • Phone
        3461 1377

      What used to be Hunan House is now three floors off Fuxing Xi Lu by Cotton Ding, inspired by the story of lychee-loving classic Chinese beauty, Yang Guifei. From the ground up, the floors are a lychee-inspired bar, restaurant and lounge. It's cozy, it's whimsical, it... Read more

    • Bar Constellation (Xinle Lu)

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        86 Xinle Lu, near Xiangyang Bei Lu
        新乐路86号, 近襄阳北路
      • Phone
        5404 0970

      Constellation was a "hidden gem," prized among expats for its finely conceived and exhaustive selection of cocktails -- but now everybody "knows about it" and it has "lost its charm" apparently. Take that for what you will. Basically everything ever mixed since the... Read more

    • Keep It Quiet

      • Address
        200 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu
        永福路200号, 近复兴西路
      • Phone
        5466 2727

      Speakeasy-style cocktail bar at the back of the Yongfoo Elite garden. The bartender, a 20 year China veteran who's spent like 10 of them chilling in a bar in Hainan, is a laid-back and... Read more

    • Pocho Social Club

      • Address
        376 Jianguo Xi Lu, near Taiyuan Lu
        建国西路376号, 近太原路
      • Phone
        5419 8727

      This neighborhood bar takes up three floors in an old lane house on Jianguo Lu. The American owners are friendly and fun. A quirky drinks list features cocktails named after comic book heroes and some other creative concoctions. For the hard stuff, they've got a... Read more

    • The Brewer

      • Address
        200 Taicang Lu, near Madang Lu
        太仓路200号 近马当路
      • Phone
        5386 5337

      Beer bar/restaurant in Xintiandi that does live music nightly. It's a bit like a Shanghainese version of Paulaner. The beer is pretty drinkable and fresh though. They've also got a full range of liquors, wines, and food like pizza and steak. Some outdoor seating as... Read more

    • The Antique

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        2/F, 44 Sinan Lu, near Xiangshan Lu
        思南路44号, 近香山路
      • Phone
        138 1802 1597

      Daniel An's latest joint (until the next one), set in the attic of a coffee/antiques shop, doing your typically Daniel An level of quality. It's a quirky, speakeasy-ish, curio-bedecked, tongue-in-cheek loft apartment for an off-beat freeform cocktail tinkerer. It's... Read more

    • Karma

      • 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

    • Flair Factory Guest Shift

      Flair Factory, the bartender duo of Tomek Malek and Marek Posłuszny, land at 1515 West for two nights of cocktail theatrics. Free entry, 98rmb per drink or unlimited drinks for two hours (8-10pm) for 348rmb.


    • Native Pop-Up Bar

      Native is a Singaporean cocktail bar brimming with ideas, both behind the scenes and on the menu. Rising 34 places in 2018 at No. 13 of The World’s 50 Best Bars, it also won the Highest Climber Award. The pride for local roots and the...
    • Guest Bartender

      Rudy van den Brink from the Netherlands pops up at Flair Bar to mix gin cocktails for customers at the terrace bar Flair. 130rmb per cocktail.
      • Nightlife | Flair Bar | Daily until May 27 2019
      • 2019-05-23 Finished
    • Steven Beerens Cocktail Pop-Up

      Another bartender pop-up at The Sukhothai, this one a two-day engagement with Steven Beerens. With a Dutch nationality, Chinese citizenship and an Australian education, Steven is the third generation in his family to work in the alcohol...
      • Nightlife | The ZUK Bar | Daily until May 25 2019
      • 2019-05-24 Finished
    • Summer Bar Pop Up

      Bitter invites five bartenders for a five-nights summer pop up! Line up includes Roy from Gotham East, Peddlers Gin, 2017 Lady Amarena China Champion - Margaret, Sebastian from Seedlip and Steven from Kyro Gin. Free.
      • Dining, Nightlife | Bitter | Daily until May 22 2019
      • 2019-05-18 Finished
    • Bartender Pop-Up | Peter Lin

      Globe-trotting bartender lands in Shanghai for a quick three-day gig. Peter Lin began his bartending career at Ounce Taipei, the first bar to introduce Taiwan to New York style speakeasy culture, and was ranked in Asia’s 50 Best Bars. In...
      • Dining, Nightlife | The ZUK Bar | Daily until May 20 2019
      • 2019-05-17 Finished
    • The 3th Edition of Mixnanza Cocktail Festival

      Mixnanza returns! With more than 100 different cocktails mixed by some of Shanghai's best bartenders in the Okura Garden Park, the festival brings in brands like Jim Beam, Altos, Olmeca, Peddler's Gin, West Winds, Crimson Pangolin, Evan...
    • Gin Hour at Glam

      Looking for a great happy hour deal around the Bund to start off your night? Glam's got a great daily deal on for gin fans. For 48rmb you can try a selection of Glam's best gin-based cocktails. "But don't worry if Gin is not your...
      • Nightlife | Glam | Daily
      • 2018-05-08 Finished
    • Highball Wednesday

      With the impending spring and summer Xime's got you covered for cool Wednesday evening beverages. Kicking off every Wedensday they will be slinging Suntory whisky highballs 50% off, from 5-10pm. "Come and chill on the outside furniture...
      • Dining | Xime | Wednesdays
      • 2018-03-28 Finished
    • Atlas Bar Pop-Up

      Exceptionally well-dressed bartenders Jesse Vida and Yana Kamaruddin make the trek all the way from Singapore's Atlas Bar, #8 on World's Best Bars, for a three night pop-up at the Ritz Bar, slinging 1920s inspired gin-based cocktails at...
    • Jason Williams (Atlas Bar) Guest Shift

      Jason Williams, celebrated master of Atlas Bar in Singapore (#8 on World's Best Bar), is hosting a guest shift at the EDITION Hotel's Club Room. Top notch gin cocktails available in a very cool bar. About 100rmb/person.
    • El Willy & Peddlers Cocktail Dinner

      El Willy and Peddlers Gin are teaming up for a dinner of tapas and gin cocktails. A seven course spanish tapas-inspired menu including home made pastrami, wagyu beef, black truffle pumpkin and strawberry mascarpone is matched with...
      • Dining | el Willy | on Fri Jan 25 2019
      • 2019-01-25 Finished
    • Martini Night

      "As time goes by, the classic cocktail martini has become the mingling of fashion and glamour, the icon that champions elegance and sophistication. Being a gentlemen or a lady may not be easy, but we can always start from savoring a...
      • Nightlife | Club 3 1/3 | Tuesdays
      • 2018-01-09 Finished
    • Whisky Wednesday

      Every Wednesday, The Cannery features a special selection of whiskies at half the regular price by the glass, by the bottle or 'Old Fashioned'. Aficionados of the North American spirits, heads up. In whiskey you trust. 5.30pm till...
      • Dining | The Cannery | Wednesdays
      • 2017-12-06 Finished
    • Coupette Pop-Up

      Chris Moore’s Coupette seemed to see instant success, earning the Best New Opening Award at World’s 50 Best Bars 2018. The concept – calvados and cocktails – may sound simple, but its conceptual menu varies based on the whims of the...
    • Native Pop-Up

      Rising 34 spots this year to number 13, Vijay Mudaliar’s Singapore cocktail bar received the Highest Climber Award at World’s 50 Best Bars – and for good reason. Always aware of its Southeast Asian locality, Native uses only regional...
      • Nightlife | The ZUK Bar | on Wed Nov 21 2018
      • 2018-11-21 Finished