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    • The Nest

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      • Fusion
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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

      • Nightlife
      • Lounge
      • Cocktails
      • 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

    • Union Trading Company

      • Nightlife
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      • Lounge
      • Address
        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

      • Nightlife
      • Bars
      • Lounge
      • 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

    • Above The Globe

      • Nightlife
      • Bars
      • Cocktails
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        7/F, 1013 Beijing Xi Lu, near Jiangning Lu
        北京西路1013号7楼, 近江宁路
      • Phone
        173 1736 9152

      Speakeasy run primarily by Tailor Bar's Eddy Yang, tucked into a corner on the 7th floor of the office block Punch Drunk turned into their McKinnon Hotel for Read more

    • Sober Company

      • Nightlife
      • Dining
      • Bars
      • 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

    • Archaeology

      • Nightlife
      • Bars
      • Lounge
      • Address
        361 Kangding Lu, near Shaanxi Bei Lu
        康定路361号, 近陕西北路
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      Coming from Allen Hsu (Flask) and Allen Fang (Barules), Archaeology is a decent cocktail lounge with speakeasy-elements. It's hidden behind a... Read more

    • Flask (Xiangyang Bei Lu)

      • Nightlife
      • Bars
      • Lounge
      • Address
        108 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu
        襄阳北路108号, 近淮海中路
      • Phone
        3669 6855

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    • Club 3 1/3

      • Nightlife
      • Bars
      • Clubs
      • 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

    • Revolucion Cocktail 2

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        98 Yanping Lu, near Xinzha Lu
        延平路98号, 近新闸路
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      Casual and colorful Cuban bar and cocktail club in the heart of Jing'an, with tropical vibes and drinks, good sound, and proper drinks. This is the sequel to their popular Revolucion Cocktail on Yongkang Lu, which also spawned bars in Bangkok, Chengdu, and Xiamen.... Read more

    • Candor

      • Nightlife
      • Stage
      • Bars
      • Address
        3/F, 57 Maoming Nan Lu, near Changle Lu
        茂名南路57号3楼, 近长乐路
      • Phone
        18321895998

      Tucked into the velvety loft of the Lyceum Theatre, Candor is a cocktail bar and stage hosting small-scale, intimate affairs. It leans heavily on nostalgia for a sort of 1920's-via-1950's... Read more

    • Xixi Bistro

      • Nightlife
      • Dining
      • Bars
      • Address
        No. 16, Lane 181 Taicang Lu, near Madang Lu
        太仓路181弄16号, 近马当路
      • Phone
        6321 8861

      A neighborhood Italian-Chinese fusion quasi-fine dining experience doing food that's just as weird as the original shut down in 2016. Accessible via spiral staircase in the Xintiandi walking area, it's three spots in one; downstairs reception contains a Tiki bar,... Read more

    • VUE (Bar)

      • Nightlife
      • Bars
      • Good View
      • Address
        Hyatt on the Bund, 32-33/F, 199 Huangpu Lu, near Wuchang Lu
        黄浦路199号, 外滩茂悦大酒店32-33楼 近武昌路
      • Phone
        6393 1234 ext 6348

      VUE Bar atop the Hyatt on the Bund is a great place to sip on some after work cocktails, or lounge after a long Sunday Brunch. With amazing views of the Bund, wood interior and jacuzzi on the outdoor terrace, it's a beautiful and equipped place to enjoy a mellow... Read more

    • Cotton's (Anting Lu)

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        132 Anting Lu, near Jianguo Xi Lu
        安亭路132号, 近建国西路
      • Phone
        6433 7995

      Cotton's chilled-out villa atmosphere is also the place to go if you're not used to Chinese food and don't plan on becoming acclimated. They've done a good job of creating a pretty spot where foreigners can feel like they are in any city. The old outdoor dining area... Read more

    • Jade on 36

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        Pudong Shangri-La, 36/F, Grand Tower, 33 Fu Cheng Lu, near Lujiazui Xi Lu
        浦东香格里拉酒店, 富城路33号36楼, 近陆家嘴西路
      • Phone
        6882 8888 ext 6888

      Jade on 36 is the flagship restaurant and bar of the luxe Shangri-La Hotel group's flagship hotel. Once a rarefied fine dining experience, Jade has recently made inroads to a broader audience with a more affordable and diverse menu. It modish, drawing inspiration... Read more

    • Maya

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      • Mexican
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        Grand Plaza Club House, 2/F, 568 Julu Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu
        巨鹿路568弄 四方新城俱乐部2楼, 近陕西南路
      • Phone
        6289 6889

      Maya is a popular, upscale Mexican restaurant whose slightly odd location on the second-floor of an apartment clubhouse is a reminder that good food trumps weird locations. The cooking is contemporary Mexican, with a few concessions like tacos and quesadillas, but if... Read more

    • People 7

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        805 Julu Lu, near Fumin Lu
        巨鹿路805号, 近富民路
      • Phone
        5404 0707

      People 7 is a large, low-key lounge and restaurant with a full Asian-fusion food menu. It's on the pricy side but the place is nicely designed, with visual tricks scattered around to beguile guests. Just finding the way to open the front door is a puzzle in itself. Read more

    • Kartel

      • Nightlife
      • Dining
      • Bars
      • Address
        5/F, 1 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Julu Lu
        襄阳北路1号5楼, 近巨鹿路
      • Phone
        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

    • Cloud 9

      • Nightlife
      • Bars
      • Good View
      • Address
        Grand Hyatt, Jin Mao Tower, 87/F, 88 Century Avenue, near Dongtai Lu
        世纪大道88号 金茂大厦87楼, 近东泰路
      • Phone
        5047 8838

      Perched on the 87th floor of the Jin Mao Tower, Cloud 9, the Grand Hyatt's hotel bar, offers one of the best views in Asia. Make sure you get a table facing west for views of the Bund, Pearl Tower, and the lights of Puxi; windowscapes of its new, taller neighbor, the... 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

    • The Commune Social

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      • Fusion
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        511 Jiangning Lu, near Kangding Lu
        江宁路511号, 近康定路
      • Phone
        6047 7638

      The second restaurant in town to bear the Jason Atherton brand on its masthead. The Commune Social is a contemporary tapas, dessert and cocktail bar. The cuisine seems largely informed by former Gordon Ramsay Lieutenant Jason Atherton's frequent flier miles log.... Read more

    • 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana

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        Rockbund, Associate Mission Building, 6-7/F, 169 Yuanmingyuan Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu
        圆明园路169号6-7楼, 近北京东路
      • Phone
        6087 2890

      Umberto Bombana is an oft-dropped name in Hong Kong's food scene and his restaurant 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana is one of only five restaurants with three Michelin stars in that city. This branch is their attempt to double down on those accolades when Michelin finally... Read more

    • Flair Bar

      • Nightlife
      • Bars
      • Lounge
      • Address
        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
      • Phone
        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

    • Bar Constellation (Xinle Lu)

      • Nightlife
      • Japanese
      • Bars
      • Address
        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

    • YYs (Yin Yang)

      • Nightlife
      • Bars
      • Dive
      • Address
        Basement level, 125 Nanchang Lu, near Maoming Nan Lu
        南昌路125号, 近茂名南路
      • Phone
        6466 4098

      Although Y.Y.'s has been around for more than 20 years, it remains as one of Shanghai's lesser known venues. It's also one of the best. It's quiet, friendly, open very late and always draws a cool crowd. They recently moved from their upstairs space to the basement... Read more

    • Shook!

      • Dining
      • Japanese
      • Thai
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        The Swatch Art Peace Hotel, 5-6/F, 23 Nanjing Dong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
        南京东路23号5-6楼, 近中山东一路
      • Phone
        2329 8522

      Shook! is the Shanghai outpost of an upscale Kuala Lumpur-based restaurant. On offer is a selection of hallmarks of Asian cuisine like tam yum kung, temaki, sashimi, and kuay teow as well as steaks and chops. Upstairs is an enormous rooftop terrace overlooking the... Read more

    • The Roof at Waterhouse

      • Nightlife
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        The Waterhouse, 4F, 1-3 Maojiayuan Lu, near Zhongshan Nan Lu
        水舍精品酒店4楼, 毛家园路1-3号, 靠近中山南路
      • Phone
        6080 2918

      Rooftop bar with spectacular views of the Pudong Skyline. Offers casual food options from Table No. 1 and innovative cocktails. It also has its own herb garden providing fresh ingredients. Read more

    • Hof

      • Dining
      • Cafes
      • Lounge
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      • Address
        30 Sinan Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu
        思南路30号, 近淮海中路
      • Phone
        6093 2058

      Hof is a dessert and cocktail lounge from the people behind House of Flour, focusing on artisanal, hand-crafted chocolates, premium desserts, and premium cocktails at affordable prices. Read more

    • Sir Elly's

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      • Bund Life
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        The Peninsula, 13/F, 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu (Entrance on Beijing Dong Lu)
        中山东一路32号13楼, 近北京东路
      • Phone
        2327 6756

      Sir Elly's is the Peninsula fine dining, Euro flagship restaurant, up on the thirteenth floor with views across the river to Pudong. Art Deco decor, prestigously expensive. Read more

    • Isola

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      • Italian
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      • Address
        IFC Pudong, 4/F, 8 Shiji Da Dao, near Lujiazui Huan Lu
        世纪大道8号, 国金中心IFC商场4楼, 近陆家嘴环路
      • Phone
        5012 1277

      Housed in a swanky white on white interior, originating from Hong Kong, this restaurant focuses on fresh and authentic Italian cuisine. The balcony provides one of the best views of the Oriental Pearl. Read more

    • Mr. White @ Beverly

      New York bar luminary Chase White has touched down in Shanghai. With a track record that includes stints at Experimental Cocktail Club, Mace, Saison, Attaboy and more, Chase is the quintessential New York barman: handsome, humorous,...
    • 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...
    • 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
    • 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...
    • 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

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    • Friday Night at JG Bar

      Every Friday night, 6.30pm to 9.30pm, JG serves up their signature cocktails in their swanky Bund venue. Egg Caviar, Carte Flambee, and more. 88rmb per glass, plus 10% service charge.
    • SIP Cocktail Festival

      SOCIAL SUPPLY puts on their second annual SIP Cocktail Festival at 1035 Changle Road, with bartenders from many of the city's best bars and reps from well-known brands shaking and stirring up a storm. Food, music and live entertainment...
    • Cocktail Night

      A nice line of discounted cocktail drinks at Italian restaurant Gemma on Dongu Lu. Go for dinner, stay for a couple nightcaps. 40rmb cocktails from 8pm.
      • Dining, Nightlife | Gemma | Thursdays
      • 2017-09-07 Finished
    • Wonderful Wednesdays

      Classy and hip Bund cocktail lounge (and pool) Wet Bar indulges every Wednesday night from 7pm-9pm. Head down for "The David Hervé Oyster Experience". Buy six and get six for free for 220rmb. Buy 12 and get 12, free at 410rmb....
      • Dining, Nightlife | WET BAR | Wednesdays
      • 2018-04-25 Finished
    • Mojito Man - BOGO Havana Club Mojito

      The Mojito Man -- he specializes in just mojitos -- is celebrating a move to 391 Xiangyang Lu, offering buy-one-get-one on his 30rmb Havana Club mojitos.
      • Nightlife | SmSh Territory | Daily until Aug 12 2018
      • 2018-07-13 Finished
    • Chef’s Cocktail Party Series

      Every Tuesday, Sir Elly’s Terrace hosts a creative cocktail pairing experience that showcases the expertise of the restaurant’s in-house mixologists and the mastery of the Peninsula’s culinary team. 120rmb plus service charge for a...
      • Nightlife | Sir Elly's | Tuesdays until Jul 31 2018
      • 2018-06-26 Finished
    • Margarita Madness

      The Ron Medellin Crew is hosting a 4-hour margarita free flow every Saturday night all summer long at their pop-up bar in the Aegean Mall. Their 2,800+ square meter open space features a funky tropical theme, DJ pumping beats atop a...
    • Margarita Madness

      Margarita Madness showdown is on for Friday at Pistolera Jinqiao. Classic Lime, Passion Fruit, Lychee, and Raspberry and non-alcoholic versions of Mango and Strawberry. "Straight, Frozen, or on the Rocks – no problem! We’ll also cover...
    • Mocktail Galaxy: New Dimensions in Zero ABV

      "What do you drink when you're not drinking right now? What if you don't drink at all and still love going out? (Especially for live music)." This Thursday, Colin Tait and the Shake bartending team present "five new voyages" into...
      • Nightlife | Shake | on Thu Jul 19 2018
      • 2018-07-19 Finished
    • World Cup Live Matches and Drink Specials

      Colca is showing all FIFA World Cup 2018 games, throwing in drink specials for the world's largest spectator sport. They'll be offering Estrella Damm beers for 30rmb a glass or a bucket of five for 100rmb. Gin & tonics will also be on...
      • Nightlife, Sports & Recreation | Colca | Daily until Jul 15 2018
      • 2018-06-14 Finished
    • DJ Licaxxx - From Tokyo With Love

      Born in 1991, Licaxxx is a rising DJ/producer from Tokyo whose sound veers towards funkier and more playful genres, working a wide array of samples into her house and techno sets. She’s garnered a strong following on social media, and...
      • Nightlife | Blackbird 2.0 | on Fri Jul 6 2018
      • 2018-07-06 Finished
    • PaPI Chulo Night

      "The big Papi Chulo is in da house, the notorious Willy with his friends Chef Ferran and marketing Guru Gigi Colinas." They'll be hosting six limited edition Papi Chulo pintxos and the famous “GiGintonics' to get you tipsy. "This...
      • Dining, Nightlife | Tomatito | on Wed Jul 4 2018
      • 2018-07-04 Finished
    • Gin Lane

      In collaboration with Spirits Box, Grand Hyatt Shanghai is creating a platform to indulge in the nuances of premium gins throughout the month of June. Throughout the month of June at Cloud 9, Grand Hyatt Shanghai, the cocktails and gin...
      • Nightlife | Cloud 9 | Daily until Jun 30 2018
      • 2018-06-01 Finished
    • Three Is The Magic Number Vol. 2

      For one night each month, Colin Tait and the Shake bar team remix three classic three-ingredient cocktails, paired with curated playlists of funk and soul samples from classic hip hop albums. Each cocktail involves painstaking techniques...
      • Nightlife | Shake | on Thu Jun 21 2018
      • 2018-06-21 Finished
    • Ministry of Negroni 8th Edition

      Funkadeli's monthly Ministry of Negroni is back on June 21, this time with guest bartenders from Shanghai Love Brewing Company. Shanghai Love founder and CEO Kia Parsai and key team member Sean Shao (also does the night shift at Atelier...