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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
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      • 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

    • The Pearl

      • Nightlife
      • Stage
      • Dining
      • Address
        471 Zhapu Lu, near Wujin Lu
        乍浦路471号, 近武进路
      • Phone
        137 6488 9962

      This historic theater way up in Hongkou was once a temple, then it was Chinatown, now it's available for events and the odd piece of theater. It's a really beautiful old space with a gallery and boxes. It's got a real feeling of history in the wood, but the... 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

    • Heyday

      • Nightlife
      • Bars
      • Live Music
      • Address
        50 Tai'an Lu, near Xingguo Lu
        泰安路50号, 近兴国路
      • Phone
        6236 6075

      Heyday harks back to the glamorous days of 1920's and 30's Shanghai. It's a small, intimate venue showcasing local jazz talents like Coco Zhao. To go with the music is a list of cocktails that riff on Shanghai's decadent jazz era, with names like Heaven Built on... Read more

    • CC Bar (Champagne and Cigar)

      • Nightlife
      • Bars
      • Live Music
      • Address
        1/F, Renaissance Yangtze Shanghai Hotel, 2099 Yan'an Xi Road, near
        延安西路2099号扬子江万丽大酒店1楼, 近遵义南路
      • Phone
        6275 0000 ext. 2168

      This is the hotel bar at the Renaissance in Hongqiao. They have cocktails, cigars, and live jazz and soul music Mon-Sat from 9pm. Read more

    • The Brewer

      • Nightlife
      • Dining
      • Bars
      • 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

    • Shanghai Zark Livehouse

      • Nightlife
      • Live Music
      • Suzhou Creek
      • Address
        179 Yichang Lu, near Jiangning Lu
        宜昌路179号, 近江宁路
      • Phone

      This is one of two live music spaces inside a huge cultural development set up by the government by Suzhou Creek. The whole place contains dance studios, recording studios, one large live space with room for about 1200 people and a smaller place with room for about... Read more

    • Lucca

      • Nightlife
      • Bars
      • Clubs
      • 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

    • Tannic

      • Nightlife
      • Bars
      • Live Music
      • Address
        Room 101, 325 Tianyaoqiao Lu, near Nandan Dong Lu
        天钥桥路325号101室, 近南丹东路
      • Phone
        136 7168 8428

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    • T-space

      • Stage
      • Arts
      • Live Music
      • Address
        Rm 309, 3/F, 1 Maoming Nan Lu, near Yan'an Zhong Lu
        茂名南路1号3楼309室, 近延安中路
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    • Santa Cecilia

      • Dining
      • Live Music
      • Cafes
      • Address
        No 2, 64 Fenyang Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu
        汾阳路64弄2号, 近复兴中路
      • Phone
        6418 3077

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    • Plus Space

      • Nightlife
      • Stage
      • Theatres
      • Address
        228 Tangzi Jin Lu, near Guozhan Lu
        塘子泾路228号, 近国展路
      • Phone

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    • Christmas Pizzazz Cabaret

      Christmas Pizzazz is a regular Wednesday show at the Pearl, playing from Nov 28 to Dec 19. Santa's very own elves, Penguin and Cocosanti take you on a trip through candy canes and debauchery. Performances from the Pushkin Dancers, with...
    • Modern Sky LAB Christmas Special Party

      Modern Sky Lab and Say Yes are throwing a lineup of underground, alternative and hard-nosed acts for special Christmas Show. There's Giant Swan , the heavy, acerbic, aggressive electronic dance music drawing deep from Bristol's musical...
    • Metal Christmas Karaoke Contest

      Shanghai's mecca of metal Inferno is keepin' it heavy this holiday season with its “Metal Christmas Karaoke Contest”. Contestants can choose either a classic Christmas tune to massacre in their own metal style, or any metal/rock/punk...
    • Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators | Living the Dream Live in Shanghai

      SLASH is coming to Shanghai! Yes! Grammy-award winning songwriter, film producer, American icon and rock God! The man single-handedly responsible for like 30% of every teen guitarist's lick repertoire. After going solo in 2010, he formed...
    • Craig David | TS5 Tour Live in Shanghai

      Craig David! Yes, Grammy-nominated British R&B, garage and pop royalty Craig David, that Craig David, is bring the TS5 tour to Shanghai. He's fresh off the release of his single "I Know You," featuring Bastille, which hit the Top 5 on UK...
    • A Night With Chris Botti

      Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and composer Chris Botti is bringing his tour (and trumpet) to Shanghai and Beijing in 2019. The man's been racking up awards and accolades for more than twenty years, playing alongside the likes of Sting,...
    • Gang of Four China Tour

      Gang of Four are the post-punk gods, no two ways about it. They were there in 1979, playing and inventing and stripping back and being anxious about their bodies and their society and all of that good stuff. Now, 40 years later, they are...
    • Michael Jackson & Bruno Mars Mania Live | Tribute Night

      The Pearl is throwing a Michael Jackson & Bruno Mars tribute night (two, actually). Brought to you by the musical team that brought you the ABBA tribute night. They're tackling top songs from Bruno Mars and his hero, Michael Jackson....
    • PAELLAS Shanghai

      PAELLAS are a four-man band out of Tokyo, riding that hot alt/indie wave. Composed of MATTON (vocals), bisshi (bass), Ryosuke (drums) and Satoshi (guitar), they're already known for their slickly-produced and evocative music videos,...
    • Back to the 80s

      The Pearl's new house band, The Red Stars, zoom back in time with Marty McFly to pick up the hits of the 80s. A tribute to Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Bon Jovi and many many more. 80rmb.
    • Dominick Farinacci Quartet feat. Lucy Woodward | A Swingin' Christmas

      Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci, recently credited as Global Ambassador to Jazz at Lincoln Center by Wynton Marsalis, is coming to Shanghai with his quartet, providing the musical backing to British-born songstress Lucy Woodward. They're...
    • Newnoise Pres. Envy 2019 China Tour

      Iconic Japanese post-hardcore band ENVY is coming to Shanghai's MAO Livehouse. Formed in 1992, they've produced six studio albums to date, the last being 2015's "Atheist's Cornea," and toured with the likes of Mogwai, Deafheaven and many...
    • Kodaline: Live in Shanghai 2019

      Formed in 2012 in the amazingly named town of Swords, north of Dublin, this four-piece Irish pop-rock band was catapulted to fame by their 2013 debut album, "Perfect World," which drew comparisons to Coldplay. They're now a UK...
    • Ricky Rena Maymi and Baihu Band

      Ricky Rene Maymi is an American rock musician, best known as an original member of the psychedelic rock band The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Baihu Band is a Chinese psychedelic rock band founded in Beijing. This is the first time they come...
    • Fiesta de Navidad

      Special Guest Julia will sing her way into your hearts and put you in the Christmas mood. 120rmb per person entry gets you two drinks including Margarita, True Legend Craft Beer, House Wine or Prosecco. Starts 7pm.
    • Super Soul Show NYE

      Funk & Soul! One. More. Time, for Twenty Eighteen. Glide into the New Year with SHAKE's full band, guest singers, horns, drums, cocktails, and dancefloor madness. Fix up, look sharp, and get down. Dinner from 6pm. Cover: 180rmb. RSVP...
      • Nightlife | Shake | on Mon Dec 31 2018
    • Twink

      The year of the dog is already starting to look like something only the best lysergic freak out can achieve. In the first week of the hound, Twink (John Alder), the legendary pioneer and 73 year old veteran of England's psychedelic...
    • envy China Tour 2019

      Iconic Japanese band ENVY encompasses a sound where intensity and beauty coexists. Standing on the foreground of the Japanese underground scene, these legends have recorded over a dozen of albums and with each album since their...
      • Nightlife | MAO LH | on Fri Jan 18 2019
    • Artists’ Night Out: Back in the USSR

      The Pearl is calling all artists, creatives and friends to join the Back in the USSR every Sunday at 9pm. All musicians and performers are welcome to join, jam or perform what you wish on stage. It’s night of creativity. Free.
    • MONO “Nowhere Now Here” Tour

      Legendary instrumental band MONO tours China behind their new album, Nowhere Now Here. Praised by NME as playing “Music for the Gods”, their live performances are epic and of another world. This China tour will coincide with MONO’s 20th...
    • Cloud Nothings China Tour 2019

      New Noise presents a 7 city China tour for American rock band Cloud Nothings, presenting their acclaimed new album Last Building Burning. Cloud Nothings are the torchbearers of frenetic, visceral, and thundering rock music, it’s all...
    • Shake's Jam Session, Every Wednesday

      One of the city's longest-running jam sessions goes down every Wednesday from 9.30pm at Shanghai's house of funk and soul. This is a great night to hear veteran musicians and up-and-coming talent perform covers, original songs, and pure...
      • Nightlife | Shake | Wednesdays
    • Soulful Sunday

      Low-key vibes and laid-back funk and soul by Shake's band and rotating vocal talent every Sunday night. Expect classic tunes and unexpected bangers on a warm soundsystem. A great option for those who don't want the weekend to end. Dinner...
      • Nightlife | Shake | Sundays
    • Moonlight Jazz

      Cotton's Anting location hosts a live jazz combo every Tuesday night. Vocals, piano, and bass lighting up your evening a bit. Gin Fizz's are 50rmb. No entry fee. Runs 9.30pm to 11.30m. Cancelled when raining.
    • Jam Session

      Non-stop music, with Tribes of Asaph kicking things off at 9pm, followed by a jam session until midnight. Free entry.

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