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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

    • 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
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    • Gallery 1088

      • Dining
      • Fusion
      • Shabu Shabu
      • Address
        1088 Hongqiao Lu, near Zhongshan Xi Lu
        虹桥路1088号, 近中山西路
      • Phone
        6278 7833

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    • The Kings of Soul!

      Singers Redic, Tony Hall, and Courtney Knott join SHAKE's six-piece band for a powerful night of music by James Brown, Luther Vandross, Ben E. King, Wilson Pickett, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, and Ray Charles. 80rmb.
      • Nightlife | Shake | on Fri Sep 21, 2018
    • The Three Amigos: Power Hour

      Sharpshooters (DJ Reaper & Big Kerm) and DJ B-Kut join up for one night only to form the supergroup, The Three Amigos. Join in for their "Power Hour" performance, featuring a new DJ every 60 minutes. 50rmb on the door including a drink.
    • Festivus w/ PREP, Lydmor and Blue Hawaii

      What started as a joke a few years ago has turned into a yearly series in Shanghai featuring sets by PREP, Blue Hawaii and Lydmor. Shows starts at 8pm, tickets are 150rmb pre-sale or 200rmb on the door.
    • Yngwie Malmsteen World on Fire China Tour 2018

      Holy Malmsteen, Batman! Yngwie Malmsteen, yes, the Yngwie Malmsteen, is hitting up MAO Livehouse as part of his World on Fire China Tour. The Swedish guitarist, rated as one of the 10 greatest electric guitarists of all time, started...
    • Charlie Puth Voicenotes World Tour 2018

      Multi-plat singer, songwriter and producer Charlie Puth is landing in Mercedes-Benz Arena for one night only, and bringing his Voicenotes Tour with him. The New Jersey musician exploded directly into the upper echelons in the space of...
    • This Will Destroy You China Tour 2018

      This Will Destroy You is one of the biggest instrumental bands of this planet. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of their eponymous self titled album. For this special occasion they will play both classic albums “Young Mountain” and...
      • Nightlife | MAO LH | on Sat Dec 15, 2018
    • JZ Festival 2018

      JZ Music Group presents the 14th annual JZ Festival this September near Shanghai's South Bund. The largest jazz festival in mainland China, this year’s event will feature seven live stages, including Cosmo Stage, JZ World, China Power...
    • Kurt Elling Quintet

      Grammy Award winner Kurt Elling is one of the world's foremost jazz vocalists. He's won every DownBeat Critics Poll for the last fourteen years and has been named "Male Singer of the Year" by the Jazz Journalists Association (it exists)...
    • Jon Faddis Quartet

      Jon Faddis is a consummate musician, conductor, composer, and educator. Marked by both intense integrity and humor, Faddis possesses a virtually unparalleled range and full command of the trumpet, making the practically impossible seem...
    • Spectacles of Sound - Festivus

      Spectacles of Sound Festivus is back! What started as a joke a few years ago has turned into a yearly series in Shanghai featuring some of your favorite artists. This year they're taking over Yuyintang Park on November 8th for a night...
    • MAO Livehouse 9th Anniversary

      MAO Livehouse turns 9 years old at the end of September. To celebrate, they've got Shanghai's own experimental freak punk outfit Round Eye, indie hallucinatory surf band LOFT BEACH, original Mongorock folk metal outfit Nine Treasures, Lu...
    • Accoustic Mondays

      Every Monday live music venue Harleys will have wine by the glass for 30rmb and get any two Pizzas for 98rmb. "The house band will come on about 9pm and serenade you with their delicate tones." I'm guessing those tones are acoustic.
    • Tribes of Asaph Live

      Every Friday, hip vinyl, fashion, and coffee hang-out Both Music is hosting a live performance from folk act Tribes of Asaph. Eclectic folk sounds from this act of international players. No entry fee. Chill night of live music. Starts...
    • 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.
    • Sam Smith The Thrill Of It All World Tour

      Acclaimed British vocalist Sam Smith is performing in China for the very first time at Shanghai's Mercedes-Benz Arena! Sam Smith, originally from London, has a walk-in closet of accolades to his name. Since bursting onto the world stage...
    • Mariah Carey in Shanghai

      The diva to top all divas, American pop legend Mariah Carey will be in Shanghai October 24 for one show only at the Mercedes Benz Arena. Mariah Carey is the star of 2001’s best-worst movie of all time Glitter and the a best-selling...
    • Sunday Jam Session

      Local band Tribes of Asaph host an open mic jam session at TY7. Bring your own instrument to jam along. Weekly event. No entry fee. 1.30pm.
      • Nightlife | TY7 | Sundays
    • Bruno Major Asia Tour 2018 (Shanghai)

      North-London raised Bruno Major's music is blissful, soulful, romantic and the perfect cure for any matters of the heart. Composed of R&B and alternative tunes, strong, defined vocals sharing his vulnerability to audiences , it's been...
    • Three of a Kind

      Gypsy swing and jazz, Latin music, French chansons and crazy instrumental solos from trio Three of a Kind, joined by gypsy guitarist Marc de Vivies and showman Gauthier Roubichou. Free.
    • Wednedays Accoustic Night

      Every Wednesday, Roxie hosts acoustic night with local troubadours getting up on stage to perform original and covers. 7pm till late. No entry fee.
      • Nightlife | Roxie | Wednesdays
    • 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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