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    • The Pearl

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

      This historic theater up in Hongkou was once a temple, then it was Chinatown, now it's a bubbling club/lounge/bar regularly hosting cabaret theater shows. It's a really beautiful old space with a gallery and theater boxes, with a real feeling of history in the wood,... Read more

    • Shake

      • Address
        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

    • Heyday

      • 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

    • Yuyintang

      • 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

    • Mercedes-Benz Arena

      • 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. It is Shanghai's premier concert venue. Bruno Mars, Queen, Iron Maiden, Troy Sivan, Disney on Ice, WWE... the rule of thumb is if it happens here, it's a #bigdeal, and tickets are going to... Read more

    • MAO Livehouse

      • 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

    • Modern Sky Lab

      • Address
        3/F, 188 Ruihong Lu, near Tianhong Lu
        瑞虹路188号3楼, 近天虹路
      • Phone
        6580 7180

      State of the art, mid-size livehouse run by one of China's biggest indie labels, Modern Sky (the same folks who bring you Strawberry Festival every year). Equipped with excellent sound, lighting, and LCD screens, this is a great place to see one of the many touring... Read more

    • Bandai Namco Dream Hall

      • 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

    • Q.S.W. Culture Center

      • 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

    • Found 158

      • Address
        158 Julu Lu, near Ruijin Lu
        巨鹿路158号, 近瑞金路
      • Phone

      Once known as the seedy, underground bar maze Da Tong Mill, this development just off Julu Lu has sprung back to life with a boatload of venues; restaurants, bars, lounges, live music venues, a pretty decent pizza place, a little performance theatre in a bar, the... Read more

    • Candor

      • Address
        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

    • Jazz at Lincoln Center Shanghai

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

    • Blue Note Jazz Club

      • Address
        3-5/F, 867 Sichuan Bei Lu, near Haining Lu
        四川北路867号3-5楼, 近海宁路
      • Phone
        139 1870 6076

      Branch of the acclaimed international jazz club, opened in mid 2019 up in Hongkou. The first one in Shanghai and the tenth worldwide. It is 1,700 square meters, with the main room sitting 300 people at once, but it feels a bit... spare. Like a grey box with a stage.... Read more

    • JZ Club (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
        5309 8221

      Doubling in capacity from their storied space which closed last year on Fuxing Lu, the new JZ Club is oriented as a proper theater space / concert hall, with a stage set up at one end and basically the entire rest of the club a general audience table seating area, a... 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

    • House of Blues and Jazz

      • 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

    • Electric Circus

      • Address
        7/F, Heritage Building, 199 Nanjing Dong Lu, near Henan Zhong Lu
        南京东路199号辅楼7楼, 近河南中路
      • Phone
        5368 9551

      Conceived in the Studio 54 tradition (think dramatic lighting and wacky interior), Electric Circus is Shanghai EDITION's arena for big-name DJs and performers, but also good for just a night's clubbing. Read more

    • Wooden Box

      • 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

    • Chair Club (Haifang Lu)

      • Address
        Bldg 12, 555 Haifang Lu, near Yuyao Lu
        海防路555号12号楼, 近余姚路
      • Phone
        138 1737 3313

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    • WET BAR

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

    • Yuyintang Park

      • Address
        B1/F, 1398 Yuyuan Lu, near Dingxi Lu
        愚园路1398号B1层, 近定西路
      • Phone
        5237 8662

      The second venue from Shanghai live-house icon Yuyintang. Built into a basement in the office building across from Zhongshan Park's main entrance, this one's a little bigger. They've poured a lot of effort into getting the space sound-optimized, installing... Read more

    • JZ Latino

      • 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 8888

      JZ's 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

    • World Of Beer (Fumin Lu)

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      • Address
        1/F, 85 Fumin Lu, near Julu Lu
        富民路85号巨富大厦1楼, 近巨鹿路
      • Phone
        6205 8885

      This chain beer shop and restaurant from Tampa Florida opened their first international venture in 2016, in Shanghai city. Basically it's a beer shop with about 400 kinds of bottles including some really rare brews (have seen some Bell's here). There's also about 30... Read more

    • LOFAS

      • Address
        B1/F, 230 Ruiping Lu, near Kaibin Lu
        瑞平路230号B1楼, 近凯宾路
      • Phone

      From the makers of erstwhile live music staple On Stage, LOFAS is a livehouse in a mall in the West Bund area. LOFAS stands for "Life of Fun and Sustainability." Yup. It's a single-room venue with a slightly raised stage and a good sound system, dark and industrial... Read more

    • World of Beer (Century Avenue)

      • Address
        Century Link Mall, LG1/F, 1192 Shiji Dadao, near Dongfang Lu
        世纪大道1192号LG1楼, 近东方路
      • Phone
        5087 3253

      This chain beer shop and restaurant from Tampa Florida opened their first international venture in 2016, in Shanghai city. This is their second location, opened in 2018. Basically it's a beer shop with about 400 kinds of bottles including some really rare brews... Read more

    • VAS Livehouse

      • Address
        3/F, 19 Wanhangdu Lu, near Changning Lu
        万航渡后路19号3楼, 近长宁路
      • Phone
        182 2139 1480

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    • Emerald Pavilion Event Space

      • Address
        5/F, 2000 Longyang Lu, near Baiyang Lu
        龙阳路2000号5楼, 近白杨路
      • Phone
        187 0194 6924

      Mainly an event space, Emerald Pavilion is one part sports-bar, one-part mini-golf center, and one-part restaurant doing Nordic cuisine. It's on the 5th floor of Longyang Plaza, right next to the DFC cinema, and opposite to the Maglev station. 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

    • 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

    • 1886 German Restaurant & Bar (Bund 13)

      • Address
        11 Hankou Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
        汉口路11号, 近中山东一路
      • Phone
        6321 8447

      A German car-themed live house. It's where you can see a red Porsche hanging from the ceiling and a 1950s BMW R50 sitting right next to you. Why? Why not. Performances usually start at 7.30pm. It's beer, cocktails and your typical German staples. Read more

    • Carly Rae Jepsen: The Dedicated Tour 2019 Live in Shanghai

      Carly Rae Jepsen, the face that launched a thousand memes. November 2018 saw the release "Dedicated," her latest album and the one that she's touring internationally in support of. Self-empowering pop floss at its finest. Maybe.
    • Blue Man Group 2019

      Blue Man Group is comedy, theater, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one. This wildly popular phenomenon delivers an unforgettable, multi-sensory experience. It’s an outrageous evening of entertainment. See the show that has...
    • Andy Tubman

      Philadelphia born singer, songwriter, musician and cofounder of the Jane Does, Andy Tubman, aka Skinnytubs, is coming to Shanghai as part of his China Tour. A bit of an underground act, his lilting, bluesy vocals first popped onto the...
    • DJ Mark Robinson at Bar Rouge Shanghai

      A night of blasting beats and smooth rhythms from House Music to timeless Disco anthems: Mark Robinson takes the decks at Bar Rouge! Professionally devoted to DJing for more than 20 years, Mark Robinson is among the first DJs ever to...
    • Shanghai 48H | The POLLUX 2019 Immersive Concert

      A 48-hour music gathering at Shanghai Music Valley and Modernsky Lab, consisting of mini-forum discussion, documentary screening, and a concert. POLLUX MUSIC deploys vision, sound, smell, taste, touch and fortune - the six sensory...
    • Heavy Metal Halloween - Live

      Heavy Metal Halloween! There is no Halloween without some serious Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. The Pearl Red Stars rock through a huge catalogue from Ozzy, Sabbath, Dio and Iron Maiden to Metallica, Rammstein, AC/DC and so many more evil,...
    • Yuyintang Halloween Tribute Concert

      It’s huge. It’s mental. It’s back! Shanghai’s biggest Halloween Tribute Show is happening on October 26 at Yuyintang Park. Now in its 14th iteration, the annual concert features Shanghai musicians across the spectrum of genres, dressing...
    • Helen Sung Group

      Pianist/composer Helen Sung hails from Houston. A graduate from the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance and winner of the Kennedy Center's Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition, Sung's sixth release "Anthem For A New Day"...
    • Viva La Vida

      Latin vibes take over Shanghai's Bund every Tuesday with Viva la Vida. From 9pm, DJ Tuto takes the decks bringing the sounds of Salsa, Bachata and Latin House. Free Salsa and Bachata Dance Lessons all night. Entry's 100rmb with a drink.
    • The Drums China Tour

      The Drums are an American indie pop band from New York City, currently led by founding member Jonathan Pierce. They are known for their quirky surf rock riffs, melodramatic tender melodies and catchy lyrics. In December 2009 the band was...
    • New Noise 10th Anniversary: Múm / Wangwen/ Blue Foundation live in Shanghai

      New Noise 10 years! Founded in 2009, New Noise was created as a small organization, bringing new sounds into China. What started small grew out into something big and meaningful, with more than 800 shows all over Asia. To celebrate the...
    • ALLIE X

      Canadian indie vocalist ALLIE X is best known for her debut single "Catch," which quickly made it onto the Canadian Billboard Top 100. Born Alexandra Ashley Hughe, ALLIE X grew up playing the piano and listening to opera, and started her...
    • LÉON You And I Tour Part II

      Swedish singer-songwriter LÉON is bringing her “You and I Tour Part II” to Shanghai for the very first time! Born to musician parents in Stockholm, Sweden, LÉON is quite the name, and quite the voice, doing what she knows best: pop....
    • Aura Jazz Night

      Take a sip while overlook the breathtaking night view of The Bund from the 52nd floor. Immerse in the glamour of the live Jazz performance after a long day at work with six new cocktails for you to try. 8:30pm to 11.30pm every Monday to...
    • We Lost The Sea

      Sydney based instrumentalists We Lost the Sea presenting their brand new album Triumph and Disaster. Triumph & Disaster is a post-apocalyptic view on the collapse of the world told like a children’s story and illustrated through the eyes...
    • Jazz It Up Life Festival

      Jazz at Lincoln Center is taking to the street. Yuanmingyuan Lu, specifically. This three-day free festival will have a full swinging jazz stage, shows for kids, a salsa dancing party, an eating contest, a streetlong market fair-type...
    • Halloween Live Music

      The 10-piece powerhouse powerhouse Studio 188 puts on a spooky show for Halloween.
    • ABBA Live Tribute

      Celebrating Abba’s final world tour, The Pearl presents a tribute show dedicated to the Swedish quartet and national treasures. Paint on your hip huggers, bell bottom jump suits and paisley. 220rmb on the door including a drink.
    • Deafheaven “Ordinary Corrupt Human Love” China Tour 2019 Shanghai

      New Noise presents a Shanghai show for Deafheaven. The San Franciscan band who have left an undeniable footprint on modern metal are playing at Shanghai's Future House on Nov 20. Described by Rolling Stone as a “boundary-pushing blend of...
    • BADBADNOTGOOD Mystery Music

      Jazzy instrumental band BADBADNOTGOOD mix instrumental hip-hop and improvisation and spacey electronica. 220rmb pre-sale or 260rmb on the door.
    • New Noise 10 Year Anniversary

      Promoters New Noise celebrate 10 years of bringing bands to China and doing shows across the country with sets by mum, Blue Foundation and WangWen. 260rmb pre-sale, 300rmb on the door.
      • Nightlife | MAO LH | on Sat Nov 23 2019
    • Jazz Night

      Grand Hyatt's Piano Bar holds a nightly live music from a jazz vocalist, bass player and pianist.
      • Nightlife | Piano Bar | Daily until Nov 30 2019
    • Caspian

      American instrumentalists Caspian present new work from their upcoming post-rock album. 150rmb pre-sale, 180rmb pre-sale.
      • Nightlife | MAO LH | on Fri Dec 13 2019

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