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    • 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

    • 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

    • The Odd Couple

      • Address
        No. 25, Lane 181 Taicang Lu, near Xingye Lu
        太仓路181弄25号, 近兴业路
      • Phone
        6333 2363

      Cozy/compact upstairs bar in Xintiandi, this one's a joint-effort from Shanghai's speakeasy-granddady Shingo Gokan and his longtime colleague/rival(?), Steve Schneider, who's famous for a host of bars in New York and Singapore, and makes drinks way faster than... 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

    • Oji

      • Address
        2/F, Lane 245 Maoming Bei Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu
        茂名北路245弄2楼, 近南京西路
      • Phone
        131 6277 3450

      Japanese-style speakeasy founded by the bartender of the same name. Subdued, suave and very Japanese in terms of style and presentation. Cocktails are very good, and the door is thick enough that the sterility of the Fengsheng Li mini-mall doesn't penetrate the cozy... Read more

    • Grand Bar Flow Hotel

      • Address
        No. 121, Lane 1520, Huashan Lu, near Xingfu Lu
        华山路1520弄121号, 近幸福路
      • Phone
        6067 3006

      Grand Bar Flow Hotel is just as instagramable as the other Bar Flow on Shaanxi Bei Lu, with heart-shaped ball pits and baggage carts everywhere you look. Read more

    • Laundry Co.

      • Address
        93-5 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Changle Lu
        襄阳北路93-5号, 近长乐路
      • Phone

      What looks like the only functioning coin-laundromat in Shanghai with blue neon lighting is actually the front for a speakeasy from the team behind Barber Shop. Despite the space-age entrance, the interior's fairly plain, familiar oak-and-leather seating with a long... Read more

    • The Bunker (Xintiandi)

      • Address
        No 22, 181 Taicang Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu
        太仓路181弄22号, 近黄陂南路
      • Phone
        5382 1915

      Located on the second floor of the Green & Safe in Xintiandi, the Bunker is a cocktail bar from the folks of the popular vending machine door speakeasy, Flask, that closed in May of 2016. They offer some signature cocktails from Flask as well as seasonal drinks and... Read more

    • The Antique

      • Address
        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

    • Bar.Permanently

      • Address
        6/F, 427 Fuyou Lu, near Henan Nan Lu
        福佑路427号6楼, 近河南南路
      • Phone

      Tucked behind an unmarked door in a commodities building in Yu Garden, Bar.Permanently is a one-man operation behind a mahogany bar-top with maybe eight barstools and not much else. The bartender is an XYZ... Read more

    • Cypher

      • Address
        500 Xiangyang Nan Lu, near Jianguo Xi Lu
        襄阳南路500号, 近建国西路
      • Phone
        6408 8072

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    • Hello Coffee

      • Address
        1F 918 Yan'an Xi Road
        延安西路918号1楼
      • Phone
        6266 6269

      A cafe that is suitable to hold business conferences and seminars at the bottom floor of Metropolo Jinjiang hotel. Read more

    • Roark Bar

      • Address
        501 Liyuan Lu, near Jumen Lu
        丽园路501号, 近局门路
      • Phone
        187 1788 5932

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      The Boulevard

      • Address
        7/F, 10 Baoqing Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu
        宝庆路10号7楼, 近复兴中路
      • Phone
        6474 7979

      This speakeasy and supper club is hidden on the seventh floor behind a bookshelf that doubles as a secret passage. Decor is old-style—lots of retro bric-a-brac, hardwood floors and exposed brick. There are also two private rooms decorated with pictures of famed... Read more

    • This venue has now closed

      Comet

      • Address
        No. 1, 223 Danshui Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu
        淡水路223-1号, 近复兴中路
      • Phone
        6054 2735

      [Comet has closed and moved to the space where Boulevard used to be, though it's a much bigger space]. Tiny, laid-back, and hidden whiskey bar in an alley on Danshui Lu. Not the kind of place you would find unless you were looking for it. They have over 100 kinds of... Read more

    • Jerry has moved to HomeMade.

      U WAY

      • Address
        Rm 318, Bldg 5, 1108 Xizang Nan Lu, near Lujiabang Lu (entrance on Ximinli Lu)
        西藏南路1108弄5号楼318室, 近陆家浜路
      • Phone
        135 1219 1182

      A small, living room esque craft cocktails bar in a dilapidated office building, U Way is the project of Shanghainese bartender Jerry Chen, who used to work at Shen, HOF, and Starling. There is no menu here, just Jerry, who can make just about anything. All standard... Read more

    • This venue has now closed

      The Magnolia Room

      • Address
        462 Changle Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu
        长乐路462号, 近陕西南路
      • Phone
        6075 5821

      A low-ceilinged, intimate speakeasy hidden down a staircase behind a cement sliding door set in the back of Tour, The Magnolia Room keeps its concept in-line with its upstairs neighbor; unpretentious but... Read more

    • This venue has now closed

      The Bookroom

      • Address
        399 Weihai Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu
        威海路399号, 近石门一路
      • Phone
        5566 6778

      The Bookroom is a library themed cafe serving simple sandwiches, pasta dishes, salads, fresh juices and coffee drinks. But it's really just a front operation for a hidden speak-easy. Head to the back, push on the bookcase, and you'll find a staircase that takes you... Read more

    • The Tailor Bar (Jing'an Temple)

      • Address
        4/F, 2 Huashan Lu, near Yuyuan Lu
        华山路2号4楼, 近愚园路
      • Phone
        183 0197 7360

      Local cocktail maven Eddie Yang has cut a deal with a cafe hidden upstairs from a Chinese medicine shop near Jing'an Temple. Look for the elevator on the corner. By day they serve coffee. After sunset, Yang and Co. mix custom cocktails. No menu. Just pick your poison... Read more

    • This venue has now closed

      Above The Globe

      • Address
        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

    • This venue has now closed

      Second Moment

      • Address
        71 Wuyuan Lu, near Changshu Lu
        五原路71号, 近常熟路
      • Phone
        6472 0775

      Small speakeasy primarily operated by David (of Tailor Bar) in the back of Hunnan Restaurant Spicy Moment, with two themed menus... Read more

    • This venue has now closed

      Meka

      • Address
        5/F, Bldg C, 700 Huangpi Nan Lu, near Hefei Lu
        黄陂南路700号C座5楼, 近合肥路
      • Phone

      Hidden inside a furniture showroom near Xintiandi, Meka is a private dining and drinking spot. It's a colorful scene; kind of a playground for one-percenters. Stanley Kubrick vibes. RSVP recommended though you may be able to just walk in. Read more

    • This venue has now closed

      Dry Goods

      • Address
        128 Taiyuan Lu, near Yongjia Lu
        太原路128号, 近永嘉路
      • Phone
        none

      Opened by the Roosevelt Prime Steakhouse's owner, George Chen, and other F&B partners, Dry Goods is a new speakeasy that makes use of the restaurant's large basement wine cellar. The place is almost big enough to call it a lounge, with another room in the back. Their... Read more

    • Relocated to Xiangyang Bei Lu

      Flask (Shaanxi Nan Lu)

      • Address
        432 Shaanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu
        陕西南路432号, 近复兴中路
      • Phone
        3368 6108

      Flask is the infamous "bar behind a Coke machine" on Shaanxi Nan Lu. Past the admittedly cool entrance is a standard bar with post-industrial design and, unfortunately, not much ventilation -- it gets smoky in here. The place stays busy, and they do not allow patrons... Read more

    • This venue has now closed

      un Caffe Bar

      • Address
        7/F, 77 Jiangning Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu
        江宁路77号7楼, 近南京西路
      • Phone
        156 1877 4250

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    • This venue has now closed

      Utopia

      • Address
        7/F, 10 Baoqing Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu
        宝庆路10号7楼(十号名邸), 近复兴中路
      • Phone
        3368 2001

      After peaceful whisky nook Comet shuttered in 2016 when much of Danshui Lu got shut down, the owners moved to the site of the old Boulevard bar, hidden up on the 7th floor of a hotel. The view is stunning, but the rest is baffling: lamb kebabs; the godfather playing... Read more

    • Relocated to Oji (Fengsheng Li).

      Oji (Zhangyuan 99)

      • Address
        3/F, Bldg A, 99 Taixing Lu, near Wujiang Lu
        泰兴路99号A栋3楼, 近吴江路
      • Phone
        131 6277 3450

      Chill, romantic Japanese cocktail lounge hidden inside el Ocho. Look for the phone booth at the top of the stairs and dial to get in. Sixteen seats, low lighting, and good jazz. Cocktails are pricey, delicate, and, while not super strong, definitely well-crafted.... Read more

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