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Specters
    • ADDRESS:
      1485 Beijing Xi Lu,
      near Changde Lu
      北京西路1485号, 近常德路
    • PHONE:
    • WECHAT:
      -
    • AREA:
      Jing'an
    • METRO:
      10 mins walk from Jing'an Temple
    • HOURS:
      Mon-Thurs, 7pm-3am, Fri and Sat: 7pm-5am, Closed on Sun.
    • CARDS:
      Local cards accepted, WeChat
    • WEB:
      -
    • SmartShanghai.com Editor's Description
      Sometimes a man. Sometimes a man. Sometimes a red-blooded, full-grown, get-down kinda man (with some partners from Yuyintang), despite a decade of experience that suggests it's probably a bad idea, decides he wants to open a dive bar. A grotty, black and red, punk iconography laced, "dark wooden floors so you can't see the puke stains" dive bar. A "DJ regularly digresses into nostalgia and/or outright trolling" dive bar. A "leather jackets huddled menacingly over cheap beer, lurching unsteadily to their feet for whatever swing-rock or punk-march anthem seared into their forebrain from birth" dive bar. That's this place. Drinking hole for misfits and Misfits. Not that many left in Shanghai. The "bartender" is whoever's behind the counter and they'll shave their head before you catch them in a vest and bowtie. The drinks are cheap. 25rmb for a draft Tiger, 10rmb for a bottle Asahi. If you stay in Shanghai long enough, everyone gets to lose all their money either in or on a bar! Responsible Editorial Disclaimer: One of our editors is a partner in this venture. They didn't write this description.
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    ARCHIVED EVENTS

    • The Beats Forever Mod Night

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      • Nightlife | Specters | on Sat Jun 16, 2018
      • 2018-06-16 Finished
    • Fuckin' Metal Night

      Local hashers are DJing fuckin' metal maaaaaan all night at rock 'n' roll dive Specters. Old school and new school trash, NWOBM, tons of hair metal cheese, and Sabbath, Sabbath, Sabbath all night from DJs KILLSHIT, SpaceCat, and guests....
      • Nightlife | Specters | on Fri Jun 15, 2018
      • 2018-06-15 Finished
    • Solid Gold Easy Action

      “Specters goes Glam and Garage for Solid Gold Easy Action, our vinyl night dedicated to the pomp and glitz of the Glam era. Expect music from Bowie, Slade, Sweet, Bay City Rollers, Roxy Music, Brians Eno and Ferry, Mud, and more. We...
      • Nightlife | Specters | on Sat Jun 9, 2018
      • 2018-06-09 Finished
    • Teenage Kicks!

      Specters’ sloppy, drunken Teenage Kicks party returns! On the stereo is nothing but the best in punk, soul and rock music from the likes of Dead Kennedys, Black Lips, Ramones, Stiff Little Fingers, Buddy Holly, Aretha Franklin, Otis...
      • Nightlife | Specters | on Fri Jun 8, 2018
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      • Nightlife | Specters | on Fri May 25, 2018
      • 2018-05-25 Finished
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