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    • ADDRESS:
      Inside People's Park,
      231 Nanjing Xi Lu,
      near Huangpi Nan Lu
      (Entrance between Starbucks and Shanghai Art Museum)
      南京西路231号, 人民公园内 近黄陂南路
    • PHONE:
      6318 0220
    • AREA:
      People's Square
    • METRO:
      2 mins walk from People's Square
    • HOURS:
      Daily, 11am-late
    • CARDS:
      Local and international cards accepted
    • PRICE:
      $$$$$
    • WEB:
    • HAPPY HOUR:
      Mon to Fri from 2–8pm and Sat to Sunday from 5-8pm: Drinks by the glass are 50% off -- includes beers, wines, selected Martinis, Barbarossa and classic cocktails.
    • SmartShanghai.com Editor's Description
      Barbarossa is a Shanghai icon: a Moroccan-styled lounge, in the middle of a pond in the middle of People's Park. It attracts a steady crowd to its three floors for cocktails, hookahs, dinner, DJs, and its serene, oasis atmosphere.
    • Martinis in the Park

      Every Thursday night at Shanghai's iconic Barbarossa, is Martini Night. Right after happy hour at 8pm, all signature martinis are half off until close.
      Nightlife | Barbarossa | Thursdays |
    • Happy Hour at Barbarossa

      Moroccan themed restaurant/lounge Barbarossa does a happy hour every day of the week from 5pm-8pm in their lounge. Drinks by the glass are 50% off. Then in the restaurant, the deal also runs from 2pm-5pm,...
      Nightlife | Barbarossa | daily until Dec 31 2016 |
    • Ladies Night

      Free drinks for females every Wednesday night in People's Park. Barbarossa dishes out sparkling cocktails for the ladies from 8.30pm to 10.30pm while a guest DJ plays some loungey tunes. Nice patio there when the...
      Nightlife | Barbarossa | Wednesdays |

    ARCHIVED EVENTS

    • 2016-06-01 Finished

      Veal Shank Dinner Promotion

      Every Tuesday this summer, Barbarossa hosts a veal shank deal (if you don't got a problem with that). Seven-hour slow-roasted and served with gravy, salad and potato puree for 268rmb. Serves 2 to 3 people.
      Dining | Barbarossa | Tuesdays |
    • 2015-07-01 Finished

      Ladies On Top

      Free drinks for females every Wednesday night in People's Park. Barbarossa dishes out sparkling cocktails for the ladies from 9pm–midnight while a guest DJ plays some loungey tunes. Nice patio there -- worth checking...
      Nightlife | Barbarossa | Wednesdays |
    • 2016-01-05 Finished

      Veal Shank Dinner

      Long-running Moroccan-themed resto / bar / lounge Barbarossa in People's Square has a nice rooftop when they actually open it. On Tuesdays, they offer a slow-roasted veal shank with gravy, salad, and potato puree for...
      Dining | Barbarossa | Tuesdays until Apr 5 2016 |
    • 2016-01-03 Finished

      Shisha Sunday Special

      Classic tourist spot and Moroccan-themed bar and lounge in People's Square Barbarossa offers 50% off their shisha every Sunday from 8pm-midnight. Nice ambient vibes here and the music isn't too loud to have a...
      Nightlife | Barbarossa | Sundays until Apr 3 2016 |
    • 2015-06-27 Finished

      Weekend Brunch

      Barbarossa, that classic tourist spot in People's Park, has a new brunch menu with twelve different choices, like eggs Benedict, club sandwiches, burgers, and more. Prices start at 58rmb, and brunch goes from...
      Dining | Barbarossa | Every Sat, Sun |
  • A wonderful evening ruined by awful service
    For Barbarossa on July 18, 2014
    Value for Money
    Suitable for ...
    The Food
    A Date
    The Drinks
    With Family
    The Service
    Business Dinner
    Atmosphere
    With Friends
    blueandroid2000
    Joined Mar 12, 2012
    Posted 1 Reviews
    I was there on Wednesday night with a large group of friends. Everything was going well, warm weather, nice drinks, nice lighting and decor, nice house music. I was spending alot of money, but I was feeling good, enjoying myself and didn't care. By about 11pm I had spent about 500rmb on shisha, cocktails a very delicious ale and was feeling thirsty again. I politely asked the waiter for a glass of water, my second one of the evening, and was told "sorry, we don't serve free water." I felt shocked. I explained I'd been there all night, was with a large group of about 8 people and had spent alot of money. He said "we already gave you one free glass of water before, sorry we don't do that." My friends were all shocked, one said "well can I claim my free glass of water then?". The waiter just turned and left.

    Unbelievable. Too much to ask for a free glass of water? After our group spent thousands at the bar? Is that how you look after your customers? Do you think that will encourage us to return? Do you care?

    Bye bye Barbarossa...
    Terrible service, expensive cocktails
    For Barbarossa on April 27, 2014
    Value for Money
    Suitable for ...
    The Food
    A Date
    The Drinks
    With Family
    The Service
    Business Dinner
    Atmosphere
    With Friends
    Fruchtig
    Joined Apr 27, 2014
    Is French
    Posted 1 Reviews
    First of all, it's always overcrowed. Cocktails are quite original but quite expensive also. And in the end, it's not worth the price.
    Service is absolutely terrible. About 6 months ago, we were placed close to the bathroom from where a degusting smell was coming from (we were 4, all feeling the same). I'm asking a waitress to change our table or do something. This girl answered me : "well i think you're drunk !". We didn't have yet our first drink, and we'd to wait 15 minutes to get it.
    The music is also too loud so you have to shout-talking all the time.
    So it's not a place to recommend either for a date, a business dinner, or friends. If you're a tourist visiting people's square, then get a fast drink to enjoy the view on the gargen. Otherwise don't go there.
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