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  • The Apartment

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      2/F, 160 Chengdu Nan Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu
      成都南路160号2楼, 近淮海中路
    • Phone
      6336 0386

    It's back! Originally opened in 2010 on Yongfu Lu, Apartment is inspired by New York style loft spaces. It's still a multi-hyphenate restaurant-loung-bar-party-space thing, now located on the second floor overlooking Huaihai Lu. Homey atmosphere during the day, more... Read more

  • The Boiling Crab

    • Address
      9 Jinan Lu, near Taicang Lu
      济南路9号, 近太仓路
    • Phone
      133 6186 9974

    It all began in a little Southeastern Texas town called Seadrift, home to Yo’Daddy and his family of crabbers and fishermen. They labored in their boats year-round, catching oysters, crab and shrimp for the seafood industry. Every weekend, the men would come home... Read more

  • Cages (Jiangning Lu)

    • Address
      3/F, 428 Jiangning Lu, near Wuding Lu
      江宁路428号3楼, 近武定路
    • Phone
      5299 5273

    The new Cages is absolutely massive. More than just batting cages, they also have squash courts, a full field for five-a-side soccer and dodgeball, an area for professional darts, a private space for events, more TV screens than a Best Buy, and just everything else... Read more

  • The Rooster

    • Address
      455 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu
      陕西北路455号, 近北京西路
    • Phone
      156 1880 8692

    Shaanxi Bei Lu outpost of an erstwhile Yongkang Lu bar/pub, with some sidewalk seating and indoor space. It's a simple but well-executed spot, with good beer-fan-type beers on tap. Clean, with big windows. Definitely a nicer bar, but not really a date spot.... Read more

  • Fat Cow (Jing'an)

    • Address
      1/F, 135 Yanping Lu, near Wuding Lu
      延平路135号1楼, 近武定路
    • Phone
      5228 2298

    A go-to option for many patrons of the Yanping Lu area, Fat Cow has expanded its burger empire to 3 stores - the other two being in Lujiazui and on Hongmei Lu. This one is pretty busy every night of the week, with buy-one-get-one-free burger deals on Mondays and... Read more

  • Boxing Cat Brewery (Yongfu Lu)

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    • Address
      82 Fuxing Xi Lu, near Yongfu Lu
      复兴路82号, 近永福路
    • Phone
      6431 2091

    A project from serial restaurateur Kelley Lee, Boxing Cat is an American-style brew pub featuring Pilsners, lagers, stouts and a rotating cast of others. This one, their first in downtown Shanghai, opened in 2008. The menu features southern 'Merican comfort food with... Read more

  • Beef & Liberty (K.Wah Center)

    • Address
      Kwah Centre 1/F, 108 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu
      襄阳北路108号1楼, 近淮海中路
    • Phone
      5456 2356

    The Xiangyang Lu branch of the Beef & Liberty empire. They do hamburgers. Pretty much exclusively. You're going for the burgers. Their house style is beefsteak homage, with house-ground Tasmania beef, served on a custom baked white roll. Gourmet style. But very... Read more

  • The Hop Project

    • Address
      372 Dagu Lu, near Chengdu Bei Lu
      大沽路372号, 近成都北路
    • Phone
      138 1795 0274

    Basically The Hop Project on Yongkang Lu, copy-pasted where Pint House used to be on Dagu Lu. Big porch, decent music and a wide enough selection of beers that you won’t get bored before you wallet runs dry. Picklebacks (whiskey shot and pickle juice chaser)... Read more

  • Bourbon Cookhouse (Hongqiao)

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      B1/F, Bldg C, Hongqiao Xintiandi, 888 Shenchang Lu, near Suhong Lu
      申长路888号新天地C座B1楼, 近苏虹路
    • Phone
      5415 8086

    Specializing in southern-style American smoked BBQ, using apple, cherryand hickory wood, then grilled over charcoal. Many classic bar food like Buffalo Wings and deep-fried bites are also on the menu. Bourbon whiskey is the way to go here: they serve up to 40... Read more

  • Bourbon Cookhouse (Ala Town)

    • Address
      66 Xianfeng Jie, near Jinhui Lu
      先锋街66号, 近金汇路
    • Phone
      3131 7120

    Specializing in southern-style American smoked BBQ, using apple, cherryand hickory wood, then grilled over charcoal. Many classic bar food like Buffalo Wings and deep-fried bites are also on the menu. Bourbon whiskey is the way to go here: they serve up to 40... Read more

  • The Spot 2

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      2/F, 329 Tongren Lu, near Nanyang Lu
      铜仁路329号2楼, 近南阳路
    • Phone
      6247 3579

    The third incarnation of the popular sports bar/restaurant catering to a diverse group of expats looking for food, drinks, bar games, and international sports on the TV. They moved just up the street from their previous location in 2019, setting up shop just above... 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

  • Morton's The Steakhouse

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      IFC Pudong, 4/F, 8 Shiji Da Dao, near Lujiazui Huan Lu
      世纪大道8号, 国金中心IFC商场4楼, 近陆家嘴环路
    • Phone
      6075 8888

    A renowned high-end steakhouse chain from Chicago, Morton's offers cuts of premium beef, the standard selection of steakhouse side dishes, and a voluminous tome of a wine list. Read more

  • Taco Bell (Fengsheng Li)

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    • Address
      285 Maoming Bei Lu, near Weihai Lu
      茂名北路285号, 近威海路
    • Phone
      6271 3558

    It's Taco Bell. A fast-food take on Mexican/Tex-Mex with quesadillas, hard/soft shell tacos, nachos and Asahi on draft. SmartShanghai's professional opinion? It's blaaaarrrrg. Not that it matters, it's Taco Bell. This one is closer than the other one. Meals cost... Read more

  • Beef & Liberty (Pudong Kerry Center)

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      1/F, 1155 Fangdian Lu, near Huamu Lu
      芳甸路1155号1楼, 近花木路
    • Phone
      5042 9086

    Pudong branche of the Beef & Liberty empire. They do hamburgers. Pretty much exclusively. You're going for the burgers. Their house style is beefsteak homage, with house-ground Tasmania beef, served on a custom baked white roll. Gourmet style. But very simple as... Read more

  • Taco Bell (Handan Lu)

    • Address
      600 Handan Lu, near Guobin Lu
      邯郸路600号, 近国宾路
    • Phone
      3507 2903

    It's Taco Bell. A fast-food take on Mexican/Tex-Mex with quesadillas, hard/soft shell tacos, nachos and Asahi on draft. SmartShanghai's professional opinion? It's blaaaarrrrg. Not that it matters, it's Taco Bell. This one is closer than the other one. Meals cost... Read more

  • White Castle (Fengsheng Li)

    • Address
      221 Maoming Bei Lu, near Weihai Lu
      茂名北路221号, 近威海路
    • Phone
      3203 5899

    White Castle has kept it simple for the last century. There are a few different sliders but in the end these are very, very, very simple burgers. A super fluffy bun (fluffier than McDonalds), some American cheese (thicker than McD’s), some grilled onions, a pickle,... Read more

  • POP American Brasserie

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      Three on the Bund, 7/F, 17 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
      广东路17号, 外滩三号7楼, 近中山东一路
    • Phone
      6321 0909

    POP is the new concept to replace New Heights. It's an American-inspired brasserie that totally looks the part — red button leather booths, tray ceilings, tones of copper and tan. The menu is mostly approachable comfort cuisine like braised short ribs, duck leg... Read more

  • The Camel (Xiangyang Bei Lu)

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      1/F, 97 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Xinle Lu
      襄阳北路97号襄阳大楼1楼, 近新乐路
    • Phone
      6437 9446

    Popular Aussie style sports bar with beers on tap, a big food menu, and a well-known pop quiz now in its second location. Read more

  • Tacolicious

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      34 Yuyao Lu, near Haifang Lu
      余姚路34号1幢, 近海防路
    • Phone
      130 2312 4950

    Taco venture from Saira and Thijs of BYFO, Adrian of Joe'ss Pizza and Logan of Logan's Punch. offering double-shell tacos (hard shell inside, soft shell outside) in meat/vegetarian/vegan options. The menu consist of the classics like shrimp, chicken and steak asado,... Read more

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