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Shanghais largest English language venue directory, with over 10,000 listings, maintained by an editorial team of long-term Shanghai residents
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  • The Captain

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      6/F, 37 Fuzhou Lu, near Sichuan Zhong Lu
      福州路37号6楼, 近四川中路
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      6323 7869

    Hidden on the roof of Captain's Hostel, The Captain sportingly provides a cheaper alternative to some of its neighboring bars along The Bund. Comes with a roof terrace and a very nifty view. Nautical-themed decor and a drinks menu averaging in the 70rmb range. Food... Read more

  • Bar Rouge

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      Bund 18, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu
      中山东一路18号外滩18号7楼, 近南京东路
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      6339 1199

    Open since 2004, Bar Rouge is far and away the most famous club in Shanghai, and sets the standard for Bund nightlife. Terrace view, classy sleek interiors and a French-Shanghai identity. They went through a renovation in January 2019, reopening with a razzle-dazzle... Read more

  • Yu Garden Food Court

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      69 Jiuxiaochang Lu, near Xiangge Lu
      旧校场路69号, 近香阁路
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      186 1652 2005

    Located on the famous tourist attraction Yu Garden, with a seating capacity of 500 seats and more than 20 food stalls, this is a foodcourt that's hard to miss. A combination of street food and Jiangnan regional cuisine under one roof, they offer a multitude of dining... Read more

  • Lost Heaven (Bund)

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      17 Yan'an Dong Lu, near Sichuan Nan Lu
      延安东路17号, 近四川南路
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      6330 0967

    This is the flagship location of Yunnan restaurant Lost Heaven. They do relatively authentic Yunaan food, and if you wanna do pre- or post-dinner drinks they have a really nice terrace on the roof. Prices are reasonable for the location and views. Definitely a good... Read more

  • Sichuan Citizen

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      2/F, 378 Wukang Lu, near Tai'an Lu
      武康路378号2楼, 近泰安路
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      5404 1235

    Sichuan Citizen is the Sichanese restaurant/cocktail bar/tea house expansion of the popular Citizen Cafe. After the original building on Donghu Lu was reclaimed, it moved to Ferguson Lane in mid 2018. The new location is brighter and roomier, and now it has a... Read more

  • South Bund Fabric Market

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      399 Lujiabang Lu, near Nancang Jie
      陆家浜路399号, 近南仓街
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    The famous Shanghai "Fabric Market" is home to hundereds of tailors and seamstresses, and is the city's prime destination for bespoke clothing garments. If it can be stitched and sewn, they can do it for you at the South Bund Fabric Market. Payment is mostly in... Read more

  • VUE (Bar)

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      Hyatt on the Bund, 32-33/F, 199 Huangpu Lu, near Wuchang Lu
      黄浦路199号, 外滩茂悦大酒店32-33楼 近武昌路
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      6393 1234 ext 6348

    VUE Bar atop the Hyatt on the Bund is a great place to sip on some after work cocktails, or lounge after a long Sunday Brunch. With amazing views of the Bund, wood interior and jacuzzi on the outdoor terrace, it's a beautiful and equipped place to enjoy a mellow... Read more

  • Propaganda Poster Art Centre

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      7/F, East Bldg, 726 Yan'an Xi Lu, near Jiangsu Lu
      延安西路726号东楼7层, 近江苏路
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      139 0184 1246

    This is the new location for this slightly secretive museum. During December 2019, it moved out of its old basement and into this old-fashioned office building. Propaganda Poster Art Center has a collection of hundreds of original posters from the Mao years as well... Read more

  • Barbarossa

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      Inside People's Park, 2/F, 231 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu (Entrance between Starbucks and Shanghai Art Museum)
      南京西路231号2楼, 人民公园内 近黄陂南路
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      6318 0220

    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 for cocktails, hookahs, dinner, DJs, and its serene, oasis atmosphere. After an extended closure in 2018, it reopened, though... Read more

  • Coconut Paradise (Fumin Lu)

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      38 Fumin Lu, near Yan'an Zhong Lu
      富民路38号, 近延安中路
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      6248 1998

    A renovated French-style villa with spacious enclosed garden houses one of Shanghai's most popular Thai eateries. Like its sister restaurant Lost Heaven the dim, candle... Read more

  • AP Plaza

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      Inside Metro Line 2, Shanghai Science & Technology Museum, 2000 Shiji Da Dao, near Yingchun Lu
      地铁2号线上海科技馆站内, 世纪大道2000号, 近迎春路
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    AP Plaza is Pudong's biggest "fake market", located underground in Metro Line 2's Science & Technology Museum station. The northern half of AP Plaza, called Xinyang, is a collection of stalls, touts, and greedy salespeople out to rip-off unsuspecting tourists with... Read more

  • Guyi (Fumin Lu)

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      89 Fumin Lu, near Julu Lu
      富民路89号, 近巨鹿路
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      6249 5628

    Guyi is an institution of a Hunan restaurant in Shanghai, among both foreigners and locals, for its upscale environment and excellent fiery food, unaffected by local tastes. It's a step up from almost all other Hunan restaurants in Shanghai, and though quality has... Read more

  • Xintiandi

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      Lane 181 Taicang Lu, near Madang Lu
      太仓路181弄, 近马当路
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    Translated to "New Heaven and Earth", Xintiandi is the ritzy cultural hub in the heart of Shanghai, composed of restored traditional shikumen ("stone gate") houses on narrow alleys. Xintiandi is one of Shanghai's most popular tourist destinations and home to some of... Read more

  • Shanghai Tower Observation Deck

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      501 Yincheng Zhong Lu, near Lujiazui Huan Lu
      银城中501号, 近陆家嘴环路
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    The newest and tallest -- as of August 2016 -- architectural statement in Shanghai, the Shanghai Tower is the tallest building in China and the second tallest building in the entire world (only the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is taller). It houses the highest... Read more

  • Oriental Pearl Sky Revolving Restaurant

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      Inside the Oriental Pearl Tower, Fenghe Le, near Lujiazui Huan Lu
      缝合路, 近陆家嘴环路
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      5879 8888

    Chinese and Western buffet, wedding-like atmosphere, pink and purple lights, and a rotating perch at a table inside the middle ball of the Pearl Tower. Food's passable, not more, but that's not the point anyway. Dinner runs 280rmb per person, without drinks, and... Read more

  • Din Tai Fung (SWFC)

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      Shanghai World Financial Center, 3/F, 100 Century Avenue, near Dongtai Lu
      世纪大道100号3楼, 近东泰路
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      6877 6886

    Din Tai Fung is a Taiwanese chain, but don't hold it against them. Their versions of Chinese snack food -- dumplings, noodles, steamed buns, and simple vegetable dishes -- are impeccable, as is their highly-trained service. You pay for the luxury of all of this, of... Read more

  • Lotus Eatery (Putuo)

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      1378 Meichuan Lu, near Zhenguang Lu
      梅川路1378号, 近真光路
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      6210 0768

    Northside outpost of super popular Yunnan restaurant Lotus Eatery. It's a cheap, family-run restaurant serving dishes featuring wild mushrooms, pickled vegetables, BBQ, flowers, the odd insect or two, and other standbys like Yunnan-style fried goat cheese. Beer is... Read more

  • Fairmont Peace Hotel

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      20 Nanjing Dong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
      南京东路20号, 近中山东一路
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      6138 6888

    One of Shanghai's landmark buildings, the Peace Hotel was a glamorous, Art Deco hotel jewel in the crown of Sir Victor Sassoon. Its jazz musicians were legendary, as were the costume parties and general hi-society debauchery that happened in the luxury hotel. It fell... Read more

  • The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong

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      8 Shiji Dadao, near Lujiazui Huan Lu
      世纪大道8号, 近陆家嘴环路
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      2020 1888

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  • Lao Beijing

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      1 Henan Nan Lu, near Yan'an Dong Lu
      河南南路1号, 近延安东路
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      6373 4515

    Lao Beijing is a grand old Peking duck restaurant. The dining room is large, the hostesses are tarted up in costume, and the place smells of wood smoke. This location, down near the Bund, is great for tourists staying at the Westin and people looking for dinner... Read more

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