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  • RED ROOM

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      3/F, Bldg 5, 758 Julu Lu, near Fumin Lu
      巨鹿路758号园区内5号楼3F, 近富民路
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      150 2690 0135

    RED ROOM is a club inside the Julu 758 complex. The space is dark, red, and intimate, kept to a tight twenty booths and a maximum capacity of 150 people. They cater to a well-heeled crowd that knows and appreciates champagne, cognac and whiskies, and the the music is... Read more

  • The Commune Social

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    • Address
      511 Jiangning Lu, near Kangding Lu
      江宁路511号, 近康定路
    • Phone
      6047 7638

    The second restaurant in town to bear the Jason Atherton brand on its masthead. The Commune Social is a contemporary tapas, dessert and cocktail bar. The cuisine seems largely informed by former Gordon Ramsay Lieutenant Jason Atherton's frequent flier miles log.... Read more

  • Tacolicious

    • Address
      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

  • Perch

    • Address
      445 Jiangning Lu, near Wuding Lu
      江宁路445号, 近武定路
    • Phone
      156 1880 8692

    The patio offshoot of the popular Rooster, this one has a more sedate atmosphere, like a Rooster for wine drinkers. They have cocktails on tap, wine, and food designed for sharing. Date night or after-work drinks vibes at the indoor bar, while the large, raised and... 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

  • Shake

    • Address
      3/F, 46 Maoming Nan Lu, near Jinxian Lu
      茂名南路46号3楼, 近进贤路
    • Phone
      6230 7175

    Opened by the owners of Heyday and Chef Danyi Gao, Shake is based on New York supper clubs from the 1960s, where patrons would spend an entire evening at the venue for food, drinks, and entertainment. Shake's dinner menu features fusion dishes like honey cheese tofu,... Read more

  • Must Grill

    • Address
      1/F, Bldg 2, 881 Wuding Lu, near Changde Lu
      武定路881号2号楼1楼, 近常德路
    • Phone
      6176 1378

    Formerly "Must Wine", Must Grill focuses on meats, burgers, and red wine. Dark wood decor and a nice glassed-in patio area with heat lamps during the winter. It's a casual spot; good for a date, friends, or a bite with the coworkers. They have some unique burger... Read more

  • Calypso

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      Jing An Shangri-la, 1218 Yan'an Zhong Lu, near Tongren Lu
      延安中路1218号, 近铜仁路
    • Phone
      2203 8889

    This concept by the Jing'an Shangri-la de Mediterranean cuisine with a sharp focus on Italy and Spain. A densely packed menu features handmade pasta dishes, risottos, authentic Neapolitan pizzas, and primo cuts of Wagyu beef from Australia. The building itself is of... Read more

  • Shanghai Brew House (Jing'an)

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      Wheelock Square, 1717 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu
      南京西路1717号会德丰国广场, 近华山路
    • Phone
      6277 7716

    The third location of the popular brewpub brand. They've staked out two stories of Wheelock Square right across from Jing'an Temple, and built a gastropub for the chic pub-goers downtown. Infinity mirrors in the bathroom? Bold and instagram-worthy. Foil-coated... Read more

  • Zeitgeist

    • Address
      537 Haifang Lu, near Xikang Lu
      海防路537号, 近西康路
    • Phone
      3220 5986

    The result of a couple of German dudes and a roughly 5-day window to convert Bubbly Nation into a genuine Bavarian pub, they serve beer. They serve German food. They've got shelves of beer steins. They don't have lederhosen or Alpine hats hanging on the walls.... Read more

  • Revolucion Cocktail

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      98 Yanping Lu, near Xinzha Lu
      延平路98号, 近新闸路
    • Phone
      186 2181 3816

    Casual, colorful cocktail bar and danceclub in the heart of Jing'an, with Latin-style vibes, good sound and proper drinks. Popular spot. So popular, in fact, it's spawned locations in Bangkok, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Kunming and Xiamen. It's spacious, ideal... Read more

  • Mikkeller Tasting Room

    • Address
      98 Yanping Lu, near Xinzha Lu
      延平路98号, 近新闸路
    • Phone
      158 2112 0823

    Much anticipated China-first for Copenhagen microbrewery Mikkeller. It's located down the alley that's just next to the the 7/11 on Yanping Lu, in a gigantic new complex. Sleek, modern Scandi atmosphere, blonde wood and 20-some taps of the good, good Danish stuff.... Read more

  • Barbarian

    • Address
      1019 Wuding Lu, near Jiaozhou Lu
      武定路1019号, 近胶州路
    • Phone
      137 0199 1174

    Cozy, rustic-looking bar with an emphasis on crafted, custom-order cocktails. Head cocktail shaker is Sasha Bondi, who creates individual cocktails based on a multi-stage survey of preferred tastes. 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

  • Commune Reserve

    • Address
      1107 Yuyuan Lu, near Fenggang Lu
      愚园路1107号, 近凤冈路
    • Phone
      6226 2510

    This big, airy tap house on Yuyuan Lu is both the physical and spiritual successor to a popular Californian craft beer brand that occupied this space before it. Following the closure of Stone Brewing in March 2020, Commune Reserve (part of a country-wide chain of... Read more

  • Specters

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      Bldg D, 753 Yuyuan Lu, near Zhenning Lu
      愚园路753号D楼, 近镇宁路
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    It liiiiiiives. The second iteration of an underground darling, now double the size, Specters is a black-and-red dive bar with heart. It's built for misfits and fans of Misfits. It's still the passion project of a bunch of leathery-skinned personalities you'd... Read more

  • Tres Perros (Fuming Lu)

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      No 1, 148 Fumin Lu, near Julu Lu
      富民路148弄1甲, 近巨鹿路
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      137 7438 3829

    Small, charming Spanish café on Fumin Lu selling cheap coffee, beer, and food like salads and chicken. The food isn't amazing but the place has character, the staff are friendly, and the music is solid. The place is so dog friendly that they'll hook your pooch up... Read more

  • Pistolera (Shanghai Center)

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      1/F, Shanghai Center, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu
      南京西路1376号上海商城1楼, 近西康路
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      6256 2265

    Bright and colorful Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurant with several branches around town, owned by True Legend Hospitality Group (Big Bamboo and The Blind Pig). It's been around in one place or another since 2010. The menu is surprisingly extensive, featuring everything... Read more

  • Malabar

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    • Address
      1081 Wuding Lu, near Jiaozhou Lu
      武定路1081号, 近胶州路
    • Phone
      5237 3085

    Spanish tapas bar. Read more

  • Pierogi Ladies 2.0

    • Address
      No. 8, Lane 283 Jiaozhou Lu, near Xinzha Lu
      胶州路283弄8号, 近新闸路
    • Phone
      138 1878 2405

    Possibly the only place in Shanghai specializing in the Polish staple, pierogi. This is their first dedicated storefront, after a series of pop-ups and operating a delivery service. They've got homemade and exceedingly garlicky pickles, and pierogis come in varieties... Read more

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