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  • Kartel

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      5/F, 1 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Julu Lu
      襄阳北路1号5楼, 近巨鹿路
    • Phone
      5404 2899

    Well-designed, casual French bar and lounge with a great rooftop that has one of the best views in town. The guy who started this used to be with Dr. Wine, then broke off to start his own spot. The place is warm, with wooden floors, exposed bricks, and long, communal... Read more

  • THE CUT Rooftop

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      7/F, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu
      淮海中路999号7楼, 近陕西南路
    • Phone
      5401 5519

    After a couple of years at the rooftop second floor of The Cut, this spot is now The Cut Rooftop, an upscale casual dining lounge thing aimed at a young professionals crowd. Seems like a really good spot... Read more

  • Chez JOJO Wine & Garden

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      333-337 Yongjia Lu, near Xiangyang Nan Lu
      永嘉路333-337号, 近襄阳南路
    • Phone
      6408 0887

    A French style wine bar, with a large selection of wines by glass and by bottle, starting at 42rmb per glass. It's the second restaurant from the Chez JOJO, serving up French food such as homemade foie gras, oysters and plates to share. It's hidden from the street... 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

  • Cotton's (Anting Lu)

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      132 Anting Lu, near Jianguo Xi Lu
      安亭路132号, 近建国西路
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      6433 7995

    Cotton's chilled-out villa atmosphere is also the place to go if you're not used to Chinese food and don't plan on becoming acclimated. They've done a good job of creating a pretty spot where foreigners can feel like they are in any city. The old outdoor dining area... Read more

  • Funkadeli (Fumin Lu)

    • Address
      A Mansion, 291 Fumin Lu, near Changle Lu
      富民路291号, 近长乐路
    • Phone
      6170 1318

    Relaxed atmosphere and plenty of seating inside and outside, but with enough room left to stand if it gets crowded. The food menu is quite extensive. Cold cuts and cheese platters are 120rmb, and lasagna, salads, wraps, panini, focaccia, and even some vegetarian... Read more

  • Ginger

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      91 Xingguo Lu, near Hunan Lu
      兴国路91号, 近湖南路
    • Phone
      3406 0599

    Once boasting three branches around town, Ginger has consolidated and regrouped on Xingguo Lu. The space is a gem. Cozy and compact, it sits perched over a small park complete with wizened old men practicing their tai chi and playing chess and stuff -- very... Read more

  • Maya

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      Grand Plaza Club House, 2/F, 568 Julu Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu
      巨鹿路568弄 四方新城俱乐部2楼, 近陕西南路
    • Phone
      6289 6889

    Maya is a popular, upscale Mexican restaurant whose slightly odd location on the second-floor of an apartment clubhouse is a reminder that good food trumps weird locations. The cooking is contemporary Mexican, with a few concessions like tacos and quesadillas, but if... Read more

  • Abbey Road

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      3 Taojiang Lu, near Hengshan Lu
      桃江路3号, 近衡山路
    • Phone
      5466 2069

    Taojiang Lu sequel to one of Shanghai's most popular summer venues, named after that little street those wacky Beatles trotted across. Ample patio seating screened from the road, robust and comfortable seating, cheap beer on tap, friendly food menu, sports on the TV... Read more

  • Liquid Laundry

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      2/F, KWah Centre, 1028 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Donghu Lu
      淮海中路1028号嘉华坊2楼, 近东湖路
    • Phone
      6445 9589

    Popular gastro-pub / lounge by serial restauranteur Kelly Lee, the woman behind Sproutworks, iiiiit, Boxing Cat, and Cantina Agave. This one has a fully-functional brewery and they usually have a dozen of their brews on tap, which change constantly and can get quite... Read more

  • Cantina Agave (Fumin Lu)

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      A Mansion, 291 Fumin Lu, near Changle Lu
      富民路291号, 近长乐路
    • Phone
      6170 1310

    Great tacos, long list of tequila and frozen margaritas, as well as a salsa bar with eight salsas available. The space is small and gets quite busy late at night and on weekends when the weather is good. Read more

  • Bird

    • Address
      50 Wuyuan Lu, near Changshu Lu
      五原路50号, 近常熟路
    • Phone
      135 0172 6412

    Bird is a cozy wine bar and restaurant by Shanghai Supper Club ringleader and restaurateur Camden Hauge (Egg, Lucky Mart, Bitter). Wine offerings here tick the requisite France, Italy, Germany, Spain, and Australia boxes, of course. But you'll also find a few... Read more

  • Heyday

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      50 Tai'an Lu, near Xingguo Lu
      泰安路50号, 近兴国路
    • Phone
      6236 6075

    Heyday harks back to the glamorous days of 1920's and 30's Shanghai. It's a small, intimate venue showcasing local jazz talents like Coco Zhao. To go with the music is a list of cocktails that riff on Shanghai's decadent jazz era, with names like Heaven Built on... Read more

  • Shanghai Brewery (Donghu Lu)

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      20 Donghu Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu
      东湖路20号, 近淮海中路
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      3356 3996

    The third edition of the popular micro-brewery, restaurant, and pub that brews its own beers, like their Strawberry Lime Cider, a White IPA, and several other selections. Beer is passable, and a better value than some of the food. The burger or BBQ chicken pizza is... Read more

  • Speak Low

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      579 Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Ruijin Er Lu
      复兴中路579号, 近瑞金二路
    • Phone
      6416 0133

    This busy Japanese-style speakeasy is hidden behind a secret door in a bartending equipment shop on Fuxing Lu. It spans four floors, each with its own concept. The lively second floor recalls a house party and they serve classic cocktails like Corpse Reviver No.2 and... Read more

  • Kee Club

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      4/F, Twin Villas, 796 Huaihai Zhong Lu near Ruijin Er Lu
      淮海中路796号4楼, 近瑞金二路
    • Phone
      3395 0888

    KEE Shanghai shares the 1920's Twin Villas flagship brand stores with Alfred Dunhill and promises the same unique "salon", private member's club and dining environment that has proved such a huge success in Hong Kong, targeting the local and international chic. Read more

  • Havana Chino Latino

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      5/F, 20 Donghu Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu
      东湖路20号5楼, 近淮海中路
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      5436 1917

    Havana Chino Latino covers the 5th floor of the same building as Le Baron with pastel colors, tiles from your abuela's kitchen and hacienda shutters. In case the name didn't make it clear, it's heavily name-checking Havana, Cuba, or at least a certain vision of it.... Read more

  • Blarney Stone

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      77 Yongkang Lu, near Xiangyang Lu
      永康路77号, 近襄阳路
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      6422 6605

    The long-time favorite Irish pub is now on Yongkang Lu. Compared to the other little hole-in-the-wall bars on the street, this one's pretty large. Inside, it's like every other Irish bar -- Irish stuff on the walls, lots of wood and tiles, historic Guinness ads and... Read more

  • The Broken Dagger

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      97 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Xinle Lu
      襄阳北路97号, 近新乐路
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    A compact bar located behind the giant, otherwise unmarked mural by Orangeblowfish. Press the button hidden in the facade and if there's space, they'll let you in. Courtesy of bartender-about-town Geo Valdivieso, the dark interior is decked out in esoteric... Read more

  • X Club

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      B1/F, 366 Zhaojiabang Lu, near Xiangyang Nan Lu
      肇嘉浜路366号B1楼, 近襄阳南路
    • Phone
      3356 1255

    Don't let the facade fool you, X Club is a family-friendly lazer tag place near the Jiashan Lu metro station. The vibe is a mix of cyberpunk and college dorm room, with Robocop and Blade Runner posters on the wall and a dayglo lazer tag maze. They've also got a full... Read more

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