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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

  • Revolucion Cocktail

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      98 Yanping Lu, near Xinzha Lu
      延平路98号, 近新闸路
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      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

  • 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

  • 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
    • Phone
      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 250 people. They cater to a well-heeled crowd that knows and appreciates champagne, cognac and whiskies, and the the music is... Read more

  • The Ritz Bar & Lounge (Portman Ritz-Carlton)

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      The Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, 1/F, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu
      南京西路1376号1层, 近西康路
    • Phone
      6279 8888 * 5976

    The Ritz Bar & Lounge combines Art Deco of the 20s and 30s with touches and elements of glitzy Shanghai during this era, reflecting the theme of "Ye Shanghai" or "Shanghai Nights." Promising to be a first call for global travelers, this focal venue segues from... Read more

  • 8PINTS

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      457-3 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu
      陕西北路457号-3, 近北京西路
    • Phone
      177 0161 0762

    A reimagined gastropub in downtown Shanghai. Not a big space by any means but manages to fit in an open kitchen and and sixteen different craft beers, like the Moonlight Witbier or their award-winning Old Driver IPA. They've also got some interesting options to eat:... Read more

  • The ZUK Bar

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      1/F, The Sukhothai, 380 Weihai Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu
      威海路380号1楼, 近石门一路
    • Phone
      5237 8888

    The ZUK Bar is The Sukhothai Shanghai's street-front cocktail bar, serving naturally-inspired craft cocktails. A lot of infusions, fresh ingredients and herbal flavors, structured according to earthy and nature-y themes. At 85rmb a pop, they're reasonably priced,... Read more

  • No.Ice

    • Address
      171 Jiaozhou Lu, near Xinzha Lu
      胶州路171号, 近新闸路
    • Phone
      6288 8358

    Eminently comfortable cocktail bar on Jiaozhou Lu. Low-ceilinged, woody, low-lit and very atmospheric, it's a great place for an intimate drink or a low-key conversation. The space is a converted lane-house, built around a central bar room with sofa beds. Nice... Read more

  • DownTownHall 151

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      B1/F, 151 Julu Lu, near Chengdu Nan Lu
      巨鹿路151号B1楼, 近成都南路
    • Phone
      136 6160 1828

    A moody, cove-lit cocktail bar across the street from the sunken city. The real treat is downstairs, though: 15 meters underground down a passage, there's a dark-light lit, shadowy underground club pumping out pure party culture late into the night. The DJ booths... Read more

  • Forté

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      1-3/F, Cachet Boutique, 931 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Taixing Lu
      南京西路931号上海凯世精品酒店1-3楼, 近泰兴路
    • Phone
      5019 9389

    A premium entertainment bar made by Milo Star Entertainment Group and Cachet Hotels & Resorts. It's spread across the first, second and third floors of Cachet Boutique, Forté is redefining the traditional karaoke industry withe modern, urban bar vibe. The first floor... Read more

  • Flair Bar

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      Ritz-Carlton Pudong, 58/F, 8 Shiji Da Dao, near Lujiazui Huan Lu
      世纪大道8号, 上海浦东丽思卡尔顿酒店58楼 近陆家嘴环路
    • Phone
      2020 1778

    Flair is another entry in Shanghai's vaunted "Bar With A View" genre. It's brought to you by the Ritz Carlton in Pudong, perched on the 58th floor of the IFC tower that the luxury hotel occupies. The real kicker is the split-level outdoor terrace with views directly... Read more

  • Yasmine's (Pudong)

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      178 Biyun Lu, near Heisong Lu
      碧云路178号, 近黑松路
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      5030 7886

    Yasmine's is a chain that's been around for ages: it started out as a butchershop carrying a variety of local, imported meats, sausages, and more, and then added a steakhouse serving all of the above at friendly prices. Now, Yasmine's is a butchers, steak and burger... Read more

  • Bar Constellation (Xinle Lu)

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      86 Xinle Lu, near Xiangyang Bei Lu
      新乐路86号, 近襄阳北路
    • Phone
      5404 0970

    Constellation was once a hidden gem, a pioneer on China's cocktail bar scene, prized among expats for its exhaustive selection of well-made cocktails and its down-tempo, wood-paneled, very Japanese style bartending. That was long ago. Since then, the city's cocktail... Read more

  • Long Bar (Waldorf-Astoria)

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      Waldorf Astoria, Heritage Building, Lobby Level 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
      上海外滩华尔道夫酒店 中山东一路2号, 近广东路
    • Phone
      6322 9988

    Inspired by the iconic Waldorf Astoria in New York -- and, indeed, also of the Hilton empire -- the Long Bar at the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai is a throw-back to both Shanghai's and New York's early 20th century cultural heritage: art deco and jazz. This classy lounge... Read more

  • 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

  • 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
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      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 Pearl

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      471 Zhapu Lu, near Wujin Lu
      乍浦路471号, 近武进路
    • Phone
      136 2168 8556

    This historic theater up in Hongkou was once a temple, then it was Chinatown, now it's a bubbling club/lounge/bar regularly hosting cabaret theater shows. It's a really beautiful old space with a gallery and theater boxes, with a real feeling of history in the wood,... 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

  • 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 Fellas

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      7/F, 7 Yan'an Dong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
      延安东路7号7楼, 近中山东一路
    • Phone
      6316 9119

    Formerly Shen, this rooftop bar just off the Bund is now part of the Goodfellas family. Since they've taken over, little has changed, other than the name and the fact that pizzas are now on the menu. Drink offerings remain roughly the same: cocktails, wine, and beer,... Read more

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