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  • The Pearl

    • Address
      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

  • Blue Note Jazz Club

    • Address
      3-5/F, 867 Sichuan Bei Lu, near Haining Lu
      四川北路867号3-5楼, 近海宁路
    • Phone
      139 1870 6076

    Branch of the acclaimed international jazz club, opened in mid 2019 up in Hongkou. The first one in Shanghai and the tenth worldwide. It is 1,700 square meters, with the main room sitting 300 people at once, but it feels a bit... spare. Like a grey box with a stage.... Read more

  • Live Bar

    • Address
      800 Guoshun Dong Lu, near Shuangyang Lu
      国顺东路800号, 近双阳路
    • Phone
      2833 6764

    A Shanghai mainstay in small but stalwart live music community in this city, Live Bar caters new rock music to and from a university crowd in the northern section of Shanghai. On most nights of the week, it's new rock music from local and traveling bands in a... Read more

  • Closed due to health concerns

    Modern Sky Lab (Ruihong Tiandi)

    • Address
      Ruihong Tiandi 3/F, 188 Ruihong Lu, near Tianhong Lu
      瑞虹路188号3楼, 近天虹路
    • Phone
      6580 7180

    State of the art, mid-size livehouse run by one of China's biggest indie labels, Modern Sky (the same folks who bring you Strawberry Festival every year). Equipped with excellent sound, lighting, and LCD screens, this is a great place to see one of the many touring... Read more