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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

  • Perch

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      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

  • 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
    • Phone
      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

  • Lab

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      1093 Wuding Lu, near Jiaozhou Lu
      武定路1093号, 近胶州路
    • Phone
      6255 1195

    This cocktail bar specializes in whisky and what you can do with it. It's an elegant, split-level space, with walls covered with bottles and cheeky quotes about booze. The menu starts with about a dozen pages of single malts and blends, but is back up by a page of... 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
    • 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 Cannery

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      1107 Yuyuan Lu, near Jiangsu Lu
      愚园路1107号, 近江苏路
    • Phone
      5276 0599

    Beautiful lounge with great food at good prices. This one is by the same team as popular Rockbund venue The Nest, but located far west of there on mellow and historic Yuyuan Lu. One of the main themes here is the sea, so fresh seafood is all over the menu. Go for the... Read more

  • THE CUT Rooftop

    • Address
      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

  • Highline

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      6/F, 282 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu
      淮海中路282号雅诗阁公寓6楼, 近黄陂南路
    • Phone
      6333 0176

    Highline is a contemporary American and cocktails from a trio of F&B veterans. The plan: All-day and late night California classics cuisine. The look: mid-century Miami-fornia minimalist chic sunken living room batch pad. The price points: Cocktails from 68rmb to... Read more

  • The Nest

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      6/F, 130 Beijing Dong Lu, near Huqiu Lu
      北京东路130号中实大厦6楼, 近虎丘路
    • Phone
      6308 7669

    Super popular bar / restaurant / lounge by nightclub brand Muse Group and Grey Goose vodka, right by the Rockbund Art Museum. Good design, good drinks, great food. They specialize in vodka-based cocktails (60-80rmb) and high-end bar food like oysters and steaks.... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
    • Phone
      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

  • UP Shanghai

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      2/F, 688 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Kangding Lu
      陕西北路688号2楼, 近康定路
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    A fast-paced cocktail bar with a uuuuge bar, but also an urban-chic nightclub, UP has the determined party-vibes of a Latin lounge minus the soundtrack, and it has a terrace. And a kitchen that stays open till 2am. And Sunday brunch. Yeah, it's hard to pin... Read more

  • KOR Shanghai

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      Wheelock Square, 2/F, South Annex, 1717 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu
      南京西路1717号会德丰国广场2楼, 近华山路
    • Phone
      5298 0651

    Shanghai's first self-declared "superlounge" (plenty of "superclubs," but thus far no "superlounges") has a lot of DNA from the KOR that opened up in Taipei in 2016 by theLOOP Group. The one in Shanghai isn't looking to break that mold, at least looks-wise. It has... Read more

  • Barber Shop

    • Address
      615 Yongjia Lu, near Wulumuqi Nan Lu
      永嘉路615号, 近乌鲁木齐南路
    • Phone
      188 0177 7008

    Speakeasy / cocktail bar hidden behind a little barber shop on Yongjia Lu. It's really a house, so this place is huge for a speakeasy, with three big rooms and a large backyard. The vibe inside is more 1930s and tiki than barber shop, and there's a lot of attention... Read more

  • CÉ LA VI

    • Address
      8/F, 27 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu
      中山东路一路27号8楼, 近北京东路
    • Phone
      6333 5877

    Three-in-one nightlife hub on the Bund. Dining, lounge cocktail bar and club with its own dedicated entrance, kind of like M1NT, its nearest comparison. Nice terrace on the dining and lounge side. Food is pan-Asian or modern Asian fusion. Think burrata with XO sauce.... 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

  • Grand Comptoir Le Bec

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      178 Xinhua Lu, near Panyu Lu
      新华路178号, 近番禺路
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      131 2294 4178

    Originally "Le Bec & Charlie's" but changed in 2020 to "Grand Comptoir Le Bec," This is Nicolas Le Bec dipping two toes in the world of Thai cuisine. It's not a full-on Thai restaurant, it is still predominantly French, but there are now prawn shao mai and a Thai... Read more

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Shanghai

    • Address
      4/F, 139 Nanjing Dong Lu, near Jiangxi Zhong Lu
      南京东路139号4楼, 近江西中路
    • Phone
      6330 9218

    Dark, intimate and chic jazz lounge set up in partnership with the famed New York institution, Jazz at Lincoln Center regularly rotates in two- to three-week residencies, from fresh conservatory graduates to grizzled industry veterans and regulars at the New York... Read more

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