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Unknown. Listed since Aug 2018
SmartShanghai.com Editor's Description
It means "art and delight" in Latin. Originally from Tokyo F&B group Small Axe, the ones behind Bar Trench in Shibuya District (number 16 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2018), this is a cafe-by-day and izakaya-bites-and-proper-cocktails place by night. Modernist Euro-damaged cafe on the first floor and a bar/lounge on the second, with understated white marble, and Toulouse-Lautrec-style fin de siècle prints on the walls. The drinks, broken into Signature and Classics, are themed around modernist expatriate globe-trotting, with exotic ingredients and allusions to far-flung places. And pricy. The original team from the lauded Bar Trench in Tokyo have since left and taken some of the luster and quality with them, but the second-floor bar especially is still a good place to go, though it does get a bit crowded.
A nifty little cocktail bar brings some new life to Jinxian Lu.
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