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 the KOR trademarks: black, white and gold color scheme, a lot of strip lighting, smooth, modern lines and amphitheater seating built around a towering backbar. Feels like drinking in a spaceship. The sound system, playing mostly hip-hop and strictly no EDM, has the midrange softened so that it's conversation friendly. KOR Shanghai deviates from Taipei in that it opens way earlier: 3pm, currently, doing afternoon tea and then dinner from 5.30-9pm, before the lounge menu (and lighting) kicks in around 10pm. The cuisine is bold, the cocktails are eminently drinkable, the prices are surprisingly reasonable. Maybe not super, but definitely a fancy club lounge.
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