A bookstore with a killer view of the Bund and Lujiazui’s skyline. Built in 2016 by China Jianyin Investment, a big state-owned construction and investment firm, JIC Books won the Most Popular Bookstore Award at the China Bookstore Week that year. Its main hall is magnificent, like a train station from the 1800s. They specialize in biographies and autobiographies, which is rare to see. But all in Chinese. Go to chill at the café, which serves decent coffee.
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...
The re-birthed German fine dining restaurant in partnership with the Paulaner group, returned after the original on Binjiang Dadao closed in 2018. Still white table-cloth environment and nice views over the river, except in Hongkou.
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