Call it an accidental speakeasy. Instead of making some elaborate, "secret" entrance cloaked as a Mountain Dew machine or a Xiao Long Bao shop, bartender Jerry Chen (ex-Shen
) has opened a bar
on the third floor of a dilapidated office building in the neighborhood around the Lujiabang Lu subway station. The place seats 10-15, guests need to change into slippers or at least remove their shoes, and there is an Xbox. The cocktails are Willy Wonka level creative -- one came out in a large vase engraved with scripture; another involved cereal and chai tea -- and they're all 50rmb.