There's some confusion in nightlife happening as a new government order directs entertainment venues to close, even as a number of venues re-open. The government document, which SmartShanghai has seen, is titled Dispatch 132 and is dated 31 March. Directed at district governments and work units, published by the Shanghai Novel Coronavirus Epidemic Prevention and Control Office, its five articles specifically mention the closing of or tight restrictions on libraries, museums, art museums, cinemas, performance sites (for opera and the performing arts, etc), as well "歌舞娱乐场所", or the very broad category of "song, dance and entertainment venues". It does NOT mention bars, restaurants or cafes. It's unclear what exactly those entertainment venues are meant to be, as a number
of live music venues re-open this weekend
(albeit without live entertainment), and even certain clubs
plan to open again this weekend. Meanwhile, Bar Rouge
has put things on hold, saying "during this period, we will be taking some time to remain closed and get ready for a strong opening and future ahead." So, as has been normal during these uncertain times, regulations are evolving and if you are planning on going out to sing, dance or be entertained this weekend, remember to call ahead and confirm your destination is open.