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Kathleen's Waitan Restaurant & Cocktails

Kathleen's Waitan Restaurant & Cocktails

The Bund ¥400-600 for two
The project from the people behind Kathleen's 5 has one of the best views in the city. This space will combine restaurant, speakeasy and patio lounge services set...
Le Verre a Vin

Le Verre a Vin

This is the second branch of wine bar Le Vin. There’s greenery draped from hanging potted plants, white brick walls and elegant, unusual installations of dangling...

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Light & Salt | Library Distillery

Light & Salt | Library Distillery

The Light & Salt concept is definitely gunning for that young market segment that sees itself as discerning and hip and likes to chat about typography. Their Libr...
Beernest

Beernest

This beer-lover’s bar serves up over 60 labels, from Dead Guy to Trappist, in a relaxed, home-like venue that encourages friendly conversation among the patrons. ...
el Coctel

el Coctel

Former French Concession ¥200-299 for two
This place does just about everything right. Fabulous, comfy space with imaginative furnishings and decor, cool crowd, excellent service and a barman imported fro...
Muse on the Bund

Muse on the Bund

This sumptuous club has a glorious rooftop terrace with an infinity pool, lavish KTV rooms and VIP lounges with tricked out sound systems. The newest of the Muse ...
Kaiba > Kangding Lu

Kaiba > Kangding Lu

Jing An Less than ¥99 for two
This small neighborhood bar serves up a wide range of rare and expensive Belgian brews, along with other select imports, although there are only peanuts and other...
Union Trading Company

Union Trading Company

F&B dream team Austin Hu and Yao Lu have pooled their skills for this much-anticipated cocktail bar. Drink aficionados can work their way through a list of 100 hi...
Nimbus Bar

Nimbus Bar

This sci-fi themed cocktail bar is the nightlife component of American restaurant Vespertine at the Cool Docks. Sip on an experimental cocktail while taking in th...
The Nest

The Nest

The Bund ¥400-600 for two
At upscale Rockbund gastrolounge The Nest, which is backed by Grey Goose vodka and MUSE Group, head bartender Carson Xie whips up innovative, savory cocktails at ...
UVA Wine Bar

UVA Wine Bar

Jing An ¥200-299 for two
Run by two Italians--one of whose parents each own a winery--this wine bar certainly has pedigree.
Unico by Mauro Colagreco

Unico by Mauro Colagreco

The Bund ¥400-600 for two Book Online
This stylish restaurant-lounge is run by Argentine two-star Michelin chef Mauro Colagreco, who came to fame for Mirazur, his restaurant in France.
CHAR Bar

CHAR Bar

CHAR Bar on the top floor of the Indigo Hotel offers one of the best views of Pudong you'll find anywhere in the city. The glamorous outdoor terrace features glow...
Constellation > Yongjia Lu

Constellation > Yongjia Lu

This Japanese-style bar is a French Concession staple for well-crafted cocktails. The old-fashioned, minimalist interiors provide an intimate setting that lets yo...
Mokkos

Mokkos

Hidden away Japanese style bar specializing in sochu, a distilled alcohol. With a cornucopia of brands and minimalist décor it evokes Japan.
Dada

Dada

Changning Less than ¥99 for two
Tucked away up a back alley behind the old Anar, this low-lit, graffiti scrawled bar gives us a reason to keep spending our nights on Xingfu Lu though its best-kn...
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uDance Radio Vinyl Club (URVC)

uDance Radio Vinyl Club (URVC)

uDance Radio Vinyl Club (URVC) This uber-hip cafe and nightclub was opened by Dave K, founder of China’s only indie radio station for electronic music, uDance. It...
Lost Heaven Lounge

Lost Heaven Lounge

The Lost Heaven Lounge is the place where martinis and minority cultures mix in China’s most modern city. Lost Heaven Lounge occupies the third and fourth floors ...
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Pata Negra

Pata Negra

Velvet Lounge's owners gave the space and its personality an overhaul and about the only thing left of the late-night spot is its brick pizza oven. The new space ...
Brownstone

Brownstone

The people behind popular American eatery chain Blue Frog set up this cocktail bar in Surpass Court. It's well-lit and has an excellent assortment of cocktails pl...
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Constellation > Xinle Lu

Constellation > Xinle Lu

Huaihai Zhong Lu ¥100-199 for two
This small, low-lit rectangular bar is one of Shanghai’s best places great cocktail. Make your choice from the extensive, yet not over-priced, cocktail menu and t...
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