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The Apartment has been in Shanghai for years. The Apartment is very popular, and going strong for years. With good music, good decorating, good drinks, good food and decent service, it's sensible that Apartment is consistently one of the most popular and crowded night spots in Shanghai. People keep going back because it is good! Excellent.
I saw a picture of one of Union Trading Company’s drinks featured on Smart Shanghai yesterday and decided to stop in with a friend. The downstairs is taken up almost completely with a bar and there is a smallish seating area upstairs.
My friend and I each tried a few drinks. He had the Shanghai milkshake (or some such thing) and I had something with peach brandy. My buddies drink was a little too thick for my tastes, but my drink was fantastic. I’m not normally a fan of anything other than the classics, but I have to say this won me over—not overly sweet, very boozy, and super refreshing on a warm summer night. Second round I ordered a Manhattan and my buddy had a mint julep. The Manhattan came with a candied cherry that had spent a good amount of time in both cinnamon and brandy. It had very complex flavors and was highly enjoyable. The drink itself was fine, if not a standout. The mint julep was also good.
We also ordered the scotch quail eggs and chili cheese tater tots. The scotch eggs were fine but a little over cooked. They came with a fairly mild Dijon mustard, which was appreciated. The tater tots by themselves were fine, but the cheese and chili really made them a dish to remember. Served in a cast iron skillet, the cheese was well melted and distributed throughout. The chili was awesome.
The general atmosphere was really excellent. It had a bit of the whole apothecary thing going on with a variety of bottles throughout. Service was pretty impeccable, I never had trouble flagging down the bar staff and orders were delivered pretty quickly. My water glass also remained full throughout the evening, a nice touch. The music was the sort of playlist I always wished I could create on my own. There was everything from Gang Starr’s Full Clip to 70’s funk, to modern indie rock, and it all worked really well together. The venue is currently in soft opening so they “only” have 20 drinks and 15 or so food dishes. I’ve never understood the need for 100 drink menus, but apparently there is a demand as there are more and more of these places popping up.
Overall, I really enjoyed the experience and see this as my new go-to bar in the neighborhood.
We just returned from two weeks tour ( Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Guilin, Shanghai ) with Trip China Guide. All is unforgettable, and Guilin is the most. We spent 3 days in Guilin,the view all around was just breathtaking. "The Rice Fields" and Yangshuo were probably the highlight of the trip. We also did a wonderful memorable 4 hours cruise on the Li River ending in Yangshou. In Guilin we stayed at the Shangrila. It is the best hotel in town and part of a reputable chain.
I like this place because it has a bar feel to it. Really cool atmosphere, dimly lit, cozy, and pretty good food, but still too oily top be perfect. I also appreciate the wine list, which is as short as simple as can be: one pinotage and one riesling, both of which are around 160/bottle and, because of their respective heft and sweetness, pair perfectly with incendiary sichuan cuisine. I'll be back.
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