In a city as dynamic as Shanghai, it can be hard to keep up with new additions or break free from normal routines. This is a roundup of Shanghai’s newest nightlife additions, perfect for those who have been away for summer and need to catch up, or those who just want to try something new.
1) Speak LowView In Map
Owned by Japanese bartender Shingo Gokan, this high class new addition to Fuxing Zhonglu has two floors, with each floor serving up different drinks. One specializes in adaptations of the classics, while another keeps it traditional with old standards. The cocktail bar is based on the speakeasy concept, as Shingo Gokan also works at a speakeasy in New York, but also offers something different to the Shanghai bar scene.
Add: 579 Fuxing Zhonglu, near Ruijin erlu, Huangpu District, Shanghai
Tel: 0216416 0133
Opening Hours: 18:00-02:00 Sunday-Thursday, 18:00-03:00 Friday-Saturday
2) Mando BarView In Map
An art space by day, complete with pottery workshops, this bar is a performance based bar in the evenings and at night, when live bands take over this relaxed and arty space. This definitely makes for a good addition to Shanghai’s live band and creative arts scene.
Add: A113 1913 Creative Park, 160 Harbin Lu, near Hailun Lu, Hongkou District, Shanghai
Tel: 021 6607 3076
Opening Hours: 20:30-02:00 Daily
3) FumoView In Map
Fumo is an extremely design-aware bar and restaurant, by the people who opened UVA Italian wine bar. The theme is still Italian, and the name is an abbreviation of the Italian word for futuristic: futurismo. However, the menu is not stereotypically Italian, and you will not find pizza or pasta here, but instead a lot of shareable seafood. Instead of only combining with wine, the menu is also full of cocktails, featuring the classics and some interesting new ones.
Add: 3/F, 218 Xinlelu, near Donghulu, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Tel: 021 5435 6317
Opening Hours: 18:00-late Daily
4) El Ocho View In Map
Opened by Shanghai legend, Spanish chef Willy Trullas Moreno, this new huge bar is expected to be an instant hit on the scene. The interior is inviting and interesting, and the drinks are amazing – including the classic cocktails, but also some original ones, some China themed. Food options are also promising, but first and foremost this venue is all about the drinks.
Add: Building 3, 99 Taixinglu, Jing’an District, Shanghai
Tel: 021 6256 3587
Opening Hours: 19:00-02:00 Tuesday - Saturday
5) Logan’s Punch View In Map
As a response to all the fancy bars opening around Shanghai, Logan’s Punch’s barman aimed to create something more accessible for everybody in Zhong Plaza. The drinks are good, reliable, and the bar has a lot of different punches available for sharing.
Add: Building 2, 99 Taixinglu, Jing’an District, Shanghai
Tel: 021 6246 5928
Opening Times: 18:00-01:00 Tuesday-Thursday, 19:00-late Friday-Saturday.
6) TikiView In Map
Inside the Bund Beach, Tiki is the perfect combination of restaurant, bar and dance-floor: you could literally spend all day in here. There is an entrance fee of 50 RMB until 6pm, with which you get one free drink. After 6pm, there is free entry and more affordable drinks and discounted food. Saturdays generally see beach parties, while Sundays have brunches or BBQs.
Add: Number 22, Building 22, Hengshan Fang, 320 Taipinglu, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Tel: 021 6415 0363
Opening Hours: 10:00-24:00
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