El Coctel bar in Shanghai
Coctel by name, coctel by nature, celeb chef El Willy’s Yongfu lounge operates a sitting only policy, keeping things civilized. The Spanish bar snacks are worth a try.
2/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu
The Glamour Bar in Shanghai
Sushi-OA relative newcomer to the Shanghai restaurant scene, this unassuming booth on Yangqing Lu offers takeaway and delivery only. Delivery is available over the phone or through Sherpa’s. Choices range from simple salmon nigiri to the mighty Philharmonic maki roll.34 Yanqing Lu, near...
1. People’s Park
What Central Park is to Manhattan, People’s Park is to Shanghai. Dotted with museums and concert halls, Renmin Guangchang sits bang in the center of downtown surrounded by skyscrapers.
231 Nanjing Xi Lu
2. Lu Xun Park
Dedicated to revolutionary writer Lu Xun, this...
Everyone's favorite Fumin Lu people-watching spot, Cantina Agave has a huge outdoor terrace and cozy interior where you can enjoy reasonably priced Mexican food. Shanghai, dress to impress.
A Mansion, 291 Fumin Lu, near Changle Lu
Cantina Agave's Mexican food
The buzz: A new bar from Everwines, the China-wide wine import and delivery company that has shops in Wujiaochang and Gubei.
The look: A wide deck looks out onto tiny Taizhou Lu (the one that links Changping and Kangding) just down from Tongji Gardens serviced apartments, and the stretch of...
I Love Ladies Night! @ I Love Shanghai
Ladies Night: Tuesday
Everyone’s favorite dive bar comes over all feminine on Tuesday nights. Ladies drink for free between 8pm and 1am. Free entry.
I Love Shanghai, 2/F, 1788 Xinzha Lu
Mamacitas & Naughty Chicas @ Yucca
Ladies Night: Wednesday...
1. Shanghai Foreign Languages Bookstore
This Fuzhou Lu book paradise has English fiction and study guides at ground level, and more English books on the top floor.
390 Fuzhou Lu, near Fujian Lu
2. Shanghai Booktraders Used Bookstore
This hidden gem has some great finds if you’re prepared to...
Shanghai Repertory Theater is fast gaining a well-deserved reputation as the city’s finest purveyor of high quality drama, and their recent collaboration with Irishtown Productions proves that they are on top of their game. Cork playwright Cónal Creedon’s gritty soliloquy...
The original Kaiba sits among some great bars and restaurants in the Kangding 528 complex, and serves a huge array of imported beers, many of which are Trappist brews from Belgium.
528 Kangding Lu, near Xikang Lu, 6288 9676
BOXING CAT BREWERY
Now with three branches across...
KEBABS ON THE GRILLE
This all-you-can-eat buffet of curries, tandoori meats, biryani, naan, and desserts happens every Sunday down at the Cool Docks, with unlimited beer, house wine, and soft drinks - all for 140rmb. Sat – Sun 11.30am-4pm.
The Cool Docks, 505 Zhongshan Nan Lu, near Fuxing...