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Shaken and stirred.
El Coctel 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 Glamour Bar The Glamour Bar in Shanghai Beautiful...
May 26 2011
Sushi feast
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...
Springtime in Lu Xun Park
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...
Cantina Agave
Cantina Agave 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   Maya...
Everwines
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...
Apr 28 2011
Where my ladies at?
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...
Apr 28 2011
The best bookshops in town
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...
Apr 22 2011
The Cure
 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...
Mar 29 2011
The BREW at Kerry Parkside
KAIBA 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 康定路528号, 近西康路 BOXING CAT BREWERY Now with three branches across...
Feb 28 2011
Cantina's brunch tacos
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...