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Shanghai Nightlife: the hit list

You mean you haven't been here yet?

By Asia City Staff | Dec 31, 2011

  • Shanghai Nightlife: the hit list
    Richbaby Shanghai

Every city has a set of bars that define its scene. For us, these are the bars that have defined Shanghai nightlife. If you have never been to them, get on it.

Bar Rouge Shanghai

Bar Rouge Shanghai

Bar Rouge

Shanghai's most iconic nightlife venue, Bar Rouge offers a chi-chi atmosphere (i.e. beaucoup French people), skyline view, and classy cocktails.

Barbarossa

Decked out in Moroccan tents, Barbarossa is located within People's Park, by the lake. Barbarossa has one of the best locations in Shanghai: the terraces face a lily pond and the buildings at People's Square.


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Shanghai bar Boxing Cat Brewery

Boxing Cat Brewery Shanghai

Boxing Cat Brewery

Boxing Cat Brewery is one of Shanghai's most successful microbreweries, with prices just high enough to push it into "hip exclusive" territory without putting off the mid-range clientele.


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Constellation

Constellation II is a cocktail bar spread over two floors, featuring brass fittings and warm leather furnishings. The Yongjia branch (Constellation II) does a fabulous Moscow Mule, making it one of our favorite bars in Shanghai for cocktails.


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Cotton's Shanghai bar

Cotton's Shanghai

Cotton's

Cotton's at Anting Lu is the first of Cotton Ding's eponymous bars, and an expat favorite, but the second outlet at Xinhua Lu has an even bigger outdoor terrace—great when the weather is good.

Shanghai bar M2

M2 Shanghai

M2 Shanghai

A bar to spot Chinese celebrities, catch big name DJs, or just dance your ass off.

M1NT Shanghai

M1NT Shanghai

M1NT

A "members preferred" luxury club on the Bund, offering world class service, food, drinks, and a panoramic Bund view. And, of course, the famous 17m long shark tank.

Richbaby Shanghai

Richbaby Shanghai

Richbaby

China's most famous clubbing brand Babyface has relaunched itself as Richbaby in Shanghai. Come for the ultimate "Chinese" clubbing experience.

Zapata's

One of the many bars along Henshan Lu, Zapata's is popular with expats, and to us, has just the right amount of sleaze, plus a great ladies night.


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