A vampire themed venue down on the South Bund? Sounds unlikely but that’s what HAVEN is. Staged as Dracula’s secret residence, HAVEN is hidden in a warehouse in Shanghai's Dream Harbor, a motorcycle factory turned creative garden near the Cool Docks. Behind its heavy bronze doors lies a Gothic church inspired space with ten-meter-high ceiling and lancet windows. Watch out for the vampire-summoning symbol on the floor, and be careful when you order a drink from the vampire bartenders.
A decadent private room is reserved for Dracula’s very important guests upstairs. It comes with a big swimming pool, separate KTV system and a secret elevator.
HAVEN is open to the public only once a month (every first Saturday of the month); it’s mostly a space for event booking, such as fashion shows, company events and even weddings. It will close down after hosting 666 events, so make sure you check it out next time it opens to everyone. A final note: two vampire inspired cocktails are on the menu for the blood-thirsty ones, namely Voctoria’s Passion and A Bite From Vampire. – Stella Shu