Nightlife & the Arts in Shanghai


Nightlife Overview
Name Category Location
288/The Melting Pot
With live performers of varying styles nightly,...
Music Clubs Xintiandi and City Center
390 Bar
Shanghai's only gay live music venue, 390 bar is...
Bars, Music Clubs Shanghai
The Apartment
This bumping club is packed to the gills every...
Dance Clubs Shanghai
Bandu Music
An unpretentious café and bar in the M50 art...
Music Clubs North Shanghai
Bar Rouge
In the trendy Bund 18 complex, Bar Rouge is the...
Bars Shanghai
Barbarossa is a popular evening destination,...
Bars Shanghai
The Brew
The Kerry Hotel's microbrewery is tightly run by...
Brewpubs / Beer Gardens Shanghai
Brown Sugar
In addition to all manner of jazz, this lounge...
Piano Bars / Lounges Xintiandi and City Center
Cashbox Party World
This giant establishment is one of Shanghai's...
Bars Shanghai
Cloud 9
Perched on the 87th floor of the Grand Hyatt,...
Bars Shanghai
Cotton Club
A dark and smoky jazz and blues club, the Cotton...
Music Clubs Former French Concession
This friendly, laid-back favorite moved many...
Bars Shanghai
Downstream Garage
This small underground space hosts everything...
Dance Shanghai
Flamboyant drag queen Eddy has had to move this...
Bars Shanghai
Glamour Bar
Everything from the furniture to the glassware is...
Cafes Shanghai
Crowded at all hours with locals of all ages...
Bars Shanghai
House of Blues and Jazz
Decked out in memorabilia from Shanghai's jazz...
Music Clubs Nanjing Xi Lu and Jing'an
Jade on 36
This swanky spot in the newer tower of the Pudong...
Bars Shanghai
A veteran on the club scene, Judy's is infamous...
Dance Clubs Shanghai
JZ Club
This place is the king of Shanghai's jazz...
Music Clubs Former French Concession
Unpretentious and free of frills, Kaiba is the...
Bars Shanghai
Kunju Opera Troupe
Kun opera, or Kunju, originated in Jiangsu...
Opera Shanghai
Lyceum Theatre
Although the renovation of Shanghai's oldest...
Theater Shanghai
MAO Livehouse
To the west and south of Xintiandi is Shanghai's...
Music Clubs Xintiandi and City Center
Mokkos Jiao
For a laid-back night out near the Bund, Mokkos...
Bars Shanghai
Muse on the Bund
Loud and crowded, Muse on the Bund is where...
Dance Clubs Shanghai
The hottest wine bar in Shanghai, Salute has...
Wine Bars Shanghai
Senator Saloon
On a quiet street in the Former French...
Piano Bars / Lounges Shanghai
Shanghai Acrobatics Troupe
This troupe performs remarkable gravity-defying...
Dance Shanghai
Shanghai Brewery
It's a family affair at Shanghai Brewery, where...
Brewpubs / Beer Gardens Shanghai
Shanghai Centre Theater
This stage serves as a home to tourist favorites...
Dance, Music Shanghai
Shanghai Concert Hall
More than a decade ago, city officials spent $6...
Dance, Music Shanghai
Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center
The city's premier theater venue and troupe, the...
Theater Shanghai
Shanghai Oriental Art Center
This cultural powerhouse present traditional...
Theater Shanghai
Shanghai Studio
At the heart of Shanghai's "alternative"—that...
Bars, Dance Clubs Shanghai
The Shelter
Opened by a collective of Shanghai's leading DJs,...
Dance Clubs Shanghai
Time Passage
Shanghai favors slick nightclubs and posh wine...
Bars Shanghai
Short for Tou Ming Si Kao, this exquisitely...
Bars Shanghai
A Latin-inspired lounge where you can kick off...
Piano Bars / Lounges Shanghai
Its name means "grape" in Italian, so it's no...
Wine Bars Shanghai
Wooden Box Cafe
On a quiet lane off busy Nanjing Xi Lu, this...
Dance Clubs Nanjing Xi Lu and Jing'an
Yifu Theatre
Not only Beijing Opera but also China's other...
Opera Shanghai
No one has done as much to bring Shanghai rock...
Music Clubs Xujiahui and South, Hongqiao and Gubei


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