Offerings range from world-class swank to dark and dingy dens or from places with young Shanghainese kids screaming experimental punk to Filipino cover bands singing "Hotel California" in a hotel basement. Prices range just as wildly.

The Former French Concession is full of small cocktail bars and speakeasies shrouded in varying degrees of secrecy. Farther east, The Bund is also a good place for upscale bars.

Nightlife streets are constantly changing, subject to government regulations, renovation plans, and the like. Just as there is a move to push restaurants into malls, there's also seemingly an initiative to concentrate bars and clubs where possible. Found 158 on Julu Lu on the edge of the Former French Concession is the major example of this, though areas like Xintiandi and Columbia Circle similarly boast clusters of places to go for a drink alongside their restaurants.

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  • 1. El Ocho

    Jing'an | Bars/Pubs

    Comfortable and welcoming, El Ocho is the kind of place where friends meet to catch up over unpretentious but exceptionally good (and smart...Read More

  • 2. The Cannery

    Jing'an | Bars/Pubs

    Equal parts bar and restaurant, this hip gastrolounge appeals to a clientele that ranges from trendy young Chinese and foreigners to old-school...Read More

  • 3. The Wooden Box

    Jing'an | Cafés

    On a quiet lane off busy Nanjing Xi Lu, this café and bar mimics the inside of a tree house, with high ceilings and wood paneling on the rounded...Read More

  • 4. The Zuk Bar


    A hotel bar that doesn't feel like a "hotel bar," this petite spot has a pared back, minimalist, black-and-white tile interior with just a few...Read More

  • 5. Yuyintang

    Changning | Live Music

    No one has done as much to bring Shanghai rock out from the underground and into the open as has this collective. Headed by a sound engineer...Read More

  • 6. 390 Bar

    Changning | Bars/Pubs

    Shanghai's only gay live music venue, 390 bar is also popular with Shanghai's straight club-goers. The decor is outrageous and flaming, perfect...Read More

  • 7. Kaiba

    Jing'an | Bars/Pubs

    Unpretentious and free of frills, Kaiba is the ideal neighborhood bar. It's been around for ages, serving Belgian brews and a few other imports...Read More

  • 8. Rhumerie Bounty

    Jing'an | Bars/Pubs

    A private-themed rum bar that hits just the right note when it comes to decor. The drink of choice here is Havana Club that's been soaked with...Read More

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