You might have heard that Shen, located on the seventh floor of a newly renovated development where Yanan Lu hits The Bund, is a new bar from the people behind DADA.
With its vinyl-topped tables, white-washed walls, straightbacked benches and absent bar, Drunk Begining, feels more like a noodle shop or, more to the point, a roadside café, than anything resembling a late-night watering hole.
Two new bars have opened near The Bund with huge terraces that are ripe for sunshine drinking, and especially timely given the current blue, blue Shanghai skies.
Opened to accommodate the overflow of customers at sister venue Le Vin further east on Changle Lu, there are a lot of similarities between the two bars, especially when it comes to available brands and types of wine, but both manage to feel unique.
Recently opened bar Steampunk is serving up cheap drinks with a theme – steampunk.
De Refter is bucking the town's dominant beer trend. Sichuan peppercorn-infused, bearded craftiness is out; old-school flavour profiles are in.
Constellation's fifth location is a small space tucked away on the second floor of Nanjing Xi Lu's Shanghai Centre, above Pizza Express.
Opening at the start of this year, The Brewer is still in ‘soft-opening’ mode and as a result when we visited they only had two craft beers from a list of seven available.
Hidden just next to the Ritan Park Jenny Lou's, in a location you might expect a lonely fruit stand or two-bit Russian restaurant, The Foxhole's inconspicuous façade is easy to overlook.
Enter Devil’s Share, an innocuous bar in the North Block that’s a refreshing shot in the arm for the development.