Peering in through the huge glass façade, all the pieces appear to be in place – exposed brick walls, arrangements of beer glasses proudly emblazoned with ‘NBeer’, even pressed steel furniture and old-timey blown-glass light blubs.
The stretch between Western and Chinese New Years can sometimes be a bit of a lull period for Shanghai's bar scene, but the past few weeks have seen a number of notable openings.
As the name suggests, the focus here is on Champagne. The bar offers more than 20 different varieties.
The French-managed Spanish tapas bar that specializes in homemade rum and vodka is back, and this time with a twist.
A retro-themed cocktail bar that looks like miniature version of a set from Gone with the Bullets.
Barules features a pressed tin ceiling reminiscent of Senator's and a set of shirts-and-braces-wearing staff who could fit in at any number of speakeasy-style joints around town.
With its speckled linoleum floor, hanging plastic plants and mounted deer head, Snake Livehouse feels more like the basement of an old community center than it does a rock venue.
Avenue is yet another smart addition to the stretch of road near Hengshan Cinema that's recently become home to a new branch of Mexican pub Pistolera and a host of bars and restaurants at the Hengshan Fang complex.
A vodka shot is poured out from an ice container at the Fantasy Ice Bar in the outdoor garden in front of the 81-floor skyscraper China World Summit Wing, Dec 25, 2014.
Self-proclaimed gastro lounge The Nest opened at Rockbund on December 17, serving cocktails, organic meats and seafood in what the creators are calling an ‘unpretentiously chic’ and inviting environment.