Best Live Music : You can head-bang to local rock music with Shanghai’s indie kids at the small, dark, and smoky Yuyintang .
Best Location : Tucked inside People’s Park and surrounded by a lily pond, cocktail bar Barbarossa is an oasis of calm.
Best People-Watching : Check out the crowds of swanky party-goers at Shanghai’s legendary Bar Rouge .
Most Low-Key : Japanese cocktail bar Constellation 3 is a relaxed alternative to the thumping downtown clubs.
Most Glamorous : Glamour Bar is glamorous in name and nature; it’s a sophisticated yet artsy bar that attracts Shanghai’s most beautiful people.
Best Theme : Rhumerie Bounty is a pirate lover’s dream, with its seafaring relics decorating the walls, barrel stools, and home-brewed rums that come in individual bottles.
Longest Parties : Located inside an old bomb hideout, down-and-dirty The Shelter offers an alternative to the downtown clubs with its all-night parties.
Best Place to Club like a Local : G Plus , frequented by wealthy Shanghailanders, is a buzzing frenzy of strobe lights, LED screens, whiskey-with-green-teas, and dancing.
Best Glass of Wine : Head to Dr. Wine for a stellar glass of wine and French snacks in a cozy yet elegant atmosphere.