Sexy Pornstar Martinis at el Cóctel.

[This venue has unfortunately been closed since the time of my visit] El Cóctel is a cocktail bar (quite obviously from the name) backed by the lovely guys of el Willy (also, quite clearly from the name). Opened in 2010, this bar is the product of a communal effort of three passionate and expert mixologists Munenori…

Stylish Bar Manager & Amazing Cocktails at Heyday

Heyday is a cozy jazz bar on Tai’an Lu. The venue’s ambience differentiates itself from more typical jazz bars by not trying to reproduce an old fashioned style but conveying a chic contemporary feeling through the polished interiors. The bar is managed by Kimi who is as lovely as she is stylish. If you see her, ask for recommendations….

In Love with Speaklow by Shingo Gokan

Speak Low’s opening in 2014 by Shingo Gokan is part of the recent wave of speakeasy cocktail bars that has started a couple of years back in Shanghai in response to the trending mixology craze. Unlike other bars that have used the speakeasy marketing trick without actually designing appealing, quality cocktails, Speak Low has managed to rise…

Best Bund Experience at the Nest

Opened by MUSE group and backed by Bacardi, the Nest has been a total hit since its opening last December. To begin with: the ambience and decor are lovely, light sandy & pastel tones convey a feeling of peace and comfort. There are some high tables and lounge sofas, plus few tables outside and stools by the…

Senator Saloon Cocktails are Strong

I came here last weekend under a friend suggestion. We were shopping for dinner at Avocado Lady and Little Catch when he realized we were so close to Senator Saloon. The bar doesn’t have a sign, but is absolutely recognizable, even from outside, from the dim lighting and 20s allure that’s visible through the old…