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Cinco de Mayo Shanghai

Cinco de Mayo Shanghai February 10, 2012 | Food, Nightlife | Read More
Cinco de Mayo is one of the most amazing drinking holidays of the year. Like Mardi Gras, it’s pure fun, pure booze and easy to enjoy while abroad. Shanghai’s Cinco de Mayo scene is impressive, and with a few great Mexican eateries in town you can even make a day of it. El Mexicano has el...

The Shanghai Beer Revival

The Shanghai Beer Revival March 28, 2011 | Nightlife | Read More
With spring on the way, Shanghai is primed for its annual beer revival. People start to come out of their homes, brush off winter’s hybernation and saunter on down to the brauhauses, pubs, bars, and lounges in search of a good pint. So, if you want to join the beer revival, here are the best places...

Beware Fake Booze in Shanghai

Beware Fake Booze in Shanghai February 21, 2011 | Nightlife | Read More
Counterfeit booze has been an ongoing problem around the world. Fake liquor is cheap to produce and easy to distribute in recycled bottles. If you find yourself in Shanghai at a bar where a mixed drink is less than $4 you might ask yourself if it’s worth the discount when the risk of it being counterfeit...

Shanghai’s Six Swankiest Saloons

Shanghai’s Six Swankiest Saloons February 7, 2011 | Nightlife | Read More
Shanghai is a swanky city. With movie stars, fashion icons, big business gurus and government big wigs all descending on the Pearl of the Orient, its no wonder the bars have gone from small drinking shanties along the Bund to the magnificent 5-star establishments that now overlook the river. With a...

Visiting Shanghai with the Boys

Visiting Shanghai with the Boys September 19, 2010 | Nightlife | Read More
So, the guys want a men’s only trip to Shanghai, eh. Here’s how to really enjoy the city and all it has to offer. Step 1: Dress to impress. In a financial city like Shanghai, only the clean-pressed need show up to some of the city’s most impressive bars and clubs. You’ll want to dress the part,...

A Latin Night Out – Where to go to Tango in Shanghai

A Latin Night Out – Where to go to Tango in Shanghai June 19, 2010 | Food, Nightlife | Read More
If you want to hear the finest Latin tunes and get the best in Mexican cuisine, or even just have an above average margarita, we’re here to be your Latin guide. Shanghai, despite its distance from Latin America both culturally and geographically, has a large collection of Latin-inspired restaurants,...

Drinking in Shanghai

Drinking in Shanghai June 4, 2010 | Nightlife, Travel Tips | Read More
There are many posts out there offering guides to drinking in Shanghai that are similar to the one I recently posted on enjoying the diversity of Shanghai’s Nightlife. However, very few guides come complete with information on how to handle drinking overseas. An American man wouldn’t walk...

How to Enjoy Shanghai’s Vibrant Nightlife

How to Enjoy Shanghai’s Vibrant Nightlife May 26, 2010 | Nightlife | Read More
People from across China rave about the superior nightlife in Shanghai. The city is famous for its innovative, fashionable bars and its raunchy underbelly discos. The hole-in-the-wall pubs are legendary and even the quasi-corporate establishments in the city have legitimate charm and value. It doesn’t...

An Insider’s Guide to Shanghai’s Expat Bars

An Insider’s Guide to Shanghai’s Expat Bars April 22, 2010 | Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
1.) Blue Frog is one of the most popular expat bars in Shanghai for long-time expats and visiting businessmen. It features a lovely,  fully stocked bar with modern decor and friendly, bi-lingual staff. In addition to the expertly-mixed drinks, the awesome Western decor and the friendly bartenders, you’ll...

The Best Glam Bars in Shanghai

The Best Glam Bars in Shanghai April 19, 2010 | Five Star, Nightlife | Read More
Glamour Bar is literally the only place you need to see and be seen in Shanghai to feel you’ve ‘arrived.’ It is the snazziest joint in the city, and attracts some of the country’s wealthiest, most famous, and most attractive of residents. The drinks are expensive, but served by...
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