Lively Restaurants in Shanghai

Shanghai, the city of fashion, color, atmosphere and fun! Get ready to party and have a blast in China's largest city. The food alone offers enough fun activities to keep you entertained all week long.

Dongbei Ren is an excellent example of a restaurant that also serves up constant entertainment. The decor is like the inside of a northern cabin while the staff and foods are era and regional-specific.

Cantina Agave is where expats go to have fun! The food is delicious, the staff are fun to be around and the salsa bar is delicious. More importantly, the margaritas transform any meal into a party!

Who wouldn't want to dine on Irish fare while sitting inside an old world ship? That's exactly what the decor at O'Malley's Irish Pub represents, and it makes eating, drinking and playing pool or darts all the more fun.

Pu-J's is a tapas fest! You'll find all manner of fun snacks on the menu. For a fun outing or afternoon, just go down the menu with a group of friends and try them all!

To chill in a fun environment with friends or family, Kommune is the ideal place do venture. You'll find a nice drinks menu and simple foods that don't ruin the concept of a restaurant/bar/lounge/club.

Zapatas! Anyone who is anyone in Shanghai has danced on the bar at Zapatas. It just happens! The lady's nights and salsa nights are epic, and the food is actually quite good!

For a low-key kind of fun Flanagan's is a great little spot for simple food, good company and a nice beer selection. For an after-work drink or dinner this is a fun place to meet up with buddies.

Crystal Jade is a fun way to devour copious amounts of Asian cuisine without batting an eye or feeling indulgent. You'll enjoy the quick delivery of food, the speedy staff and the delicious, spice-filled foods.

What Brauhaus isn't fun? Paulaner's is no different! To pump up any party, take it on the road to Paulaner and enjoy the long bench seating, delicious goulash and plentiful draft beers.

Finally, have you ever been to an Italian fast food restaurant owned by a Japanese company serving in Shanghai? That compilation alone makes it worth a curious try. With every dish around $2-3USD at Saizeryia you'll be surprised how good the food actually is. Turns out a Chinese-via Japanese impression of Italian is quite tasty!

Dongbei Ren

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1 Shanxi Nan Road

Traditional Northern Chinese cuisine with austere atmosphere and fun service...
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Cantina Agave

291 Fuming lu
Near Changle Lu

A Latin escape renown with expats for the amazing food and drinks...
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O'Malley's Irish Pub

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42 Tao Jiang Road
Between Heng Shan Road and Wu Lu Mu Qi Road

A notch above the average pub grub with great kids food...
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88 Shiji Dadao
Grand Hyatt Hotel Shanghai

Tapas extravaganza!...
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No. 7, Lane 210 Tai Kang Lu
(The Yard near Sinan Lu)

Chill out amongst Hip Boutiques with Shanghai's rave crowd...
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5 Hengshan Lu
Near Dongping Lu

A little bit loco...
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Flanagan's Pub

899 Dong Fang Road
Holiday Inn Pu Dong

Snooker, TVs, live music and pub grub...
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Crystal Jade Restaurant (Xin Tian Di)

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2-7 2nd Floor, 123 Xin Ye Lu, South Block Xintiandi
Near Madang Lu

Authentic Cantonese delights famous with locals and tourists for the friendly atmosphere...
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Paulaner Bräuhaus Shanghai

2967 Lujiazui
Across from Shangri-La Hotel

Relish Bund and Food, German style!...
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319 Tianyaoqiao Lu

Fill a big appetite for small fee on fast-food Italian...
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