In May, Time Out launched the Love Local campaign
by globally lending our voice to 16 campaigns that are fighting to support local food, drink, culture and entertainment in cities worldwide. Building on that momentum, here in Shanghai, this month we'll be shining a spotlight on the establishments that make our city special.
Our editors have been seeking out the best of city life around the world since 1986. We know that our cities are nothing without their restaurants, cafés, bars, pubs, theatres, music venues, nightclubs, cinemas, art galleries – and all the other local, independently run places where people come together to eat, drink, laugh, think, create, cut loose and fall in love.
Message our WeChat (ID: timeoutshanghaieng) or leave a comment at the bottom of our post to tell us about the local places you love.
Maybe it's the café you posted up at every day searching online for flats when you first arrived in Shanghai or the neighbourhood shop around the corner you grew up with. From mom-and-pop snack shops to non-commercial clubs giving us something other than the mainstream, these are the places that make our hearts go aflutter for Shanghai.
We'll be featuring these businesses in our summer issue and online so let us know the ones most meaningful to you (and don't spare us the details)!