Time Out Love Shanghai Awards 2018: the winners

The verdict is in...

What makes Shanghai so great? Is it the world-class restaurants and bars, the thriving arts and music scene, the wealth of services that keep us looking and feeling fine, or a mix of all the above?

The verdict is in. You told us what you love about your city in this year’s Love Shanghai Awards – and we threw in a few picks of our own. From huge city icons and new off-the-hook hotels, to small everyday eateries and local late-night, here are the winners for 2018.

Looking for more places to love? See the full list of nominees here.
RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Photograph: Yang Xiaozhe (Botanik)

Winner: Botanik
Outstanding: Bird
People’s Choice: The Cannery


NEW RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Photograph: Yang Xiaozhe (Together)

Winner: Together
Outstanding: Oha Eatery


FINE DINING RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR


Winner: Bo Shanghai
Outstanding: Canton Table
People’s Choice: Maison Lameloise


CASUAL DINING RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

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Photograph: Yang Xiaozhe (Bird)

Winner: Bird
Outstanding: Pelikan
People’s Choice: Mercado 505


EVERYDAY EATS OF THE YEAR

Photograph: Yang Xiaozhe (RAC)

Winner: RAC
Outstanding: Xime
People’s Choice: Homeslice Pizza


CAFÉ OF THE YEAR

Photograph: courtesy Brut Eatery

Winner: Brut Eatery
Outstanding: O’Mills
People’s Choice: Moka Bros


ICON AWARD
Legendary restaurant still keeping it fresh 

Photograph: courtesy Azul Tapas Lounge

Outstanding: Jean-Georges
People’s Choice: SUN with AQUA


BRUNCH OF THE YEAR

Photograph: Cat Nelson (Highline)

Winner: Highline
Outstanding: Colca
People’s Choice: The Bull & Claw


BAR OF THE YEAR

Photograph: courtesy The Sukhothai Shanghai

Winner: The ZUK Bar
Outstanding: Specters
People’s Choice: Shake


NEW BAR OF THE YEAR

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Photograph: courtesy Ars & Delecto 

Outstanding: RIINK
People’s Choice: La Social


WINE BAR OF THE YEAR

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Photograph: Yang Xiaozhe (RAC) 

Winner: RAC
Outstanding: Le Verre à Vin
People’s Choice: Bird


COCKTAIL BAR OF THE YEAR

Photograph: Yang Xiaozhe (Union Trading Co.) 

Outstanding: Sober Society
People’s Choice: The Nest


BEER BAR OF THE YEAR

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Outstanding: Little Creatures
People’s Choice: Boxing Cat Brewery


SPORTS BAR OF THE YEAR


Outstanding: The Camel
People’s Choice: Big Bamboo


SPEAKEASY OF THE YEAR

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Winner: Barules
Outstanding: Flask
People’s Choice: Speak Low



DRAFT BEER VENDOR OF THE YEAR, SPONSORED BY STELLA ARTOIS*
*Selected by Stella Artois.

People’s Choice: Peace Hotel Jazz Bar
Winner: Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao vine bar
Outstanding: La seine
MAINSTREAM CLUB OF THE YEAR

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Photograph: Yang Xiaozhe (Club 3 1⅓)

Winner: Club 3 ⅓
Outstanding: M1NT
People’s Choice: Bar Rouge


ALTERNATIVE CLUB OF THE YEAR

Photograph: courtesy Elevator

Winner: Elevator
Outstanding: ALL
People’s Choice: Le Baron


CLUB NIGHT OF THE YEAR

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Photograph: courtesy Medusa 

Winner: Medusa
Outstanding: China Social Club x NTS
People’s Choice: Freelancelovers


MUSIC VENUE OF THE YEAR

Winner: Yongfoo Elite
Outstanding: Yuyintang
People’s Choice: Shake


ART SPACE OF THE YEAR

Photograph: Yu Zhiming (Long Museum West Bund)

People’s Choice: Power Station of Art


PERFORMANCE VENUE OF THE YEAR

Outstanding: Jazz at Lincoln Center Shanghai
People’s Choice: Mercedes-Benz Arena
MASSAGE SPA OF THE YEAR

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Photograph: courtesy Dragonfly 

Winner: Dragonfly
People’s Choice: Zen Massage


SALON OF THE YEAR

Outstanding: Mirage.M
People’s Choice: Doc Guthrie's


FITNESS & WELLNESS STUDIO OF THE YEAR

Photograph: Vis by Versus

Outstanding: Body Blacksmith
People’s Choice: Z&B Fitness


LIFESTYLE SERVICE OF THE YEAR

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Photograph: courtesy BottlesXO 

Winner: BottlesXO
Outstanding: Spare Leash
People’s Choice: Party Box


SHOP OF THE YEAR

Photograph: Cat Neslon (Mia Fringe)

Winner: Mia Fringe
Outstanding: The Common Store
People’s Choice: Swiss Butchery


SHOPPING DESTINATION OF THE YEAR

Winner: iAPM
Outstanding: Florentia Village
People’s Choice: THE PLACE


GROCERY SERVICE OF THE YEAR

Photograph: courtesy FIELDS

Winner: FIELDS
Outstanding: Carrefour E-commerce
People’s Choice: Epermarket


MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE VENUE OF THE YEAR

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Outstanding: Lamblin
People’s Choice: Columbia Circle


HEALTHCARE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

People’s Choice: Parkway Health
NEW HOTEL OF THE YEAR

Photograph: courtesy The Shanghai EDITION

People’s Choice: The Middle House


BOUTIQUE HOTEL OF THE YEAR

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Photograph: courtesy The Waterhouse at South Bund 

People’s Choice: The PuLi Hotel and Spa


LUXURY HOTEL OF THE YEAR

Photograph: courtesy Capella Shanghai 

People’s Choice: The Shanghai EDITION


BUSINESS HOTEL OF THE YEAR



FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOTEL OF THE YEAR

Photograph: courtesy Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Oriental

People’s Choice: Hyatt Regency Shanghai, Wujiaochang


SERVICED APARTMENTS OF THE YEAR

Photograph: courtesy Stanford Residences 



HOTEL SERVICED APARTMENTS OF THE YEAR

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Winner: Residences at Kerry Parkside
People’s Choice: Four Seasons Place


CHINESE HOTEL RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Photograph: courtesy Sui Tang Li 



INTERNATIONAL HOTEL RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Photograph: Yang Xiaozhe (LAGO) 



HOTEL BAR OF THE YEAR

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Photograph: Yang Xiaozhe (The ZUK Bar)



HOTEL BRUNCH OF THE YEAR

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HOTEL BUFFET OF THE YEAR

People’s Choice: Market Café at Hyatt Regency Shanghai Global Harbor


HOTEL CONFERENCE FACILITIES OF THE YEAR

Photograph: courtesy Crowne Plaza Shanghai Pujiang



MOST ANTICIPATED HOTEL OPENING OF THE YEAR

Winner: JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai Pudong
Outstanding: Aloft Shanghai Zhangjiang Haike
People’s Choice: PARKZOO Jingan Shanghai

See the full list of nominees

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