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Photograph: courtesy 3&Co
3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
Three on the Bund has opened a speakeasy hidden in plain sight in its new Japanese restaurant Shinpaku. There’s not too much hush-hush about the bar (you might notice a label posted for ‘3&Co Speakeasy’ near the elevator’s second floor button), but still you could sail by it on your way to the WC without a second thought.

Concealed in plywood structure with an opaque plastic façade, 3&Co’s meant to look like an employee office. Punch in the staff code and if you guess right, the door will slide back to reveal a cluster of standing tables and a small bar edged with dark walnut where you can sip on a rosemary gimlet or paloma with jalapeno-infused tequila and celery bitters.

By Cat Nelson

Venue name: 3&Co
Opening hours: 5.30pm-2am daily
Metro: Nanjing Dong Lu
English address: Second Floor, Three on the Bund, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
Chinese address: 中山东一路3号, 近广东路, 外滩三号, 2楼