The shortlist: New Bar of the Year

The shortlist for the Time Out Love Shanghai Awards 2016

We love Shanghai. And with top-notch cocktail bars, off-the-hook restaurants and fabulous nights out hitting the tiles, how could you not? Here's this year's shortlist, with nominees hand-picked by our editors, for the Time Out Love Shanghai Awards 2016. Want to spread the love? Click here to vote for your city favourites – shortlisted or not!

The shortlist


The new cool, design-focused digs for bar/café Blackbird – formerly on Wulumuqi Lu – also from the team behind Oha Eatery and excellent drinking den Bar No. 3. The second floor is home to modern Chinese concept Table Black and Bar Black. Plus there's a rooftop (called The Third Floor) kitted ...

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1262 Yanan Xi Lu

The Cannery

With spotlights pointed at a mock copper tiled ceiling overhead, walking into The Cannery feels a bit like entering a giant bar of gold. But while it may seem a little tuhao on the face of it, this new Yuyuan Lu spot from the people behind perenially popular Rockbund hang out The Nest ...

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1107 Yuyuan Lu
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Standing on the third floor of a revamped building on the corner of Jinxian and Maoming Lus, this venue from the people behind Heyday is another live music and drinks spot with a similarly sleek decor, but this time with a vintage supper club theme. A creative dinner menu of broadly ...

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46 Maoming Nan LuOnline booking


Shanghai doesn’t want for places to get a drink. Cocktail drinkers are particularly well-served, which can make getting their attention somewhat difficult. In recent years, a number of bars have attempted to tackle that issue by going the ‘speakeasy’ route, but Tour has a different response: ...

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462 Changle Lu

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