Dusk Till Dawn

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Photograph: courtesy Dusk Till Dawn
688 Shaanxi Bei Lu
A part speakeasy, lounge and club 'hidden' behind a door of street-side Thai spot Soi Thai. The main drawcard is the signature cocktail menu that’s presented on a set of cards and divided into four categories – Vampire, Queen, Psychopath and Priest. Drinks (88-118RMB) are based on characters from comic-book and cult-classic movies like the Hannibal Lector: a bloody Mary riff that sees vodka shaken in with gazpacho and served next to bread and jamon, or Harley Quinn – made with bubble gum-infused gin, served in a bird-shaped glass and garnished with a strip of gum as a nod to the Joker’s anarchic beau.

The film-themed cocktail menu is available from 6-10pm during the bar’s speakeasy period on weekends (all night on weekdays), before the space then shifts into dance mode with lounge vibes and housey tunes, plus smoky red laser lights that project down from the ceiling.
Venue name: Dusk Till Dawn
Opening hours: 6pm-2am (Sun-Thu);6pm-4am (Fri-Sat)
Metro: Changping Lu
English address: No 107 688 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Wuding Lu, Jingan district
Chinese address: 上海市静安区陕西北路688号107-B室(弄堂里)