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Photograph: Cat Nelson
179 Fumin Lu
Founded by Joseph Borowski first as a hospitality school which morphed into a watering hole, the bar – which has previously billed itself as 'invitation-only' with hard-to-find, unlisted addresses – is set above new restaurant Bistro 11. In Shanghai, walk-ins are welcomed (just find the unmarked black door), though reservations will ensure that you nab one of the 17 bar seats, which if the other incarnations are any indication, will be highly sought after. The twist? There's no menu at this 'cocktail concierge service'.
Venue name: J.Boroski
Opening hours: 7pm-3am daily
Email: shanghai@jboroski.com
English address: Second Floor, 179 Fumin Lu, near Julu Lu, Jingan district
Chinese address: 静安区富民路179号, 近巨鹿路