Arena Luxe

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Photograph: Rupert Hohwieler
426 Dagu Lu
Is it a cocktail lounge? Sports bar? Café? Well, technically this ambitious Hong Kong import can be all three depending on the time and mood of day. When the sun’s shining, the front deck is a decent place to chill over a coffee. Come nightfall, the first floor turns into a swanky sipping lair that serves up very visually appealing drinks, while upstairs you’ll encounter something entirely different – a sports-centric space dominated by TVs, pool and a beer pong table.
Venue name: Arena Luxe
Opening hours: 6.30pm-2am (Sun-Thu); 6.30pm-4am (Fri-Sat)
Mobile: 176 2193 8773
Metro: Nanjing Xi Lu
English address: 426 Dagu Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu, Huangpu district
Chinese address: 大沽路426号,近石门一路