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Photograph: courtesy Lieben
758 Julu Lu
Finding the entrance to this brooding new bar on Julu Lu doesn't make for the easiest of tasks: it’s up a nondescript elevator and behind a 'hidden' concrete door. But that's all part of Lieben's cool, minimalist appeal – dark, industrial and dimly lit with a trendy crowd. The cocktail menu is split into three sections (classic, do-it-yourself where you pick your profile and spirit or classics with a twist), those twists are big on tea-infusions like chrysanthemum in a gin and tonic or osmanthus in a pisco sour. There's also a balcony peeping out onto street below, if you can drag away yourself from the dancefloor where live DJs spin late at night.
Venue name: Lieben
Opening hours: 1pm-2am (Sun-Thu); 1pm-4am (Fri-Sat)
Metro: Jingan Temple
English address: Second Floor 758 Julu Lu, Fumin Lu, Jingan district
Chinese address: 巨鹿路758号1栋2楼,近富民路