My Place Ruin Bar

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1788 Xinzha Lu

This two-year-old bar at the former home of I Love Shanghai is tucked away on the third floor of an old European-style house and you have to enter through the Singaporean restaurant on ground level. It’s a ragtag place with artworks around, an accessible pool table and a friendly crowd of regulars, it’s the kind of place you can end up staying in all night. Put alongside other dives the drinks aren’t cheap – draft Carlsberg is 40RMB, Mornington pale is 50RMB and TKO IPA is 60RMB (but there’s a daily happy hour from 6-9pm). You’re better off going for the signature Weng Weng (60RMB), a mix of vodka, gin, rum, tequila, brandy and scotch that somehow comes out drinkable.

Venue name: My Place Ruin Bar
Opening hours: 6pm-2am daily
Admission: FREE
English address: 3F 1788 Xinzha Lu, near Jiaozhou Lu Jingan district
Chinese address: 静安区新闸路1788号3楼, 近胶州路