Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Open All Chinese New Year
Don’t complain that there’s nowhere open this Chinese New Year! At your service is The Camel, El Luchador, Sliders, Pizza Topolino, D.O.C, Blarney Stone and Bull & Claw.
THE CAMEL: English-style sports bar near Hengshan Road that serves a Sunday roast and has loads of screens showing everything from Aussie-rules to Premier League.
1 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu // 岳阳路1号, 近东平路
EL LUCHADOR: Mexican tacos and tequila bar with a wrestling theme, one of the legendary spots on Yongkang Road.
85 Yongkang Lu, near Xiangyang Nan Lu // 永康路83号, 近襄阳南路
SLIDERS: Another legendary Yongkang Road bar, simply serving burgers, beers, wines and cocktails.
45 Yongkang Lu, near Jiashan Lu // 永康路45号, 近嘉善路
TOPOLINO BY PIZZA STREET: The “Courageously Italian” pizza joint of Yongkang Road.
27 Yongkang Lu, near Jiashan Lu // 永康路27号, 近嘉善路
D.O.C GASTRONOMIA ITALIANO: Try some unique topping combinations made by the pizza artisans at D.O.C near Hengshan Road.
5 Dongping Lu, near Yueyang Lu // 东平路5号， 近岳阳路
THE BLARNEY STONE: A true Irish pub where the barmen sound like they’re from Ireland and the regulars love to chat away. The most legendary of all Yongkang Road bars and often the last one to close.
77 Yongkang Lu, near Xiangyang Lu // 永康路77号， 近襄阳路
THE BULL & CLAW: London-style gastropub specialising in steak and lobster. Look out for the weekend brunch deal and a special Valentines Day menu next weekend. Book a table online with Chope, Shanghai’s restaurant reservation service.
466 Xikang Lu, near Kangding Lu // 西康路466号, 近康定路
Grand Opening @ Dogtown
Dogtown reopens for the Lunar New Year weekend with DJs and drinks promotions. Go and experience the fresh new Dogtown after its 2-month break and look forward to 5-days of dog food, ale and parties.
NO COVER // 4 PM – LATE
409 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu // 陕西北路409号, 近北京西路
Tommy Badshoes @ Craft
Tommy Badshoes DJs at Craft kicking off the nightclub’s Lunar New Year events. Look out for Craft Cocktail Hours from Tuesday to Saturdays and KinoClub film screenings.
FREE ENTRY // 10 PM – LATE
Donghu Hotel South Wing, 7 Donghu Lu, above Cinderella KTV // 东湖宾馆, 东湖路7号
Chinese New Year Celebration Weekend @ Unico
Unico celebrates the Lunar New Year weekend this Friday and Saturday night from 10.30 PM. Unico promises to shower its guests with gifts and surprises to ring in the year of the monkey.
NO COVER (dress code) // 10.30 PM
Three on the Bund, 2/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu // 中山东一路3号外滩三号2楼, 近广东路
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[Featuring the 2016 Yuyuan Garden Lantern Show, photo from Xinhua news]