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Bars and Pubs

The most famous place is the Old-Time Jazz Bar of the Peace Hotel, where the same band still plays after many decades! This place should not be missed.

My favorite place is Sally's at 4 Xiang Shan Lu. The former English pub is now more of an American bar. You can play darts and pool and in the basement a life band is playing and there is a small dance floor. Drinks are not exactly cheap though, a small beer sells for CNY 35 and a large one for CNY 80. Tel 6327 1859.

One of the first international bars, opened in 1994, is Malone's American Cafe at 257 Tong Ren Lu. It is very popular. Tel 6247 2400.

For good live music go to Blues and Jazz at 44A Si Nan Lu. Tel 6327 2474, Fax 6358 9735. Open every Friday and Saturday night from 9:30 pm.

The O'Malley's Irish Pub at 42 Tao Jiang Lu is typical Irish with a beer garden and daily live music. Rob, who runs the show, formerly operated Shanghai Sally's. Tel 6437 0667.

Judy's Too, at 176 Mao Ming Nan Lu is a colonial style restaurant with music and dance on weekends.

The Long Bar in the Shanghai Center is very American. A good place to start the evening, it features live Jazz music every Sunday afternoon. 1276 Nanjing Xi Lu.

Rick's Cafe at 2F Yan An Xi Lu also serves curry dishes. Tel 6283 2638.

The Manhatten Bar, at 231 Hua Shan Lu. is preferred by some to be visited before the Sunday Brunch in the Hilton...

Tequila Mama, 24A Rui Jin Road, Tel 6433 5086.

Penthouse Bar, top floor of Shanghai Hilton, Tel 6255 0000.

Cotton Club, corner of Huaihai Lu and Fuxing Lu.

There are several breweries in Shanghai that have their own restaurant and bar where you can taste their own fresh brew.

The newest and most authentic is the Paulaner Brauhaus at 150 Fenyang Lu. It has three floors, with the upper two being galleries where you can look down onto the stage where a Phillippine band is performing. There is a small dance floor. The beer is brewed in traditional German style by a German brewmaster. It also serves German food and for a snack you should try the Bretzel. Tel 6474 5700.

The Shanghai Bavaria Brauhaus Co. Ltd. is at No. 66-68 Xinhau Lu. Tel 6280 2364.

The Babylon Fresh Beer City at 168-172 Yuyuan Lu also serves food and has a disco.