Selected Shanghai mutations.
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Back Bund More of the Bund has reemerged from renovation – the latest area to be unveiled is the Rockbund, at the confluence of Suzhou Creek and Huangpu River. Yuanmingyuan Rd, one street back from the Bund, has been pedestrianized. The notable building here is the former British Consulate, whose gardens are open to the public.
Liuli China Museum New museum dedicated to the art of glass sculpture across from Tianzifang in the French Concession.
Beaugeste Superb contemporary Chinese photography gallery run by Jean Loh.
Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant ( 南翔馒头店; 2nd fl, 666 Fuzhou Rd; 豫园商城福佑路666号2楼 ) Pleasant branch of Shanghai’s most famous dumpling chain, near People’s Square.
Yuxin Chuancai (渝信川菜 ; 5th fl, Huasheng Tower, 399 Jiujiang Rd; 九江路399号华盛大厦5楼 ) Regular contender for Shanghai’s best Sichuanese, off East Nanjing Road.
el Willy Scrumptious tapas from Willy Trullas, with a spectacular new home at the South Bund.
Ultraviolet China’s most conceptual dining experience, from Paul Pairet of Mr & Mrs Bund.
Yin A throwback to the 1930s, Yin emanates soft, jazzy decadence with its antique furnishings, Song-dynasty-style tableware and Ella Fitzgerald on the stereo. (音; Tel: 5466 5070; 2nd fl, 4 Hengshan Rd; 衡山路4号2楼; metro: Hengshan Rd)
Kungfu Noodles No need to drop into a praying mantis stance to get into this funky little noodle shop, just make sure you get here before the lunch-hour rush. (武当功夫牛肉面; 100 North Xiangyang Rd; 襄阳北路100号; metro: South Shaanxi Rd)
Shoga Mustard yellow seating, bare concrete walls, filament bulbs and a funky electro soundtrack set the tone at this modern Japanese eatery, which dips into culinary traditions from across Asia. (姜; 30 Sinan Rd; 思南路30号; metro: South Shaanxi Rd; closed Wed)
Long Bar Once the member’s only Shanghai Club, whose most spectacular accoutrement was a 34m-long wooden bar. It’s now part of the Waldorf Astoria.
Jiao Bar (1st fl, 68 East Jinlong Rd; 金陵东路68号1楼; [h]7pm-2am Tue-Sun ) Japanese shochu shots, a reggae soundtrack and the cheapest drinks off the Bund.
el Cóctel This artsy, retro cocktail lounge mixes up some damn fine drinks. Reserve. (2nd fl, 47 Yongfu Rd; 永福路47号; open: 5pm-3am; metro: Shanghai Library)
Kaiba This branch of the Kaiba beer specialists is one of Tianzifang’s most popular bars. (开巴; Tianzifang, 2nd fl, 169 Middle Jianguo Rd; 建国中路169号2楼田子坊; open: 11-2am; metro: Dapuqiao)
Apartment This trendy loft-style bar is designed to appeal to the full spectrum of 30-something professional. (3rd fl, 47 Yongfu Rd; 永福路47号; open: 11-2am; metro: Shanghai Library) .
Peace Hotel Jazz Bar Shanghai’s most famous jazz band, every night at 7pm (Y100). Reserve.
Muse One of the longest-running clubs in the city, with a new Bund location.
MAO Livehouse One of the city’s best live music venues. (3rd fl, 308 South Chongqing Rd; 重庆南路308号3楼; metro: Madang Rd)