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.
Rockbund Art Museum Contemporary art museum off the Bund.
Minsheng Art Museum Contemporary art museum in the Red Town complex in the western French Concession.
Liuli China Museum Private museum dedicated to the art of glass sculpture, across from Tianzifang in the French Concession.
Beaugeste Superb contemporary Chinese photography gallery in Tianzifang, run by Jean Loh.
Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant Pleasant branch of Shanghai’s most famous dumpling chain, near People’s Square. (南翔馒头店; 2nd fl, 666 Fuzhou Rd; 豫园商城福佑路666号2楼 )
Yuxin Chuancai Regular contender for Shanghai’s best Sichuanese, off East Nanjing Road. (渝信川菜 ; 5th fl, Huasheng Tower, 399 Jiujiang Rd; 九江路399号华盛大厦5楼)
Lost Heaven Stylish Yunnanese by the Bund.
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 preparing standout regional dishes from across China. (音; 2nd fl, 4 Hengshan Rd, French Concession, 衡山路4号2楼，近乌鲁木齐南路; tel 5466 5070)
Xibo Grill Stylish Central Asian from Xinjiang province. (锡伯餐厅; 3rd fl, 83 Changshu Rd, French Concession; 常熟路83号3楼; Metro: Changshu Rd)
Spicy Joint If you only try one Sichuan joint in Shanghai, make it this one, where the blistering heat is matched only by its scorching popularity. (辛香汇; 3rd fl, K Wah Center, 1028 Middle Huaihai Rd; 淮海中路1028号嘉华中心3楼; metro: South Shaanxi Rd)
Dian Shi Zhai Xiao Yan This elegant restaurant hits the mark with its delicate flavors and a wonderful range of cold appetizers and seafood dishes. (点石斋小宴; Tel: 5465 0270; 320 Yongjia Rd; 永嘉路320号; metro: South Shaanxi Rd)
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 Japanese shochu shots, a reggae soundtrack and the cheapest drinks off the Bund. (1st fl, 68 East Jinlong Rd; 金陵东路68号1楼; [h]7pm-2am Tue-Sun)
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)
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)