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Privy 5 Shanghai Jazz Clubs

If you love jazz or just want an experience unlike any other, visit these venues on our list of the top five Jazz Clubs in the city.

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  • Categories: Night Life

    Neighborhood: French Concession

    1428 Huaihai Zhong Lu Shanghai Xuhui District
    +86 21 6437 7110
    Smoky in the best sense, this is one of the oldest jazz clubs in the city. It wears its age well, with an impressive blues group that could be called in house. They’re even a little bit country, in the best sense – don’t let that put you off. Whether it's a little bit of country or classic jazz, the bottom line is you'll find great performances at this club. Also, there are often touring acts from ... read more >
  • Categories: Night Life

    Neighborhood: Bund

    222 Yan An Road Bund Center 50/F Office Tower Shanghai Huangpu District 200002
    +86 21 6339 1777 / +86 21 6339 2777
    Reds and low lighting provide a lounge-like atmosphere at this club. The meals are good too, but expect to pay more than they’re probably worth. You won’t die of food poisoning, but perhaps you’re paying for all the add-ons, including atmosphere and music. What’s great is an impressive range of wines on offer. Cigars are also available – including some fine Cuban exports. Live jazz is very good he ... read more >
  • Categories: Night Life

    Neighborhood: N/A

    46 West Fuxing Lu Shanghai Xuhui District
    +86 216 431 0269
    Muted lighting and a loungey velour feel make this club a great place to check out and chill in. An encircling balcony makes it feel a little theater in the round, with the focus on the musicians. There’s also an upstairs lounge. Finger food is available if you’re in the mood to snack while listening. No cover charge means that the subsidy is effectively added to the drinks price. The venue is coz ... read more >
  • Categories: Night Life

    Neighborhood: Bund

    60 Fuzhou Lu near Sichuan Lu, Metro Line 2 East Nanjing Road Shanghai Huangpu District
    +86 21 6323-2779
    Mellow jazz on certain weeknights and rock-infused acts on other nights (check ahead), this venue sets the tone for your evening. If you’re out to party or simply to chill, you may be swayed to attend the evening’s gig in order to suit the mood. Among the Western beers on offer, Guinness is available here. You can also eat, with a dining room open till late. You can turn up early to enjoy the soun ... read more >
  • Categories: Night Life

    Neighborhood: Jing An

    1376 Nanjing Xi Lu 2/F, Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel near Tongren Lu, Metro Line 2 Nanjing Xi Lu Station Shanghai Jing An District
    +86 21 6279-8888 ext. 5777
    There are local and international acts here: For example, you may find jazz pianists from abroad collaborating with local musicians who play the traditional music of China. You can expect good music and entertainment, as everyone is accomplished. It’s a hotel venue, so you might expect things to be a little more pricey than the smoke filled, darkly lit, sketchy locations found elsewhere.

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