CITYLIFE / Bars & Cafes

By design: Dragon Club
(That's Shanghai)
Updated: 2006-08-11 13:48

This late-night haven is a fixture on the after-hours scene, so when Kazu Nakamura took over the helm six months ago, he faced a dilemma-how to mark the club's new era without alienating its cadre of loyal regulars.

Working with a team of local designers and contractors, he hit on the perfect solution: a gentle make over that is both fresh and familiar. Dragon's long-time patrons will recognize the same vibrant, glossy, sexy reds and oranges, and welcome the upgrade given to the furniture and fixtures (following two years of abuse). Kazu was also adamant about preserving the character of the nearly century-old villa in which the club is housed.

A philosophy of preservation that is especially evident above the club, at Colabo, the light, airy Italian restaurant tucked under rustic wooden eaves on the third and fourth floors. For those who preserve their appetites after a night of partying at Dragon Club, well, Colabo offers a convenient passage to brunch.

Dragon Club
Location: No.156 Fenyang Lu, by Taojiang Lu
Tel: 021-64332187