Balance casual and cool

(That's Shanghai)
Updated: 2007-05-08 09:27

Balance casual and coolIf you're tired of generic techno, gaudy disco lights and pretentious crowds, then head to Pirates.

Rising from the ashes of Shuffle Bar, this lounge strikes a rare balance of casual and cool. While the exterior makes for low, or at least low-brow, expectations, the interior is surprisingly smart. The look is minimalist: plush sofas lie flush against the cream-colored walls, bathed in warm lighting. Further back, smoky black curtains separate the lounge area from the still under-construction stage, teasing us with promises of future live acts.

For now, we'll have to get by on green apple Martinis (RMB 50) and beer (RMB 30). Though weeknights are relaxed, Pirates draws a strong weekend crowd with good drinks and an even better line-up of DJs. Ahoy, Alex and Antonio, your love for genuine music shivers our timbers.

Pirates
Location: 137 Xingfu Lu, by Fahuazhen Lu
Tel: 021-62809326
Open: Daily 9pm-2am.



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