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Out on the town, Shanghainese style
Updated: 2006-04-10 14:51

11. Reminisce at 1931. Situated on Maoming Nanlu bar street, 1931 is trying its best to preserve several brilliant threads of old Shanghai.. The bar is decorated in old Shanghai style, complete with old telephones, gramophones and 1930's star posters hanging on the walls. (Location: No. 112, Maoming Nanlu)

12. Have a brew in Paulaner. Paulaner restaurant, reconstructed from the house of Bai Chongxi, a civil-war period Kuomingtang official , is Shanghai's most famous German restaurant/bar. German-style black beer brewed on location is beyond compare. Paulaner's wooden furniture and stained glass windows come from the old churches of Bayern. Having a drink in Paulaner is the next best thing to drinking in a German beer house. (Location: No. 150, Fenyanglu)

13. Go dancing at Pujin. Located in the Qun Building of Jinmao Tower, Pujin Recreation Center is the newest and hottest nightclub downtown. Designed by Tokyo avant-garde designing firm, Superpotato, the two-storey club features performances by L.A. band Maxtempo. (Location: 3F, Grand Hyatt Shanghai, No. 88, Shiji Dadao, Pudong)

Out on the town, Shanghainese style14. Star-gaze at Dongmei bar. Owned by Jackie Chan, Alan Tam, :EricTsang, and other famous Hongkongers, , Xintiandi Dongmei is the place to go for a chance glimpse of China's brightest stars. (Location: Shanghai Xintiandi, 169 Lane, Taicanglu)

15. Enjoy the cool at Park 97. The frontline of Shanghai's nightlife, Park 97 is located inside Fuxing Park, and enjoys the luxury of seclusion in a city known for its lights and noise.

The bar has a great mix of luxury and serenity, with phoenix trees decorating the interior that provide just a bit of cool when the bar gets hot. In summer, guests can relax outside in the open air. (Location: Fuxing Park, No. 2, Gaolanlu)