Best places for live music in Shanghai

Clubs and Nightlife

A busy day calls for some fine tunes and drinks. Add some excitement to your habitual drinking and dining experience with the help of our list of venues that feature live music, guaranteed to give you a fun, calm and relaxed atmosphere filled with like-minded audiophiles. Be sure to call or check each venue’s website for their latest update of live performances, hours and specials!

Best places for live music in Shanghai

JZ Club

If you’re into live jazz music, then this place is the perfect spot for some great tunes and vibes. The musicians are said to be of high-quality from all over the world. The place itself calls for a night full of soothing music with dim lights, tables, chairs and tasty drinks. On the weekends, it gets crowded pretty quick, so get there early.

Address: 46 Fuxing Xi Lu, near Wulumuqi Zhong Lu

The Brew

This Australian-designed craft brewery is a fun spot to hang out on weekends. It features premium beers on tap, tasty pub-like choices and occasional live music in the evenings.

Address: 1388 Huamu Lu, 1/F, near Fangdian Lu

Cotton Club

This fun and hot spot similar to an American live-music venue has been around town since the ‘90s. It features some funk, blue and soul music with live performances almost every night of the week. Great place to mingle and make friends with the mix of crowd that include locals and foreigners.

Address: 1416 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Fuxing Lu

Long Bar

Relax after a busy day in a classy and calm Shanghai atmosphere. A blend of fantastic art deco and jazz gives this place an atmosphere full of sophisticated and well-dressed adults that enjoy fine dining and tunes. It features occasional live music on selected nights, a menu that serves plenty of tasty cuisine and oysters, and over 500 drinks to choose from.

Address: 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu (Waldorf Astoria, Heritage Building, Lobby Level)