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We headed to the Cotton Club without checking anything online. Sadly, when we arrived we learned the Cotton Club had closed. Through further research, we learned the last performance was on March 25, 2017. There is some speculation the club would reopen in a new...More
Until being shut down in late March this venue was the best location to hear live music. The house band were second to none. I, and many others, eagerly await the rebirth of the Cotton Club in a new location.
Just the way you want it. Full house but not crowdy. Musicians walking in and out to do their gig. Tuesday night jam session. No covercharge. Great bassplayer who stays on the background. Who is going to pursuade him to do a bass solo ?
Great blues night, good atmosphere, good music and great place to hear and see a proper band and not the semi-canned music you get in most bars in Shanghai.
Went with a couple of friends and five hours just vanished!!
Wonderful way to top off the evening with original music! Quite a few guest artists playing different guitars! This place is cozy and intimate! A varied crowd of both younger and older patrons! Drinks are pricey, but there is no cover!
Maybe it was the surly service. Maybe it was when the math on my bill was wrong. Maybe it was when I corrected the math and the bartender argued with me (his basic math skills were lacking; I was right). Maybe it was the $11...More
Like most of the reviewers, I agree about the drinks. I had two glasses of beer 60 RMB (9.50 USD) each one draft one bottle. Both tasted like dog urine cut with kerosene. My wife had two drinks that were so-so for about 80 RMB...More
This jazz club is very cosy with a lot of international people! It resembles a bit of an Irish pub with a stage for gigs. The music is very good but the audience tends to be on the older side, not many people younger than...More
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet,
tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.