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Cotton Club - CLOSED

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Blues night and gintonics!

Great blues night, good atmosphere, good music and great place to hear and see a proper band and... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2017
Cosy jazz club in lively neighbourhood

This jazz club is very cosy with a lot of international people! It resembles a bit of an Irish pub... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2016
Hangzhou, China
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Jun 11, 2018
“Great music”
Sep 7, 2017
“No longer open”
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No.1428 Huaihai Middle Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200000, China
+86 21 6437 7110
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

The house band from the Cotton Club is now playing at the Manderley. 1013 Beijing lu near Jiangning lu 10:30 start. Wednesday through Sunday

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank yesca2018
Reviewed September 7, 2017

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

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank LAGNewOrleans_LA
Reviewed June 14, 2017

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.

Date of experience: March 2017
3  Thank Nate694
Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

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 ?

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank arnoldnolten
Reviewed March 14, 2017

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!!

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank smfletcher
Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

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!

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank gazzillion
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank greatwalk
Reviewed October 10, 2016

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

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank E1030RSfrankb
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Friendly atmosphere where you can meet locals and expats. Packed and smoky with little room to dance, but it's possible if you want to start the action.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Eduardo M
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank 791queenl
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Former French Concession
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,
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