The Shelter

The Shelter, Shanghai: Address, The Shelter Reviews: 4.5/5

The Shelter
4.5
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The area
Neighborhood: 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, 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.
How to get there
  • Shanghai Library • 5 min walk
  • Changshu Road • 7 min walk

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Christopher O
Tuckerton, NJ57 contributions
Great place for some good music , and great crowd
Nov 2016 • Friends
Finding the Shelter is sometimes difficult, unless your taxi driver knows it , always ask , there is a small cover charge , but well worth it , the staff is friendly, and attentive, drink prices are reasonable, Beer is always cold and delivered quickly , over all a great place to go to relax , can get a little crowded,
Written January 16, 2017
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Anahita N
Vancouver, Canada86 contributions
One of the best club in shangahi
Mar 2016 • Friends
Believe me you dont want to miss this club if you are in shanghai. I went there with my friend it was hard to find but we found it and im so glad cause it was amazing its like a tunnel and pretty dark. The cocktail's price was reasonable. If you are looking for frinedly place thats it you are going to experience a great night. And there is no theme so you dont have to wear special clothes there.
Written September 25, 2016
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Joe
10 contributions
Great place
May 2016 • Solo
Have been several times in the past few months. Great stop after apartment, keep the party going until 5am. Fun and endless beats, always has a decent crowd. Hip hop night is not to be missed
Written May 20, 2016
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euromun
Beijing, China953 contributions
Hipster spot
Apr 2016 • Friends
A few things I can tell you about this place
1. It is definitely one of the coolest spot in Shanghai
2. Perfect setting in the shelter room, great underground bar
3. They bring a lot of subculture musicians and DJs
4. A lot of hipsters, yes!
5. It gets super packed over the weekend. You will hear more English than Chinese (and yes this pub is in China)
6. People smoke inside the bar even though there are some "no smoking" signs
Written May 2, 2016
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Manish R
Hong Kong Island, China18 contributions
Shake your bootie at The Shelter
Oct 2015
With the exception of smell of wet soil, The Shelter has everything one needs for a perfect gateway to nightout with friends. The standard drinks range from 40+ RMB and normally they have entry charges on weekend. I paid 30 and 60 for the two times I visited this place, depending upon the night performance. It has a dance floor and some (not so comfortable couch) sitting arrangement. Music is really loud, and do not try it if you want to chit and chat. Must try if you are looking to shake your bootie for long. Very dark atmosphere inside and things can get really cozy at times.
Written November 28, 2015
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SundeepJoseph
Bengaluru, India9 contributions
Fantastic Atmosphere
Oct 2015
Went there on Halloween... The entire place is very well done up and has oodles of character... It is an abandoned bomb shelter and that gives it a great atmosphere... The entry is prices at 50 RMB.... The bar is pretty reasonable... The music system is great with some pretty good DJs...

My only grouse is that the dance floor is almost in darkness, which can be a bit unsettling...
Written November 2, 2015
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Emma C
Auckland Central, New Zealand22 contributions
Sweet underground bar
Jun 2015 • Friends
We went to a hip hop gig here after a slightly terrifying night at the bigger clubs in Shanghai. Fun vibe, cool music and sweet underground venue.
Written September 19, 2015
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Ricardo R
Sao Paulo, Brazil2 contributions
The Shelter is a veteran of the Shanghai underground nightlife scene!!
Apr 2015 • Solo
One of the few clubs in the city to offer a diverse range of dance music from local independent DJs and some of the leading international artists in hip hop, d'n'b, dubstep, reggae and techno, the beer cost in average 30rmb (5usd) and vodca, tequila and so on 50rmb (7usd)..I enjoy this place in special the music...and the are to many people from others Countries, in the same street you will find anothers good options to enjoy the Shangai nightlife
Written April 10, 2015
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