2018 Food & Drink Awards Nominees: Bars and Nightlife

By That's Shanghai, August 29, 2018

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It's that time of year again; our biggest event of the season: the 16th edition of the That's Shanghai Food & Drink Awards, which is proudly sponsored by Heineken and hosted by Bar Rouge.

Just like every year, readers have a month to vote for their favorite restaurants, bars, chefs, cafes, mixologists and more. Find out how to vote right here.

Voting is open all month until August 31, and the winners will be announced at our exclusive awards ceremony next month. Until then, we'll be introducing the categories and rounding up the nominees. Today, we're looking at all the nominees for Shanghai's favorite bars and nightlife venues.

Hotel Bar of the Year

CHAR Bar, Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund
Cloud 9, Grand Hyatt Shanghai
Connection 12, Cordis, Shanghai, Hongqiao
Flair Bar, Ritz-Carlton Pudong
Hu Bar & Lounge, Le Royal Merdien Shanghai
LAGO, Bellagio
Jade on 36 Bar, Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai
Jazz Bar, Fairmont Peace Hotel
Lobby Lounge, JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Tomorrow Square
Long Bar, The PuLi Hotel and Spa
Long Bar, Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund
Music Room, Park Hyatt Shanghai
Qi Bar, Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai
Ruiku, Wanda Reign on the Bund
Salon de Ning, The Peninsula Shanghai
Shanghai Bar, Renaissance Shanghai Pudong
The Ritz Bar & Lounge, The Portman Ritz-Carlton
The St. Regis Bar, The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan
The ZUK Bar, The Sukhothai Shanghai
Tops, Banyan Tree Shanghai on the Bund
URBAN Lounge, The Sukhothai Shanghai
VUE Bar, Hyatt on the Bund
Wet Bar, W Shanghai — The Bund
WOOBAR, W Shanghai — The Bund
XTD elevated, The Langham, Shanghai Xintiandi

Craft Beer Bar of the Year

Boxing Cat Brewery
Brew Code
Daga Brewpub
Dr. Beer
Drink Up
Goose Island Brewhouse
Heaven Supermarket
Jackie's Beer Nest
Liquid Laundry
Paulaner Brauhaus
Shanghai Brewery
Stone Brewing
Tap House
The Beer Lady
The Brew, Kerry Pudong Hotel
The ExchangePudong Shangri-La East Shanghai
The Hop Project
The Rooster
Uptown Records 'n' Beer
World of Beer
Zapfler German Craft Brewery

Cocktails of the Year

10 Corso Como
Above the Globe
Atelier by Taste Buds
Avenue Joffre Bar
Bar No.3
Bar Rouge
Bitter
Blackstone Magic Bar
Botanist
Constellation Bar
El Ocho
Epic
Healer
Hongkou 1870, W Shanghai — The Bund
LAB
Logan's Punch
Oji Cocktail & Whisky
Pocho Social Club
Revolucion Cocktail
Second Moment
Senator Saloon
Shake
Shrine
Speak Low
The Bunker
The Nest
The ZUK Bar, The Sukhothai Shanghai
TRIO
Union Trading Company

Happy Hour Deals of the Year

Blue Frog
Breeze Garden
Cantina Agave
Chicken and Egg
Cotton's
El Luchador
Funkadeli
Le Cafe des Stagiaires
Morton's Steakhouse
POP American Brasserie
Revolucion Cocktail
THE CUT Rooftop
The Rooster
Union Trading Company
Xuan Bar, Andaz Xintiandi, Shanghai

Dive Bar of the Year

Helen's 
Inferno
Judy's
My Place Ruin Bar
Perry's
Specters
Tap House
The Beaver
Windows
Zapata's

Sports Bar of the Year

Big Bamboo
Cages Bar and Sports
Camel Sports Bar and Kitchen
Hooters
Roadhouse
Shanghai Brewery
The Park Tavern
The Shed
The Spot Bar & Restaurant
Vine Sports Bar, Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao
Windows Scoreboard

Al Fresco Bar of the Year

Bar Rouge
Cafe Gray Deluxe, The Middle House
CHAR BAR & Grill, Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund
Cotton's
Flair Bar, Ritz-Carlton Pudong
Funkadeli
Kartel Wine Bar
Lost Heaven
M on the Bund
Mayita
Sir Elly's, The Peninsula Shanghai
THE CUT Rooftop
The Fellas Terrace
Tops, Banyan Tree Shanghai on the Bund
VUE Bar, Hyatt on the Bund
Wet Bar, W Shanghai — The Bund
XTD Elevated, The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi

Live Music Venue of the Year

Harley's Underground
Heyday Vintage Jazz Lounge
Inferno
JZ Club
Mao Livehouse
Modern Sky Lab
Shake
Yuyintang

Whisky Bar of the Year

Bar XYZ
Constellation Bar
Devil's Share
LAB
Malt Fun
Laundry Co.
Mardi Gras
Piano Bar, Grand Hyatt Pudong
Senator Saloon
Southern Cross
The 1515 West Chophouse and Bar, Jing An Shangri-La

Wine Bar of the Year

Bird
Dr. Wine
Enoterra
Just Grapes
Kartel Wine Bar
Kru
Le Bordelais
Le Verre a Vin
Pudao Wines
Somm Wine Gallery
UVA Wine Bar
Vinism
XO Wine Bar

Alternative Club of the Year

All Club
Arkham
Below
Celia
Dada
Elevator
Hollywood
Mirror Club
RIINK
The Parrot

Jazz Club of the Year

Aura Lounge & Jazz Bar
Heyday Vintage Jazz Lounge
House of Blues and Jazz
Jazz Bar, Fairmont Peace Hotel
JZ Club

LGBT Venue of the Year

Happiness 42
Lucca
M Cafe
RICE BAR
Roxie

Lounge Bar of the Year

DEUS Cocktail Club
Hu Bar & Lounge, Le Royal Meredien Shanghai
Jasmine Lounge, Fairmont Peace Hotel
Jazz Bar, Fairmont Peace Hotel
Lobby Lounge, JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Tomorrow Square
Riviera Lounge, Mandarin Oriental Pudong
Ruiku Restaurant and Champagne Lounge, Wanda Reign on the Bund
Salon de Ville, Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund
THE CUT Rooftop
The Long Bar, The PuLi Hotel and Spa
The Long Bar, Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund
The Nest
Where Gastro Club
Xixi Bistro


FAQs

I missed the deadline for the WeChat flash vote!

Missed the deadline to vote via the daily WeChat posts? Simply tap the "Vote" button at the bottom of our WeChat page, where the polls will be open 24/7!

The deadline to submit votes is August 31 at 11.59pm. Any submissions sent after will not be counted.

I can't see my favorite on the list! How can I vote for it?

Don't see your favorite on our voting page? Write-in votes will be accepted for each category – just scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your nominee into the Open Vote Section:

Open Vote

Is your choice not listed in the daily WeChat vote? Message our account "[Category]: [Your Choice]" and we'll count it as a write-in vote. One write-in vote per user only. Submissions sent after the vote closes will not be considered.

I want to be nominated! How can I do that?

Would you like your venue to be nominated for an award? Email your venue, and the categories you would like it to to be nominated for to marketing@urbanatomy.com.

Read our guide on how to upload venues to Thatsmags.com.

**How do I vote for Restaurant/Bar/Club of the Year?**

Votes for Restaurant, Bar and Club of the Year will be accepted on an open vote basis. Simply type in your favorite and tap the vote button once you've chosen the venue.

Open Vote

The deadline to submit open votes for Bar, Club and Restaurant of the Year is August 31 at 11.59pm. Any submissions sent after will not be counted. One open vote per category only.

I want to come to the awards ceremony!

Want to mingle with the stars of Shanghai’s F&B world at the Awards Ceremony in September? Please email marketing@urbanatomy.com for more details.

Here are some photos from last year's awards at M1NT:

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See the full photo gallery from the 2017 awards here.

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