Sports Entertainment Venue Lounge by Topgolf Has Got It All!

By Sophie Steiner, January 31, 2022

0 0

The Place

Topgolf is an international global entertainment company hailing from the USA known for innovating the driving range experience by adding technology to the tees and quality food and drink options in a full-on entertainment format. 

Entrance-Xmas.jpg
Image courtesy of Lounge by Topgolf

This past summer, Topgolf opened its doors to China, with its first outpost in Shanghai. Lounge by Topgolf offers higher-end entertainment options in an upscale setting, designed by Shanghai design agency hcreates.

WechatIMG82.jpeg
Image courtesy of Lounge by Topgolf

WechatIMG78.jpeg

Image courtesy of Lounge by Topgolf

WechatIMG79.jpeg
Image courtesy of Lounge by Topgolf

The entertainment-centric space features mini golf, seven swing suites (five of which are private) loaded with more than 80 golf courses around the world, as well as other interactive sports games.

On the food and drink front, Asian fusion meets pub grub designed by Danyi Gao (ShakeBun Cha ChaBlack Rock) and drinks by Colin Tait (ShakeBlack Rock).

2102456707.jpg
Image courtesy of Lounge by Topgolf

WechatIMG74.jpeg
Image courtesy of Lounge by Topgolf

937597545.jpg
Image courtesy of Lounge by Topgolf

A unique feature of the Shanghai location, a 9-hole mini golf course was inspired by Chinese calligraphy and watercolors. Designed by Zachary Pullman, it ties together American nostalgia for the sport with local flair. Essentially, it's an all-in-one entertainment complex that fits the bill for everything from team buiding to birthday parties, from bachelorette parties to golf outings, from date options to friend gatherings. 

621833373.jpg
Image courtesy of Lounge by Topgolf

However, Topgolf isn’t just a sports bar or driving range, Shanghai has enough of those already; it is an immersive sports entertainment venue that appeals to people of all walks of life, with a strong focus on high-end service that differentiates itself from other sports or entertainment concept bars. 

If your interest lies in food, beverage, sports, gaming, KTV or just socializing, having fun and making memories beyond the typical night lineup of going out for dinner or drinks, Topgolf has got something to offer. 

The Food

More than just your average pub grub, the menu at Topgolf provides an elevated alternative with more of an Asian twist; thoughtful fusion that ties in local flavors, making a meal more interesting than your average burger and fries. 

DSC09344.jpg
Image by Sophie Steiner/That's

Snacks begin with Crispy Pig Ears & Cracklings (RMB68) served with a spiced aioli or Salted Egg-Yolk Potato Chips (RMB38).

Instead of the usual, expect tasty pairings like Olives with Spicy Bean Sauce (RMB48) and Shanghai OG Seaweed Peanuts (RMB38).

DSC09349.jpg
Image by Sophie Steiner/That's

Chicken wings are an American sports bar must, but – of course – Topgolf serves up theirs with a twist, like the punchy Malaysian Belacan Shrimp-Paste Fried Chicken (RMB78), arriving tableside extra crispy with homemade pickles and calamansi. The tender meat inside remains juicy, without the added heft of an extra-thick coating. 

Wings are also available in Special Spicy, American Southern and Korean Sweet & Spicy paired with pickled daikon. 

DSC09392.jpg
Image by Sophie Steiner/That's

A Taiwanese street snack, the Pork Belly & Preserved Vegetable Gua Bao Buns (RMB78) come in sets of three, par for the sharing course. Plush mantou buns nestle sweet stewed meat and a multitude of fresh herbs.

DSC09460.jpg
Image by Sophie Steiner/That's

Korean meets Mexican with the Wagyu Beef Bulgogi Tacos (RMB78) – a heaping portion of Korean-spice marinated beef, topped with pungent kimchi on a toasted flour tortilla shell, a flavor mashup we can definitey get behind. 

DSC09364.jpg
Image by Sophie Steiner/That's

Jumping over to the islands, the Hawaiian-style Fried Spam & Kimchi Musubi (RMB78) showcases the naughtiest hand-rolled rice, wrapped in crispy-coated seaweed and drizzled in spicy aioli. This is truly a texture bomb – crispy coating, sticky rice, soft egg and springy spam – one that is ideal for prepping the stomach for another round (of cocktails or golf; pick your poison.)

DSC09415.jpgWagyu Cheeseburger & Fries (RMB88/single, RMB136/double), Image by Sophie Steiner/That's

DSC09383.jpg
Image by Sophie Steiner/That's

Instead of traditional brick-oven pizza, Topgolf presents Turkish Pide (RMB78), with an airier dough that crisps around the edges but won’t make you too full. We loved the salted, yeasty dough, a flavorful crust that is only enhanced by an array of equally tasting toppings. 

Oblong-shaped, the dough is stuffed with Turkish-style beef, mozzarella, feta, tomato, jalapeños and olives.

DSC09405.jpg
Image by Sophie Steiner/That's

Beyond the handheld classics, there are sharing courses spanning Suckling Pig (RMB888/half, RMB1,688/whole), Pandan-leaf Roasted Spring Chicken Stuffed with Lemongrass & Spices (RMB138), Slow-Braised Short Ribs (RMB358), Seafood Platters (RMB688) and Wagyu steaks (RMB288-1,088)

DSC09456.jpg
Image by Sophie Steiner/That's

Tee up dessert with the ‘Hole In One’ Chocolate Cake (RMB88) – a stacked dense cocoa cake, piped with dark chocolate frosting and crowned with a white chocolate golf ball oozing with white chocolate liqueur.

DSC09420.jpg
Image by Sophie Steiner/That's

If you’re looking to par-tee (we couldn’t help ourselves), drinks cover the gambit and then some – from beer and wine to pre-batched cocktails, plus and highballs and seasonal sippers, it’s hard to not find something to your fancy.  

DSC09419.jpg
Image by Sophie Steiner/That's

Highballs like the refreshing Apples on Apples (RMB88), featuring Dewar’s Caribbean 8yr Whisky, Laird’s Applejack, lemon, soda and sliced apple offer a refreshingly light way to simultaneously inebriate and hydrate.

DSC09356.jpg
Image by Sophie Steiner/That's

Cocktails, like the Sumo Smash (RMB88) – a gin based sour libation with curry leaf, bergamot, calamansi and egg white – offer a fragrant, oh-so crushable bevvie to slam all night.

DSC09443.jpg
Image by Sophie Steiner/That's

Finally, if you’re drinking plans involve brunch, the Miso Bloody Caesar (RMB78) cannot be missed; a Canadian-cum-Japanese twist on the Bloody Mary with vodka, white miso, chipotle hot sauce, clamato and citrus.

The Vibe 

Topgolf is so much more than just a place to play golf – it’s a full-on entertainment venue with options for fun, regardless of age and interest.

It’s a pioneer in the integration of sports and entertainment, featuring high-tech multi-sensory interactive facilities in the heart of Shanghai.

Be it a group of friends, an athletic association, an elementary school class, a family, or a work team outing, Topgolf offers entertainment and good times conducive to creating memories for all. 

It is also a place to enjoy the 19th hole, as they say in the lingo.

Hole-10.jpg
Image courtesy of Lounge by Topgolf

WechatIMGdbc9069a815c889d9149999190885ddd.jpeg
Image courtesy of Lounge by Topgolf

Super Bowl 

Calling all NFL lovers in Shanghai – are you ready for Super Bowl LVI? Topgolf is offering an epic viewing experience on the big screen this year, to make football lovers really feel at home. 

Opening up bright and early at 6.30am on February 14, kickoff will be at 7am. An American breakfast set goes for RMB158, including free flow coffee and tea, or add RMB198 for free flow house beer and wine. 

Along with the large 3-meter screen in the main dining area, the game will be streaming live on all eight screens throughout the venue. 

WechatIMG1138.jpeg

Want a more private experience? The exclusive Swing Suites are also available to reserve for you and your friends, with food and drink packages on offer. To book a Swing Suite, scan the QR code.

424444830.jpg

Following the Super Bowl, stick around for a special Valentine’s Day set menu for two on February 14 in the evening for RMB888. See details on the posters below. 

WechatIMG1135.jpeg

WechatIMG1136.jpeg

Swing by the Lounge by Topgolf

Located at Central Plaza 2F
227 North Huangpi Road
(Next to Shanghai Grand Theatre)

Opening Hours

Sun-Thu, 11.30am-Midnight
Fri & Sat, 11.30am-2am

Topgolf_Chengdu_Rendering.jpg
Chengdu Rendering, Image courtesy of Lounge by Topgolf


Get ready to experience even more Topgolf fun as their flagship sports entertainment venue will open in Chengdu in late 2022! Their second China outpost will be a 12,000 square meters space, including four bars and three restaurants for all-day dining and drinking

There are also plans for additional Chinese mainland locations that haven’t been officially announced yet.

(Hint: think warm.) 


See a listing for Lounge by Topgolf.

[Cover image courtesy of Lounge by Topgolf]

more news

47 Restaurants Receive Stars in the 2022 Shanghai Michelin Guide

See which restaurants fared the best and earned stars in the 2022 Shanghai Michelin Guide.

Ultimate Guide to Shanghai Al Fresco Restaurants & Terraces

It's that time of year, when food and drinks taste better in the open air.

43 Restaurants Receive Stars in the 2021 Shanghai Michelin Guide

The day of reckoning for Shanghai's chefs and restaurateurs is upon us. See which restaurants earned stars in the 2021 Shanghai Michelin Guide.

New Shanghai Bars and Restaurants: February 2020

Here are all the new restaurant and bar openings we featured in our February 2020 magazine issue.

New Shanghai Bars and Restaurants: January 2020

Here are all the new restaurant and bar openings we featured in our January 2020 magazine issue.

These 2 Shanghai Restaurants Made Asia's 50 Best List for 2019

Asia's 50 Best Restaurants announce the winners of the 2019 edition, and these same two Shanghai Restaurants made it onto Asia's 50 Best List 2019.

New Shanghai Bars and Restaurants: April 2019

Here are all the new restaurant and bar openings we featured in our April 2019 magazine issue.

The 22 Best New Shanghai Restaurants to Open in 2019

New favorites that 2019 gave us.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at Thats_Shanghai for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in Shanghai With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday

Subscribe

Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Shanghai!

Visit the archives