By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Shanghai Baby is one of the must-try new restaurants/bars in Bali in 2016. Designed by the Australian Grant Chyene, it was built on three stories in a 1930s Chinese art-deco style. The restaurant is on the ground floor, the lounge club on the first floor, and the rooftop on the second floor.
The food served is modern fusion Cantonese with a few Szechuan and Vietnamese specialties. It is well presented but not that special.
The most interesting part of Shanghai Baby is the lounge/club area on the first floor, which is currently one of the trendiest nightlife destinations in Bali. On weekends especially, it gets packed with a crowd of older expats, rich locals and possibly prostitutes. The original concept is that of a "bottle club", meaning that instead of a dance floor you have sofas and tables. For this reason, it is best to go there with a small group and order a bottle. Prior reservation is essential. You can still come for a drink at the bar even though it is small. It is usually rather easy to meet people (and girls). A beer costs about Rp60,000 and a cocktail Rp150,000.
The current resident DJs are Ben Burgess and Shammui, who play deep house, dance music and tech-house. They have been mixing in Mint, Jenja or Pyramid before.
Everyday from 6pm to 12pm for the restaurant
Wednesday to Sunday for the club from 8pm to 3am
Jazz nights on Wednesdays
No shorts, no singlets
Shanghai Baby Seminyak
Jalan Petitenget No. 208 (Next to W Hotel)
Seminyak, Badung, Bali
Phone number: +62 (0) 817 0030 088
Facebook: Shanghai Baby Bali
Website: Shanghai Baby
Photos from Instagram: Shanghai Baby