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Chill cocktails by the fire in this cozy Shanghai bar / lounge

We met a friend for drinks on a wintry Sunday afternoon in Shanghai. While it was cold and rainy and altogether unpleasant outside, we were comfy and cozy next to the fireplace at Cotton’s in the French Concession. As Wilco and other cool indie bands played on the stereo system we cozied up with some Irish coffees and spent some time chatting and catching up. What a wonderful, relaxing way to spend an afternoon.

Cotton’s is long known by the expat set in Shanghai, popular for its themed evenings, special events and Mon – Sat Happy Hours (4-8pm buy one get one free). Its setting in an historic residential villa creates a charming and inviting atmosphere. In the winter one can sit indoors by the fire, while in the summer the outdoor garden is in demand. This, combined with expertly mixed cocktails and a solid menu, make it a place we’ll for sure be returning to in Shanghai.

Cotton’s
132 Anting Lu, near Jianguo Xi Lu
Shanghai, China
Telephone: +86 21 6433 7995

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