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Library Distillery Lounge

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Nice view for a drink

We went on a Monday evening and eventually found the bar as it is connected with a restaurant on... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2016
ChiGuy19
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Chicago, Illinois
via mobile
Very classy speakeasy, best cocktails

The lack of proper signage and the tiny elevators you have to take to get to this place made it... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2016
Shane S
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22 Nov 2016
“Nice view for a drink”
7 Oct 2016
“Very classy speakeasy, best cocktails ”
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Library Distillery Lounge is a 20's style Speakeasy-style bar hidden away in a library on the sixth floor of the old YWCA building in the heart of the Rockbund. It is part of the Light & Salt premise. It is a fully operating bar. It features an...more
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6/F, No.133 Yuanmingyuan Road, Shanghai 200002, China
The Bund
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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We went on a Monday evening and eventually found the bar as it is connected with a restaurant on the 6th floor. There was one other couple in the bar but plenty of other folks in the restaurant. We missed the roulette wheel that other...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The lack of proper signage and the tiny elevators you have to take to get to this place made it inherently special. Then, you get to the bar and are treated by one of two awesome bartenders. Andrew is more than ready to help you...More

Thank Shane S
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Was excited to check this place out, after reading reviews about this speakeasy. too bad its closed, so I had dinner at the Restaurant instead. Which was fine.

1  Thank latbonchimsi
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

We went at 8 on a Saturday night to take advantage of the free swing class. I was very pleasantly surprised by the fantastic cocktails and cozy environment. The prices were quite reasonable given the location. Looking forward to returning!

Thank Astrid A
Reviewed 14 October 2015

2nd visit a few months ago and it is still fun. Lots of young expats and boy, they party till morning ( my young friend came back at 5 am! ). Great location with lovely view. Best to drink and party then dinner....

Thank Ianfung
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Library Distillery hits the spot with their amazing drinks and attentive staff. A special shoutout goes out to Carter, for his incredible (almost unbelievable) enthusiasm. The lounge has a great speakeasy-esque atmosphere and the bar staff is more than willing to cater the music to...More

Thank h-xiaoo
Reviewed 8 June 2015

We were taken to the bar here by a friend who lives in the city after dinner, its a very nice little speakeasy bar with a roulette table available for a little bit of gamble-free fun. The night was made really by the staff, manager...More

Thank Robjdarling
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

I love the intimate speakeasy-esque feel of this place. The cocktails are amazing (shout out to the bartender, Andrew) and are definitely worth the price (equiv USD 15-20). The new bar manager (Carter) is really friendly, attentive and provides great service. The dim lighting and...More

Thank LQuinn06
Reviewed 5 February 2015 via mobile

On the 6th floor of 133 Yuanmeiyuan on the Rockbund lies a gem of a place. Nestled in Light and Salt Restaurant, turn left at the lift and walk down a short passage way, you will be greeted by Rick, a native New Yorker and...More

Thank ben_c20
Reviewed 6 November 2014

This is my favorite bar in Shanghai. The service is amazing and all the staff members are wonderful. The drinks are of amazing quality and the creativity of the drinks are delightful. Also, the speakeasy atmosphere blows me away every time with its rustic and...More

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The Bund
While there are certainly many other “bunds” in the
world, “the Bund” refers to Shanghai’s famous
waterfront. The area’s Gothic, Art Deco and Beaux Arts
monoliths were built when it was part of the Shanghai
International Settlement run by the British and
Americans. The atmosphere of colonial-era luxury has
endured over time and is now found in the five-star
hotels, luxury brand boutiques and expensive
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