796 Huai Hai Middle Road
What: Sister to Hong Kong's perennially hot late-night lounge in adjoining 1920s heritage mansions in the French Concession.
The look: Salon-style lounge filled with European antiques, Oriental rugs, and Russian avant-garde art.
Who goes: Locals who appreciate finer things over flash, expats seeking old-world elegance.
Sound track: Sexy chill-out tunes that don't impede the multilingual conversations.
What to wear: Anything from casual chic to all-out glam: Men can raid Alfred Dunhill downstairs for thick-ply cashmere.
What to drink: Choose between 30-plus champagne labels.
Door policy: Officially members only, but Shanghai's top concierges help their guests get in.