Street Signs - Donghu Road

By Ryan Edward Kalb 2019-05-29 12:05:04

Spotlight On:
Donghu Road

District: Xuhui

Cross Streets: : Fumin Rd and Huaihai Rd

Nearest Metro Station: South Shaanxi Rd (Line 1, 10), Changshu Rd (Line 1, 7)

About: Donghu Road begins at the boisterous intersection of three roads, where a few clubs and watering holes intermingle. Donghu Road itself is no exception to this Dionysian trend, with one foreigner-friendly bar and restaurant after another along its tree-lined streets.


1. Located nearly adjacent to Gemma, Shanghai Brewery is a classic on the Shanghai food & beverage scene. This microbrewery brews hand-crafted beers on site, as well as special seasonal options; their extensive food menu has plenty of choices to soak up all the beer. Best yet, this two-storey behemoth has a large patio perfect for people-watching when Spring has sprung! 20 Donghu Lu






2. Peet’s Coffee is a cult-favorite West Coast American coffee chain offering a sleek, bright, and spacious interior. In addition to your standard fare espresso varieties, they do siphon, pour-overs, and French press of both signature dark roast and single-origin beans. 9 Donghu Lu






3. Le Baron is arguably one of Shanghai’s hippest nightclubs. The Shanghainese outpost of the eponymous Parisian late night spot has a strict door policy for its well-heeled patrons, and it hosts some choice parties and well-known international DJs. 7F, 20 Donghu Lu







4. At the above mentioned intersection, check out the versatile gallery, Urban Cross. This local platform plays host to artists both foreign and Chinese, with events curated by the likes of Shanghainese boutique outfits such as AL works and Elevate. Follow their official WeChat account to find out more about openings: Urbannetworkoffice. 37 Donghu Lu





5. Gemma is just one of the many arms of the Italian Polopo empire, spreading its tentacles throughout Xuhui. They offer Neapolitan brick-oven pizza, as well as gelato and an extensive wine list, all of which are delectable. 20 Donghu Lu