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Shanghai's new 'speakeasy' bars

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some interesting new bars i might wanna try when i go to Shanghai, China, but will have to lower down the voice tho.
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America's short-lived ban on alcohol led to the establishment of illegal bars (about which, or in which, you'd"speak easy", to avoid drawing attention to them) across the country and the popularisation of cocktails, heavily sweetened and flavoured to mask the taste of cheap booze.
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And in true speakeasy fashion, there's a new breed of drinking establishments where the secret entrances -- shielded by everything from a vintage vending machine to an eerie frosted mirror -- are a large part of the excitement.
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Speakeasy's will always be regarded as cool. It started during Prohibition here in America. It's basically the cool night spot that sells alcohol. It's incognito and hidden from public view which adds to it's mystic.
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This should be for the locals only. All we need are Tourist going to hole in the war bars never coming back out in Shanghai!!
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They have to be OPEN to call it a bar .
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The mockingbird sings at 1
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it was fun
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One of the first bars to bring the full-on vintage speakeasy vibe to Shanghai, Senator Saloon is still one of the best. Brought to you by the same people behind Citizen Café on Jinxian Lu and the retro-tinged Sichuan Citizen on Donghu Lu, Senator gently taps into to the illicitness of the American 1920s with intimate booths, a specially imported tin ceiling from Texas and a range of expertly crafted cocktails courtesy of barman David Schroeder (pictured). It’s hard to find a bad drink on the menu, though if you’re in need of a recommendation, try the outstanding Martinez (72RMB), the predecessor of the modern martini.
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interesting idea
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The Speakeasy bars were complete with hidden entrances that were shielded by vending machines, bookshelves, and mirrors which revealed “the most sophisticated nightlife.” Finding said entrances is all part of the fun and games.

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The Speakeasy bars were complete with hidden entrances that were shielded by vending machines, bookshelves, and mirrors which revealed"the most sophisticated nightlife." Finding said entrances is all part of the fun and games.
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I think this would be a great change for bars in the US also. I don't drink but would visit one of these just to chill out.
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Speakeasies are springing up all over Shanghai. Kate Whitehead gives the low-down on hard-to-find Prohibition-style bars.

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These seems like a cool thing for tourist. To find an obscure bar and have cocktails. Sounds like a fun thing to do.
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These look like some true bars with character. Might take a bit of time to find them though!
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The craftsmanship deco Peace Lodging opened in 1929 and has been facilitating China's world class and going by famous people from that point onward, including Charlie Chaplin and Ronald Reagan.
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