By Simon Park
Laid back and stylish, this Shanghai bar is the place to go for any true bon vivant.
Second Floor, 47 Yongfu Lu
86 21 6433 6511
This intimate Japanese cocktail bar is a cultural collaboration by Spaniard Willy of El Willy restaurant fame and draws a loyal crowd of Spaniards. The Japanese bartenders craft cocktails with obsessive precision (there are three types of ice – each with a specific purpose) coupled with a select tapas menu by Willy. El-Coctel is one step away from the gimmicky concepts so often seen in this city however Willy’s passion and personality has filled this little bar with soul.