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Here's what's open and what's not over CNY

Shanghai's about to empty – here's what's staying open

We all know it's the biggest human migration on Earth, and for better or for worse that means people flooding out of our city like a paycheck out of a WeChat wallet. Here's a non-exhaustive list of what's open, closed, neither or both over the holidays.

Venues below marked * will be open as normal unless otherwise stated.

Bakeries and Cafes

Boom Boom Bagels*

Bread Etc (reduced hours)

Brut Cake Café (closed Jan 28-29)

Coffee Belt (closed Jan 27-30)

Griffin Coffee (closed Jan 28-30)

EGG (closed Jan 25-Feb 2)


Farine LAB (closed)

FiKA (reduced hours)

Jarajam (closed Jan 26-31)

Lanna Coffee (closed Jan 27-31; reduced hours Feb 1-2)

Lizzy's All Natural (Shaanxi Lu closed Jan 30-Feb 2, Anken Life closed Jan 27-29, More than Eat closed Jan 27-29)

Madison Kitchen (closed Jan 27-Feb 2)

Market 101 by Goga (closed Jan 25-Feb 12)

Ocean Grounds*

Spread the Bagel (Nanchang closed 27-29, Xintiandi maybe only drinks)


Strangas Dessert Boutique*


Xin Café (closed Jan 26-Feb 6)


1515 West Chophouse Bar*

Al's Diner, Gracie's, and Al's Baking Co. (all closed Jan 27 to Feb 2)

AuraCoolzey (all branches closed Jan 24-31)

Awana (closed Jan 25-Feb 5)
Beef and Liberty
(open with reduced hours)

Bella Mia (Jan 27-Feb 2)

Bistro Burger (open with reduced hours)

Bombay Bistro (closed Jan 28-30)

Bonobo (closed Jan 22-Feb 8)

Brasa Chicken (Panyu Lu closed Jan 25-Feb; Taixing Lu closed Jan 26-Feb 1)

Bumbu (closed Jan 27-Feb 5)

Brothers Kebab*

Cafe Liang*


Cobra Lily (open except for dinner on Jan 27)

Coconut Paradise (Wukang Lu closed Jan 27-29, Fumin Lu open as usual)

Co Cheese (closed Jan 26-29)

CHI-Q (closed Jan 27-29)

Cuivre (closed until Feb 8)

Cu2+ (closed until Feb 8)

Cyclo (closed Jan 24-Feb 4, reopens Feb 5 at 6pm)

Daddy Huhu (closed Jan 23-Feb 4)

Daliah (closed Jan 27-Feb 2)

D.O.C Gastronomia Italiana*

El Luchador*

El Luchito*

Favorita (Jing’an) (closed Jan 27-Feb 3), Favorita (Mengzi Lu) (closed Jan 26 11 days)

Franck (closed Jan 27-Feb 2)

Ginger (closed Jan 26-Feb 2)

Glo London (closed Jan 27-30)

Goga and Hai by Goga (closed Jan 25-Feb 12)

Greek Taverna Milos (closed Jan 28-30)

Highline (closed Jan 27-Feb 2)

Holy Cow*

Jarajam (closed Jan 26-31)

Joe's Pizza (closed Jan 27-29)


Kebabs on the Grille Cafe*

La Maison (closed Jan 26-Feb 7)

Liquid Laundry and Lil' Laundry (closed Jan 27-31)

Little Catch (both locations closed Jan 26-Feb 2, open from 10am Feb 3-12, resume 8am opening Feb 13)

Little Spoonful (closed Jan 21-Feb 6)

Lost Heaven*

Lost Heaven Silk Road*

M on the Bund and Glam (closed Jan 28-Feb 1)

Madison Kitchen (closed Jan 27-Feb 2)

Mammamia (closed Jan 27-30)

Maya & Mayita (closed Jan 27-31)

Mr and Mrs Bund*

Munchies (closed Jan 27 'for a few days')

Must Grill (closed Jan 26-31)

Mylk (closed Jan 27-Feb 3)

Nene (closed Jan 25-Feb 3)

Nepali Kitchen (closed Jan 27-30)

Pho Real (closed Jan 24-Feb 2)

Pie Society (closed Jan 26-Feb 3)

Planet Kebab (closed Jan 26-Feb 2)


Pure & Whole (Kerry Centre location open with limited hours; Yanping Lu & Shanghai Centre closed Jan 27-29)

Raw Eatery and Wood Grill (closed Jan 27-Feb 2)


Seve (closed Jan 25-Feb 2)

Shang-XI, Four Seasons Pudong*

Sofia Pizza (closed Jan 26-Feb 4)

Summer Palace*

Taoyuan Village (open with reduced hours)

TGI Friday's (closed Jan 27-29)

The Blarney Stone*

The Cannery (closed Jan 27-31)

The Commune Social (closed Jan 27-30, open Tue 31)

The Grumpy Pig (closed Jan 26-Feb 1)

The Indian Curry Co.*

The Nest (closed Jan 27-31)

The Pho Store (closed Jan 17-Feb 2)

Tock's Montreal Deli (closed Jan 27-31)

Tsuru (closed Jan 28-30)

UNICO (closed Jan 29-Feb 1)

Urban Grill (closed Jan 24-Feb 7)

Urban Thai (Changle Lu closed Jan 27-Jan. 30; Dagu Lu closed Jan 26-Feb 2)

Whampoa Club*

WHEAT (closed Jan 27-Feb 2)

Xibo (closed Jan 28-30)

Yongfoo Elite (closed Jan 27-Feb 2)


Above the Globe*

Big Bamboo*

Boxing Cat (closed Jan 27-Feb 2)

Cages (closed Jan 28-30)

District (closed Jan 28-31)


EPIC (closed Jan 28-30)

Funkadeli and The Parrot (closed Jan 29-30, happy hour all night Jan 31-Feb 1)

Funky Monkey*

Hop Project*

Pistolera (closed Jan 27-30)


Rooster 2*

Second Moment*

Shanghai Brewery (Donghu and Hongmei Lu) open with reduced hours

Shanghai Republik*

Soma Lounge & Bar (closed Jan 27-Feb 2)

The Camel*

The Tipsy Fiddler*

The XO (closed Jan 27-30)

Tour (Closed Jan 25-Feb 3)

Union Trading Company (closed from Jan 25 to Feb 1)

World of Beer (closed Jan 27-29)

Food Delivery

Sherpas will close at 2pm on Friday 27, but are continuing delivery throughout, but of course not all restaurants they serve will be open. They'll update their website accordingly

BottlesXO will be delivering throughout the holidays (their marketing team will be doing the honours whilst their drivers take some deserved time off). There may be reduced hours.

Epermarket is delivering through the holiday (except for Jan 28)

FIELDS delivery open as usual

Pierogi Ladies delivering as usual

Music & Nightlife

Bar Rouge*



DADA have 'tons of parties over the break' but are closed Feb 5-8

JZ Club*

Le Baron (closed Jan 27-Feb 2)

MAO Livehouse is shut for refurbishment

On Stage and Wooden Box (closed over holidays)

UNICO (closed Jan 29-Feb 1)

Everything else

Art+Shanghai closed from Jan 27- Feb 2

Doc Guthrie's and BRASH (closed Jan 27-Feb 2)

Kung-Fu Komedy will be running their usual schedule (open mic Wed and Sun, showcase Fri)

Shanghai Comedy Club (Jalapeno) closed (but there's an open mic at My Place Jan 31)

Pure Yoga*

Rockbund Art Museum (whose exhibition opens on the Jan 21) closed from Jan 27- Feb 2

Shanghai Disneyland*

Shanghai Natural History Museum (closed until Jan 27)

Shanghai Science and Technology Museum (closed until Jan 27)

Shanghai Tattoo (Jan 27-30 by appointment only, regular hours starting Jan 31)

Spinback Fitness (revised schedule, see here spinbackfitness.com/pages/schedule)

Subconscious Day Spa*

The Avocado Lady (closed Jan 27-30)

The Shanghai Biennale*

y+ Yoga (closed Jan 27 - Feb 3)

Certain attractions may be closed over the holidays, call ahead to confirm.