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Speak Low

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579 Fuxing Zhong Road, Huangpu District, 200025 Shanghai, China

The secret entrance to Shingo Gokan's stand-out bar might no longer be a secret, but its mystique still reigns strong. A slide-away bookcase in a cocktail equipment shop leads to a funky space that wouldn't look out of place in downtown Manhattan and serves fine-tuned signature serves and well-wrought New York staples. The second floor is more refined with rarefied spirits and Japanese-style attention to detail. Don't miss the eponymous Speak Low cocktail, featuring rum, Pedro Ximenez sherry and matcha.

Shingo Gokan was voted by the bartenders of Asia's 50 Best Bars 2019 as the recipient of the Altos Bartenders' Bartender Award