The Odd Couple

Hidden away in chic Xintiandi, this cosy little upstairs bar packs a punch. It's a joint venture between Shingo Gokan, don of speakeasies in Shanghai and Tokyo, and Steve Schneider of Employees Only fame, who are long-time buddies but with very different bartending styles, which give the bar its name. These have been combined into a fun, bright and kitschy 80s tribute bar (a nod to their joint birth year 1983) that serves some very solid tipples. Both partners contribute to the drinks menu, each offering a version of the same flavour profile. For example, for the vegetable category, try Schnieder’s Lazy Boy (tomato and jalapeño) and Gokan’s Crazy Girl (basil and tropical fruit) while watching the Pac-Man wall and singing along to the carefully curated playlist.


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