U-Like Music Pub
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U-Like Music Pub, early Shanghai live music club, now closed
Address: B/F, 438 Huai Hai Zhong Lu
The name is a bit of a giveway for this large and trendy live music venue at the start of Huai Hai Zhong Lu.
Not content with a house band that are actually very good, U-Like Music stages many mini-concerts and brings in some of the best bands in China. You will find a variety of music played by these bands between 9pm and Midnight each evening and when the live music stops, U-Like Music turns itself into a disco and their DJ's take over with again, a good selection of tunes.
If Live Bands and Impromotu gigs are your thing, U-Like Music bar is worth a visit.
U-Like Music Pub is the last place you'd expect to find the local long-hairs letting it all hang out, and it's not just for the name. The location is deceptive also: situated on the main drag of Huaihai Zhong Lu, next to the North-South raised freeway, it previously housed Pub NYNY, of Western buffet and Filipino cover band fame. That it's in the basement doesn't quite make it "underground." Above sits its sister establishment, the Starbucks copycat U-Like Coffee. The bar itself is huge, designed with large concerts in mind and able to accommodate crowds of around 600 people. Entrance is by a catwalk providing an excellent preview of the stage and continuing into an overhanging balcony area that wraps around the bar. The main floor centers around the large raised stage, and décor comes in the form of a lively mural eulogizing the Jazz Age. Its Taiwanese owners have installed a fantastic sound system and imported a sound technician from Taiwan. In concept, it's very similar to M-Box, both in appearance and likely clientele, but the application thus far has managed to diverge. - Lisa Movius
- ↑ Lisa Movius. "New Music Venues Rock Shanghai's World - 1133 and U-Like offer new outlets for rock talent". Retrieved on 2009-09-21.