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el CÓCTEL

el CÓCTEL

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Xúhuì, 上海市
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  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousOctober 14, 2013
    If u enjoy ur gin, ask for Monkey 47 (not on d menu). It's high-end, strong & aromatic! U hv a choice of how u want it: martini, on d rocks, w soda/tonic...
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    el CÓCTELDecember 5, 2013
    Every day el Cóctel´s “Early Hour” with special deals for you starting at 5:30pm until 8:00pm. Frist crazy deal: French Oysters (Fine de Claire) for only 10RMB each! Enjoy!
  • Arjun C.
    Arjun ChauhanDecember 17, 2014
    Very good cocktails, though pricey at 70-100 yuan each. Place gets really smoky later at night. Get there early as they only allow people in as per seating.
  • David
    DavidMay 19, 2014
    Thank the 10 line, don't try the short cut, it doesn't work. Place is on the east side. Can't miss the shaker with a candle
  • Nick M.
    Nick MarshJune 11, 2011
    Since being in City Weekend this place is even more popular. Be prepared to be asked to be here 1 hour only. Then come back with a reservation! Try a kiwi cocktail, too!
  • el CÓCTEL
    el CÓCTELOctober 31, 2013
    Every Sunday at el Cóctel "La Noche de Nueva York". Cocktails from bartenders working in one of the world's great cocktails cities, New York.
  • Robert T.
    Robert TrioApril 3, 2015
    The bar is comfortable and serves great drinks. Smoking is permitted so you will return home smelling like an ashtray.
  • Jon C.
    Jon CruiseJanuary 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I only ask for home made drinks: mint+cointreau+milk, kalua+cream+cointreau, wiskey+pilipili, and any kind of fruit juice/mix.
  • Maria Grazia
    Maria GraziaJuly 26, 2016
    Great cocktails and nuts mix... You just can't stop eating those!
  • Ellen P.
    Ellen PetitFebruary 12, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Used to be my favorite cocktail bar, but it seems like all the knowledgeable bartenders have left. Great hangout still, just stick to the menu.
  • Cristina N.
    Cristina NgNovember 27, 2013
    10 kuai oysters! Plus the late night tale is the most perfect coffee based cocktail ever!
  • Andi L.
    Andi LawSeptember 1, 2013
    Great venue for a solitary drink at the bar or a big night out with friends.
  • Giacomo M.
    Giacomo MorellatoSeptember 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Simply the best place in town! Amazing drinks, world class ingredients, warmest staff! Cheers!
  • Paddy O.
    Paddy O'ConnorNovember 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They really know how to use Casa Noble tequila here, just ask for a Casa Noble cocktail..... Awesome.
  • Julie Q.
    Julie QiuSeptember 12, 2010
    Apple mojito is tasty, but potent. For best ambiance, sit at the bar. Ask the Japanese bartender to make your drink-- it's the best this way.
  • John O.
    John O'TooleFebruary 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    For a place named after the cocktail, these sandwiches are loads better than they should be. The smoked salmon in particular is excellent.
  • Erick P.
    Erick PessoaFebruary 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Caipirinha is legit! Ask it with Sagatiba, it's the best cachaça EVER.
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousMarch 4, 2012
    Tapas: Njoyed nibbles fr selection of anchovies, antipasto plate & ham truffle sandwich
  • Thomas d.
    Thomas de CarvalhoSeptember 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you feel untraditional but still playing around with classics, ask for a Casa Noble Reposado Old Fashion
  • Ricardo E.
    Ricardo EspartaMay 19, 2014
    You don't have to limit youself to the menu. I ordered a Negroni and it was great.
  • Andreas R.
    Andreas ReutherFebruary 21, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    They are not the king of cocktail anymore, challenged left and right, but you still get a decent drink there after all these years.
  • Shaw
    ShawAugust 2, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    They jacked up their cocktail prices by 20%. The extra profits go to pay off the Uyghur drug lords at the bottom of the stairs
  • Irina G.
    Irina GordeevaJanuary 18, 2015
    Good place to hang out with friends...but the price is higher than it should be
  • Ian S.
    Ian SullivanJanuary 3, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Every drink they make here is excellent. My favorites are the Dark and Stormy, and the Black Manhattan.
  • CoCo S.
    CoCo Sumida❤August 24, 2014
    They make one of the best old fashioned
  • Pankaj S.
    Pankaj ShereMarch 4, 2013
    To put in simple words, they make the best Manhattan you will ever have.
  • Jo G.
    Jo G.April 20, 2014
    Gorgeous atmosphere. Amazingly concocted cocktails.
  • Margaret S.
    Margaret ShengDecember 8, 2013
    Amazing amazing drinks by their resident...japanese ? Bartender. Yum.
  • Gary H.
    Gary HApril 12, 2012
    Sit at the bar. Order a cocktail. Watch bartender do his thang. Drink and repeat.
  • Amber Z.
    Amber ZhaoMay 15, 2016
    One of the best cocktails I've had in SH
  • Franco M.
    Franco MorasOctober 19, 2013
    One of my favourite bars to just drink and catch up with friends.
  • Erica M.
    Erica ManssourMarch 28, 2013
    Beautiful place and atmosphere, but super expensive. Drinks are around 80kuai. Ouch!
  • Charles L.
    Charles LiaoJanuary 28, 2014
    10 kuai oysters are decent and rumor is this pricing is here to stay!
  • Ali Zein K.
    Ali Zein KazmiMarch 24, 2010
    This is a good place for a business meeting after work. You can keep things professional and still have a good time without going to a hotel bar.
  • Emily L.
    Emily LOctober 15, 2012
    The pop corn here is aweful!!! U can't stop eating it cuz it's so gooooood!
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousMarch 4, 2012
    Limited seats. Was told limited for 70+ ppl only. No standing allowed. Which xplained attitude of Caucasian host. Brashly told us we hv our table 4 an hour only, since there is prior reservation
  • The Thirsty Pig
    The Thirsty PigMarch 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place for drinks for small groups of 4-6
  • Leirda
    LeirdaSeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask for an el Diablo, which is very well done!
  • Ralle I.
    Ralle IJanuary 8, 2016
    Smokey martini takes u on a trip to places never seen
  • Isky W.
    Isky WszMay 8, 2012
    Hype place, excellent cocktails, bring some cigars along
  • Shaw
    ShawJanuary 20, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Sit at the bar and ask Tree to fix you an Old Fashioned. And for the ladies, he makes a great Singapore Sling...
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousMarch 4, 2012
    Pimm's highball: Classic refreshing drink done well here
  • Joseph M.
    Joseph MSeptember 12, 2013
    Was there when a waiter chased down a person trying to skip on a bill. "I will kill you" he shouted as he went berserk and made a scene. Scary !! But the drinks are good and the atmosphere stellar.
  • CHAO DENG
    CHAO DENGMarch 15, 2014
    Oysters paired with Cabernet Sauvignon were amazing.
  • Edgar S.
    Edgar SAugust 11, 2013
    I followed a tip on 4sq and ordered the Black Manhattan. Great choice!
  • Kellie G.
    Kellie GMay 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Moscow Mule, it's the tastiest.
  • Shaw
    ShawMay 16, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Alas... they've replaced all the cool waitstaff with n00bs
  • Jacopo S.
    Jacopo SobreroAugust 9, 2014
    Best cocktail bar in Shanghai !
  • Ray H.
    Ray HsuMarch 17, 2010
    Good drinks, nice environment, not too loud music so u can talk with your friends.
  • James W.
    James WyldDecember 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    They do a pretty mean espresso martini here!
  • Sergi
    SergiJune 21, 2014
    Best cocktail bar in Shanghai
  • JeromeL
    JeromeLMarch 23, 2013
    Caipirinha is a must try
  • David Y.
    David YoungOctober 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you like gin...... check out the hendricks!!!
  • Jared H.
    Jared HukeDecember 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The reservation situation is pretty lame. 30 min waiting in the doorway is weak. It's a bar, let people in and drink. It's china - crowded happens
  • Nic C.
    Nic ChowJuly 1, 2013
    Ham and Cheese is dope. Just drink more before 7.
  • Alice H.
    Alice HuApril 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Aurora cocktail is super good. Def recommend!
  • Vivian W.
    Vivian WangJanuary 9, 2016
    They make pretty good sezracs
  • Paddy O.
    Paddy O'ConnorNovember 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Cocalero is a top choice!!!! Very interesting drink made from coca leaves tastes like nothing else
  • John O.
    John O'TooleJanuary 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask CJ for a Smuggler's Choice. Old ingredients, new recipe. Tasty.
  • Jon C.
    Jon CruiseApril 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask the Jonathan drink: Cointreau+mint+milk.
  • Dave C.
    Dave CarruthersDecember 3, 2011
    Best Vodka Martini in Shanghai
  • Vincent T.
    Vincent TanDecember 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Sakura caipirosca ain't on menu but it rocks!
  • Michelle K.
    Michelle KuMay 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Perfect martini is perfect!
  • Shaw
    ShawOctober 4, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If you cannot close at el Coctel, then you are not a closer
  • John B.
    John BoothJuly 13, 2015
    Great cocktails.
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousMarch 4, 2012
    Sakura caprioska: Din leave any impression :-(
  • Andreas R.
    Andreas ReutherAugust 12, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    C.L.O.S.E.D.
  • Charles B.
    Charles BelinJune 8, 2012
    Amazing Mai Tai
  • Ralston v.
    Ralston van der SchyffOctober 13, 2011
    Black Manhattan my favorite too...
  • Monica C.
    Monica CMarch 14, 2015
    Cozy place for a drink
  • Li Wen
    Li WenFebruary 17, 2012
    Popcorn is amazing!!!!
  • Charles B.
    Charles BelinMay 31, 2012
    Great Old Fashion
  • Vincent T.
    Vincent TanJune 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Ham and Cheese croissant
  • Li Wen
    Li WenFebruary 17, 2012
    Amazing popcorn!
  • Tugce T.
    Tugce TrainerOctober 25, 2013
    Try home tequila...
  • jeff w.
    jeff wangJuly 8, 2010
    great ambiance and great cocktails
  • Zoe
    ZoeFebruary 9, 2014
    Menu change next week##
  • Mike F.
    Mike FungMay 7, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Can't go wrong with the BLACK MANHATTAN.
  • Vincent T.
    Vincent TanJanuary 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Black Manhattan is excellent
  • Els R.
    Els RamadhintaJuly 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Spanish Gin Tonic!
  • Sammy6000
    Sammy6000May 16, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask for all three kinds of ice in one drink to win a small prize.
  • Lina L.
    Lina LimMay 17, 2011
    Love the popcorn!!!
  • Shaw
    ShawJune 11, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't cut your hand when sabering the Krug
  • Julia F.
    Julia FloraJanuary 9, 2014
    Drinks spot
  • Kelly O.
    Kelly OlverJanuary 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Wifi is 2164336511
  • Tom S.
    Tom SuhartoSeptember 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Dark & Stormy. It Rocks.
  • Peter
    PeterApril 1, 2010
    Who knew Japanese Whiskey tasted so good! :)
  • Adam C.
    Adam ClarkJuly 24, 2010
    takes 20 min to get a drink... good drink, but still a big fail in my book....
  • Leirda
    LeirdaJuly 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    WiFi: 2164336511
  • chen
    chenOctober 6, 2012
    Black Manhattan is way too heavy
  • Yannick B.
    Yannick BSeptember 1, 2010
    Good cocktails but 40 RMB for a glass of Coke, way too expensive!
  • Vincent T.
    Vincent TanOctober 18, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Relatively empty Monday evenings.
  • Stills
    StillsMay 26, 2010
    Quality negroni... Get one.
  • Shanon S.
    Shanon ShenJuly 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
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  • Steve L.
    Steve LiemMay 9, 2011
    Islay Old Fashioned
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MendozaJuly 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Black Manhattan!
  • Adam C.
    Adam ClarkJuly 24, 2010
    takes 20 min to get a drink, WTF up wit dat?
  • Tarik C.
    Tarik COctober 7, 2013
    Alors la!! Dernière fois c'était il y a plus de deux ans!!!! Mais ce lieu me marque encore!! A faire absolument!!!
  • Aleksandra L.
    Aleksandra LiMay 9, 2013
    Лучший Май Тай в Шх
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