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el CÓCTEL

el CÓCTEL

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Cocktail Bar, Lounge, and Bar¥¥¥¥
Xúhuì, 上海市
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  • Ian S.
    "My favorites are the Dark and Stormy, and the Black Manhattan."(7 Tips)
    CoCo S.
    "They make one of the best old fashioned"(6 Tips)
    Jacopo S.
    "Best cocktail bar in Shanghai !"(2 Tips)
    Paddy O.
    "just ask for a Casa Noble cocktail....."(3 Tips)
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • MG
    MGJuly 26, 2016
    Great cocktails and nuts mix... You just can't stop eating those!
  • Cristina N.
    Cristina NgNovember 27, 2013
    10 kuai oysters! Plus the late night tale is the most perfect coffee based cocktail ever!
  • 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.
  • Andi L.
    Andi LawSeptember 1, 2013
    Great venue for a solitary drink at the bar or a big night out with friends.
  • 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.
  • Giacomo M.
    Giacomo MorellatoSeptember 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Simply the best place in town! Amazing drinks, world class ingredients, warmest staff! Cheers!
  • 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.
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousMarch 4, 2012
    Tapas: Njoyed nibbles fr selection of anchovies, antipasto plate & ham truffle sandwich
  • Erick P.
    Erick PessoaFebruary 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Caipirinha is legit! Ask it with Sagatiba, it's the best cachaça EVER.
  • 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
  • Irina G.
    Irina GordeevaJanuary 18, 2015
    Good place to hang out with friends...but the price is higher than it should be
  • Ricardo E.
    Ricardo EspartaMay 19, 2014
    You don't have to limit youself to the menu. I ordered a Negroni and it was great.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
    Upvoted Feb 7
  • Pankaj S.
    Pankaj ShereMarch 4, 2013
    To put in simple words, they make the best Manhattan you will ever have.
  • Margaret S.
    Margaret ShengDecember 8, 2013
    Amazing amazing drinks by their resident...japanese ? Bartender. Yum.
  • Jo G.
    Jo G.April 20, 2014
    Gorgeous atmosphere. Amazingly concocted cocktails.
  • Gary H.
    Gary HApril 12, 2012
    Sit at the bar. Order a cocktail. Watch bartender do his thang. Drink and repeat.
  • Erica M.
    Erica ManssourMarch 28, 2013
    Beautiful place and atmosphere, but super expensive. Drinks are around 80kuai. Ouch!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Leirda
    LeirdaSeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask for an el Diablo, which is very well done!
  • The Thirsty Pig
    The Thirsty PigMarch 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place for drinks for small groups of 4-6
  • 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...
  • Ralle I.
    Ralle IJanuary 8, 2016
    Smokey martini takes u on a trip to places never seen
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousMarch 4, 2012
    Pimm's highball: Classic refreshing drink done well here
  • Kellie G.
    Kellie GMay 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Moscow Mule, it's the tastiest.
  • Alice H.
    Alice HuApril 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Aurora cocktail is super good. Def recommend!
  • CHAO DENG
    CHAO DENGMarch 15, 2014
    Oysters paired with Cabernet Sauvignon were amazing.
  • Shaw
    ShawMay 16, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Alas... they've replaced all the cool waitstaff with n00bs
  • Edgar S.
    Edgar SAugust 11, 2013
    I followed a tip on 4sq and ordered the Black Manhattan. Great choice!
  • Ray H.
    Ray HsuMarch 17, 2010
    Good drinks, nice environment, not too loud music so u can talk with your friends.
  • Jacopo S.
    Jacopo SobreroAugust 9, 2014
    Best cocktail bar in Shanghai !
  • 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
  • David Y.
    David YoungOctober 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you like gin...... check out the hendricks!!!
  • John O.
    John O'TooleJanuary 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask CJ for a Smuggler's Choice. Old ingredients, new recipe. Tasty.
  • JeromeL
    JeromeLMarch 23, 2013
    Caipirinha is a must try
  • 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.
  • Vivian W.
    Vivian WangJanuary 9, 2016
    They make pretty good sezracs
  • 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
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousMarch 4, 2012
    Sakura caprioska: Din leave any impression :-(
  • Shaw
    ShawOctober 4, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If you cannot close at el Coctel, then you are not a closer
  • 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!
  • 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 B.
    John BoothJuly 13, 2015
    Great cocktails.
  • Ralston v.
    Ralston van der SchyffOctober 13, 2011
    Black Manhattan my favorite too...
  • Charles B.
    Charles BelinJune 8, 2012
    Amazing Mai Tai
  • Andreas R.
    Andreas ReutherAugust 12, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    C.L.O.S.E.D.
  • Li Wen
    Li WenFebruary 17, 2012
    Popcorn is amazing!!!!
  • Li Wen
    Li WenFebruary 17, 2012
    Amazing popcorn!
  • 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
  • Monica C.
    Monica CMarch 14, 2015
    Cozy place for a drink
  • jeff w.
    jeff wangJuly 8, 2010
    great ambiance and great cocktails
  • Mike F.
    Mike FungMay 7, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Can't go wrong with the BLACK MANHATTAN.
  • Tugce T.
    Tugce TrainerOctober 25, 2013
    Try home tequila...
  • Zoe
    ZoeFebruary 9, 2014
    Menu change next week##
  • Els R.
    Els RamadhintaJuly 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Spanish Gin Tonic!
  • Vincent T.
    Vincent TanJanuary 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Black Manhattan is excellent
  • Sam J.
    Sam JacobsMay 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
  • Adam C.
    Adam ClarkJuly 24, 2010
    takes 20 min to get a drink... good drink, but still a big fail in my book....
  • Tom S.
    Tom SuhartoSeptember 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Dark & Stormy. It Rocks.
  • Kelly O.
    Kelly OlverJanuary 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Wifi is 2164336511
  • Peter
    PeterApril 1, 2010
    Who knew Japanese Whiskey tasted so good! :)
  • Leirda
    LeirdaJuly 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    WiFi: 2164336511
  • Yannick B.
    Yannick BSeptember 1, 2010
    Good cocktails but 40 RMB for a glass of Coke, way too expensive!
  • chen
    chenOctober 6, 2012
    Black Manhattan is way too heavy
  • 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
    old fashioned Read more
  • 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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