The 37 Best Cities in the World. #17 Shanghai

By Mark Andrews

Time Out.

Profile of Shanghai in a Time Out annual city roundup article.

What makes us great: Shanghai might be a hard-edged business city, but when it comes to letting our hair down it’s all about dining out and getting sloshed. Ranked first in the world for food and drink – with a whopping 97 percent of respondents giving it top marks – this city has everything from hole-in-the-walls to Michelin-starred fine-dining, along with a burgeoning craft beer and cocktail scene. Unsurprisingly, that also makes it one of the world’s easiest cities to meet new people (with 73 percent of locals saying it’s pretty straightforward) – just don’t be alarmed if talk revolves around business.

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Mark Andrews has written about everything from Japanese houses to heli hikes on New Zealand glaciers, test drives of Chinese cars to bar and restaurant reviews. He currently specialises in travel articles and reviews of Chinese cars plus articles about the Chinese auto industry.

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