Free Soul – emancipate your soul for less.

By Mark Andrews

City Weekend (Shanghai). 22/03/2007

Bar review of Free Soul, a possibly still open bar in Shanghai’s Former French Concession.

Free Soul has moved to where Means used to be. The main difference from the old location is size and food. Decoration wise it retains the same red walls but in a premises that is much smaller and so cosier. Food sees a big expansion with the bar trying to establish itself as a lunch venue with sets of both Western and Asian food (Y18-38 available up to 5pm). Tiger and San Miguel are on tap (large Y30), and with bottles ranging Y20-40 and spirits mainly Y40 it offers good value. The bathroom with all the glass doesn’t really fit in, and mind you don’t get a free shower! With a happy hour from 5-8pm and on Tuesdays a Y100 all you can drink deal this friendly local bar is already getting the punters in.

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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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