By Mark Andrews

City Weekend (Shanghai). 26/09/2006

Bar review of Wunderbar a now closed down bar in Shanghai.
First it is a wonder if you can find it, nestled in an entertainment complex. It is easiest to find from Liaoyuan xilu. Despite the name it is actually a sports bar, although it does carry some excellent German beers (try the Weihenstephan Y45 500ml). The space is dominated by 6 pool tables imported from America, so no need to compete for a table. There is a foosball table and maybe in the future a basketball game. A mock running track is a nice touch but there is a bit of confusion with the rap, disco ball and numerous TV screens competing for attention. Staff are friendly, efficient and part time pool hustlers. Close to the universities it attracts a young mixed crowd. About the only bar in the area it may well be worth a special trip.

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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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