May 11, 2018
On design terms alone, this bar and restaurant is one Shanghai’s hippest spots, with raw concrete walls and a bar that seems to glow. The bathrooms and the quirky entrance are also rather striking. But, despite the high concept gloss, it’s more relaxed and unpretentious than you would think, with a warm ambience, and is often packed out as a result. The bar is part of a small funky chain, with a People 6 already open in Shanghai and a People 8 planned for Beijing. Drinks are swish enough to match the setting and the restaurant serves up excellent fusion food, blending Chinese, Japanese and continental influences, in an effort to reflect the heady cultural mix of modern Shanghai.