Welcome to X Bar.


A new experience to the Shanghai music scene.


A marriage of minimal & chic, our new contemporary space at No. 7, Donghu Lu, Xu Hui District, in the heart of the bohemian Former French Concession, allows us to host evenings with an intimate vibe in both indoor space and outdoor terrace settings. Influenced by the amalgamation of soviet minimalism and the warmth of hedonistic 1970s chic living, our bar & terrace will be a place to enjoy the very finest life has to offer and become a home frequented by guest DJs and fashion houses alike.


X Bar is an expression of the Alter. foundations of music and creativity in a bar specialising in carefully chosen natural wines and artisan cocktails with a spicy twist curated by mixologists. A medium in which taste & sound can both be savoured, our specially designed menu will feature both classics and creative cocktails using Chinese ingredients. The epicurean lounge space will have a focus on our gin based cocktails during weekdays; the weekend will cue the morphing of the space with the creation of a living and breathing Alter. dancefloor alongside an elegant bar space both designed by award-winning Harvard GSD alumnus, Brendan Kellogg.


Your night will be soundtracked by meticulously selected tracks unique to each evening affair with DJs reaching to the very depths of their vinyl collection and playing some of their most personal and treasured records; expect the very best cuts of disco, funk, soul and house. The music will ensure every night has its own distinct vibe according to the individual and collective feel of our guests.


X Bar will be the home of a community of likeminded individuals, an exciting & dynamic space for pop-up events and an intimate experience to every guest that passes through doors.

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