The most notorious bar street in Shanghai is Tongren Road. which replaced Maoming
Road in 2004 (when the government re-zoned the latter). Tongren
Road is housed in a modern
glass walled structure with no charm at all. A few of the bars are decent. But lots of "talking girls" outside, looking to lure customers. Beware of your wallets - these girls demand drinks and some may even be pick-pockets. Tongren Road has a big expatraite clientele.
Taxis-a-plenty late night.