Meet Yang Guifei, the inspiration behind Shanghai’s most exciting new lounge bar, Lychee. A Tang dynasty imperial consort, Yang was renowned for her heavenly beauty, penchant for wine – and love of lychees!

With that in mind, the similarly legendary Cotton Ding, founder of two eponymous bars in the city, transformed a three-story lane house on Shanghai’s leafy Fuxing Road into a sanctum of opulence and sophistication, the likes of which Yang would most certainly approve. Known for its innovative cocktails, exotic eats and sumptuous surroundings, Lychee is a multifaceted spot for all occasions.







— cotton ding