Add:64 Fenyang Road
Time:6pm till late, closed on Monday
Credit Cards Accepted
English Service Available
It is a neighborhood-style cocktail bar located in the former French concession area in town. The cocktails here span from the golden age of bartending when drinking was a necessity, to current innovative concoctions using modern techniques and sensibilities.
The bar sticks to a seasonal rotational menu schedule with a menu that changes every three to four months. At the end of the day, the staff tries to connect with people through drinks and food, as the name of the bar suggests.
“We are not fancy or prestigious, but we are able to provide a unique product through connections between our bartenders and our guests. I think that is why we get on the list,” Yao Lu, co-owner of the Union Trading Co, said. “We provide very simple things, great drinks, great food and great conversation, and I think those things resonates with people.”
Apart from seasonal cocktails, the bar also serves delicious small plates inspired by classic bar food. “All the people you see working here are the exact same people who built this bar with us two years ago when we started this project, everyone works in sync and all have a desire to provide hospitality,” Lu says.
Lu says that he was humbled to have made the cut and thanked the experts who voted for Union Trading Company. “It only means we have to work extra hard to continuously prove we are worth their trust.”