There’s no denying that 2020 will be a painfully challenging year for F&B.

The impact of COVID-19 on food and drink industry is substantial. Operators report a 40-60% decrease in revenue compared to last year during March-April 2020. Restaurants and bars not able to operate during the peak of COVID-19 caused great damage to cash flow, while many are currently facing a shortage of staff as people are stuck overseas or have returned to their hometowns. More details of the impact here.

Big name venues and popular restaurants have closed citing COVID-19. These include Hakkasan, Ce La Vi, Kagen, Morton’s, and Four Seasons Hotel Pudong.

Some of the venues listed below closed prior to COVID-19, while some have actually rebranded. Others are just waiting for the right opportunity to reopen in a new home. (See parentheses for details.)

This is a largely expat-targeted list of venues. I’m sure there are more, but this is what I’ve managed to gather.

List of Restaurants & Bars That Have Closed in Shanghai in 2020 (So Far)

Ai Fiori
Azul (But will reopen in new location)
Barules (Hats n Caps in its place, still a speakeasy)
Birds of Paradise
Bistro Burger
Blackbird 2.0
Blackstone Magic Bar
BMS Organics (All Locations)
Bohemia(Under construction)
Bonus (Fuxing Lu)
Da Camilla
Daga Brewpub (Fuxing Lu)
Dao Jiang Hu
Deli Boys
Don Club (Rebranded as Taste Buds Cocktail Palace)
el Luchador
Favorita (Area 501 is now in its place)
Four Seasons Hotel Pudong
Gemma (Turned into Alimentari Grande)
Greyhound Cafe (Xintiandi)
Grill & Chill
Hengshan Cafe
Hooters (Huaihai Zhong Lu)
Hu Hu Tang
Jia Jia Tang Bao (Huanghe Lu)
Little Creatures
Mia Fringe
Morton’s iapm
Ocean Grounds, Raffles City Changning
Peking Inn
Pentahotel (Taking with it Pentalounge)
Phipps Steakhouse
Pho Real (Fumin Lu)
Pistolera, Jing’an
Pizza Express (Yongjia Lu)
Ramen Samurai Ryu
RIINK (Relocating to Jing’an)
Shanghai New World Hotel
Shinpaku, Three on the Bund
Sproutworks (All Locations)
Stone Brewing (Reopened as Commune Reserve. It’s basically Stone without the Stone name, plus French fries.)
Sushi Naoki, Gubei (Relocating)
Terra Rossa, Jianguo Dong Lu
The Blind Pig
The Parlour
The Tandoor
Universal Ramen Nagi, K11
Va Bene
Windows (All Locations)
Wolfgang Puck, Xintiandi
Yi Zhang Hong (Chef is running a private kitchen)
Zen Tsuki