It’s a busy world, so if you go out, 
then go out and PLAY!
Time with spent outside the hustle and bustle of the work world is precious. At Cages, we believe that those times should create memories—whether it’s with family, friends, or co-workers. We hope Cages helps you make your experience memorable by combining games and friendly competition with quality food and creative drinks.

We believe a night out may start with a meal but that doesn’t need to the end. Whether joining together for drinks, shooting hoops, playing bar games, or hitting the batting cages, you make your night what you want it to be at Cages. Come join us and start playing!


On a beautiful June day in 2013, the three founders sat in a coffee shop wondering aloud why Shanghai, a global city with so many entertainment options, lacked both a batting cage and a place with food and fun under one roof. Nine months later, Cages was opened as China’s first full-service restaurant and batting cage combination. The subsequent attention and support from local patrons fueled growth and expansion into Cages’ current location in Jing’an Sports Center, which opened in September 2016.

From there, the awards started rolling in. Since 2017, Cages has been recognized as “Best Sports Bar” from numerous Shanghai publications, including City Weekend, That’s Shanghai, ShanghaiWOW, TimeOut Shanghai, and Bon App. Cages was also listed as one of “Shanghai’s 50 Best” Restaurants by ShanghaiWOW.

The team focuses on continual improvement in all areas—from its food and drink programs to its revolutionary game technology—always conceiving of and rolling out new looks for Shanghai nightlife. We’ll keep working to ensure there are delicious dining options, cold beers, pic-worthy cocktails and exciting games waiting for you every time you come to Cages.

what we offer

The Space
The Chef
Bar Program


Located in the heart of bustling Jing’an District, CAGES Shanghai offers nearly 4,000 square meters of space for dining, drinking, and playing your favorite sports games. Whether your showing off your basketball, baseball, football or soccer skills in our game areas, or taking on your friends in bubble soccer on our 400 square meter turf field, you can be sure that CAGES Shanghai can host a party your group will never forget. With over 50 games, 70 Televisions, 650 seats and event spaces for 20-1000+ people, there is always something for every size group and any age group!


Delivering Western comfort food to the masses in Shanghai is only the latest culinary feat for Cages’ head chef and partner, Jason Oakley. Before slinging the tastes of his South Carolina roots from the Cages kitchen, Oakley worked in Michelin star restaurants and five-star hotel brands around the world including the Mandarin Oriental, St. Regis, Peninsula, the French Laundry, and the Wynn Las Vegas to name a few.

Drawing from those experiences around the world, his love of travel and exploring regional cuisines is what continues to inspire and motivate him. Working in such culinary hot spots as Las Vegas, Napa Valley, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, before firmly rooting himself in Shanghai’s culinary scene, whether it’s French fine dining in Dubai or comfort food in Shanghai, Jason’s passion and attention to detail have given his diners authentic and dynamic culinary experiences around the world.


Want the tasty, well-balanced cocktail without the pretentious atmosphere? Award-winning Bar Program Manager Johan Holmberg has you covered, whether you want to try something new or just enjoy a classic cocktail done right. What does Johan recommend? Try a signature “Punk Rocks” cocktail, mixing aromatic Punk IPA with Averna, Lemon, and bitters. A refreshing drink that fuses craft beer with craft cocktails. 

Speaking of craft beer, CAGES has favorites from around the world with a healthy selection of suds from China’s local craft beer scene. With draft pints, 2L pitchers, and 5L tabletop kegs, you and your crew can decide exactly how you want to get the party started.