Residents in an area that has become popular with expatriates late into the night have taken matters into their own hands in order to deter drunken and noisy behaviour.
On several occasions, revellers on Yongkang Road have found themselves drenched with buckets full of water dropped by those living in properties close to the much-frequented bars.
As a result, the local government is planning on enforcing rules to ensure that establishments on the road close by 10pm each evening, so that residents are not disturbed, the Global Times reports.
Xu Yinhao, a resident of the street, told the news provider: "There are many seniors living here. If [the bars] keep their windows open at night it sounds like New Year's Eve out there.
"We don't want all of the bars to move away. We just hope that the bar owners can keep their foreign customers inside," he added.
Shanghai is particularly popular with expats and has around 150,000 foreigners living within the city.