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Shanghais largest English language venue directory, with over 10,000 listings, maintained by an editorial team of long-term Shanghai residents
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  • Bar Rouge

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      Bund 18, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu
      中山东一路18号外滩18号7楼, 近南京东路
    • Phone
      6339 1199

    Open since 2004, Bar Rouge is far and away the most famous club in Shanghai, and sets the standard for Bund nightlife. Terrace view, classy sleek interiors and a French-Shanghai identity. They went through a renovation in January 2019, reopening with a razzle-dazzle... Read more

  • M1NT

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      24/F, 318 Fuzhou Lu, near Shandong Zhong Lu
      福州路318号24楼, 近山东路
    • Phone
      6391-2811

    This is one of the poshest clubs in Shanghai. It's on the top floor of a skyscraper near the Bund and affords nice views of the city. Inside, there are shark tanks and lots of luxurious decor, plus a high-end restaurant, a club and a lounge area. Drinks are pricey... Read more

  • The Captain

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      6/F, 37 Fuzhou Lu, near Sichuan Zhong Lu
      福州路37号6楼, 近四川中路
    • Phone
      6323 7869

    Hidden on the roof of Captain's Hostel, The Captain sportingly provides a cheaper alternative to some of its neighboring bars along The Bund. Comes with a roof terrace and a very nifty view. Nautical-themed decor and a drinks menu averaging in the 70rmb range. Food... Read more

  • Lost Heaven (Bund)

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      17 Yan'an Dong Lu, near Sichuan Nan Lu
      延安东路17号, 近四川南路
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      6330 0967

    This is the flagship location of Yunnan restaurant Lost Heaven. They do relatively authentic Yunaan food, and if you wanna do pre- or post-dinner drinks they have a really nice terrace on the roof. Prices are reasonable for the location and views. Definitely a good... Read more

  • The Fellas

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      7/F, 7 Yan'an Dong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
      延安东路7号7楼, 近中山东一路
    • Phone
      6316 9119

    Formerly Shen, this rooftop bar just off the Bund is now part of the Goodfellas family. Since they've taken over, little has changed, other than the name and the fact that pizzas are now on the menu. Drink offerings remain roughly the same: cocktails, wine, and beer,... Read more

  • The Nest

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      6/F, 130 Beijing Dong Lu, near Huqiu Lu
      北京东路130号中实大厦6楼, 近虎丘路
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      6308 7669

    Super popular bar / restaurant / lounge by nightclub brand Muse Group and Grey Goose vodka, right by the Rockbund Art Museum. Good design, good drinks, great food. They specialize in vodka-based cocktails (60-80rmb) and high-end bar food like oysters and steaks.... Read more

  • VUE (Bar)

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      Hyatt on the Bund, 32-33/F, 199 Huangpu Lu, near Wuchang Lu
      黄浦路199号, 外滩茂悦大酒店32-33楼 近武昌路
    • Phone
      6393 1234 ext 6348

    VUE Bar atop the Hyatt on the Bund is a great place to sip on some after work cocktails, or lounge after a long Sunday Brunch. With amazing views of the Bund, wood interior and jacuzzi on the outdoor terrace, it's a beautiful and equipped place to enjoy a mellow... Read more

  • POP American Brasserie

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      Three on the Bund, 7/F, 17 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
      广东路17号, 外滩三号7楼, 近中山东一路
    • Phone
      6321 0909

    POP is the new concept to replace New Heights. It's an American-inspired brasserie that totally looks the part — red button leather booths, tray ceilings, tones of copper and tan. The menu is mostly approachable comfort cuisine like braised short ribs, duck leg... Read more

  • Electric Circus

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      7/F, Heritage Building, 199 Nanjing Dong Lu, near Henan Zhong Lu
      南京东路199号辅楼7楼, 近河南中路
    • Phone
      5368 9551

    Conceived in the Studio 54 tradition (think dramatic lighting and wacky interior), Electric Circus is the Shanghai EDITION's arena for big-name DJs and performers. Read more

  • WET BAR

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      W Shanghai – The Bund 4/F, 66 Lvshun Lu, near Dongchangzhi Lu
      旅顺路66号4楼, 近东长治路
    • Phone
      2286 9962

    Latin-inspired tapas and cocktail open-pool-slash-bar in the W Shanghai with a view over Pudong. They're focused on throwing parties associated with contemporary music, fashion, and youth culture trends with guests coming for the party first and then staying for the... Read more

  • POP Bar

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      Three on the Bund, 7/F, 17 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
      广东路17号, 外滩三号7楼, 近中山东一路
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      6321 0909

    POP Bar occupies the East terrace of Three on the Bund’s rooftop with great views of Shanghai's famous skyline. Inspired by Miami's 1950's theme in its decor, cocktails and music. Read more

  • FOGO

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      139 Nanjing Dong Lu, near Jiangxi Zhong Lu
      南京东路139号, 近江西中路
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      6333 0878

    Staking out most of its own floor in that somehow-still-only-half-opened building that also contains Jazz at the Lincoln Center, FOGO is a Bund lounge from a crew that's been in the Bund lounge-business for a while (they met at M1NT). Muted lighting, shiny marble and... Read more

  • Bund Bowl

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      B1/F, 575 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Dongmen Lu
      中山东二路575号B1层, 近东门路
    • Phone
      6335 3285

    A not-so-traditional bowling spot covering 1,800 square meters under the Shiliupu Pier. This is probably the only bowling place in town that has an American-style dining room, a proper bar and a conference room. The vibe is a mixture of sports bar and a clean-looking... Read more

  • Glam

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      Five on the Bund, 7/F, 20 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
      广东路20号, 外滩五号7楼, 近中山东一路
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      6329 3751

    Sophisticated but unpretentious, nice but not too expensive, this lounge bar is serial China restaurateur Michelle Garnaut's sequel to her popular Glamour Bar, which closed after a successful run from 2006-2014, when the landlord tried to triple the rent.... Read more

  • Char

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      Hotel Indigo, 29-31/F, 585 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Dongmen Lu
      上海外滩英迪格酒店, 中山东二路585号29-31楼, 近东门路
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      3302 9995

    Char is a contemporary steakhouse and bar in the Hotel Indigo which pays dutiful attention to little details like a selection of cutlery and sea salts. The upstairs bar is also an attraction with its panoramic, unobstructed riverside views. Read more

  • House of Blues and Jazz

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      60 Fuzhou Lu, near the Bund
      福州路60号, 近外滩
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      6323 2779

    The House of Blues and Jazz moved to the Bund from its original Maoming Lu location (opened in 1995) around 2008. It's an upgrade, for sure. Big two-story space with live music nightly. Music is generally good, and includes a lot of soul and funk standards (Motown,... Read more

  • 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana

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      Rockbund, Associate Mission Building, 6-7/F, 169 Yuanmingyuan Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu
      圆明园路169号6-7楼, 近北京东路
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      6087 2890

    Umberto Bombana is an oft-dropped name in Hong Kong's food scene and his restaurant 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana is one of only five restaurants with three Michelin stars in that city. This branch is their attempt to double down on those accolades when Michelin finally... Read more

  • Roosevelt Sky Restaurant

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      The House of Roosevelt, 8/F, 27 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu
      中山东一路27号8楼, 近北京东路
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      2322 0800

    The House of Roosevelt is the most recent incarnation of the Bund 27 building. In the past, it's been the HQ of British trading firm/opium sellers Jardine Matheson, the offices of the Japanese Navy intelligence, and the Shanghai Foreign Trade Commission. Now,... Read more

  • Peace Hotel Jazz Bar

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      Fairmont Peace Hotel, 1/F, 20 Nanjing Dong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
      南京东路20号, 和平饭店1楼 近中山东一路
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      6321 6888

    Known as one of the oldest bars in Shanghai, the Peace Hotel jazz bar was a hard-drinking, hard partying venue back in the 1920s, when the house jazz band was the hottest thing in town. After a long period of closure and a retro-refit, it's back to the way it was,... Read more

  • Long Bar (Waldorf-Astoria)

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      Waldorf Astoria, Heritage Building, Lobby Level 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
      上海外滩华尔道夫酒店 中山东一路2号, 近广东路
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      6322 9988

    Inspired by the iconic Waldorf Astoria in New York -- and, indeed, also of the Hilton empire -- the Long Bar at the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai is a throw-back to both Shanghai's and New York's early 20th century cultural heritage: art deco and jazz. This classy lounge... Read more