Nightlife

Top Choice Bar in The Bund & People's Square

Long Bar

For a taste of colonial-era Shànghǎi’s elitist trappings, you’ll do no better than the Long Bar. This was once the members-only Shànghǎi Club, whose most spectacular accoutrement was a 34m-long wooden bar. Foreign b…
Top Choice Bar in The Bund & People's Square

Barbarossa

Set back in People’s Park alongside a pond, Barbarossa is all about escapism. Forget Shànghǎi, this is Morocco channelled by Hollywood set designers. The action gets steadily more intense as you ascend to the roof t…
Top Choice Lounge in The Bund & People's Square

Glam

The decor here is decidedly bohemian – full of art and curiosities – and its cool retro feel makes it one of the Bund's most atmospheric spots for a drink. Cocktail prices are accessible, as is the bar menu, ranging…
Club in The Bund & People's Square

M1NT

Exclusive penthouse-style club with knockout city views and snazzy fusion food but not a lot of dance space. Dress to impress or you’ll get thrown into the shark tank. No sports shoes etc.
Bar in The Bund & People's Square

Pop

On the top floor of Three on the Bund, Pop's splendid roof terrace is divided into multiple entities, all with choice views of Pǔdōng’s hypnotising neon performance. There’s always a crowd, whether they're here for …
Bar in The Bund & People's Square

Shook!

Sure, it's not quite as fashionable (or pretentious) as its neighbours, but that's not necessarily a bad thing: the views from Shook!'s rooftop are just as good, and it's a more laid-back spot to enjoy a slice of Sh…
Bar in The Bund & People's Square

Bar Rouge

Bar Rouge attracts a cashed-up party crowd who come for the fantastic views from the rooftop terrace and the all-night DJ parties. The lipstick-red decor is slick and the crowd slicker, so ordinary mortals can somet…
Bar in The Bund & People's Square

Sir Elly's Terrace

Offering some of Shànghǎi's best cocktails, shaken up with that winning ingredient: 270-degree views to Pǔdōng, over Sūzhōu Creek and down the Bund. Of course it's not cheap, but the views are priceless. The rooftop…
Cafe in The Bund & People's Square

Chonor Cafe

This earthy, rickety cafe at the top of a flight of worn stairs in a ramshackle building is vaguely reminiscent of a Tibetan teahouse. As well as teas (including Tibetan yak butter), there's a menu of vegetarian mea…
Bar in The Bund & People's Square

Captain’s Bar

This used to be an affordable bar with decent, if slightly restricted, views of Pǔdōng’s lights from its outside terrace, but it's now almost as expensive as the glitzier competition and the lift is as crummy as eve…