Long Bar

Top choice bar in The Bund & People's Square

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 businessmen would sit here according to rank, comparing fortunes, with the taipans (foreign heads of business) closest to the view of the Bund.