Shanghai is a city on the move, full of fashionable people doing fashionable things. The center of the financial center in China, the hub for fashion, for innovation and the connection China has to the west all originate in Shanghai. It is because of this that there are so many classy places to drink, chat and mingle with other classy folks.
The Bund is the number one place to head to see and be seen for classy, fashionable folk. Bar Rouge is a lovey spot where you’ll rub elbows with some of the city’s best dressed. Its at this bar where you’ll find the city’s fashion designers, and they occasionally put on fashion shows and other classy events there.
Mesa and Manifesto, in the same area, remains a popular spot for classy drinks, whiskey and other high-end drinks. It’s a short stroll from Bar Rouge, and many make the circuit in one night.
Laris, run by a famous chef, turns into a classy place to sip a martini in the evenings. The all-marble decor attracts a sleek crowd of designers, movie stars, musicians, politicians and more.
Other sweet bars in the area for rubbing elbows include Glamor Bar and Dolce & Gabbana bar, both on the Bund.