Meet locals and see the best the city has to offer by visiting Shanghai's best bars. Shanghai has a wide range of bars, from low-key quiet joints for chatting and hanging out, to loud raging parties where the alcohol never ceases to flow. You'll find your own favorite hangout in Shanghai's bar scene.
For an amazing experience on the Bund in Shanghai, head to Glamor Bar to start the night off right at one of the city's hottest bars. Continue the night by hitting up nearby Bar Rouge and finish off the tour of the Bund's elite bars by checking out Laris.
For a few well-known, packed and popular sports bars try Malone's American Cafe or Champion's Sports Bar. You'll find fellow sports fans and fanatics alike at these sports bars, downing beers, eating steaks and chatting up the waitresses.
For trendy, hip bars, why not head to Mural Bar or People 7, both of which attract a fun crowd that keeps the party going all night long.
For an upscale evening, Sky Lounge at the top of Jin Mao Tower offers the best view of the city as well as delicious martinis. Sasha's, in the French Concession, is a romantic location of similar quality offering charm rather than views.
6F, 5 Guangdong Lu
near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (The Bund)
The most retro place to see and be seen for a cocktail amid friends... read more
6/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
Near Guangdong Lu
Famous chef, amazing martinis and a great view of the Bund... read more
18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
7/F, Bund 18
697 Yongjia Road
East of Hengshan Lu, Xuhui
The interior is a cave, which explains the stiff drinks and rancor aroma... read more
255 Tongren Ren Lu
Northwest of Shanghai Centre, Jing An
805 Julu Road
(by Fumin Road)
Quiet conversations and tasty cocktails!... read more
11 Dongping Lu
A popular, British-style pub with amazing outdoor garden... read more
Building 4, 118 Rui Jin Er Road
Thai food and drink with a relaxing and romantic Buddhist atmosphere... read more
5 Yongfu Road
North of Fuxing Xi Lu, Xuhui
1333 Nan Jing West Road
Shanghai Exhibition Center