Lounges are the best places to kick back, relax with friends and soak in the atmosphere and alcohol, and Shanghai has a long history of amazing lounges and saloons. You'll find luxury, class and comfort at the hip lounges across the city.
A few of the lounges in the city are mid-range, meaning almost anyone can hand out here and feel comfortable and classy. Silva Lounge, Barbarossa Lounge and the Cotton Club. You'll find these three establishments cater well to expats, tourists and wealthier locals, and attract a quiet, thoughtful and fun group of people.
For a cheaper lounge bar, head to the I Love Shanghai Lounge, Sin or Not Me, where you'll find the drinks more affordable and the company a bit younger and more hip. You'll find the music louder than at other lounges, and the bars offer a few snacks to keep you lounging longer.
For elite lounge space, head to M on the Bund, Glamour Bar and Laris, where you'll find other high-end drinkers lounging, relaxing and chatting amid brandy snifters and bubbling champagne classes.
For any budget, there is a lounge option in Shanghai that will work for you. From the affordable trio spread across the city to the elites spread across the Bund, Shanghai is welcoming and wants everyone to have a good time, regardless of the width of their wallet.
101 Yin Cheng East Road
Sen Mao International Building
231 Nanjing Xi Lu
1788 Xinzha Road
Near Jiaozhou Road
21 Dong Ping Road
At Heng Shang Road
211 Shimen Yi Road
23rd Floor, Want Want Building
6/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
Near Guangdong Lu
Famous chef, amazing martinis and a great view of the Bund... read more
5号 Zhongshan Road (East-1), Huangpu, Shanghai, China, 200002
697 Yongjia Road
East of Hengshan Lu, Xuhui
The interior is a cave, which explains the stiff drinks and rancor aroma... read more
Fùxing Xi Lù 8
Huáihai Zhong Lù
A garden veranda bar with the most romantic atmosphere in town... read more
6F, 5 Guangdong Lu
near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (The Bund)
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