Shanghai has been called Paris of the East but it has its own unique flavour. If you are looking for glamorous lounges or fancy bars, Shanghai has all the colourful nightlife you need.
Shanghai’s epicentre of nightlife, The Bund’s riverside location makes it a stylish and scenic spot for partying, with venues like Bar Rouge, MINT,The Nest,M Glam, and many more attracting crowds after sunset.
While a hot lifestyle destination in the day time, Xintiandi really comes alive at night, with a good range of quality bars to choose from. Points of interest include The Brewer, Sense 8, PRIMO1, Polux by Paul Pairet, Coquille seafood Bistro, Scarpetta.
East Nanjing Road
The famous pedestrian shopping street of Shanghai lights up at night with a great range of music venues, nightclubs, bars and restaurants to choose from. Jazz fans can soak up the ambience of Old Shanghai at the Old Jazz Bar on the first floor of the Fairmont Peace Hotel, where veteran musicians have played for presidents, locals, and tourists alike.
This arts and craft enclave was developed from a renovated traditional residential area in the Former French Concession area of Shanghai. It’s the place to go for handmade local jewelry, art, clothes and crafts – perfect for picking up a unique souvenir for those back home. Additionally, there are plenty of cafés, restaurants, and bars in the complex, which makes it a popular destination, especially on weekends and holidays.
Formally known as DaTong Mill, this previously unassuming belowground level space on Julu Road has been transformed into Shanghai’s hottest dining and nightlife destination. Attracting popular club venues such as Arkham and JZ Club, as well as a whole host of restaurants and bars including Le Café des Stagiaires and Hooked, Found 158 is a one-stop shop for Shanghai lifestyle after dark.
The Former French Concession
The leafy Former French Concession is home to many bars and clubs including Le Baron, Funkadeli, and a whole host of speakeasies that serve a variety of carefully crafted cocktails. Pay a visit to Speak Low (if you can find the door), or the Union Trading Company for award-winning drinks.