VUE BAR, SHANGHAI
Bar, Pub Grub
As well as wine by the bottle and barrel, the Hyatt's rooftop bar has a hot tub | © valley_studio / Shutterstock
Located on the 32nd and 33rd floors of the swanky Hyatt on the Bund, Vue Bar is one of Shanghai’s hottest nightlife destinations. With sweeping views of the Huangpu River and even its own hot tub on the terrace, it’s the perfect place to spend an evening in the city.
HOUSE OF BLUES AND JAZZ
Bar, Fusion, $$$
This two-storey, vintage jazz bar is the go-to destination for live music
on the Bund, with the house band playing a mix of jazz, soul and funk, usually from 9.30pm. Arrive early if you want a seat, or choose to eat at the accompanying brasserie beforehand – it serves a mixture of European dishes into the early hours of the morning.
BAR ROUGE, SHANGHAI
Bar, Pub Grub
The view merits the high prices at Bar Rouge | © Avalon/Construction Photography / Alamy Stock Photo
With its riverside location, crowds of beautiful people and sleek, upmarket decor, Bar Rouge is a destination for premium partying in Shanghai. The views from the rooftop terrace are mesmerising, but be prepared to pay for them. Cover charges are usually 100RMB (£11) for weekend evenings, and that’s before you’ve splurged on something delicious off the pricey cocktail list.
LOST HEAVEN BAR, SHANGHAI
Restaurant, Italian, Chinese, $$$
This popular restaurant chain is famous for spicy Yunnan cuisine
, but the Bund location also comes with a popular terrace bar. Located on the rooftop of the restaurant, Lost Heaven Bar serves up an extensive cocktail selection and offers commanding views of the Pudong side of the river.
This bar dates back to 1911 when it was the social centre of the exclusive men-only Shanghai Club. The baroque building now houses the Shanghai Waldorf Astoria, which has refurbished the Long Bar to its turn-of-the-century glory. Check out the Waldorf Classics menu for some pre-Prohibition-style cocktails to really feel the spirit of this historic bar.