Shanghai nightlife and drinking

Being in Shanghai is already a fantastic nightlife experience, and whether you are walking at night through The Bund, Pudong, or navigate the Huangpu River, the pleasure is guaranteed. French Concession is also interesting at night, due to the long walks you may take, but also because of the many popular bars. In this part of the city some of the first bars in Shanghai were opened, and remained a trademark of the French Concession up to the present day. Nanjing East Road may be interesting for those who like to combine evening walks along pedestrian streets with shopping.

However, nightlife in Shanghai is not just based on night walks, many bars, pubs and nightclubs. Shanghai may not have so many options for cultural night entertainment as Beijing, and nightclubs as Hong Kong, but it is the city where each night owl will find something to do. Here you may find everything, from modern Western clubs with popular music, to some fancy restaurants with delicious food, but also, the traditional aspect of China is not neglected as well, so there are many places where Chinese spirit may be felt. If you like dancing, you will definitely find places to fulfil your needs, and if you prefer sitting quietly with a good drink and food, you will also not be disappointed.

Most bars and nightclubs are closed up to 2 or 3 o’clock in the morning, and the happy hour usually starts in the afternoon and lasts until 20:00.

The Bund
Bar Rouge Nightclub
Address: 7 floor, Bund 18, 18 Zhongshan East 1st Rd (黄浦区中山东一路18号7楼)
Web address:
Phone: 6339 1199
Opening hours: 18:00-3:00
Metro: Nanjing East Road, Exit 7

House of Blues and Jazz Bar
Address: 60 Fuzhou road ( 福州路60号)
Web address:
Phone: 6323 2779
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 16:30-2:00, Mon 16:30-00:30
Metro: Nanjing East Road, Exit 7

Long Bar at Waldorf Astoria (廊吧) Bar
Address: Waldorf Astoria, Lobby, 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (上海外滩华尔道夫酒店 中山东一路2号)
Web address:
Phone: 6322 9988
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 16:00-1:00, Sun 14:00-1:00
Metro: Nanjing East Road, Exit 7

Unico Latin Bar and Restaurant
Address: Three on the Bund, 2nd floor, 3 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Road ()
Web address:
Phone: 5308 5399
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 18:00-2:00, Sat-Sun 18:00-late
Metro: Nanjing East Road, Exit 7

People’s Square
Barbarossa (芭芭露莎) Bar and Restaurant
Address: 231 Nanjing West Road, Inside People’s Park (黄浦区南京西路231号)
Web address:
Phone: 6318 0220
Opening hours: 11:00-2:00
Metro: People’s Square, Exit 18

French Concession
Monkey Champagne Nightclub
Address: 38 Donghu Road (东湖路38号)
Web address:
Phone: 6255 6000
Opening hours: 19:30-late
Metro: Shaanxi South Road, Exit 7

Senator Saloon Bar
Address: 98 Wuyuan Road (五原路98号)
Web address:
Phone: 5423 1330
Opening hours: 17:00-1:00
Metro: Changshu Road, Exit 7

Shanghai Brewery Bar and Restaurant
Address: 15 Dongping Road, by Hengshan Road (东平路15号, 近衡山路 )
Web address:
Phone: 3461 0717
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 10:00-2:00, Fri-Sat 10:00-3:00
Metro: Hengshan Road, Exit 4

The Apartment Nightclub and Restaurant
Address: 3th floor, 47 Yongfu Road (永福路47号3楼)
Web address:
Phone: 6437 9478
Opening hours: 11:00-late
Metro: Shanghai Library, Exit 1

The Shelter Nightclub
Address: 5 Yongfu Road (永福路5号)
Phone: 6473 2303
Opening hours: Wed-Sat 22:00-late
Metro: Shanghai Library, Exit 1

The Union Trading Company Bar and Restaurant
Address: 64 Fenyang Road, Building No. 2 (汾阳路64弄2号)
Phone: 6418 3077
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 18:00-2:00
Metro: Shaanxi South Road, Exit 7

Jing’an District
Judy’s Too (Tongren Road) Bar
Address: 142-146 Tongren Road (铜仁路142-146号)
Web address:
Phone: 6289 3715
Opening hours: 11:00-late
Metro: Jing’an Temple, Exit 10

Kaiba (开巴) Belgian beer bar
Address: 479 Wuding Lu (武定路479号) – – Check website for more locations around the city.
Web address:
Phone: 6288 9676
Opening hours: 11:00-2:00
Metro: Changping Road, Exit 2

Cloud 9 (九重天酒廊) Bar
Address: Grand Hyatt Shanghai, Jin Mao Tower 87 floor, 88 Century Avenue (世纪大道88号 金茂大厦87楼)
Web address:
Phone: 5049 1234
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 17:00-1:00, Fri 17:00-2:00, Sat 14:00-2:00, Sun 14:00-1:00
Metro: Lujiazui, Exit 6