Shanghai Nightlife

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    People 7: Cool Local Bar/Restaurant

    by cheezecake_deli Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    If you tire of Xintiandi, this is a good place to go for nocturnal drinks (alcoholic or otherwise) and nibbles. It's slightly difficult to find, and the entrance is deliberately discreet and cryptic - you'll have to solve a puzzle to get in. Once you've found the solution, the front door opens magically to reveal a multi-room bar/restaurant. Drinks and food cost roughly the same as the bars in Xintiandi, and it's less of a "meat market" compared to Xintiandi. The loo doors can be equally confusing to work out. I shan't spoil your fun, but think airlines!

    Dress Code: Smart casual.

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    Jenny's Blue Bar: Tiger beer on tap!

    by rabbit06 Updated Feb 13, 2011
    from outside!
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    Before my first trip to Shanghai i had done a lot of research and found this bar on the net, well i could not beleive my luck at finding it on this trip and had to check this place out! Shirley was finding her boys and a place to eat so i was gone to discover Jenny's bar! On entering i felt completely at home with Brothers in Arms from Dire Straits playing away and promptly found a stool at the bar. The barmaids English was limited but did inform me that it was happy hour on the tap Tiger beer, so you don't have to tell rabbit twice!! Some Jethro Tull was playing as i asked for the bathroom, but the young bar ladies only understood beer, so off i went to search and was lucky, found them out the back, ya! After downing a few of those lovely cold beers (as it was hot as outside) and listening to Fleetwood Mac, Jenny came along so rabbit introduced himself, told Jenny he had seen her place on the internet and Jenny says "your having a free beer for that!" After some Rolling Stones it was time to say goodbye...sob sob.....
    Thank you Jenny and as promised, Rabbit will be back!!

    Dress Code: Casual and be ready for a good time!

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    Old Manhattan Bar & Restaurant: get here for happy hour!

    by rabbit06 Updated Feb 12, 2011
    this is it!
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    One of the many famous bars for expats and visitors alike. This was always busy during the evenings and very welcoming. Food is available such as pizzas or there is Indian food on the top level. Also the rest rooms are on the top level so be careful coming back down the stairs after too many happy hour beers....lol Do not worry about the barman that does not speak English, he will show you on his calculator when he wants some money and the menu is easy to understand!

    Dress Code: As this is where rabbit would sneak off to when Shirley is busy so we named it the first bar, which Shirley would know where to find me (as it is the first in a row of bars) therefore the dress code is casual!!...lmao

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  • Departure 10 Ultra Lounge: First Airplane bar debuts in Shanghai

    by Tee99 Written Aug 25, 2010

    Ever imagined what partying in an airplane with all the don'ts made possible? well here is one plane that you can do all that is forbidden in an airplane. Departure 10 ultra lounge its an airplane shaped lounge, first of its kind in Asia. Both the interior and exterior features are shaped like that of an airplane. The waitresses dressed as flight attendants and bar tenders as captains. Whenever u visit shanghai, check it out or google for more information. Definitely a must see.

    Dress Code: Upscale casual, chic & elegant. No flip flops allowed.

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  • Departure 10 Ultra Lounge: First Airplane bar debuts in Shanghai

    by Tee99 Updated Aug 25, 2010

    Ever imagined what partying in an airplane with all the don'ts made possible? well here is one plane that you can do all that is forbidden in an airplane. Departure 10 ultra lounge its an airplane shaped lounge, first of its kind in Asia. Both the interior and exterior features are shaped like that of an airplane. The waitresses dressed as flight attendants and bar tenders as captains. Whenever u visit shanghai, check it out or google for more information. Definitely a must see.

    Dress Code: Upscale casual, chic & elegant. No flip flops allowed.

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    Cloud 9: On Cloud 9

    by HispanicYob Updated Mar 29, 2010
    The area before entering the Jin Mao Tower
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    This place is located in one of the cities biggest tower, the Jin Mao Tower and a part of the Grand Hyatt Shanghai Hotel. Once you step inside this seemingly space age structure, you'll be greated not only with a contemporary atmosphere but incredible views of surrounding Shanghai. The service is a bit on the slow side, however. But I guess it gives you more time to socialize. There was no cover, but it's still a fairly expensive place. I ordered an appetizer and 2 bottles of water that totaled out to apx. 388 RMB. The bottled water did it, I think 60 RMB each if I can remember. Expensive waters. Be prepared to dish out a bit. Or simply enjoy one of their selections of wines and drinks and sip it slow while enjoying the great views. If you can, get an area near the windows that gets the great views. If you go in the bathrooms, you'll find an attendant that will even give you a massage while you wash your hands! Now that's class!!

    Dress Code: The business casual seems to be favored here, since it seems to be a meeting spot for a lot of executive-type people. However, I went in with a leather jacket, jeans and regular shirt and shoes and experienced no problems.

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    Vue Bar Restaurant: And still more views!

    by rabbit06 Updated Jan 18, 2010

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    What more can you say?
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    Vue Bar Restaurant is one floor below the bar which also has stunning views over the Huangpu river, so go late for the beautiful Shanghai night lights! We went here after 9.00pm for a light late super which was a good idea (lucky) as any earlier they have a minimum table cover price of 2000 RMB which is ok if your there for an evening meal with freinds. Although you are in a very, very nice upmarket restaurant with great service and even if small bottles of tsingtao beer is 60 RMB enjoy yourself, when will you be back? Well worth it!

    Dress Code: Well Rabbit was allowed entry on " tidy but casual " but it is the "Hyatt", so be neatly dressed!

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    Vue Bar and Restaurant: Views don't get much better than this!

    by rabbit06 Updated Jan 17, 2010

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    Wow!
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    Vue Bar features fantastic stunning views over the Huangpu river, so go late for the beautiful Shanghai night lights and take your camera. It is in a relaxed setting with plenty of staff for great service and even if the drink price's are paying for this privilege, indulge yourself, when will you be back? They also have an indoor spa pool bubbling away, so don't be shy take a plung....lol!!!! Well worth it!

    Dress Code: Well Rabbit was allowed entry on " tidy but casual " but it is the "Hyatt", so be neatly dressed!

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    Big Bamboo Sports Bar: Sports Bar

    by rabbit06 Updated Jan 12, 2010

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    Keep an eye out for the logo!
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    A great sports bar that even had New Zealand playing cricket on one of the screens dotted around the place. You can find plenty going on in this bar including a variety of themes, foods and yes they also have happy hour on the beers....ya..!!!!! And the service is just excellent.

    Dress Code: Tidy casual will get you in the door.

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    Captain Bar: with the skyline behind you :)

    by marielexoteria Updated Dec 10, 2009

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    Night view of the Pudong area
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    At the rooftop of Captain Hostel you'll find Captain Bar, with reasonable priced drinks and one of the best views of The Bund and Pudong area. The bar is open to everyone and not just hostel guests. We were there on Halloween night and my picture of The Bund has a ghost like feeling due to the haze... Everyone but a few of us was dressed in costumes. If I remember correctly, it's open between 11am and midnight.

    Dress Code: Come as you are.

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    Shanghai - city of lights: A city best seen at night

    by lindyz Written Oct 5, 2009

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    The magical night lights of Pudong
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    Tracy and I are no night angels, in fact we are usually early to bed and early to rise. Some nights we were in our pj's and in bed by 7.30pm - I kid you not! But ... I believe Shanghai is indeed a city that is best viewed at night - it is a city of lights, and lots and lots of them!

    We were lucky enough to have the best night views of Pudong from the Bund, on the roof-top at Bar Rouge. Also, we were in Pudong at night, when we went to Cloud 9 Skylounge. At all times walking the streets at night, we felt 100% safe, there was no danger at all, well none that we saw.

    If you are in Shanghai, you really need to get out at night and just see the lights! They are truly worth it.

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    East Nanjing Road: East Nanjing Road

    by Willettsworld Written Jun 22, 2009
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    When night comes, the stores along East Nanjing Road are decorated with colourful sparkling lights which make for great photo opportunities. Even if you don't have any shopping plans you will find the street itself a great attraction. Wandering on the road and hungry? There are a lot of excellent restaurants on the East Nanjing Road offering delicious food and good service, but don't expect any bars.

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    Cloud 9: Ex Highest Hotel Bar in the World

    by cheezecake_deli Updated May 31, 2009

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    Cloud 9 in the Grand Hyatt was the highest hotel bar in the world (until the SWFC was built next door), with correspondingly dizzy views of the city (providing clouds don't obscure your view). It's certainly not cheap and there is a minimum charge, but drinks and nibbles are good, and service is excellent. The main attraction is definitely the view but you'll have to ask to be seated by the windows to take advantage of this (the staff have been obliging both times I've been here).

    Dress Code: Smart.

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    Cloud 9 Bar: From the Top

    by THLIN Written Feb 26, 2009

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    This should be one of the highest bar in the world, located in 85th floor in Hyatt Shanghai. It provides you a great view to River Huangpu, part of River Yangtze. You can see the Orient Pearl Tower, the Bund, and financial buildings in CBD of Shanghai. Feeling the breathing of the very heart of China.
    Well, besides good view, I had no comments about this place. The service there was not even comparable to the view. Well, if you speak English, you will enjoy a lot more than I did.

    Dress Code: Formal outfit, no vest, slippers, or sandals.

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  • Yu Yin Tang: Local Nightlife

    by Anniexpat Written Feb 18, 2009

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    I arrived in Shanghai last week, and found this venue down the road from my university. Its located right next to West Yanan road metro stop line 3/4 at the edge of this beautiful park called Tian Shan Park. It's a great place if you love discovering new underground bands and cheap beer.

    Yu Yin Tang is one of the oldest underground live music houses in shanghai, and has become a staple in Shanghai. Featuring regular gigs every weekend, It brings in underground acts both worldwide and local. There's something different every night of the month. This place has it all: cheap drinks, great atmosphere, friendly staff and a knack for booking the top up and coming Indie acts around!!!

    Upcoming bands to check out: I really dig the group coming on the 21st
    2/21, Folk Night – Asiaeyes&WuZhuoling
    http://www.myspace.cn/a_z

    2/22, Experimental Night -- RESO 4

    2/27, Experimental Night --Boojii, Triple Smash

    2/28, FrozenStreet (Nanjing)
    http://www.myspace.cn/officialfrozenstreet

    Dress Code: Seems like your best rock out shoes and hairdo's will fit right in

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