Night life in Shanghai is gentle and colorful while the scenery at night is elegant. Among all the famous sites, the Bund is a must. The ornate classical and modern buildings are lit up by an abundance of colored lights and the glittering Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Jinmao Tower are magical sights which can be viewed on the other bank of Huangpu River. A night-time Huangpu River Cruise is very populous tourists’ event and there are several kinds of boats including deluxe boats, ancient dragon boats and Pirate boats, etc. The boat fare is RMB 68 at present. The renowned Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street which lies west to the bund attracts cheerful crowds every night to wander the area and enjoy the carefree atmosphere. The city also boasts of various bars and clubs and some of them perfectly combined the western club culture and eastern classical taste.
Featured Bars & Clubs
Some believe that the quality of nightlife is a criterion to justify the city’s international level, consumption orientation and investment and development environment. Having been one of the most economic prosperous cities in the world, Shanghai boasts very colorful nightlife.
Below are some of the renowned bars or clubs in Shanghai：
Xin Tian Di
Description: Located in the center of Shanghai City south of Huaihai Zhong Lu, Shanghai Xin Tian Di has become an urban tourist attraction that holds the historical and cultural legacies of the city. Shanghai Xin Tian Di is a fashionable pedestrian street composed of Shikumen and modern architecture style.
Address: 2F, Bund 6, East Zhongshan 1st Road
Hours: 6pm – 1am (Sun – Thu); 6pm – 3am (Fri –Sat)
Description: Upscale experience is offered here: water ceiling display, sea-water fish tank, and flawless romantic atmosphere with Huangpu River flowing outside.
Address: 4F Bund 18, 18 East Zhongshan 1st Road
Description: Not only a bar but also a art lounge. L18 provides a strong artist environment with blending of art and architecture. There are trendy lounge music, creative performances and a breathtaking view of the Huangpi River flowing in front of the splendid Pudong skyline.
Address: Tong Le Fang, 68 Yuyao Road, between Xikang Road and Haifang Road
Hours: 6pm – 11pm (dinner); 8pm – late (bar)
Description: It may not easy to find the entrance of this bar, but when you head up the stairs, there is no turning back. This is a place designed for partying. It is not surprise if you come across a star, for one of the owners is a Hong Kong star.
Address: 23F, 211 Shimen 1st Road, near Weihai Road, next to the Four Seasons Hotel
Hours: 6pm – late
Description: Glossy Apple with Eve's famous bite in it at the entrance, the scene sets off well with the theme of this club: seduction. This place has glowing chandeliers, luxury furnishing and VIP rooms in vibrant shades for the cities glamorous to come and play in.
Address: 5F, Plaza 66, 1266 West Nanjing Road, near Xikang Road
Hours: 9pm – 3am (Sun – Thur); 9pm – 5am (Fri – Sat)
Description: This is an entertainment complex with restaurant, lounge and club. Located within a luxury shopping mall, Plaza 66, this place is ideal for those who want a glitzy night out. There are world-class DJs.