For many in modern China, Shanghai is a beacon promising work and wealth – it has a nickname as Mo Du, the ‘Magic City.’ It is a city full of energy, international vibe, fancy party, and entertainment. No matter how long you have been in the city, you will never get bored or run out of ideas on a night out in Shanghai. Here we summarized a guide about the most popular nightclubs and rooftops worth a visit.
No matter what type of night you’re after, Shanghai definitely will not let you down. From swinging Jazz to strong EDM, you can find them all in Shanghai’s nightclubs.
Located on the top floor of the skyscraper near the Bund, you can enjoy a great view of the city. It is famous for its shark tank interior design. We recommend you make a reservation before you go there.
Location: 24F, No. 318 Fuzhou Road, Huangpu District (near East Nanjing Road metro station )
Phone: +8621 6391 2811
Business Hour: Wednesday to Saturday from 9:30 pm to late.
Just located next to Arkham, TAXX is one of the biggest nightclubs in Shanghai with 3,000 square meters. It is owned by the actor Zheng Kai. TAX usually holds Top 100 DJs and local underground performances.
Location: B1/F, No. 158 Julu Road, Huangpu District (near West Nanjing Road metro station )
Phone: +8621 3330 7988
Business Hour: Daily, 8.30 pm-5 am
Located in the Xintiandi area, Fusion is a great place for EDM lovers featuring large dancefloor. It is especially popular among young crowds. Usually, free entrance unless a famous DJ is there.
Location: 5/F, Building 6, South Block, No. 123 Xingye Road, Huangpu District (near Xintiandi metro station )
Phone: +8621 5386 8088
Business Hour: Daily, 10 pm-late
Not a club fan? No problem, come check these great rooftops! This is an awesome way to enjoy Shanghai’s iconic skyline and river view. Just scroll down to find a rooftop bar best suited for you.
Bar Rouge is a sky lounge located at the Bund. Its rooftop terrace offers a stunning river view. At the weekend, this place is crowded and party high, remember to make a reservation in advance.
Location: Bund 18, 7/F, No. 18 Zhongshan East 1st Road, Huangpu District (near East Nanjing Road metro station )
Phone: +8621 6339 1199
Business Hour: Daily, 6 pm -late
Flair at The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong
Flair is the highest rooftop bar in China with an amazing view of the Shanghai skyline. You can enjoy tasty cocktails and creative Asian fusion tapas here.
Location: 58/F, Shanghai IFC, 8th Century Avenue, Pudong District (near Lujiazui metro station)
Phone: +8621 2020 1778
Business Hour: Daily, 5:30 pm-2 am
Sir Elly’s Restaurant at The Peninsula
Located at the luxurious hotel Peninsula, this rooftop offers fine dining with a spectacular view of the Pudong skyline and the Huangpu River.
Location: 13/F, No. 32 East 1st Zhongshan Road, Huangpu District (near East Nanjing Road metro station )
Phone: +8621 2327 6756
Business Hour: Daily, noon-2.30 pm ; Sun-Thu, 6-10.30 pm ; Fri-Sat, 6-11 pm
La Terrazza at Bulgari Hotel Shanghai
48 floors up on the Bulgari Hotel Shanghai. La Terrazza is designed in a comfortable lounge vibe style, go for a ‘Bulgaria’ signature cocktail.
Location: 48/F, No.33 North Henan Road, Huangpu District (near Tiantong Road metro station )
Phone: +8621 36067788
Business Hour: Daily, 5 pm – 11 pm
CHAR Bar at Hotel Indigo
Located at the top three floors of the riverside Hotel Indigo, the outdoor CHAR Bar will give you a panoramic view of the river and the Pudong skyline. And the indoor CHAR Grill can fill your stomach with fantastic steak.
Location: 29-31/F, No. 585 East 2nd Zhongshan Road, Huangpu District (nearest metro station: Yu Garden Station)
Phone: +8621 3302 9999
Business Hour: Daily, Dining Room, 6 pm-10.30 pm; Bar, 6 pm -late
TOPS at Banyan Tree
Situated at the North Bund, TOPS is less crowded than other rooftops along the main Bund. It not only gives you a fantastic view and a gorgeous vibe but also offers you awesome drinks and tapas.
Location: 13/F No.19 Gong Ping Road, Hongkou District (near Tilanqiao metro station)
Phone: +8621 2509 1188 * 7261
Business Hour: Sun-Thu, 2:30 pm-1 am; Fri&Sat, 2:30 pm-2 am