Shanghai is the city that never sleeps, so its liveliness goes well beyond daytime activity. Every night, the young people and white-collar workers all come out to enjoy the night life, and they go to bars, parks or cinemas with their friends or lovers. Shanghai night life has become an indispensable part to people who live or travel in Shanghai.
The main sections that boast the most colorful Shanghai nightlife are:
It is a great destination combing the ancient architecture with the modern life, displays a comparatively traditional Shanghai architecture called Shi Ku Men, where you can enjoy the western and traditional nightlife.
Park 97 is named as the best bar in China, and it is located in the most inner side of the park. The entrance charge is generally 50RMB. Another bar next to Park 97 is Guan Di, and many Chinese celebrities go there often. The best Karaoke House Cashbox (Qian Gui) is also located inside of the park.
It used to be the hottest place before Xin Tian Di, and it seems losing its attraction right now, but it also is many tourists’ favorite place since it shows a more natural and real Shanghai taste. Taking an afternoon walk on Hen Shan Road is the most joyful thing, with the entire noise scattering away from you. With all shades covering upon your head, with little people passing by you. Probably, it is the best Shanghai life.
1. California Club
Location: Renaissance Park, No. 2 Gaolan Road
Open Hours: 21:00 to 2:00
Every month, there is a topic party, and at 21:30, a band begins to perform. Every 4 months, the band is changes, and most of the bands are from America or Canada.
Location: Basement of Shangri-La Hotel, No.33 Fucheng Road
Sunday to Thursday: 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Friday to Saturday: 6:00 PM to 3:00 AM
3. Bar 505
It is a German country style bar, and you can choose beer brewed in different German cities. The foods are also German style.
Location: Second Floor of Helen Hotel, No.505 Nanjing East Road
Sunday to Thursday: 11:00 AM to 1: 30AM (next day)
Friday to Saturday: 11:00 AM to 2:30 AM (next day)
It a Rockin' Roll Bar. Every one is dancing crazily. They have ball-shape lights, branch-shape lights, and droplights.
Location: NO.907 Julu Road
Open Hours: 6:30 PM to 2:00 AM
It is a music bar. You can feel the attractiveness of music at every corner of the bar. Romance, heartthrob, gentleness and music are four main elements of the bar.
Location: NO.48 Qinghai Road
Open Hours: 10:00 AM to 0:00 Am
It is a disco bar. You’d better wear your dancing shoes because the great music would force you to dance with people around you.
Location: NO.180 Maoming South Road
Open Hours: 5:30 PM to 9:00 AM
The band in the bar is excellent, they can sing both Chinese and English songs very well.
Location: No.150 Fenyang Road
Opening Hours: 5:00 PM to 2:00 AM
8. Blues & Jazz
Wooden tables, wooden chairs and big black and white photos of famous Jazz singers make you think Jazz music is so beautiful!
Location: NO.2419 Hongqiao Road
Open Hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 2:00 PM to 2:00 AM
9. Luna Bar
They provide Italian-style food. People usually just go there for lunch. In the evening, there are performances by Philippine bands. The bands are good at making you excited.
Location: NO.169 Taicang Road
Open Hours: 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
10. Soho Pub
Cups of whole-hearted-prepared red wine and warm ray make you think you are in old America. Music pulls you back to the colorful times.
Location: NO.907 Julu Road
Open Hours: 8:00 PM to 0:00 + AM (not fixed)