Best Shanghai Clubs and Bars

The quality of Shanghai nightlife is construed as an important factor to see the internationalization, consumption orientation and invest and development environment. That is a brief introduction on the most active areas at night in Shanghai. There are certainly more places to explore. Best Shanghai clubs and bars are listed here below.

 Bar Rouge Shanghai

From this venue, you can see the stunning view of the Bund and the Huangpu River from the Digital Garden patio. This is one of the most famous bars in the city, mixing up an assortment of high-end cocktails against a soundtrack of minimal techno and deep house. No cheap, but still jam-packed with classy folks in Friday and Saturday.
Average cost per person: CNY350
Address: 7F, Bund 18, East Zhongshan 1st Road, near East Nanjing Road
Nearby Metro: East Nanjing Road Station of Metro Line 2

 Paramount Partyroom

A Bar on Nanjing Road, Shanghai
A Bar on Nanjing Road

Chinese name: 百乐门 (bǎi lè mén)
Its atmosphere distinguished itself by creatively combining art deco, disco and a dance club. This is an old brand built in 1932, once being the most upscale and popular dance club and entertainment place.
Average cost per person: CNY270
Address: 2-3F, 218 Yuyuan Road, near Wanhangdu Road
Nearby Metro: Jing'an Temple Station of Metro Line 2

 The Flamingo
As one of the best Shanghai clubs and bars, it is located in the heart of the former French Concession. The Flamingo club has hosted international artists like DJ Rob Swift, Tatiana Fortes, DJ Colette and Dela Crem.
Average cost per person: CNY110
Address: 1F. No. 390, South Shaanxi Road (near Fuxing Road)
Nearby Metro: South Shaanxi Road Station of Metro Line 1

 Vue Bar Shanghai
Average cost per person: CNY550
Address: 30F, Hyatt on the Bund Hotel, No. 199, Huangpu Road

 Muse2 Club
It may not be easy to find its entrance, but when you head up the stairs, there is no turning back. Being one of the best Shanghai clubs and bars, it 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.
Average cost per person: CNY800
Address: 6F, Liulin Mansion, No. 1, Middle Huaihai Road

 Paulaner Brauhaus
There are love music, rollicking atmosphere, rubust portion of Bavarian meat, potatoes and kraut as well as almost the best beer. All these will satiate healthy appetites for hearty meals and good pleasure time. As one of the hipster bars in Shanghai, Paulaner Brauhaus attracts more and more young people nowadays. It is also one of the cheap bars in Shanghai.
Average cost per person: CNY220
Address: Riverside Promenade, Binjiang Avenue, Pudong

 Sin Lounge Club
It is one of the top nightclubs in Shanghai. Glossy Apple with Eve's famous bite in it at the entrance, the scene sets off well with the theme of this club: seduction. It becomes one of the best clubs in Shanghai. This place has glowing chandeliers, lux furnishing and VIP rooms in vibrant shades for the city's glamorous to come and play in.
Average cost per person: CNY210
Address: 23F, 211 Shimen 1st Road, near Weihai Road, next to the Four Seasons Hotel

The locals love it. As one of the popular Shanghai bars, this place is packed with almost entirely Chinese party-goers, being one of the most exclusive destinations near People's Square.
Average cost per person: CNY1,200
Address: No. 710, Changle Road
Nearby Metro: South Huangpi Road Station of Metro Line 1; Da Shi Jie Station of Metro Line 8

 Club MT
Luxury series Shanghai bars and some are listed below.
Average cost per person: CNY400 to CNY700
Club MT (Minhang Branch)
Address: 5F, Fortune 108 Square, No. 1839, Qixin Road
Club MT (Songjiang Branch)
Address: 1F, Songjiang Times Square, No. 189, West Rongle Road
Club MT (Zhoupu Branch)
Location: the intersection of Nianjiabang Road and Zhouyuan Road

 M Box
If you want to know what is hot in Shanghai music scene, check out this place. It showcase live band every night starting at 9pm. Reservations are suggested for good seats. It is famous among the local, becoming one of unique bars in Shanghai.
Average cost per person: CNY200
Address: No. 28, Xinhua Road
Nearby Metro: Changshu Road Station of Metro Line 1

 Barbarossa Lounge
Being one of the best bars in Shanghai, this romantic Moroccan themed lounge features vaulted Moroccan tents and offers style and comfort in the middle of the city. Indoor and outdoor seating is available.
Average cost per person: CNY180
Address: 231 West Nanjing Road, inside People's Park, near South Huangpi Road
Nearby Metro: People's Square of Metro Line 1, 2 and 8

 Big Bamboo
This is a consummate sports bar. Big Bamboo is on the list of Best Shanghai Clubs and Bars. It has three locations for people to enjoy football entertainment, pool table and flat screen and TVs. It is the ocean of joy with crowds when big sport events are held. An old rock favorite serves up an extensive western menu and well priced booze. 
Average cost per person: CNY150 to CNY200
Big Bamboo (Jinqiao Branch)
Address: No. 381, Hongfeng Road
Big Bamboo (Hongmei Road Branch)
Location: No. 20, Lane 3338, Hongmei Road

 Cigar Jazz Wine (CJW)
This is a bar with great jazz music and popular jazz band. There is music shows at night. Offer western dinner: lunch till 2:30pm and afternoon tea till 5pm then.
Average cost per person: CNY200
Address: House 2, Lane 123 Xingye Road, Xintiandi
Nearby Metro: Exit 1, South Huangpi Road Station of Line 1

 JZ Club
There are dim lighting, lots of red plush and nightly good jazz music, a comfortable upstairs lounge and circular balcony.  As one of the best nightclubs in Shanghai, it has the really talented musicians and a performance on Saturday night.
Average cost per person: CNY250
Address: B1, Datongfang, No. 158, Julu Road

 Oscar's Pub
Oscar's Pub is one of the Shanghai pickup bars. This two-story British pub as relax environment live sports, free pool and darts, pub food and good beers.
Average cost per person: CNY100
Address: No. 1377 Fuxing Road, near Baoqing Road
Nearby Metro: Changshu Road Station of Metro Line 1

- Last updated on Jul. 05, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Best Shanghai Clubs and Bars
Asked by Jyothish from INDIA | Dec. 16, 2015 02:09Reply
What are the options for Hotels , Bars and Nightclubs in Chongming Island?
With telephone numbers please.
Answers (1)
Answered by Jess from GERMANY | Dec. 17, 2015 23:55

1. For hotels, what's the budget about your accommodation? Huanghao Hotel is a good choice for you. The price is around CNY 300 per night. The hotel provides comfortable living environment and warm service. It's located at No.2 Xinxingzhi Road. The phone number is 021-56851188.
2. For bars, Mantianhong Bar wins popularity among local people and tourists. It's located at No.97, Sanshahong Road, Chengqiao Town.
3. For Nightclubs, you can go to 13 Lounge Club. The address is No.13, Lane 1333, Gaodao Road. You can go and see.
Sorry, I cannot find the phone numbers of bar and nightclub. The address will lead you to the right direction. Don't worry.
Asked by Moosa from OMAN | Oct. 08, 2015 01:53Reply
Hello there, what about Chinese bars and clubs in Shanghai? I'm a tourists.can I go enter?
Is it easy to meet and talk with Chinese people's I like to meet and talk with local people's to exchange knowledges
And where can I find local Chinese people's bars and clubs in the city?

Thank you

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Answered by Bobi from NEW ZEALAND | Oct. 08, 2015 03:00

Yes, of course you can go enter those bars and clubs. You will meet lots of local people. Most of them are friendly. They are willing to talk with you. I believe that you will get along with them well.
As I know, there are many bars nearby Hengshan Road, Xuhui District. Most of them are popular among local people. You can go and see.
Asked by M from PHILIPPINES | Aug. 16, 2015 04:24Reply
Relaxing night in Shanghai

Which place will you recommend for a chill vibe, probably few bottles of beer and with live acoustic music bands? Foreigner-friendly place. Running on a budget, too. Thanks!
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Answered by Helen from INDIA | Aug. 17, 2015 20:19

Well, the best place is the bund area. There are a number of bars around the area, and many of them are foreigner friendly places and they provide beer and live acoustic music bands. Have a try.
Answered by M from PHILIPPINES | Aug. 18, 2015 04:23

Thanks Helen. -M
Answered by Kina | Aug. 18, 2015 04:40

I would recommend Xintiandi to you. There are many bars in that area for fun~~
Asked by Yasmin from PHILIPPINES | Oct. 14, 2014 04:38Reply
Is it safe to drink alone in clubs and bars in shanghai?
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Answered by Agnes from ZAIRE | Oct. 15, 2014 02:26

You know that clubs and bars are places a little bit disordered. So you’d better not to go alone.
Answered by Yasmin from PHILIPPINES | Oct. 15, 2014 04:21

Thanks Agnes for your advice. I know in some countries it is safe. I have no idea about SH though hence the question.
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