Shanghai Bars & Clubs

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It is said that the quality of nightlife is construed as an important factor to see the internationalization, consumption orientation and invest and development environment of a city. A city has its own personality and the city's nightlife is also made up by its character

That is a brief introduction on the most active areas at night. There are certainly more places to explore. Some night places are listed here below.

 Cabaret by Tian Di
Address: 3F, Bund 6, East Zhongshan 1st Road, near Guangdong Road
Hours: 8pm – 2am
Description: This swanky bar brings a theatrical vibe to the riverfront. There is a blending Baz Luhrmann's 'Moulin Rouge' with elements of a jazz bar, mixed of performance and music.

 Aquarium
Address: 2F, 6 Bund, East Zhongshan 1st Road
Hours: 6pm – 1am (Sun – Thur); 6pm – 3am (Fri –Sat)
Description: Upscale experience is offered here: water ceiling display, sea-water fish tank, flawless romantic atmosphere with Huangpu River flowing outside.

 Bar Rouge 

 
A Bar on Nanjing Road, Shanghai
A Bar on Nanjing Road
Address: 7F, Bund 18, East Zhongshan 1st Road, near East Nanjing Road
Hours: 6pm – 2am; later from Thur to Sat.
Description: 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.
Nearby Metro: East Nanjing Road Station of Metro Line 2

 L18
Address: 4F Bund 18, 18 East Zhongshan 1st Road
Description: Not only a bar but also an 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.

 Paramount Partyroom
Address: 2-3F, 218 Yuyuan Road, near Wanhangdu Road
Hours: 8pm – 2:30am
Description: Its atmosphere distinguished itself by creatively combining art deco, disco and a dance club. This is an old brand of Shanghai built in 1932, once being the most upscale and popular dance club and entertainment place.
Nearby Metro: Jing'an Temple Station of Metro Line 2

 The Geisha
Address: 390, South Shaanxi Road, Luwan District (near Fuxing Road)
Hours: 5pm - wee hours
Description: The Geisha opened in September 2011 is a restaurant, club and lounge with one of the best terraces in the city. Located in the heart of the former French Concession, The Geisha club has hosted international artists like DJ Rob Swift, Tatiana Fortes, DJ Colette and Dela Crem. The Japanese food there is recommended.
Nearby Metro: South Shaanxi Road Station of Metro Line 1

 Muse Club
Address: Tong Le Fang, 68 Yuyao Road, between Xikang Road and Haifang Road
Hours: 6pm – 11pm (dinner); 8pm – late (bar)
Description: It may not be easy to find its entrance, 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.

 Paulaner Brauhaus
Address: 150 Fenyang Road
              19-20 Xin Tian Di North Block, Lane 181, Taicang Road, near Madang Road (South Huangpi Road of Metro Line 1)
              Riverside Promenade, Binjiang Dadao
Hours: 5pm – 2am (Mon – Fri); Sat noon – 2am; 11am – 2am (Sun)
Description: 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.

 Sin Lounge
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, lux furnishing and VIP rooms in vibrant shades for the city's glamorous to come and play in.

 Babyface
Address: Room 101, Shanghai Square, 138 Middle Huaihai Road, near Pu'an Road
Hours: 9pm – 3:30am (Sun – Thur); 9pm – 4:30am (Fri – Sat)
Description: The locals love it. This place is packed with almost entirely Chinese party-goers, being one of the most exclusive destinations near People's Square.
Nearby Metro: South Huangpi Road Station of Metro Line 1; Da Shi Jie Station of Metro Line 8

 Club MT
Luxury series bar in Shanghai and some are listed below.
MT1
Address: 1329 Middle Huaihai Road, nearby Changshu Road
Hours: 8pm – 2am
MT3
Address: 2F, Oudeng Building, 10 Hengshan Road, near Hengshan Metro Station
Hours: 7pm – 2am (Mon – Wed); 7pm – 4am (Thur - Sat)
MT5
Address: 666 Tianyueqiao Road, inside Shanghai Stadium, near Lingling Road
Hours: 9pm – 4am
MT Heaven
Address: 3F, South Securities Building, 580 West Nanjing Road
Hours: 7pm – 4am
MT Tanghui VIP
Address: 459 North Wulumuqi Road, inside Jing'an Cultural Center, near west Yan'an Road
Hours: 9pm – 5am

 M Box
Address: 3F, 1325 Middle Huaihai Road, near Baoqing Road
Hours: 6pm – 2am
Description: 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.
Nearby Metro: Changshu Road Station of Metro Line 1

 M2 Club
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.

 Barbarossa Lounge
Address: 231 West Nanjing Road, inside People's Park, near South Huangpi Road
Hours: 11am – 2am (to 3am on Fri and Sat); Happy Hours: 5-8pm
Description: 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. Now undergoing renovations and reopen till Feb 14, 2010.
Nearby Metro: People's Square of Metro Line 1, 2 and 8

 3D Art Bar
Address: 11 Hongmei Pedestrian Street, Lane 3338 Hongmei Road, near West Yan'an Road
Hours: 5pm – 2am
Nearby Metro: West Yan'an Road Station of Metro Line 3

 Big Bamboo
Address: 132 Nanyang Road, near Xikang Road
             20, Lane 3338, Hongmei Road
             777 Biyun Road, near Lan'an Road, Jinqiao
Hours: 11am – late after midnight
Description: This is a consummate sports bar. 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. 
       
 Blarney Stone Irish Bar
Address: A, Dongping Road, near Yueyang Road
Hours: 10am – 1am
Description: This is a traditional Irish bar has friendly staff and strong base of regulars. There are drinks that you expect at an Irish bar and classic pub food like fish and chips, cottage pie and steak sandwich.
Nearby Metro: Hengshan Road Station of Metro Line 1

 Brown Sugar
Address: Building 15, Lane 181, Xin Tian Di North Block, near South Huangpi Road
Hours: noon – late: 6pm – 8:30pm (open dinner); 9:30pm – 1am (show time)
Description: This is a high-end jazz bar and restaurant featuring some of the best music in town during the show time. It is located in Xin Tian Di, favored by mature crowds loving good tunes. Avoid table minimum charge by sitting at the bar.
Nearby Metro: South Huangpi Road Station of Metro Line 1

 CJW
Address: House 2, Lane 123 Xingye Road, Xin Tian Di
Hours: 11:30am – 2am
Description: 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.
Nearby Metro: Exit 1, South Huangpi Road Station of Line 1

 Bulldog
Address: 1 South Wulumuqi Road, near Dongping Road
Hours: 5pm – 2am
Description: It has a classic wooden interior with cork dartboard on the first floor and smooth pool tables on the second floor. There are live sports on multiple screen, daily live music and wholesome European pub food.
Nearby Metro: Hengshan Road Station of Metro Line 1

 JZ Club
Address: 46 west Fuxing Road, near Fuyong Road
Hours: 9pm – 2am
Description: There are dim lighting, lots of red plush and nightly good jazz music, a comfortable upstairs lounge and circular balcony. It has the really talented musicians and a performance on Saturday night.
Nearby Metro: Changshu Road Station of Metro Line 1

 Guandii
Address: 2 Gaolan Road, inside Fuxing Park, near Sinan Road
Hours: 9pm – 3am
Description: There are refine decoration, plush deep red sofa, lanterns overhead and a large marble bar, as well as pumping music. Rooms are available in the second floor. You can play snooker there.

 Oscar's
Address: 1377 Fuxing Road, near Baoqing Road
Hours: 11am – 2am; 4pm – 8pm (Happy Hours, Mon – Sat)
Description: This two-story British pub as relax environment live sports, free pool and darts, pub food and good beers.
Nearby Metro: Changshu Road Station of Metro Line 1

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