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Shanghai Nightlife, China

Basking Under the Luminous Shanghai Night Lights

Reclaiming its position as one of the most interesting and history-laden cities of the past Shanghai at present is the ultimate feast for the eyes as night sets in and the city lights burst into life. If what you conceive of Shanghai during the day is nothing more than a gray-colored locale for commerce and international trade in the dark the city becomes luminous. The lights never seem to go out in Shanghai and daytime seems to stretch well unto the ungodly hours of evening.

Shanghai Luxury Living

The Bund is one of the most popular night spots in Shanghai where upscale and luxury living is commonplace. Here you will find a host of first class restaurants and fusion cuisine bistros cocktail and music lounges fashion label boutiques and stylish art galleries. You will also find health and relaxation centers such as spas and massage clinics in this area for that ultimate top-class lifestyle.

Global Cuisine and Dining in Shanghai

Exceptionally conceptualized nightclubs and bars are common in Shanghai especially along the North Block Xintiandi areas. Here first rate restaurants and clubs co-exist together the perfect venue where people can dine and drink the dazzling night away. If you crave for outstanding international cuisine as well as a great selection of excellent wines you can try out the many restaurants along Xintiandi all offering services at tremendously reasonable prices.

Popular fusion restaurants are M on the Bund Laris Restaurant and Sens & Bund. If you crave for Italian cuisine in the middle of Asia you'll have your fill of European dishes at Prego and Da Marco. For delectable Shanghainese cuisine Ye Shanghai and The Yongfoo Elite take the top spots.     

The Shanghai Night Vista

After dinner people are apt to prowl the district for the best entertainment venues and are very rarely disappointed. The selection of clubs and music bars is endless from concert halls to cocktail lounges and from exclusive watering holes to girly-feminine bars. Famous spots include the DR Bar ARK Live House and ZIN Wine Bar and Grill. ARK is known for its roomy interiors encompassing a bistro a concert area and a club for partygoers. The music variations include several genres from hip-hop and Latin to Electronica and Blues catering to diverse tastes and preferences.

For those who wish to mellow things down there are excellent jazz bars within the city as well. People can go jazz bar-hopping in a breeze since most of the prominent ones are strategically located near each other. Excellent jazz music bars include JZ Club Cotton Club and Blues Room. Perfect for easy listening and late-night jazz sessions these bars feature a more laid-back setting and less crowded venues.

Shanghai is certainly not your average Asian city with its panoramic nighttime scenes and ultra-stylish bistros and music bars. Lively and vibrant Shanghai never seems to sleep or to rest on its laurels. It is a highly animated city with its stunning vistas and bubbling nightlife which keeps on surprising the rest of Asia and the world.
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  • itachanGlamour Bar
    travel tip by itachan posted more then 30 days ago
    Most of Shanghai's glamorous bars are located on the Bund, and this one is as glamorous as you can get. Glamour Bar (very appropriately named) describes itself as the sexiest bar in Shanghai. They even have a dress code, so you...
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    travel tip by lizzy_a posted more then 30 days ago
    The name of this late night eatery might sound like some kind of cheap fast food chain imported from America, but it is far from that. Bistro Burger does serve burgers, but they're the most delicious burgers that you will probably...
  • papillonBar Rouge
    travel tip by papillon posted more then 30 days ago
    Shanghai's nightlife can be anything you want: classy, laid-back, fun or quirky, depending on where you go. In the case of Bar Rouge, what you get is pure glamor. The bar looks brand new and it is located on the 18th floor of a...
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