Shanghai Nightlife in China
Shanghai has some of the best bars & top nightclubs in East-Asia. I recorded lots of footage throughout the weekend at many venues to bring you the best spots.
- Note: Be careful, I came across many nightclub lists on Google of which many were outdated and ended up at closed doors. That is why I created a new list!
Before you go out make sure to install the ExpressVPN app, otherwise you'll not be able to use Google Maps, which is a necessarity if you get lost or cannot find the venue.I got lost many times looking for particular clubs. China bans Google, Facebook, Gmail, Twitter & Instagram. So for communication with the locals install WeChat, which is the WhatsApp of China.
My favorite club in Shanghai, this place has sharks and great EDM!
Pu Hui Da Sha, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
My second favorite place is Muse on the Bund, great crowd, fist pumping madness!
Yi Feng Wai Tan Yuan, WaiTan, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200085
3. Bar Rouge
Solid bar on the Bund, note: ladies night on Thursday!
Wai Tan 18 Hao, WaiTan, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200085
4. Sir Ellys
Laidback bar with the most mesmerizing view of Pudong in Shanghai
Dong Fang Hui Li Yin Hang Jiu Zhi, WaiTan, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200085
5. Fusion Nightclub
Decent club for a fun night out to socialize with the younger crowd, note: many foreigners.
Xiao Le Chu Fang, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
Super upscale club in Shanghai loaded with models and high-rollers. Drinks start at $20
Jin Zhong Guang Chang, HuaiHai Lu DongDuan, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
Start off your night at Sir Elly's on top of the Peninsula Hotel, this bar has the most mesmerizing view of Shanghai (Pudong business district), than head over a few blocks down the Bund for Bar Rouge. Bar Rouge is the most popular bar in Shanghai where you can meet expats and many English speaking locals, make sure to go on Thursday for Ladies Night!
A little further down you'll find club M1NT, this amazing club on the 24th floor of an office building, has a massive shark aquarium in their hallway and often themed events. Entrance is free that's why drinks start at $20, so make sure to pre-drink or come with a thick stack of bills.
A 10 minute cab ride from the Bund you'll are Fusion Nightclub in the French Concession, here you'll find a young often foreign crowd jamming to house & EDM. This place wasn't my cup-of-tea. Than there is Linx Nightclub near People's Park, a super upscale club with many expensive cars parked up-front. The club was rammed with models and douchebags, although music was good, again Linx had free entrance as well with drinks starting at $20.
Two other places worth mentioning is NEST, a lounge bar for great dining and predrinking with friends before you start your night and club MUSE across the street from NEST, MUSE actually really surprised me, this place had incredible DJ's, so make sure to check it out when you are in the area.