Shanghai Nightlife Guide: TOP 6 Bars & Clubs
This is my ultimate Shanghai nightlife guide in China featuring the Top 6 bars & nightclubs which I carefully selected including places such as Muse, Bar Rouge, Sir Ellys, Fusion Nightclub, Linx and the incredible M1NT nightclub where Chinese girls go absolutely wild!
- Why: Friendliest girls in China, many speak good English!
- Tip #1: Alcohol is legal to drink on public streets.
- Tip #2: Be careful, I came across many nightclub lists on Google of which many were outdated and ended up at closed doors.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 brand new list of the Shanghai Nightlife!
- Best Shanghai Bar: Bar Rouge (Friday night)
- Best Shanghai Nightclub: M1NT (Saturday night)
- Related: Also, checkout the Taipei Nightlife and Tokyo Nightlife guides.
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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. If you are tight on time, book the Shanghai Nightlife tour for just $45 US to start of your Shanghai adventure on a high note!
My favorite club in Shanghai, this place has sharks in a giant aquarium and great EDM music!
My second favorite place is Muse on the Bund, great crowd, fist pumping madness!
3. Bar Rouge
Solid bar on the Bund, note: ladies night on Thursday!
4. Sir Ellys
Laidback bar with the most mesmerizing view of Pudong in Shanghai
5. Fusion Nightclub
Decent club for a fun night out to socialize with the younger crowd, note: many foreigners.
Super upscale club in Shanghai loaded with models and high-rollers. Drinks start at $20
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! Also, checkout Glamour Bar down the Bund.
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 find Fusion Nightclub in the French Concession and MYST, here you'll find a young often foreign crowd jamming to house & EDM. This place wasn't my cup-of-tea. Than there is Club Shanghai (previously known as 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.