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Local Experts: Shanghai, Hart Hagerty

By Local Expert Hart Hagerty

Where to Go for Cocktails on the Bund in Shanghai

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CHAR

CHAR

CHAR is an excellent, elegant steakhouse housed in the young, stylish Indigo Hotel on the southern reaches of the Bund. The only thing that impresses guests more than the perfectly cooked cuts of premium beef is CHAR’s breathtaking rooftop bar. Perched on the 30th floor, this expansive terrace overlooks a stunning scene: the Bund dramatically sweeping northward, ships cruising along the Huangpu River and futuristic super towers of Lujiazui. For non-guests of the hotel, CHAR charges a cover to keeps crowds small so visitors can enjoy sunset drinks and fine wine in a relaxed, exclusive setting. 

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The Roof at Waterhouse

The Roof at Waterhouse

The Roof at Waterhouse offers the fine cocktails, glamour, and views of the Bund but in a more chill, intimate outdoor setting. As part of the exclusive boutique hotel The Waterhouse, this rooftop terrace feels hidden away from the hullabaloo on the Bund. The wooden deck with ample greenery and sleek high-top tables echoes the minimal modern sophistication of the hotel. The bar serves superb noshes from the hotel’s superstar restaurant Table No. 1 and classic cocktails. Come here to rub elbows with creative industry elite.

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Glamour Bar

Glamour Bar

One of Shanghai’s first high-end cocktail lounges, Glamour Bar is an institution.  The chic bar has outlived the competition due to its impeccable service, superbly crafted drinks and warm atmosphere. Flowing around a central, glowing red bar, the single expansive room has an intriguing mix of contemporary and traditional design. Guests can gather around antique chaise lounges, Ming dynasty chairs and velvety sofas while enjoying classic cocktails and small bites. While Glamour Bar lacks an outdoor terrace, floor-to-ceiling windows frame views of the river and skyscrapers of Lujiazui. The subdued, refined setting makes it an especially popular lounge for an older, sophisticated crowd.


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Glamour Bar
6/F, 5 Guangdong Rd, Běixīn qiáo, Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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The Roof at Waterhouse
Mao Jia Yuan Road (Zhong Shan Nan Road), Nánshì, Shanghai, Shanghai, 200011, China
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CHAR
29F, Hotel Indigo, 585 Zhongshan East 2nd Rd (at Dongmen Rd.), Nánshì, Shanghai, Shanghai, 200010, China
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