Rich in history, Shanghai gives visitors a chance to experience the rich and diverse culture of this vibrant Chinese city. While daylight offers plenty of opportunities for culture vultures to take in historical sites, when night falls a whole new face of the city is revealed, one that promises a night of wild parties, chic cocktails and energetic live music including the sultry smooth sounds of jazz.
Much of the Shanghai nightlife can be found within specific areas of the city that have a concentration of clubs and bars. Considered the most famous of the city’s nightlife areas, the Bund is home to exclusive clubs that draw an eclectic mix of locals and international visitors alike. This fashionable part of Shanghai is where one will find such upscale venues as M1NT which offers VIP membership, the stylishly sophisticated Glamour Bar, the trendy Martini Bar and Bar Rouge which has seductive red decor to match.
Other parts of the city where one will find a happening club scene as well as swanky dining and drinking venues include Surpass Court, French Concession and Sinan Mansion. Many of the big name clubs in the city have also hosted well known international DJs such as turntable maestros of the likes of Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Carl Cox and the duo known as Deep Dish.
Those after a more refined night out can head to one of the city’s many chic lounges where one can sip cocktails and hobnob with Shanghai’s trendy jet set crowd. Fashionable lounges worth visiting include the European style Lola club, The Apartment which resembles a New York loft and The Alchemist.
Offering a wide range of wine bars, pubs and karaoke clubs as well, Shanghai nightlife has also embraced the live music scene which gives visitors a chance to enjoy performances by both local and international artists. Yuyintang, Mao Livehouse and Live Bar are great venues to hear rock, metal, punk and indie music. Not to be forgotten is the city’s burgeoning jazz scene which can be enjoyed in such venues as JZ Club, the House of Jazz and Blues and the Cotton Club.
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