Shanghai is home to some of the best bars in Asia. We team up with J Lou to spend the day hopping from bar to bar to create our list of the ultimate places to get your drink on.
We hit up Speak Low, a venue that constantly has a spot in the World’s Top 50 bars list for a good reason. Featuring hidden doorways and a multi-level venue, Speak Low’s constant surprises and famous cocktails will never disappoint. VUE at Hyatt on the Bund offer their guests something a little different, the bar is known for its killer combination of one of the best views of the Pudong skyline and a jacuzzi. Honestly, what better way is there to enjoy a drink and a view than lounging in a jacuzzi? If you’re a jazz fan, you definitely need to go to the Jazz Bar at The Fairmont Peace Hotel, a Shanghai institute frequented by many heads of state that features an old-timers jazz band that can still play some pretty funky tunes. People 7 is a must go if you’re up for some delicious fusion food and a night filled with some of the most creative drinks we’ve ever seen, this bar definitely keeps you coming back for more. Last but not least, one of the best places in Shanghai to grab a drink and watch the sunset over the Puxi skyline has to be Flair sitting high on top of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Pudong. Featuring a gorgeous open balcony and an extensive drinks menu, it’s the ultimate spot to capture Shanghai at its best. It’s all here in our latest episode of Top Picks, our original travel videos series where we list our favourite foods and things to do from all over the world.