Whether you are living in or simply visiting Shanghai, it is quite difficult not to experience the Bund. Want to eat at the most famous restaurants? Visit the Bund. Want to have a cocktail at the trendiest bars? Go to the Bund. Want to experience the most breathtaking views of the city? You guessed it – it can all be found on the Bund. And, if you want to know a little more about its history before you visit, check out our story Urdu to Uber-Modern: A Brief History of the Bund.
What to see?
Besides the beautiful architecture and one or two high end stores, the biggest attraction is the Shanghai Gallery of Art, which provides fabulous views of the river from its vaulted, 1,000 sqm exhibition centre. Host to a rotating parade of well-known artists, the Shanghai Gallery of Art provides a welcome dose of culture.
Shanghai Gallery of Art 沪申画廊View In Map
Add: 3/F, Three on the Bund, 17 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dongyilu
Tel: 021 6321 5757
Where to eat?
The choices are pretty much limitless. To impress your friends and sample some haute French cuisine, try Jean Georges or Mr and Mrs Bund. New Heights has one of the best restaurant views of the Bund, especially from their expansive wooden deck. They serve everything from Asian to steaks to seafood – and don’t forget to try their fabulous desserts! If you’re in the adventurous mood, head over to Laris (6/F, Three on the Bund, 17 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu; 广东路17号，外滩三号6楼，近中山东一路; 021 6321 9922), where you can sample their Russian caviar or chocolate fountain.
Jean GeorgesView In Map
Add: 4/F, Three on the Bund, 17 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dongyilu
Tel: 021 6321 7733
Mr and Mrs Bund View In Map
Add: 6/F, Bund 18, 18 Zhongshan Dongyilu, near Nanjing Donglu
Tel: 021 6323 9898
New Heights 新视角餐厅酒廊View In Map
Add: 7/F, Three on the Bund, 17 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dongyilu
Tel: 021 6321 0909
Laris 陆唯轩View In Map
Add: 6/F, Three on the Bund, 17 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dongyilu
Tel: 021 6321 9922
Where to drink?
There is definitely not a shortage of swanky bars to visit on the Bund. After you’re done chowing down at Laris, saunter over to Vault Bar, to which it’s attached - go on Thursday to sample their famous Martini night! Try VUE Bar; at top the Hyatt hotel for a relaxing night in their outdoor hot tub and great views. The panoramic view from M on the Bund makes this a popular hotspot for those looking to make an impression.
Vault Bar 保险库酒吧View In Map
Add: 6/F, Three on the Bund, 17 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
VUE Bar 非常时髦酒吧View In Map
Add:32-33F, Hyatt on the Bund, 199 Huangpu Lu, near Wuchang Lu
外滩茂悦大酒店32-33层, 黄浦路199号, 近武昌路
Tel: 021 6393 1234 ext. 6348
M on the Bund 米氏西餐厅View In Map
Add: 7/F, Five on the Bund, 20 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dongyilu
Tel: 021 6350 9988
Where to party?
For a night of glamour, you must go to the Glamour Bar for a taste of some of Shanghai’s old world class. Bar Rouge is one of the most famous venues in town and can’t be missed – their terrace has repeatedly been voted one of the best views by Shanghai publications.
Glamour Bar 魅力酒吧View In Map
Add: 6/F, Five on the Bund, 20 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dongyilu
Tel: 021 6329 3751
Bar RougeView In Map
Add: 7/F, Bund 18, 18 Zhongshan Dongyilu, near Nanjing Donglu
Tel: 021 6339 1199
Where to sleep?
You could cheat, and get a view back over to the Bund by staying at any one of the five star hotels on the other side of the river. Look to either the Shanghai Grand Hyatt in the Jin Mao Tower, the Park Hyatt Shanghai, atop the new Shanghai World Financial Centre, or the Pudong Shangri-la.
But, by staying even closer to the Bund, you can actually enjoy just as spectacular a view of it. The Hyatt on the Bund is a short walk north of the Bund proper, but its location, on a sweeping bend in the river, affords some of the finest vistas in the entire city.
Shanghai Grand Hyatt 上海金茂君悦大酒店View In Map
Add: 88 Shiji Da Dao, near Yi Cheng Zhong Lu
Tel: 021 5049 1234
Park Hyatt Shanghai 上海柏悦酒店View In Map
Add: 79-93/F, Shanghai World Financial Center, 100 Shiji Da Dao, near Dongtai Lu
世纪大道100号, 上海环球金融中心79-93楼, 近东泰路
Tel: 021 6888 1234
Pudong Shangri-la 上海浦东香格里拉酒店View In Map
Add: 33 Fucheng Lu, near Yincheng Dong Lu
Tel: 021 6882 8888
Hyatt on the Bund 外滩茂悦大酒店View In Map
Add: 199 Huangpu Lu, near Wuchang Lu
Tel: 021 6393 1234
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