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Drinks with a View in Shanghai

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Shanghai is a city you must experience from all angles—at all levels, too, and preferably with a drink in hand. To check out views of old and new Shanghai, across both sides of the river and of the neon-lit streets and buildings by night, order your drink of choice from Shanghai’s rooftop bars, revolving restaurants, swanky lounges, and even a boat on the Huangpu River..
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88 Shi Ji Da Dao, LuJiaZui, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
One of my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATIONS for drinks is the Grand Hyatt Shanghai. The Grand Hyatt occupies the top 36 floors of the 88-story Jin Mao Tower in the Jetsons-looking Pudong district, so at sunset (or anytime) you have a stunning view (with no...
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18 Zhongshan East 1st Rd, WaiTan, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
When the sun goes down over Shanghai, the real spectacle begins. Make your way to the Bund, the city's historic waterfront, featuring early 20th century European style architecture. If you gaze across the Huangpu River at an area called Pudong,...
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100 Century Ave, LuJiaZui, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200120
Dodging the smoke and haze (Shanghai still allows smoking in bars and restaurants), I managed to snap this shot from the bar at the Park Hyatt Shanghai. Located in the Shanghai World Financial Center, the tallest builidng in Shanghai, it affords...
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11 Nanjing W Rd, NanJing XiLu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
Barbarossa's Moroccan cuisine, Arabian decor and dramatic warm lighting are like a scene out of Casablanca. However, positioned against Shanghai's skyline and a crowd of hip locals, dining here is a wholly modern Chinese experience. Stay for...
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199 Huangpu Rd, Hongkou Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200080
The Hyatt has it in spades when it comes to top views of the city, but while most flock to the Hyatts hidden in the JinMao Tower and World Financial Center (or the “Bottle Opener” as it is affectionally known), it’s the Hyatt on the Bund that...
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If you have some extra cash and time to spare, I highly recommend taking a cruise along the Huangpu River. They're often short (about an hour or so) on a small and well-lit cruise boat, but it provides the best views of both the Bund and of Pudong...
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399 Nanjing W Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200003
For one of the best views of People's Square, head up to the JW Lounge in the JW Marriott at Tomorrow Square. Grab a seat before the sunsets to catch the park in daylight and then stay to see the city lights come up before venturing back down into...
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From red rickshaws in the lobby to murals of Yuyuan Gardens in its rooms, the big-brand boutique Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund hits all the right local design notes. But first be prepared for your eyes to be dragged to the jaw-dropping views...

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88 Nanjing W Rd, NanJing XiLu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
While there is a bar perched atop this iconic, spaceship-looking hotel, the best views are arguably from the hotel's revolving restaurant: Epicure on 45. From here you're offered a 365-degree view of the city and it is something worth beholding....