Drinking in Huangpu district goes far beyond the Bund
. While you can’t go wrong with a waterfront favorite, it’s also worth expanding your search for a watering hole to other district hot spots like Xintiandi and Tianzifang. Here is our guide to the 10 best bars in Huangpu, Shanghai.
Bar, Craft Ale Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
Located in charming tourist-friendly, shopping and dining lane Tianzifang, Kaiba specializes in Belgian brews
and has a staggering number on tap. The chain was recently acquired by alcohol giant Anheuser-Busch, so big things may be ahead for little Kaiba. The patio overlooking the bustling Taikang Terrace is perfect on warm days.
Dean's Bottle Shop
Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
Dean’s Bottle Shop may seem like little more than a bottle-o on the surface, but when you look closer, the shop and bar also sells everything from wine to rum, tequila, and whisky. There’s a table in the middle of the shop that’s great for gathering around with friends and cracking open a few brews (which the knowledgeable staff would be more than happy to tell you all about).
Bar, Cocktail Bar, Spanish, $$$
spot Unico is much more than a bar. It’s also a club, restaurant, and lounge. This place can get packed on weekends, or during weekday events like their Tuesday night salsa party, ladies nights, and other dance extravaganzas. The club has managed to snag some big name headliners in the past, like DJ Questlove, but mostly churns out bouncy Latin tunes.