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Long Bar at Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

#21 of 15,962 Restaurants in Shanghai
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$$$$
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No. 2 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Road Waldorf Astoria Club Lobby | Huang Pu District, Shanghai 200002, China
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+86 21 6322 9988
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Go early to get a good seat. I think they open at 4. Very pricey, but the ambiance is excellent, as are the drinks. Worth if just to check it off your list of "must sees."

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Thank JamiePKB
Hong Kong, China
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Arranged to meet some business colleagues at 6.30pm last Wednesday. As I opened the door to enter the bar a staff member blocked my entry and shut the door and told me I could not go in as all the seats were occupied! I looked in as I was about to enter and there was plenty of standing room -... More 

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Thank mikekav50
Jakarta, Indonesia
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405 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here to have a drink and chill. Very nice place with great bar foods. We ordered a chicken quesadilla and sliced ham to share. Very nice. Service also very good 😊

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Thank Suria_Nataadmadja
Berlin, Germany
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a high-end bar in a luxury hotel, so it is expensive (surprised?). But you get what you pay for: the classic cocktails are wonderful, the historic interior is beautiful, and the atmosphere on a Friday night is lively thanks to the jazz band. Great people-watching too.

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Thank OnZeeEdge
Brisbane
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89 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly, we search our "Lonely Planet Pocket guide" for bars in Shanghai. We found "The Long Bar". What it didn't say was it was within the Waldorf Astoria - we found that out after we arrived at the front of the building. It was dark and gloomy inside and we had to use our phones to see the menu. I'm... More 

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Thank Speegal
Hinsdale, Illinois
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63 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The long bar dates back to the British presence in Shanghai. It is a great place to soak up the atmosphere of a previous age.

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Thank Walter J
Ko Samui, Thailand
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144 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I love this bar in every aspects. I came to have some drinks here almost every nights during my stay at the Waldorf Astoria hotel. Friendly staff, especially the bar manager - Johnny who always greet us and give us some tips about the drinks and the city, is the key that brought us back here every single nights. I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

You hear a lot about the long bar, and it's good. Immaculate service and truly excellent drinks make it the perfect place to while away the later part of an evening. The band are pretty good despite their hilariously egotistical between song chat. This bar will break the bank, so save it for a special occasion or come during happy... More 

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Thank Patrick H
San Mateo, California
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192 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Definitelygo for a drink at this lovely bar. We stopped in on Valentine's Day after walking the Bund and were pleasantly surprised by the bar and jazz trio playing. Just perfect. The bar is truly LONG..and goes for miles (not really). You can have a glass of wine, a custom cocktail or enjoy a cigar (lit tableside by the waiter).

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We were staying in the hotel for ten lovely days. The Long Bar was always an easy place to have a drink before or after dinner or meet up with friends. The service was impeccable and after the first visit I was never asked for my room number. The food was excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 200
Cuisine
Bar
Meals
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No. 2 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Road Waldorf Astoria Club Lobby | Huang Pu District, Shanghai 200002, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > The Bund
  • Neighbourhood: The Bund
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6322 9988

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The Bund
While there are certainly many other “bunds” in the world, “the Bund” refers to Shanghai’s famous waterfront. The area’s Gothic, Art Deco and Beaux Arts monoliths were built when it was part of the Shanghai International Settlement run by the British and Americans. The atmosphere of colonial-era luxury has endured over time and is now found in the five-star hotels, luxury brand boutiques and expensive restaurants that can be found within the historic buildings. A cultural center has built up away from the water and some of Shanghai’s best art galleries and museums are housed close to the Bund. Nighttime views of Pudong and the rest of the city also make for a great backdrop at the many rooftop clubs.
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