The top 10 best terraces on the Bund in Shanghai to help you make your decision on where to spend your night.

1. TOPS – Banyan Tree on the Bund

As the first open rooftop bar with full 180° unobstructed view in Shanghai, TOPS brings a fresh concept for fete-goers, creating a laidback, chic atmosphere with a spectacular vista.

With its 180° panoramic view capturing the historic Bund, majestic Huangpu River and iconic Lujiazui skyline, TOPS is Shanghai’s premier open-rooftop bar.

TOPS, a dazzling rooftop concept offers a laidback atmosphere comprising chic sofas and a sleek bar with a spectacular city view. Add to this, DJ Lina from Russia spinning the latest music, an exquisite offering of modern cocktails and tasty selection of nouveau tapas, and what you get, is an outdoor affair that’s something truly special.

With its re-opening, TOPS takes its position as one of Shanghai’s most glamorous chill-out destination.

• Opening hours: 2:30pm-1:00am (Mon-Thu), 11:00am-2:00am (Fri & Sat), 11:00am-01:00am (Sun); operational hours are subject to weather conditions
• Entry fee: RMB100 per person, inclusive of one drink
• DJ Performances: Tue-Thu, 7:30-10:30pm and Fri-Sat, 6:30-10:30pm
• Afternoon Tea: RMB430 nett per set, inclusive of coffee and tea
• Ladies Night: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm
Address: 19 Gongping Road, near Haiping Road, Hongkou District, Banyan Tree on the Bund rooftop.
Chinese address :  虹口区公平路19号,近海平路 
Tel.: 021-25091188

2. Sir Elly’s Terrace and Rooftop Bar – The Peninsula Hotel

High above the lively city, sits a sanctuary on the Bund that appeals to anyone looking for luxury in the sky. Sir Elly’s is easily one of the most exclusive restaurants you will find in Shanghai. It’s located on the top floor of the renowned Peninsula Hotel, with sprawling views that will knock the socks off even the most world-weary traveller. The restaurant is billed as a Euro fine-dining establishment that overlooks Shanghai’s iconic Pudong skyline – making it one of the cities’ best places to meet for a drink or host a get together with the hopes to impress.

Address: 13/F, The Peninsula Hotel, 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road, near Beijing Dong Road
Tel.: 021-23272888
Chinese address : 上海半岛, 酒店上海市黄浦区中山东一路32号 

3. New Heights

The aptly-named New Heights is a lively modern brasserie ideally situated atop Three on the Bund. The breezy L-shaped terrace, which affords unrivaled views of the Bund and Pudong skyline, is the perfect spot for an alfresco meal or drink under the stars. Through the restaurant’s glass walls, guests can also gaze out on postcard city views.

With a convivial atmosphere, warm service, and capacity for up to 180, New Heights well suits business gatherings, a meal with friends, or a wide array of private functions. A live DJ plays on Friday, and Saturday evenings.

Business Hours

Monday – Sunday
11:30am – 2:30pm
( Sat & Sun till 4:00pm)

Monday – Sunday
6:00pm – 10:30pm
( Sat & Sun till 11:00pm)

Saturday and Sunday
11:00am – 4:00pm
Bar and Snacks

Monday – Sunday
11:30am – 1:00am

Address: Huangpu District, 7/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road, Guangdong Road
Chinese address :  上海中山东一路三号(广东路17号入口)
Tel.: 021-6321 0909

4. House of Roosevelt

The House of Roosevelt is a Neo-Classical building originally built in 1920.  The Roosevelt Family redeveloped the building in 2008 and committed to preserve the history and restore the past glory of the architecture.  The House of Roosevelt is a stylish lifestyle establishment featuring premium wines and gourmet foods.

The beautiful Bund 27 building has a rich and storied past, culminating in its modern guise as the House of Roosevelt. Eight floors of opulence include a brasserie, wine cellar, terrace and private members’ club. It’s aimed firmly at the elite, so if you have money to spend, you’ll fit right in. The brasserie is equally plush, and the terrace has that all-important view up the Bund and over to the neon jungle of Lujiazui. There’s plenty of seating on their terrace – plus those fancy cushioned beds for you to laze on.

Business Hours :

Monday to Sunday   11:30 pm ~ 01:00 am 


Every Wednesday- Wine Tastings  6:30 pm ~ 8:00 pm  RMB148 / person
Address: 2nd & 3rd Floor, The House of Roosevelt, 27 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road, near Beijing Dong Road

Chinese address :  上海市中山东一路27号(外滩27号)

Restaurant Hotline: (86) 21-2322-0800
Wine Cellar Hotline: (86) 21-2322-0755

5. M on the Bund

This world-renowned Bund-side restaurant should be on the “must eat” list of every Shanghai visitor. The view is fantastic from the patio, which requires reservations. The restaurant has won numerous awards, so they must be doing something right. Get a table on the terrace and sip on some wine.

Business Hours :

Mon – Wed: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Thu: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:30 am
Fri: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Sat: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:30 am
Sun: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Address: Five on the Bund, 7/F, 20 Guangdong Road, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Road
Chinese address :  上海市黄浦区中山东一路外滩5号7楼, 近广东路
Tel.: 021-63509988
6. VUE Bar Rooftop at Hyatt

Located on the floors 32 and 33 of Hyatt on the Bund, VUE Bar is a sophisticated and intimate lounge with a jacuzzi. Yes, jacuzzi. That’s just to show that VUE is willing to promote the glitzy nightlife that Shanghai is famous for. All the better. An afternoon here will definitely set you back a couple hundred or more, but it’s worth it.

Open daily:  

5:30pm – 1:30am (Sunday – Wednesday)
5:30pm – 2:30am (Thursday – Saturday and Public Holidays)

Address: 199 Huangpu Road, Hyatt on the Bund, West Tower, 32nd floor, near Wuchang Road.

Chinese address : 上海外滩茂悦大酒店, 黄浦路 199 号

Tel.: 021-6393 1234 ext : 6348

7. M1NT

The party spot in Shanghai. A hip and stylish night club, perched on the 24th floor high above Shanghai, with dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular 360° views of the Bund, Pudong, Nanjing Road, People’s Square and Huaihai Road. A 17-meter aquarium greets you as you go in, filled with black and white reef-tip sharks. There’s a gorgeous terrace to the side of the dining area – reserved for VIPs and those who have called ahead to save a spot.

Operating Hours : 

Cocktail Lounge: 
Open Everyday 6pm Till Late

Wednesday to Saturday – 9 pm till late   

Open Everyday 6pm Till Late

Wednesday To Saturday 9pm Till Late

Address:  24th Floor 318 Fuzhou Lu, Shanghai
Chinese address :  M1NT • 上海市 • 福州路 318号 • 24楼  
Tel.: 021 6391 2811

8. deCanto Italian restaurant 

Contemporary Italian restaurant deCanto is located at No. 6 on the Bund, sharing the building with an art exhibition space and a couple other restaurants. Located on the 4th topmost floor, deCanto has a sleek layout built into the historic Bund building, tables arranged scrupulously under the slanted ceiling. There’s a cozy terrace to the side, guarded by a gorgeous black lattice gate and shaded by a retractable canvas roof. Loungers can arrive early to grab the seats at the end of the terrace – sofas with an unobstructed view.

Open : 11am-11pm daily
Address: 4th Floor, 6 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road, near Guangdong Road
Chinese address : 中山东一路6号4楼(近广东路)
Tel.: 021-63463686

9. Bar Rouge

Bar Rouge is not only one of the people’s favorite within the local nightlife scene, but it is also a must-go for visitors and tourists. Of course, there’s the red or rouge theme, pumping music and beautiful people dressed to the nines – and a roof terrace, the bar’s biggest highlight that has the most beautiful panoramic views of the Bund.

Address: 7th Floor, Bund 18, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road
Chinese address :  黄浦区 中山东一路18号外滩十八号7楼(近南京东路) 
Tel.: 021-63391199

10. CHAR – Hotel Indigo

The Hotel Indigo on the South Bund is one of Shanghai’s most chic and innovative hotels, and its on-site steakhouse, CHAR, has become a destination all of its own. As the only steak restaurant in Shanghai to serve David Blackmore’s Australian Wagyu, it has already made waves on the restaurant scene, and continues to be popular. CHAR occupies the top three floors of the Hotel Indigo, offering excellent views of the Shanghai skyline and the old Bund. Two terraces and three private rooms as well as the main dining area provide plenty of options for seating.

Open Daily :
Dining Room : 6pm – 10:30pm
Bar : 6pm – late
Address: 585 Zhongshan Dong Er Road, 29-31 Floor, Hotel Indigo, near Dongmen Road

Chinese address :  中山东二路585号上海Indigo酒店顶楼, 近东门路 
Tel.: 021-33029995