m on the bund is the kind of place that makes you think shanghai is cool. It's glam, it's stylish & sophisticated, it's cosmocrat. and the food is fab, tasty, and the pavlova is absolutely to die for. the people watching beautiful, and the atmosphere so luxurious, it makes me feel I am hot.it's what shanghai is in my mind. i never fail to come here each time i visit the city and i am always delighted.
this time around though, i decided to focus on chinese food and so will not eat here for dinner. nevertheless, faithful to my chickens, I made sure to come to the glamour bar, their sister operation one floor below, for happy hour.
with basically the same breathtaking view over the bund and pudong, albeit without the stupendous balcony of the 7t floor restaurant, the bar is as cool, if not more. the decor is semi shanghai-of-the decant-20s with a touch of kitsch-meets-glam-meets-modern-art. it's definitely cool, it makes me feel cool, and it reminds me that i am a lucky guy to have the chance to travel as much and have the chance to visit places like that.
the happy hour has a nice little antipasto offering (italian style) and the bar is opened until the wee hours. i am told the people watching here is something else and all of the cool cats and the beautiful people of shanghai stop by at different hours.
decadent, lush, glamorous, hip, stylish, and cool, that's the glamour bar.
not to be missed on your (my) next trip to shanghai.
the glamour bar - 6/f, no 5 the bund (corner guangdong lu), shanghai tel. +86 21 63 50 99 88