Add:14/F, The Peninsula Shanghai, 32 Zhongshan Rd E1
Time:Mon-Thur, Sun, 5pm-12pm; Fri-Sat, 5pm-1am (depending on the weather)
Credit Cards Accepted
English Service Available
This open terrace bar, located on the rooftop of The Peninsula Shanghai, offers a relaxed, contemporary setting with an elegant touch, evident in everything from its modern red sofas to the exclusive wine list with strong Peninsula character.
The 14th floor vantage point provides panoramic views that are not too far away. Customers can take in the whole river view, from the 100-year-old Garden Bridge in the north to the Lujiazui skyline opposite.
Opening is dependent on the weather, with the terrace closed on rainy days. Seats are available at first-come-first-served basis and customers are reminded to wrap up well this time of year as it can get chilly out there.
When and where to see the best view: October and early November, 7-10pm; Sit at the 8-meter-long bar for a fine view of the river.
Signature cocktail: Sir Elly's, named after Sir Elly Kadoorie, founder of the Peninsula hotel group and a well-known Shanghai and Hong Kong businessman between the late 19th century and mid 20th century.
Star bartender: Dexter, a sunny bartender good at creating cool and refreshing drinks.
Wine list highlights: The hotel, working with some top vineyards, has launched its own brand wines, exclusively available at its restaurant and bar.
Must-see view inside the bar: The 8-meter bar.
Must-try entertainment: Sunset party. Guests can buy one drink and get one free (limited in specified cocktail and beer) plus a complimentary snack (not available in winter).
Valuable bar experience: Order the Peninsular customized wine.