Long Bar at Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

Shanghai-City-Center

4.5 / 5

May 11, 2018

The Waldorf Astoria is one of the most luxurious hotels on the Bund. Everything about it exudes comfort and opulence, a whiff of old New York. The Long ...

The Waldorf Astoria is one of the most luxurious hotels on the Bund. Everything about it exudes comfort and opulence, a whiff of old New York. The Long Bar encapsulates this, a jazzy, art deco lounge, with an air of the 1930s. The space is full of elegant leather coaches and deep, dark wood. The room is dominated by a large bar, an accurate recreation of the one that used to stand here back when this place was known as The Shanghai Club in 1910. The head bar-tender hails from Scotland, something reflected in the large whisky selection; there’s also an intriguing cocktail list of mainly vintage drinks. The crowd is mainly made up of moneyed, influential types: very Bund.

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