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JueShi Bar

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No.20 Nanjing East Road, Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China
021-61386883
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Description: The Jazz Bar at Fairmont Peace Hotel is the only address in China for...
The Jazz Bar at Fairmont Peace Hotel is the only address in China for legendary jazz, carrying guests instantly back to the private clubs of the 20’s and 30’s with its comfortable and authentic décor. The menu is tailored for easy eating snacks, featuring European and local dishes, and a timeless cocktail list inspired by what was on offer in the 1920’s and 1930’s. The current Old Jazz Band is made up of six veteran musicians whose average age is 77. They have drawn an audience for decades of locals, international travelers, celebrities and heads of state such as former US Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. The preferred table, food, drinks and cigars of each guest is memorized to create the feeling of a private club for returning guests. Hours of OperationDaily 5:30pm - 2:00amOld Jazz BandDaily from 7:30 pmThe Old Jazz Band accompanied by sultry female vocalist showcasing a repertoire of famous Shanghai tunes from 9:45 pmDress CodeSmart Casual
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  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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The jazz bar has a great atmosphere one almost feels taken back in time ... The band playing was excellent

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2013
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

The jazz bar has to be seen to be believed. Although no jazz fan, the atmosphere alone is well worth the visit. The price of drinks was a bit naughty and the service not up to normal Chinese standards.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Classic and timeless. And very international! While listening to standard American Jazz songs played by elderly Chinese musicians after ordering a negroni, you are as likely to be seated nest to a business man from Morrocco as a tourist from Sweden or a European diplomat or a Chinese model. I love it everytime I go there. Alsays relaxing and fun... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This is what made it fun TBH! Some of the musicians were seriously old and that made it quaint. The Bar itself was great but the music was a little challenged.

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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Your hear the unique sound at the lobby. You see beautiful girls standing in line in front of the bar, you have the feeling ,this is the place you have to see. It is very kind of the girls at the entrance to the bar to inform you that you have to consume at least 200 y per person to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We drank at this place only. The place had a retro ambience, like we travelled back in time. The members of the band were so old that they felt like they were the original musicians from the earlier days. Wait... Maybe they were. The minimum expenditure is RMB300/pax. Good if you have time and cash but not a must-do.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

An option to kill some spare time if you have. It is a fun way to exeperience the 'old Shanghai' with the jazz band and singing of English and Mandarine songs. There is a minimum spend of CNY 150 per person. The bar is now non-smoking which is a welcomed change. Great atmosphere but not exaclty a have to do... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The jazz bar has a great atmosphere one almost feels taken back in time ... The band playing was excellent

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

The band in this bar is a group of 80 year old musicians that have been playing in this bar since the 1970's. The music is old style jazz and great music to relax to and sip on a nice glass of wine. Word of warning the coverage charge is 150 Yuan (about $25 Canadian) per person - entitles you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

A very exclusive place which requires reservation. There is a cover charge of RMB 200 which is waived for hotel guests. The drinks are priced on the high side but for the kind of place they seem ok. The old Jazz band is energetic for their age.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Without a visit to the Peace Hotel Jazz Bar, any trip to Shanghai is incomplete. The old men there are still in their best form- with the bar completely furnished to resemble what it looked like in the 1920s, their music can easily bring you back in time. Shanghai was the Paris of the East, and now it's getting back... More 

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Address: No.20 Nanjing East Road, Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China
Phone Number: 021-61386883
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > The Bund
Average Prices: USD 30 - 500

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No.20 Nanjing East Road, Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > The Bund
  • Neighborhood: The Bund
  • Phone Number: 021-61386883

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 500
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $

Description

The Jazz Bar at Fairmont Peace Hotel is the only address in China for legendary jazz, carrying guests instantly back to the private clubs of the 20’s and 30’s with its comfortable and authentic décor. The menu is tailored for easy eating snacks, featuring European and local dishes, and a timeless cocktail list inspired by what was on offer in the 1920’s and 1930’s. The current Old Jazz Band is made up of six veteran musicians whose average age is 77. They have drawn an audience for decades of locals, international travelers, celebrities and heads of state such as former US Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. The preferred table, food, drinks and cigars of each guest is memorized to create the feeling of a private club for returning guests. Hours of OperationDaily 5:30pm - 2:00amOld Jazz BandDaily from 7:30 pmThe Old Jazz Band accompanied by sultry female vocalist showcasing a repertoire of famous Shanghai tunes from 9:45 pmDress CodeSmart Casual

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Staying in The Bund

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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.