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Shanghai Nightlife: Bars in The Bund and Old French Concession

Shanghai Nightlife: Bars in The Bund and Old French Concession

By Shanghai Foodie
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 18-80
Duration: 4h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: Chinese, English

  • One free drink at each bar except the last M1NT.
  • Transportation on the tour
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - M1NT
What's not included
  • Additional food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Departure Point: Your centrally located hotel in Shanghai (Must be in Shanghai Downtown area)
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 37849P2

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Minimum age is 18 years
        • Dress code is smart casual
        • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
        • Please note that M1NT is closed on every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, if your booking fall into one of the days, you will visit alternative night club instead
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 37849P2

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        About the operator
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        • Shanghai Foodie
          Joined in May 2016
        • V1730LKsebastiann
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great food tour with Jade and Jim
          Excellently organised tour, with freshly cooked and delicious food. We got to try 4 different restaurants plus a tea tasting and some fresh fruits. Jade and Jim were great providing info about the history of the places we walked by and also about how to properly taste the local food. Would recommend 100%
          Written July 14, 2024
        • Tequilamum
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Shanghai food highlights
          This was a great way to eat local Shanghai food in local restaurants that we would otherwise not go into. Our host, Luoding took us to a variety of places and looked after us well. I would definitely recommend.
          Written July 14, 2024
        • aaronsP1630WK
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Full belly of delicious food!
          Had a great time sampling the variety of food on offer in ShangHai. The tour was delivered perfectly by Jade, with providing a bit of history too. Would do again!.
          Written July 14, 2024
        • Fearless168769
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great food, wonderful experience!
          Great food tour with Jade. Not only did she take us to plenty of authentic local places but she added some great history to the tour as we walked around. She was very accommodating and lovely throughout the tour!
          Written July 13, 2024
        • Flyer10216527790
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best dumplings and enjoyable walk around Shanghai
          Overall good experience 👍. Patrick was nice and knowledgeable. I had a fun evening out strolling around beautiful Shanghai, tasting the best Xiao Long Bao 😋🥟
          Written July 12, 2024
        • lacm317
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Delicious food, great walk and kind/knowledgeable tour guide! A must do!
          We had the best time in Shanghai with Jade! From the beginning she was very friendly and knowledgeable. Jade took us to try some delicious food and was super kind to us. Not only did we try delicious food, we also walked through beautiful Shanghai streets and parks, Jade even took some great photos of us at the park! She also took us to an incredible tea place and gave us some delicious fruit to try. Overall an incredible experience due to Jade’s kindness. Highly recommend this experience to anyone that comes to Shanghai! Thanks Jade!
          Written July 11, 2024
        • Z4191FAsarahy
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fun & Tasty!
          The tour was amazing all around. Patrick was a great host - he was very knowledgeable and considerate of our time. He made sure we always had enough to eat. Although we didn't have any, he checked in with us prior to the tour to confirm any dietary restrictions and let us know he would be able to accommodate if needed. We highly recommend to anyone who is on the fence or thinking of taking the tour! Just do it!
          Written July 8, 2024
        • C6923PVmichelleh
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A Delicious Way to Discover Shanghai
          Jade is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide! She took us off the beaten path to show us a wide array of Shanghainese cuisine. It was delicious and delightful way to explore the city. I highly recommend this tour and Jade!
          Written July 8, 2024
        • Navigate17003293669
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The best food tour in Shanghai. Don’t miss it!
          I’d give Jade 6 stars out of 5 if I could! She was an amazing tour guide who made our time in Shanghai truly special. Right from the start, Jade was friendly, welcoming, and incredibly knowledgeable about everything in the city—its history, culture, and even the hidden spots. Her professionalism stood out—she was ready to answer any question. Jade’s passion for Shanghai was infectious, and she made sure we were always comfortable and enjoying ourselves. In short, Jade went above and beyond what we expected. If you want a tour guide in Shanghai who will make your visit unforgettable, Jade is the one. Thanks, Jade, for giving us memories we'll cherish forever!
          Written July 7, 2024
        • 989siggel
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Get ready for the best food in Shanghai
          Amaaaaazing. Our guide Pat took us to places i would never had visited on my own, and even if I would I would not known what to order. Food was the best I have eaten during my stay and tour felt relaxed and casual highly recommended!
          Written July 6, 2024
        • joesP2804QF
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          This is the Shanghai food tour you are looking for! Ask for Patrick!
          This food tour was amazing! We’ve been on a few around the world and this one will be memorable for sure. From the noodles, to the dumplings, to the BBQ (our favorite!) everything was spectacular. We went to places that were off the beaten path that only locals know. Patrick, our guide, was super cool and very knowledgeable about the food and the area. He even helped us with our taxi app after the tour to ensure we got home safely. Be sure to request him - the right guide can make all the difference on these tours!
          Written July 5, 2024
        • Trek01765319463
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The absolute BEST introduction to Shanghai and it's food!
          I recommend a food tour to anyone visiting a city for the first time, especially in a place like China where the cuisine is famous. More than that, Shanghai has its own regional cuisine as well as playing host to many others from around the country and beyond. A food tour sets you up for the rest of the trip. Jim our guide was waiting for us at the meeting spot and we soon set off with the other two members of the tour. We had an amazing array of food from Shanghai and beyond. From home style cuisine, baos, tea, duck, kebabs, fresh fruit, sweets, local Chinese beer, craft beer and Baiju. The variety, portions, and pacing of the trip ensured very satisfied guests, who hadn't eaten so much that they couldn't move, but were definitely not looking for something from 7-11 on the way home. The food, drinks and venues were all superb, scallion oil noodles at the first stop were a revelation. The Muslim kebabs were another highlight, I'd been waiting many years to try these. The egg tarts would give any in Hong Kong a run for their money. And the tea shop was a great interlude. Ultimately however, it was Jim that made the night so memorable. A wealth of knowledge, humour, friendliness and a cool guy. We had a great rapport with him as our small group was open and eager for the experience. But it was great to speak with a local Shanghainese and get insights into Chinese life, culture and traditions. There were plenty of laughs to be had in the chats we had and it felt like an easygoing night with an old friend. Jim's English was on par with any native speaker so communication was a breeze. I also got further recommendations from Jim on WeChat about where else to visit. I had an amazing trip in China. The people were amazing but Jim was the best. It might be Jim's job to be friendly to people but he was an awesome ambassador for Shanghai and China as a whole. The news gives you one image of China but visiting really opens your eyes to an amazing place, with people who we have lots in common with. I would recommend this tour to anyone and I'd even do one again as there are other tour types to choose from such as breakfast tours which are another world of Shanghai food. Thanks Jim, hope to see you again!
          Written July 4, 2024
        • D3DAL0
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A nice experience
          Tasty food and interesting stories, for a better knowledge of what it means to eat and live in this huge city. Recommended. Thank you!
          Written July 1, 2024
        • Dalltrav38
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best way to start your visit in Shanghai!
          An outstanding foodie tour! My daughter and I had the most amazing time- eating delicious food, practicing our mandarin, learning about Chinese culture and history… and sharing many laughs! We took this tour on our first full day in Shanghai and we now have so many food options thanks to Jim! Highly recommend
          Written July 1, 2024
        • eddie8_de
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent tour! Small, local restaurants where the locals eat, with perfect explanations
          Excellent tour!!! My expectation was to go to some usual touristic restaurants and get some explanations, but the tour turned out to be an awesome culinary experience!!! We went to 6 places tourists would never find on their own. The variety was great, also a fruit store and a tea ceremony was included. The several places were in two town districts, even a ride by a limousine service was included in the tour. Jim is a native Shanghainese and he spoke very good English, so we understood everything and he was very committed to answering any questions. He also thought of toilet-time and tried to cover any individual requests. At bonus, we got a e-mail after the tour with all the places we went to (otherwise we wouldn't have found any of them again). Also the amount of food was even too much for some groupmembers, tea and in some places beer is also included, so you will get sated, don't worry! Greetings to Jim and thanks for the tour!
          Written June 30, 2024
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles4 reviews
        Very good

        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2019 • Friends
        Booked this tour for my friend's birthday and it did not fail to please! We visited 4 iconic nightspots with our guide Jim, who was absolutely brilliant! The locations were diverse and well picked, allowing for a variety of different experiences - which is exactly what we had hoped for. This tour is a must if you want to experience the Shanghai nightlife from somebody who knows it well. Highly recommended!
        Written January 18, 2019
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        marlo p
        Les Franqueses del Valles, Spain4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great tour and guide! Lots of fun and insights to Shanghai and some of the most known bars and clubs. Glad we did it the first night to know the places for our next evenings.
        Written April 15, 2018
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        61 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2018
        Tour: Excellent from start to finish. This is a private tour so you can pick and choose to suit your needs if you are not in the mood for a late night or you are then this tour can be changed to suit you needs. We opted for a relaxed night as we did we had a long day with an earlier tour. This tour was provided to us by an excellent, knowledgeable and very approachable guide called Stephine Fan. She was brilliant. We had a fantastic time no question she hesitated on and we had quite a lot.. telling us about the history of the area of the bars and the architecture inside and out to taking us to a bar called "Pree" which'd served boozy ice pops which was a nice surprise in the night heat. we went to a number of stops and had a lovely drink in "Cobra Lily" which is in the French concession area which I highly recommend. from there to a bar called "Funkadeli" here there seemed to be the area of a more western vibe but nice to experience. I would highly recommend this tour as you can change to be a high paced to be ending up in a high end nightclub (with a shark tank in the club) to a quiet relaxed bar in the French concession area there is such a range in such a diverse city. Strangely enough we opted for our last stop at a tea house a suggestion from Stephanie. Here is where we had a lovely encounter with the owner and showing us all the different teas and brewing methods this was located on No364 Hefei Road a very different end to the night then our usual nights out but we wanted it that way as we had a busy morning next day.
        Transportation: Excellent!! Stephanie arranged all through an app on her phone and we were waiting no longer then 5mins on any transport between bars. There is an option to stay on at the end of your tour in an area or drop back to the hotel the option is yours.

        Written June 26, 2018
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        Sanchit S
        11 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sep 2019
        Jim is an excellent host. He speaks great english and immediately built a level of comfort and rapport with us. He picked us from our hotel in the Shanghai city centre nearby the Bund and took us to various locations in Shanghai, including an easter egg at the end that I will not spoil in this review.
        He is very knowledgeable about Shanghai and Chinese culture and society, as well as the background of foreign visitors and their perceptions about the country. We were never bored with him and he always went the extra mile to show us the true beating heart of the city's nightlife - including getting baijiu from a local shop in a working class neighbourhood.

        You will leave this tour feeling like you got a real taste of Shanghai, especially for us who were visiting first time for business. I highly recommend it, even if you end up being the only person (it was only my sister and I for the tour we booked). It will be a fantastic night.
        Written November 9, 2019
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