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“I really enjoyed these mellow tune”
Review of The Jazz Bar

The Jazz Bar
Ranked #109 of 16,925 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $500
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Neighborhood: The Bund
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
British Columbia
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“I really enjoyed these mellow tune”
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 entry and one drink from the bar menu. Sip an expensive glass of red wine and drink in the atmosphere.

Visited May 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Takes you back in time”
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.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank jainajaya
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Hong Kong
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112 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
“Go early before the old men go to sleep!”
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 there.

Minimum charge is 100 Yuan per person- that's the price of one cocktail or two mocktails. Drinks come with free nuts. Not bad at all.

Be sure to go early- before the old men's show ends at 10pm!

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank guneingdoe
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“This is a must experience.”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

The average age of the jazz players might be 72, but that's the beauty of this place. Age and experience adds up to talent and great entertainment. Couples spontaneously got up to dance because the music was so good. Weekends there is a cover charge but it's worth it if you only have a weekend time slot to see and hear this attraction. They also served the only dry Rose that we could find in Shanghai - or China for that matter!

Visited April 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Magical Jazz From a Long Ago era”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Slip into the rhythm of the cool jazz and enjoy a drink in fun surroundings. the Bar is always a happening place but without any pretensions.

Visited April 2013
Thank Rick182
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