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“They cheat on drinks and bills!!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of VUE Bar

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Shanghai Nightlife: From Yongkong Bar Street to Stylish Vue Bar on The Bund and...
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Owner description: An elegant, comfortable and stylish fashion bar located on the top two levels of the hotel, commanding the breathtaking views of both sides of the Huangpu River - the Bund on the Puxi side and the colourful skyline of the Lujiazui area on the Pudong side. An extensive variety of premium beverages and a comprehensive selection of refined champagnes are on the menu. Level 33 is an open-air terrace featuring daybed seating as well as an enticing whirlpool bath to soak your cares away. The cool ambience and our resident DJ turn this venue into one of the hottest nightspot in town every night.
Helsinki, Finland
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“They cheat on drinks and bills!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014

The view is a must when in Shanghai, but be aware for cheating staff!!

If you are not a quest at the hotel you have to pay a small cover charge at the bar entrance. It includes a "drink". This would have been ok but.. The drinks were absolutely horrible, but we got a really nice table just by the window so we were still happy. After sitting there few minutes a waiter came to tell us that after 8 pm they have a minimum 500 rmb charge at that table. We decided to move to bar counter where you had basically the same view to Pudong but also to what was happening in the bar!

The drinks included in the cover charge were premade and poured from filthy canisters!!! Only a little splash of Sprite was added so the drink seemed to be "just shaken". No wonder they tasted so bad and were really strong on alcohol, presumably some local poison! They seem to trust on the fact that when new customers enter the bar they all stare the magnificent view and do not pay attention what is happening in the bar.

We ordered another drinks just to see how they made those. My fiance had to ask the waiter to add whiskey in his Godfather, because you could only taste Amaretto in it. Yet another way to cheat you...

When we tried to pay for the second drinks they told first that my credit card did not work. Then it was that my pin was not ok. At this time it got really angry and told that there was nothing wrong with my card and I just used it to pay the cover charge at the door! They kept showing me the the payment device but I do not know any chinese, which they seemed to expoit very well. After all I gave up and paid in cash. I was told that I was not charged on my card, but quess what: I was!!

So it seemed that if you are not a hotel quest you will probably not return the bar to complain and you could be easily cheated. I do not really see how a hotel like Hyatt has staff that are clearly criminals! That is not how a five star hotel operates!!!

Visited July 2014
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“A must-do in Shanghai”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

The views from here at night are spectacular, probably the best cityscape I've ever seen. For the Y100 (~€12.50) entrance, you get a drink (cocktails, wine etc.) but I would have paid that even if it wasn't included. Went to the Radisson earlier in the week and paid Y95 for a cocktails but the view from Vue is incomparable.

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Zeitlarn, Germany
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“Great view, nice bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014

A breathtaking view on the Bund, which could be enjoyed from a terrace featuring cozy couches and even a whirlpool.

Visited October 2013
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“Great wine bar with Jacuzzi...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2014

Best location to see Bund and Pudong from the top. Get your camera out, well worth the RMB100 entrance ticket (1 drink included). Jump into the jacuzzi too and have fun.

Visited June 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Amazing view of Pudong and the Bund”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014

The best views of Pudong and the Bund from Vue Bar. There is a RMB100 fee to enter with a free drink, but the views are so pretty! They also serve bar food which are rather expensive but expected. Vue Bar is located on Hyatt on the bund and is a short walk from the actual Bund promenade. Visit if you have a little budget to spare :)

Visited May 2014
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