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6/F, 5 on the Bund, 20 Guangdong Lu
near Zhongshan Dongyilu
HOURS: Daily 5 p.m.-late
METRO: East Nanjing Road (Line 2, Line 10)
One floor down from M on the Bund restaurant is Glamour Bar, a kitschy yet elegant cocktail lounge with thoughtfully mismatched furniture and Moroccan-style colored crystal glasses.
You’ll pay top brass for a cocktail, but it’s worth it for the atmosphere alone. And, the view from the antique-framed windows is second to none. Even the toilets are immaculately designed. This bar cares about style and it shows in the details: The bar’s lips logo crops up on the matchboxes.
Glamour is Shanghai’s most literary bar, too; it hosts regular book events, including the annual Shanghai International Literary Festival in March.
© Susie Gordon from Moon Beijing & Shanghai, 2nd Edition