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Glamour Bar, Shanghai

No. 5 the Bund, 6th Floor
China 200001
Tel: 86 21 6350 9988's insider take:

Perched above the Bund is this dainty cocktail lounge, a confection of crystal chandeliers and low settees, pink-shaded lamps that cast a rosy glow, and windows overlooking the Huangpu River. By day it's a top spot for culture vultures, with author readings, lectures, performance art, and classical music concerts. By night, it morphs into one of Shanghai's swishest spots, with live music from cabaret to jazz, and an impressive list of candy-colored cocktails (try the ginger martini, not-too-sweet, with a sharp bite). The after-dark clientele is made up of Shanghai's bright young things, dressed to the nines. Don't even think about wearing jeans, and if it's the weekend, be prepared for a crowd.

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