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Captain Bar

$$ - $$$
The Bund
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No.37 Fuzhou Road | Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
+86 21 6323 5053
17:00 - 06:00
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Daegu, South Korea
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A real million dollar view at budget prices. We read about this bar online and were more than impressed when we arrived for an evening on The Bund. The bar itself is really inviting with relaxed decor and lighting including a candle on every table. The staff were really friendly and attentive even giving my Chinese friend directions over the... More 

1 Thank Simon T
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed this view of Wei Tan. If you go to the SFWB then you are inside one of these buildings and the view is much different. Would recommend seeing both, but this gives you a great vantage point of the Bund, with all the buildings shining brightly back at your from across the water. Drinks are pretty good,... More 

Thank Emma L
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Great views, great service, fun and cosy setting. Sit inside or out with great views over The Bund. Great place for sundowner drinks watching the Bund light up. Excellent service, many thanks Yang Guang!

Thank David E
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

It is a great rooftop bar there's no doubt about it. The cocktails and drinks may be quite overpriced but when you consider the view of The Bund from their roof, you may not mind the 60 yuan beverage quite so much. It was a very nice atmosphere as well

Thank Aaron H
Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The view is nice but doesn't justify paying premium prices for basic service in a mediocre establishment.

Thank Ilian P
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

THe nice view on Pudong skyline , can't justify the poor service . The staff has very non welcoming attitude.. We went there several time there , the prices are now crazy high for this kind of places : 40 rmb a soft drink - and most of dishes over 70 rmb - we ask for pumpkin ravioli , they... More 

Thank Jean-Pascal D
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This bar on the sixth floor of a hostel certainly doesn't charge hostel type prices! It's worth a visit for a drink or two for the view alone. If you had there just as the sun is setting you will see a fantastic view of the Shanghai skyline on the roof terrace bar. If you head into the outskirts of... More 

1 Thank Nathan R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

You come for the view and you stay for the view. Drinks are on the pricey side for hostel bar, food was okay but the view is why you come.

Thank David H
Nanjing, China
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Captains bar is one of the best places to hang out and have a look at pudong, especially at night. However over the past couple of years I noticed service has become very bad. Down to the fact, that the waiter gives you the feeling you just interupt his nap. Together with increased prices I am not sure if I... More 

Thank Timo W
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

If u want to relax while looking at the Bund this place if perfect, is a lil bit expensive but its worth it, is in the sixth floor of an hostel. The staff is really gente and some of them speak english, the terrace has no light in order to have a better apreciattion of the ligths of the Bund... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 06:00
17:00 - 06:00
17:00 - 06:00
17:00 - 06:00
17:00 - 06:00
17:00 - 06:00
17:00 - 06:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.37 Fuzhou Road | Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > The Bund
  • Neighbourhood: The Bund
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6323 5053
Very nice place to get an evening cocktail/beer for 50+RMB. Beautiful view over the Bund will visit next time I am in Shanghai.

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Staying in The Bund

Neighbourhood Profile
The Bund
While there are certainly many other “bunds” in the world, “the Bund” refers to Shanghai’s famous waterfront. The area’s Gothic, Art Deco and Beaux Arts monoliths were built when it was part of the Shanghai International Settlement run by the British and Americans. The atmosphere of colonial-era luxury has endured over time and is now found in the five-star hotels, luxury brand boutiques and expensive restaurants that can be found within the historic buildings. A cultural center has built up away from the water and some of Shanghai’s best art galleries and museums are housed close to the Bund. Nighttime views of Pudong and the rest of the city also make for a great backdrop at the many rooftop clubs.
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