Hengshan Road is one of the city's oldest drinking spots, near to the more modern Xujiahui.
As for nightlife, Hengshan Road has a huge amount of bars and clubs, catering for all tastes and budgets. There are many relaxed Western-type bars which offer all the favorite tipples from home and show live sports, from football to rugby to baseball.
There are also some excellent jazz bars with great live music. If you want a bit of a dance, the city's bigger clubs regularly welcome popular international DJ's who dominate the decks until the small hours of the morning.
If you want to get dressed up and sip cocktails, you won't be disappointed. The majority of Hengshan Road bars offer beautiful and luxurious settings and extensive drinks lists. And if you really want to treat yourself, go to one of the pricey bars located high up in some of the city's tallest skyscrapers and enjoy the wonderful views.
There are plenty of places to stop for a drink, and many tourists and foreigners visit this area as part their trip. It's not the best area if you're looking for something cool or elegant, but still a very exciting and energetic part of town.
Live music can be found in certain venues, and drinks usually cost from 35 to 40 yuan at most bars. This is the place to head if you want to get a glimpse of authentic Chinese bars.
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