Shanghai is the largest city in the People’s Republic of China in terms of population. This place is a major financial center and the busiest container port in the world. It has been dragged through an incredibly checkered past of invasions and occupations. What used to be a wild city of opium dens, underground gambling joints, brothels, gangsters and decadence is now the honorary capital with stunning buildings, great food and unrivaled shopping opportunities. Once you board one of the flights to Shanghai don’t forget to give the city’s incredible nightlife a shot.
Any number of cheap flights to Shanghai will allow you to visit 789 Nanjing Road, a stunning bar located on the top three levels of the 66 floors tall majestic Royal Meridian Hotel. The venue offers 360 degree views of the Shanghai sky that you won’t forget. This is a sophisticated spot, where an international crowd drinks well-mixed cocktails or a glass or two of top end fizz. Though the bar is a bit expensive, it’s worth the fuss. You can tap your feet to the beats of resident DJs on the weekends.
A Future Perfect is another spot you don’t want to miss. Attached to a small boutique hotel (the Old House Inn), this is a bright, welcoming space. The interiors are airy and are peppered with splashes of green. Do make sure you check out the garden, one of the coziest and most romantic spots in town with white retro seating. The Western food offered here is quite sumptuous, but it’s the war, lively atmosphere that will leave you smitten. Prices are appropriate for what you get and won’t leave your wallet empty. Hop onto the cheapest airline and experience this little gem.
Cheap tickets to Shanghai will take you to Alchemist Cocktail Kitchen, a bar home to some incredibly skilled and inventive mixologists. With renowned Aussie bartender Ryan Noreiks in the lead, this place specializes in modern interpretations of classics, but you can also choose from the nice selection of more cutting edge cocktails. You should definitely try out the Cortez Sun, which blends tequila, aperol, roast bell pepper, essence of cloves and mandarin skin foam. Another drink which you won’t b able to get enough of is the Emerald Tablet which mixes gin with coriander, aloe vera milk and cucumber soda. The food menu is not to be left behind, but really it’s the cocktails you won’t forget.
Try to score the best airfares and linger with a drink at Cotton’s, one of Shanghai’s stand-out nightspots. It is a beautifully converted old house, an elegant and attractive space with stripped floorboards and a wonderful garden for lounging in summers. Here you can try a variety of delicious drinks, like the Cotton’s Gin which is a delectable mixture of gin, brandy and fruit juices.