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The Jazz Bar

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No.20 Nanjing East Road, Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China
+86 21 6138 6883
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  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
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No.20 Nanjing East Road, Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China
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1 - 10 of 42 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazed to hear, as it states on their broshure, 70 year old jazz performers play. They were great! Staff was a bit inattentive and the bar smelled a bit weird, hence the 4 stars.

Thank Krasina M
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Great music if you like Jazz. Staff is very friendly and they offer all kinds of Scotch and other fine whiskies and wines.

Thank Allan R
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The setting is perfect. It's a classic bar, with classic drinks and eats, but the price de resistance is the band. These boys are all over 80 and play a wide variety of American and Chinese standards. Outstanding

Thank David N
Reviewed 11 June 2017

to be fair i can take or leave jazz but one of my travelling companions is jazz obsessive - I partially picked the hotel because of the bar and its history, we went with high hopes and for me it was ok - nothing amazing...More

1  Thank mikey2846
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This is a great bar with great service. They have a good jazz band and they serve good food fast in the bar.

1  Thank postrawb
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The Strand in Yangon, The Raffles in Singapore, and now The Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai. These are classic grand dame hotels and The Jazz Bar at the Peace Hotel is a classic!

Thank Lenny J
Reviewed 17 May 2017

located in the Fairmont Peace Hotel, where we were staying, this is a real jazz experience. Almost like being in New Orleans

Thank mdkgp
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This transported us back to the middle 1950's - it was so wonderful to see a place like the Fairmont Hotel with it's Art Deco rooms and the famous Jazz Bar - your mind wanders off when visiting the place. Gret to visit

Thank Aussiebd
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Stopped in for the early evening set. One of those experiences that make a trip and create lasting memories.

Thank al500
Reviewed 5 April 2017

By the age of the musiscians. Furthermore great drinks and perfect service. If you are near to the Bund or stay at the Fairmont Peace Hotel you should go there.

Thank Kay L
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
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16 July 2017|
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Response from mikey2846 | Reviewed this property |
you will find some people particularly the locals treat it with respect and dress up - attire is varied but i personally wouldn't wear trainers to such a venue
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Restaurant Details

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US$ 30 - US$ 500
Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
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Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.20 Nanjing East Road, Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > The Bund
  • Neighbourhood: The Bund
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6138 6883
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The Jazz Bar at Fairmont Peace Hotel is the only address in China for legendary jazz, carrying guests instantly back to the private clubs of the 20’s and 30’s with its comfortable and authentic décor. The menu is tailored for easy eating snacks, featuring European and local dishes, and a timeless cocktail list inspired by what was on offer in the 1920’s and 1930’s. The current Old Jazz Band is made up of six veteran musicians whose average age is 77. They have drawn an audience for decades of locals, international travelers, celebrities and heads of state such as former US Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. The preferred table, food, drinks and cigars of each guest is memorized to create the feeling of a private club for returning guests. Hours of OperationDaily 5:30pm - 2:00amOld Jazz BandDaily from 7:30 pmThe Old Jazz Band accompanied by sultry female vocalist showcasing a repertoire of famous Shanghai tunes from 9:45 pmDress CodeSmart Casual
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