Enjoy Pudong skyline at Captain's Bar with Good Price
We are often asked which the nice restaurants are to enjoy a nice meal and great view at the Bund. Mr and Mrs Bund (Modern French Eatery), M on the Bund (a mixture of Middle Eastern and European flavor), and Jean Georges (three-Michelin-stars) are good choices. But if you only have limited budget, there is still a place for you to have a gorgeous view of the Pudong skyline without the so-called "Bund pricetag". Let us introduce "Captain's Bar".
Based on its address, you will find the signs of "Captain's Hostel (船长酒店)" and a lovely indie cafe "Momi Cafe (猫的天空之城概念书店)" at its ground floor of a inconspicuous building. You have to take a very small elevator to the fifth floor, and walk up old (and maybe a little messy) stairs to the sixth one to find this rooftop bar. We felt very hesitated when visiting here for the first time because of this kind of "secret path".
But suddenly we were stunned by the postcard-esque view of the Huang-Pu River after walking up to the rooftop. Oriental Pearl TV Tower (东方明珠), Jin-Mao Tower (金茂大厦), and Shanghai World Financial Center (上海环球金融中心) are all in front of our panoramic view. Now you can even see the newest and the China tallest skyscraper Shanghai Tower (上海中心大厦) with its topping out in August, 2013. The three building are jokingly described as "kitchen utensil set" by netizens which are the bottle opener (Shanghai World Financial Center), cooking syringe (Jin-Mao Tower), and egg whisk (Shanghai Tower) due to their exteriors. :p
Food tastes and drinks in Captain's bar are just average in our opinion; however, the night scene of the Bund is definitely priceless! :)
Name: Captain's Bar (船长酒吧)
Address: Sixth Floor, No. 37, Fuzhou Road (near Sichuan Zhong Road), Huangpu District (黄浦区福州路37 号6楼，近四川中路)
Traffic: near the Bund, Subway Line #2 Nanjing Dong Road Station (近外滩，地铁2号线南京东路站)
Telephone: +86 21 6323 5053, +86 21 6323-7869
Price: average less than ¥100 per person