Happy hour is a common activity in Shanghai. There is not a lack of places to go or deals to ‘get’. I don’t get to tons of happy hours (probably for the better!) as I’m usually at a work event, getting my healthy on or making dinner after work. The chance for happy hour is a treat though, and one I cannot turn down.
The Bund is the waterfront area in downtown Shanghai. The Bund ‘side of the river’ is made up of historical buildings, mostly old banks from the 1930s and ’40s. It’s only four subway stops or a 20-minute bike ride from my house but I don’t get there enough. On the other side of the river is Pudong, the new area of Shanghai. This is made up of futuristic looking buildings and is a visual treat. It’s a Shanghai experience to be on the Bund and see across the river – one reason the Bund is a main tourist attraction in Shanghai!
I associate the Bund with upscale restaurants and pricier dinners and drinks. To my surprise a recent deal from the great local app, Bon App, offered happy hour at M Glam. Right on the Bund, M Glam, is super swank and not my usual style but on this random Tuesday it felt decadent. The view is great. Plus a snack and drink for less than ten bucks – that’s a good deal by Shanghai standards!
The Bund side of the river:
The Pudong side of the river: