[Shanghai] CHAR Bar
CHAR Bar | char-thebund.com | Dianping
Address: 中山东二路585号外滩英迪格酒店30楼 – Level 30/Hotel Indigo, 585 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu (黄浦区 Huangpu District)
Date visited: 2014.07 for liquid lunch/afternoon drinks and bites
Price: Liquid lunch cocktails RMB¥50 and up, bites RMB¥68-108
Will return: Likely
People always ask me where to go to get a view of the bund and there are plenty of restaurants and hotels along Zhongshan Rd on the Puxi side and in Lujiazui on the Pudong side that will get you that view. But finding a view that is peaceful and not packed with camera-wielding tourists is the difficult part. Afternoon tea at places like the Park Hyatt and Ritz Carlton have become tourist hotspots.
CHAR bar at Hotel Indigo, just upstairs of CHAR dining (reviews here and here), is situated south of the 人山人海 (people mountain people sea) tourist area of the bund and offers a lovely view of this beautiful city. Bar space includes indoor area and outdoor terrace with tables for small and large groups.
Liquid Lunch at CHAR bar is Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00noon to 5:00pm. The cocktails are RMB¥50 while champagne, wine, and soft drinks range from RMB¥60-188). On Fridays and Saturdays, there is an entrance fee of RMB¥100 after 8:00pm including one drink, which is fair since it is pretty much what a drink costs anyway.
Cocktails are RMB¥50 per drink during Liquid Lunch hours between 12:00pm-5:00pm on weekends.
Pomberry NV Brut Champagne (RB¥188 per glass)
Char mini burger (RMB¥88 for two pieces)
Coconut & chocolate panna cotta (RMB¥68)
CHAR banana cheesecake (RMB¥68)
Cheers to not dropping my cheesecake into the Huangpu River.