Shanghai Nightlife: Peace Hotel Old Jazz Bar

From 19:30pm to 2:00am everyday, the Old Jazz Bar at Fairmont Peace Hotel becomes the most popular place for Shanghai expatriates. In such an English countryside style bar with an exotic atmosphere, you can enjoy a sip of fragrant Italian or Irish coffee and specially prepared cocktails, and you may enjoy the Jazz music, popular in the 30’s and 40’s played by the Old Jazz Band.


Founded in 1980, the Peace Hotel Old Jazz Band is one of the most famous jazz bands in Shanghai. It is composed of six veteran musicians, whose average age is above 75.

In Jazz bar, the band has entertained millions of guests from around world, such as the former USA president Mr. Carter and Mr. Reagan, the French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin, the Australian Prime Minister Paul Kyten, the Hollend Prime Minister Viam Kirk. And the presidents from Italy, Portugal, Israel, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico have left with good memories of beautiful nights spent in Shanghai.The Band has given performances in Japan, the United States, Singapore, Hongkong and Taiwan all being received with warm applause.

The Old Jazz Bar was once recommended as the world best bar by the U.S. “News Week” in 1996.


Address & Location:

The Fairmont Peace Hotel, No. 20 East Nanjing Road, Shanghai

The hotel is located at the northern end of the Bund. The Jazz Bar itself is located on the first floor and if you visit during music hours, you can just follow your ears.

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