Bar Rouge Shanghai - High End Freelancer Pickup Bar

For Foreign visitors and, rich young Chinese, this location is the hottest "upscale" place in Shanghai.

Here is the hot spot where you will find the drivers and their crew after the formula one race or the models after the Gucci catwalk event!

Located at the Bund, they have a big terrace with a great view to Pudong. Probably the best location for a typical Shanghai selfie! We recommend to arrive there before 10 pm, because later in the night the lights on many of the famous buildings like for example the Pearl Tower will be switched off and the view to the lighted Pudong skyline is probably the most amazing aspect of Bar Rouge.

Like many Chinese bars and clubs, they will often (especially when they have many guests) reserve the table and combine the "opening" of a table for you with a minimum spending. The minimum fee for a table is high compared with other clubs. On weekend could be rmb 5000 for a table on the terrace and beween rmb 1000 to 3000 for a table inside. but there is no minimum fee for a drink at the bar, so no need to "open your own table" if you not plan to party with a group. You should keep in mind, that this bar is not the right place for to find your future girlfriend or a free "one night stand", because here the girls are focused on the "walking wallet", so most of the girls here will try to find a guy who pay for their Prada and Gucci accessories. But if you are looking for "High End" working girls, than you have a good chance in this club. Bar Rouge is also the only place where you can find some Russian or South American working girls in Shanghai at the moment, but the rates are higher than on other places in Shanghai. Girls will not start with less than RMB 5000,- for overnight and you will be lucky, if you can get them down to RMB 3000,-

Important note: 

This is an upscale club, so they will care about the "dress-code" often, so we recommend to follow some basic rules not to be refused: 

  • prefer elegant instead of too casual
  • avoid open or sport shoes
  • no shorts, apparel or t-shirts
  • no caps

Beside that you will not get any problems to enter the bar, we are sure, but if you ignore the dress-code, they will probably block you at the entry because of your personal "styling". 

Every taxi driver will find it, because "The Bund" is the most popular location for every visitor in Shanghai and this bar is a well know highlight for higher class Chinese and Foreigners!


7th floor

18 zhong shan dong lu,
(known as: The Bund)


Show to the taxi driver: 



Entry Fee: 100 RMB

Free entry for our visitors: 

We have been able to get a discount for our visitors now. Every

Wednesday - Friday - Saturday

you can get free entry and save 100 RMB by using the password: 


(just use the password at the entry and they will not charge the regular entry fee and you can pass directly)



Have fun in the Bar Rouge, 




P.S.: If you plan a table reservation (for example for a company event or for yourself with some clients or friends, you can also contact Zoloo by e-mail for a reservation and she can provide some discount and make sure all will work well. She speak perfect English, so there will be no communication problems at all.

Shanghai Nightlife Guide checked: July 2016

Best outdoor terrace in town, best view to Pudong

if you have any experience - good or bad - with this location, please leave a comment. Thank you for help us and our visitors to keep this page up to date!

Comments: 44
  • #44

    Phil in SH (Wednesday, 21 September 2016 08:19)

    Ha ha, thanks for the detailed explanation.I will have to make do with the not so hot foreigner hunters then. Cheers!

  • #43

    Shanghai Nightlife Guide (Wednesday, 21 September 2016 07:42)

    @Phil in SH:
    Chinese guys don't go to a bar or club to pick up a girl, so all this "services" are only focused on foreigners.... and they are limited, so don't expect a lot of them. In fact there are two real ones and than on some bars and clubs where enough foreigners will be, there probably also some working girls "hunting foreigners"... but because most bars not like that, they cam mot go to often without getting too much attention... actually the Paulaner in Xin Tian Di has also mostly on weekend some Chinese working girls.
    But also no chance for find the "hottest" over there.... the hottest would be very stupid to focus on foreigners... Compared with nearly all foreigners in Shanghai, the Chinese guys are "fucking generous" if a girl is really hot... here are KTVs who charge 7 to 10.000 RMB for short time take out (plus 2000 RMB sitting fee)...
    Too less foreigners would agree to rates like that, so why she should have any interest on this customers?
    And that by the way was also the answer for the basic question: the hottest girls you find for sure in the KTVs and not in sauna clubs or bars ...

    Have fun,


  • #42

    Phil in SH (Wednesday, 21 September 2016 05:50)

    @Steven "the Chinese I found there mostly not the youngest or hottest girls in town"

    So... where are the hottest (don't care about youngest personally) girls in town? Also wondering if you have other bars of this kind to suggest. If Bar Rouge is considered a pickup bar there must be some others, not?

  • #41

    Shanghai Nightlife Guide (Wednesday, 14 September 2016 17:47)

    @Satisfied Customer:
    It`s worth to go there for an amazing view to the Pudong side of the city, but if you go there for a pickup, than you should either have some special requirement or you will probably fail.
    When you are looking for some exotic girls like for example a Russian or a South American Beauty, than you can be lucky there - but please consider, that this also requires a budget of 5000 plus in this location.
    But because of the guest level there (many rich guys from China but also from Russia, Dubai and so on are there to "show up") the rates are generally higher than elsewhere.
    Don`t get my wrong, personally I don`t have any problem to pay 10.000 short time - if the girl is the level that I would expect for that, but in Bar Rouge the level of the Chinese girls who ask for 4000 and more for short time is the same than what you will find in some hotel bars sometimes, and even they overcharge there also, you will pay half normally.
    Beside the exotic girls the Chinese I found there mostly not the youngest or hottest girls in down. On the plus side mostly speak a decent English and they are able to style and behave like it is required there, but that should not be worth the up.
    They have a "no prostitute" policy there, so not many working girls hanging around and I would say this girls simply wait there for the rich "greenhorn" who either don`t know the market price here in Shanghai or simply not care how much it costs - they have tables with a minimum charge of 20.000 RMB on their outside terrace, so who spend that also often not care about 5000 more or less for the takeout.
    And if you are ready to pay that, better consider the difference between the Chinese and Western culture about finding the price.
    While in many Foreign countries the price is related to the product or service quality, in China it is only related to the bargain skills.
    While a more luxury car in Europe will be charged higher than the standard Version, here in China you will get the same Handbag on the market for either 80 or 400 RMB, based on your bargain skills.
    So many Foreigners do the mistake, that they automatically expect to get a better or up scaled experience, when they except a price double or three times higher than normal, but most probably they will only be the one, who pay 400 for the same handbag that the next guy will pay only 80 RMB, so better keep that in mind to avoid getting disappointed.

    Have fun,


  • #40

    Satisfied Customer (Wednesday, 14 September 2016 13:54)

    What is the general experience and feedback you get from Bar Rougue? Is it worth the visit for pickup?

  • #39

    German (Monday, 29 August 2016 14:55)


    I was in Manhattan Bar last Wednesday (24.8.2016) and I met a vietnamese Girl with a long black dress and tan hair, more blond then brown. She was about 5'7"=170 cm and I would say her age is something between 20 and 25. Unfortunately, I lost her on my eyes. Does anybody know this girl? If yes, please send me an Mail (

  • #38

    Rammer69 (Wednesday, 17 August 2016 20:44)

    Is this a good place for girl pick up? I have though about going, but not sure if really nice ladies would show up.

  • #37

    Crase (Sunday, 05 June 2016 09:20)

    I was here during the week, full house, very crowded. You will find few girls around the top bar, chinese and african.

  • #36

    Downjohn (Tuesday, 24 May 2016 18:04)

    I went to this Bar.. Nice view but did not find any working girl... Most of the girls hanging out with friend.

    Have anyone picked up any girl from here? How's the deal ?

  • #35

    Crase (Saturday, 02 April 2016 01:45)

    You might find a few russian girls here

  • #34

    Dom (Monday, 22 February 2016 06:16)

    Are there still high class western working girls here?

  • #33

    johnny (Friday, 01 January 2016 12:44)

    basicly bar rouge is basic pick up bar non working girls (maybe there are several) most people who came to bar rouge are not the one who settle in shanghai for long time or some of them are travellers

  • #32

    Raj (Monday, 30 March 2015 19:44)

    Hi friends
    Last night I was roaming on the right street near Manhattan bar
    The English speaking Chinese guy approached me for message for 100 and sex for 200.i was tired since I was walking and exploring and I asked for message.we walked together for 15 min and reached some club (don't know name)but I remember out there was body message next shop
    We move inside 1st floor they have small siting room lady manager comes who show me three Chinese girls
    I serious ask for message and the girl force me to do fcuk we ended up when I try to leave
    Suddenly 3 Chinese guys came inside room and asked what u doing here this is VIP club not message room ,we have camera and your video they abounded me for 2hours and did not let me go out and robbed 800rmb thy show menu with prices and want me to pay for hour,I did not carry much cash they try to steal my 3credit card,but I manage to be calm and quit and. After all they steal my all cash and leted.. Me go out
    Would like to share my experience of getting trapped in please BEWARE!!

  • #31

    Ryon (Monday, 16 March 2015 16:05)

    Is there any up-dated news about this bar?

  • #30

    Crase (Monday, 30 June 2014 10:40)

    Went to this bar for tge first time a few weeks back. What an experience. Great view, great people heaps of women from all over the world to talk to who are currently working in Shanghai. Could not see many working girls there but try your luck picking up a western girl for a one nighter. Drinks are expensive so bring some cash.

  • #29

    Shanghai Nightlife Guide (Monday, 26 August 2013 17:49)

    For weekdays better check out Luna in Xintiandi or Judy`s or Manhattan. Tuesday Zappata`s also will be ok, but if you try to find girls, we would recommend the Bar Rouge only for weekend.

  • #28

    A (Monday, 26 August 2013 13:36)

    Thanks Steven, what about tonight or tomorrow? I don't need an overcrowded place but a couple of good looking girls that r on the hunt...

  • #27

    Shanghai Nightlife Guide (Monday, 26 August 2013 12:13)

    On Sunday, it will be very quiet and nearly no working girls there, best time will be friday and saturday.

  • #26

    A (Sunday, 25 August 2013 05:59)


  • #25

    A (Saturday, 24 August 2013 09:23)

    is this a good place to go on sunday? or is manhattan better? ill stay until wed...thanks for telling me at what day to be where...

  • #24

    Shanghai Nightlife Guide (Sunday, 04 August 2013 03:11)

    @JOnah: thank you for the comment, we just now changed it, so now should be ok.

  • #23

    JOnah (Tuesday, 30 July 2013 19:00)

    and one thing you should edit the chinese address for this bar it should be 中山东一路 not 中山东路 because in shanghai there is road name same with the second one and it's very far from city so just to avoid some misunderstanding with taxi driver.

    or maybe you can just said 外滩18号 (the bund no 18) most of taxi driver will recognize it

  • #22

    Shanghai Nightlife Guide (Monday, 29 July 2013 23:10)

    As we know, the entrance fee is only charged for friday and saturday and day before holiday.

  • #21

    JOnah (Monday, 29 July 2013 14:13)

    just for reminder, there is entrance fee ticket for it if u don't have any reservation/booking. 100RMB per person not include free drinks. the place is nice but i don't know why i keep seeing old people hanging out there

  • #20

    sb (Tuesday, 04 December 2012 13:16)


    There are some nice girls indeed, ive made friends with a few, its well worth treating them alot of respect. And they will repay you in kind.

  • #19

    Frank (Thursday, 01 November 2012 22:52)

    Bar Rouge, have you guys seen the DJ? She is hot stunning girl!

    I think there are a lot hotel where you can find girls specially in the top level hotel. I went to SWFC, at the bar on top and I saw some girls in there

  • #18

    FL (Sunday, 28 October 2012 11:18)

    Thanks for the quick reply.
    I was meaning a bar like Judy's or Manhattan where it is cool and easy to pick-up women for short or long stay. Do you know any other place that could compare to those two night-bars, or an hotel where there is more girls than in most other hotels for instance?


    Anyway, I was with a very nice lady last night that works in Manhattan; it was our second night in a month together for the record. Here we are, going to an hotel for a full night. We had spent around 3 hours together when suddenly her phone rings. She picked it up and once the conversation was finished, she told me that she had to go. At that stage I was not very pleased as you can imagine, but I am cool for those things as I don't fool myself. It's about lust, not love after all as some might say.
    Well, I was going to give her some cash, but she refused the money and told me that I didn't have to pay, because she was leaving and that she was sorry for it. She said it was to complicated to explain what the phone call was about (she hardly speaks English). So I guess it was indeed an important matter, as it is not common for a prostitute to renounce to 1000Y.
    But I must admit that I am still surprise that she left without taking any of the money.

    Just to say that there is some nice and honest girls out there.

  • #17

    sb (Saturday, 27 October 2012 14:56)

    Girls are everywhere, even in the hotel bar, but to really find what you are looking for, you need to know what you want, and be specific with your questions.

  • #16

    FL (Saturday, 27 October 2012 09:29)

    Any alternatives to Manhattan and Judy's?
    Is there any other such pick-up places in Shanghai?
    I guess there is considering how big is that city...
    Thanks in advance for your reply.

  • #15

    LoveManhattan! (Friday, 05 October 2012 19:33)

    Mo - Judy`s for Vietnam chicks, they usually start there is they cannot get into Manhattan.

  • #14

    Mo (Friday, 05 October 2012 16:19)

    Any good alternatives to manhattan for Vietnam chicks?

  • #13

    RJ (Monday, 27 August 2012 08:21)

    ** Sorry, NanYang Lu/XiKang Lu

  • #12

    RJ (Monday, 27 August 2012 08:20)

    go to manhattan bar, nanyang Lu/Tongren Lu.

    You will find what you are looking fo.

    Around 1500 is a decent price.
    Very-very good selection.

  • #11

    Mo (Sunday, 26 August 2012 16:49)

    I like Vietnamese girls in particular. Which bars would be best to find them? prefer a little more classy and upscale. How much to have them stay over entire night?

  • #10

    bob (Saturday, 09 June 2012 13:41)

    who wants to go check out bar rouge tonight

  • #9

    tom (Monday, 21 May 2012 06:25)

    I don't know what all the hype with this place is. it's mostly a foreign crowd which I don't really like anyways. the interior of this place looks like a cheap mexican bar with really bright lights. if you're looking for a view i would go to the bar at the indigo hotel. much better view and much nicer.

  • #8

    JV (Wednesday, 09 May 2012 07:43)

    I like the girls from Viet. I've been with 4 and all were very good.

  • #7

    Jack (Tuesday, 24 April 2012 12:49)

    So Manhattan dont have russians? From experience who are better russion , chinese , viet or filipino :P

  • #6

    Shanghai Nightlife Guide (Tuesday, 24 April 2012 12:11)

    High class is only Bar Rouge, Dragon is also for russian or black women, zabata has more chinese freelancer, manhattan is filled up with a huge selection, most of them asians not from china.

  • #5

    Jack (Monday, 23 April 2012 22:52)

    Thanks, so if i'm looking for hgh class, Rogue,dragon,zabat and if everything fails manhattan right?

  • #4

    Shanghai Nightlife Guide (Sunday, 22 April 2012 22:12)

    It is not a place for a fast cheap pickup, but if you look for some high class girls, it is still the first place you should go in Shanghai!

  • #3

    jack (Saturday, 21 April 2012 23:04)

    Hi, Any one tried this recently ? Any luck with pick ups? Not many comments here, was wondering if its a good place to visit.

  • #2 (Saturday, 21 April 2012 06:21)

    place to visit

  • #1

    exploring asia (Monday, 04 April 2011 18:16)

    Went to Rouge last night (SAT) around 11pm. RMB100 cover, RMB900 drinks, crowded (2/3 guys, 1/3 girls), simple/clean decor but nothing special, good DJ tunes, a few people dancing. Mostly expat guys
    (and girls!) but good mix of locals well. Many local girls are freelance hookers - generally much higher quality than the girls in Manhattan, with some being very fine. You can easily find them since
    they will lock eyes with you and give you a more serious "professional" look rather than a sweet smile. But they will make you talk to them and buy them drinks for longer than in HK or SG before they
    tell you they're working (their English is generally quite good). Asking rate is RMB3,000 but you can talk some down to RMB2,000, especially the part-time freelancers who have day jobs (girl's prices are for full service overnight stay). The expat
    girls are also looking for love, some clearly not working and hoping for pleasure with yearning in their eyes - very easy to approach if you want a free pickup. Thus overall quite pricey but good
    quality and a good spot for traveling businessmen who don't have alot of time to explore the city looking for higher grade ladies.

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