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Sofitel 505 Bar

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505 Nanjing East Road, Shanghai 200001, China
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+86 21 6351 5888
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07:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 01:00
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Singapore
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

just for the atmoshpere is relaxing . to go for a night cokctail/ wine and chill out. prices goes along with the establishment. don t go there if on budget

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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144 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

at 10pm the 505 brew pub was "full of emptyness". Beers are average at exorbitant prices! 7 Euro for 0.3 lters. At an "ordinary restaurant you may get 0.6 ltr of "main-stream beers" for just 2 Euros!

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Mannheim, Germany
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76 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

Small place with drinks and some snacks. Nothing special, people smoking in this place what was inconvenient for me. That is why I just took one glass of wine and I left after few minutes.

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Thank wkulisz
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96 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

The 505 Bar in the Sofitel Hotel in Nanjing Road is a great place to relax after a busy day shopping or touring.

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London, Canada
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546 reviews
402 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2014

Nice enough, nothing too unusual for a nice hotel bar...except for the fact that they brew their own beer, and it's pretty darn good! They should really advertise it more that they brew their own beer, because I was staying at the hotel and didn't realise it until I read it here on TripAdvisor. Sofitel, you should make this more... More 

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2 Thank morl8tr
SofitelSHHyland, Manager at Sofitel 505 Bar, responded to this review

Dear morl8tr, Thank you for posting your review about Bar 505! We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed our home-brewer beer. Your compliments have been already passed to the Brew Master and the Bar team. We hope to welcome you back soon! Best wishes, Daniela Karadzhova Guest Experience Manager Sofitel Shanghai Hyland h1603-qc@sofitel.com More 

Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2014

Love the hotel and just about everything that the hotel has to offer but the service and attitude in Bar 505 is severely lacking. We were there on a business trip and there were four of us (women), not sure if it's a cultural thing but would definitely avoid. Book a club floor room and you'll be happy with not... More 

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1 Thank weather123
SofitelSHHyland, Manager at Sofitel 505 Bar, responded to this review

Dear weather123, Thank you for posting your review about Bar 505! It was a pleasure to have you staying with us. We are sorry to hear about your atypical experience in the bar and have certainly shared it with the team. We hope to welcome you back soon! Best wishes, Daniela Karadzhova Guest Experience Manager Sofitel Shanghai Hyland h1603-qc@sofitel.com More 

Woking UK
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130 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Good place for a quiet drink after a busy day in the city ... some nights, even with live piano music

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Thank SurreyTraveller58
SofitelSHHyland, Manager at Sofitel 505 Bar, responded to this review

Dear SurreyTraveller58, Merci beaucoup for your review. It was a plaisir to have you as a guest in our Bar 505 and we are glad you enjoyed our piano performances! We hope to welcome you back soon! Best regards, Daniela Karadzhova Guest Experience Manager Sofitel Shanghai Hyland More 

Doha, Qatar
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241 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

being a accor silver member had visited the bar with a complimentary drink voucher, however, the staff was not happy to offer free drink...terrible

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1 Thank Ajesh K
SofitelSHHyland, Manager at Sofitel 505 Bar, responded to this review

Dear Ajesh K, Merci for your feedback. It was a plaisir to have you staying in our hotel and visiting our Bar 505. Please accept our apologies if you felt our Ambassadors' attitude not so pleasant. I am sure it was not the intention of our Bar team to make you feel unwelcome. Best regards, Daniela Karadzhova Guest Experience Manager... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

Very cosy and great at,atmosphere . Staff friendly and efficient. Understand English and very helpful.

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Thank Martie W
SofitelSHHyland, Manager at Sofitel 505 Bar, responded to this review

Dear Martie W, Merci beaucoup for your review. It was a plaisir to have you as a guest at our Bar 505. We hope to welcome you back soon! Best regards, Daniela Karadzhova Guest Experience Manager Sofitel Shanghai Hyland More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013 via mobile

Brilliant place for an early evening beer. They brew their own. Shanghai can be little bit like landing on a different planet, bar 505 beer helps make it more palatable. Bar staff are super nice, cool beats, cool vibe, two thumbs up.

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1 Thank Traveljustforwork
SofitelSHHyland, Manager at Sofitel 505 Bar, responded to this review

Dear traveljustforwork, Merci beaucoup for your feebdack. We are delighted to read you enjoyed our homemade beer and nice atmosphere at Bar 505! We have shared your comments with all Sofitel Ambassadors, especially our Bar 505 team, and looking forward to welcome you back should your way lead you to Shanghai again! Wishing you and your family a Magnifique 2014!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 01:00
Monday
07:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 01:00
Thursday
07:00 - 01:00
Friday
07:00 - 01:00
Saturday
07:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 Nanjing East Road, Shanghai 200001, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > People’s Square
  • Neighbourhood: People’s Square
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6351 5888

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People’s Square
People’s Square brings with it all the excitement you would expect from the town square of one of the biggest cities in the world. The area around People’s Square and People’s Park is always a abuzz with activity. Oceans of local and foreign tourists flow in and out of the area every day to see grand museums, go shopping and eat at some of Shanghai’s most storied food centers. Shanghai residents, meanwhile, live and work in the many residential and office high-rises. While much of Shanghai stays busy late into the night, this really is an area that never sleeps with glitzy nightclubs keeping people up until the wee hours of the morning.
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