Lounge 18 1/2 by Tripoto
Sarah
This welcome addition to Bund 18 provides what other bars on the strip categorically don’t: restrained elegance. The demure, airy marble interior with green foliage harks back to days gone by, without resorting to the usual dark leather-heavy deco furniture. DJs and a dance-floor keep Lounge 18 in the present day, albeit with a suitably loungy and soulful house playlist. There is no terrace, but windows look out on to the river, and there is a de rigeur ‘creative space’ with art exhibitions.