Best Al Fresco Dining & Drinking Spots in Shenzhen

By That's PRD, 2018-05-16 06:10:00

Catch some rays – and views – at the following Shenzhen restaurants, bars and cafes with outdoor seating.

The 7th Day


This Western food establishment is as chic as it is practical: glass overhead protects diners from rain, while umbrellas create a shady space to dine.

See listing for the 7th Day.

Ate Tee Monkey


In a quiet corner of OCT-Loft, surrounded by hipster coffee shops, you'll find an outdoor haven complete with a fountain. Order yourself a creative entree or drink, and get ready to chill.

See listing for Ate Tee Monkey.

Baia Restaurant Bar Grill


In the evening, Baia's outdoor seating offers an excellent view of Shekou nightlife. You can get even further into the mood by attending one of the restaurant's Funky Friday or Latin Saturday events, when dancers and drinkers take over the rooftop.

See listing for Baia Restaurant Bar Grill.

Butterfly Dream Music Restaurant and Bar


Enjoy live music inside Butterfly Dream, then go outside to relax and take in views of OCT Harbour.

See listing for Butterfly Dream Music Restaurant and Bar.

Ding Sky Bar


This Huaqiangbei rooftop bar yields drinkable cocktails, savory snacks and stunning shots of central Futian. The only downside? The close-to-infinity pool isn't open to bar-goers.

See listing for Ding Sky Bar.

Eden Garden


If you can't get enough of rooftop bars, here's another must-visit. Located in Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai, it offers both sea- and skyscapes.

See listing for Eden Garden.

Future One


Located above OCT Harbour's Tesla shop, the sophisticated Future One is a prime destination for trendy barhoppers.

See listing for Future One.

Grange Grill


Besides its main draw (see photo above), this Westin Shenzhen Nanshan spot also offers meals, desserts and of course, drinks.

See listing for Grange Grill.



The OCT-Loft restaurant is as roomy on the outside as it is within. A screen of bamboo separates the outdoor patio from the main street of the area.

See listing for Idutang.

Lu Patisserie


The combination of French pastries, coffee and lush plant life is almost too cute to be true. It's no wonder the walkway leading up to this outdoor cafe is a favorite of selfie-takers.

See listing for Lu Patisserie.

Maoshuli Cafe & Bar


At Maoshuli, childhood treehouse fantasies meet a grown-up cafe and bar. Sip a decent latte and ponder how far you've come on a rooftop patio surrounded by lush foliage.

See listing for Maoshuli Cafe & Bar.

Mon Saigon


Sip cocktails and whiskey from the comfort of Mon Saigon's brick upper-story terrace, thickly populated with potted plants and boasting a unique view of Honey Lake's abandoned roller coaster.

See listing for Mon Saigon.

Oggi Trattoria Pizzeria


The best part of being located on the tip of the Shekou Peninsula might just be the view. Oggi serves up authentic Italian cuisine accompanied by cooling sea breezes.

See listing for Oggi Trattoria Pizzeria.

Pizzeria Alla Torre


What's better than a handmade, thin-crust pizza pie? That plus refreshing views of Seaworld's waterworks, of course.

See listing for Pizzeria Alla Torre.

The Sugar Box


The Sugar Box, located on the first floor of the Grand Hyatt Shenzhen, hits more than one sweet spot with its cakes, pastries and comfortable outdoor seating arrangement.

See listing for the Sugar Box.



Some of Shenzhen’s finest pizza – crunchy, well-baked crusts beneath authentic Italian flavors – are found at Sùgo. So is pleasant patio seating, with plenty of plants enlivening the space.

See listing for Sugo.

Taste Moment


Have a fine dining moment at this French restaurant in Xiangmihu. To sweeten the deal, al fresco seating gives customers an experience that's as posh as it is delicious.

See listing for Taste Moment.

Shang Garden


Located inside the Futian Shangri-La Shenzhen, this restaurant and bar offers Chinese food in addition to afternoon tea and drinks. Enjoy an outdoor area surrounded by plenty of greenery.

See listing for Shang Garden (Futian Shangri-La Shenzhen).

Yi Bar and Lounge


Order everything from afternoon tea to cocktails and finger foods at this laidback yet classy establishment, located in the Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen.

See listing for Yi Bar and Lounge.

This guide was originally written in June 2017, and has since been updated and re-published.

[Cover image via Dianping]

For more reviews and recommendations, see our bars and restaurants page.