Swanky and stylish, the Gong cocktail bar in the Shangri-La Hotel is a nightlife lover's dream come true. This lively spot serves trendy drinks that are perfect for sipping by the rooftop pool (!) while rubbing shoulders with the rich and fabulous. If you’re a sucker for a view, it really doesn’t get much better than this—sitting atop the 52nd level of The Shard, you can almost watch the world spin from here. They’re a bit tough on the dress code, so leave your flip-flops at home and be ready to throw down some serious cash (it’s worth it, promise).