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      24/F, 318 Fuzhou Lu, near Shandong Zhong Lu

       
      福州路318号24楼, 近山东路

      Phone
      6391-2811


      This is one of the poshest clubs in Shanghai. It's on the top floor of a skyscraper near the Bund and affords nice views of the city. Inside, there are shark tanks and lots of luxurious decor, plus a high-end restaurant, a club and a lounge area. Drinks are pricey, but not silly money. Music is commercial house, mash-up, some funky house in the week. Clientele is mixed Chinese and foreign, lots...
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    Address
    24/F, 318 Fuzhou Lu, near Shandong Zhong Lu

     
    福州路318号24楼, 近山东路

    Phone
    6391-2811


    This is one of the poshest clubs in Shanghai. It's on the top floor of a skyscraper near the Bund and affords nice views of the city. Inside, there are shark tanks and lots of luxurious decor, plus a high-end restaurant, a club and a lounge area. Drinks are pricey, but...

    • Address
      179 Yichang Lu, near Jiangning Lu

       
      宜昌路179号, 近江宁路

      Phone
      6266 3191


      This is a huge government-backed music and arts center. It hosts musical and stage performances from classical to rock, plus has dance studios and areas for kids to learn about music. There are also a number of recording studios on site, with the whole package aimed at fostering the musical creative talents of Shanghai. Perhaps more to the point for us lot, it often hosts big parties in one of...

    Address
    179 Yichang Lu, near Jiangning Lu

     
    宜昌路179号, 近江宁路

    Phone
    6266 3191


    This is a huge government-backed music and arts center. It hosts musical and stage performances from classical to rock, plus has dance studios and areas for kids to learn about music. There are also a number of recording studios on site, with the whole package aimed at...

    • Address
      1/F, 428 Jiangning Lu, near Wuding Lu

       
      江宁路428号1F, 近武定路

      Phone
      6267 9699


      This huge, Chinese-style club is back from the dead. It opened in a big way in 2012, then closed suddenly and remained empty. Now it's back, just like that, popped up like a corpse on Halloween. Expect the same bottles and dice vibe, this time with less forward-thinking music and more commercial club bangers. The crowd is a mix of well-heeled, bottle drinking locals with younger foreigners on the...

    Address
    1/F, 428 Jiangning Lu, near Wuding Lu

     
    江宁路428号1F, 近武定路

    Phone
    6267 9699


    This huge, Chinese-style club is back from the dead. It opened in a big way in 2012, then closed suddenly and remained empty. Now it's back, just like that, popped up like a corpse on Halloween. Expect the same bottles and dice vibe, this time with less...

    • Address
      2/F, 83 Changshu Lu, near Julu Lu

       
      常熟路83号2楼, 近巨鹿路

      Phone
      147 8246 5416


      This bar looks like something from Scarface. It's like a gangster's paradise from the Bronx circa 1980s. Neon, red plush everything, glass bead curtains. It's so horrible it's gorgeous. Cocktails, many of them, are about 65rmb. The ladies' night on Wednesdays offers madam four mixed drinks for free. We kind of love this place.

    Address
    2/F, 83 Changshu Lu, near Julu Lu

     
    常熟路83号2楼, 近巨鹿路

    Phone
    147 8246 5416


    This bar looks like something from Scarface. It's like a gangster's paradise from the Bronx circa 1980s. Neon, red plush everything, glass bead curtains. It's so horrible it's gorgeous. Cocktails, many of them, are about 65rmb. The ladies' night on Wednesdays offers...

    • Address
      Dynasty Villa - B18, 851 Hongjing Lu, near Yan'an Xi..

       
      虹井路851号B18栋, 近延安西路

      Phone
      186 0177 3399


      The Mansion is a venue/hub for musicians, artists and creative people. It has a large basement that at night transforms into a nightclub hosting local DJs playing everything from deep house to hip hop. The venue also serves as a platform for up and coming artists, collaborations with local creative crews, event companies and international artists. The Mansion also has a backyard with a pool and a...

    Address
    Dynasty Villa - B18, 851 Hongjing Lu, near Yan'an...

     
    虹井路851号B18栋, 近延安西路

    Phone
    186 0177 3399


    The Mansion is a venue/hub for musicians, artists and creative people. It has a large basement that at night transforms into a nightclub hosting local DJs playing everything from deep house to hip hop. The venue also serves as a platform for up and coming artists,...

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      Basement of 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

       
      永福路5号, 近复兴西路

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      Stalwart of the underground dance music scene, The Shelter provides a forum for both locally-based independent electronic artists and DJs, and new international alternative dance acts. A converted bomb shelter, the club is dark, sweaty, black, loud, and thumping. Virtually every single Shanghai independent promoter has a weekly or monthly party therein, and so music ranges on a given night from...

    Address
    Basement of 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

     
    永福路5号, 近复兴西路

    Phone


    Stalwart of the underground dance music scene, The Shelter provides a forum for both locally-based independent electronic artists and DJs, and new international alternative dance acts. A converted bomb shelter, the club is dark, sweaty, black, loud, and thumping....

    • Address
      Hong Kong Plaza, 4/F, 283 Huai Hai Zhong Lu, near Hua..

       
      香港广场, 淮海中路283号, 近黄陂南路

      Phone
      6288 6222


      One of the most well-known and popular mid-to-high end clubs in Shanghai, M2 caters to the most moneyed and hip segment of the local population, along with a healthy group of expats who embrace "Chinese-style" tables and bottles clubbing. Music rotates between hip hop / mashup, techno, and house on a given night, and the club also hosts a fairly regular stream of Top 100 DJs on special...

    Address
    Hong Kong Plaza, 4/F, 283 Huai Hai Zhong Lu, near...

     
    香港广场, 淮海中路283号, 近黄陂南路

    Phone
    6288 6222


    One of the most well-known and popular mid-to-high end clubs in Shanghai, M2 caters to the most moneyed and hip segment of the local population, along with a healthy group of expats who embrace "Chinese-style" tables and bottles clubbing. Music rotates between hip hop...

    • Address
      Surpass Court, Bldg 4, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang ..

       
      永嘉路570号4号楼, 近岳阳路

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      Lola is a club, lounge, terrace, tapas place -- but mostly that first one. More indebted to the European pedigree of clubbing, Lola forgoes the tables, dice, and top 40 hip hop/mash up character of Chinese clubs for the European concentration on pumping sound systems (by Funktion One), state-of-the-art video installations, and the latest in continental house and techno. Drinks: It's a fairly...

    Address
    Surpass Court, Bldg 4, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang...

     
    永嘉路570号4号楼, 近岳阳路

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    Lola is a club, lounge, terrace, tapas place -- but mostly that first one. More indebted to the European pedigree of clubbing, Lola forgoes the tables, dice, and top 40 hip hop/mash up character of Chinese clubs for the European concentration on pumping sound systems...

    • Address
      47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Lu

       
      永福路47号, 近复兴路

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      Tiny, but with a big heart, Shiva is one of the city's established underground dance venues. It blends a modern, Indian-inspired design with a hard-dancing, hard partying ethos, plus friendly faces, good cocktails with plenty of positive vibes. Throughout the week they tribal, tech-house, deep house and minimal techno, selected by some of the best locally based DJs around. Over the weekends it...

    Address
    47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Lu

     
    永福路47号, 近复兴路

    Phone


    Tiny, but with a big heart, Shiva is one of the city's established underground dance venues. It blends a modern, Indian-inspired design with a hard-dancing, hard partying ethos, plus friendly faces, good cocktails with plenty of positive vibes. Throughout the week they...

    • Address
      The New Factories, 2/F, 68 Yuyao Lu, near Xikang Lu,

       
      余姚路68号, 同乐坊2楼, 近西康路

      Phone
      5213 5228


      The first club of the Muse group, Shanghai's current, many-armed overlord of nightlife, is a staple of the Shanghai clubbing scene. It's an events-based club, with a smattering of international DJs on the weekends, and the crowd trends towards young, beautiful, and locals with a splash of foreigners. Hip-hop dominates the first floor; upstairs is more of a mixed bag.

    Address
    The New Factories, 2/F, 68 Yuyao Lu, near Xikang Lu,

     
    余姚路68号, 同乐坊2楼, 近西康路

    Phone
    5213 5228


    The first club of the Muse group, Shanghai's current, many-armed overlord of nightlife, is a staple of the Shanghai clubbing scene. It's an events-based club, with a smattering of international DJs on the weekends, and the crowd trends towards young, beautiful, and...


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