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  • Roxie

    • Address
      2/F, 359 Kangding Lu, near Shaanxi Bei Lu
      康定路359号2楼, 近陕西北路
    • Phone
      3159 3600

    One of Shanghai's only lesbian bars, dimly lit bar/lounge space Roxie arrived in 2015 via a Dutch gal who goes by Ting Ting, who also owns metal bar Inferno. During the week, Roxie is a chill spot for relaxing and conversing with friends, but on the weekend it tends... Read more

  • Lucca

    • Address
      390 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu
      番禺路390号, 法华镇路
    • Phone
      5295 6979

    Lucca (formerly known as 390) is smack in the middle of Shanghai’s gayborhood. It's a stone’s throw from Happiness, gay friendly Celia, and Telephone 6, which is just upstairs. You’ll see this place immediately from the mass of gay men spilling out into the Panyu Lu... Read more

  • Happiness 42

    • Address
      42 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu
      幸福路42号, 近法华镇路
    • Phone
      5230 0097

    This small spot comes to us from the owners of the former underground gay bastion Shanghai Studio. Unlike that dungeon of pleasure, Happiness 42 goes for a modern chic style with red lighting and a round bar in the main room that's excellent for throwing provocative... Read more

  • Lai Lai Dance Hall

    • Address
      2/F, 235 Anguo Lu, near Zhoujiazui Lu
      安国路235号2楼, 进周家嘴路
    • Phone
      150 2174 7399

    In gaydom, this place is a historical landmark for China’s underground, closeted scene. Way up in Hongkou, Lai Lai is a dance hall in a shabbier part of Shanghai. It screams local in every aspect, and is dominated by middle-aged men. Your only drink option here is... Read more

  • Rice Bar

    • Address
      2/F, 532 Fahuazhen Lu, near Dingxi Lu
      近法华镇路532号2楼, 近定西路
    • Phone
      159 2110 9881

    Small gay lounge / bar on Fahuazhen Lu that's been open for almost a decade. Just a bar, a few couches, a TV, and a fish tank. Drinks average around 50rmb. You've also got several other LGBT venues a quick walk away, like Lucca, Telephone 6, and Happiness 42. They've... Read more

  • Upstairs

    • Address
      842 Hengshan Lu, near Tianping Lu
      衡山路842号, 近天平路
    • Phone
      5466 0842

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  • Lollipop

    • Address
      141 Tai'an Lu, near Huashan Lu
      泰安路141号, 近华山路
    • Phone
      159 2162 0038

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