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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
      115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu

       
      幸福路115号, 近法华镇路

      Phone
      150 0018 2212


      Situated in the middle of Xingfu Lu, Dada is a chilled out lounge/club space, catering to a younger Chinese and expat crowd in a comfortable, pretentious-free environment. It's like a really nice dive bar. Drinks are cheap, there's ample lounge seating, and music varies from night to night depending on whose playing, but expect dance floor friendly House and Electro on most nights. The club...

    Address
    115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu

     
    幸福路115号, 近法华镇路

    Phone
    150 0018 2212


    Situated in the middle of Xingfu Lu, Dada is a chilled out lounge/club space, catering to a younger Chinese and expat crowd in a comfortable, pretentious-free environment. It's like a really nice dive bar. Drinks are cheap, there's ample lounge seating, and music...

    • 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...

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    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...

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      2088 Yan'an Xi Lu, near Xianxia Lu

       
      延安西路2088号, 近仙霞路

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      6082 5511


      Named after the US president to create a bit of buzz in the crowded Shanghai nightlife scene, Obama offers one of the largest and most hyperactive clubbing environments in Shanghai. A huge dancefloor is surrounded by massive TV, Colloseum table seating, private booths galore, glitz, glam, bottles, DJS, and models. It's probably the only thing in Shanghai which approximates a "super club" and if...

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    2088 Yan'an Xi Lu, near Xianxia Lu

     
    延安西路2088号, 近仙霞路

    Phone
    6082 5511


    Named after the US president to create a bit of buzz in the crowded Shanghai nightlife scene, Obama offers one of the largest and most hyperactive clubbing environments in Shanghai. A huge dancefloor is surrounded by massive TV, Colloseum table seating, private booths...

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      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...

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    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
      46 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu

       
      岳阳路46号, 近东平路

      Phone
      139 1778 4027


      Hollywood is the Shanghai branch of a popular club in Milan and it draws a steady crowd of Europeans and late-nighters here, too. There's a large dancefloor and the music goes till very late. Many people come here for after-hours partying. Expect to pay standard prices for drinks (around 45-60rmb for mixed drinks, beers etc). Usually it's 100rmb for men to get in after 2am on the weekends, free...

    Address
    46 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu

     
    岳阳路46号, 近东平路

    Phone
    139 1778 4027


    Hollywood is the Shanghai branch of a popular club in Milan and it draws a steady crowd of Europeans and late-nighters here, too. There's a large dancefloor and the music goes till very late. Many people come here for after-hours partying. Expect to pay standard prices...

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      Bund 18, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing D..

       
      中山东一路18号外滩18号7楼

      Phone
      6339 1199


      Bar Rouge is the most famous club in Shanghai, and sets the standard for Bund nightlife, with its terrace view, classy, sleek interiors and iconic French-Shanghai identity. Bar Rouge kicks off the weekend early with themed parties on Thursdays (see SmSh's Upcoming Listings for details) and always runs early in the morning on Friday and Saturday. A must-visit for out-of-towners sampling the high...

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    Bund 18, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing...

     
    中山东一路18号外滩18号7楼

    Phone
    6339 1199


    Bar Rouge is the most famous club in Shanghai, and sets the standard for Bund nightlife, with its terrace view, classy, sleek interiors and iconic French-Shanghai identity. Bar Rouge kicks off the weekend early with themed parties on Thursdays (see SmSh's Upcoming...

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      76 Nan Suzhou Lu, near Yuanmingyuan Lu

       
      南苏州路76号, 近圆明园路

      Phone
      6052 7171


      Two-story bar and club in a really attractive historic house at the top of the Bund. Ground floor is the bar, with an expansive list of cocktails starting at around 70rmb. Upstairs there's a club with a dancefloor, though most of the space is given to tables and sofas. The whole place is very pink and over the top in quite a fun, kitsch way. The interior was designed by a Japanese photographer...

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    76 Nan Suzhou Lu, near Yuanmingyuan Lu

     
    南苏州路76号, 近圆明园路

    Phone
    6052 7171


    Two-story bar and club in a really attractive historic house at the top of the Bund. Ground floor is the bar, with an expansive list of cocktails starting at around 70rmb. Upstairs there's a club with a dancefloor, though most of the space is given to tables and sofas....

    • Address
      1123 Yan'an Zhong Lu, near Fumin Lu

       
      延安中路1123号, 近富民路

      Phone
      6437 9999


      This three-story club is impossible to miss thanks to its brightly lit exterior. The bottom floor has a more loungey feel, the top is for VIPs, while the middle is where most clubbers end up. As expected of a Chinese club, tables with champagne crowd the club and dancers put on shows on a stage that rises up out of the dancefloor. Busy, and popular with both locals and foreigners.

    Address
    1123 Yan'an Zhong Lu, near Fumin Lu

     
    延安中路1123号, 近富民路

    Phone
    6437 9999


    This three-story club is impossible to miss thanks to its brightly lit exterior. The bottom floor has a more loungey feel, the top is for VIPs, while the middle is where most clubbers end up. As expected of a Chinese club, tables with champagne crowd the club and...

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      376 Jianguo Xi Lu, near Taiyuan Lu

       
      建国西路376号, 近太原路

      Phone
      5419 8727


      This neighborhood bar takes up three floors in an old lane house on Jianguo Lu. The American owners are friendly and fun. A quirky drinks list features cocktails named after comic book heroes and some other creative concoctions. For the hard stuff, they've got a unique selection of proper tequilas and a few really nice bourbons to boot. To eat, there is a small selection of Mexican-style snacks,...

    Address
    376 Jianguo Xi Lu, near Taiyuan Lu

     
    建国西路376号, 近太原路

    Phone
    5419 8727


    This neighborhood bar takes up three floors in an old lane house on Jianguo Lu. The American owners are friendly and fun. A quirky drinks list features cocktails named after comic book heroes and some other creative concoctions. For the hard stuff, they've got a unique...


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