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Shanghais largest English language venue directory, with over 10,000 listings, maintained by an editorial team of long-term Shanghai residents
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  • 3NTRY

    • Address
      B/F, 500 Yunjin Lu, near Longqi Lu
      云锦路500号地下一层, 近龙启路
    • Phone
      177 0211 2398

    The resurgent Mansion, described as a 'cultural hub' combining electronic music culture and a sustainable lifestyle... whatever that means. It has 4 dance areas, an LED screen, lasers, and a FunktionOne sound system. Opened in June 2019. Read more

  • Electric Circus

    • Address
      7/F, Heritage Building, 199 Nanjing Dong Lu, near Henan Zhong Lu
      南京东路199号辅楼7楼, 近河南中路
    • Phone
      5368 9551

    Conceived in the Studio 54 tradition (think dramatic lighting and wacky interior), Electric Circus is Shanghai EDITION's arena for big-name DJs and performers, but also good for just a night's clubbing. Read more

  • Owner Circle

    • Address
      2/F, 838 Huangpi Nan Lu, near Jianguo Dong Lu
      黄陂南路838号2楼, 近建国东路
    • Phone
      6313 2206

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  • Kee Club

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    • Address
      4/F, Twin Villas, 796 Huaihai Zhong Lu near Ruijin Er Lu
      淮海中路796号4楼, 近瑞金二路
    • Phone
      3395 0888

    KEE Shanghai shares the 1920's Twin Villas flagship brand stores with Alfred Dunhill and promises the same unique "salon", private member's club and dining environment that has proved such a huge success in Hong Kong, targeting the local and international chic. Read more

  • Propaganda

    • Address
      Basin 3 Mall, B1/F, 333 Guoding Lu, near Handan Lu
      国定路333号三号湾广场B1, 近邯郸路
    • Phone
      139 1849 6149

    Cheap, cheap student bar/dance club that's a five minute walk from Fudan University. New to Shanghai, they've been in Beijing and Tianjin for a decade. Beers start at 20rmb, and they often have bar specials like 5rmb drinks. DJs playing Top 40, electronic shiz, hip... Read more

  • Club 3 1/3

    • Address
      1/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
      中山东一路3号1楼, 近广东路
    • Phone
      6312 0931

    Located behind a bouncer just a few steps west of the main Three on the Bund entrance, it's a cocktails, bottles, and bites lounge from "PR guru" Mimi Tung and New York designer/architect Michael Hsieh. Think classic gentleman's cocktail and cigar salon via 1980s New... Read more

  • Beverly

    • Address
      7F, 20 Donghu Lu, near Huaihai Lu
      东湖路20号7楼, 近淮海中路
    • Phone
      5424 5181

    The concerns behind Le Baron turned their rooftop into a bar. Sort of a vintage '60s lounge space tilted towards dollhouse. Tulip bucket chairs, deep pink geometric carpeting, and soft blush lighting... Read more

  • Ninja (Xiangyang Bei Lu)

    • Address
      2/F, 1 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Julu Lu
      襄阳北路1号2楼, 近巨鹿路
    • Phone
      6447 1299

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  • Modu Club

    • Address
      4/F, Taiyang City, 299 Hengfeng Lu, near Hanzhong Lu
      恒丰路299号太阳CITY四楼, 近汉中路
    • Phone
      152 2123 6482

    Extravagance is the name of the game at Modu Club on the 4th floor of Taiyang City, with some of its features including bottles on ice, steam cannons, loud EDM and relentless strobes. Busy on weekends, not very cheap. Read more

  • ERMAPUB

    • Address
      844 Hengshan Lu, near Tianping Lu
      衡山路844号, 近天平路
    • Phone
      6415 7552

    Despite plenty of floor-to-ceiling windows and an entire second story that's open to the elements and a distinctly garden-mansiony look, this is very much a club. Real third-tier city club. Glass cabinets full of weirdly-shaped cognac bottles, neon piping and disco... 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

  • FALLOUT

    • Address
      4/F, 218 Xinle Lu, near Donghu Lu
      新乐路218号4楼, 近东湖路
    • Phone
      191 2126 7320

    Underground (metaphorically, it's on the fourth floor) club venue taking over from the well-known underground club venue that occupied the same space until 2019. It's got a retro/post-apocalyptic theme. Expect bass, trap, dubstep, DnB, and all things besides techno. Read more

  • M64 Club

    • Address
      Inside 141 Shaanxi Nan Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu
      陕西南路141号内, 近淮海中路
    • Phone
      6418 7505

    Hidden behind a coffee shop on Shaanxi Nan Lu, this ambitious project by streaming music company Echo features a livehouse, a lounge, a VIP whiskey bar, a recording studio, and six VIP rooms, ranging in theme from Victorian to "techno". Read more

  • I.A. Lab

    • Address
      8 on the Bund, 1/F, 8 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Yan'an Dong Lu
      中山东二路8号1楼, 近延安东路
    • Phone
      6308 0577

    Tron-inspired club and lounge in the Bund 8 building. Less Tron perhaps and more mid-90s Missy Elliott music video-meets-failed mad scientist's garage sale. Big, sweeping blue lasers over Puff Daddy white interiors, walls lined with hookahas, and mid-00s electro... Read more

  • TangoCool Shanghai

    • Address
      5/F, Bldg 1, 1165 Jiangning Lu, near Changshou Lu
      江宁路1165号1号楼圣天地商务楼5楼, 近长寿路
    • Phone
      133 4164 7428

    Shanghai branch of a popular Argentinian tango school that operated in Buenos Aires from 2004 to 2013. The founder and main teacher, one Gabriel Glagovsky, moved to Europe to teach for a bit, before coming to Shanghai to continue his school. Read more

  • LIGHT

    • Address
      10 Hengshan Road, near Wulumuqi Lu
      衡山路10号, 近乌鲁木齐路
    • Phone
      187 2181 2281

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  • Benson Supercar Club

    • Address
      Bldg 4, 1029 Zhongshan Nan Lu, near Duojia Lu
      中山南路1029号4号楼, 近多稼路
    • Phone
      400 645 8911

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  • Wann Club

    • Address
      6/F, 1 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Liulin Lu
      淮海中路1号6楼, 近柳林路
    • Phone
      6308 5765

    Originally M2 Club, reopened as Wann in Fall 2019 at the same location and operating much the same way. Popular DJ sounds, big sound systems, overpriced table packages, lasers, smoke, neon, etc. Read more

  • SF Club

    • Address
      5/F, Zhongshan Bei Lu, near Caoyang Lu
      中山北路3018号5楼, 近曹杨路
    • Phone
      5266 8588

    A live bar that becomes a club during late hours. Read more

  • G Club

    • Address
      698 Yongjia Lu, near Anting Lu
      永嘉路698号, 近安亭路
    • Phone
      5401 9937

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