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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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  • Bar Rouge

    • Address
      Bund 18, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu
      中山东一路18号外滩18号7楼, 近南京东路
    • Phone
      6339 1199

    Open since 2004, Bar Rouge is far and away the most famous club in Shanghai, and sets the standard for Bund nightlife. Terrace view, classy sleek interiors and a French-Shanghai identity. They went through a renovation in January 2019, reopening with a razzle-dazzle... Read more

  • Found 158

    • Address
      158 Julu Lu, near Ruijin Lu
      巨鹿路158号, 近瑞金路
    • Phone

    Once known as the seedy, underground bar maze Da Tong Mill, this development just off Julu Lu has sprung back to life with a boatload of venues; restaurants, bars, lounges, live music venues, a pretty decent pizza place, a little performance theatre in a bar, the... Read more

  • TAXX

    • Address
      B1/F, 158 Julu Lu, near Ruijin Yi Lu
      巨鹿路158号B1楼, 近瑞金一路
    • Phone
      3330 7988

    One of the biggest nightclubs in Shanghai, it has two floors, 3,000 square meters of partying space with an industrial look. TAXX is owned by Shanghainese actor Zheng Kai, a high-profile celeb among younger Chinese audience and frequently spotted on many popular... Read more

  • The Pearl

    • Address
      471 Zhapu Lu, near Wujin Lu
      乍浦路471号, 近武进路
    • Phone
      137 6488 9962

    This historic theater up in Hongkou was once a temple, then it was Chinatown, now it's a bubbling club/lounge/bar regularly hosting cabaret theater shows. It's a really beautiful old space with a gallery and theater boxes, with a real feeling of history in the wood,... Read more

  • M1NT

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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... Read more

  • Dada

    • Address
      115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu
      幸福路115号, 近法华镇路
    • Phone
      150 0018 2212

    Dada is a classic Shanghai dive bar / small-club that has local DJs spinning house and underground dance music Thursday-Saturday. Situated in the middle of Xingfu Lu, it caters to a younger Chinese and expat crowd in a comfortable, pretentious-free environment.... Read more

  • UP Shanghai

    • Address
      2/F, 688 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Kangding Lu
      陕西北路688号2楼, 近康定路
    • Phone

    A fast-paced cocktail bar with a uuuuge bar, but also an urban-chic nightclub, UP has the determined party-vibes of a Latin lounge minus the soundtrack, and it has a terrace. And a kitchen that stays open till 2am. And Sunday brunch. Yeah, it's hard to pin... Read more

  • Le Baron

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

    Popular outpost of a Parisian club that also has venues in New York, Tokyo, and London. Crowd is mixed Chinese and foreign, and tends to be fashion, music, or other industry peeps. Music is generally decent; they play mostly old school disco, classics, and hip hop,... Read more

  • Fusion (Nightclub)

    • Address
      5/F, Bldg 6, South Block, 123 Xingye Lu, near Madang Lu
      兴业路123号6号楼5楼, 近马当路
    • Phone
      5386 8088

    Big, flashy local nightclub that replaced G+ in Xintiandi. It's run by Sino Group, who have several other venues in town like MYST, The 7th Floor, S2, and many more. If you've been to those clubs, this is similar but with a slightly more futuristic vibe. Expect... Read more

  • Celia by Pulse

    • Address
      298 Xingfu Lu, near Pingwu Lu
      幸福路298号, 近平武路
    • Phone
      159 2192 4280

    After-hours club on Xingfu Lu focused on tech-house, deep house, and techno. This one comes courtesy of veteran Shanghai DJ Emil Chang and other resident DJs like Lina K, Cice and Jeff Chong. On Fridays and Saturdays you can count on this place going very, very late.... Read more

  • ALL Club

    • Address
      2/F, 17 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Changle Lu
      襄阳北路17号2楼, 近长乐路
    • Phone

    Club from most of the concerns behind celebrated underground basement club The Shelter. It's split into two rooms, 50-50 between bar and lounge area and dance floor, looking chic and industrial. It's some austere, art-damaged shit. They're open six days a week... Read more

  • ASL Shanghai

    • Address
      2/F, 88 Tongren Lu, near Anyi Lu
      铜仁路88号2楼, 近安义路
    • Phone
      185 1214 5995

    Exclusive hip-hop lounge above Tongren Lu, marked by the team of dark suits manning the barrier. Hard to get in unless you’re on the guest list, or you know someone. They redecorated in 2019, paring down to a single bar off to the side so you don't get the usual... Read more

  • Elevator

    • Address
      B1/F, 265 Nandan Dong Lu, near Caoxi Lu
      南丹东路265号B1楼, 近漕溪路
    • Phone

    It's back! Now located where Harley's Underground bar was, the new Elevator spot is finally here after leaving Donghu Lu in October 2018. The sounds are electronic (techno, house, bass etc), and the air is heavy with underground vibes, both metaphorically and... Read more

  • Linx

    • Address
      2/F, 98 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Liulin Lu
      淮海中路98号2楼, 近柳林路
    • Phone
      5606 6666

    Linx is a mega-club in the spot where Pegasus used to be. Expect the most baller of the ballers, champagne trains, and endless bottles. If you're spending coin here, they provide some of the best service you can get in town – you won't pour a single drink or light a... Read more

  • 44KW

    • Address
      B1/F, 158 Julu Lu, near Ruijin Yi Lu
      巨鹿路158号B1楼, 近瑞金一路
    • Phone
      6335 5008

    Nightclub in Found 158, a bit more underground than TAXX and less trap-heavy than Arkham. The owner is a fashion photographer from Beijing and he's divided the place into two rooms: a front area with the bar, ping-pong tables and a slightly impractical lounge area,... 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

  • Arkham

    • Address
      B1/F, 168 Julu Lu, near Ruijin Yi Lu
      巨鹿路168号B1楼, 近瑞金一路
    • Phone
      6258 0355

    Arkham is picking up right where it left off. The total area of the new Arkham is about 1/3 bigger than the old one, including two VIP rooms on both sides of the main area (one has its own bar and toilets), a VIP artist room, and another separate VIP bar with its own... Read more

  • Space Plus

    • Address
      1833 Binjiang Da Dao, near Pudong Nan Lu
      滨江大道1833号,近浦东南路
    • Phone
      6555 5558

    Big club right on the river in amongst the Lujiazui skyscraper forest. Expect EDM slappers and people getting turnt. 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

  • 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