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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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  • Revolucion Cocktail

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    • Address
      98 Yanping Lu, near Xinzha Lu
      延平路98号, 近新闸路
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      186 2181 3816

    Casual, colorful cocktail bar and danceclub in the heart of Jing'an, with Latin-style vibes, good sound and proper drinks. Popular spot. So popular, in fact, it's spawned locations in Bangkok, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Kunming and Xiamen. It's spacious, ideal... Read more

  • Bar Rouge

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      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
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      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

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

  • The Pearl

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      471 Zhapu Lu, near Wujin Lu
      乍浦路471号, 近武进路
    • Phone
      136 2168 8556

    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

  • UP Shanghai

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

  • M1NT

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      24/F, 318 Fuzhou Lu, near Shandong Zhong Lu
      福州路318号24楼, 近山东中路
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      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

  • KOR Shanghai

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      Wheelock Square, 2/F, South Annex, 1717 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu
      南京西路1717号会德丰国广场2楼, 近华山路
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      5298 0651

    Shanghai's first self-declared "superlounge" (plenty of "superclubs," but thus far no "superlounges") has a lot of DNA from the KOR that opened up in Taipei in 2016 by theLOOP Group. The one in Shanghai isn't looking to break that mold, at least looks-wise. It has... Read more

  • Le Baron

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      7F, 20 Donghu Lu, near Huaihai Lu
      东湖路20号7楼, 近淮海中路
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      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

  • Celia by Pulse

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      298 Xingfu Lu, near Pingwu Lu
      幸福路298号, 近平武路
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      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

  • Elevator

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

  • Propaganda

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      Basin 3 Mall, B1/F, 333 Guoding Lu, near Handan Lu
      国定路333号三号湾广场B1楼, 近邯郸路
    • Phone
      5126 3619

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

  • Owner Circle

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

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  • Lucca

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      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

  • 44KW

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      B1/F, 158 Julu Lu, near Ruijin Yi Lu
      巨鹿路158号B1楼, 近瑞金一路
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      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

  • TAXX

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      B1/F, 158 Julu Lu, near Ruijin Yi Lu
      巨鹿路158号B1楼, 近瑞金一路
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      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

  • ASL Shanghai

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      2/F, 88 Tongren Lu, near Anyi Lu
      铜仁路88号2楼, 近安义路
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      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

  • Harley's Underground

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      B1/F, 265 Nandan Dong Lu, near Caoxi Lu
      南丹东路265号地下一层, 近漕溪路
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      5424 7317

    Basement club next to the Xujiahui metro station hosting DJs and live shows in one room and bar sports in the other. This was one of Shanghai's oldest bars and live rock venues. They first opened at Hongqiao Lu and Yili Lu in 1996, they moved to Xujiahui in 2006. For... Read more

  • Linx

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      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

  • Kee Club

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      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
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      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

  • Ninja (Xiangyang Bei Lu)

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

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