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 soaked in sweat, and some in tears. It is Shanghai’s meat market, with a strong laowai presence. It is where men throw hungry eyes at each other in the circular bar room and take off their shirts in the adjoining dance area. They’ve got a small, cruisey upstairs area with seats, but you won’t find too many people chilling up there since it’s small. They also have a long booth area between the bar and a dancefloor where faghags are sobering up and pouty gays are waiting for their lost boyfriends. Drag shows, scantily clad muscle boy bar men, and pole dancing are to be expected amidst mediocre raging gay-techno.
Grab your glitter, paste on your mustache, tighten your tuck and prepare yourselves for the return of Shanghai’s biggest drag competition – ShanghaiLGBT Annual Drag Competition & Party. Every year, the fiercest Kings and Queens from...
Qmmunity and Open Doors in collaboration with HUNT at Lucca 390 host an open mic with a free buffet for all and a complimentary drink for performers. All forms of inclusive and non-hateful expression - personal stories, musical talents,...
Huzzah, a colorful, six-bar, liver-destroying adventure is happening on Saturday night , organized by ShanghaiPRIDE as part of their spring fundraiser. You'll hit up six LGBT-friendly bars, offering drink deals from around 30rmb, that include Read more...
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