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    • ADDRESS:
      115 Xingfu Lu,
      near Fahuazhen Lu
      幸福路115号, 近法华镇路
    • PHONE:
      150 0018 2212
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    • AREA:
    • METRO:
      10 mins walk from Jiaotong University
    • HOURS:
      Wed-Sat, 8pm-late
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    • Editor's Description
      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. Drinks are cheap (30-40rmb), there's ample lounge seating, and music varies from night to night depending on whose playing. The club is managed by a Shanghai-based independent promoter, so expect the DJ/music crowd lounging therein. They've got deals on Vedett, Beer Lao, cheap Tiger drafts, cheap mixes, and changing drink specials. Friday and Saturday are always busy by midnight, whereas Thursdays are totally hit or miss. Recommended.
    • Love Bang & Yeti: Mystic Lanterns

      Love Bang and Yeti Out are getting the city LIT at Dada Shanghai for Lantern Festival 2017. Expect bass, hip hop, cyberdisco, grime, cartoons, trippy decor, and chill lantern gods. No cover. Party starts early and goes until the jianbing...
      Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Feb 11, 2017
    • Kilocon Takeover by High Love

      Kilocon is a record label based in that weird part of the internet, "cause variety freaks out basic people". The Thursday jam at Dada is Hungarian producer/DJ Aron Lotfi throwing it all against the wall -- the sounds and beats of...
      Nightlife | Dada | Thursdays
    • Wonky Kong-Hei-Fat-Choi

      Join bass monkeys Wonky Kong to celebrate the first day of Chinese New Year. Prepare for an assault on the senses with an array of sounds from UK Funky, Bass, Garage, and Grime from today and yesterday. They’ll take you on a trip that...
      Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Jan 28, 2017
    • Sandbox

      LYF's Jode & Beardslap kick off a new event specific to Dada Shanghai. Sandbox will focus on slightly more eclectic sets than your average Lose Your Face event, depending on their mood, with regular guest DJs. Expect a fairly varied...
      Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Jan 21, 2017
    • Come Correct Crew

      Every Wednesday at Dada Shanghai, the Come Correct Crew... comes correct with a night of hip hop via a strong '90s bent. Classic old school mixed with newer sounds from the long-running Shanghai party brand, plus live MCing. After The...
      Nightlife | Dada | Wednesdays
    • 12 Inches of Fun feat. Mr. Ho (Klasse Records//Clone//ESP Institute)

      A night of special disco at Dada. 12 Inches hosts in HK-based record digger, labelboss of Klasse Recordings, mad selector and genuine nice guy Mr. Ho to his first mainland gig at Dada Bar. Support by 12" of Fun DJs Lindberg and Tobias...
      Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Jan 20, 2017
    • Come Correct

      The Crew is now at Dada for 2017 bringing that old school plus new school hip hop flavor. T-Plus and the rest of the Come Correct Crew on the decks. Always free entry starts at 10pm
      Nightlife | Dada | Today
    • SHFT. pres. X&G (OWSLA)

      From turning the heads of Skrillex and Josh Pan to releasing one of the hottest trap tracks of the year, “Platinum” on OWSLA, Trap duo X&G have been long overdue for a Shanghai show. Known for their "buckwild sets, and turn up attitude"...
      Nightlife | Dada | on Thu Feb 9, 2017


    • 2017-01-07 Finished

      Wooozy Films: 'They Will Have to Kill Us FIrst'

      Wooozy music site hosts another documentary night: "Music is the beating heart of Malian culture. The Western Saharan country is home to some of the world’s most extraordinary musicians and sounds, the birthplace of a thousand styles....
      Community | Dada | on Sat Jan 7, 2017
    • 2017-01-07 Finished


      On the back of its massive New Years Eve party, Dada's longest-running house and techno night Minimalist brings its first party of 2017 with a residents b2b session welcoming back Don Jaly who has just been touring Colombia with gigs at...
      Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Jan 7, 2017
    • 2017-01-04 Finished

      Yeti pres. Novelist (Live Show)

      Widely considered as “The Future of Grime”, Novelist has been on the scene since age 16, dropping hits on XL Recordings and performing with Skepta to Kanye West in between after school clashes at the local McDonalds. Now 19, Novelist is...
      Nightlife | Dada | on Wed Jan 4, 2017
    • 2016-12-31 Finished

      Minimalist New Years Eve with Jigsaw (Gottwood, UK)

      Respected House and Techno night, Minimalist takes control of Dada Shanghai this New Years Eve with guest DJ, Jigsaw (Gottwood, UK). New years Eve party with international guest for free -- "its a no brainer really." Support from Will A...
      Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Dec 31, 2016
    • 2016-12-30 Finished

      China Social Club

      China Social Club ends your work year on Friday at Dada Shanghai. They’re bringing along a couple of club mates to the party playing left field disco, rare groove, house and the classics. Free entry. Starts 10pm.
      Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Dec 30, 2016
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