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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.
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      Nightlife | Dada | Wednesdays


    • 2017-06-24 Finished

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      Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Jun 24, 2017
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      Nightlife | Dada | on Thu Jun 22, 2017
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      Synth Crush

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      Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Jun 17, 2017
    • 2017-06-16 Finished


      Minimalist Residents Will A, Don Jaly and Nmlss bring their quality mix of house techno and acid house records to Dada this Friday. Solid sounds from the party that's been banging it out for 6 years. Free entry always a good night.
      Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Jun 16, 2017
    • 2017-06-10 Finished

      Popasuda Global Sounds

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      Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Jun 10, 2017
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