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    • Roxie

      • Address
        2/F, 359 Kangding Lu, near Shaanxi Bei Lu
        康定路359号2楼, 近陕西北路
      • Phone
        3159 3600

      One of Shanghai's only lesbian bars, dimly lit bar/lounge space Roxie arrived in 2015 via a Dutch gal who goes by Ting Ting, who also owns metal bar Inferno. During the week, Roxie is a chill spot for relaxing and conversing with friends, but on the weekend it tends... Read more

    • Lucca 390

      • 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

    • HUNT

      • Address
        42 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu
        幸福路42号, 近法华镇路
      • Phone
        5230 0097

      Originally called Happiness 42 until 2019, when it changed to HUNTbar, this small spot comes to us from the owners of the former underground gay bastion Shanghai Studio. Unlike that dungeon of pleasure, Happiness 42 goes for a modern chic style with red lighting and... Read more

    • Shanghai Queer Film Festival

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        Venues vary according to different activities.
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      Shanghai Queer Film Festival (SHQFF) is the first independent LGBTQ-themed film festival in Shanghai. Launched in 2016, they run a series of events every September to celebrate queer cinema and culture. As a non-profit organization, their team is run entirely by... Read more

    • Lai Lai Dance Hall

      • Address
        2/F, 235 Anguo Lu, near Zhoujiazui Lu
        安国路235号2楼, 进周家嘴路
      • Phone
        150 2174 7399

      In gaydom, this place is a historical landmark for China’s underground, closeted scene. Way up in Hongkou, Lai Lai is a dance hall in a shabbier part of Shanghai. It screams local in every aspect, and is dominated by middle-aged men. Your only drink option here is... Read more

    • One Love

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        WeChat-based group
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      One Love is a WeChat-based LBT Group and they provide year-round support and community, through events both big and small. Smaller social events are held 1-2 times a month to grow a network and foster relationships. In addition to the social component, One Love also... Read more

    • Asia Blue

      • Address
        390 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu
        番禺路390号, 法华镇路
      • Phone

      Part of the very earliest generation of LGBTQ+ bars in Shanghai, Asia Blue is the city’s oldest gay bar still currently in operation. Owner Andy debuted the first version of Asia Blue back in 2000 on Huashan Lu, when Shanghai nightlife was a very different animal and... Read more

    • Rice Bar

      • Address
        2/F, 532 Fahuazhen Lu, near Dingxi Lu
        法华镇路532号2楼, 近定西路
      • Phone
        159 2110 9881

      Small gay lounge/bar on Fahuazhen Lu that's been open for over a decade. Just a bar, a few couches and a projector screen. You've also got several other LGBT venues a quick walk away, like Lucca, Asia Blue and HUNT. They've got a good rep for friendly staff here. Read more

    • ShanghaiPRIDE

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        Venues vary each year.
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      ShanghaiPRIDE is an annual LGBTQ celebration of diversity. Established in 2009, ShanghaiPRIDE was the first PRIDE event to take place in mainland China, and is organized entirely by volunteers with the support of individuals, media, businesses, and foreign... Read more

    • Lollipop

      • Address
        141 Tai'an Lu, near Huashan Lu
        泰安路141号, 近华山路
      • Phone
        159 2162 0038

      A low-key LGBTQ+ friendly bar on Taian Lu near other popular spots like Lucca 390 and Hunt, Lollipop works for a casual date or pregame to clubbing. Read more

    • Les-in-Shanghai

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        Venues change according to different activities.
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      One of Shanghai's oldest English-speaking network of queer women in Shanghai. The group is also one of the organizing groups of ShanghaiPRIDE which happens every year in June. Reach out to them through their Yahoo Group contact to be added to their active WeChat groups. Read more

    • Qmmunity

      • Address
        696 Weihai Road
        威海路696号
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    • Jumpmale

      • Address
        879 Fahuazhen Lu, near Yan'an Xi Lu
        法华镇路879号, 近延安西路
      • Phone
        6282 8656

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    • Upstairs

      • Address
        842 Hengshan Lu, near Tianping Lu
        衡山路842号, 近天平路
      • Phone
        5466 0842

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      Club LC

      • Address
        3F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Lu
        重庆南路308号3楼, 近建国路
      • Phone
        15921550898

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      Club Deep

      • Address
        1649 Nanjing Xi Lu, inside Jing'an Park
        南京西路1649号
      • Phone
        6248 7034

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      Shanghai Studio

      • Address
        Bldg 4, 1950 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Wukang Lu
        淮海中路1950弄4号楼, 近武康路
      • Phone
        6283 1043

      Is it an art gallery? A gay bar? An underwear shop? Does anyone really care when there are pictures of partially and fully nude men adorning the walls? A 6x30 foot shack in a lane off of Huaihai Zhong Lu opens into this underground lair of corridors, bars, a lounge... Read more

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      Mr. Muscle Massage

      • Address
        375 Xinfeng Lu, Jing'an
        新丰路375号,近西康路
      • Phone
        6227 7419

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      Goddess of Moon male massage club

      • Address
        4F,No 1157,Hong Qiao Lu
        虹桥路1157号4楼(近姚虹路)
      • Phone
        021-62702118 / 13524715130(English)

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      Pinkhome

      • Address
        18 Gaolan Lu, near Sinan Lu
        皋兰路18号,近思南路
      • Phone
        5382 0373

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      D2

      • Address
        The Cool Docks, 505 Zhongshan Nan Lu, near Fuxing Dong Lu,
        时尚老码头, 中山南路505弄 靠近复兴东路
      • Phone
        61526543

      One of only a few gay club in Shanghai. This one is a bit out of the way but worth the journey. Read more

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      Frangipani

      • Address
        399 Dagu Lu, near Shimen Lu
        大沽路399号, 近石门路
      • Phone
        5375 0084

      A quaint Gay bar within walking distance from People's Dquare and Nanjing Lu, on a street filled with various F&B outlets. Read more

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      Shanghai Door male masage club

      • Address
        No.889 Jin Sha Jiang Lu
        金沙江路889号(近大渡河路)
      • Phone
        021-62646151 / 13524715130(English)

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      Kevin's

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      • Address
        Bldg 4, Lane 946 Changle Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu
        长乐路946弄4号, 近乌鲁木齐中路
      • Phone
        6248 8985

      Kevin's is a long-established Thai restaurant hidden far down a lane of Changle Lu. Its reputation as a gay-friendly establishment far outweighs any kind of acclaim for its version of Thai food, which is mediocre at best. Atmosphere, however, is a plus. Kevin's is a... Read more

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      The Box

      • Address
        10 Hengshan Lu, Basement Level, near Yongjia Lu , Oudeng Bowling Centre
        衡山10号, 近永嘉路
      • Phone
        6474 8558

      The Box is your Hengshan Lu connections for all you gay needs -- guys and girl. Drink specials and themed parties are common, as are shirtless men. They stay open late, late, late, but look for it to kick off after midnight. Read more

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      Angel

      • Address
        3/F, 480 Wulumuqi Bei Lu, near Yan'an Lu
        乌鲁木齐北路480号 万泰国际3f, 近延安西路
      • Phone
        400 669 1069

      Recently relocated from Hengshan Lu. Read more

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      Bobo's

      • Address
        3/F Chu Tian Hotel, 1011 Qiu Jiang Lu, near Huiwen Lu
        楚天大酒店三楼, 虬江路1011号, 近会文路
      • Phone
        6471 2887

      This is a bear bar on the third floor of a hotel in Hongkou. Head here for KTV with some bears, LGBT-friendly fun and a dancefloor for leaning on the shoulder of your cuddly man. Best to call first to check whether it's open and exact hours, as they can vary. Read more

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      Transit

      • Address
        141 Tai'an Lu, near Huashan Lu
        泰安路141号 近华山路
      • Phone
        6283 3051

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      390 Panyu Lu

      • Address
        390 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu
        番禺路390号, 法华镇路
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      Straight-friendly livehouse and gay bar that fits about 300 with lots of seating, two bars, two rooms, and an upstairs level that overlooks a dancefloor of decent size. Some nights earlier on they have live shows by local bands, comedy shows, and art events. In the... Read more

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      Hunter Bar

      • Address
        86 Nanyang Lu, near Tongren Lu
        南阳路86号, 近铜仁路
      • Phone
        6258 1438

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