Imagine a Perry's bar
inside a train station KTV. Then fill it with characters you only know from WeChat moments (how I found the place), a lanky Shanghainese DJ with neck tats playing reggaeton, one or two backup dancers, pink and purple strobe lights, some fake Moschino and spiky fashion hats from
Taobao, and a treacherous but beautiful pearly white staircase. The vibe is like hazy VHS footage of an after-party in the shabbiest hip-hop clubhouse ever, in slow-motion.
Welcome to "Basement Fly
, where a giant graffiti tag on one wall literally says "GRAFFITI." This is the newest after-hours experiment in Shanghai, supposedly open until 9am on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.