Category Archives: Nightlife

Where to Enjoy the Christmas Party in Shanghai

The Christmas is coming, and Shanghai, such an international city, will not miss it! There will be hundreds of different themed parties held in Shanghai this year,  and bars and clubs, will bring you to an energetic and colorful Christmas world. In the following, I will introduce some parties held in shanghai‘s bars and clubs.

Huangpu District:

Mask Party at Richy假面_副本

Time:Dec 24

Address: Fuxin Park, 2 Gaolan Road(close to Sinan Road),  Luwan District


Tel: 0755-82320700/15813877526

Description: Richy is going to create a magical world for you on Christmas Eve. You can realize your dreams here by dressing up like Cleopatra, werewolf, vampire and so on. Just visualize your imagination, and joy in this party. The admission fee is 150rmb with a free mask, and you will have a chance to draw.

Carnival Massive Pillow Fight Party at MAO LiveHousepillow_副本

Time: Dec 25, 20:30-24:00

Address: 3/F, 308 Chongqing South Road(near Jianguo Middle Road)


Tel: 021-64450086

Description: Spuer pillow fight is a very hot in Shanghai these years, MAO Livehouse provides you with 1000 pillows, releasing yourself here is a good choice. It charges 150rmb for one person, including a pillow.

Christmas Party at Bar Rougebar rouge_副本

Address: 18 Zhongshan East One Road, Huangpu District


Tel: 021 6339 1199

Time: Decr 24-25, 10pm-5am

Description: To revive the magic of a real Christmas in Shanghai, Bar Rouge offers you an original and authentic winter atmosphere, showing you the decoration of Forest on the terrace and seasonal cocktails. 200,000.00RMB gifts will be sprayed by Bar Rouge Santa Girls during the Christmas Eve weekend. The cover is 100RMB.

Wicked Wonderland at Cirque Le Soirwonderland_副本

Address: Bund 22, 22 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Xinyongan Lu, Huangpu District

地址:黄浦区中山东二路22号, 近新永安路

Tel: 400 991 0088

Time: Dec 24-25

Description: Cirque Le Soir will create a white wonderland surrounded by mystical winter creatures on Christmas. Horned centaurs and a rather seductive Mrs Claus are just a taste of who will be part of the Christmas cast. It will be a naughty twist on a traditional holiday, the admission fee is 150RMB (includes one drink).

X`mas-CONNECT*Tokyo Night at Shanghai Rosesahnghai rose

Address: 76 South Suzhou Road, Huangpu District


Tel: 021-60527171

Time: Dec 21

Description: ” Tokyo Night ” and ” CONNECT “is going to hold a big collaborate event [XMAS PARTY] on December 21, and it will be the perfect combination of exhilarating DJ music and amazing VJ visualizations, along with hot Sexy dancers! ! Admission fee is 100rmb.

Xuhui District:

All White Christmas Affair at the Geishaall white

Address: 390 Shanxi Nan Road, Xuhui District


Tel: 6403 0244

Time: Dec 21

Description: The Geisha’s “All White Christmas Affair” has DJ OJ with Christmas surprizes all night from all corners of the venue. It’s 50rmb at the door with drink before midnight (no drink after midnight), or dress in all white for free entry.

Christmas Eve at Oscar’soscar

Address: 1377 Fuxin Middle Road,  Xuhui District


Tel: 86 21 6431 6528

Time: Dec14

Description: Oscar’s Pub are doing an open bar deal on December 24th  this year, and they are selling tickets. 250RMB gets you four hours of drinks, which should be plenty to get you warm and merry over the holiday season.

Christmas Eve Party at On Stageon stage

Address: A2, Lane 570, Huaihai West Road,  Xuhui District


Tel: 6216 6991

Time: Dec24

Description: Christmas Eve Party at On Stage hosted by Santa-Claus-Ren and Friends. Presale Tickets are 180rmb or 260rmb at the door. The party includes free flow of Tiger beer, sangria and drinks. Starts at 9pm.

Red Affair at Lunelune

Address: 4F, 218 Xinle Road,  Xuhui District


Time: Dec 21

Description: A pre-Christmas dirty house dance party will be held on Dec 21 at Lune, and it will be a crazy night. The dress code will be red and is going to start at 10pm with no cover.

Turn up 4 Charity at Arkham

Address: 1 Wulu Muqi Road,  Xuhui Districtakham


Time: Dec 21

Description: Arkham is going to hold a charity night on Dec21, DJ Cavia, Boris Redwall, Tourettez, Myami, Luce, Tsunano, Ajouly, Damacha and Michelle Grant – and some live performances on top of that, drum solos and vocal notes that will leave you with that wet wet. FREE ENTRANCE before Midnight! 20rmb after Midnight. Donations will be collected all night.



Top 10 Gay Bars in Shanghai

A gay bar is a drinking establishment which caters to an exclusively or predominantly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender(LGBT) clientele. A gay bar is always crowded with LGBT people, and it serves mostly as the center of gay culture, becoming one of the few places people with same sex orientations and gender identities can openly socialize. If you want to look for some new and fresh experience, you can hang out in a gay bar. However, you don’t have to look around, I am going to make a list to give you a reference.

Mini Pink1378364810841_副本

Address: Basement, Lane 6, XingguoTower, 1950 Huaihai Xi Lu, near Xingguo Lu,  Xuhui District

地址:徐汇区淮海中路1950弄6号兴国大厦楼底, 近兴国路

Phone:  135 2405 5997

Description: Mini Pink, a gay-friendly bar which has moved from a small venue in the old gaybourhood on Gaolan Lu, to a space right next door to Shanghai Studio. The new bar is on two levels, with the back one filled with furniture, a loud group playing games and two guys canoodling on a sofa in the corner. It features a fair selection of cheap and tasty cocktails (50RMB). The friendly welcome and relaxed vibe win gay version of Cheers.

Focus Club1378363380498_副本

Address: First Floor, HarbourRingPlaza, 730 Yanan Dong Lu, near Xizang Nan Lu,  Huangpu District

地址:黄浦区延安东路730号1楼, 近西藏南路

Phone:  152-1685-7806

Description: Focus Club is the most romantic lesbian bar in town. This lala bar is a cafe by day, but at night the C-shaped space transform into a lounge whose main clientele are Shanghai’s les girls. It offers ladies an alternative gatherine place to bars with pouding house music and flashing disco lights. It is very clean and sophisticated. Focus has also become popular for the romantic atmosphere afforded by the candles that provide a great deal of its lighting. Soft drinks seem like the preferred choice for most patrons but Focus does serve beer (30RMB), cocktails (40-45RMB), and wine (260-380RMB/bottle), as well as pasta (35RMB), sandwiches (30RMB) and ice cream (32-35RMB).

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Address: Tai An Lu 141/Hua Shan Lu,  Changning District


Phone:  (021)6283-3051; 133-9128-3097

Description: Transit Lounge is known as “that Japanese gay bar above Shanghai Studio, and is due for its recent face-lift and new scene. The groovy music and compact layout make it easy to chat with the bartender. It is a stylish lounge with smooth music and quality drinks which is one of the best Mojito in Shanghai. You can enjoy a safe, clean and comfortable environment here.

Rice Bar1378349045106_副本

Address: 2/F, 532-1 Fahuazhen Lu,  Changning District

地址:法华镇路 532-1 号二楼

Phone:  159-2110-9881

Description: This is an LGBT bar inspired by the Rice bar in Hong Kong, which caters to “rice queens” (white guys who like Asian guys) and the Asian men who want to meet them.  The bar itself is small and intimate, and filled with a warm Japanese touch. Simple and bright with modern decor to make your vision of music in a relaxed environment. The music was low and mellow. You can enjoy a cosy and warm atmosphere here. The bartenders will make your favourite cocktail just for you. The long island is really good.

390 Shanghai1378187781788_副本

Address: 390 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu,  Changning District


Phone:  186-2124-9854

Description: What city can boast of a gay live music venue? That’s what made 390 Bar such a hot prospect. 390 is a bar with regular live music during the week and turns into a club with DJ’s filling the dance floor at weekends. Weekends after 11pm it’s a gay venue that fits about 300 with lots of seating, two bars, an upstairs level that overlooks a dancefloor of decent size. The cocktail menu comes from a former Alchemist manager Chris Peart and Arcade’s Jacob Prain. A Clockwork Orange (70RMB), with gin and orange liqueur, has a pleasingly bitter-sour funk but the stand-out is an excellent riff on a classic: the Nu-Fashioned (60RMB). Food is also impressive – grilled sausages with Amelia’s fruit chutney (45RMB) are a definite hit.

OBAMA Club1378102661142_副本

Address: B201 Jiadun Mall, 2088 West Yan’an Road,  Changning District


Phone: 021-60837567

Description: It’s a popular gay bar in Shanghai, especially for a party called “Angel Shanghai” which will be held on every Saturday here, attracting lots of gays to come. It’s really embraced by foreigners who would like to visit here to enjoy and relax themselves. The place is very large and contains some scarttered bars at the same time. The dance floor is large enough for people dancing here. With the nice environment, atmosphere and decoration, people here also need to pay higher. But we all know, it’s value for money.

Shanghai Studio1378099180259_副本

Address:1950 Huaihai Middle Road, No 4, Shanghai,  Xuhui District


Phone: 6283-1043

Description: Shanghai Studio is one of Shanghai’s most popular gay bars, which located in the French Connection close to Eddy’s Bar. From the outside it’s hard to find and deceptively small, but inside you’ll find a cavernous maze of tunnels and cushioned private rooms. It is in a basement. The staffs are very friendly and you will be well looked after. In Shanghai Studio, you can just kick back and relax, enjoy a cocktail and a few art installations or just find a quiet corner. The price of drinks is relatively cheaper than some other bars. “Happy Hour” is offered every night before 10:30 – buy one get one free. On the weekend, there are many taxis waiting outside to take you back home after a good night out.

Eddys Bar1377827599891_副本

Address: 1877 Huaihai Zhong Lu,  Xuhui District


Phone: 6282-0521, 138-1667-0836

Description: Eddy’s Bar is Shanghai’s ever-popular and longest operating gay club which draws in regular crowds who love the ambience, music mix and reasonably priced drinks.  Eddy’s opened in 1995 and was the first bar to openly serve the city’s gay, lesbian and bisexual community in Shanghai. Decor-wise, Eddy’s is an interesting combination of grey slate, Chinese lanterns and Asian art. This is a great place to meet friends – old and new – and the dimly lit setting is warm, friendly and inviting. It will make you feel instantly at home. Lesbians and women friends of gays are also welcomed. 

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Address: 399 Da Gu Road, Jingan District


Phone: 5375-0084

Description: Shanghai’s closest gay bar to People’s Park and the Bund, G8 is a swanky and comfortable spot with a separate “loft” section that caters mostly to lesbians. It’s the re-incarnation of long-running Shanghai gay hangout Frangipani, which closed following a fire. The space has been handsomely redone. Farther back you’ll find a cozier split-level space with a mix of sofas and bar tables on each floor. Inexpensive appetizers are available from the kitchen, and the drinks won’t set you back much either – there’s a long menu of elixirs.


Address: 38 Changshou Road Lane 818


Phone: 134-7258-4614

Description: Babala, one of the most recommendable lala bars in shanghai,  is going for more of a clubby feel, with elegant and simple decoration.  Covering two levels, it is creating a more spacious room for relaxation. The chic and stylish atmosphere has been attracting a lot of customers, it is a good spot for you to hang out. There’s a cover charge of RMB30, which includes a free drink, or RMB60 at the weekends.



Famous Pedestrian Streets in Shanghai (1) – Nanjing Road

Nanjing Road is the main shopping district in Shanghai, and one of the world’s busiest pedestrian streets. Nanjing Road has a history of more than 100 years. It was original called Park Lane, later in 1865 official named Nanjing Road. Up to this day, Nanjing Pedestrian Street has become a light spot in Shanghai’s nightlife. South side of the street lays a 7meters wide sightseeing lane. During 8am to 10pm every day, sightseeing buses run through the street in low speed. Central part of the street stand s a square which is called Century Square. Covering an area of 8800 square meters, Century Square is equipped with “golden ground” which is designed for performances and shows. Continue reading


Restaurants and Bars in Tianzifang

Tianzifang, situating in Taikang Road 210 Lane, is an arts and crafts enclave that has developed from a renovated residential area in the French Concession area of Shanghai, China.  Historically Lane #248 was a key entrance that, in order to gain access to the commercially developed area, required walking about 50meters through whilst be surrounded by local residents’ life, including bicycles, hanging laundry, etc. until finally emerging in the ‘new’ area.

Western and Chinese culture are blending and crashing here, blinking with passion everywhere.  It keeps the Old Shanghai styled architectures, and bringing innovation at the same time. Various distinctive restaurants and bars are showing their charms, which has been attracting a number of people here. If you want enjoy the stylish flavors, Tianzifang is definitely your best choice.



Jianguo West Road–No.27, 96

Shanxi South Road–NO.17, 41, 146,786

Chongqing South Road–NO.36, 986, 933

Metro: Entrance 1, Dapuqiao Station, Metro Line 9


Lapis Thai(Tianzifang) 藏珑泰极(田子坊店)thumb (2)

Address: 14 Tianzifang, Taikang Road 248 Lane, Luwan District


Tel: 021-64733989

Description: Situating in Tianzifang, Lapis Thai fuses modern and old-styled elements together, trying to create a unique and delicate atmosphere, the shanghai shikumen architectiure brings a strong nostalgia flavor to customers. It offers authentic Thai cuisine which has been improved to appeal the public.  All the materials are strictly selected and imported from Southeast Asia, guaranteeing the authentic tastes. Tom Yam Kung is really worth a try.

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Address: 9 Tianzifang, Taikang Road 248 Lane, Luwan District

地址: 卢湾区泰康路248弄田子坊9号

Tel: 021-54658008

Description: The country style decoration makes it outstanding at the first sight in Tianzifang, the atmosphere is as cozy as at home. GLISMATTEN aims to provide customers with the most authentic cheese fondue, and the rich cheese flavor will filll your nostrils before walking in. Pizza and cakes are available here, you can also enjoy the sunshine on the second floor.

Esther’s Bear(Tianzifang) 泰迪之家(田子坊店)thumb (5)

Address: 23 Tianzifang, Taikang Road 248 Lane, Luwan District


Tel: 021-54658008

Description: Esther’s Bear is a teddy bear-themed restaurant, specializing in Thai cuisine in Tianzifang. Walking into it, what you can see is teddy dolls and decorations, it’s almost a paradise of teddy bear. It covers 3 floors, the 1st floor only arranges 2 desks for customers to have some drinks; you can make teddy shaped food by your own on 2nd floor; 3rd floor provides dining service for you, Thai tea is the feature.

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Address: 20 Tianzifang, Taikang Road 248 Lane, Luwan District


Tel: 021-54660857

Description: En Grill & Bar is a Japanese restaurant, it provides you with the most authentic cuisine, featuring in Sushi, Sashimi and Charcoal fire barbecue, kinds of Japanese alcoholic drinks are available, hoping to make you appreciate unadulterated Japanese food. It provides compartments on 2/F and a balcony on 3/F. Coupled with the elegant and comfortable environment, it is a good place to go.

Lotus Land Indian Restaurant 莲池印度餐厅thumb (9)

Address: 12 Tianzifang, Taikang Road 274 Lane, Luwan District


Tel: 021-54652743

Description: Throwing off a strong exotic emotional appeal with Nepal styled decorations you can see everywhere, Lotus Land is a restaurant specializing in a full range of Indian Food. The chef came from India, providing you with decent Indian cuisine. They elaborately choose the spices from Nepal, trying to make you feel the most traditional Indian food. You can sit on terrace to have a relaxing time.


Alley Bar 弄堂酒吧thumb

Address: 258 Taikang Road 248 Lane, Luwan District

地址: 卢湾区泰康路258号

Tel: 021-54650813

Description: It is a stylish bar, sharing quiet and relaxing atmosphere.  Situating in an Old Shanghai Styled alley, this place is small but decent, hoping to make it cozy for customers to enjoy themselves. The decoration is retro, featuring in wooden windows and individualized furnishings. Alley bar has its magic power, it is a  good place for a stop.


Address: 38 Jianguo Milddle Road 155 Lane, Luwan District


Tel: 13788923099

Description: This cute little stand is discreetly built into the main thoroughfare in Tianzifang near NY Style Steak & Burger and Kaiba Terrace.Rambler will draw you in with its affordable drinks, a solid menu and, above all else, a welcoming atmosphere. It doesn’t even have a sign above the makeshift bar – you have to glance at the menu to see it’s name: The Rambler. It was decorated full of exotic feeling, and relaxing music are playing to make you feel ease.

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Address: 25 Tianzifang, 155 Lane, Luwan District


Tel: 021-64150860

Description: This is an authentic American style bar in Tianzifang, bringing you with relaxing atmosphere, warm service and a full range of drinks. It is so decent that has been attracted so many customers, including lots of foreigners. You can choose to enjoy at the bar counter outside, or having fun with everybody inside. This place is not big but warm with cozy music playing, hot and cold wines are recommendable, cocktails are worth a try.

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Address: 1 Tianzifang, Taikang Road 248 Lane, Luwan District


Tel: 021-64182212

Description: Covering an small building of 3 floors, it concludes a cafe on 2nd floor and a bar on 3rd floor. Walking along the wooden stairs, you will see a teeny-weeny balcony with plenty green pants fill your eyes. A small compartment is hidden on the corner, wooden furnishings create it stylish and noble, full of the literature flavor. The 2nd floor is a cozy cafe. And the bar on 3rd floor is the highlight, three red high beds are placed to add the comfort and pleasure moment for customers.  More spacious compartment are available here.


Some Unique Bars in Shanghai – Good Places to Visit after Work

In Shanghai, this bustling and prosperous city, a variety of unique bars increase happiness and excitement to city life. If you didn’t hang out and find them, you many have been wandering among the several. Here is going to introduce some unique bars in shanghai. They would be good place for relaxation and entertainment after a day’s tiring work. Continue reading


Dance Clubs inside Fuxing Park

The historical changes of Fuxing Park show the history of Shanghai. Its original name was Gujiazhai Park when a Gu family opened it over 100 years ago. It was renamed the French park when the French bought it to station its army in 1900. After WW II, Japanese took over the French concession; the park’s name became Daxing Park. Its name was finally changed to Fuxing Park after Chinese won the Anti-Japanese War in 1945. Continue reading


Enjoy Wine and Cocktail on Julu Road

Julu Road is a fresh rising bar street in Shanghai. Different from pompous nobility in other bar streets, its combination of western design features brings a comfortable and leisure ambiance. Bars along the road stand one after another behind chinars, sleeping quietly in the street. So you’d better visit there when you wake up at night. Julu Road is a street escape from the noisy city, but famous bars and European style architecture complex bring reputation to this road. Having a relaxing drink and date in this street, you will find yourself as in a wonderland. Walking along the road, a variety of droplights create a mysterious atmosphere. Foreign customers are in the majority. Continue reading


Hooking up in a Bar in Shanghai

Today, China is becoming an international community because of the global economy. As a result you will find that it has attracted a lot of people from all over the world to have a visit in China, especially in those modern big city such as Shanghai, Shanghai is quickly becoming a product of extreme westernization, with restaurant menus, roadsigns and advertisements being displayed in both English and Chinese. You can see a lot of Africans, Europeans, Thai’s, Koreans and Japanese, Latin Americans are living or traveling in Shanghai. For these friends from all over the world, what’s the most attractive thing they think? I think the answer may be ”the nightlife” in Shanghai. Most foreigners are really interested in hooking up in Shanghai this beautiful city, especially the gentlemen. But how to HOOK UP? I hope the following information may help you.

In general, the Girls in Shanghai will not be comfortable with daytime game, they require a lot more comfort and approval from their social circle at night, so if you are looking for a date in Shanghai, you may know that the Shanghai dating scene is alive and hopping at night, if you do not speak Chinese, then you are at a disadvantage but women will still definitely date you. Your dating pool will be limited to bilingual Chinese women and other expats.

Many expats meet women in Shanghai through various channels: The internet offers many dating forums and bulletin boards specifically for Shanghai. If you plan on making a stop there, you can hit up facebook and other sites before you go and message a bunch of hot chicks in different Shanghai party groups who are very young and sexy and speak English. You may only see these girls at once, they will not appear again, so you will remember their MSN messenger and cell phone too, it was highly effective for you. But Shanghai is a big city so not all girls you meet will give you a happy ending.

Another thing you can do in Shanghai for hooking up is go out and hit up the nightclubs, which is also pretty effective, when you in these nightclub, you will find that the girls are willing to hook up with a foreigner. If you were going to Shanghai with the sole purpose of hooking up, the following is a list of places should still be good for picking up at night:

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This is a great place if you know people who are regulars here. it attracts the same crowd. Mostly Taiwanese people, international crowd in the sense that everyone is Asian but not Shanghainese. Once you make friends with some regulars, they will immediately begin introducing you to dozens of cute girls who are looking for a guy to date. This place generally serves the 20-30 demographic. It seems to be a very popular place for Koreans as well.

2. Babyface

1383111494580There are many Shanghainese and speak Shanghainese like play in this club. This place is loud as hell and difficult for conversation. You will definitely be able to get the dancefloor makeout. its music policy and interior design is copied wholesale all over the country. Babyface’s Shanghai branch is one of the most consistently busy clubs in the city thanks to their reputation and huge following among many locals. Music ranges from hip hop to house and breaks with a steady stream of int’l talent on the weekends. it is insanely loud and impossible to hear girls. This is a very local scene and you will not really see many expats here.1379465092380


It is a new hip-hop club located very close to the trendy XinTianDi area, it is very fun. it might be a good idea to come to this bar with some friends. There are more casual/quiet areas in the place to sit down and smoke shisha, which is also a great way to have a conversation with a girl you meet there.


1383185237103It is a very popular and well known club in Shanghai. Every night has its own specific events and weekends bring in world renowned DJs. There are two levels, one hip hop and one techno/trance. Great place for single-mingling or for friends to come drink, it a interesting bar with different rooms of music. As someone who loves to dance, Muse is an ideal place for me. The dancefloor is your best bet here. Drinks are pricey. Girls here are somewhat classier though and many are really hot.


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This is a club with a stunning view of the bund (river). most of the club consisted of old and rich French expats with 19 year old Chinese models on their arms. Nonetheless, if you fit the profile of an expat with money or a fat corporate package, you will fit in great here. The price is very expensive.


1379462557858This is a shisha bar and lounge which is very good if you are looking for a very laid back ambiance. Probably better for the demographic of men who are Caucasian and over 30 years old. It is pretty pricey but is perfectly suited for an expat who is looking to date more international and classy women.


7. ATTICA1379478001687

Attica is another club on the Bund (riverbank) that has great panoramic views and a patio with a bar. It has several different rooms with various music and themes. This place tends to cater more towards expats like Bar Rouge, but doesn’t really have the same snobby ambiance and brings a more diverse and attractive crowd.


1379294179480This place is a cramped, sketchy, and expensive after hours spot in the French quarter. Some guys might like it, This place is notorious for having drug dealers.

9. G+

G+ is a nightclub within a mall that can get uncomfortably crowded on Friday and Saturday nights. You can see a lot of tourists, expats and locals all boozing the night away. At the entrance ask for the 100rmb open bar. the alcohol quality is terrible, but the dancefloor at G+ has always got some talent creeping around.

10. Phebe

1385004212619This bar is located in Hengshan Road. A lot of P4P hangin’ around this place, a fair share of African ones too. Phebe can be a lot of fun. There’s plenty of single girls around, and the music is killer. Filter out the P4P and have a good time. Phebe is on Hengshan Road which is littered with nightclubs, so it’s a good spot to start your night.

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Zapatas is a club filled with 80% foreigners. Free beer on Mondays from 10pm – 11pm. Good music. A little tacky, but can be fun. Has a backpacker feel to it some nights. There is an outdoor bar right outside where people from the club sit around and chill/smoke. A good place to make friends/chat up girls. There’s ladders at the side of the bar for girls to climb up and dance.

12. M1NT – Bund area.1378882296610

It is Shanghai’s most famous nightclub, M1NT is filled to the brim with rich expats, rich tourists and rich locals. You can find a couple of girls to go with they’ll let you in, especially if you’re foreign. Dress nice. Coat check is free. Drinks are expensive, bring a few stacks. This is where the rich and famous hang out in Shanghai. Music’s good, people are beautiful and money is being thrown around like tissue paper. Models dance on the bar and sharks swim around in the tanks behind you.

13. Cuvvae

This is a clean, modern nightclub on the Bund with decent music but not much of a party atmosphere. Drinks are good but expensive. Often attracts the expat crowd. It is worth checking out. Most memorable part was the big black bouncer with a cool haircut.

14. The Geisha

Hit up Geisha on ladies night for a good time. Ladies drink free until midnight, and the crowd is a nice mix of sophisticated locals and young expats. Never overcrowded and the music is just loud enough so that you can hear yourself speak without screaming and losing your voice. The music is excellent, the drinks are excellent, the crowd is excellent.

15. Windows Basement

Windows Basement plays a fantastic mix of reggae and old school hip hop beats, with a little bit of the new school thrown in. there are lots of cute girls, lots of good, cheap drinks, lots of space, and open until the wee hours of the morning, always a good time, and exponentially better than the other late night option.

16. Park 971379635930498

Not a good place to creep. Too much sitting down and drinking. Tiny little dancefloor. It’s in Fuxing Park, which I never spent much time at. There’s other clubs around there,

17. Mooks

Also a sit down in groups and drink place. Cool if you have a group of guys and girls and want to chill out and work on your date. Not a good place to roll solo and try and pickup.

18. Eden

Similar to Mooks, but not as many tables. It’s just one floor below Mooks. Or above. Can’t remember, but same building anyway. You can roll solo here, but I wouldn’t recommend it. MUCH better venues for doing that.

19. Helen’s1384397742872

This is a university pub quite far out of the centre. It is however filled every Friday night with Fudan University language students getting absolutely wasted on buckets of redbull vodka, whiskey cola, or cheap beers, it is a flaggers paradise. Every nationality you can think of. Nigerian, Zambian, Korean, American, Japanese, Costa Rican, all rich kids that have been sent to China to learn Mandarin but spend their time pissing all their money away instead.

In Shanghai, At many clubs, especially on weekdays, you will find an abundance of hotties just sitting at tables, all dressed to the 9s with perfect makeup, sitting there doing nothing with a pissed off look on their face playing with their phones. These girls are not hookers. They are paid to sit there by the club owner to make the club look “full of hot girls”. It’s usually between the hours of 10pm and midnight, or around that time. But they’re not hookers, so go for glory Smile

When you go to a club, you can try to make a friend with the White guy promotion. These guys, typically a 21 year old white male, are targeted for promotion jobs in Shanghai. Clubs hire a young, good looking white guy to suit up every Friday and Saturday and bring as many people as possible to the club. If they bring in 15 before midnight, they get paid x amount. If they bring in 20, they can get paid more. 25, still get paid more. They are not there to sell you bottles, they are there to give them to you for free. White faces and pretty girl faces are a scarcity and every club owner wants them in his club. You have no idea how much money some of these local Chinese rich boys will spend in a club decking out their tables with high end liquor JUST to impress a pretty girl.



Famous Bars on Maoming South Road

6Oriented south and north, located in the original Shanghai French Concession, Maoming South Road is a road with abundant historical background. People can appreciate careful architectural style along the road, attractive green, and even a little sophisticated chic entrance door light.


7The most famous Maoming Road Bar Street refers to the part from Fuxing Road to Yongjia Road among which cafes and bars placed closely side by side. For most people, charm of this street appears at night. When nigh falls, bar lights twinkle on both sides. With gentle Jazz music, the road seems to bring you to another space. Here you can fully enjoy mystery and excitement of the night. Midnight unveils a heaven of young people. Speaking English would match the road more, since it’s one of foreigners’ gather places in Shanghai. Continue reading


Where to Watch Sports in Shanghai

Are you worried about missing big games in Shanghai? Whether it’s the NFL, the Ashes, the State of Origin, the English Premier League, NBA basketball, or the Hong Kong Sevens, you can watch it in Shanghai’s sports bars. Shanghai has many sports bar with big TV screens live broadcasting exciting sports events. You can watch it with a group of friends and sports fans at one of these bars, where you can laugh and drink in great sports atmosphere. Here is a list of some most rewarding sports bars in Shanghai. Continue reading