Shanghai Gay Bars & Dance Clubs

Shanghai’s gay nightlife changes quickly but remains small for a city of its size. There’s a good choice of gay-popular bars with something for everyone.

上海的同性恋圈子在这几年逐渐扩大,但以上海市的大小来对比,任然算是小的。虽然如此,上海同志圈内还是有许多夜间场所来迎合不同人的口味。

ANGEL organises popular large gay dance parties with guest DJ’s, dancers and shows.

ANGEL Shanghai
ANGEL Shanghai
ANGEL Shanghai
ANGEL Shanghai
ANGEL Shanghai
ANGEL Shanghai
ANGEL Shanghai
ANGEL Shanghai
ANGEL Shanghai
ANGEL Shanghai

179 Yichang Lu, Putuo District, Shanghai | map | distance

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+86 400 669 1069 |

ANGEL Shanghai

audience rating 4 stars from 55 votes - click to vote

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15-06-2018 until 18-06-2018 HEAVEN Dragon Boat Festival 2018 - Four days, eight parties. HDBMF 2018 features superstar guest DJ’s and some of the best-looking party crowds in Asia. | read more

Shanghai’s most popular gay dance party. ANGEL hosts special themed events all year, including their successful HEAVEN party series.

With state-of-the-art light and sound system, fabulous productions, international guest DJ’s and hunky dancers, ANGEL parties attract a large number of party boys who just can’t wait to take their shirt off.

ANGEL parties are usually held at Namco Shanghai Base in Putuo District – formerly named ‘Shanghai Repulse Bay Culture Center’ – check ANGEL’s social media for the latest updates.

features bar, music, dancing (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐) | Updated: 15-03-2018

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lucca 390
lucca 390

390 Panyu Rd (near Fahuazhen Rd), Changning District, Shanghai | map | distance

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+86 21 5295 6979 |

weekday 18:00 - 03:00

weekend 18:00 - 05:00

lucca 390

audience rating 3.4 stars from 17 votes - click to vote

Gay café lounge bar Lucca 390 attracts an upscale local and international crowd and serves a range of drinks, food and light meals by friendly staff.

Great for a get-together or social meeting on weeknights. On the weekend, the place turns into a busy nightclub with live DJ’s and party-goers filling the dance floor.

Regular themed nights with DJ, live bands comedy shows, art events – check the website for upcoming events. 中国上海市长宁区番禺路390号

features bar, music, dancing, live music, restaurant (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐, 现场音乐, 餐厅) | Updated: 15-03-2018

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RICE Bar

RICE Bar

532 FaHuazhen Rd, Changning District, Shanghai | map | distance

| facebook | +86 159 2110 9881 |

audience rating 3.4 stars from 9 votes - click to vote

The Japanese-styled RICE Bar is a great place to chill out and make new friends. The contemporary environment is popular with both gay Westerners and Asians.

The rather cute bar staff are pretty good at mixing your favourite cocktail, too! Occasional themed party nights.

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Happiness 42
Happiness 42

42 Xingfu Rd, Changning District, Shanghai | map | distance

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+86 21 5230 6916 |

Happiness 42

audience rating 4.3 stars from 41 votes - click to vote

Formerly “Shanghai Studio”, this gay bar is a popular hangout for creative people to have a few drinks, enjoy the show and socialise.

Happiness 42 attracts a good mix of international locals, expats and visitors. Drag show on Saturdays.

features bar, music, dancing, cafe, restaurant, go-go show, cabaret show, free wi-fi (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 性感秀, 歌舞表演, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 21-05-2018

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TELEPHONE 6
TELEPHONE 6

6F, 390 Panyu Rd (near Fahuazhen Rd), Changning, Shanghai | map | distance

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weekend Fri,Sat 22:00 - late

TELEPHONE 6

audience rating 2.8 stars from 11 votes - click to vote

Gay bar with private rooms, located upstairs from Lucca 390. Open on Friday and Saturday nights, from 10pm.

中国上海市长宁区番禺路390号

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Lollipop Bar & Lounge

Lollipop Bar & Lounge

141 Tai'an Rd, Changning District, Shanghai | map | distance

| +86 159 2162 0338 |

weekday 19:30 - 03:00

weekend 19:30 - 05:00

audience rating 3.4 stars from 5 votes - click to vote

This stylish, conversation-oriented lounge is a refreshing addition to Shanghai’s gay bar scene. The world-class design is intimate yet spacious.

Lollipop (formerly ‘Transit Lounge’) has the perfect location for holding a private party or birthday. Quality drinks – their signature cocktail is called “Lollipop”.

Owner, Mr Zhou and Lulu, thoughtfully assembles pop/house/R&B/jazz playlists – we enjoy listening to a set of various interpretations of a single song. The charming, cute staff will welcome you. Chinese and English spoken.

The sexy interior will stimulate you, and the upscale yet unpretentious crowd keeps the flirt factor on high. There is a topless model bartender night event every Thursday. 上海泰安路141号

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Asia Blue
Asia Blue
Asia Blue
Asia Blue
Asia Blue
Asia Blue

2F, 1557 Huashan Rd, Changning District, Shanghai | map | distance

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+86 133 8605 8821 |

weekday 21:00 - 06:00

weekend 21:00 - 06:00

Asia Blue

audience rating 3.1 stars from 7 votes - click to vote

Gay bar in the heart of Shanghai’s ‘gaybourhood’. This 3rd generation of Asia Blue has a French Provincial look, with lots of comfy sofas and strong bar stools, and a full wall of windows overlooking Huashan Street.

The owner Andy Wong who speaks English and his team offer a warm welcome and friendly service. 上海长宁区华山路1557号二楼

features bar, music, cafe, relaxing cabins, free wi-fi (酒吧, 音乐, 咖啡馆, 放松舱, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 15-03-2018

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Lai Lai Dance Hall

Lai Lai Dance Hall

2F, 235 Anguo Rd (near Zhoujiazui Rd), Hongkou District, Shanghai | map | distance

weekend Fri-Sun 19:00 - 21:30

audience rating 4.1 stars from 14 votes - click to vote

Not a typical gay nightclub. Lai Lai Dance Hall provides a uniquely Chinese way for older gay men to discreetly meet and dance.

Chinese pop classics get blasted out in this rather run-down venue. Customers come here not for the music or the environment, but to feel comfortable in a place where they can show their genuine feelings.

Lai Lai affords a generation of gay men (many of whom are married) a few hours to be themselves. Understanding foreigners are most welcome.

features bar, music, dancing (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐) | Updated: 07-01-2018

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CRAFT
CRAFT

7 Donghu Rd, Xuhui, Shanghai | map | distance

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+86 21 6418 9338 |

weekday Tue-Thu 20:00 - 02:00

weekend Fri,Sat 20:00 - 04:00

CRAFT

audience rating 3.1 stars from 16 votes - click to vote

Cosy, late-night bar for the mixed crowd, with a relaxed atmosphere, an extensive drink menu and DJ’s.

Under a new management since mid 2017, CRAFT serves has a selection of beer, wine and other spirits. Music is nice, uptempo with some retro, funky sounds.

Located in the trendy Xintiandi, next to Donghu Guesthouse, across from Sichuan Citizen. Go through the alley and up the stairs (above Cinderella KTV) to the top floor.

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New Bobo Bar – reported CLOSED
New Bobo Bar – reported CLOSED

3/F Chu Tian Hotel, 1011 Qiujiang Rd, Zhabei District, Shanghai | map | distance

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+86 138 1638 8565 |

New Bobo Bar – reported CLOSED

audience rating 3.9 stars from 15 votes - click to vote

Reported CLOSED.

Japanese-styled karaoke bar and dance club (formerly known as ‘Bobo Relaxing House’). New Bobo is one of Shanghai’s most popular bar for bears, their admirers and friends.

Expect a kaleidoscope of funky lighting illuminating the main (flashing) dance floor and plenty of singing action in private rooms.  闸北区虬江路1011号楚天大酒 三楼

| Updated: 14-10-2017

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