Shanghai Gay Bars

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.


390 Panyu Road (near Fahuazhen Road), Changning District中国上海市长宁区番禺路390号, Shanghai | map | distance

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+86 21 5295 6979 |

weekday 18:00 - 03:00

weekend 18:00 - 05:00


audience rating 3.1 stars from 8 votes - click to vote

Gay café bar & lounge Lucca attracts an upscale local and international crowd. Formerly ‘390 Shanghai’, the bar 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.

features bar, music, dancing, live music, restaurant (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐, 现场音乐, 餐厅) | updated: 27-06-2017

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Happiness 42

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

| +86 21 5230 6916 |

weekday Tue-Fri from 17:00

weekend from 17:00

audience rating 4.3 stars from 21 votes - click to vote

This small gay bar (formerly called “Shanghai Studio”) was a popular place for creative, people to enjoy drinks and socialise.

The bar now attracts a good mix of locals, expats and visitors. Closed on Mondays.

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: 18-05-2017

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3/F Chu Tian Hotel, 1011 Qiujiang Rd, Zhabei Dist 闸北区虬江路1011号楚天大酒 三楼, Shanghai | map | distance

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+86 138 1638 8565 |

New Bobo Bar

audience rating 4.0 stars from 8 votes - click to vote

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.

features bar, music, dancing, karaoke (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐, 卡拉OK) | updated: 29-08-2017

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6/F, 390 Panyu Rd (near Fahuazhen Rd), Changning 中国上海市长宁区番禺路390号, Shanghai | map | distance

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weekend Fri,Sat 22:30 - late

audience rating 2.6 stars from 9 votes - click to vote

Located upstairs from lucca, TELEPHONE 6 (by Shanghai Studio) is the new gay bar with private rooms. Open on Friday and Saturday nights, from 10:30pm.

features bar, music, dancing (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐) | updated: 12-07-2017

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Lollipop Bar & Lounge

141 Tai'an Road, Changning District上海泰安路141号, Shanghai | map | distance

| +86 21 6283 3051 |

weekday 19:30 - 00:00

weekend 19:30 - 00:00

audience rating 3.7 stars from 3 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 James Tsai 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.

features bar, music, free wi-fi (酒吧, 音乐, 免费无线上网) | updated: 18-05-2017

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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


audience rating 3.4 stars from 10 votes - click to vote

Cosy, mixed bar with a relaxed atmosphere and an extensive menu of vodkas. CRAFT also has a selection of beer, wine and other spirits. Music is nicely uptempo with some retro, funky sounds.

Located next to Donghu Guesthouse Xintiandi hotel, opposite side of the road from Sichuan Citizen. Go through the alley and up the stairs (above Cinderella KTV) to the top floor.

features bar, music, dancing (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐) | updated: 29-08-2017

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