audience rating 4 stars from 54 votes - click to vote
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.
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+86 21 5295 6979 |
weekday 18:00 - 03:00
weekend 18:00 - 05:00
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
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audience rating 3.8 stars from 6 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.
Best seller. Easy access to gay scene. Great value. Includes breakfast. Was $373 USD. Now $82 USD. | click here
Amazing views. Stylish rooms. Great location. Includes breakfast. Was $242 USD. Now $179 USD. | click here
Popular choice. Great location. Near The Bund. Includes breakfast. Was $168 USD. Now $59 USD. | click here
Central location. Modern facilities. Great value. Includes breakfast. Was $137 USD. Now $66 USD. | click here
Apartment style. Convenient location. Near Xintiandi. Includes breakfast. Was $420 USD. Now $110 USD. | click here
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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.
Reported CLOSED on December 7th, 2017, though this may be temporary.
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weekend Fri,Sat 22:00 - late
Gay bar with private rooms, located upstairs from Lucca 390. Open on Friday and Saturday nights, from 10pm.
| +86 21 6283 3051 |
weekday 19:30 - 00:00
weekend 19:30 - 00:00
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 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. 上海泰安路141号
+86 133 8605 8821 |
weekday 21:00 - 06:00
weekend 21:00 - 06:00
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
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.
+86 21 6418 9338 |
weekday Tue-Thu 20:00 - 02:00
weekend Fri,Sat 20:00 - 04:00
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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+86 138 1638 8565 |
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