Shanghai Gay Bars & Dance Clubs

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.

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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.

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

The bar is located next to Lucca Bar. The 2nd floor of Lucca opens on a terrace which connects to Asia Blue.

Features

bar, music, cafe, relaxing cabins, free wi-fi

Updated: 07-Apr-2021

2F, 1557 Huashan Rd, Changning District, Shanghai

Weekday: 21:00 - 06:00
Weekend: 21:00 - 06:00

3.6
Audience Rating

From 55 votes 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 & 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 shirts off.

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

Features

bar, music, dancing

Updated: 06-Nov-2020

LG Club, 3F CITIC Square, 863 Sichuan N Road, Shanghai


3.8
Audience Rating

From 78 votes 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

Updated: 29-Apr-2021

390 Panyu Rd (near Fahuazhen Rd), Changning District, Shanghai

Weekday: 18:00 - 03:00
Weekend: 18:00 - 05:00

3.2
Audience Rating

From 52 votes Vote

Launched in 2016, SNAP organises pop-up events ranging from themed parties, community markets, networking events for the LGBTQ+ in Shanghai.

Their parties are popular with both expats and locals. Expect good music, diverse crowd, friendly atmosphere. Check their social media for details of upcoming events.

Features

bar, music, live music

Updated: 04-Oct-2019

various venues, Shanghai


5.0
Audience Rating

From 58 votes Vote

Happiness 42 (formerly “Shanghai Studio”) is a popular gay bar & meeting spot in Shanghai, with DJ, dance floor and drag shows on Saturdays.

The bar attracts a good mix of international locals, expats and visitors. A great place to hang out with friends, have a few drinks and enjoy the show.

Features

bar, music, dancing, cafe, restaurant, go-go show, cabaret show, free wi-fi

Updated: 06-Nov-2020

42 Xingfu Rd, Changning District, Shanghai


4.3
Audience Rating

From 54 votes Vote

Gay bar with private rooms, located upstairs from Lucca 390. Opening hours vary – check before you go.

中国上海市长宁区番禺路390号

Features

bar, music

Updated: 04-Oct-2019

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


Weekend: varies

2.9
Audience Rating

From 53 votes 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.

Features

bar, music

Updated: 06-Nov-2020

532 FaHuazhen Rd, Changning District, Shanghai


3.4
Audience Rating

From 64 votes 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

Updated: 06-Nov-2020

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


Weekend: Fri-Sun 19:00 - 21:30

3.9
Audience Rating

From 59 votes Vote

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