Nightlife

Discover the best of Shanghai’s nightlife, including clubs, DJs and late-night events

Elevator to close on Xinle Lu next month
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Update: Elevator to stay open for three more months

But fear not – the management is planning to return in a new location 'asap'

Update: Ultra Shanghai 2018 cancelled
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Update: Ultra Shanghai 2018 cancelled

The beat won't be dropping

3 rising producer-DJs to watch in Shanghai
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3 rising producer-DJs to watch in Shanghai

The fresh, exciting talents shaping your clubbing experience in 2018

Endy Chen: 'We want people to touch vinyl, to learn how to use it'
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Endy Chen: 'We want people to touch vinyl, to learn how to use it'

We meet the DJ, label boss and record store owner in his hometown of Jinhua

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ALL
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ALL

An underground club from the The Shelter manager Gaz Williams and co

Arkham
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Arkham

Underground dance club and live music venue in Found 158

Bar Rouge
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Bar Rouge

Bund-side lounge bar for the high-class clubber

DADA
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DADA

Chilled out bar with cheap drinks and quality DJs

Elevator
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Elevator

Underground electronic music and ping-pong at former LUNE space

Le Baron
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Le Baron

Swanky Parisian club's Shanghai off-shoot, with a notoriously picky door policy

M1NT
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M1NT

High-end club with VIP roof terrace

MYST
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MYST

EDM-centric mega-club offering a Chinese club experience with big name DJs

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Armin van Buuren: 'China's EDM scene is catching up with the US and Europe'
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Armin van Buuren: 'China's EDM scene is catching up with the US and Europe'

Trance megastar on nerves, China and Jean-Michel Jarre

Shanghai's best dive bars
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Shanghai's best dive bars

We round up the city's best dives for cheap booze and good times

Here's why the newly opened club ALL is not 'the new Shelter'
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Here's why the newly opened club ALL is not 'the new Shelter'

ALL isn’t The Shelter, nor is it aiming to be

3 midweek nights out to try in Shanghai
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3 midweek nights out to try in Shanghai

Can't wait 'til Friday? Here's where to get silly on a school night