As one of the premier places for entertainment and pop culture in China, Shanghai has witnessed the rapid development of entertainment industries, such as nightclubs.
Whether you are a fan of EDM, hip-pop, or rap music, or just want a wonderful night with friends, check out the following clubs.
This nightclub, belonging to a global brand, is well known in Shanghai for its great atmosphere and rewarding photo opportunities. Here, customers from all over the world dance to hip-hop music.
A gentle reminder: This club requires elegant clothing, that is, customers wearing shorts and sneakers will not be allowed to enter.
Opening hours: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11pm-6am
Address: 333 Longhua Road E., Huangpu District
System, as a multifunctional space, mainly serves as a nightclub, live house and art gallery, carrying the core of youth culture. It provides a liberal and inclusive atmosphere, favored by all kinds of customers. Whether hipsters or Normies, you can find a kindred spirit here.
Opening hours: Thursdays-Sundays, 9pm-4am
Address: 3/F, 1327 Huaihai Road M., Xuhui District
EKO is a joint venture between China's EK Group and South Korea's OCTAGON. It has a state-of-the-art sound system to ensure a memorable night for customers.
Opening hours: 6pm-8am
Address: 456 Dongjiangwan Road, Hongkou District
Young people like to dance here and enjoy the fun atmosphere. Sometimes it also invites local musicians to perform.
Opening hours: 9pm-6am
Address: 56 Maoming Road S., Jing'an District
This nightclub is one of the largest in the country, with a reported 3,600 square meters. The DJ plays pop music, sometimes including hip-pop and rap.
Opening hours: 9pm-5am
Address: 1123 Yan'an Road M.
This nightclub is sleek and spacious with DJs playing chic music and keeping the energy high throughout the night. This is a great place for young people to dance, as it has a very large dance floor.
Opening hours: 10pm-6am
Address: 158 Julu Road, Huangpu District
NRG (New Radiation Group)
NRG strives to bring an immersive entertainment experience to the audience. It is one of the favorite haunts for dance lovers.
Opening hours: 9pm-6am
Address: 98 Huaihai Road M., Huangpu District
This is the only authorized pub partner of The Rap of China. Here, rappers have close contact with their fans.
Opening hours: 8pm-5am
Address: 5/F, 523 Huaihai Road M., Huangpu District
This is a relatively extravagant nightclub, favored by many expats. Bottles on ice, steam cannons, loud EDM and gorgeous strobes fill every corner of this venue.
Opening hours: 8pm-6am
Address: 4/F, 299 Hengfeng Road, Jing'an District
This nightclub declares itself as a "superlounge," providing afternoon tea, dinners and alcoholic drinks. The decor is modern, favoring strip lighting and round seating. If you want to listen to hip-hop music and have a relaxing gathering with friends, then this is the place to go!
Opening hours:10pm-2am, Mondays-Tuesdays; 10pm-3am, Wednesdays-Thursdays, Sundays; 10pm-4:30am, Fridays-Saturdays
Address: Wheelock Square, 1717 Nanjing Road W., Jing'an District