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The best LGBTQ friendly venues in Shanghai

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Shanghai may not have the most pumping of queer scenes, but it sure does have a range of queer-spaces and queer-friendly venues that are working hard to keep the scene as vibrant and plural as possible. From LGBTQ specific bars and clubs to businesses supporting queer causes, there are far more queer-friendly spots in Shanghai than meets the eye.

Whether it's for a casual drink, a drag show, coffee or light lunch, check out some of Shanghai's queer-friendly venues below.

Clubs

Lucca

 Queer space.

5pm-late daily.

390 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu, Changning district.

Roxie

 Queer Space. 

6pm-2am daily.

Second Floor, 359 Kangding Lu, near Shaanxi Bei Lu, Jingan district.

Elevator 

 Queer friendly. 

8pm-3am Wed-Thu; 9pm-5am Fri-Sat.

Fourth floor, 218 Xinle Lu, near Fumin Lu, Xuhui district. 

DADA

 Queer friendly.

9pm-late daily. 

115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu, Changning district.

ALL

 Queer friendly. 

10pm-5am Fri-Sat (Club); 6pm-2am Tue-Thur (Bar).

Second Floor, 17 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Changle Lu, Xuhui district.

Smash

 Queer friendly. 

Midday-late daily. 

685 Dingxi Lu, near Niuqiao Lu, Changning district.    

Bars

Happiness42

 Queer space.

5pm-2am Tue-Sun. 

42 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu, Changning district.

Moon Bar

 Queer space.

5pm-2am Tue-Sun.

P level, No. 88, 999 Zhaojiabang Lu, near Tianping Lu, Xuijiahui district.    

Lollipop

 Queer space.

9pm-2am daily.

1557 Huashan Lu, near Taian Lu, Xuhui district.

Rice Bar 

 Queer space.

8pm-2am daily.

532 Fahuazhen Lu, near Dingxi Lu, Changning district.


Asia Blue

 Queer space. 

9pm-2am daily.

1557 Huashan Lu, near Taian Lu, Xuhui district.

   

XO Bar 

 Queer Friendly.

5.30pm-12.30am Sun-Thu; 6.30-1.30am Fri-Sat.

237 Hengshan Lu, near Yongjia Lu, Xuhui district.    

My Place Ruin Bar

 Queer friendly.

6pm-2am daily.

3F 1788 Xinzha Lu, near Jiaozhou Lu Jingan district.    

District 

 Queer friendly.

4pm-midnight daily.

284 Yuyuan Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu, Jingan district. 


Cafés 

M CAFÉ

 Queer space. 

10am-2pm daily.

390 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu, Changning district.

Sproutworks

 Queer friendly.

10am-10pm daily.

Room 03B, First Floor, Bldg 6, 123 Xingye Lu, Madang Lu, Huangpu district.

Spread the Bagel

 Queer friendly.

7am-6pm daily.

611 Nanchang Lu, near Xiangyang Bei Lu, Xuhui district.

Cambio Coffee

 Queer friendly.

9.30-5pm daily.

388 Shaanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu, Xuhui district.

Egg

 Queer friendly.

8am-6.30pm daily.

12 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Julu Lu, Jingan district.

Pate

 Queer friendly.

10am-9pm daily.

Room E107, SOHO Fuxing Plaza, 462 Hefei Lu, near Madang Lu, Huangpu district.

Strictly Cookies

 Queer friendly.

9am-6pm daily.

First Floor, Store 103, 1166 Yanan Xi Lu, near Panyu Lu, (entrance on Panyu Lu) Changning district.

Hot Box

 Queer friendly.

Midday-9pm daily.

No 4, Lane 273, Jiaozhou Lu, near Xinzha Lu, Jingan district.

Theatre

The Pearl

 Queer friendly.

5pm-late Tue-Sat.

471 Zhapu Lu, near Haining Lu, Hongkou district.    

Candor

 Queer friendly.

7pm-2pm daily.

3rd floor, Lyceum Theatre, 57 Maoming Nan Lu, near Changle Lu.

Restaurants

Daliah

 Queer space.
11am-2pm, 4-9pm daily.

408 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu, Jingan district.

Azul

 Queer friendly.

Midday-midnight Mon-Fri; 11am-4pm, 6pm-11pm Sat-Sun

Eighth Floor, 378 Wukang Lu, near Taian Lu, Xuhui district.    

Colca

 Queer friendly.

5.30-1am Tue-Fri; 11am-1am Sat-Sun.

Second floor, Unit 2201, 199 Hengshan Lu, near Yongjia Lu, Xuhui district.

Liquid Laundry

 Queer friendly.

11am-midnight Sun-Tue; 11-2am Wed-Sat; brunch served every weekend from 11am-3pm. 

Second Floor, K Wah Centre, 1028 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Donghu Lu, Xuhui district.

Beef & Liberty

 Queer friendly.

11am-11pm daily.

Shanghai Centre 1376 Nanjing X Lu, near Xikang Lu, Jingan district.    

Pure & Whole

 Queer friendly.

11am-10pm daily.    

98 Yanping Lu, near Wuding Lu, Jingan district.

HowFun

 Queer friendly. 

Open 11am-11pm daily.    

Unit 200B, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu, Jingan district.    

Galleries & Spaces

Basement6

 Queer space, open for events. 

Basement, 115 Pingwu Lu, near Xingfu Lu 115 Pingwu Lu, near Xingfu Lu, Changning district.

Rockbund Art Museum

 Queer friendly.

10am-6pm Tue-Sun.

20 Huqiu Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu, Huangpu district.

m97 Gallery

 Queer friendly.

Tue-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12pm-5pm, Mon by appointment only.

First Floor, M97 Gallery 363 Changping Lu, near Shaanxi Bei Lu, Putuo district.

Lifestyle & fitness

Strip

 Queer friendly.

10am-7.30pm daily.

Basement Level, 376 Wukang Lu, near Taian Lu, Xuhui district.    

Spinback Fitness

 Queer friendly.

6.30am-9pm daily.

Room B416, Building B, 98 Jiashan Lu, near Yongkang Lu, Xuhui district.


 

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