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Shanghai Gay Guide
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Shanghai 2021 Gay Venues

Shanghai is a relatively gay-friendly city, more international than most other mainland China cities. The queer community is massive: about 2.7 million (equal to the entire population of Las Vegas or Chicago), but only a teeny, tiny, minuscule fraction of the Shanghai LGBT community frequent various bars and clubs. Most prefer apps, private home parties and other places.

I list all known gay venues below, and additionally list a couple of gay friendly places that cater to a predominately larger number of gay clientele than most. There are probably more than 300 or so other gay-friendly spaces, bars, coffee shops & restaurants in Shanghai that I do not list, such as Curfew (汾阳路1号 近淮海中路), Atlas Corner (巨鹿路614号, 近襄阳北路) and Friiend静吧 (进贤路135号茂名南路口) each drawing in large numbers of gay clientele.

Shanghai Gay Spaces:

🌐 = in Gayborhood🎯 = good starting point
 in no particular order

  1. Lollipop Lounge 🏳️‍🌈🎯🌐

    My opinion good for chattingShanghai Gay Venue lollipop
    ComfortGold StarGold StarGold StarGold Star
    Int’l QualityGold StarGold StarGold Star
    Value for $$Gold StarGold Star
    Staff EnglishGold StarGold StarGold StarGold StarGold Star
    Crowd SizeGold StarGold Star

    Lollipop Bar & Lounge is a local gay bar oasis in the Gayborhood with a turbulent history, now made good again. Today, Lollipop is a preferred spot for in-the-know Chinese & local expats seeking an alternative to the general craziness of the Shanghai gay scene. Slightly higher prices, eclectic music yet super friendly, and when you have the munchies, they offer late night bar snacks and free lollipops.  Favorite with the expat diplomatic crowd.  Lots of dice games, and easy to strike up conversations with others.
    📋 See my review for more details, photos & maps.

    WeChat IDWeChat ID : LollipopBarLounge
    141 Taian Lu, near Huashan Lu, Changning
    🚖 Taxi: 长宁区泰安路141号, 近华山路

  2. A+ House Bar 🏳️‍🌈🌐🧸

    My opinion best on FridaysShanghai Gay Venue AHouse
    ComfortGold StarGold StarGold StarGold Star
    Int’l QualityGold StarGold Star