ANGEL Shanghai | Shanghai’s Biggest Gay Events


ANGEL Shanghai hosts some of the city’s biggest and most extravagant dance parties, known for pounding music and lots of shirtless dancing. The team behind ANGEL Shanghai were the owners of Icon Club, formerly home to some of Shanghai’s most popular dance parties. While Icon sadly shut down in 2016, ANGEL and their particularly popular HEAVEN parties continue the tradition with regular megaclub events throughout the year.

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Best For Shanghai’s best gay megaclub experience
Location Varies on the party
Open Hours Vary depending on event, usually 22:00
Review Updated 02 Mar. 2019
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ANGEL Shanghai

Music: HEAVEN parties tend to feature international DJs from across Asia (and occasionally further afield) playing techno and EDM.

Crowd: The biggest crowds of gay men you are likely to see in Shanghai, with guys from throughout Asia coming to attend some of the larger events.

Dress: Casual (shorts are ok), but feel free to dress up a bit if you want to. Certain parties may have specific themed dress codes, so check ahead. Chances are you’ll be taking your shirt off anyway.

ANGEL Shanghai

HEAVEN parties vary in location, but due to their size they tend to take place in large event venues outside the city center. Parties usually start later in the night, so you can start off with drinks in town before heading out.

Taxi: Given most parties tend to be out of the way, a taxi is your best bet for getting to and from them. Most parties happen in large, well-established venues so your taxi driver will probably know what you mean – although have the name written down in Chinese just in case.

Metro: The most common venue, Bandai Namco Dream Base, is 15 minutes away from Zhongtan Road station (Line 3, connected to Line 4 through Shanghai Railway Station) and 10 minutes away from Jiangning Road (Line 13). The Metro closes near the time when most parties start, so it only works if you want to arrive for the very beginning.

Bus:There’s a bus stop on Changshou Road near Bandai Namco that serves bus lines 68, 112, 206, 73, and 830. These are day services, so will only be useful for getting there.