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141 Taian Lu
It seems to us that if you’re going to name a gay bar after a lollipop, it is your right and responsibility to make it look exactly like Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory crossed with a David LaChapelle-directed Katy Perry music video. Sadly, save for a giant multicoloured vinyl picture of a lollipop slapped onto one wall, the lollipoppy vibes here are scarce. Lollipop does just fine for what it actually is, though, which is a cool, contemporary and reasonably upmarket bar, scattered with designer, geometric furnishings and faux-velvet couches.

There’s an impressively extensive selection of booze on offer, including some nicely made cocktails (a fruit martini is 65RMB), which you can enjoy to the sounds of kitschy pop and the quiet murmurs of the other patrons.
Venue name: Lollipop
Opening hours: Open 9pm-2am daily
Metro: Jiaotong University
English address: 141 Taian Lu, near Huashan Lu, Changning district
Chinese address: 长宁区泰安路141号, 近华山路