Alternative Club of the Year

See the winners of the Time Out Love Shanghai Awards 2016

You told us what you love about your city in this year’s Love Shanghai Awards – and we threw in a few picks of our own. Now we’re ripping off the wrapping and showing you the crème de la crème of Shanghai. See all the winners below.



Rising (or should we say going up?) from the ashes of Lune, Elevator has played host to some of our favourite alternative events this year thanks to the vision of Maumau, Jung Goh, Kelly Pon and co. The Xinle Lu spot has brought a great soundsystem, ping pong, cartoon nights and the return of chill-out party ‘Space Out!’ as well as becoming a haven for discerning house and techno fans in Shanghai.

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265 Nandan Dong Lu


The Shelter

We were heartbroken to learn that this year will be The Shelter’s last, and once again the cavernous club delivered some of the most memorable nights of the year with an unwavering commitment to authentic underground music. To Gareth, Gary and the whole team, we say thank you for the memories.

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5 Yongfu Lu

Readers' Choice

Le Baron

It's no shock that Le Baron took the Readers' Choice award - the crowds surrounding its Donghu Lu entrance every weekend vying for a way in show just how popular this place is, and for good reason. When it comes to an all-round quality club experience for both dancers and drinkers, Le Baron is still miles ahead.

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20 Donghu Lu

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