Disc Kart

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Photograph: Garry Zhuang via Unsplash
809 Zaoyang Lu
Disc Kart is by far the most fun karting centre in town, and a great place to spend a few hours.Walking into a bar area with circular banquettes overlooking the track seems like an invitation to drink drive, and the fact that you'll normally wait 20 minutes for a spin on the track makes the 60RMB 1.25l pitchers of draught beer particularly appealing (you can also play foosball, pool or the Daytona USA 2 arcade game while you wait.

Once you’ve paid your 70RMB for eight minutes of track time, it's a lot of fun, with the 550m race track full of interesting twists, turns and opportunities for overtaking. The only slight irritation is that the 40 karts – all imported from Germany and fitted with Honda 160cc engines – vary wildly in their performance, so observe first. Karts six, nine and 24 will have you overtaking at will, while karts two and 17 are painfully slow.
Venue name: Disc Kart
Opening hours: 2pm-2am daily
Admission: 70RMB
Metro: Jinshajiang Lu
English address: 809 Zaoyang Lu, near Guangfu Lu, Putuo district
Chinese address: 普陀区枣阳路809号, 近光复路