Shenzhen has three famous international bars and nightclubs streets noted for their large number of bars and clubs. One street is located in Huaqiao City (OCT or Overseas Chinese Town). The bars on this street are popular with young people. The second street is located in the Sea World Square of Shekou in Nanshan District of Shenzhen. There are more than a dozen bars and cafes here, many of them catering to foreign visitors. I have another list of all the most famous bars in Shekou bar street, check out here: Shekou Nightlife. Also the international bar street at Citic City Plaza is becoming more and more popular now. Below are some recommendations:
Jiabin road Ocean Pacific Mansion 3rd floor
tel: (0755) 8213-8079
Weekend hang out featuring two rooms with two kinds of music and overall nice layout. The large room is the center of the Shenzhen hip-hop universe with DJ TKO. Now with Pizza and Tacos if you get a late night craving.
Side of the Lushan Hotel, Luohu
(0755) 8234 2565
Hip club that we really liked when it first opened. They were bringing in foreign DJs and making cool drinks like Lychee Martinis. Now it is two crowded and takes at least 20 minutes to get a drink and the hip DJs come less often. The first room is for progressive house music while the back one is for Hip Hop R&B. Busy every night of the week.
The Base Bar
Shangbu Location: No. 1019 South Shangbu Rd.
Rock bar in Shenzhen with multiple outlets. Some times good bands sometimes not. Take the chance and check it out.
Fuhua 3 Rd. Coco Park L3 (Coco Park Subway Station/Shopping Park)
Add in Chinese: 福田区福华三路星河Coco Park L3楼 （地铁购物公园站）
(0755) 8290 3234
First impressions: New venue inside Coco park so location is convenient but upon first entry it feels a little cold while the DJ is up too high and first impression of the music is so so. Go see for yourself.
The Terrace: Hard Rock Bar
Located in the heart of Shekou entertainment district, with the finest live band and both American & Thai Food with als good old American bar food and salads. A Filipino band with a talented musical director, Leon Durupt, a Canadian who has been singing in China for 7 years. A large balcony is great for food and getting a rest from the excitement. Opening Hours: 9 AM-2:30 AM Kitchen opening hour 11:30-16:00, 17:30-1:30
G/F, #114, Citic City Plaza (Metro station Kexueguan)
Add in Chinese: 中信城市广场LG层114号（同心南路中信大厦地面停车场内）
(0755) 8212 0022, 8212 0033
This club has a nice fancy look. It gets away from the really high tech LED walls and into a more classy asian style. Finally something that is trying to differentiate itself instead of copy in Shenzhen. It has two levels and some nice VIP boxes. The location is in a good spot for having dinner nearby and then going to party.
Gold Rush Bar
Add in Chinese:Pavilion Hotel 2/F 圣廷苑酒店二楼
(0755) 8207 8888 ext. 8225
The Gold Rush Bar is simply the best All-American bar in town! live bands play popular American Pop & Rock music. The Gold Rush is the perfect place to “cut some rug” and cool down with a fun-filled drinks menu, including a global beer selection. Service hours: 10am – 2am
Location #1 : Block C, Citic Plaza, Futian District
Add in Chinese:深圳市中信城市广场国际休闲街区C栋
tel: (0755) 2598-9118
Location #2 : COCO Park Shopping Mall, Fuhua 3rd, Futian District
Add in Chinese:深圳市福田区福华三路COCO商城,地铺078-079
tel: (0755) 2531-3800
These two bars are located in Mall bar streets and provide spaces where you can congregate with your friends for a drink. Outdoor seating is available at both of them so when the weather is good they are great options. The location at Coco Park also has a pool table which is one of the few bars in Futian to have one.
Huafu Road,No.1024 (the cross of Huafu Road and Zhenhua Road)
Add in Chinese:深圳市罗湖华富路1024号（华富路和振华路十字路口）
(0755) 8326 6996
This is a bar that attracts a lot of foreigners. DJ Charles plays a lot of pop music they are interested in and Michelle is the friendly face that always welcomes you. It’s first floor location and design makes it a big unique. Pool table available.
#4018, Jia Bin Road, Luohu, Shenzhen
Add in Chinese:深圳市罗湖嘉宝路4018号（和平路口）
(0755) 8882 1919
Ying chun Road, Luohu, Shenzhen
Add in Chinese:深圳市罗湖区迎春路海外联谊大厦二楼
(0755) 8236 8398
Lao Dou Bar
Known for its unique decorative style, this bar has an area for people to sample a variety of red wines.
Address: Jiahua New City, No. 3027 of Shennan Middle Road, Futian District
Ming Tien Coffee Language
Nanshan location: Yihai Square, No.90, Chuangye Road, Nanshan District
Maoyuan location: the 2nd floor of Maoyuan Mansion, Baoan South Road, Luohu District
Zhenxing location: No.73, Zhenxing Middle Road, Futian District
Louis.V.S International Club
1、2/F, Baofeng Building, Dongmen Nan Road, Shenzhen
Add in Chinese:深圳市东门南路宝丰大厦一二层
(0755) 8882 3855, 8882 3858
2/F, Jun Ting Yuan (Imperial place), BaoAnNan Road South, Luohu District
Add in Chinese:罗湖区宝安南路骏庭名苑A座2楼
(0755) 2590 8878
True Color Guoqi
25/F,Block A,Guo Qi Building Shang Bu South Road
The original True Color redone ancient Chinese style full of antique furniture. This is the hidden hot spot to take a date, or throw a private birthday party. A bit hard to find but high up so the view can be nice.
4/F, Macro Polo Hotel, Fuhua 1st Road, Futian CBD, Shenzhen, China 518048
tel: (0755) 8298-9888 ext. 8370
A wide variety of fresh juices and healthy snacks will be served in the juice bar, overlooking the outdoor pool
Open daily from 10:00am – 10:00pm
Wall Street Club
tel: (0755) 8298-9888 ext. 8366
4/F, Macro Polo Hotel, Fuhua 1st Road, Futian CBD, Shenzhen, China 518048
tel: (0755) 2531-3800
This cigar and wine bar will appeal to the tobacco aficionado and wine connoisseur
For members & by invitation only
1st Floor Youyi St. Guojimingyuan Building, Luohu (Off of Chunfeng Lu)
Bar coming from Shanghai trying to bring some New Orleans feel to the city with live band six nights a week. Good to see the expansion of live music in Luohu.
Beside the Lushan Hotel, Luohu (Next to Face)/深圳市庐山酒店Face Cafe侧
This is the Hip Hop face to Face Cafe. Already this place is full with pretty much the same crowd as Face Cafe. Decoration is great and layout is a little bit more spacious and it if you get sick of Richy or Face you can easily switch between the two.
No. 5, Road E, Peony Cun, Yingjing Garden, Luohu district
Still in pre-opening here is a lounge like bar located in a quite housing neighborhood. A little bit hard to find but has the potential to be a cool place to hang out.
City Cowboy Gold Rush Bar
2F No. 1048 Hua li Rd. Luohu
Packed every night of the week and a bar that can stay open until late in the night. Decoration is a little bit of a mish mash by carring out a cowboy theme while trying to create a disco atmosphere. The music is also variety of old tunes that you know and can sing along with and some newer ones
Brown’s Wine & Cigar House
56-57 Commercial Street, Portofino International Apartments, OCT Xiangshan Street, Nanshan District Overseas Chinese Town (OCT) Last shop at the end of the boardwalk on the lake.
Now reopened after being closed for a while we are happy to see it back. The location is right on the Portofino lake with outdoor seating, you can even hear birds chirping. They sell a house wine by the glass and of course by the bottle around 350RMB and up. A great place to get away from Shenzhen with some friends for a quite glass with friends.
4th floor, East Building, ChunFeng Rd 2008 Bu Ye Cheng, Luohu
tel: (0755) Tel: 8219-5678
Opening Friday Friday August 25th. If you have fond memories of Michell’s house, you will want to check out Hot Bar as they have taken the signature easy-to-dance on bar, put it in a bigger space complete with pool table etc. The owners hope that this bar can become a second home for friends and place that is laid back and easy to meet people.
2nd Floor, Hai Feng Yuan, Renmin Nan Rd, Luohu District (Opposite the Guomao Building)
tel: (0755) Tel:8223-8777, 8222-2322
Is it the New York clubbing feel coming to Shenzhen? Well, DJ Naq is from Belgium so maybe not but you will see that because of the compact size it won’t take much for this place to pick up.
Crowne Plaza Shenzhen
9026 Shennan Road, Overseas Chinese Town 3rd floor pool side 深南路9026号威尼斯酒店3三楼
(0755) 2693-6888 ext. 8022
Hotel bar popular for live music and outdoor seating next to the pool.
Room#109-110, Building Jinmaolidu, Zhenxing Rd.
tel: (0755) 8281-1447
If you have traveled to Yangshou you will like this bar, it is a relaxing place and a good home for backpackers. Decoration is all wood and a nice place to chill in the middle of the busy Huaqiang bei area. They sometimes arrange backpacking trips.
L5-001 King Glory Plaza, Renmin Nan Lu, Luohu
tel: (0755) 8261-1111, 8261-1666
This club has been around for awhile but it is just getting going with new management, music and great drink specials including 10RMB Shots. This is one club to put on your party rotation.
Zhenhua Building, Huafu Rd. Futian (Down from the Shanghai Hotel towards Zhenxing Rd.)
tel: (0755) 8334-4828
In operation for over a year it is now owned by True Colors and has been completely redecorated, now with outdoor seating in case you need a break from the music. The music is house as is the trend but not as hard as other places. Book a table at the VIP overlook or reserve a private room which they have many.
3D Bar (Beer Bar)
Block B, Bar Street, Citic Plaza, 1093 Shennan Central Road B东酒吧街中信广场1093深南中路
Many International beers available here from all over the world including Belgium. In the center of the city with outdoor seating or sit at the beer table inside and meet a new friend.
Yellow Music Studio
No. 001/3rd Floor King Glory Plaza Renmin South Road Luohu District
If you are into the Shenzhen clubber lifestyle, here is another place for you. The place is busy the music is works, but bring your own drinks because the staff is rude and the service slow.
Shenzhen International Bar Street, Zhongxin Citic Plaza, Shennan Middle Rd, Futian District (across from Starbucks)
Conveniently located afterwork hangout. The biggest bar which is part of the new bar street at Citic Plaza. Here you can sit outside with a beer or cocktail and watch the people walk by. Why have a coffee when you can have a beer.
5th Floor Century Plaza Hotel 1 Chun Feng Road Luo Hu
Top of the line sound and light systems, robo lights, wall to wall L.E.D lightings and much more. Class clubs interior designers and architects have carefully designed Class in a unique new age style providing perfect sound quality and the ultimate party experience. Hosting international super DJ parties and special events weekly, Class club aims to blast Shenzhen’s party scene with electric, stylish intensity. Dancers from all parts of China will dazzle you with their sexy, flawless performances. In house DJ’s consist of DJ JX Freeman spinning Hip Hop-R&B during early hours, DJ Chill and DJ Johnny spinning happy house late nights, and last but not least DJ Eddie from California performs late nights Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays spinning a unique blend of progressive house. This place has all the ingredients for countless nights of good vibe parties.
True Color Dongyuan
3rd-4th floor, Dongyuan Rd., Luohu (near Taiwan Huayuan)
(0755) 8227-4834 | (0755) 8227-5767
Now a two floor complex of different style bars including two live performance areas with performances from Western & Chinese bands. Three other sections have DJs spinning different styles of music from Hip Hop to house. Very dynamic place with new DJs and bands from abroad every month. Busy every night of the week.
True Color Dongmen
4/F, Dongmen Friendship City Jie Fang Road Lohu
The biggest of the True Colors franchise. Includes a nice quiet western restaurant with live jazz music, great food and English speaking waiters. After dinner move to the large performance area or the disco room. Often brings in foreign DJs and bands.
True Color Zhen Hua
2/f,zhong Hang Yuan Building Zhen Hua Road,Futian District
Add in Chinese:深圳市福田区振华路中航苑大厦2楼
True Color Zhen Hua
Bar street Sheng Tai Square Hua Qiao City
Take your chance and time to explore some of these popular bars, nightclubs and coffee in Shenzhen, you will like it.