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First published on 28 Mar 2012. Updated on 14 Feb 2015.
Easily the best music on Gongti West. Better residents and more international artists, with two rooms of tunes. The key difference is this: the owners see music as more than simply a means to keep people shelling out for overpriced cocktails. Lantern bumps techno most nights, but has been adding more flavours all the time.

The crowd is infinitely less obnoxious than neighbouring clubs, but thinner – and we don’t mean in the waistline. You’ve certainly got room to move. On quiet nights, probably too much. Lantern is underground perfection – when they’re throwing an event.
Jared Cline


9pm-6.30am daily

Telephone 135 0134 8785

English address 100m north of the Workers' Stadium west gate, (in the basement behind Xuxianlou Restaurant) Chaoyang district

Chinese address 工体西门向北100米(许仙楼餐厅后侧地下)

Events at Lantern

Sun 19 Apr

This documentary is showing as part of a retrospective on Hakka films

Fri 24 Apr

DJ Elvis T and DOT celebrate their birthdays down in the dungeons of Lantern with guest DJ Miiia

Sat 25 Apr

DJ Yang Bing presents Dusk till Dawn at Lantern, bringing with him of host of local techno players

Critics' Choice
Sun 26 Apr

This documentary is showing as part of a Hakka film retrospective

Thu 30 Apr

DJ Weng Weng and Jackson Lee will host an Intro Festival Warm Up Party at Lantern

Sat 02 May

Flying Dutchmen Warren Fellow and Remy come to headline the first in the series of Dimension parties

Sun 03 May

Free screening of this documentary as part of a Hakka-related film retrospective

Critics' ChoiceBudget
Fri 22 May

Zookeepers Danny Flora and El Mar return to Lantern for a night of multi-coloured techno and tech...

Sat 30 May

Zuckermann, Boflex and Zhi Qi presents Darkroom at Lantern, a night of Detroit and Berlin techno


Posted by : Owen Daniel (TimeOut Nightlife Editor) on 25/02/2015 22:00:10
Sorry to hear you had such a terrible time and I will be sure to feed it back to the management. The reasons we have given Lantern such a high rating is because on the vast majority of party nights, the atmosphere, music and crowd are fantastic. I hope you have a more positive experience next time around, and btw I'm not sure we mentioned it having great décor :)
Posted by : jacky on 22/02/2015 20:20:44
i m so doubt why the editor of timeout gived lantern this high score, a underground bar, located in the fringe of gongti,because of its musics,deco,or its service? the question mark lead me into this club,as a native freshman ,i m not the target client,so after few questions about djs to a bartender,i started to know it was not right spot for real music lover or dancer,that attitute from that guy was bizarre,first no respond,and stare into my eye,then moan about my words,ok,during the whole chat,i didnt lose my cool,but lost my mood for dancing.i really dont want to mention the decos,if u see some shitty 90 chinese movies ,u will find lots of similarity down this basement,thanks to one dj.without him i would storm out after that chat with bartender.i m proud of being a chinese,even some place deem them a foreign place in china.

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