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First published on 28 Mar 2012. Updated on 12 Jan 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

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Fri 30 Jan

Brazil's DJ Juliana Lima hosts her website re-launch party at Lantern's Get Connected

Sat 31 Jan

Kazantip ambassador R-tem aka TYOMA headlines at Lantern for the Cambodia Kazantip Festival Pre-P...

Fri 06 Feb

X.L.F. and Huang spin for Homebase's second party of the year at Lantern

Sat 07 Feb

3+2 host another clubnight down at Lantern with DJs OuYang and Eddie Lv

Fri 13 Feb

Check out Weng Weng's marathon session at the aptly named All Night Long

Sat 14 Feb

The resident DJs down at Lantern spin love-inspired tech house sets on Valentine's Day

Wed 18 Feb

Celebrate Chinese New Year deep in the underground, with underground music to boot, at Lantern

Mon 23 Feb

PoWu Party at Lantern commemorates the end of Chinese New Year - underground house style

Fri 27 Feb

DJs Gee-E, Elvis T, Huang, WeiWei & Weng Weng host Lantern's Homebase party

Sat 28 Feb

DJs Weng Weng and Lupen square up to go back-to-back in a Ping Pong-esque marathon


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