First published on 16 Aug 2011. Updated on 12 Dec 2013.
On event nights, expect to pay 50-100RMB. It’s often free before midnight. Drinks around 40RMB.
Drinks Nothing to write home about, but does your mum care anyway? For the price, they’ll suffice. Stick to the standard mixers and you’ll head to the bar again and again.
Music Easily the best on Gongti West. Better residents and more international artists, with up to 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. Associated with DOT Records, Lantern bumps techno most nights, but has been adding more flavours all the time. The West Coast hip-hop night and house-heavy BLEND parties are Time Out favourites.
Crowd 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. Rather than high-tailing it for somewhere more happening, stick around and brush up on your breakdancing. We promise not to post pictures on our website for all the world to see.
Worth it? Underground perfection – when they’re throwing an event.