Time Out says... 4 3Users say 2/5 Rate it

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

Sat 30 May

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

Fri 05 Jun

DJ Yang Bing presents his Dusk till Dawn party once again in Gongti's underground nightspot

Sat 06 Jun

One of the capital's true techno dons, Mickey Zhang, brings his Holding party back to Lantern

Sat 13 Jun

One of South America’s leading techno DJs and producers Adrianna Lopez plays Lantern

Critics' Choice
Sun 14 Jun

Free screening of this independent Chinese documentary


Posted by : cocoapuff on 21/04/2015 23:56:19
star rating not showing,but i think it deserves zeroo
Posted by : cocoapuff on 21/04/2015 17:11:00
i have to agree with jacky, horrible place, not worth the time at all, shitty service, dated decore and i was there on an event this saturday,and eeven tho itwas an event, the music sucked so bad, ppl there must not have no taste at all....... i recommend u stay away, sucky place
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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