Nightlife

Top Choice Club in Shēnzhèn

Oil

Quite possibly the best underground club in China, Oil is a compact, sweaty chapel to electronic beats, the darker and more esoteric the better. An adjoining cocktail bar (open nightly) provides the perfect prelude …
Cocktail Bar in Shēnzhèn

Peat

Bartenders clamber up stepladders to access their impressive cache of whiskies (some 500 to 600 bottles) in this smart bar sharing the same office-block location as nightclub Oil (though the vibe is completely diffe…
Cocktail Bar in Shēnzhèn

Mixy

A standout among Shēnzhèn's emerging boutique cocktail dens, Mixy reflects the personality of its eccentric owner Wu Xun, AKA 'Planck', who rocks a pencil moustache and vintage Shànghǎi tailoring. Planck's outlandis…
Craft Beer in Shēnzhèn

Bionic Brew

Shēnzhèn's very own craft-beer brand, American-run Bionic Brew pours four core beers as well as guest brews from elsewhere in China. But the best thing about this tiny, open-fronted bar is its thrillingly local sett…
Lounge in Shēnzhèn

Yīdùtáng

When you're done gallery-hopping at OCT-LOFT, the tree-shaded terrace of this postindustrial hangout is a choice perch to nurse a beer and watch the world go by. Local folk bands and acoustic acts take to the stage …
Teahouse in Shēnzhèn

HEYTEA

You haven't been to Guǎngdōng unless you've tasted cheese tea. (This is not something LP ever expected to print!) There are umpteen branches of HEYTEA across Shēnzhèn, where folks queue up to sup big cups of milk te…