A Guide To Nightlife in Shenzhen

David Ho   |   April 18, 2019

If you like to live your life at night then Shenzhen is the city for you. Start your evening with live music such as Jazz. Slip into a whiskey bar for a whiskey based cocktails made by well trained bar tenders (or should we call them mixologists now?). When you have warmed up your night head to Coco Park to be seen and meet up with friends. Once you have reached the 2am barrier it is time to make a decision where the night takes you next will it be to Luohu where you go clubbing at a disco like Face or to eat at a late night restaurant? Whichever you choose you are sure to enjoy the nightlife of Shenzhen.

Shenzhen Nightlife Guide: New Clubs to Pubs

We have created special categories for you to browse the best and most popular nightlife destinations in Shenzhen.

The Terrace Restaurant & Bar

Established in 2005, The Terrace has become legendary in the Shenzhen area for it’s delicious Thai and Western cuisine and top notch live music. Consistently the winner of That’s PRD’s Reader’s Choice awards for best bar/club, live music and events and a must-see destination for those travelling through Shenzhen, you don’t want to miss an opportunity to catch all the action. Combined with a scenic view of Shekou’s Seaworld Square, outstanding choices of spirits and cocktail mixes and everything from snacks to main dishes, ours is the perfect spot to kick back, let your hair down and enjoy one of Southeast Asia’s top entertainment venues. Open daily from  11: 30 to 2:00 am.

Circle Club

Circle club is located at the heart of Shenzhen’s night life, Coco Park Bar Street. We share a primary interest in Techno and House music, and a variety of other dance music styles such as Vaporwave/Disco/Funk/Grime/Future Vibes, etc. will be regularly featured in addition to those genres. We’re born to ensure an incredible audio-visual experience, each night to everyone of you in Circle.

The Lounge (Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Nanshan)

Nanshan District

Overlooking the Shenzhen bay, a clearly defined bar that transitions from a coffee and pastry focus in the day to alcoholic beverages and snacks in the evening. Specializing in afternoon tea and evening cocktails in an intimate atmosphere with live piano music accompaniment.

The Attic

 Futian District | Wine & Lounge

The Attic is a “speakeasy-esque” bar, located at the apex of the hotel, offering peerless views of the city skyline accompanied by live music. Known for its visually striking handcrafted cocktails, unique and wide selection of gin, Champagne, wine and spirits. Ask our bar team to recommend a small plate from our interesting selection of bar food to pair with your cocktail.

Alcove  (Futian Shangri-La Hotel)

 Futian District

Alcove is the bar at Ensue, and, like the restaurant, seamlessly blends comfort with quality. Alcove is a hideaway; a place to find peace and a sense of home. Alcove features a carefully curated inventory, expertly crafted cocktails developed to reflect the elegance and refinement of Napa Valley. There is an emphasis on local products–perfect to enjoy while seated in comfort with an unparalleled skyline view. Alcove’s bar team is led by Adrian Xu (Hope & Sesame).

The Brew Bar & Bistro Shenzhen

Futian District

The Brew Bar and Bistro is now open in Shenzhen!  The brand that was launched in 2006 by a few Canadian boys is already renowned in Guangzhou for mouth-watering bistro food, great live music, and a wide range of craft beers on tap and by the bottle. 

If you’re getting hungry already, how about poutine with home made gravy and real cheese curds?  A mountain of signature nachos on a cast iron plate anyone?  Tasty salads, the famous in-house ground Brew burger, and specialties like authentic poutine also await the hungry diner.   

After dinner, no need to go anywhere else, as The Brew Shenzhen is now the premier live music destination in town, with a range of local and international bands rocking the stage. Say goodbye to your boring nightly house band; say hello to everything from indie bands to classic rock and funk. The Brew promises outstanding talent and a range of quality shows to get you out of your seat nightly. 

LAVO Jazz·Funk·Soul

Futian District


  • Perfect Street View in the Heart of CBD
  • A Theatrical Space with a touch of Retroactive Extravagance
  • A Venue For The Aficionado
  • State of the Art Sound System of the World
  • Frequent Visits By Renowned Musicians and DJs


  • A Professional Hybrid-Cultural Bar of the West and Japan

McCawley’s Irish Bar & Restaurant Shekou


An Irish Pub done right and the most authentic place in the whole of South china that you can enjoy Guinness on tap. Also has a full dining menu including Steak and Guinness Pie. After one year of business they have expanded with a beautiful rooftop beer garden with big screen projector to watch all your favorite sporting events in the cool breeze. Operation hours: 11:30am-2:00am, Kitchen Hours: 11:30am-11:30pm.

Long Bar (Raffles)

Nanshan District

The Long Bar is globally renowned as the birthplace of the iconic ’Singapore Sling’ cocktail which was created in 1915 by the Long Bar’s long serving Chinese bartender Ngiam Tong Boon.
Commanding the most amazing view complemented by stunning interiors, it is the perfect place to unwind after work, cement business ties or enjoy the quintessential ‘Singapore Sling’ while accompanied by the live entertainment within the ambience of warm, understated elegance.

Explore Shenzhen’s Nightlife Scene

We give you an insider look at top nightlife areas in Shenzhen. Use this article to tailor your Shenzhen nightlife experience based on your taste in music, cocktails or more. If you are new in town and need to know where to party this is the article for you. Party areas abound with bars galore and we will point out in the right direction to find that next nightlife experience.

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