An Essential Guide To EDM Clubs in Shenzhen

An Essential Guide To EDM Clubs in Shenzhen Nothing gets the heart racing like an EDM club. The lights, the people, the atmosphere, and of course, the music. It’s quite an incomparable experience. Shenzhen is a huge city that has adopted the ethos of ‘work hard, play hard’ with some enthusiasm. There’s certainly no shortage […]

2019 Shenzhen International Comedy Competition Dazzles & Delights

2019 Shenzhen International Comedy Competition The Shenzhen comedy scene has been going from strength to strength and that was never more apparent than at the ‘2019 Shenzhen International Comedy Competition’ hosted by Take Out Comedy.  Held over 3 days from Friday June 28 until Sunday June 30, this was a battle of the goliaths from […]

Taps Taproom: New Neighborhood Bar Comes to Wanxia

Taps is one of the most well-known names in the craft beer scene not only in Shenzhen, but all of China. Having been featured on CCTV and in Lonely Planet and Fortune magazine, the brewery is sure to be on the wish list of any craft beer fan. Until recently, the only location for Taps […]

No loss of Face, at SuperFace

Shenzhen has no shortage big and beautiful night clubs… with lavish decorations, intense lighting and sound. 2019 has brought a new face to this great city… SuperFace club. This place is no joke… hands down one of the largest most visually stunning clubs we’ve ever seen. Unparalleled lighting, and a sound system to match.  3 […]

An Essential Guide To Brewpubs In Shenzhen

Craft beer seems to be expanding everywhere in Shenzhen as of late, but what exactly is all the fuss about? Is it really any better than cheap commercial lagers? Is it worth the price difference? For that matter, what exactly is craft beer? In the US, there is a legal definition as to what constitutes […]

Duke’s Wine & Grill: Possibly The Classiest Spot In Town

What makes a classy restaurant? Well, there is the understated décor and stately furniture. There’s the number of bottles in the wine cellar. There’s the grade of the steak and where the oysters come from. But there are also those small, almost indefinable, details. The way the light illuminates the room. The way the waiter […]

Take a walk in someone else’s shoes with Shenzhen Stories

Shenzhen Stories is a community of people from all over the world who get together once a month to share their stories. These stories come from all walks of life and are told in a coffee shop snuggled in the Shekou neighborhood of Shenzhen. Shenzhen Stories was founded by two buddies, Trey Hobbs and Siobhan […]

An Essential Guide To Shenzhen’s Cocktail Bars

Written by James Dineen Shenzhen. It’s a hell of a city. Everyone is moving so fast and everything is constantly changing. What’s the talk of the town one day, can be just one in a dozen by the end of the week. Blink, and you might miss it altogether. Few businesses are more fickle than […]

Mexican Food Like You’ve Never Experienced Before At Bésame Mucho

Mexican cuisine is one of the most loved foods in the world, and it’s not hard to see why there are so many restaurants now. As popular as these places are, outside of Mexico, they rarely truly represent what Mexican cuisine is. There are so many more ingredients, shapes, flavors, and colors. By looking deeper, […]

Take A Tour Of Italy With Oggi Enoteca

When done well, nothing quite compares to Italian food. It could be Black Squid Ink Risotto at a Michelin-starred restaurant in a luxury five-star hotel in Milan. It may be a plate of Linguine Pasta with Seafood at a tiny family-run restaurant in a small town in Abruzzo tucked away off the street. It might […]

Local Comedy Stands Up At SZN COMEDY Open Mic Night

I’m at my first stand up comedy open mic night in Shenzhen.  A small, respectable-looking Chinese woman takes to the stage to do a set. I’ll be honest with you. She wasn’t exactly what I had in mind when I imagined the type of people performing. Within a minute, she’s made more dirty jokes than […]

A Different Kind Of Fun From ZIP Improv Group

So I’ve found myself at a dinner party. The host seems like a normal enough sort, but then the guests start arriving. The first seems to be only interested in the neck of the host. Matters only become stranger when the next guest arrives. He seems to have a problem with his backside that attempts […]