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Terrace: A Look Back At 13 Years Of Live Music

Ever since they first took to the stage more than 13 years ago, Terrace has been an essential part of the live music scene in Shenzhen. Over the years, they have had future pop stars perform, won countless awards, and had some legendary nights along the way. Shenzhen Party sat down with founders Jon and […]

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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 […]

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Top Quiz Nights In Shenzhen

The quiz night is one of the great pastimes of going to a bar. It’s where you can spend a few hours a week having a bit of fun and letting off some steam, where your encyclopedic knowledge of seemingly useless information suddenly comes in handy, and where friends are made, and lost, and made […]

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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 […]

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B10 Live: A Champion Of Independent & Alternative Music In Shenzhen

Every city needs a place where music fans can come to see live music: a beating heart where all the lifeblood of the local music scene can flow to and, vitally, somewhere that keeps that lifeblood pumping. Liverpool had The Cavern Club, famous for launching The Beatles. Nirvana and Pearl Jam all played at The […]

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Top Party Music Bars In Shenzhen

Nothing beats a bar with a great house band playing your favorite songs; be it joining in with some air guitar to Bon Jovi or Guns’n’Roses, singing your heart out to a Lady Gaga or Beyonce cover, or strutting your moves on the dance floor as the band play Prince or Michael Jackson. It’s those […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Escape Reality for the Night, and Enter the Matrix Club

Escape reality for the night, and enter the Matrix Clubfor the night, and enter the Matrix Club! This super club opened up December 31st, 2018 in Shenzhen’s Houhai, Coastal city district of Nanshan. If you enjoy huge venues with heaps of people, Matrix is a must see. Over 4000 square meters of space, coupled with […]

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Fair 404 Club Brings A Whole New Look to Coco Park

Fair 404 club brings a whole new look to the well known south west corner of Coco Park bar district. Having gone under a complete renovation during the fall of 2018, and reopening mid December 2018, Fair 404’s new look is quite stunning. With a carnival/fair theme, the attention to detail is impressive, with lots […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Start Your Night In Style At The Penthouse

A friend once told me that all you need for the perfect evening is a good view and good company to share it with. Sat in The Penthouse on the 38th floor of the Grand Hyatt Shenzhen surrounded by friends, I look out over the city and can’t help but wonder if this is what […]

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It’s Time To Salsa At Mr. Wong

There’s just something special about Friday nights. It’s a time when everyone is able to let loose, have fun, and express themselves. There’s no better place to do so than Salsa Night at Mr. Wong. All the energy bunnies out there can come to recharge their batteries and get their sexy groove on with Latin […]

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Enjoy Your Whiskey In Style At Unicorn Bar

So there you are. Sat out on the decking, laid back on the cushioned sofa. In your hand rests a tumbler of single malt. It’s a Macallan and you slip it slow out of appreciation to the 25 years it took to make. On the table before you is a platter of Gorgonzola and Gouda, […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]