Anyone know Shanghai or Beijing?

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    Nov 25, 2012 10:08 AM GMT
    I'm in Shanghai now and am looking for tips, especially from other gay guys.
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    Nov 25, 2012 12:53 PM GMT
    Living in Beijing right now
  • alphatop

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    Nov 25, 2012 3:28 PM GMT
    I lived in Beijing and living in Shanghai now. I know both cities quite well. What's your preference?
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    Nov 25, 2012 3:51 PM GMT
    All I can say is Shanghai is SOOOO great! But individual tips, hard to say. Though I stayed at the URBN hotel, which was freakin cool! http://www.urbnhotels.com/
  • calibro

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    Nov 25, 2012 4:18 PM GMT
    i've lived in neither and think you should cruise the great wall... all of it
  • offshore

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    Nov 25, 2012 9:48 PM GMT
    Only 1 tip - there are no native blonds for you to stalk.
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    Nov 25, 2012 9:54 PM GMT
    offshore saidOnly 1 tip - there are no native blonds for you to stalk.

    LOLLLLL
  • ASHDOD

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    Nov 25, 2012 9:54 PM GMT
    been there a year ago, but i tend to be just a tourist, and i less go to gay places, i dont want to give advice though, but i assure you that what we found [me and my best friend we traveled there together]was totaly ok ,and never had problems... ;)
    enjoy, go visit the great sky scrapers icon_smile.gif
  • Bunjamon

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    Nov 25, 2012 11:41 PM GMT
    I lived in Beijing for two years and visited Shanghai pretty frequently. What kind of tips are you looking for? How long will you be in each place? The winter is not the best time to visit, unfortunately.
  • alphatop

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    Nov 27, 2012 11:51 AM GMT
    In Shanghai

    1 - Eddy's Bar ( 1877 Huaihai Middle road, near Tianping road ) unofficially the oldest gay bar in the city, cool, small, dark and friendly bar with reasonable prices and laid back atmosphere...Various types of guys, from older Westerners to younger Asian. I sometimes go there on Thursday night.icon_cool.gif

    2 - Shanghai Studio ( literally across the street from Eddy's Bar, where ICBC bank is, behind, in a dark alley ) is bunker-like club who usually plays trashy music ( Gaga and shit alike ), so usually after few drinks in Eddy's most people go there. Good for hook ups, but not for enjoying good music. Thursday is open bar ( 100 rmb all u can drink ).

    3 - 390 Bar ( 390 Panyu road, near Fahuazhen road ) is newly opened gay bar/club. It has a stage and performances and concerts are usual. Been there once, nice vibe.

    4 - Angel ( south Bund, Zhongshan South road ) is massive club with go go dancers, shirtless guys, and everything that goes. If you are into hook ups, go there on weekend.

    5 - The Shelter ( 5 Yongfu road, near Fuxing Middle road ) is gay friendly underground techno club, if you are into dancing, clubbing and foreign/Chinese DJ 's, this is a place to go. Best on weekends, but also can be good on Thursday. Next door to "The Shelter" is after hour club Shiva Lounge....

    In Beijing,

    Only one I can remember is Destination Club ( 7 Gongti West road ), massive club with two separate floors and more than 5 bars. Hook up kinda type. They say it's the oldest in Beijing.
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    Nov 27, 2012 1:00 PM GMT
    Supernova_ saidI lived in Beijing and living in Shanghai now. I know both cities quite well. What's your preference?


    My preference is gay under 35. In Shanghai I'm staying at the Grand Hyatt and in Beijing at the Hilton.
  • alphatop

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    Nov 27, 2012 2:53 PM GMT
    swimguychicago said
    Supernova_ saidI lived in Beijing and living in Shanghai now. I know both cities quite well. What's your preference?


    My preference is gay under 35. In Shanghai I'm staying at the Grand Hyatt and in Beijing at the Hilton.


    If you wanna hook up, just use Manhunt or whatever hook up app you're using..icon_confused.gif.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 27, 2012 5:15 PM GMT
    I would love to visit Shanghai and Beijing along with Hong Kong and the Himalayas. Unfortunately, I am too impoverished to travel.icon_sad.gif
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    Nov 27, 2012 5:48 PM GMT
    Supernova_ said
    swimguychicago said
    Supernova_ saidI lived in Beijing and living in Shanghai now. I know both cities quite well. What's your preference?


    My preference is gay under 35. In Shanghai I'm staying at the Grand Hyatt and in Beijing at the Hilton.


    If you wanna hook up, just use Manhunt or whatever hook up app you're using..icon_confused.gif.


    +1. Seriously, OP, could you sound any creepier?

    As for real advice, Jack'd seemed to be the iPhone app of choice when I was in China earlier this year, every time I logged on I'd get a zillion messages.

    Also, while access to Facebook is blocked through the ISPs, it worked on our iPhones in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Chengdu and Lhasa.