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Best Night Clubs in Beijing

If you are travelling to Beijing and are only able to stay for a short period of time, these are your best options for a guaranteed good time.

1. Club Vics


VICS nightclub gives travellers a clubbing experience unique to any other venue in Beijing. VICS plays a mix of Top 40, pop, reggae and hip hop to passionate drunkards.  VICS offers a fun and foreign friendly place to party for tourists.   Wednesday night is LADY’S NIGHT, which provides free entrance and drinks for girls.


Address : Workers Stadium north gate, Beijing

Open Time : Daily 7:00pm – 4:00am

Phone : 86-10-65936215

2. Spark Night Club


Spark nightclub promises to get you dancing, conversing with the city’s sexiest  individuals and offers an unique lighting scheme. It’s a little classier than the usual clubs around the Workers Stadium (MIX/LUXY/BABYFACE).   Many Taiwanese enjoy going there because is the sister club of one of Taipei’s most popular nightclubs, Spark Taipei.


English Address: B108, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu.

Chinese Address:光华路9号世贸天阶B108

3. Club Suzie Wong

Buzzing bar scene, Suzie Wong's, Beijing

Come well dressed to this staple of the Beijing nightclub scene.  Many models and wannabe actor/actress frequent this establishment to hobnob with Beijing’s social elite.  Two rooms both play everything from Top 40 to Hip-Hop. One of the more chic places I’ve partied at in Beijing.  Drinks are expensive by Beijing standards so make sure you pre-drink!


English Address: West Gate of Chaoyang Park

Chinese Address:朝阳公园西门

Open Time: Daily 7:00pm to 5:00am


4. Mix


Right across from Vics. Music is somewhat repetitive.  Two main rooms.  If you switch rooms you are liable to hear the same songs over and over.  Drinks are also expensive. 40 RMB for a bottle of water. WTF? Occasionally hosts top quality international DJs, Mix is known as a hot spot for the hook-up if you are a local.  Most rich Chinese clubbers go here and order a huge bottle of whiskey and sit in booths.  Not as foreign friendly as the other spots.

English Address: Inside Worker’s Stadium North Gate

Chinese Address: 工人体育场北门内

Open Time: Daily Daily 8pm to 6:00am


5. Wu


This is the place to hit if you are from 18-25 and staying in the Wudaokou area.  It’s still geared towards the student crowd with Top 40 hits blaring, cheap drinks and depending on the night ALL YOU CAN DRINK, but it’s got a clean look and great space management. 

English Address: 1/F, NW corner, Wudaokou U-Center. 28 Chengfu Rd, Haidian, Beijing, China

Chinese Address: U-Center大厦一层西南角

Open Time: Daily 8:00pm to 5:00am

South Koreans Drink 4X as much as Americans!


This is the absolute truth. Ha.  I’ve lived in both countries.  South Koreans take drinking to another level.   Trying mixing Soju with coca cola or Soju with beer.  Tastes Grrrrrrrreat. The biggest alcohol drinkers on the globe aren’t cuddled up somewhere in sub-zero Siberia; they’re sipping on Soju, in South Korea.



Taipei is a major gateway between the Far East and the West with many international flights between the two regions connecting in Taipei. Taipei is a very modern city making getting around easy and the people there are warm and quick to help a foreigner out if you look lost.


Taipei is the capital of Taiwan and is the most laid back capital city in Asia.

The Art of Nanpa: The Osaka Love Thief

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Here is a great documentary on the art of “Nanpa”. Nanpa is seen most often in young heterosexual men ranging from their late teens to mid-twenties. Groups of “Nanpa boys” will gather around places with busy, predominantly female foot traffic (bridges, subway stations, shopping malls, etc.) and approach women in search of a date. The Nanpa groups generally wear high fashion with nice suits, expensive shoes, and extravagant hair styles. Because of their style of dress, Nanpa boys are occasionally misinterpreted by foreigners as employees of host clubs, who also roam such areas speaking with various women. If you are in Osaka near Shinsaibashi you will see this in droves.


Best Night Clubs in Seoul



Okay.  You’re new to Seoul.  Want to experience the nightlife but you don’t know where to go. Well, the first good decision you made was coming to this blog. The second will be following this list. I lived in Korea for one year and still have many friends that still live there.  One of ESL ASIA’s reps let me in on what are the “5 BEST NIGHTCLUBS IN SEOUL”.  Here you go……………


Club MASS, standing at the peak of Seoul’s night out, is the oasis to those craving complete freedom and craziness. The facility, which is located in the swanky Gangnam area of Seoul, is a place for people with boundless energy. It is one of the most popular clubs in the area and world famous DJ’s regularly spin @ MASS on the regular. Most patrons drink a lot and dance well into the night. Best time to go is from 1am to 3am.


Address: 1306-8 Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-599-3165


Club Answer, a monument located on the ritzy Cheong-dam district strip, has dominated the electro scene in Seoul for the past few years with the likes of heavyweight acts such as Justice, Deadmau5 and Benny Benassi.


AddressCheongdam-dong 125-16, Cheongdam (강남구 청담동 125-16);

Twitter: @Club_Answer

Phone: +82-2-5114-4311

3. 힙합클럽 CLUB NB

Probably the best club in Seoul for hip hop, there will be plenty of foreigners so head here if you’re dying for some conversation and music in your native language. Staple on the Seoul Nightlife scene since the mid 2000s. There are two locations, one in Hongdae (University area, younger crowd) and one in Kangnam (Older crowd, way more crowded).

1308-4 Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea (Gangnam)

362-4, Segyo-dong, Mapo-gu (Hongdae)

Phone: +82 10-8274-5505


The 200-capacity CAKESHOP is located in one of the oldest buildings in Seoul, and is well-known  for its history as an illegal strip club in the foreign friendly region of Itaewon. Cakeshop Club is open every week from Thursday to Sunday nights.


Address: 34-16 Itaewon-dong, Yongsang-Gu, Seoul, Korea, B1 Seoul, Korea

Phone: +82 10-4765-6139


Octagon’s trying to stand out from the other main clubs. They probably have the best sound system in Seoul and they even have a large pool inside the club, where hired dancers perform on certain events. It is not as segmented or massive as Club Ellui, but it is noticeably bigger than Club Answer.


Address: Nonhyeon-Dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 152, hilltop Hotel B2,. Share the Website ON. 페이스북 · 트위터 · 블로그.

Phone: 82-2-516-8847

Peak hours 1-4 AM. When you get out of Gangnam subway station line 2, or Nonhyeon subway station line 7, just tell your taxi driver “New Hill Top Hotel” in English