Shanghai Shenanigans PART 1: Shanghai Clubbing

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This is a flashback story from my visit to Shanghai last year. My friend Magneto (known from this story) and I did a trip around China. The focus was on tourism rather than finding a Chinese girl. It had always been my dream to walk the Great Wall of China, see the Forbidden City and more… but not surprisingly, we also explored the Chinese night life and did some Shanghai clubbing.

First Night of Shanghai Clubbing

Our hotel was right on Nanjing road. This is a big shopping street that leads to the famous Shanghai viewing point. It’s quite lively all day long but it’s not the best place to go out. It has mainly stores, coffee shops and restaurants and hardly any bars.

Nanjing Road not good for Shanghai clubbing

Scenic view of Nanjing Road, Shanghai

We asked around for a better option and ended up in XinTianDi. There are plenty of restaurants, bars and clubs in this area. A much better spot for nightlife. We celebrated the start of our trip with steak and wine.

When Magneto and I hit town, there’s no moderation. We got a good buzz from the wine and decided to do go Shanghai clubbing.

We went to a club within walking distance. I had heard about Shanghai clubbing from friends but it was an experience to see it myself.

Flash the cash & caucasian gogo dancers

Chinese dudes love to flash the cash. Most of the tables occupied by young Chinese dudes with ten bottles or more just to show off their wealth.

Classing Shanghai clubbing, spoiled Chinese brats flashing the cash

Flash the cash and fall a sleep at your table..

We didn’t take a table and went straight to the dance floor. I was getting decent IOI’s and danced with a few girls but it was hard to escalate.

Since were only in town for a few days so there was no point collecting numbers.

It was all or nothing.

Crazy black chick

I gave up with the dance floor and moved to the bar and talked to a hot black girl. Expecting she could be a pro I ran my shoring routine and she seemed to play along.

We went to dance and I fingered her on the dance floor while she grabbed my dick. My suspicions that she was a pro got affirmed. I was just having fun and not planning to actually shore her. I was not in the mood for the bullshit and the potential drama that comes along with shoring.

It was getting late and the club was getting empty. Magneto hadn’t find a girl so he wanted to bounce. He asked me to join him to an after club. But as he was talking to me, this black girl suddenly goes berserk and starts screaming at my friend.

“Leave us alone! He is staying with me! You don’t know me!”

Wow. This is why I don’t shore anymore. This went from zero to batshit crazy in no time. No warning signs.

THC: “No, fuck you. You don’t talk to my friend like that. I’m out, bye.”

I leave the club with Magneto but this girl keeps following us, trying to apologise to me but I told her to fuck off.

Definitely the right call to bounce on this crazy bitch.

More Shanghai Clubbing in this weird after club

We took a taxi to an after club on the ground floor of a nearby hotel.

It was still packed but there were a lot of weird people. I guess we were one of them because we were pretty fucked up drunk at this point as well.

I got the great drunk idea to do some drugs here and suddenly I’m buying MDMA from a black guy at the bar. Like I said: No moderation.

I did a highly scientific drunken taste-test and decided his shit was legit and took half of it in the bathroom. The night got a bit blurry after that.

The next thing I remember is that I’m smashing this random expat girl in her apartment in the Shanghai suburbs. I smashed her on the balcony of the 40th floor with a view over Shanghai, which was pretty cool.

But what looked like a solid 6 when I was still drunk, turned out to be a 4 the next morning.

God damn it, MDMA goggles!

I needed to get out of there but my phone was dead and I had no money left. The girl gave me like 5 dollars worth in Chinese currency. This was not a proud moment, I felt cheap as shit.

I needed to get the fuck out of there and find my bed.

Lost in the Shanghai suburbs

It was around 9 or 10 am and the sun was already burning. I had the worst hangover and no idea where I was.

It must have been some Chinese residential area where no taxis come apparently. After wandering around for 20 minutes without finding a taxi, I decided to change strategy.

I stopped this old Chinese guy on a motorbike. I showed him my last money and told him “Nanjing road, OK??”

It was the only thing I remembered about my address. He didn’t speak a word of english but at least he understood the money I showed him.

He agreed, so I climbed up on the back of this crappy motorbike stacked with his fishing gear and we drove off. This guy was driving through back alleys, local markets, river paths and what not.

It was actually the most fun part of the night. I regretted my phone was dead because this would have been some great footage.

We finally arrived back at Nanjing road and from there I found my way back to my hotel. I was so happy when I saw my own bed; I crashed immediately and didn’t wake up until the evening.

Holy shit. This was just the first day in China. So far for “doing tourism stuff”. How does this keep happening…

But it was only getting started.

Next week PART TWO of this story: Magneto and I give Shanghai clubbing another shot and find out Chinese girls.


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I’m TravelHardcore, but people simply call me THC, although I don’t smoke. I speak several languages and suffer from insomnia. I left a well paying job, stuck in a miserable office to go out and see the world. I simply live for adventure. Cheers.

  • Max

    Hi thc
    I d like to have an idea about your age,nationality and how many girls you fucked (total)
    One of your best stories btw

    • Thanks Max. I’m mid 30, North-European, and lets just keep at “hundreds”

    • splooge

      nice, when you are overseas? Do girls get put off by your age or do you lie about it?

  • Smooth Operator

    How many bottles did you order?

  • Nice story THC. Get’s me so pumped to finally visit China!

    • Can’t miss it in your Asian adventures. I’ll write about Beijing soon. Great Wall & Forbidden city were some of my favourite travel experiences

  • Chris

    I really enjoyed reading this! which city in china do you Prefer? Shangai or Beijing?

    • Based on first impressions, Beijing for culture/tourism, Shanghai for nightlife.

  • President Gas

    Have been to Shanghai a dozen times over the years. I bang tail everytime I go. My advice: Stay away from Nanjing Road. I can’t walk 50 yards without getting approached on that street by men and women trying to scam me into hanging out with them (drinking/eating) …. where they will take you to a pre-arranged spot, order a bunch of beers and food and stick you with a bill that is 5 times what you should be paying (the owner is in on the scam). For easy pickings simply head to Heng Shan Lu at night …. a bunch of clubs. I walk in the door and within 5 minutes I’m surrounded by some pretty hot Chinese girls. Don’t have to do a thing except buy them a drink. Like shooting fish in a barrel. Another great option is the bars in XinTianDi as mentioned …… I recall one time pulling two girls out the Paulaner and having a wonderful three-way. Basically… if you stick to places that have an active dance scene and you have any game at all you’ll love Shanghai.

    • Yeah, the girls approaching you with perfect english is a well known scam. Happened to me a couple of times, but also in Beijing. They want to go for tea or drinks.

      We went to another clubbing area the next day. I’m about to write about it in part 2 of this post.

      Nice job on the three-way from Paulaner 😉

    • President Gas

      So in the spirit of warning other travelers I’ll relay my experience with this scam. I had a free afternoon one day and decided to do some shopping on Nanjing Lu (road). After about three random approaches from strangers I decided to play along with a couple of gilrs that confronted me and asked if I wanted to go for some drinks. I wanted to see where this would go so I agreed to go with them. They were both super cute by the way. I was carrying shopping bags in both hands (which turned out to be my demise) …. and off we went. First I was taken to a karaoke bar where the two girls and I were escorted to a private room for a few beers. They both started to come on to me ….but in a rehearsed bullshit manner and one of them kept trying to get her hands in my pocket and lift my cash…… Shanghai is known for very aggressive and desperate girls by the way. I was now getting tired of this BS and they could sense I was ready to bolt. It was then I was presented with a pretty hefty bill for what amounted to three beers. They then talked me into getting some food at a differnt spot and the same routine played out. My plan was to order up a bunch of food, excuse myself to hit the head and bolt ………but those damn shopping bags prevented such an escape. Again I picked up the tab but now I was pushing for both of them to come back to my hotel so I could slam them. By now I was really enjoying this game and was curious to see where it would end up. I had promised them money if they joined me in my room knowing all too well that wasn’t going to happen. They kept begging for cash and I kept dangling the hook. It was comical at this point. As we got close to my hotel and they realized they weren’t going to get paid any cash unless they fucked me … one of them pretended to fall ill and they made a bee-line out of sight. I laughed the whole night. The thing to remember is traditional Chinese hardly consider Shanghai part of China due to it’s long history of ill reput. Certainly not as bad as Shenzhen for example but Shanghai is a place you need to keep your antenna up. Lowlifes from all over China migrate to Shanghai out of desperation in search of cash. One moment of unguarded awareness cost me my passport, wallet, visa, plane tickets, credit cards and a brand new laptop in Shanghai resulting in an experience I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy.. but that’s a differnt story.

    • Ran into a few taxi scams and shoe shine scams in Shanghai also. Suddenly 5 ‘meant 50’ or the agreed upon price changed to dollars, etc. some sneaky fuckers around there. So did you smash the other one?

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  • splooge

    think that black girl is like that cuz local chinese guys arent into black women so she was super desperate