Nightclub of the week: Arkham (Shanghai)

Arkham Nightclub Shanghai

Nightclub of the week: Arkham (Shanghai)

In the last five years, Shanghai has enjoyed much of the limelight being emitted on China. A lid has started lift on the largest city on the mainland and the world is starting to see what’s laying beneath. Arkham is here to blow that lid right off.

Opening on March 1st, 2013. Arkham will be the first club in China that will consistently book and promote high quality underground live music and DJ parties. The focus is on the quality of the experience, the music and the community embracing this. To take the scene that has been bubbling up here and driving it as far forward as possible.

Laying 10m beneath the ground in the heart of the French Concession on 1 Wulumuqi Road near Hengshan Road, Arkham has added a new flavor to Shanghai’s weekend palette. The main dance floor is the centre point of a labyrinth of rooms and tunnels that wrap around it. A second bar is located directly beside the dance floor which hosts it’s own lounge area and a second bar upstairs (also with it’s own lounge and DJ booth) makes it a total of four bars to access in the club. Beyond this, there are VIP sections and table seating towards the back of the main area for those wanting to bling it up. A shop will also be open to buy merchandise and listening booths will be set up to preview music of upcoming shows.

All roads in the underground seems to have wound up to this. A one stop club in the French Concession ready to host the world’s top alternative musicians of all styles and backgrounds with quality lights and sound system. A place where people that enjoy music for music’s sake can gather and watch this city’s underground fulfill the potential it’s always had.

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