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Shanghai's Best Nightclubs

Last night's annual Readers' Choice Awards at The 7th Floor saw another huge turn out of the city's finest. After a night of revelry in celebration of the city's best restaurants, bars and nightclubs, the official winners' list has arrived. Did your picks win? Check out the full list below, and check out the bar and restaurant winners as well.

2014's Best Nightclub Winners

Best New Venue

WINNER: Cirque Le Soir

Editor’s Pick: Pocho Social Club

Honorable Mention: The 7th Floor

Best Cocktails

WINNER: el Coctel

Editor’s Pick: Senator Saloon

Honorable Mention: Unïco by Mauro Colagreco

Best Dance Spot


Editor’s Pick: The Shelter

Honorable Mention: Arkham

Best Live Music

WINNER: MAO Livehouse Shanghai

Editor’s Pick: Yuyintang

Honorable Mention: JZ Club

Best View 

WINNER: CHAR Bar (Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund)

Editor’s Pick: Roosevelt Sky Restaurant & Bar

Honorable Mention: VUE Bar (Hyatt on the Bund)

Best Party Crew

WINNER: Hip-hop Hijack

Editor’s Pick: Subculture

Honorable Mention: The Ice Cream Truck

Best Local DJ

WINNER: DJ Choyce Kutz

Editor’s Pick: Acid Pony Club

Honorable Mention: Spencer Tarring by M1NT

Best Local Band

WINNER: Round Eye

Editor’s Pick: The Psyders

Honorable Mention: Duck Fight Goose

Best LGBT Venue

WINNER: 390 Bar

Editor’s Pick: Icon

Honorable Mention: Shanghai Studio

Club of the Year 



Editor’s Pick: Lola

Honorable Mention: M2

2013's Best Nightclub Winners

Best Party Crew

Winner: Hip Hop Hijack
Runner up: City Moments
Editor's pick: The Ice Cream Truck

Best Cocktails

Winner: Unïco
Runner up: Roosevelt Sky Restaurant & Bar
Editor's pick: el Cóctel

Best Band

Winner: Round Eye
Runner up: Duck Fight Goose
Editor's pick: Rainbow Danger Club

Best DJ

Winner: Choyce Kutz and DJ Spenny
Runner up: Leo Chiodaroli
Editor's pick: Downstate

Newcomer of the Year

Winner: KTV
Runner up: Wine Must
Editor's pick: Senator Saloon

Best Club

Winner: M1NT
Runner up: M2
Editor's pick: Lola

Best View

Winner: VUE Bar (Hyatt on the Bund)
Runner up: M1NT
Editor's pick: Flair Rooftop Restaurant & Bar

Best Live Music

Winner: MAO Livehouse
Runner up: Yuyintang
Editor's pick: JZ Club 


2012's Best Nightclub Winners

Best Cocktail

Winner: el Cóctel

Honorable Mention: Yucca

Editor’s Pick: Constellation

Best Live Music

Winner: MAO Livehouse Shanghai

Honorable Mention: Yuyintang

Editor’s Pick: Cotton Club

Best Club

Winner: M1NT

Honorable Mention: M2

Editor’s Pick: No. 88

Best Band

Winner: Friend or Foe

Honorable Mention: Banana Monkey

Editor’s Pick: Rainbow Danger Club

Best DJ

Winner: DJ Spenny

Honorable Mention: DJ Acid Pony Club

Editor’s Pick: DJ Jane Siesta

2011's Best Nightclub Winners

Best DJ 

Winner: Ben Huang

Honorable Mention: Acid Pony Club

Editor's Pick: Jane Siesta

Best View 

Winner: The House of Roosevelt

Honorable Mention: VUE Bar

Editor's Pick: Flair Rooftop Restaurant & Bar

Best Band 

Winner: Lions of Puxi

Honorable Mention: X is Y

Editor's Pick: Rainbow Danger Club

Club of the Year

Winner: M1NT

Honorable Mention: M2

Editor's Pick: The Shelter

Best Cocktails

Winner: el Cóctel

Honorable Mention: M1NT

Editor's Pick: Fulton Place


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What does "Editor Pick" mean? Was it picked by the editor? Is that supposed to be the choice of City Weekend? I am somewhat muddled up by it all.


And why do some awards in the photos have the white outline but some do not?


I was hoping that Cirque Le Soir would win best new venue :)
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