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Advisory: There are no laws in China regarding lesbian sexual activity.


General Information


Organizations

  • Lavender Phoenix
      Contact and support group for lesbian and bisexual women from Mainland China.



Baotou (Inner Mongolia) -- area code (86-472)

General Information

    The population of Baotou is over 2 million (that's about 80,000 Utopians).


Popular Spots

Bars and Clubs

    • Reports of a lesbian bar in the center of Ba Yi Park, near the playground.



BEIJING



CHENGDU (Sichuan Province)
-- area code (86-28)

Popular Spots

Bars and Clubs

    • MC Club
        1/F Haicheng Dasha, Tianxian Qiao Bei Rd, 8666-6029, 135-5367-4529. North street of Tianxian Bridge (6) (tianxian qiao bei jie 24 hao). Set back from the main road down a driveway at the base of the Haicheng Bld. You can see a Sports center sign from the road. MC sauna is below it and the bar is beyond it, around the corner. Large gay club with patio seating facing the river and large indoor seating with bar and small stage for performances. This is the happening gay club in Chengdu. Opens about 9pm and runs until very early in the morning. Packed on weekends. Some lesbians. 成都市天仙桥北路6号(东门大桥旁)海成大厦1楼
    • YueLianHua Bar
        8901-2065. Lesbian bar, open nightly. Mixed ages, some 30+ women which is uncommon.



GUANGZHOU (Guangdong Province)
-- area code (86-20)

General Information


Popular Spots

Bars and Clubs

    • Cave Café (mixed)
        Tian He, near the Garden Hotel. It's more or less an English pub with music and dancers. Some lesbian scene and the lapdancers dancing in a very hot way. Some of the gals here also seem to be interested in each other.
    • Planet Bar
        Tianhe area, behind Teemall/Grandview Mall (south side, opposite side from the TianHe Sports Plaza, down the street with 7-11 on the corner). Go east behind Grandview till you get to the 7-11 and turn right. Planet is in the first building on your left, door is at the back. The bar is on 2/F, so you'll need to ring the buzzer. A girl's club. The young lady who runs it is very welcoming, helpful and speaks pretty good English.



Guilin (Guangxi Province) -- area code (86-773)

General Information

    Population is almost 1.5 million (that's about 60,000 Utopians).


Popular Spots

Bars and Clubs

    • Lesbian Bar
        Map and directions. Near the Guilin Bravo Hotel along one of the lovely lakes that snake through the center of the city. Absolutely wild. The bar has about thirty tables, including some in a loft, as well as a small stage. Guests are mostly women, but there are a few men. The place plays upbeat Chinese and western pop music and they have shows that involve audience participation. The crowd and staff are very friendly.



Guiyang (Guizhou Province) -- area code (86-851)

General Information

    Population is over 3 million (that's about 120,000 Utopians).


Popular Spots

Bars and Clubs

    • Shang Xia Xian (Up/Down Line)
        Located in the the alley behind the Parkson's nearest to Pen Shui Chi on Zhonghua Lu (take a taxi or walk to "Long Gang Baisheng"). About 50/50 gay/lesbian.



Haikou (Hainan Island) -- area code (86-898)

General Information

    Prices are low in this small city. A lot of gay men go to the gay bars every night. There is quite a different feeling between a Beijing gay bar and a Hainan gay bar: all the mature men in Beijing bars are usually foreigners, but in Hainan you'll find many middle-aged locals relaxing after work and enjoying Hainan's easy-going atmosphere.

    The population is a half million (that's 20,000 Utopians).

Popular Spots

 Restaurants and Cafes

    • Coffee World/Pizza Corner
        28 Guomao Ave (above KFC), 6858-5907, email. Gay and lesbian-friendly western style coffee shop and restaurant with free Wi-fi. Under the Radar gathering Wed nights 8pm until closing. Women spotted here. Email for earlier meeting times. 海口市国贸大道28号金贸商城2楼



HANGZHOU (Zhejiang Province) -- area code (86-571)

General Information

    Marco Polo passed through Hangzhou in the 13th century and called it one of the most splendid cities in the world. Today, Hangzou is a bustling lakeside resort popular with Chinese holiday makers. The enormous West Lake retains the romance of long ago, with misty vistas that seem to have been lifted from a painted scroll.

    Population is 6 million (that's a quarter million Utopians).


Popular Spots

Bars and Clubs

    • The Wine Shop
        1, 1, Tong Po Rd (Long Chang Lu), 701-0481. Take Tong Po Road, and about half way there's an alley called Long Chang. First shop on the left is the bar. Very friendly atmosphere, mostly students and young professionals. After midnight good singing parties. Owner and cute bartenders very helpful. Chinese speaking staff.


Restaurants and Cafes

    • He Cha Guan (tea house)
        77 Huai Min Rd (at the intersection of So Yan An South Rd), 8782-9711, 8782-9733. A modern tea house with traditional decor and booth seating with curtains that may be drawn for extra privacy. Try a variety of teas while you sample a strange selection of treats from a "tea buffet". A very cozy and relaxing place.



HONG KONG -- area code (852)

General Information

    Population is over 6 million (that's a quarter million Utopians).

    Navigating the local gay scene is easy with our interactive Utopia Map of Gay & Lesbian Hong Kong:

click for our interactive map of Hong Kong


Organizations

  • Women Coalition of Hong Kong
  • Queer Sisters
      Hotline: 2314-4348 (Cantonese only), Page: 7112-8445 #1613, email. Feminist group formed in 1996 and making its presence felt serving the needs of lesbian and bisexual women now through its website.
  • Women Coalition of Hong Kong
      PO Box 20467, Hennessy Road Post Office, Wanchai, 8103-0701, email. A Hongkong-based non profit-making, non-governmental organization, established on 1st July 2003. They defend the human rights of sexuality minorities facing discrimination due to their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. WCHK effects this mission through advocacy, documentation, public education, oral history, cultural development, AIDS education on WSW (women having sex with women) and hosting monthly gatherings for lesbian, bisexual women and transgenders.


Popular Spots

Bars and Clubs

    • Club 64
        G/F 12-14 Wing Wah Lane, Central, 2523-2801. Mainly lesbian crowd.
    • Home Entertainment Club
        18/F Circle Plaza, 499 Hennessy Rd, Causeway Bay, 2891-3266, email. Lesbian Pub and Karaoke.
    • U-Turn Café & Bar
        3/F Cheung Hing Commercial Bld, 37-41 Cochrane St (above Dublin Jack Pub, next to the Central escalator, enter on Gage St), Central , 2851-1833, email. A fashionable, hot bar for gays and lesbians. Trendy music. A comfortable place for upscale locals to meet visitors. When it's your birthday, get a complimentary cake to share your happiness! Open Mon-Fri from 6pm-4am and Sat and holidays from 8pm till the wee hours.
    • Virus
        6/F Allways Centre, 468 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, 2904-7207, 2904-7213 . Mostly lesbian crowd. 香港銅鑼灣謝菲道468號百達中心六樓


Karaoke

    • Loft Bar De
        2/F 126-128 Lockhart Rd, Wanchai (above Hin Ho restaurant), 2866-3268.


Meeting Places

    • 1 Jordan Road
        A gathering place for DGS old girls to share our joy, sorrow or experiences freely. We can help each other with support through messages and chat. Old friends can get re-acquainted. New friendship may develop. Any interested old girls can visit to register. Bisexuals and friends are welcomed, too.

Restaurants and Cafes

    • Wako Japanese Yakinku Restaurant
        3/F, Jaffe Rd, Causeway Bay, email. A nice and quiet lesbian-managed restaurant.


JINAN (Shandong Province) -- area code (86-531)

General Information

    Population is 5.5 million (that's over 200,000 Utopians).


Popular Spots

Bars and Clubs

    • Landiao
        The club is situated in or near Fo Shan Jie St somewhere behind the Silver Plaza. The doors are painted bright orange and it is across the street from a hot pot restaurant. Bigger than Lanco. There's KTV, a show and a disco afterwards. The drinks are cheap enough and everyone seems to be enjoying themselves. It also seems to be a favorite with lesbians. Open till late.



NANJING (Jiangsu Province) -- area code (86-25)

General Information

    Nanjing is just two and a half hours northwest of Shanghai by bullet train and its population is over 5 million (there are about 200,000 Utopians here). The city is clean and tidy, with major avenues graced by canopies of parasol shade trees imported from France. Lots of traditional architecture remains, including the Xuyuan Garden and Zhanyuan pleasure gardens. Even contemporary housing projects incorporate the local white wall and black tile style with geometric roof finials. Together with its large lake, winding river moat, and nearby Purple Golden Mountain park, Nanjing is harmonized with its surroundings. A former imperial capital, the city is rich in history, including the sad fate of hundreds of thousands of its citizens who died during the brutal Japanese invasion of China.

    If you visit in late Feb, early Mar, don't miss Plum Blossom Hill, where thousands of pink and white plum trees bloom. During the annual Spring Festival, incorporating Chinese New Year, the Confucian Temple shopping area (Fuzi Miao) is decked out with auspicious red lanterns, large illuminated folk sculptures made from silk, and traditional folk toy vendors. Take an evening boat ride from the peer to view the charming, illuminated waterways. Most of Nanjing's gay bars are also just a short walk away.


Popular Spots

Accommodations

      Click here for Nanjing hotels and accommodations.


Bars and Clubs

    • Red Bar (Hong Ba)
        Beijing East Rd (in back of the well known Yosemite restaurant), 133-2781-1472. Red and black Chinese interior decor with red and green laser squiggles. Booths surrounding central table seating. Busy on the weekend. Weekdays you can sing karaoke. Weekend "model shows" and other activities. No English spoken, but you'll be welcome. Mostly younger gay crowd. Owned by a women, and there was even a group of lesbians there on the night we visited, but it's really more of a gay men's environment. Open daily.


Discos

    • The Tequila Bar
        Disco with a friendly, mixed crowd. Many Asian gays and lesbians. Open very late on the weekends.



SHANGHAI -- area code (86-21)




WUHAN (Hubei Province) -- area code (86-27)

General Information

    Population is over 7 million (that's about 300,000 Utopians).


Popular Spots

Bars and Clubs

    • Shaka Lounge Bar
        Shou Yi Yuan, #1 Shui Che Li, across from Languifang Wuchang, 130-1800-8234. Cozy new lesbian bar in Wuchang. Call first to check the hours. 武昌, 首义园, 水车里1号 (兰桂坊斜对面)
    • Romantic Life
        3-4 Jiangtan Park, Hankou, 8278-9041. This is a lesbian friendly gay bar on the Yangzi riverside. Go earlier on Fri and Sat for a larger crowd. 浪漫一生 汉口江滩公园内3-4号



XIAMEN (Fujian Province) -- area code (86-592)

General Information

    The population of Xiamen is over 1.3 million (that's over 50,000 Utopians).


Popular Spots

Bars and Clubs

    • Xiamen Country Club (Xiang Chun Lie Che)
        2/F Fujing Dajie Yi Jie Dian Er Rd, directions and map, 251-8029, 0593-219-1169. A small, but cozy, place with karaoke. Some English songs are also available. Lesbians are welcome.



XIAN (Shaanxi Province) -- area code (86-29)

General Information

    Xian (often spelled as Xi'an and pronounced "she ahn") was the ancient imperial capital of China for over 11 centuries. Much of this history remains buried, either literally -- in the dirt surrounding regal burial mounds which dot the rural countryside -- or amidst the sky-rise development that has swallowed much of the city. Yet Xian's public spaces and charming alleyways manage to appear more authentically "Chinese" than Beijing's grandiose plazas and avenues. The old Muslim Quarter is particularly colorful and worth exploring on foot. Yes, the air is smoggy, but so was Los Angeles up until the late 1980s.

    The population is nearing 7 million (so about a quarter million Utopians live here).

    Terracotta Comrades

    Xian is home to 36 universities and a multitude of software colleges and companies. It's not surprising that local lesbians are Internet savvy.


Bars and Clubs

    • Club 902
        Near Nanxiaomen. The interior looks like a dance club, but they have singers performing nightly so it seems to be more of a bar.
    • L&G Bar UTOPIAN VERIFIED NOV 2012
        21 East Lane 6, Heping Rd, Utopia Map, 8744-5455. On the 6th Rd of Heping Lu, a block away from Yue Gong bar. Lesbian club as of 2012.



Yangshuo

Bars and Clubs

      Comments from Utopians:

      "The L Club is a new, women-only bar in Yangshuo (Guang Xi) on 3/F of Cafe China, 26 West St, Yangshuo." -- Malcomb T., Jun 2, 2015



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