We know we’ve already told you this, but here’s more anyway. B:lo, the offspring of Madam Zung and the Zapata’s/Sasha’s/O’Malley’s empire has closed its doors forever. They canceled next Friday’s much-anticipated drum and bass bash after experiencing a disappointingly (although perhaps not surprisingly) low turnout for last Saturday’s Ministry of Sound gig — really, there were less than a dozen people when we showed up. Unfortunately there will be no official closing down bash, which means no free or half-priced drinks (aww, we love cheap booze). This comes as a huge blow to the night scene — we have lost the venue that brought us our first ever 16-hour parties! Oh well, more time for Shanghaiist to train for the Shanghai Marathon (seriously … and not just for the post-race parties, either!).
The club Gods may taketh — all too often in Shanghai — but they also giveth, just about as often. See a trend? Another club has been born. 1 Club opened its doors this weekend. Word on the street is mixed. The venue is OK. Music is same old same old. The crowd? Eh. The service? Well, maybe you should learn how to order drinks in Chinese (we are in China, after all). Who knows, this could just be the cheaper, less exclusive antidote to Bar Rouge we have been waiting for. Or it could close in a month. You never know in Shanghai.
Image from SmartShanghai.com.