Add:1/F, 428 Jiangning Rd (at Wuding and Jiangning roads)
Since its launch in July, Club Ibiza at Jiangning Road has become one of the hottest nightclubs in town. It attracts big names such as rap pioneer Run from Run DMC and perennial Top 10 DJs like John Digiweed and Infected Mushroom. It features an actual dance floor, a crisp sound system and cool decorations like alien jelly fish at its front entrance. Vice general manager Batman Li explains what makes Ibiza different. "A person's music taste says a lot about their personality," he says. "Many Shanghai clubs just want Top 10 DJs because it's easy to promote but we want the top artists from our own personal lists." That list ranges from electro to minimal dubstep to trance and Li says they "like to mix it up." Ibiza is busy throughout the week and packed from Wednesday to Saturday nights. Cocktails range from 50 to 80 yuan, with Li recommending the club's signature mojitos. Cover ranges from 100 to 150 yuan for big events, although the new Thursday "Pre-Shock Therapy" nights has free entry.