Hot, sweaty and crowded, Han Lounge is an after-hours club in the truest sense of the word. Housed on the third floor of a heritage building on Yangjiang Zhong Lu, the club – with its hulking bouncers that practically undress you with their eyes – can feel a bit sketchy at times, but regulars will tell you that’s part of its allure.
Formerly a VIP enclave for Hyper – one of the city’s most happening joints and host to Steve Aoki during his 2015 visit – the club left Guangzhou partygoers heartbroken, and a lot more sober, when it shut down last year. But Han, as clubbers at the scene tell us, had a hell of a lot of dirty, dirty dancing left to go. So with a nip and tuck here and there, it was reborn last year on Christmas Day under a host of new management.
March 16, 2016