One of the most popular clubs in Shenzhen's young Central Business District, Club Viva exploded onto the scene a couple of years ago and is still a hotspot every Friday and Saturday night. It's not surprising that this place is so likeable, because it has everything a standard indoor club has (dance floor, music, good selection of liquor), but also features a large outdoor patio-style seating area. The billiards table is also outdoors, which is a fun twist.
The patio section of Viva is definitely its biggest draw. Comfortable rattan-style tables and big chairs are scattered throughout, and if you feel like busting a move you can always head inside for a quick jam on the dance floor - the DJs are usually very good.
Make sure to call ahead to reserve an outdoor table if it's a Friday or Saturday, and ask about the "10 for 100" special (10 shots for 100RMB).
Add: Gowu Gongyuan Bei Qu, 140, Fuhua Lu, Futian District, Shenzhen
Tel: 137 9825 6176
Getting there: Metro Line 1 to Gouwu Gongyuan, Exit C and cross Fuhua Lu