"If you like vics, my best suggestion would be to stay home, put the latest top 10 CD on at maximum volume, open your door, and invite the nearest stranger into your home to bang you. You can save 50 RMB and get the same result."
Died laughing. Sadly, this is actually a pretty good summation of the Vics experience.
"...can't stand techno or house..."
Better stay out of Lantern - the place is run by Acupuncture Records, Beijing's biggest
techno label. Honestly, I never really go to any of the kinda places that you're into - but yeah, most of them are concentrated around the Gongti/SLT neighborhood.
If you find yourself in Wudaokou, Mango isn't too bad - the service is good, drinks are decent and reasonably priced. It's in the U-Center, right by the subway station.
Fuck Propaganda up its stupid ass. Just throwing that out there.