Fashionable and prosperous Chengdu has no shortage of nightlife spots, from alternative riverside watering holes to luxurious wine bars. Here are 10 of the best bars to get a taste of the Chinese city’s nightlife.
The Beer Nest specializes in craft and imported beers, including a rare craft brew from Beijing. Excellent snacks and casual dining are also on offer here, with burgers, Belgian-style fries, an ale and beef stew, and even a small children’s menu. Groups can request special items like whole roasted chicken and mussels before visiting. There are also promotions almost every night, like the moules frites and white wine set on Wednesdays, or Belgian Saturdays where Belgian beers are on tap for reduced prices.
Machu Picchu started out as a small, cosy venue in the Yulin neighborhood, where patrons enjoyed Czech Budweiser (far superior to the American version) and the friendly company of owners Hise and Zhoufei surrounded by framed prints and posters of South American landmarks. The bar has now expanded into a second building, in the same area, that hosts live music, a foosball table, and large board game selection.
Machu Picchu, 1 Yulin Beijie/14 Fang Hua Hen Jie, Chengdu, China, +86 28 8513 2903