The 10 Best Bars in Guangzhou, China

City Night | © llee_wu / Flickr
City Night | © llee_wu / Flickr
Photo of Julianna Tetreault
Contributer18 December 2017

Guangzhou is China’s most populous city—full of locals and expats, it is safe to assume that there is a bar scene here unlike anywhere else. From swankier hotel lounges to unique speakeasies, Guangzhou offers an array of places to drink; so if you’re looking for a night out in one of the city’s best bars, continue reading to find out the city’s 10 best!

Woo Bar

Bar, Chinese
Located in the W Hotel, the Woo Bar is a swanky, highly-rated and raved-about place to celebrate with some drinks. The décor is first-class and everything, down to the napkins, looks chic; tapas is served in intricate shapes, and the cocktails are a work of art. The Woo Bar’s ambiance is hard to compete with—blue and pink hues light up the space and occasionally bands preform live. When drinking at the Woo Bar, it is hard not to feel high-class.

The Churchill Bar

Bar, Chinese
Cigar and whiskey
Cigar and whiskey | © ビッグアップジャパン / Flickr
If you’re looking for a bar with class, one that you can drink malt whiskey and smoke cigars at, The Churchill Bar is theplace to go. With its location being in The Ritz-Carlton, it’s no wonder that this bar is top-notch; the drinks and appetizers here are just as classic-feeling as the bar itself. For a night of lavish drinking and impeccable service, The Churchill Bar is a must.

Hooley's Irish Pub & Restaurant

Bar, Pub, Restaurant, Irish, Pub Grub
For great live music and friendly faces, Hooley’s is the place to be. Doubling as both an Irish pub and restaurant, this bar serves as a great place to catch up with friends and family over some good food and drinks. The atmosphere here is relaxed and unintimidating; expats and locals alike are welcome to enjoy all that Hooley’s has to offer!

The Paddy Field

Pub, Restaurant, Irish, European, British
Beers | © Sara / Flickr
Best known for their attentive staff and their fish and chips, The Paddy Field is another excellent Irish pub located in the Guangzhou area. Customers speak highly of the pub’s friendly staff and clientele, as well as their moderately-priced drinks; a night out at The Paddy Field can be worry-free for both you and your wallet. If you’re looking for a quality pub in Guangzhou, this one should make it on your must-go-to list!

Revolucion Cocktail

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Pub Grub
The name says it all—for some pretty amazing, pretty exotic drinks, and a cozy, chaotic atmosphere, Revolucion Cocktail is thebar to go to. Revolucion Cocktail offers a litany of liquors, which ultimately makes their drinks as impressive as they are; serving the cocktails in funky glasses just makes them all the better. The staff here are ready and willing to make their patrons’ nights as exciting as possible, and there is typically a DJ helping. So, whether you’re looking for a place to enjoy some quality cocktails, or dance the night away, Revolucion Cocktail can serve as both of those places for you!

Tian Bar

Bar, Pub Grub
Un mojito molt especial
Un mojito molt especial | © Quim Perelló / Flickr
Located on the 99th floor of the IFC Tower, the Tian Bar serves customers not only great drinks, but amazing views as well. Due to its prime location, this bar fills up quickly; to heighten your chances of snagging a window seat, which looks out to the Canton Tower as well as over Guangzhou’s city, make a reservation beforehand. The Tian Bar’s drink selection is pretty impressive, and the staff proves to be hardworking. For a posh night out, book a table at the Tian Bar.

Hope & Sesame

Hidden behind a green door with a golden lionhead knocker, Hope & Sesame proves to patrons (those who can find it at least) to be the epitome of a speakeasy. Once inside, the melodic sound of live jazz fills the space where people aren’t. Drinks are eccentric and absolutely delicious, and the furniture is a mashup of prohibition-era meets modern chic. Hope & Sesame’s staff are knowledgeable and make for delightful company; everything about this speakeasy is mysteriously charming, and it is without a doubt one of the city’s best bars.

Hope & Sesame, No.48 Miaoqian West Street, Guangzhou, China


Bar, Nightclub, Pub Grub, $$$
Drink | © Vitor Fregulia / Flickr
If you’re looking for a bar that caters to a more energetic crowd, SUNS is the place to go. Best known for their excellent music and overall super-fun atmosphere, patrons here have no fear of dancing the night away and mingling with strangers. There is a DJ who keeps the crowd going through all hours of the night, and staff who are more than happy to keep the drinks poured and their customers pleased. SUNS also has an outdoor patio and terrace, which is the perfect place to cool off for a bit when the dancefloor gets too heated. Overall, this is a perfect bar for a night out with friends.

Fei Bar

Bar, Chinese
Making it on our list of Guangzhou’s best bars is the Fei Bar, located in the W Hotel. The Fei Bar is a high-energy, highly-rated venue, where patrons’ happiness is the most important thing to the staff, and it shows. The service is superb, as is the DJ who keeps the music going until morning. The Fei Bar’s drinks are a bit more expensive than those at other bars, but they prove to be worth it. For a fantastic night spent drinking, the Fei Bar is the place to go!


Bar, Pub, Chinese
Beer on tap
Beer on tap | © viganhajdari / Pixabay
If beer is your drink of choice, then TIPSY will be your bar of choice. With well over 20 taps, TIPSY supplies its customers with a variety of beers—dark, light, foreign, and domestic. Drinkers here not only appreciate the atmosphere, but boast about the pub grub as well. With quantity and quality in mind, the staff at TIPSY makes customers’ nights out beer and fun-filled!

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