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The 10 Best Bars In Guilin, China

Picture of Rebecca Adams
Updated: 9 February 2017
Travelers flock to Guilin, China for its scenic karst mountain views and location along the Li River, and a broad range of attractions from river cruises and mountain hiking to night markets. After sightseeing, travelers can unwind with a drink at one of the city’s excellent bars; we list the best spots.

 

Music Life Club

Guilin’s hottest nightlife spots can be found along Zhengyang Pedestrian Street, where a host of bars line the road. One of these is Music Life Club, also known as Lounge Bar. For a cozy atmosphere with occasional live music and DJs, this place is a great bet for a night out. Though small, the club is vibrant, with a mix of funk, jazz, and dance music pouring from the speakers.

Music Life Club, No 7 Zhengyang Square 2nd floor, Zhengyang Pedestrian Street, Guilin, China

Guilin Back Garden Irish Pub

Guilin Back Garden Irish Pub offers travelers a classic Irish pub experience. Also located on Zhengyang Pedestrian Street, the venue is at the heart of the city’s nightlife scene. The bar is spacious, with ample seating both inside and outside and frequent live music throughout the week.

Guilin Back Garden Irish Pub, 4 Zhengyang Pedestrian Street, Guilin, China +86 773 280 3869

100 Degree Bar

Situated in downtown Guilin near the Sheraton Hotel, 100 Degree Bar is a popular nighttime hangout, favored by locals. The venue gives travelers a glimpse into the Chinese club scene; and while there is no true dance floor, it’s not uncommon for impromptu dancing to break out from time to time.

100 Degree Bar, 36 Binjiang Lu, Guilin, China +86 773 218 9111

Baidu Bar

Baidu Bar is located near Liberation Bridge in downtown Guilin. Locals and expats flock to the venue for its vibrant atmosphere and mix of Chinese and Western bar cultures. Visitors can either chill out on the main floor or head up to the second level where they can try out their singing skills in the KTV lounge.

Baidu Bar, 18 Binjiang Road, Xiufeng, Guilin, Guangxi, China +86 773 288 8900

Amani Bar

Amani bar is located along the bustling Zhengyang Pedestrian Street. The bar is known for its tasty Western food, and particularly for serving great pizza. The space is cozy and casual with several outdoor tables for anyone wanting a bit of fresh air. After dinner and drinks, travelers can wander along the shore of the nearby Li River.

Amani Bar, 159 Zhengyang Pedestrian Street, Guilin, China +86 773 210 6351

Yiren Bar

Travelers seeking an elegant lounge space should check out Yiren Bar. As one of the area’s top nightlife spots, the bar is favored for its quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Located at the heart of Guilin, the bar is easily accessed from Zhengyang Pedestrian Street.

Yiren Bar, 27 Zhengyang Pedestrian Street, Guilin, China +86 773 281 2471

Ragazza Pub

This popular joint is favored by locals and travelers seeking an upscale experience. Located on Yiren Lu, the pub is spacious with ample seating choices, though guests will have to pay a bit for the more comfy lounge areas. The atmosphere is lively, with blaring music and occasional live music performances.

Ragazza Pub, 27 Yiren Lu, Guilin, China +86 773 282 2222

Cape of Good Hope

Cape of Good Hope is a great spot to grab a drink in downtown Guilin. Also known by its Chinese name, Hao Wang Jiao, this bar is rustic with wooden tables and timber floors lending the space a warm feel. It’s also not uncommon to see guests playing cards or even Shaizi, a Chinese drinking game involving cups and dice.

Cape of Good Hope, Zhengyang Road , Guilin, China

Side Street Bar

Conveniently positioned on Zhengyang Pedestrian Street, Side Street Bar offers excellent alfresco seating. There is no indoor seating, as the bar takes up most of the interior space, so the party inevitably pours out onto the street. With vibrant music and lively crowds, the bar is impossible to miss. The drinks are reasonably priced, and there’s a good selection of food options.

Side Street Bar,No 4 Zhengyang Pedestrian Street, Guilin

Buluoto Restaurant Bar

Buluoto Restaurant Bar offers a more sedate atmosphere than its sister Side Street Bar. By day, the venue is an excellent lunch and dinner spot, with a menu offering primarily Western food. When night falls, diners crowd in for drinks and to enjoy live music.

Buluoto Restaurant Bar, 43 Zhengyang Pedestrian Street, Guilin, China