Chengdu is famous for its thick characteristic of leisure and enjoyment. From traditional teahouses, theaters to modern
pubs and clubs, Bars and clubs spread across the city of Chengdu. The city's beauty and charisma really come alive in
the evening. There is a reason Chengdu has been dubbed one of China's best party cities. You only need to go out once
to discover why. It will be the greatest night you ever forgot.
As a local opera popular in Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou Provinces, Sichuan opera is an important part of Chengdu
culture. It began in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) as a combination of five operatic tunes introduced from other regions.
Retaining the Sichuan dialect, the role of Chou (Clown) covers a comparatively large part of the performance; Sichuan
opera often presents a charming witty atmosphere. Its varied performances, such as Bianlian (Changing faces),
Gundeng (Rolling lamps) and Tuhuo (Spitting fire) are very popular; Bianlian (Changing faces) is famous even
overseas for its mysterious techniques.
As the saying goes, Tea houses of Sichuan rank first in the world, while those of Chengdu rank first in Sichuan.
Tea houses play an important role in the lives of Chengdu natives. Distributed throughout the city, tea houses are
far more than places for drinking tea. They are places for relaxation and social activities, and even more, as a
reflection of local life. Here one may enjoy such genuine Chinese teas as jasmine, Maofeng and Zhuyeqing, and
Sichuan opera performances as well.
Bars & Club
While featuring the culture of ancient Shu, as a blooming business center and primary metropolis of Southwest
China, Chengdu is endowed with modern flavours. Pubs and clubs are primarily in busy streets such as Renmin
South Road and west of Yangshi Street. Cafes, discos, karaoke bars, ballrooms, and bowling alleys are also
The Hemp House
Address: 3/F Oriental Times Plaza, Dongmen Daqiao, Jinjiang District, Chengdu
Contact: 13666258150 (Tel)
Price: Around 15 RMB
One of the greatest things about the Hemp House has always been its relaxed atmosphere. The second floor
patio at the Hemp House is one of the best places in Chengdu to chill out. It’s one of the most spacious
outdoor drinking areas in Chengdu, and the fact that it’s a balcony instead of a sidewalk means you are at least
a little bit separated from the Chengdu traffic.
Xing Guang Can Lan KTV Entertainment Square
Address:Ruixiang Building, 21 Yongfeng Lu, Chengdu 成都市武侯区永丰路21号瑞祥大厦
Contact:028 6801 7666,85175455 (Tel)
Price: 70-100RMB per person
Getting there: Take bus No.11, 26, 77
The L&J Empty Bottle Pub
Address:3F, Yulin Life Plaza, 15 Yulin Nanlu, Chengdu 成都市玉林南路15号玉林生活广场三楼
Contact:028-85599798, 85599738 (Tel)
Hours: 19:00 - 02:00
Price: 50-100 RMB per person
Getting there: Take subway line 1 to Nijiaqiao Station
A mixed crowd pub with music and occasional dancing. A ground floor tattoo parlor either scares you into relative
sobriety, or draws a permanent tribute to mom on your bicep