Our most up-to-date recommendations of favorite Yangshuo bars.
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With an outstanding gastropub menu and a variety of Chinese and imported craft beer, The Brew also offers excellent homemade beer, (check with Andy on the monthly offering) and very affordable imported wines...
Bad Panda is a great late night place, popular with foreign residents and people in the know. There's a foosball table, great music and a chill vibe...
Marina's in a new bar run by its namesake, a charming lady from the Northeast of China, who is a talented designer who also happens to make great cocktails...
DEMO is a long-time music bar that also hosts quiz nights and is beautifully perched high over the Li River with amazing views...
Looking for cheap bombers of Tsingtao Beer? Enjoy hanging with friendly climbing folk? A high-stakes game of foossball? Rusty Bolt is the Yangshuo Bar for you...
A Raggae bar that has been in Yangshuo for over a decade, it's a lively hole-in-the-wall place with an upstairs and foosball...
Cheers has been run for years by local Belgian expat Sinan and offers the best selection of Belgian beers...
Great craft beer and the best Western home cooking in Yangshuo.
UPDATE: MOVED TO YANGSHUO MOUNTAINRETREAT IN 2020. Run by affable Austrian host, Andy, The Brew (formerly Alley Bar), is a relaxed indoor/outdoor gastropub that offers excellent craft beer, imported wines and the best western food in Yangshuo.
Address: MOVED TO YANGSHUO MOUNTAIN RETREAT 2019. OPEN NOW!
When everything else is closed but you're not ready to go home.
Bad Panda is a great late night place, popular with foreign residents and people in the know. There's a foosball table, great music and a chill vibe. A place where people tend to show up after 9:30pm or later, usually after a few drinks elsewhere.
Address: Lianfeng Alley (halfway down West Street on the South side)
A tasteful new hideaway with great cocktails.
Off the noisy mainroad in a quiet alley with 2 tables outside to chill out Marina's Bar offers a great selection of beers, decent whiskies and excellent cocktails. Marina, the owner, has a formidable taste for design and it shows. Some of the paintings are hers as well. And try to beat her in a game of foosball!
Address: Yangshuo Ubud Shopping Centre a bit outside of town close to Shima Intersection
It might get weird.
DEMO Run by two very nice local couples, DEMO serves world class craft beer from South China's best microbrewery, Tripsmith. One of the owners is a DJ, so excellent lounge music is guaranteed. and best of all in good weather you can sit out on the terrace overlooking the Li River and mountains. Great pizza and fresh sandwiches too. A true insider's hangout!
Address: Long Tou Shan wharf, under the covered walking marking street Yangshuo
THE RUSTY BOLT
The quintessential climber's hangout.
Looking for cheap bombers of Tsingtao Beer? Enjoy hanging with friendly climbing folk? A high-stakes game of fussball? Rusty Bolt is the Yangshuo Bar for you! Located on Guihua Lu not far from the little bridge, the Rusty Bolt is a favorite among Yangshuo bars for climbers, local residents and climbers. They tend to open after 7pm, but there's plenty of restaurants neaby if you want to have dinner first before heading over. Live music some nights.
Address: Top of West Street, look for the Mojo Bar sign next door
Every little thing gonna be alright.
If you're into Reggea, Ska and the like, this is your place to be at, a state of the art foosball table, a well stocked beer fridge, an impressive selection of whiskies and Chicha, the soul of the establishment behind the bar, who knows her mixology make this a very popular place for both, expats and tourists.
Address: next to Double moon bridge 双月桥 next to the canal on the 2nd floor,
Address: #41 Guihua Lu on the canal side