Looking for entertainment in Hangzhou? Then you definitely have to go to Nanshan Road where a lot of bars are attracting for a nice bar hopping experience. For sure you will find the perfect bar for you on this pub strip. Not only bars can be found here, but as well some nice clubs, including the dance club Absolute House. This location is known among visitors and locals for a fusion of music like hip-hop, house, drum and dance. The dance club Day & Night is located here as well and is a mixture of Chinese culture with a Latin charm. A wine bar with a nice wine collection can be found on its first floor and the dance floor with a live band playing salsa is located on the ground floor. If you are looking for a nice jazz location, the JZ club will definitely satisfy you offering three floors with nice seating areas and if you are craving for food while partying they even serve you food. If you rather prefer a relaxed evening with your friends and some cold beers, then Club 7 is the perfect choice for your group. A wide range of international beers is offered and during the happy hour (18:00-20:30) the beer just costs half price.
Another location more suitable for sport fanatics is the Vineyard Café where AFL games amongst others are shown live. But this place is not only a sports bar, it is as well a quiet café serving coffee, a full-service restaurant and a full bar and everything offered at a reasonable price. Another party zone is the Shuguang Road where the Maya Bar is situated. It is a sophisticated and artistic bar for expats who are racked with homesickness and just want to get a little taste of home by rummaging through a great selection of English language magazines and a beer on the side. The people who like to enjoy a wonderful view while having a cool drink or food, the Casablanca located close to the West Lake, is a good choice to start your evening with. After all the tourists and visitors left, a calm and relaxing walk can be enjoyed at the lake side. In case you want to spend a calm evening stay at the West Lake and watch the beautiful Music Fountain and Laser Water Screen Performance at the Sangongyuan Musical Water Fountain. The show consists of laser lights dancing with the traditional Chinese music in the background. Don’t miss it!
Another highlight in the summer months is the show called “Impression West Lake” which is performed directly on the lake. This popular performance combines folklores and myths to show Hangzhou’s culture and history to its audience in front of a beautiful landscape. In Hangzhou one can find as well several night markets where you can stroll through the different stands and streets. One of the oldest markets is the Wushan Night Market which is called 53 Night Market by locals. It is over 20 years old and was moved from Wushan Square to Huixing Lu and Renhe Lu several years ago. This market is a mixture of people from different cultures and countries where you can find a great amount of small and strange gadgets, paintings, bags, caps and a lot more. Good bargaining skills are favourable at such markets.
Absolute House: 101-13 Nanshan Lu, 20:00-4:00
Day&Night: 240 Nanshan Lu, 10:00-2:00
JZ club: 6 Liuying Road, 18:30-2:30
Club 7: 43 Shuguang Road, 17:00-2:00
Vineyard Café: 1/F Zhongtian Mansion, 173 Yugu Road, 9:30-2:00
Maya Bar: 94 Baishaquan , 12:00-2:00
Casablanca: 23 Hubin Road, 19:00-2:00
Sangongyuan Musical Water Fountain: West Lake
“Impression West Lake”: No.29 Yanggongdi
Wushan Night Market: Intersection of Hui Xing Road and Ren He Road