Must see nightlife in Guangdong

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    Oil

    Quite possibly the best underground club in China, Oil is a compact, sweaty chapel to electronic beats, the darker and more esoteric the better. An…

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    Pinyu Teahouse

    A lovely place for a tea experience with an English speaker in a minimalist, modern-meets-ancient Chinese teahouse. You pay for a taste test of bottomless…

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    Hope & Sesame

    The booze boffins at this speakeasy have an on-site lab with bubbling stills for bespoke spirit infusions, resulting in some of the most creative top…

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    Peat

    Bartenders clamber up stepladders to access their impressive cache of whiskies (some 500 to 600 bottles) in this smart bar sharing the same office-block…

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    HEYTEA

    Who'd have thought topping bubble tea with cheese foam or fruit pieces would start a revolution? With HEYTEA opening all over Guangdong and wider China,…

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    Mixy

    A standout among Shenzhen's emerging boutique cocktail dens, Mixy reflects the personality of its eccentric owner Wu Xun (aka Planck), who rocks a pencil…

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    Kuí Yuán

    A heritage gem in the historic Dongshan area, Kuí Yuán has a sunny cafe with balcony terrace on its top floor serving coffee, cakes and cocktails. The…

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    Lucy's Bar & Restaurant

    A welcoming spot for a beer and a bite on Shamian Island, Lucy's rocks some retro neon signage out the front and a big patio from which to sup beers, wine…

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    Bionic Brew

    Shenzhen's very own craft-beer brand, American-run Bionic Brew, pours four core beers as well as guest brews from elsewhere in China. But the best thing…

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    Yīdùtáng

    When you're done gallery-hopping at OCT-LOFT, the tree-shaded terrace of this postindustrial hangout is a choice perch to nurse a beer and watch the world…

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    HEYTEA

    You haven't been to Guangdong unless you've tasted cheese tea. (This is not something we ever expected to print!) There are umpteen branches of HEYTEA…

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    Paddy Field

    An old name in the city's boozing scene, this Irish pub looks the part with its dim, wood-panelled interior and cosy snugs for intimate Guinness sessions…

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    Suns

    The best of the nightlife venues clustered around the Zhūjiāng Pátí (珠江琶醍) strip, Suns lets you imbibe cocktails on couches by the river or boogie to…