Tiānjīn drinking and nightlife

Bar in Tiānjīn

Ali Baba's

One of Tiānjīn's longest-running bars, this expat-friendly, slightly gritty student hang-out has an unlikely location hidden away in the middle of an apartment block – but it's ever popular. It offers food too.
Cafe in Tiānjīn

31 Cups

The inviting courtyard of this cool Wǔdàdào cafe is hard to resist – and once you see the menu of milkshakes, tiramisu and evening cocktails, you may find it hard to leave.
Cocktail Bar in Tiānjīn

Le Procope Lounge

Distressed urban flair, single-malt whiskys and craft cocktails are the thing at this cool, candlelit lounge.
Pub in Tiānjīn

Helen’s Restaurant & Bar

Heaving most evenings with an enthusiastic crowd downing cheap beers and scoffing Western food (think pizza, pasta and hamburgers), this China-wide institution is more sedate during the day, when it becomes a decent…