Drinking and nightlife in Zhejiang

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Hangzhou

    Midtown Brewery

    The craft-beer craze has certainly hit Hangzhou and the standout place to sample some top-notch craft beers is Midtown Brewery. Housed in the Shangri-la hotel, the beers are brewed on-site and are genuinely outstanding. If you need convincing, order the tasting paddle (¥99) of seven samplers, including pale ale, porter and stout. Service is smooth and the setting smart and contemporary.

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Hangzhou

    JZ Club

    The folk that brought you JZ Club in Shanghai have the live jazz scene sewn up in Hangzhou with this neat three-floor venue in a historic building near West Lake. There are three live jazz sets nightly, with music kicking off at 9.15pm (until 12.30am). There's no admission charge, but you’ll need to reserve a seat on Friday and Saturday.

  • Nightlife in Hangzhou

    Eudora Station

    A fab location by West Lake plus a roof terrace, outside seating and great happy-hour deals conspire to make this welcoming watering hole a solid choice. There’s sports TV, live music, a good range of imported beers and barbecues that fire up on the roof terrace in the warmer months.

  • Nightlife in Hangzhou

    Ming Jia Ju Teahouse

    Set alongside a beautiful park in the Santai Scenic Area, west of West Lake, this relaxed place with a lovely wooden canopy-covered outdoor seating area attracts locals looking to enjoy a cup of lóngjǐng green tea over a raucous game of mahjong. Tell the waitress you want to ' hē chá ' (drink tea) and you'll be presented with a glass full of tea leaves and an insulated flask of water with which to top up your glass.

  • Nightlife in Hangzhou

    Wengjiashan Village Teahouse

    Simple teahouse, occupying the owners' family home, that sells the area's famous lóngjǐng (dragon well) tea. Teas range from ¥20 to ¥50 – the higher the price, the better the quality. You'll get a large glass of tea leaves that you can continuously top up with unlimited boiling water from the insulated flask provided.

  • Nightlife in Hangzhou

    College

    Popular sports bar serving Western-style food and drinks, including imported craft beers. Friendly English-speaking staff and TV screens playing various international sporting events. In an area of other bars and restaurants, close to Zhejiang University.

  • Nightlife in Zhuge

    Sunshine House

    Overlooking Upper Pond, Sunshine House serves big pots of tea and espresso drinks (¥25 to ¥40).