Zhejiang drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Pub in Hangzhou

Midtown Brewery

The craft-beer craze has certainly hit Hángzhōu 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 outstand…
Top Choice Club in Hangzhou

JZ Club

The folk that brought you JZ Club in Shànghǎi have the live jazz scene sewn up in Hángzhōu with this neat three-floor venue in a historic building near West Lake. There are three live jazz sets nightly, with music k…
Bar in Hangzhou

Reggae Bar

All the staples of a good reggae bar – smoky corners, Jamaican flags, Bob Marley posters and soft tie-dye fabric covering the seats – are present and correct at this boozy outpost. There's regular live music downsta…
Bar in Hangzhou

Eudora Station

A fab location by West Lake, 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 …
Teahouse in Hangzhou


Simple teahouse, occupying the owners' family home, that sells the area's famous lóngjǐng (dragon well) tea. Teas range from ¥20-50 – the higher the price, the better the quality. You'll get a large glass of tea lea…
Teahouse in Hangzhou

Míng Jiā Jǔ Teahouse

Set alongside a beautiful park in the Sāntāi 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 o…
Sports Bar in Hangzhou


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 re…
Teahouse in Zhuge

Sunshine House

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