The three best-known party streets in the city are Binjiang Lu, Huanshi Lu and Bai'e Tan. Binjiang Lu Bar Street is by the bank of the Zhujiang (Pearl River), in a great setting.
Huanshi Lu Bar Street is located in the city centre.
The Bai'e Tan Bar Street, located at Changdi Lu on the bank of Bai'e Tan (White Goose Pond), is the most exotic.
A busy and popular place with good house DJs who know how to keep the party moving. Gay nights twice a month.
Location: 1st floor Guangdong International Electronic Mansion, 403 Huanshi Dong Lu
Tel: +86 8732 3487
Not a major international crowd drawer, this place is a big hit with mostly the locals. A good selection of liquors and the price list is normal. African DJs.
Location: 2/F, Zi Dong Hua Bldg, 707 Dongfeng Dong Lu
Tel: +86 02 8762 3336
This French riverside pub is divided into compartments and has wooden winding stairs down into it. The pub is decorated with western paintings and antique wine bottles. There is lively band playing good music as you enjoy the riverside ambience.
Location: B03, Bai'e Tan Bar Street, Fangcun
Tel: +86 20 8155 8173
This is definitely a trendy place with an up-to-date vibe and playlist.
Location: Aiqun Mansion, 83 Changdi Lu
Tel: +86 20 8335 5771
CK Bar offers an eclectic mix of pop, funk and hip hop. CK Bar is the alternative to Baby Face. The decor is very modern, red, and elegant. It's not a big club, but features a mix of all kids of pop and hip hop music, and is busy.
Location: 3/F, Xinguang Hui Shang Wu Dasha, 3 Beijing Nan Lu
Tel: +86 02 8326 4673
Live band and energetic DJs that keep the crowd on its toes.
Location: 1 Jianshe Liu Ma Lu
Tel: +86 02 8384 1638
Outdoor seating in the garden at the Golf Club keeps the environment and atmosphere cool and sophisticated.
Location: At the north gate of Yuexiu Park, Huanshi Zhong Lu
Tel: +86 20 8666 6708
Party World is a heaven for ones who love karaoke. It has more than 100 rooms with top-of-the-range equipment.
Location: 1st Floor, Huihua Business Building, 80 Xianlie Zhong Lu
Tel: +86 02 3761 9333
For those who want to see some movies while in Guangzhou, try the China Plaza Theatre on the 8th floor Zhonghua Square. Or the Yonghan Cinema 186, Beijing Lu.