Hangzhou Nightlife

What to Do at Night in Hangzhou

When daytime outings and excursions come to an end in Hangzhou, its vibrant nightlife takes over. Hangzhou is known for its nightlife; its karaoke places, night clubs, discos, and pubs.

Whether you like to unwind with great food, drinks and music, or mingle with the local crowd, Hangzhou is the place to be. Even if you’re looking for a quieter and sober experience, there are a number of theatre shows, cruises and teahouses.

Whatever the type of entertainment that you are looking for, you are sure to find it here in Hangzhou. Here's a list of 10 places we highly recommend.

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Chen Huang Teahouse

Getting to the Chen Huang Teahouse can be an uphill task; but once you’re there, you will realise that it was all worth it. Situated on the popular Tea House Street, not only does this Chen Huang offer excellent service and great teas, but also access to Cheng Huang Pavilion from where you can enjoy panoramic views of the entire city and the scenic Wu Mountain.

The atmosphere inside the teahouse is warm and welcoming, the place is furnished with traditional tables and stools, and guests are serenaded with live classical music.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 01:30
  • Location: 3 Wushan Road
  • Price Range: CNY 60
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Lei Feng Ge Teahouse

This traditional-style teahouse is a great place not only to relax and savor different varieties of Chinese teas, but also to enjoy beautiful views of the West Lake.

Lei Feng Ge Teahouse is situated next to the popular Lei Feng Pagoda and close to the residence of Su Shi, also known as Su Dongpo - China’s most popular poet during the rule of the Song Dynasty.

  • Opening Hours: 09:30 – 02:00
  • Location: 7 Nanshan Road
  • Price Range: CNY 60

Maya Bar

If you are not a fan of loud music or crowded night clubs, Maya Bar can provide you with a great alternative, although we have to warn you that the sound of laughter here is much louder than the music. This place is affordable and frequented by people of all age groups.

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 – 02:00
  • Location: 94 Baishaquan, Shuguang Road
  • Price Range: CNY 80

Night and Day

If you love jazz and Latin music, Night and Day is a must-visit place. Here you can experience the best live jazz in Hangzhou and sway to the beautiful tunes of Latin music. This three-storey café and bar is unique in the way it has merged Chinese culture with Latin; quite naturally, it is one of the most happening places in Hangzhou at the moment.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 02:00
  • Location: 240 Nanshan Road
  • Price Range: CNY 125
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Qing Teng Teahouse

Qing Teng is a popular teahouse and is a must-visit place for those looking for a wonderful teahouse experience. Even if you're not a huge fan of tea, the dreamlike interiors and ambiance still make it a great place to unwind after a long day.

As the name suggests, Qing Teng offers a large variety of teas along with an exotic selection of main course items, dim sums, desserts, fruits, and nuts.

You can choose to sit in the private booths or in the open area. They also have a live band performing on Chinese string instruments to keep you entertained.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:00, 18:00 – 02:00
  • Location: Yuan Hua Plaza, 278 Nanshan Road
  • Price Range: CNY 50
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Reggae Bar

Furnished with wooden and Reggae-themed interiors and comfortable seating arrangements, the Reggae Bar primarily caters mainly to the foreign crowd in Hangzhou. The drinks are imported and a great selection of music and hot bar snacks makes it a great place to hang out among the familiar crowd.

  • Opening Hours: 19:00 – 03:00
  • Location: 95 Shuguang Road
  • Price Range: CNY 50 to CNY 100
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Shamrock Irish Pub

This is the only Irish pub in Hangzhou; and as soon as you enter here, you are immediately transported to the Emerald Isle. The pub is a popular hangout for foreigners residing in China and is a great place to catch international sporting events.

The pub is well fitted out with spacious seating arrangements, pool tables, sporting events on large-screen TVs, and a great collection of five beers on tap. They also have a broad selection of cocktails and spirits.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 02:00
  • Location: 89 Jiefang Road (Junction of Jiefang Road and Jianguo Road)
  • Price Range: CNY 60
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Top Red Prestige Club

Located towards the end of Nanshan Road, Top Red Prestige Club is a place you cannot miss out on in Hangzhou - that is if you enjoy visiting clubs.

Lit strikingly by mother-of-pearl slates, this is one of the most popular clubs on Nanshan Road among the rich crowd. This is evident from the sheer number of expensive cars that can be seen parked outside.

The club has four floors with three floors dedicated to KTV (karaoke) facilities and LCD projection screen. The bar is in the basement, and the ground floor has some of the best performances the city of Hangzhou has to offer. In other words, regardless of whether you want to sing along or just enjoy great drinks, this is the place to visit.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 03.00
  • Location: 146-2 Nanshan Road
  • Address: No.23 Fanhua Street, Zhongshan District
  • Price Range: Over CNY 500
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Yu Ting Theme KTV

If karaoke is on your mind, visit Yu Ting Theme KTV to have the time of your life. You might even get a chance to meet some professional singers at this popular karaoke pub. On the other hand, if you're not much of a singer but here just to enjoy the music, you can choose the balcony seating area, which offers adequate privacy.

With or without the karaoke, this is a great place to unwind after a long day’s outing.

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 02:00
  • Location: 69 Guohuo Road
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West Lake Night Cruise

If you are not a party person, the West Lake night cruise is just the right form of entertainment for you and a great way to enjoy a night out. The cruise starts from Five Parks near the lake and ends back at the terminal.

The Song Dynasty style boats that can seat up to 80 people are usually the popular choice with tourists however you do have other options if you'd like your experience to be a bit different. For example, if you are an active and hands-on person, you could also choose a row boat.

Regardless of the option you choose, the cruise offers a spectacular night view of the lake bathed in moonlight.

  • Opening Hours: 18:30 – 21:00 (On weekends and holidays the cruise is extended to 22:30)
  • Location: 5 Parks Wharf
  • Price Range: Ranges from CNY 25 to CNY 90 (Price varies depending on the boats chosen)
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