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LOCAL EXPAT FAVORITE YANGSHUO BARS

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Demo Bar - best Yangshuo bars - recommended by Yangshuo Mountain Retreat

Our most up-to-date recommendations of favorite Yangshuo bars.

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THE BREW

With a projection screen playing European football matches, The Brew offers excellent homemade beer, bottled craft (check with Andy on the monthly offering) and very affordable imported wines...


DEMO

Run by Wuhan native Wu Wei and his fiance Emma from the UK, DEMO is a one-of-a-kind experience in South China. Featuring 7-8 taps of Tripsmith craft beer from neighboring Guizhou Province...


BAD PANDA

Bad Panda is a great late night place, popular with foreign residents and people in the know. There's a foosball table, great music and a chill vibe...


MONKEY JANE'S

Monkey Jane's Rooftop Bar is a an institution among Yangshuo bars. It's a 4-story climb up to the West Street alley rooftop where beer pong...


RUSTY BOLT

Looking for cheap bombers of Tsingtao Beer? Enjoy hanging with friendly climbing folk? A high-stakes game of foossball? Rusty Bolt is the Yangshuo Bar for you...


DMZ

The North Korea-themed DMZ Bar Yangshuo is friendly, grotty, cheap and perfectly located within staggering distance of many local restaurants...


CAVE BAR

The Cave Bar Yangshuo has a decent pool table, two foosball tables, bumper pool table and many table top games with a gym in the back...


THE BREW

Home brewed beer, big screen football and great food


Run by affable Austrian host, Andy, The Brew (formerly Alley Bar), is a relaxed indoor/outdoor pub located on a quiet back street across from the two Indian restaurants - Ganga Impression and Kali Mirch. With a projection screen playing European football matches, The Brew offers excellent homemade beer (check with Andy on the monthly offering) and some of the best western food in Yangshuo.

Address: #27 Cheng Bei Lu, Yangshuo - Across from Ganga Impression Indian Restaurant

DEMO

World-class craft on tap with beautiful views of Li River

Run by Wuhan native Wu Wei and his fiance Emma from the UK, DEMO is a one-of-a-kind experience in South China. Featuring 7-8 taps of Tripsmith craft beer from neighboring Guizhou Province, DEMO serves world-class IPAs, amber ales, pilsners, porters and stouts. There is occasional live music and best of all in good weather you can sit out on the terrace overlooking the Li River and mountains. Great pizza and fresh bagels too! Quiz nights on Thursdays.

Address: Long Tou Shan wharf, under the covered walking marking street Yangshuo

BAD PANDA

When everything else is closed but you're not ready to go home

Bad Panda is a great late night place, popular with foreign residents and people in the know. There's a foosball table, great music and a chill vibe. A place where people tend to show up after 9:30pm or later, usually after a few drinks elsewhere.

Address: Lianfeng Alley (halfway down West Street on the South side)

MONKEY JANE'S

It might get weird


Monkey Jane's Rooftop Bar is a an institution among Yangshuo bars. It's a 4-story climb up to the rooftop where beer pong, thumping music and young backpackers mix until the late hours.

Address: No.27 Lianfengzhong alley just off the middle of West Street

THE RUSTY BOLT

The quintessential climber's hangout


Looking for cheap bombers of Tsingtao Beer? Enjoy hanging with friendly climbing folk? A high-stakes game of fussball? Rusty Bolt is the Yangshuo Bar for you! Located on Guihua Lu not far from the little bridge, the Rusty Bolt is a favorite among Yangshuo bars for climbers, local residents and climbers. They tend to open after 7pm, but there's plenty of restaurants neaby if you want to have dinner first before heading over. Live music some nights.

Address: Top of West Street, look for the Mojo Bar sign next door

DMZ BAR

Good fun on a budget


If you're into North Korean revolutionary kitsch, foosball and cheap drinks, this is the place for you. The DMZ Bar Yangshuo is friendly, grotty, and perfectly located within staggering distance of many local restaurants. Not able to make it home? No problem, the DMZ Hostel is right nearby. They also offer tours to Yangshuo caves and around the back roads on motorbike. You can check out their website here.

Address: #41 Guihua Lu on the canal side

CAVE BAR

Located in the heart of Yangshuo, the Cave Bar Yangshuo has a decent pool table, two foosball tables, bumper pool table and many table top games. There is a gym in the back. It's a little hard to find but fun once you're inside: Go through the courtyard of the former Xi Jie Foreign language school and pass through the new restaurant. Head all the way to the back and turn left down the stairs to the lower level.

Address: #7 Guihua Lu, next to the English school

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