Top3 Pubs in China

Old pub in China

Old pub in China ©Patrick Doheny/flickr

Chinese nightlife is common to many people in China and visitors as well, especially for the younger people. The pubs are very good place for a beer and a great meeting with your friends.

If you are in China, you can’t miss this atmosphere. There are many of them; I listed the best pubs in China from the traditional pubs to late night pubs. I hope that you will visit with one of them and drink a good beer in China…


Big Bamboo

Foosball in china

Foosball in china ©nonrev-flickr

Open: 11:00-late

Subway: Jing’an Temple

Ph. (021) 6256 2265

Address: 132 Nanyang Lu (near Xikang Lu)

Directions: From Nanjing Xi Lu, turn north into Xikang Lu. Nanyang Lu is the first street on the left


The Big Bamboo is located in Shanghai and it is the best bet for catching a sporting even. There are pool tables, foosball tables, and darts tables. They can serve six beers on tap including the Guinness for ¥70 and Tiger for ¥40.

The visitors can taste the Asian and Mexican meals. The menu has a long list of the standard pizzas to burgers and pastas. The prices are acceptable: around ¥50-60 for a feed. The most common breakfast is the bacon and egg  at ¥60. It is a fun place for the male and female as well.


Blarney Stone

Guinness beer

Guinness beer ©TomJQ/flickr

Ph. (021) 6415 7496

Open: 11:00-1:30

Address: 5A Dongping Lu

Subway: Hengshan Lu


This is the most friendly pubs in Shanghai area. The Barney Stone is a small pub with intimate design. You can buy for ¥65 many kinds of beer e.g. Strongbow Cider, Guinness or Kilkenny.

On the second floor the visitor can play pool and listen Irish folk songs . The Chinese people known the Barney Stone as “Best place to drink alone.” This pub is very cozy.


O’Malley’s Irish Pub

Strongbow cidder

Strongbow cidder ©gray_um/flickr

Ph. (021) 6474 4533

Address: 42 Taojiang Lu

Subway: Hengshan Lu

Open: 11:00-2:00


The O’Malley’s Irish Pub is very famous for its Guinness beer. They sell the most Guinness of any bars in China. The pub is well decorated and pleasant. The visitor can play pool, drink various beers.

If you want to be alone, there is a semi-private areas where you can relax and thinking. The pub is famous for its massive beer garden and service. The prices are variable from  ¥65 to  ¥40-60 (cocktails). The tourists can taste the Irish cuisine: for  ¥100. The most common Irish breakfast is ¥60.


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