Guangzhou Nightlife

When night comes, it is easy to find a place to relax in Guangzhou. The top things to do for Guangzhou nightlife include cruising along Pearl River to appreciate the night scenes, watching Cantonese Opera to explore further and deeper about Cantonese culture, meeting young and experiencing the lively Guangzhou nightlife in one of the many bars, and watching a Circus performance in Chimelong Resort. In addition, Yanjiang Road, Tianhe CBD, Beijing Road, and Huanshi East Road are favorable places to spend colorful Guangzhou nightlife for foreigners. 

Pearl River Night Cruise, Guangzhou
Pearl River Night Cruise

Pearl River Night Cruise

The night scene on two sides of the Pearl River is so enchanting that you must have a look. The best way is by boat. Tourists can take a night cruise on the Pearl River from one of the five wharfs, including Tianzi Wharf, Dashatou Wharf, Zhongda Wharf, Fangcun Wharf and Xidi Wharf. Along the Cruise, you will pass by many shining buildings decorated by light, such as Canton Tower, Xinghai Concert Hall, Haiyin Bridge, various western style buildings in Shamian Island…

Visit Bars & Pubs in Guangzhou

Three famous bar streets: Binjiang Road, Huanshi Road and Bai'e Tan, are the best known Guangzhou nightlife areas. Binjiang Road Bar Street is by the bank of Pearl River, and has lovely scenery. Huanshi Road Bar Street is located in the city center. However, the Bai'e Tan Bar Street, located at Changdi Road on the bank of Bai'e Tan (White Goose Pond), is the most exotic. Below are some best clubs in Guangzhou:

Location: B03, Bai'e Tan Bar Street, Fangcun
The French pub downstairs is divided into compartments with wooden barriers and wooden winding stairs. Saddles, whips, western historical paintings, and antique wine bottles decorate everycorner of the pub. A small western restaurant upstairs is a good place to enjoy the enticing Zhujiang (the Pearl River).

A Bar in Guangzhou
A Bar in Guangzhou

Golf Club
Location: at the north gate of Yuexiu Park, Huanshi Zhong Road
There is a big outdoor garden in the Golf Club. The environment is tranquil and charming.

Baby Face
Location: Aiqun Mansion, No.83, Changdi Road

Bridge House
Location: at the south gate of the Guangdong Arts Gallery, No.38, Yanyu Lu, Ersha Island

Party World
Location: Floor 1, Huihua Business Building, No.80, Xianlie Zhong Road

Appreciate Cantonese Opera (Yue Ju)

Cantonese opera, Yue Ju in Chinese, is a performance art that combines singing, chanting, and acrobatics. Harmoniously accompanied by rhythms and melodies, both dialogue and singing are performed gracefully in Cantonese. What’s more, each character in Cantonese opera has its own unique clothes, accessories and makeups. 

Where to Watch:
Guangzhou Jiangnan Grand Theatre: No. 130, Middle Changgang Road, Haizhu District 
Guangzhou Friendship Theatre: No.696, North Renmin Road, Yuexiu District
Guangzhou Opera House: No.1 West Zhujiang Road Tianhe District

Chimelong International Circus
Chimelong International Circus

Watch Chimelong International Circus

Guangzhou Chimelong Circus is performed in the world’s largest circus venue by over 300 world’s best performers and more than 500 professionally trained animals. Chimelong International Circus shows spectators unique and magic programs, covering the Prologue, Kazakstan Horsemanship, Aerial Love-Aerial Glass Balls, Leap through Time and Space, Hollywood Circus, Samba Parade, Sky Ballet, Cannon Act and so on. 

Opening Hours: 17:00-21:00
Show Time: 19:30-21:00
How to get there: Take Metro Line 3 and get off at Hanxi Changlong Station.

- Last modified on Apr. 23, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Nightlife in Guangzhou
Asked by Riya from BANGLADESH | Apr. 18, 2019 22:15Reply
Hi,I will visit canton fair this time, Is there any cruise or dock in near the canton so that I can?
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Answered by Bernice from UNITED KINGDOM | Apr. 23, 2019 00:58

There is no dock nearby. You should go to Tianzi Wharf and join in the Pearl River Night Cruise.
Take a taxi directly. The cab fare is CNY 50 to 60. :)
Asked by R Wong from SINGAPORE | Aug. 02, 2017 07:48Reply
Where can I find wine bars in Guangzhou?
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Answered by David from CANADA | Aug. 02, 2017 22:27

You are suggested to go to Yuexiu District, the famous Yangjiang Rd Bar Street lies there.
Baie Tan style Bar Street in Changdi Rd, Huadu Street, Liwan District, is another good choice.
Asked by Ron from NEW ZEALAND | Jul. 03, 2017 23:31Reply
Hi I am visiting Guangzhou in Sept 2017 for about 30 days.
Have heard about nightlife fun and all that thing. Is there anything we need to taken care of ? Is it safe ? all bars and pubs are fully licensed ? any kind of help is appreciated.

Thank you
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Answered by Lan from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 04, 2017 01:57

Well, you can go to Baxing G5 Bar Street in Fengche Aquare in Baiyun District. Lots of bars here are with an aviation theme, decorated with many planes models. Generally speaking, the bars are safe and provide you with a pleasant nightlife enjoy. Have fun!
Asked by Harshdeep from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 24, 2016 01:09Reply
I am staying in Guangzhou tommorow night what to have some fun.
And go to some night clubs and pubs where you can meet some English speaking girls and have good time. Is there anything around city or airport as I am staying just next to airport?
Any help will be appreciated
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Answered by Savannah from CANADA | Nov. 24, 2016 21:00

Oh, you can find several nice bars at Yanjiang Street, Yuexiu District. Among them, True Color Bar and Soho Bar are popular ones.
True Color Bar: No.276, Middle Yanjiang Road.
Soho Bar: No.87, Changti Damalu, Yuexiu District
Have fun!
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