Nanjing Nightlife

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Nanjing 1912 - a place where the youth could have a vibrant nightlife

Qin Huai River at Night
Qinhuai River at Night
Where is the liveliest place in Nanjing after 10 p.m.? The local fashion elites would reply, "Nanjing 1912." It refers to an entertaining area in present Nanjing. One could see the Presidential Hall in this area where Dr. Sun Yet-sen, the forerunner of China's democratic revolution, had his presidential office erected in the year 1912. Seventeen well-preserved historical buildings from that period and four entertainment squares can be found in this area in today's Nanjing.

Nanjing 1912 is a blend of the old days in China and the modern styles of the West. Gray-bricked buildings, simple-styled balconies, floral-carved windows and pinnacle tops picture the old China. Today, western culture has seeped in the city. Nanjing 1912 is home to world-branded coffee shops such as Starbucks, the Coffee Beanery, and Kathleen Five, Japanese and Korean restaurants, Asian-famous spas and beauty salons. It is like the Xin Tian Di in Shanghai!

Feature: all kinds of bars, pubs, discos, and teahouses
Customers: mid-class citizens, businessmen, and foreigners spend the evening in Nanjing 1912
Cost:50-100 RMB/pax
High Time: 11:00 p.m. to 12 p.m.

Hunan Lu - a night street for gourmands

Night Scene of Gongyuan Street
Night Scene of Gongyuan Street
Another way to spend the night is to walk through the crowded Hunan Lu dining and shopping area to satisfy your palate with all sorts of delicious food. The night scene of the street is also beautiful.

Fuzimiao Dining Street- a night street for gourmands

The riverside area near Fuzimiao (Confucius Temple) dotted with numerous snack shops, restaurants housed in traditional Chinese buildings is also a popular night entertaining venue.

Directory of Entertaining Places

Shuguang Cinema
Address: No.7, Zhongshan Beilu, a block east to the Drum Tower Square)

Honglou Cinema (Red Mansion)
Address: No.136, Zhongshan Donglu, opposite the Stadium

Culture& Art Center
Address: No.101, Changjiang Lu in Xinjiekou area

Qinhuai Theater
Address: a theater located right in the famous tourist area of Qinhuai River

Tianming Teahouse
A teahouse in a classic-style garden
Address: No.1, Dazhongting, Gulou District (Drum Tower District)
Capacity: 50 people

Tianyu Teahouse
Address: No.26, Huaqiao Lu

1912 Bar Street, Nanjing
1912 Bar Street
Discos & BarsCentury 2000 (Shi4 Ji4 2000)
Address: No.10, Lubeiting Xiang, Zhongshan Donglu

Purple Rose (Zi3 Mei2 Gui4)
Address: No. 88, Rehe Lu

Gone with the Wind (Luan4 Shi4 Jia1 Ren2)
Address: Drum Tower area

Jidi 77
Address: near the Xinjiekou Crossing

Wei Cai Yin Xiang
Address: Xuanwu Gate

Time Tunnel
Address: Taiping Nanlu

Further Reading: Top 10 Things to Do in Nanjing

- Last updated on Jun. 21, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Nanjing Nightlife
Asked by Vineet Mangal from INDIA | Jan. 21, 2016 00:48Reply
I got an intern in nanjing forestry university for 2 months in summer's.
Suggest me some good places on which I can visit. And also, suggest me some cheap pure vegeterian restaurents nearby the university?
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Answered by Bonnie from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 21, 2016 01:45

This city has many popular scenic areas. All of them are worth to tour around. You can go to Confucius Temple, Xiaoling Mausoleum of Ming Dynasty, Presidential Palace, Purple Mountain, Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum and Qinhuai River. In addition, you can find many nice local snacks at Fuzimiao Street and Hunan Road Dinning & Shopping Street.
Beside, there is no vegetairan restaurant nearby your university. But you can find several nice vegetairan restaurants in Gulou District. Jingxinlian Restaurant is a good choice. The prices are reasonable. It's located at 1, Area C, Shuimu Qinhuai, No.99, Shitoucheng Road. Hope you like.
Answered by Vineet Mangal from INDIA | Jan. 21, 2016 07:01

Thanks Bonnie for your reply. So there is no availability for vegeterian food. I am strictly vegeterian, so please tell me any place nearby university where I can eat pure veg food no matter if it's rice. Can you also tell me that what is average distance of veg restaurants in goluo district from forestry university and is there any public transportation facility available nearby forestry university so that I can go wherever the vegetarian restaurants with cheapest transportation cost.
Answered by Bonnie | Jan. 21, 2016 21:39

As I know, there are some veggie food in the canteen of the university. You can dine there. It is very convenient for you.
Answered by John from USA | Feb. 01, 2016 10:40

1. You can purchase your own vegetables and cooking supplies and make your own vegetarian meal.
2. go to a restaurant and say "wo bu chi rou ; chi cai"
Asked by Toni from UNITED STATES | Nov. 29, 2015 20:32Reply
12 hrs layover in Nanjing, arriving at 7pm, flight to seoul at 8am. any recommendations what to do?
Answers (1)
Answered by Wendy from SINGAPORE | Nov. 30, 2015 02:02

Well, due to your limited time at night, I suggest you go to local famous Fuzimiao for fun. It is very busy at night. You can enjoy easy shopping, and dining. I am sure roaming around will enlighten you.
Asked by IRENESO | Oct. 22, 2015 23:52Reply
Nanjing Orange Hotel (Donghuamen) - Surrounding Areas
May I know is there any tourist spots around this hotel i'm staying that is within walking distance ? Can u recommend places to dine and shop nearby or suggest the nearest place to shop & dine and drink during the evening ? Thank you
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Answered by Jack from USA | Oct. 24, 2015 04:46

1. Yes, the nearest one popular scenic area is Imperial Palace of Ming Dynasty. The distance is your hotel is just about 530 yards. You can go and see.
2. Well, if you wanna taste the authentic local snacks, Xinjiekou Wangfu Avenue is a good choice. You can take subway line 2 at Minggugong Station, get off at Shanghai Road Station, Exit 1. Then walk southeast around 980 yards.
3. For shopping, Jihua International Shopping Mall is near to your hotel. The address is No.142, Daguang Road, Baixia District. In addition, you can easily find several convenient stores nearby that can meet your basic needs.
4. There are also some bars that located nearby. You can go to Winning Bar where you can make many friends. It's located at Room 1, No.1, No.66, Muxuyuan Avenue. Hope you like.
Asked by Prad from NEPAL | Aug. 21, 2015 08:58Reply
what is the price for single bedroom attached with kitchen apartment
near Nanjing Medical University?
Answers (1)
Answered by Henry | Aug. 22, 2015 03:08

About CNY1,500-2,000 per month.
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