Guilin Nightlife: Bars and Clubs in Guilin

Paulaner Bar
Paulaner Bar, Guilin Paulaner could be a really great bar but it misses the mark and has come out as some weird blend of Chinese and Western.
Instead of going for the classical decoration in what is essentially a pub, they’ve messed it up with flashing lights and tinsel. Not even the live guitarist who plays each night can block out the irritating sounds of dice games being played all around. But all is not lost because Paulaner has a wonderful beer selection and a few nooks where you can seek refuge from the gaudiness and clattering of dice. Prices are very reasonable with Paulaner and Erdinger costing ¥30-35 for 500mL, while Lowenbrau, Hoegaarden and Trappist beers are the same price for 330mL. Food is also quite cheap: pizzas and pastas average ¥30, while sandwiches are ¥25. Staff are okay.
Address: 2 Zhengyang Lu Ph. (0773) 286 8698
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去柏龙酒吧,谢谢。地址:正阳步行街2号。
Peisen Bar, Guilin A cross between a pub and a classy wine bar, Peisen is a nice, chilled-out place to spend a night.
Although it’s unlikely to be particularly crowded, there is plenty going on to keep patrons entertained. In addition to two free pool tables, there is live music every night (unless the musicians decide not to show) ranging from solo guitarists to three-piece jazz outfits. When there’s no one on stage the peaceful music is kept at a reasonable volume. Drinks at Peisen are reasonably priced. They seem particularly proud of their wine selection (mainly Chinese with a few Australian wines as well) which is priced from ¥168. Bottled beers are ¥20-25, the small cocktail selection averages ¥30 and spirits are sold only by the bottle, with the cheapest being Stolichnaya at ¥300. Friendly staff and the dark, subdued decor of this basement-level bar round out the scene.
Address: 6 Zhengyang Lu Ph. (0773) 282 2555
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去正阳步行街6号,谢谢。
100ºC Club
100 Degrees Club, Guilin A very popular nightclub in the center of Guilin, 100 Degrees is probably the best place in Guilin to dance the night away.
While it’s a very Chinese-style club, it’s relatively accessible for foreigners. Even the bizarre bar games played here seem interesting – less dice and more napkin burning. And while there’s no real dance floor, the lip-synching, scantily clad dancers positioned around the venue provide a good distraction. Music is largely dance-pop and hip-pop. The design of the venue itself is quite classy with quality lighting and nice touches like flat screen televisions encased in wooden frames. There isn’t much of a drink selection, but prices are quite low: bottled beers start at ¥20 and cocktails are ¥30.
Address: 18 Binjiang Lu
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去滨江路18号,谢谢。