Nanchang After-Dark: Exploring the City’s Clubs and Bars

Nanchang After-Dark: Exploring the City’s Clubs and Bars

Nanchang has more than 50 bars, from loud bars to quiet bars, entertainment bars to live music bars; they all have their own special qualities. Nanchang’s bars are mainly concentrated on Fuzhou Road and Heng Mao "Bar Street" area, attracting hordes of young party-goers almost every evening. Let's take a look at some of Nanchang’s most popular bars, all offering the possibility of an interesting night.

The Boat Bar, Nanchang

The Boat Bar环球号船吧 View In Map
The Boat Bar is known by its unique shape and location and is one of the most visited bars in Nanchang by foreigners. The bar’s appearance is an imitation of the HMS "Victory" and inside is a characteristically Western jazz bar. The spacious and comfortable interior decoration is full of rich European style, equipped with advanced lighting and sound equipment. The bar also often features a number of foreign singers and bands. The Boat Bar offers a variety of wines and their distinctive western food is also recommended.

Add: Lantian Bishui Shopping Plaza, 118 Qingshan Nan Lu, Donghu District, Nanchang
Tel: 0791 861 9999 
Opening hours: 19:00-02:00
Getting there: take bus routes, 8, 15, 16,230,237,243,518 to Lantian Bishui Shopping Plaza

AD 69

AD 698 Bar 公元698酒吧 View In Map
AD 698 is the next-door neighbour of the Boat Bar and is a gathering place for young partygoers. The overall design is like a psychedelic Roman nightmare. The walls area adorned with portraits of ancient Roman warriors, and even the site design is modeled on the ancient Roman Coliseum. Its unique style will make you feel like you’re back thousands of years ago in the Roman Empire. The loud tunes and the flashing lights will keep the party going until late.

Add: Lantian Bishui Shopping Plaza, 118 Qingshan Nan Lu, Donghu District, Nanchang
Tel: 0791 869 8698 
Opening hours: 19:00-03:00
Getting there: take bus routes 8, 15, 16, 230, 237, 243, 518 to Lantian Bishui Shopping Plaza

Le Nest Bar

Le Nest Bar乐巢酒吧 View In Map
Le Nest Bar is a large chain of pubs with branches in Nanning and Shenzhen among other cities. It is located in the city centre and is a little more upscale than other clubs. The music is mainly House, as well as R & B and Hip-hop. Sometimes they have DJs from home and abroad that are supposedly pretty good.

Add: 28 Fuzhou Lu, (Near Gymnasium west gate), Donghu District, Nanchang
Tel: 0791 626 1888
Opening hours: 20:00-01:00
Getting there: take bus route 27 to Renmin Park (by Fuzhou Lu) get off and walk 101m


Grammy Knight

Grammy Knight格莱美爵士酒吧 View In Map
Grammy Knight is a club with two different styles of rooms, one decorated with modern materials like glass and metal. Another is the Grammy Hall which uses wood as the main decoration material and is reminiscent of a classical style. Whichever style tickles your fancy you’re sure to like it here. Their special is the chrysanthemum honey drink, a healthy alternative to booze.

Add: A-105Hong Mao Business Street, Dinggong Lu, Xihu District, Nanchang
Tel: 0791 666 1588
Opening hours: 20:00-03:00
Getting there: take bus routes 232, 308to Dinggong Lu walk 107m to venue. 

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You can forget about the boat bar at the moment, authorities shut it down after someone got stabbed a couple of weeks ago. Walk around the corner and the AD698 bar no longer exists. While at a local only club a couple of Uni Euro exchange girls told me the Le Nest Bar is best option right now for Westerners but they went local cause they were over seeing same old faces. Next trip I'll be checking this one out.

Dec 06, 2012 05:32 Report Abuse



Wow what can I say about Nanchang other than it truly is a shithole for Westerners or ABC looking for a nightlife. The crackdown that took place in past couple of years extended beyond Shanghai and Beijing and has hit a city third-tier city like this one pretty hard. In 2009 there were100 BBS with plenty of girls. Now 2012 you are lucky if you can find 5 and the girls are ugly. The bars are full of spoiled brats who definitely are not looking for zuo ai like before. Sigh.... will try another city.

Aug 19, 2012 08:30 Report Abuse



I love this town and the boat bar. There are very good managers)))

Jul 18, 2012 00:48 Report Abuse



alice, arent you the guy working in ship bar??? hahah i got you. your messages always keep coming on my cell phone. bye the way your bar suck, quan ba is really shithole with fake whiskey and shitty music

Jul 29, 2012 09:17 Report Abuse


Jeff Toohey

I lived and worked in Nanchang for a year. It is a third-world city as well as total shithole. Avoid it any cost.

Jun 12, 2012 09:15 Report Abuse



Why is a shithole? I am signing a contract to work there for a year next week? any advice or heads up would be greatly appreciated dude.

Aug 07, 2012 00:08 Report Abuse


comment|36106|238411 is nanchang?

Mar 14, 2013 01:09 Report Abuse