Lan Kwai Fong - Chengdu's nightlife hot spot!
Hong Kong's Lan Kwai Fong district is a well-known hangout for expats and revelers on the island, and this past year, the owners decided that Chengdu would be the ideal location to charter a second location on the mainland!
The original location on Hong Kong island has long been the center of expat nightlife on the island, and the new location in Chengdu is quickly following suit. While Chengdu Lan Kwai Fong is an offshoot of the Hong Kong Lan Kwai Fong district, the new location is 18 times bigger and boasts theme bars and western-style restaurants, as well as tea houses and hot pot restaurants - Chengdu specialities. It is a perfect combination of Hong Kong-style nightlife and local flavor. There is something to be done for every adventurous spirit, even for the ones that enjoy the Chinese delicacy of tasting food like Rabbit head.
If you stay at the Shangrila Hotel near downtown Chengdu, this new destination is only a stone's throw from the front lobby. Once there, the restaurant and bar options abound, and there is something sure to suit everyone's tastes.
Starbucks and Tony Roma's, well known for steaks, ribs, and other grilled sensations, both have locations at Chengdu's Lan Kwai Fong.
The Couture is the only store in Chengdu that sells fondant cake. Their cakes integrate the finest fondant art and Chinese culture together with creativity and expertise.
New Zealand Town and Everwine are two stops that offer a quiet atmosphere from which to enjoy converastion and a nice vintage, while CC Club is pioneering the "upscale bar" concept, with a trendy DJ, lights, and interesting shows for a dazzling night! If you prefer a live band, check out China Groove Resto Bar. In addition to live music, this bar holds various theme parties throughout the year, fun for a whole group.
Many of the bars offer unique drinks and cocktails - bartender creations using different Chinese teas and aperitifs, all well worth a try. And take note, when joining a band of Chinese merrymakers making toasts, the custom is for everyone to say "Ganbei"(Cheers) and then drain the glass or bottle in your hand!
Any given night during your Chengdu Tours, the bars and restaurants on Lan Kwai Fong street are packed and lively, busy with decked-out revelers, tasty beverages and entertaining music. Every night is like New Years and the fun reaches late into the night.
If you are tired after a day of seeing Chengdu attractions and looking for a place to unwind and rub shoulders with locals having fun, come share the energy of Chengdu's Lan Kwai Fong!