Yangshuo really comes to life at night and is a really atmospheric place to be. With its small narrow streets the mixture of music floods the night air together with the smell of barbequed meat from Xingjiang Kebab stalls and the shouts of people having fun.
There is a range of bars and clubs to choose from including of course some KTV clubs that are endemic throughout China. The below bars are recommended by the Yangshuo Village Inn and are generally popular with Westerners.
Luna is the rooftop bar at Yangshuo Village Inn. In addition to authentic Italian cuisine, Luna features a great collection of Italian, South African, Australian and Spanish wines as well as mixed drinks. One of the great thing about this unique Yangshuo bar are the sweeping views of the karst peaks and Moon Hill. Luna is open until late and can also cater private parties. Luna is a quieter and more private experience with the best views of any Yangshuo bar.
Yangshuo Mountain Retreat Corner Bar (pictured above)
If you prefer to stay out of the noise and chaos of town, our sister hotel, the Yangshuo Mountain Retreat has a cozy fireplace bar with views of the Yulong River. It is a great place to meet mostly western travelers (couples and families) and enjoy ice cold beer and a range of cocktails, as well as an extensive selection of imported wines. There is a free shuttle twice daily to the Mountain Retreat from Yangshuo Village Inn.
A great pool area and balcony to sit on during the warm nights, these guys have a great range of drinks and even chill their beer glasses to keep your beer at the perfect temperature. The music tends to be alternative rock and instrumental but is not intrusive and plays in the background. See our Yangshuo map for precise location
Just over the ancient double Moon Footbridge (Shuang Yue Qiao) is Karst Cafe, also known as Karst Climbers. This has been a popular hangout for true climbers since opening in 2003. It's owner, Echo spends most of her time in the UK with her beau these days, but at Karst you'll find her lovely manager Ginger, usually with her girlfriends and some long-time Yangshuo locals & expats. There is a great private room upstairs.
For the most potent cocktails in town check out MC Blues. A wide range of cocktails and spirits and a variety of music which is mainly somewhere between house and pop. You can find this place on Xianqian Road opposite Karst Café.