Where to Drink around The Westin Chongqing Liberation Square
Collected by Westin AFAR
Chongqing, on the banks of the Yangtze, has immense historical and cultural cachet. A booming metropolis of 10 million—forecast to double in 13 years!—it was the capital during WWII and is home to important artists and major politicians, as well as spicy Sichuan food.
160 Xinnan Rd, Yubei Qu, Chongqing Shi, China, 401122
This is by far my favorite place to get a cup of coffee in Chongqing. It's such a cozy place to curl up with a drink, and it has free Wi-Fi. If you get bored with the internet, the best part of Bridges Book House is the books. You can browse and...
Liberation Monument Shangquan, Yuzhong, China, 400065
A great cocktail bar is a welcome surprise in Chongqing. The owner, Jimmy Zhang, is a trained mixologist and even holds classes on mixing drinks. The service is fantastic and—needless to say—the drinks are top-notch. Try Jimmy's special cocktail,...
Yanghe 1st Rd, YangHe HuaYuan, Jiangbei Qu, Chongqing Shi, China, 401122
Kuai che dao means "fast lane" in Mandarin. This bar has a unique twist—each table has a telephone that can call one of the other tables. I'm not 100% sure how it works, but I think it involves a lot of alcohol. Which makes sense, because they...
China, Chongqing Shi, Yuzhong Qu, 较场口 邮政编码: 400012
This is one of the biggest and most renowned clubs in Chongqing. They have a lot of famous DJs and groups playing there on the weekends. They also throw a ton of parties—everything from Mario theme parties to celebrations of Lantern Festival.
Tuwan, Shapingba, Chongqing, China
Da Rasta feels part dive bar, part college bar, part hostel. It stays open quite late, so it's a good bet to swing by after everything else winds down. They have a good beer special and a cheap "brandy" that may not be brandy, but definitely...
China, Chongqing Shi, Shapingba Qu, ChongQing DaXue, 沙中路重庆大学国家大学科技园1楼
NUTS was the first live music venue in Chongqing, and is still the main place to go to catch some tunes. The concerts and parties can get really wild, so be forewarned. The music can be anything, from wild punk bands to a techno DJ.
51 Minquan Rd, JieFangBei ShangQuan, Yuzhong Qu, Chongqing Shi, China, 400065
Ture Color is an upscale nightclub in Chongqing that has no rival. Every table seems to have a bottle of champagne at the elbows of Chongqing's elite, and a nightly performance is simply beyond description. The music is usually some genre of...
168 Bayi Rd, JieFangBei ShangQuan, Yuzhong Qu, Chongqing Shi, China, 400010
Opened as a sort of themed bar to promote Newcastle beer that's licensed and brewed in Chongqing, Newcastle Arms is a fun and jumping spot for both locals and visitors. Keeping with the motif, the servers wear tartan, while the live music tends to...
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