Dr. Cocktail

Dr. Cocktail Inside one of Huaguoyuan’s many skyscrapers is Dr. Cocktail, a tiny cocktail bar that will cure what ails you. The ambiance is typical of Guiyang’s cocktail lounges — a few sofas, some seats at a bar, dark leather furniture, and jazz playing in the background. It’s an enjoyable nook, with music just loud enough to give you some privacy. The stars here are really the cocktails. While some cocktails are easy to find … Continue reading

Doggy Spirits House

Band Doggy Spirits House Guiyang Guizhou

Doggy Spirits House Doggy Spirits House is a recently opened whiskey and jazz bar located in the center of Guiyang. They do a lot of things, and they do them well. Alongside an extensive whiskey selection, they brew their own beer on site, make gorgeous cocktails and offer a pool table and live music. The band plays three sets per evening on the weekends, starting at 9. The bar is spacious compared to the other … Continue reading

Latent Lounge

Latent Lounge Latent Lounge is a real treat, hidden underground in Dashizi Park. The friendly staff, central location and upscale decor make for a relaxing evening. This is definitely not the kind of bar with loud music, dice games and shouting. Instead, go here to sip something delicious in a calm, warm environment. Chat with a friend or two while listening to some toned-down jazz and blues, or go solo to wind-down after a stressful … Continue reading

001# Space

001# Space 001# Space is a milk tea and cocktail bar that can be found in Guiyang’s downtown. The bar itself is beautifully set in a glass atrium with lots of polished concrete. It has several smaller spaces within, giving you privacy to enjoy your drink. Unlike most bars around Guiyang, the music here doesn’t get cranked to ear-splitting levels after 9 PM. Instead, it remains low all evening, so it’s an excellent place to … Continue reading

Cloud Bar (Novotel Hotel)

Large Booth Seating Cloud Bar Novotel Guiyang Guizhou

Cloud Bar (Novotel Hotel) Located on the 29th floor of the Novotel hotel, Cloud Bar is a brand new beer and cocktail bar with a fantastic view of the city. Even more exciting, the entire bar rotates, so your view changes as you enjoy your drinks. Note that while the bar is open from 11 AM to 1 AM, it only rotates between 6 and 10 PM.  The bar has warm, classic decor (aside from … Continue reading

The New Old Fashion Bar

Singapore sling new old fashion guiyang guizhou

The New Old Fashion Bar The Old Fashion is actually one of the first bars I went to when I first moved to Guiyang. I loved the cocktails and decor, and would pop in from time to time for a drink before dinner. When I heard they had opened a new location, I was a bit worried they’d lose their charm in attempting to modernize. However, they’ve managed to translate a small, single floor knick-knack-filled … Continue reading

Trip Smith

Trip Smith Bar Guiyang Guizhou Beer

Trip Smith Trip Smith is the first and most successful of Guiyang’s  local breweries. Its beer can be found in bars all around the city, and is a recognizable brand name for anyone who’s been in Guiyang for more than a few months. Hidden in an alleyway off of Qianling Dong Lu, Trip Smith began its journey as a local secret, difficult but rewarding to find. Their reputation spread has spread and now they’re one … Continue reading

Uptown

inside 4 uptown bar guiyang guizhou

Uptown is the straight-up favorite bar for Guiyang expats. The tunes can be loud, but they don’t totally overwhelm conversation, there’s a good selection of beers and cocktails, and they have a pool table.  The staff here speak some English, and the drink menu has English and Chinese so you can order easily even if you end up with a bartender who can’t understand you. They keep the beer cold, which is still not the … Continue reading

First Floor Bar

First Floor Bar Guiyang Guizhou

First Floor is a wonderful bar hidden in the alleys of Xiaoshizi in the downtown area of Guiyang. The owners are friendly and welcoming, and the decor is fantastic. It can be a bit difficult to find the first time you go, but it’s totally worth visiting. First Floor, as its name suggests, is ground-level, meaning they have access to a lovely little courtyard in front of the bar, and also another courtyard inside. The … Continue reading

Obsession Bar

Obsession Bar Guiyang Guizhou

Obsession is a popular hangout on Wenchang Bei Lu. With good cocktails and a nice Chinese/Western menu, it’s no surprise that the bar fills up several nights per week. It’s undergone a recent redesign and added more seating, but even so the seating areas retain a sense of privacy. An assortment of sofas and tables makes up the greater part of the bar. The larger areas like the one pictured here can accommodate larger groups. … Continue reading