JD's Bar: NanHu Lu [南湖路]
Opted to sample a beer in JD's Bar on Nan Hu Lu from the reference on wikitravel's Nanchang page. A free plate of snacks arrived with our Gin and Tonic and bottle of Guinness export (totaling about RMB45-50). The bar has a good beer light, an old fashioned sort of red interior and several small rooms good for lively banter no doubt. At 7 or 8 o'clock on a Saturday night it was fairly quiet but showed signs of picking up as the night went on.
A decent selection of beers including German, American, Chinese, etc...
Nothing that I haven't seen before but it's the regulars who make a pub what it is. There are lots of venues to explore all along NanHu Lu.
Would like to visit the area again.
- Beer Tasting
Minde Lu [民德路]: Bayi Lake area
A pretty walk along the lake and down the interesting Minde Lu which seemed to come alive at night. Found this great little boutique shop (pictured) selling interesting souvenirs and gifts all shapes and sizes from parasols to pictures to flower pots. The shop owner humourously sat in front of one of the largest collections of CDs that I have ever seen in China. A woman went to take one from the pile, asking the man whether they were for sale and he gracefully shook his head.
All the way down Minde Lu there are some interesting little shops and restaurants, well worth a second look.
Rongmen Lu [榕门路]
One of the easiest places to find looking up Nanchang online is Le Bistro 100. Prior to my trip I found only a few reviews so I was surprised that up this street there are a lot of bars and interesting looking places. Also of note are lots of small art galleries trading in paintings, calligraphy and other kinds of antiques. Well worth a slow walk up, browsing the galleries and music coming form the bars. A cultural kind of road with an entrance into TengWang Ge.
- Beer Tasting
- Arts and Culture
Hot and wild: Disco James 007, and another, local style
Really full speed, on a Thursday even, beer is ok, all ok. But these cities, not so well known as Shanghai, hk etc. can be rough, taxis have grid as protection from passengers.
Another disco visited right after, the very same Thursday in another disco, I saw 10 guys dragging out a little guy, and beating him real bad meanwhile.
The last bar visited was very local, max 50 squaremetres, but crowded, and very happy, many dancing, seeming to know eachother.
Dress Code: Casual
BLAH..BLAH..CAF`E: Leisure style
this's my cafe,it's a small butwarm coffee shop,here's coffee is professional &taset great, hope everyfrinend come & have a great feeling here.---pls enjoy my coffee the automsphere!.........