Chongqing Entertainment and Nightlife

Chongqing has not only a rich cultural atmosphere, but also a variety of entertainment activities. Chongqing Entertainment and Nightlife goes well beyond daytime activity. Chongqing’s vibrant nightlife is no different from that of other flourishing Chinese metropolises, with bars, cinemas and dance clubs that keep the city alive at night. In addition, there are also cruise, hot springs, amusement parks and resorts for entertainment. 

Nightlife in Chongqing

Night View of Chongqing

The night view of Chongqing is acknowledged to be more beautiful than Shanghai and Hong Kong, known as “little Hong Kong”. Therefore, when travelling in Chongqing, in addition to Hot Pot and beauties, night view is a must see. There are many ways to enjoy the night scene in Chongqing. You can take a boat tour, see from the high palce, or take the light rail to enjoy the best night scenery. Recommended sightseeing spots include the Hongxing Pavilion(红星亭) in Chongqing Pipashan Park, Liangjiang Tower in E’ling Park, Nanshan Yikeshu observation platform(南山一棵树观景台), Nanbin Road, Jiefangbei and Hongya Cave.

Taking a Cruise At Night

Taking a cruise at Chaotianmen wharf to tour the two rivers (namely the Yangtze River and the Jialing River), is a classic project of enjoying the night scenery in Chongqing. The cruise ship offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the mountain city. The ship moves slowly, and it’s nice to have a blast on a summer night, but at other times, you’d better to prepare one more clothes, and be sure to keep warm in winter. There are both luxurious and ordinary ships. The overall price difference between the two is 30-60 yuan, which will decrease by 10-20 yuan in the off-season (such as winter). In fact, there is not much difference between the two for the night view, you can just choose an ordinary boat for a simple experience. The general route is to and from Chaotianmen Wharf and Jialing River bridge, and then to and from Changjiang Chaotianmen Wharf and Yangtze River bridge, cruising around Yuzhong Mountain City peninsula, and you will enjoy Hongya Cave,  Grand Theater, Jiefangbei and other attractions on the way. 

Bars in Chongqing

There are quite a few bars in Chongqing, mainly concentrated in Yuzhong District, especially near Jiefangbei. Besides, there are many bars and KTVs near Shapingba Three Gorge Square, Huangjueping Graffiti Street area, foreigners’ Street and so on, which is cheaper than that of Jiefangbei. 

  • Soho Bar(苏荷酒吧)
    Address: Yanghe East Road, Jiangbei District, Chongqing重庆市江北区洋河东路
    Tel: 023-67080888/18807728101/18523133131
  • Cotton Bar(棉花酒吧)
    Address: No.6, Shihui Shi, Yuzhong District, Chongqing重庆市渝中区石灰市6号
    Tel: 023-63810028
    Address: No.86, Jiaochangkou, Yuzhong District, Chongqing重庆市渝中区较场口86号
    Tel: 18716354283
  • Container Beer Show
    Address: No.235, Minsheng Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing重庆市渝中区民生路235号
    Tel: 13911755514
  • KK Club(KK酒吧)
    Address: Jingyuan Road, University Town Xijie Street, Shapingba District, Chongqing重庆市沙坪坝区大学城熙街景苑路
    Tel: 13452064555/18162278618
  • Chocolate Club(朱古力酒吧)
    Address: No.128, Ruitian Road, Hualong Bridge, Yuzhong District, Chongqing重庆市渝中区化龙桥瑞天路128号
    Tel: 023-63621188/023-63660881
  • Revolucion Cocktail Chongqing
    Address: No.46, Beicheng Celestial Street, Jiangbei District, Chongqing重庆市江北区北城天街46号
    Tel: 18221844213
  • Fermentation(发酵)
    Address: C House of Times Celestial Street, Yuzhong District, Chongqing重庆市渝中区大坪时代天街C馆
    Tel: 15826046800

Entertainment in Chongqing

Hot Springs in Chongqing

Chongqing hot spring is a world-class tourist resource. Only Budapest of Hungary, known as the hot spring capital in the world, has as many hot springs as Chongqing. 

Teahouses in Chongqing

Tea in Chongqing is a custom culture, with a long history. There are many teahouses in Chongqing. In your spare time, it is a good idea to look for those old tea houses and taste the original tea culture of mountain city.

  • Jiantong Teahouse(交通茶馆)
    Address: No.20, Huangjueping Central Street, Jiulongpo District, Chongqing重庆市九龙坡区黄桷坪正街20号
  • Bailuyuan Teahouse(白鹭原茶塾)
    Address: No.66, nanping West Road, Nanan District, Chongqing重庆市南岸区南坪西路66号
  • River View Teahouse(江景茶楼)
    Address: No.12, Changjiang First Road, Lianglukou, Yuzhong District, Chongqing重庆市渝中区两路口长江一路12号
    Tel: 023-63001527/13628450328
  • Minguo Teahouse(民国茶馆)
    Address: No.14, Luzumiao Street, Yuzhong District, Chongqing重庆市渝中区鲁祖庙街14号
    Tel: 023-63531092/15123359936
  • Leisure Teahouse(闲暇茶楼)
    Address: No.7, Linjiang Men, Yuzhong District, Chongqing重庆市渝中区临江门7号
    Tel: 023-89870595/15922866088
  • Laoyun Teahouse(老云茶馆)
    Address: The Third Floor of Hongya Cave, Jialing River Binjiang Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing重庆市渝中区嘉陵江滨江路洪崖洞3层
    Tel: 023-63749622/15086901207

Theatres in Chongqing

  • Chongqing Grand Theater(重庆大剧院)
    Address: Beizheng Street, Jiangbei District, Chongqing重庆市江北区江北正街
    Tel: 023-61863166/023-61863188/023-61863199
  • Guotai Theater(国泰大剧院)
    Address: No.1, Linjiang Branch Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing重庆市渝中区临江支路1号
    Tel: 18223440108
  • Times Opera House(时代歌剧院)
    Address: No.1, Jianxin North Road Second Branch Road, Jiangbei District, Chongqing重庆市江北区建新北路二支路1号
    Tel: 023-67957777/18290586027/13101355666
  • Chongqing Opera House(重庆市歌剧院)
    Address: No.62, Changjiang First Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing重庆市渝中区长江一路62号
    Tel: 023-63711216/023-63841923
  • Shiguangnan Grand Theater(重庆施光南大剧院)
    Address: No.7, Yanyu Road, Nanan District, Chongqing重庆市南岸区烟雨路7号
    Tel: 023-62320931
  • Shancheng Folk Art Hall(山城曲艺场)
    Address: No.151, Zourong Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing重庆市渝中区邹容路151号
    Tel: 023-63972091/023-63808500

Amusement Parks in Chongqing

  • Huashengyuan Golden Cake Fantasy Kingdom(华生园金色蛋糕梦幻王国)
    Address: No.123, Fengxiang Road, Dadukou District, Chongqing重庆市大渡口区凤翔路123号
    Tel: 023-86625623/15922832250
  • Chongqing Zoo(重庆动物园)
    Address: No.1, Xijiao First Village, Jiulongpo District, Chongqing重庆市九龙坡区西郊一村1号
    Tel: 023-68422285/023-68407374
  • Chongqing Wildlife World(重庆野生动物世界)
    Address: Fenglongchang, Shuangzhu Town, Yongchuan District, Chongqing重庆市永川区双竹镇凤龙场
    Tel: 023-63737700
  • Jinyuan Fantawild Sci-fi Theme Park(金源方特科幻公园)
    Address: No.338, Beibin Road, Jiangbei District, Chongqing重庆市江北区北滨路338号
    Tel: 4001660006/023-67002588
  • Chongqing Amusement Park(重庆游乐园)
    Address: No.170, Changjiang Binjiang Road, Nanan District, Chongqing重庆市南岸区长江滨江路170号
    Tel: 023-62802724

Coffee Shops in Chongqing

  • Starbucks(星巴克)
    Address: No.109, Zourong Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing重庆市渝中区邹容路109号
    Tel: 023-81399253/023-81399254
  • Yuchen Coffee(钰琛咖啡)
    Address: No.16, nanbin West Road, Nanan District, Chongqing重庆市南岸区南滨西路16号
    Tel: 023-62897716
  • Starbucks(星巴克)
    Address: No.38, Daping Central Street, Yuzhong District, Chongqing重庆市渝中区大坪正街38号
    Tel: 023-67077706
  • Costa Coffee
    Address: No.100, Zourong Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing重庆市渝中区邹容路100号
    Tel: 023-63728805
  • Mellower Coffee(麦隆咖啡)
    Address: No.26, Jiefangbei Minquan Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing重庆市渝中区解放碑民权路26号
    Tel: 023-68009859