Nanchang's Top Spots for a Summer Drink...

By Very Nanchang Staff

The summer months in Nanchang are famously roasting, so where can you go when you're parched? Check out our guide to some of the best places to enjoy a cooling drink or two and escape, or make the most of, the hot hot hot Nanchang summer...

Best for View: Bar Vogue @ Holiday Inn

On the 18th floor of the Holiday Inn in Honggutan, Bar Vogue offers unparalleled panoramic views of Honggutan and the river Gan from the outdoor terrace. Bar Vogue is busy almost every night during the summer months so there's always a lively atmosphere.  

  • Address: 18th Floor, Holiday Inn Nanchang Riverside, No. 8 ChunHui Road, Honggutan New District

  • 10% off on beer and cocktails during summer time with your VNC Privilege  card (Restrictions may apply. Check with staff for details)

  • Open 20:00-02:00

Best for BBQ: Bossa Nova Garden

Bossa Nova Garden is so well known in Nanchang that it almost needs no introduction. But if you're one of the few who hasn't been yet then you're definitely missing out on one of the friendliest bars in Nanchang. A Brazilian bar, Bossa is the perfect place to spend a lazy summer afternoon and evening. Besides the welcoming atmosphere from Delei and his team, there are perfect Brazilian cocktails and the absolute best Brazilian BBQ in Nanchang.   

  • Address: 69 FeiHong Lu, Honggutan New District

  • 15% off all food and drinks with your VNC Privielege Card (restrictions may apply. Check with staff for details)

  • Open: Afternoons on request otherwise 20:00-01.00

Best for Pool: Bubble Bar @ Swiss Hotel

Bubble Bar outdoor terrace is located on the 7th floor of the Swiss Hotel Nanchang. Adjoining the hotel's swimming pool* the bar also commands a scenic view over the Gan river and Bayi bridge. Enjoy the breeze and listen to upbeat tunes while sipping cocktails, wine or beer.

  • Address: 7th Floor, Swiss International Hotel, 69 Yanjiang Bei Lu, DongHu District, Nanchang

  • Open 20:00-02:00

  • (*note membership cards for use of the pool are available seperately. Bar guests must purchase a membership card to enjoy the pool. Ask staff for details).

Best for Garden: The Marquee @ Crowne Plaza

Nothing says summer like a garden marquee with cocktails or a glass or two of chilled white wine. The Crowne Plaza Nanchang Riverside has a huge marquee surrounded by green lawns for that summer garden party feeling. A riverside location by the landmark Nanchang Bridge and with evening views of the Star of Nanchang light show. With regualr parties, food and live music throughout the summer you can enjoy your drink come rain or shine. 

  • Address: 266 Yanjiang Zhong DaDao, XiHu District 

  • 35% off selected drinks with your VNC Privilege Card (restrictions may apply. Check with staff for details)

  • Open All day to 22:00

Best for Clubbing: Le Song

Summers in Nanchang are sweaty, so dont fight it, embrace it...go clubbing and get sweaty on the dance floor! Brand new to Nanchang's club scene is Le Song on FuZhou Lu. The best DJs, dancers, singers, lightshow and more at the hottest new Nanchang club. Summer in Nanchang is hot and so is Le Song!  

  • Address: 197 FuZhou Lu 

  • Open 20:00-02:00

Best for Food: Michael's Bistro and Bar

A menu of western basics might sound uninspiring but Michael's does what few places in Nanchang can actually do, provide the basics and provide them like home. Standard American fare such as ribs, burgers and hotdogs, Tex-Mex, lamb chops, salads and soups. All these can be enjoyed al fresco, at a great price with draft Tiger beer, cocktails or a great selection of IPAs. And they are one of the only places in Nanchang to stock cider, and what's a summer evening without a cold cider!

  • Address: Junction of Shajin Road and Fanghua Road (Behind Wanda Plaza), Honggutang New District

  • 15% off with your VNC Privilege Card (Restrictions may apply. Check with staff for details)

  • Open 11:00-00:00

Best for Live Music: U2 Live House

Summer without live music isnt summer. Sure Nanchang doesnt have a summer music festival but you can still enjoy live music at U2 Live House. And if there isnt a band on when you visit then just pick up a guitar and a pair of drumsticks and make your own. With outdoor seating, regular live music nights and a location in the 699 Art District, U2 Live House is at the heart of Nanchang's burgeoning art and culture scene.

  • Address: Unit B9-1-6, 699 Art District, Shanghai Road 

  • 20% off all food and drink & first glass of beer for free with your VNC Privilege Card. (Restrictions may apply. Check with staff for details)

  • Open 20:00-01:00

Best for Cocktails: Vortex Bar

Pina Colada, Blue Hawaii, Summer Green, Crush on You...classic and modern cocktails are the specialtiy at Vortex. Not only that but Vortex is one of the best places to watch English Premiership football and if your idea of a good summer night is a few hands of Texas Hold 'Em then Vortex wont leave you wanting

  • Address: Building 14, Unit 108, Jin Yu Ming Du, Hong Du Bei Road 

  • 10% off all menu drinks with your VNC Privilege Card. (Restrictions may apply. Check with staff for details)

  • Open 19:00-02:00