By Very Nanchang Staff
Nan Hu Lu is a narrow road running around South Lake in downtown Nanchang. There are a number of bars and restaurants along the road and here are our pick of the 3 best bars. All the bars are in walking distance of each other, perfect for a mini pub crawl. Take a taxi to the entrance of Nan Hu Lu (on Minde Lu) and walk a couple of minutes to Bossa Nova Cafe. Continue around the lake for a few minutes to Old Pub then pop just next door to finish off the evening at JD's Bar. Each bar has its own character and atmosphere and there's a good chance that you'll make some new friends in each one.
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Finish @ JD's Bar
JD's Bar has been open for about 10 years now. Often thought of as a late bar it's definitely the place to head to for the last stop of this mini pub crawl, especially if there's a decent sized group of you then there's a good chance you can carry on to the early hours, and at weekend it has been known to stay open till the sun comes up! The owner, Nana, is always welcoming. A good selection of music and live sports are often shown on the TV at the bar or on the big screen in the lounge.
Address: 28 NanHu Lu
Open 20:00-02:00 (or later!)
Begin @ Bossa Nova Cafe
Bossa Nova started in Nanchang on Rongmen Lu but soon became so popular that it had to relocate to larger premises on Nan Hu Lu where it opened as Bossa Nova Cafe. A second Bossa has since opened in Honggutan (Bossa Nova Garden) but Bossa Nova Cafe is still going strong. Although it's not huge, Bossa Cafe can comfortably hold 30 to 40 guests. Good for shots and bottled beers, it's a great place to begin the evening.
Address: 5 NanHu Lu
Move on to Old Pub
Old Pub is actually new, it's just been a year or so since it opened. But it feels like it has been there forever and in a way it has. Old Pub is housed in an old villa dating back to the early Twentieth century. It has now been converted in to a bar with an old farmhouse feel. Full of nooks and crannies, exposed wooden beams and winding staircases, Old Pub is unique among Nanchang's bars.
Address: 69 FeiHong Lu, Honggutan New District