• Best yangshuo restaurants recommended by Yangshuo Mountain Retreat




The Brew (formerly Alley Bar), moved to Yangshuo Mountain Retreat in 2019. The Brew is one of the longest living Yangshuo restaurants under the guidance of Andy - a long-time Yangshuo chef from Austria. Andy is himself a great cook and makes excellent breads, pasta, steaks, burgers and salads with homemade sauces. He also makes outstanding home brewed beer, so be sure to ask him about it. The Brew offers excellent homemade beer (check with Andy on the monthly offering), Guizhou brewed TripSmith, US Goose Island, Beer Lao, local bottles German weizen and some of the best western food in Yangshuo.

Address: Yulong River Road, 1.5km from the turn-in at Gongnong Bridge off the G321 Hwy.
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Originally run by Wuhan native Wu Wei and his fiance Emma from the UK, DEMO is a very local style bar. Featuring Tripsmith craft beer from neighboring Guizhou Province, DEMO serves world-class IPAs, amber ales, pilsners, porters and stouts. There is occasional live music and best of all in good weather you can sit out on the terrace overlooking the Li River and mountains. Great pizza and homemade snacks too!

Address: Long Tou Shan wharf, under the covered walking marking street Yangshuo


is a great late night place, popular with foreign residents and people in the know. There's a foosball table, great music and a chill vibe. A place where people tend to shop up after 9:00pm or later, usually after a few drinks elsewhere.

Address:Lianfeng Alley (halfway down West Street on the South side)

Yangshuo bars - Yangshuo Mountain Retreat recommends the best bars in Yangshuo China

A tastefully decorated hideaway with good cocktails

Off the noisy mainroad in a quiet alley with 2 tables outside to chill out Marina's Bar offers a great selection of beers, decent whiskies and excellent cocktails. Marina, the owner, has a formidable taste for design and it shows. Some of the paintings are hers as well. And try to beat her in a game of foosball!

Address: Yangshuo Ubud Shopping Centre a bit outside of town close to Shima Intersection

Yangshuo bars - Yangshuo Mountain Retreat recommends the best bars in Yangshuo China

Looking for cheap bombers of Tsingtao Beer? Enjoy hanging with friendly climbing folk? A high-stakes game of fussball? Rusty Bolt is the Yangshuo Bar for you! Located on Guihua Lu not far from the little bridge, the Rusty Bolt is a favorite among Yangshuo bars for climbers, local residents and climbers. They tend to open after 7pm, but there's plenty of restaurants neaby if you want to have dinner first before heading over. Monkey Jane's Rooftop Bar

Address: Top of Guihua Lu, just diagonal from the McDonalds


Located in the heart of Yangshuo, the Cave Bar Yangshuo has a decent pool table, two foosball tables, bumper pool table and many table top games. There is a gym in the back. It's a little hard to find but fun once you're inside: Go through the courtyard of the former Xi Jie Foreign language school and pass through the new restaurant. Head all the way to the back and turn left down the stairs to the lower level.

Address: #7 Guihua Lu, next to the English school