Foshan offers a great variety of nightlife to
suit all tastes and both young and old alike.
We begin with Shows, but check out the nightclubs
and bars below - as they offer great diversity
and some fantastic evening's entertainment!
Playing right is a short clip from one of our
007 Unlimited Club
One of Foshan's top clubs
The Musical Fountain Night club is well-known in China
and southeast Asia for its computer - controlled colourful
musical fountain, the first one in China and the biggest
one in southeast Asia. In 1993 , the group invested
seven million five hundred thousand yuan RMB to redecorate
the night club, which is now one of the most luxurious
art palaces in Foshan. It integrates European romanticism
with modern science, as well as traditional fine arts
with popular arts. It entertains Chinese and foreign
tourists with dancing hall, disco and karaoke rooms.
During the eight years since it was opened , the night
club has entertained more than 1,500,000 tourists. A
saying goes among the tourists's :"One cannot say
he's been to Foshan if he fails to visit the Musical
The Musical Fountain has a large theatre where artists
perform variety shows, acrobatics displays, and have
occasional themed seasons. It all makes for an entertaining
night out, and something different from the usual nightclubs
Address: Feng Jiang Zhong Lu or 佛山市汾江中路佛山乐园内
Foshan has far too many nightclubs to list them all,
and most are for drinking only - meaning there is no
dance floor. In general, nightclubs begin around 9pm
and close after 2 am. Lets start with a famous one that
does have a dance floor:
This is a large complex located on Huayuan East
Road, or rather about 600 yards up the sideroad
from KFC at Dong Jian Century Plaza. The large
dance floor is located up an escalator on the
second floor, whilst other floors are dedicated
to KTV. This is one of the few places where you
can dance properly to reasonably current music.
3/F, Foshan Dasha, 13 Huayuan Rd. East, Chancheng,
Phone: (0757) 83208068
Channel 6 Live Music
This is a must for anyone into live music, and
the only place where modern and rock music are
played by a life band every night of the week.
They also have a dance floor, and you are encouraged
to leave your seat by singers, who sometimes go
around visiting every table in the club. They
also have an American Pool table to one side,
and a typical American style bar you can sit at.
We have been regular visitors for many years,
and know the Greek owner well - he sometimes plays
drums. Originally this was a jazz club, and jazz
influences in decor and some music are still evident.
A few years ago they were host to a tremendous
band of Filipino's, but sadly the Beijing Olympics
badly impacted their visa. Since then a couple
of Chinese guys (Bass and Lead) have been doing
an admirable job and have now a pretty solid band
that is quickly growing in skill and diversity.
Evenings also feature male and female vocalist,
which makes a change from the band core members
voices (Not bad all the same). The Chinese girl
singer is very good, very pretty, and very welcoming.
They play a lot of 'soft rock' intermixed with
Chinese rock and their own compositions + they
also perform requests from the audience, and even
get you up on stage sometimes! This really is
a friendly place.
The club is located on the junction of Wen Hua
Bei Lu and Zhaoxiang Road, quite near the Jin
Hooley's Irish Bar
Located on Ji Hua 6 Road, near Foshan radio and TV tower, (22 Creative Park - just across from K-Party). Hooley's offers everything a westerner would expect:
Full range of imported beers, beer on draught, Guinness of course. The
food menu is extensive and appealing, offering something for everybody, including vegetarians. They have a large function room and cater for parties.
As well as offering a wide selection of great beers and food, Hooleys also have live music, party, and theme nights; Halloween and Christmas specials to name just a couple.
Hooleys also have bars in Guangzhou and Zhong Shan. Please visit their website for more information.
Address: Hooley's Irish Pub and Restaurant,
102, Unit 22, Creative Park, Ji Hua Si Road, Changcheng District,Foshan.
Lan Kwai Fong
This was the first nightclub in Foshan, and built its
reputation when in its old venue of Bar Street along
Ji Hua Park. It was forced to move in 2007, and is now
quite a way out of the city centre in a modern purpose-built
building. However, it is very well serviced by taxis
and definitely a place to visit. It has a dance floor,
private enclosures, and associated KTV. Probably rates
along with Rave Party as being the best of Western style
disco's in town.
Lingnan Da Dao, Chancheng District, FOSHAN
Phone: (0757) 83206885
This means giant horse, and you will see a couple of
them with riders standing outside the entrance on Ji
Hua 5 Road just next to Dong Jian Century Plaza. The
outside actually says 'Club Heaven' in English, but
it is very well established and always known as 'Tien
Ma'. The nightclub stretches across several floors and
also hosts the inevitable KTV. However, this is a nice
intimate club with a small dance floor and pretty good
music. We've had a lot of fun in this place over the
years, and definitely one you should visit. The exact
location is on Ji Hua 5 Road, and if you are looking
straight down Pulan Road, then this nightclub is directly
This club also features a decent dance floor, open enclosures
offering a little privacy, and has KTV on the floor
above. Whilst not in vogue we have always had a very
good time here.
It is located quite near Rave Party - simply head past
this to the set of traffic lights and turn right. The
club is set alone on Yingyin Road, and is the only thing
of note on the left hand side of the road. Well worth
This nightclub is very popular with young people in
Foshan, and is mainly designed for drinking to loud
music and watching female dancers perform. It has a
very good reputation.
North of Jihua 7th Road, Chancheng District,FOSHAN
Phone: (0757) 83378999 007 Unlimited Club
This is another very popular club quite near Infinity,
but nearer Dong Jian on Ji Hua 6 Road. It doesn't have
a dance floor, but does have a second floor showcase
where pretty dancers shake their stuff. Boys find this
very interesting! My dear friends Eason and Bill designed
the club interior, so perhaps we are not totally impartial
when recommending this club.
This club is similar to a British pub, and has
actually been around for years, despite the name
change. It features darts and table football,
and sometimes hosts impromptu guitar nights. The
club is popular with foreigners and Chinese alike,
and a great place for social
1F.of NO.132, Middle of fen jiang road, Foshan
(near by ICBC Bank)
There are many other nightclubs in Foshan, some of which
come and go with great frequency. Others stick around
or are re branded and renovated as the years pass.
Most of these are new, trendy, and sell expensive German
bottled beers that nobody knows how to serve correctly.
When serving, you should keep the last inch of beer
in the bottle and shake this vigorously to capture the
yeast sediment left at the bottom of the bottle - before
adding to your glass. Watch and see how they pour it.
If the Beijing nightlife exceeds in range, the Foshan
clubs offer quality. When starting off the night at
every local's favourite hangout, DJ Cafe called DJ's
among the locals, offers happy hour from 8-10 PM to
treat its loyal clientele. I will exclude all the bars
associated as part of the international hotels, and
concentrate on the others.
This is an extremely popular bar located near
Dong Jian Plaza. From KFC, walk up towards the
Bank of China, and turn right. It is 100 yards
along Huayuan Street on your right. Photo's taken
during World Cup 2010. Below is a customer review:
"It's the perfect way of combining useful
learning and socializing with friends," says
Jon Muncher when giving me an exclusive insight
on why DJ's has obtained such a success. "The
unique mixture of Chinese and foreigners, old
residents and newcomers, gives everyone the perfect
opportunity to make new connections as well as
improvements in your language skills." With
dark wallpaper and burning candles DJ's makes
up a cave filled with warmth, where the great
flow of spirits seems to be everlasting.
The caveman himself, bar owner Ricky, has another
approach to why the language learning within these
walls is the ideal one. "I don't think there's
anything that will improve a guy's mandarin skills
better than a cold beer and a pretty Chinese girl."
DJ Cafe location: Huayuan Street, near Dong Jian
Century Plaza, Foshan
Jianzhan Building, 7 Huayuan Street, Huayuan Xi
Road, Chancheng, FOSHAN
Phone: (+86 757) 83998998
Jack and the Magic Pea
This is a small chain and has several outlets in Foshan,
and whilst quality and service remain excellent in all,
each has its own style and individuality. This is the
only place we list separately under both eats and drinks.
The name? Well, the Chinese word for 'pea' and a 'bean'
the same - work it out for yourself. However, these
places really are worth a visit and are different from
the usual drinking establishments. Lets take a look
at one of the more central branches:
The best one is near the Foshan Hotel on Feng Jiang
Zhong Lu. Standing outside the Foshan hotel, which is
on your left side - walk forwards and turn left. Follow
this road a few hundred yards until the next major road
junction and turn right. The establishment is located
a few hundred yards along on your right. What I like
about this place is that whilst their are numerous tables
with large screen TV's all around the walls - there
is no noise from the sets. This is because (For a nominal
fee), you hire headsets that are tuned into the channel
you want to watch. These are full enclosure headphones,
meaning you can have them as loud as you like, and your
neighbour won't be disturbed by any noise. Patronage
allowing, you will also get a remote control to switch
Jack and the Magic Pea is trendy, up-market, and not
prohibitively expensive for Foreigners. All outlets
have a similar relaxed feel to them + wifi-internet
as standard, and English speaking staff who are very
professional and competent. Definitely worth visiting.
There is a smaller one near Dong Jian, and straight
up the road on the other side from KFC, meaning the
one that passes Martino's and follows the canal. It
is 3 minutes walk.
Just city-side, opposite Foshan Amusement Park and Musical
Fountain, Fen Jiang Middle Road.
Phone: (0757) 83121198
The Joshua Tree
This bar opened in 2008 and is again quite different
from many others in this category. Nicely decorated
with warm and welcoming staff, this has an open-air
rooftop for those who wish to enjoy the night
breeze. Good selection of beverages - coffee,
wine, etc. Decent prices too. Definitely a gem
No. 5 Chengmentou West Road, Chancheng, FOSHAN
Phone: +86 757 8312 5077
Fay's Party (aka: Face Party)
The location is very near to Bai Hua and just up the
Chinese road next to MacDonald's. It is set back from
the main road and near Soff juice bar. If drinking bottles
of imported Whiskey, Brandy, or Captain Morgan's Rum
- plus dancing with 'pretty girls and getting totally
hammered appeals to you; then you should look no further.
This place is popular with University students.
Foshan has 3 cinema complexes, two in central Foshan,
and one in adjoining Nanhai. They show new films from
all over the world, and I watched Die Hard 4 in English
at the second one listed below:
This is the main Foshan city cinema and has several
screens + a large theatre which is quite circular. This
not only shows films, but also hosts stage shows and
regional finals of competitions. Our pictures left show
the English Speaking competition held here in 2004.
Corner of Fen Jiang Zhong Lu and Tong Ji Road
Big Star Theatre
Quite a reasonable cinema complex, and perhaps the best
venue for movie fans. They show all the latest films,
some in English, and have about 10 screens if I remember
correctly? The foyer is like home-from-home, and features
pop-corn machines plus other snacks, soft drinks, and
Address: No.55 Weiguo Road - although the entrance is
actually at the very end of Pulan Road.
Nanhai Square Theatre
Nanhai Square is really a part of Foshan city, but political
lines drawn on maps mean it is always listed separately.
It is 10 minutes by taxi from the Foshan Hotel. We've
never been here, but expect it to be very reasonable,
and many people we spoke to said it was just as good
as Big Star.
Address: F1 Nanhai Square, Nanhai Avenue, Nanhai District,
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