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Updated by Adventure Travel Travel on Aug 24, 2016
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5 Best Music Bars in Chengdu – For an Eventful Night with the Best Music in Town

Life in Chengdu is incomplete without a visit to one of its popular music bars where you get to relax while partying together with your favourite beverages to keep your spirits high.


Space Club

This is one of the dynamic venues and the only place that hosts the top 100 of the world's best DJ concerts in South Western China. At Space Club, two of the world's top DJ musicians are invited each month to provide first class musical entertainment with the best of pop, rock, hip hops, retro, jazz and rhythm & blues to the local fans. Space Club is located at 4F Shopping Mall 339 Fun, Chengdhua District.


Little Bar

Little Bar is relatively a small bar that was founded in 1997 that boasts an art salon, a cultural company and the headquarters of local rock bands. There are regular live gigs performed here unlike many other musical bars that have only DJs playing music tracks. Little Bar provides a vibrant atmosphere and is a great place for good drinks that makes it one of Chengdu's most sought after venues. It also has four other branches in Chengdu. Many popular rock bands of Chengdu and other cities, besides foreign artists who tour the city, playing genres such as punk, metal, folk, electronic, pop and experimental music, end up making regular guest appearances at Little Bar.


Machu Picchu Bar

This is one of the popular haunts for the expatriates who stay in Chengdu accommodation options in the city looking for a live concert venue. Those visiting can consider staying at Citadines South Chengdu and heading out to such nightlife hotspots in the city. The humongous "new" bar is more than three times the size of the previous smaller Machu Picchu Bar. It is a well tucked away cocooned bar situated in a small alley in Southern Chengdu. The new Machu Picchu is known to serve good old beers and has an attractive foosball table. The regular music played here include live folk and world music along with some unplugged pop and rock sessions to keep you breathless on the floor dancing the night away.


Jah Bar

Jah Bar is one of the most popular hangouts among the locals, expatriates besides many visiting travellers to the town. Quite lively with its music and the atmosphere it exuberates, Jah Bar has on weekends, live bands performing to entertain the working crowd who are here for a well deserving party-time. The open-mic sessions held here provide anybody who wants to have a go showcasing their singing talents a splendid opportunity to entertain the crowds. Drinks are quite cheap here and that is another reason why it has packed crowds especially on weekends. The bar is set on a Tibetan theme with beautiful artwork and deco styling and is located besides a picturesque riverside location.


Elephant Bar

Elephant Bar is tucked in a cosy corner on Fangqin Street that offers Chinese folk rock gigs periodically as well as films that are not yet released in cinemas. In addition it has performance art events of emerging artists along with video art that sets the bar apart from the rest in Chengdu. It provides a fantastic opportunity to meet with musicians and artists of Chengdu besides film directors, journalists and poets. Elephant Bar comes with a relaxing atmosphere boasting over 50 types of cocktails together with a wide range of music genres to offer.