If you’re only planning to travel to Yangshuo for a short time there are a few essential lifestyle hacks that will make your time here oh so much easier! So here’s our 5 Expat hacks to Yangshuo.
Where can I get GOOD western food
Yangshuo has a lot of westerners, and a lot of pseudo western food, but quality wise it is spread altogether a little thin. The best western restaurant in town is by far The Brew (formerly alley bar) located on the new restaurant street in town. Great burgers pizzas and pastas make this an expat favourite.
Where can I get draft beer in town?
Despite the heavy western influence draft beer in Yangshuo is still somewhat a novelty. Some of the Rosewoods restaurants will sell you draft from extortionate amounts, and the brew sometimes has its own holebrew, but the only place to consistently have good draft beer is The DMZ Bar on Gui Hua Road. They also show live football, which solves that problem.
Where can I get a good curry?
There’s actually two curry houses in Yangshuo, but the only ones expats give any time to is Ganga Impressions, which aside from its great menu and ultra friendly staff will also cool you your favourite dishes even if they are not on the menu. Conveniently located opposite The Brew!
Is there a pub quiz?
Yes there is! And it’s held every Thursday night at The Lounge Bar (which also does great food). Aside from being a damned good quiz it’s also a great place to hang out with local expats.
Where can I party at night?
Different nights can yield different results on where is best to party in Yangshuo, with bars such as The DMZ and Rusty Bolt sometimes being the places, but for fun, comfort and late night silliness you can pretty much rely on Bad Panda bar, which is just off of West Street.
Of course there are many other hacks to having a great time in Yangshuo, but if good, drinks and having a good time are important to you, we feel these 5 tips to Yangers are a great place to start.