NileGuide Expert Says:
One of the best places in town for Swing Dance
44 Baochao Hutong,
Hou Hai/Gu Lou/Nan Lou Gu Xiang
3pm - 3am. Closed Mondays.
NileGuide Expert tip:
Arrive late, this isn't an early-bird's party
This recent addition to the hip and jive bars around Gulou provides for awesome live music for flappers and jazz lovers. Enjoy some of the city's best swing tunes performed live and with a decent dance floor, the place draws a small crowd of dancers who really know their stuff.
The bar itself isn't anything special, but if you head there on a weekend you'll be impressed by the amount of underground musical passion fills the place from midnight on. The place is a bit hard to find, and Baochao hutong has exploded of late with new up-scale and dive bars that will never rival the Nanluoguxiang fare, or compete with the crowds at Sanlitun, but it does offer a decent place for a jive two step.