Suzhou has a host of pubs and bars. Bars in the area surrounding the University include Hakuna Matata and Rainbow, and staff and students often unwind in the seated area outside imported food supermarket Victor in the spring and summer months. Also, Coconut Bar at the nearby Genway Mansion on Dushu Lake is a great option for an authentic western-style bar experience.
In Suzhou Industrial Park, Li Gong Di '1912' area has several bars including Ollie’s, Jenny’s and Goodfellas, which all feature daily happy hour deals and live music. The Blue Marlin nearby is also very popular. Shiquan Jie Bar Street in downtown is another popular spot and includes The Bookworm, Drunken Clam, and Jane’s bar.
For those wanting an authentic Chinese club experience, Inpub, Phebe and Pandora, located in the old Suzhou area are a good choice. In Suzhou Industrial Park, Li Gong Di becomes especially lively at the weekends thanks to nightclubs such as Pravda, which attracts a large number of international and Chinese party-goers.