Date Ideas In Chengdu

Date night nerves are definitely something everyone experiences whether you’re a seasoned TanTan-er or a die heart romantic. Here are some of our favourite restaurants, bars and activities to ensure sparks fly.

Romantic Restaurants

Dinner With a View
Sabaidee Thai Restauraunt

This Thai Style Restaurant offers beautiful views of the city and island style decor. Perfect for summer evenings but make sure you reserve a table on the terrace with a view. It’s hidden away in an apartment block and doesn’t break the bank, so it has a quirky appeal.

Sabaidee Thai Restauraunt - Chengdu Expat

160RMB/ person

Address: LinYin Street No. 5, Wuhou District


White Table Cloths and Silverware
Morgan’s Steakhouse

A good steak is one of the finer things in life and Morgan’s has some of the best steak in town. There’s a huge variety of cuts, including dry aged steaks, as well as excellent traditional dishes. This coupled with a classy dining set up makes for a memorable dating experience.

Morgan's Steakhouse - Chengdu Expat

RMB 240/person
Address: Shop 5, No.9 Tongzilin South Road
武侯区, 桐梓林南路9号附5号

Fantastic Food in a Rustic Atmosphere
Gli Azzurri

If the two of you are serious foodies, head to Gli Azzuri. The food is some of the best in Chengdu. With carefully-selected ingredients from Italy plus authentic cooking techniques, the restaurant’s reputation precedes itself.

RMB 200/person

Address: Renmin Road Section 4, No. 48-32, Master Building Walking Street 1F


Closest Metro: Line 1, Tongzilin Exit B

Phone: 13350896477

Pocket-sized Bistro
Dawn Bistro

The compact menu of this pocket-sized bistro on the other side of the river to Wangping Street has Tex-mex classics like nachos, quesadillas, burgers, and steaks. They have a really extensive range of (canned) craft beers, and juices. The place is crying out for a cocktail list – it would be the perfect place to enjoy an Old Fashioned, or Whiskey Sour after work.

Opening time: Daily, 15:00-22:00
Price: Ranges from RMB 68-120

Address: No. 29 Dong’an South Road, Jinjiang District 锦江区东安南路29号

Wine & Cocktail Bars

Cocktails and People Watching

If you’re looking for relaxed drinks then JING Bar is a great choice. It has an extensive menu of classc cocktails as well as other delicious imported drinks. Its vibrant decor makes for a relaxed and informal setting. With both an indoor and outdoor lounge setting, you can choose to either get cosy inside or snuggle up together by the outdoor heaters.

JING Bar - Chengdu Expat

RMB 160/person
Address: The Temple House, 81 Bitieshi Street, Jinjiang District
Opening time: 4pm – 1am

Romantic Views and Great Cocktails
FLAIR Restaurant & Bar

Ritz-Carlton’s rooftop bar is definitely a location that will impress. Its incredible city views and grand decor make for a romantic backdrop. The bar has an extensive list of wines, malt whisky as well as an indulgent selection of tapas and other snacks.

FLAIR Restaurant & Bar - Chengdu Expat

RMB 160/person
Address: 27/F, The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu, 269 Shuncheng Ave.


Cheese and Wine
Alimentari Grande

RMB 100/person

Address: 1-1, Building 1, DongShunCheng South Street No. 53, Jinjiang District

Drinks on an Icon
The Bridge

Take your date to one of Chengdu’s biggest landmarks. The Bridge is a contemporary whiskey bar and restaurant overlooking the river on the iconic Anshun Bridge. Treat yourselves to a view that graces many a Chinese postcard alongside some great cocktails, wines and whiskeys.

The Bridge - Chengdu Expat

RMB 90 for a cocktail
Address: No,66 Bingjiang East Rd. Jingjiang District.

Fun Activities

Outdoor Picnic

If you like DYI, get your picnic basket together, and pre-visit one of Chengdu’s park for a nice outdoor picnic. We’d recommend to find a quite spots in Guixi Ecological Park down south (they even got a small island) or Qinglong park in the east.


The Chengdu Comedy Club exists for about 15 years, and holds frequent English gigs (both free open mics as paid showcases) in town. They usually perform on Friday evenings, scan the QR code below to get all information.

Wavespeed Rowing Center 浪速赛艇俱乐部

This place is a bit hard to find, though great for canoing, kayaking, rowing and wakeboarding. One hour kayak for two cost around 160RMB.

Location: (near Jincheng Lake), 1333 Jincheng Avenue, Wuhou District


Opening: 09:30-19:00

Tel.: 15002898782

Casual Open Mic Night
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is a creative local bar, which regulary attracts many talented performers for the open mic night on Thursdays. This transforms the cosy bar into a busy, noisy, high energy place. If you want somewhere with a live sound track for your date and plenty to talk about – or even want to show off and perform, then this is the place for you.

Machu Picchu - Chengdu Expat

RMB 50/person
Address: 1-5, North Yulin St.


Get Your Hearts Racing
Go Karting

If taking things slow isn’t your style, Blue Speed Go Karting is right up your street. Have some friendly competition with your date and get your pulses racing. Perfect to either break the ice on a first date or to give a nice change of pace in an existing relationship.


Address: Qingyang District, Qingyang Dadao No. 99. Youpin Square (West Chengdu) Building 2 Unit 3

青羊区青羊大道99号 ,优品道广场2懂3楼 (白衣商街177)

Closest Metro Station: Line 4, Wenhuagong Palace. Line 7, Dongbo Road

Opening Time: Daily, 3:30pm -2am

Tel.: 028-88610498

Average Price: 100RMB per person


Escape the City
Flower Town

Escape the city centre together and head to luscious flower town. The series of villages are famous for selling, you guessed it, flowers but now the area has become a perfect weekend getaway. There are plenty of places to have all-you can-eat barbecue by the river. Grab yourself a shared bike and explore this peaceful area, just a short Didi ride from the city centre.

Flower Town - Chengdu Expat

Address: Jinjiang District, Sanshengxiang


Adventurous Getaway

Andaman Eco-Tourism Village

Do you love the outdoors and have and a bit of an adventurous side? Andaman Village in Dujiangyan got you covered! Zip lining, rope course, free fall, rock climbing, canoeing, kids activities, hiking and MORE. If you plan to stay overnight, they have different options ranging from camping to luxurious tree houses.

You can reach Dujiangyan by high-speed train from Chengdu (north) Railway Station or Xi Pu Station (成都火车站/ 成都犀浦 – 都江堰站). It takes 30 minutes and they run frequently. A Didi from Chengdu will take around 1.5 hours.

Andaman Eco-Tourism Village


Address: Dianyexiang Valley No. 3, Xiang’e County, Dujiangyan



Local Art Appreciation
Nu Space

Nu Space is a creative work space in an old part of town, Qingyang. Providing a multi purpose space for art shows, music concerts and video exhibitions, it’s the perfect place to check out some local art together. If you don’t want to go to an event or there simply isn’t one on, the space always has interesting pieces up to admire. The area itself is al so worth exploring with a lot of cool things hidden away as well as the famous Wide and Narrow Alleys nearby.

Nu Space - Chengdu Expat

RMB 80-150 for events
Address: Kuixing Street, Qingyang District, No. 55 Street


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