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Jiuyan Qiao, 12-13 Taiping Nan Jie, Block 6, Chengdu

Phone: (028) 15208262995or85294142

RUNNER UP - "Best New Venue" - CHENGDOO citylife Magazine Annual Readers' Poll 2010

British bar and restaurant between 1855 and Babi II with wide range of world beers.

  • Roman-tic
    April 26, 2014
    Congratulations on the opening of the new place. Looks better and feels good!
  • Joeyjoe
    April 25, 2014
    Really liked the new decor in the Underground. Feels fresh, inviting, modern and cool. And it maintained everything I liked about it before.
  • Wisedragon
    April 17, 2014
    Hi..... Good luck and enjoy. R&L
  • gaz36f
    April 15, 2014
    Hi everyone,

    The Underground Bar is reopen this week after a major, month long, renovation.

    To mark this occasion, all beer will be 1/3 off the usual price.

    Also, our very popular Quiz Night returns this Wednesday at the usual time of 8.30pm and, as always. anybody is welcome to join.

    We're open every day from 7pm.

    Very best wishes,

    Gary and Bernard
  • Marky
    October 6, 2013
    Great little bar tucked away in Jiuyan Qiao. Cheap drinks, friendly staff and lots of daily offers.

    Make sure you get involved in Wednesday's quiz night, its good fun and lots of free drink is given out as prizes.
  • Furrr239
    June 5, 2012
    Nice vibes. Nice people
  • chengduJeff
    September 2, 2011
    I'm shocked at how poor the ratings this place has. The underground is great, its a small expat bar with reasonable prices, good food, and great people. highly recommend!
  • Hammy
    June 1, 2011
    Not that busy but nice grub. Good people. Nuff said.
  • mr.willaby
    May 4, 2011
    Firstly, I must mention that I have only visited this place once for a early dinner around 5 o'clock- on the day of the Royal Wedding- which the venue was showing, but apparently not live for some reason?

    As you might expect for that time of day it was a bit quiet, but this was the royal wedding so a little disappointing. So when it came to it, I ditched the place for somewhere with a bit more of an atmosphere, and that was showing the wedding live.

    The decor is quite interesting, a mixture of traditional 'oaky' English pub and colourful modern bar with all the retro 70s London trimmings. Think, black cabs, Big Ben, red buses and telephone boxes.

    I ordered one of the burgers after reading all the recommendations on this page. It was decent enough, but I wouldn't go as far as the other comments. I liked the ciabatta bread but the actual burger wasn't any better than others I have had in Chengdu. In my experience though, the chunky chips were undercooked so didn't rate them at all.

    The service was good, quick and friendly enough and the place looks clean. A good range of beer, but a bit pricey.

    Bit disappointing on first visit, will have to go again to get a feel for the place in the evening.
  • Nick123
    February 15, 2011
    My favourite bar in Chengdu. The owners are really nice, and as well most of the staff. The food (especially the fish n chips) is great. The prices are not bad at all. Highly recommendeded!
  • SecretSquirrel
    November 20, 2010
    If you like good honest fayre at a fair price, especially traditional homemade pies (Chicken & Mushroom / Shepherds Pies) with chunky chips, and a beer, at either lunchtime or in the evening this is well worth a taxi ride.
    However, if The Underground Bar becomes too popular, and runs out of pies, I reserve the right to recant.
  • mjwiseman
    October 29, 2010
    I was there Tuesday night 26th Oct and had a great time. The owner, Gary, is a thoroughly decent bloke. Prices are very fair. I can't remember too much about leaving the place, which can only be a good thing!!
    I will be back...
  • clayuk
    October 29, 2010
    I tried again last night. What a waste of time.

    Please Please Please don't bother going to this bar.
  • AShannonM
    October 29, 2010
    I have been to the Underground several times and really like it. It is a nice, quiet bar with excellent burgers and good foreign beer selection. Their menu is much more reasonably priced then similar places that I have been in Shanghai. Also, the staff is very friendly and helpful.
  • gavinski
    September 26, 2010
    Ate there yesterday. The burger was great (MUCH MUCH better than in most of the expat bars) and the British style thick chips went down well. Very good attentive service, and Gary the owner is indeed a very affable guy. The bar is not totally my cup of tea in terms of decor but plays great retro British music and I will definitely go here to eat regularly. Chengdu needs more places like this with good, fresh-tasting western food.
  • Mimi_Roselle
    September 15, 2010
    Just another bar, nothing special. I probably won't go back.
  • woody
    September 15, 2010
    Best Fish 'n' Chips in Chengdu! Had 'em for lunch today, went down a treat.

    I'll be going back soon to try out something else on the menu...
  • fun 69
    August 28, 2010

    This Is a great bar with great service and a very warm and friendly atmosphere... The owners Gary and Bernard are warm,welcoming and genuin people who fully understand about service and customer needs.

    I have been to many different bars in my time so far in Chengdu and this is by far the best.A great mix of people from all walks of life where one can relax unwind and meet some really fun characters.

    The beer is ice cold and the cheep prices for both local and imported beers is a great overall package with a very wide selection.

    I see from another review that they will be serving pub food soon I hope it will be some of the British classics which I have come to miss from my time I spent there. I am really looking forward to it....... Keep up the good work....
  • Pete80
    August 27, 2010
    Just an update on my last review. I've been back about 6 times since I last wrote and I can only say it just gets better and better. The crowd in the underground is well mixed and very friendly. I never cease to have a great time. Not sure what the last reviewer meant but perhaps s/he doesn't like the, pluralistic, easy-going and welcoming-to-all values that this great little bar embodies. By the way, I have just heard they are going to start serving pub grub - it just gets better and better!
  • Newbie
    August 25, 2010
    I love this bar. Its the only place i can go in chengdu to watch football and be comfortable about commenting about mens thighs. I want to shout it from the rooftops - UNDERGROUND IS NUMBER 1!

  • PeteUtopia
    June 15, 2010
    Although I have lived in Chengdu for almost a year, I had never heard of this bar. My girlfriend found out about it on a Chinese website. I thought I would give it a whirl and went there the first night of the world cup. I just don’t understand why this bar is not more well-known. It is a great place. When I went it was pretty busy and I got a seat upstairs with a great view of both the LCD TV and the big screen. Actually I only intended going in for the first game, but ended up staying till 5am. It is a genuinely mixed bar and I agree with one of the other reviewers (there is no sleaze and a real warmth). The atmosphere was very friendly and I could not have asked for more for the football in terms of comfort and good, inexpensive (and very cold) beer. Later that night I spoke to one of the owners, Gary. He is a sound bloke. I asked him why his bar is not more well-known in the city. He told me it has only been open 6 months and they are still getting to grips with the marketing but the bar is building-up very well. I hope so as this, for me, is a treasure in Chengdu and I for one will be making it my regular haunt from now on.
  • Tonobo
    March 25, 2010
    A fantastic bar with a really warm and friendly atmosphere. They seem to attract a really interesting mix of people... Def worth checking out.
  • MarkP
    March 17, 2010
    Nice little cozy British place set between the alley of BABI II and 1855 . This place doesnt have the sleaze oozing out like regular places. The owners Bern & Gary were very nice people to talk to. Will be returning soon for my weekend drink.
  • ChrisL
    March 16, 2010
    I went to the Underground Bar last night and I completely agree with the previous review. This is a great British bar and the owners are incredibly friendly. I am on holiday in Chengdu. This is my last week but I will be certainly returning to this bar before my departure. In fact, I am going again on Wednesday for St Patrick's night - the bonus being they are giving away a free Irish stew. I will wash it down with some cheap Guinness they also have on offer. A brilliant bar - the best, in my opinion, I have found in Chengdu.
  • flakelin
    February 22, 2010
    I found this to be a very nice little bar. They have a relatively decent (for a Chengdu bar) beer menu, which I found to be particularly nice because of the discount you get if you buy a whole six pack. Also the owner of the bar is incredibly nice and greeted me nearly as soon as I sat down and had a drink. They had a nice jazz band playing to set the atmosphere and on the night I went were hosting a fundraiser for earthquake victims. Nice little bar hidden between some clubs.
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