Paname and Jellyfish get grouped together because they are next-door neighbors and they share the outdoor drinking area with each other. The outdoor space really is limited, and on sweet summer weekends the balcony shared by these two establishments is usually overflowing to the point where you question its structural integrity. Paname is the established local favourite among the Francophone community, and Jellyfish is the new up-and-comer with a bartender who knows how to make a proper Long Island Iced Tea.
Jellyfish is unique not only in Chengdu but in every Chinese city I've so far experienced. There's a dance floor downstairs and a lounge area with a pool table and balcony overlooking the dance floor upstairs. It's certainly not the biggest bar in the city but the parties are packed with people from all over the city, country, and the world. Some nights there are dance battles between local dance students, some nights there are pool tournaments upstairs, and sometimes it's just pure madness with nearly 200 people having the time of their lives. Over the first week I was in Chengdu I spent 5 nights partying in Jellyfish and each night was unique and full of memories. I highly recommend stopping by on a Friday or Saturday for maximum insanity.
Really great christmas party at the Jellyfish in 2010. Highly recommended.