Somewhere in its five year history Laofuzi (Old Master) became The Box, or was it the other way round? Anyway, as a compromise this small, quirky bar anonymously situated in the middle of Wenhua Xiang keeps both names in Chinese and English respectively. Currently under Italian ownership, The Box has a wide variety of imported wines and beers and serves the best pizza in Kunming if you like yours with an Italian-style thin crust. Special offers throughout the week ensure a steady crowd and an impressive indie-rock-electro music collection, donated from a series of owners over the bar's history, often escalate a quiet evening drink into a full blown party. The only bar on the top five list, The Box makes the cut for its spontaneity, eclectic clientele, friendly atmosphere and its position as premier staging post for the night ahead on Fridays and Saturdays.
Tuesday, all imported beers 10% off, 20:00-22:00
Wednesday, all bottles 15% off, all glasses 10% off, 20:00-22:00
Thursday, aperitivo - Italian-style buffet, 19:00-21:00, free with purchase of one drink