The Bookworm Suzhou [老书虫]

  • Address:77 Gunxiufang, Shiquan Street, Canglang District, Suzhou
  • Getting there: Take bus No. 261 to Wuqueqiao stop, walk back over the small bridge, passing Shiquan Jie.
  • Contact: 0512 6526 4720  
  • Opening hours: 10:00-01:00
  • Website:
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The Bookworm Suzhou is at once café, bookstore, restaurant, library, bar, comedy club, and live music venue; truly a central cultural hub of the great city of Suzhou, and one of the most classic expat-operated venues in town. Located just off the famous ShiQuanJie street downtown (just by the PingQiaoZhiJie intersection), it plays host to delicious foods, drinks, and activities both local and from around the world. Head down anytime, be it for a proper cup of coffee and a sandwich, a cold beer and some laughs, a bit of sun out on the patio, or to check out one of the many cool weekly events that keep this cultural heart beating. Look for events on Facebook and City Weekend!

Reviews (2)

Sep 26, 2013 22:26

I first went on a night with live music and was hooked ever since! Great food (go for the fried cheesy eggplant or any of the pastas!) great drinks, and a great atmosphere both daytime and night.

Meg Rosoff
Mar 15, 2011 22:11

Diasppointed? It was one of the most magical places I’ve ever been, anywhere.

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